Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Bridal Bargains and Wed by Hand - not your typical wedding show
Even though couples are continuing to get engaged, the size of a typical wedding budget has changed from what it was years ago. Couples are watching more and more where they spend their money. As a Wedding Planner, I love to see a couple's vision of their wedding still be one of elegance and style and have only the best details. That is where the idea of Bridal Bargains came about when I was brainstorming one night how I could support my dear friend Crys and her Team Diabetes. This show was not only to bring together once-loved wedding dresses, to decor and wedding accessories but to showcase local businesses who offered personalized products and services such as Stampin' Up and beaded flowers and accessories.
The idea then blossomed into something that created a buzz that continues even now. I met Krista (Urbanite Jewelry) and instantly knew that we would become great friends. We talked about her idea of a first ever Indie wedding show called Wed By Hand and it intrigued me by it's sheer uniqueness and obvious appeal to a different segment of couples. It was a revolutionary concept that fit in quite nicely with Bridal Bargains....and so the idea of two wedding shows were merged into one with proceeds donated to Team Diabetes.
All the vendors were fantastic and each brought something special to the show including hand made makeup, floral, jewelry, chocolates, and soaps such as:
Crazy 4 Chocolates
Chelsy Anne Jewelry
Just Add Water
First Kiss Films
A highlight of the event were the once-loved dresses not only donated to Team Diabetes directly but those in particular brought to us by Ottawa's ONLY consignment boutique White Haute Bridal.
We also had quite a few photographers at the show who each bring a style and personality of their own and it's apparent in their photos:
Melanie Rebane our official photographer for the event and who's photos highlight the success of the overall day!!
If you are looking for unique, sustainable, hand-made quality products and services offered by people who care about their clients...stay tuned for the next Wed By Hand indie wedding show! This trend is here to stay - CONGRATS Krista!