The Original Wedding Expo took the Twin River Event Center by storm! Over 400 bubbly brides showed up on April 10th to complete their wedding plans and see what our vendors had to offer. Image Band rocked the entrance to welcome the crowd into rows of bridal professionals, excited to help with plans for the big day. The booths looked amazing, and exhibitors did a great job of setting the tone for an exciting show.
The Gown Sale drew quite a bit of attention, with gowns selling for as low as $75 and veils as low as $40! There was lots of bustle as ladies tried on their potential gowns, and an occasional screech of excitement could be heard when a match had been made. Dozens of lucky brides walked away from the Expo with the dress of their dreams. We talked with one mother-of-the-bride that was so excited for her daughter that she had tears in her eyes. We loved watching those happy brides bounce out of the show with their newly bought gown in tote.
As usual, the Men’s Wearhouse & Tux Dance Challenge and Fashion Show were quite impressive. Brides and their hubbies-to-be busted their best moves, and winners walked away with some pretty cool prizes. The fashion show was full of gorgeous gowns for the bride, mom, and bridal party, as well as great looking tuxes and floral bouquets. Festive Events did a fantastic job as MC, and everyone in the crowd was dancing in their seats.
The biggest surprise of the day was for Gina Ruggieri, who received our first ever on-stage proposal from boyfriend (now fiance) Ray Levesque! The couple were already planning their wedding, but Ray decided to propose and present Gina with a ring before our fashion show, live and on-stage! He asked if we could arrange it for him, and we happily accomodated. You can check out the full video here. We wish all the best and congratulations to the happy couple!
Here are a few more pics from the Wedding Expo at Twin River. People are still buzzing about what a fabulous show it was, and we’re excited for the season to start back up for us in September. Thanks to all of our fantastic exhibitors that helped make the show a hit, and of course to all of the beautiful brides-to-be for attending!
All Photos courtesy of Paul S. Robinson Photography