A Review: The Blissful Bride Wedding Event
The Blissful Bride Wedding Event took place on Sunday, April 22,2018 at the Soiree Event Center in Hoover, Alabama. The bridal show was jointly produced by Mike Jay of Access 205 and Tamika Logan Reynolds.
The event is geared toward engaged couples, especially brides-to-be, who are seeking caters, dresses, event planners, décor, and photography for their wedding day. Blissful Bride, now in its fourth year, was not only aesthetically pleasing, but offered brides-to-be invaluable knowledge and a unique opportunity to join forces with some of the most skilled local wedding professionals.
The show has taken place at various locations over the years, but this year the Soiree Event Center took the metaphorical wedding cake.
Not only did the Soiree provide a beautiful backdrop to a stunning affair, it could dually be rented by brides for their own reception. The building possesses a subtle grace and eloquence. With pale gray walls, several sumptuous chandeliers, and a large bar area, Soiree holds a hushed romance about itself that will sweep attendees from their feet.
The pricing is very reasonable and with a location in the heart of Hoover, yet simultaneously not planted in a densely populated area; brides were not only impressed but assembling in line at Soiree’s sponsored booth to learn how to acquire the event center for personal use.
There were about thirty vendors at The Blissful Bride Wedding Event. Which was the prefect amount present to give brides a choice without being utterly overwhelming.
Vendors ranged from DJ’s, skincare consultants, jewelry companies, cosmetic merchants, photographers, caterers, and decorators.
There was even a real-estate company present to prepare brides for home ownership with their grooms and Bedroom Kandie, which provided ladies with some sexy products and toys for a sensual honeymoon experience. All vendors where engaged and happy to answer brides’ questions and even pose for photos.
The Blissful Bride Wedding Event was divided into two parts. The first proportion was dedicated to the vendors and the second was all about the stage.
Guest speaker Colleen Hopwood, owner of Bella Couture, took to the stage to discuss arguably the most important part of the wedding for brides- the dress.
Colleen a very vivacious and stylish woman has owned Bella Couture for ten years and she takes what she does seriously. At one point, she became emotional as she explained how a woman’s wedding is one of the most important days of her life and Colleen expressed how overjoyed she was to be entrusted as part of such a momentous occasion.
Hopwood explained everything from material, alterations, colors, dressing for body type, and fittings. The brides were all ears as she explained things the average woman never considers, such as the pros and cons of lace and your body size at the time of the first and final fitting. She graciously took questions from brides and opened everyone up to new insight.
Next MC Elizabeth Lane- local news reporter for ABC 33/40– took the stage to announce winners of the event’s raffle. Brides won everything from hundreds of dollars off decorating fees, to free skin care, and jewels from Touchstone Crystal.
The Fashion Show
Lastly, the event everyone had been waiting for finally arrived- The bridal fashion show. The show featured beautiful looks from Gabriel’s Bridal & Formal and of course Bella Couture.
There was a dress for every body type and individual taste. Some dresses feature plunging necklines and revealing sexy cutouts, but also present were the more modest and classic approaches- sweetheart necklines and Cinderella ballgowns. Every bride fell a little more in love, as 98.7 Kiss FM’s DJ Chocolate spun love songs on the ones and twos during the fashion show.
The Break Down
All and all, the 2018 Blissful Bride Wedding Event was simply gorgeous and deeply edifying. Every bride seemed to walk away happy and excited for their future wedding day.
Each bride had an opportunity to choose an A1 wedding team and if they did not make a choice, at least they should have walked away a little more prepared for planning their own big day.
I would advise the newly engaged to take the time to attend The Blissful Bride Wedding Event next year and even singles should attend just to have an idea of what the big day will entail when their special time comes.
To see video highlights of this event visit https://youtu.be/KFvNDWhewFQ
Special Thanks to my partners and colleagues at Access 205 for this beautiful experience.
For more information about next year’s Blissful Bride Wedding Event visit www.blissfulbride.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow @Access205 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.