Smiling faces, hand holding, face-stuffing, and gorgeous decorations overwhelmed every person that walked through the entrance of the Blackbride.com Bridal showcase held at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis. The event held black brides and their wedding parties gracefully offering so many different venue, lighting, gown, and even delicious catering services. I walked in as press, but walked out a future bride-to-be with all the excitement from every venue I had the pleasure of meeting.
Some of my favorite booths at the bridal show were owned and managed by enthusiastic individuals eager to assist brides and grooms-to-bee’s with anything they wanted. Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry represented their jewelry splendidly and gave consumers a clear version of their product.
Occasions for All Nations event planning and catering services booth was simply to die for; the German Chocolate cake knocked my mother and me off of our feet and the fresh fruit blend was delectably sweet. Proprietress Andrea Mason’s company offered all the brides and wedding guest a variety of different choices for future event and wedding planning. The display caught eyes and tummies inside the event.
Mr. Alvin Hobbs of Ice Sculptures Unlimited set the ambiance for the event with a gorgeous ice sculpture and photographs of other services offered. The lighting around the ice sculpture accentuated the table stunningly and Mr. Hobbs was professional and ready to assist all his brides and grooms. The ice sculptures adds a certain je ne sais quoi to an event that’s refined and classic making the wedding feel like old glamour and if I were getting married I’d personally have two love birds kissing.
Such bridals stores like Ivory Bridal Atlanta and Sweet Elegance Bridal were displaying dresses for everyday princesses and assisting them with making their dreams come true. It’s not a secret that almost every hopeless romantic woman dreams of that perfect wedding dress in that perfect venue with the most exquisite of everything. Ivory Bridal Atlanta in Sandy Springs had a model wear one of the signature dresses giving brides-to-be a nice look at what the store had to offer. Sweet Elegance Bridal in Decatur pulled all the women in with the beautiful dress fit for a queen and their diamond accessories and diamond encrusted heels. I loved both booths, but if I were to choose my favorite gown it would be the Queen-fit gown with a classic veil.
There were some great people to meet and see at this wonderful event. I had a chance to meet Mrs. Georgia US United Nancy Klausner for the second time at the event and enjoyed her spirit. I met with V103 radio personality, HGTV “Property Virgin” host Egypt Sherrod and absolutely fell in love with her spirit and how regal, refined, and gorgeous she was as well as her charming baby girl. It was a pleasure meeting Jeff Spain and talking with these interesting people about what they do and why they do it. There were also some awesome publications at Blackbride.com 3rd Annual bridal show like Sheen Magazine and Rollingout.com.
The Image Collections absolutely built a masterpiece in the bridal show. The Something Blue Media Lounge set the scene for us with press passes, cameras, I-pads, and recorders. The draping of white and blue chiffon had all of us bloggers, photographers, and magazine contributors relaxing, devouring tasty cheesecake, and completing in-depth interviews. It was a place for journalistic angels so to say and we couldn’t thank anyone, but CEO and event designer of The Image Collections Kimberly Davis and her awesome Image Events Team and right hand woman Latishia Futrell. It’s because of this great company, The Image Collections that the entire event turned from only fabulous to sophisticated and remarkable. Kimberly Davis set out to form a company to “create”, “experience”, and “inspire” and she showed up and showed out at the Blackbride.com Bridal show.
This event had the full package: great vendors, food, people, classes, fashion show, and dream wedding planners. I couldn’t wait to tell you with excitement that the Blackbride.com Bridal Show was a major success and exemplified what black love should and will look like with work and compromising.