Twin River Wedding Expo – 2017

Attending A Wedding Expo, Wedding Day Preparations, Wedding Expo News, Wedding Gowns

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The Original Wedding Expo in Marlborough

Wedding Expo News

The Original Wedding Expo kicked off the fall season with an amazing expo in Marlborough on September 18th. We worked with great exhibitors that contributed to a successful show, and met with some fabulous brides-to-be. It was great to see so many beautiful ladies finding the gown of their dreams, and at such great prices! Here are some shots from the expo, courtesy of Paul S. Robinson Photography. Enjoy!

(P.S. Don’t forget, we’ll be in Marlborough again on Feb. 19th)


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The Original Wedding Expo @ Twin River Was a Hit!

Wedding Expo News

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.

bridal gown sale



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.


On-Stage Proposal



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!



Newly Engaged Couple

MC Dave Long and Wedding Expo producer Bob Chevalier(right) with the newly engaged Ray Luvesque & Gina Ruggieri

Gown From Fashion Show

One of the gorgeous gowns from the fashion show


the crowd watching the fashion show

the crowd watching the fashion show


gorgeous table design from A Perfect Setting

Gorgeous table design from A Perfect Setting


Bridesmaid dress featured in the fashion show

Bridesmaid dress featured in the fashion show


sparkling bridal jewelry on display

sparkling bridal jewelry on display

All Photos courtesy of Paul S. Robinson Photography

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Plan Your Wedding in One Day

Wedding Expo News

He popped the question, and you said “YES”!  Now that you’re engaged, it’s time to plan the big day. Will your New England wedding be an elaborate affair, or an intimate gathering? Regardless of the size or type of wedding you have in mind, there’s no need to stress over the planning. Your wedding should be one of the most special, memorable days of your life, and not the most stressful. That’s where we come in.

Why should you attend The Original Wedding Expo?

Saving on bridalwear We don’t offer just any old bridal show to engaged couples. The Original Wedding Expo offers you the opportunity to plan your wedding in one day, and save money while you do it. Dozens upon dozens of vendors exhibit at each of our Expos, offering great show specials and fabulous prize giveaways. Not only could you  save yourself lots of loot, but you might also win the exact thing that you’re looking for. Each Wedding Expo offers brides the chance to win things like  honeymoons, wedding cakes, bridal gowns, limo rentals, and plenty more.


What kind of things will you experience at our Wedding Expo?

Food and Beverage SamplingThe answer is, lots! You’ll get to taste fresh samples of food, beverages, and wedding cakes. We’ll have live music for you to listen to, vibrant floral designs to look at, and photography portfolios to browse. We’ve also just announced our huge bridal gown sale on April 10th at our Wedding Expo in Rhode Island! Come see us in Lincoln, Rhode Island at The Twin River Event Center. Our friends at Bridals by Rochelle and Couture Bridal will have over 150 gowns for you try and buy, from designers like Maggie Sottero, Mon Cheri, Moonlight, Mia Solano,  Symphany, and many more. Grab a seat at our fashion show stage, compete in The Men’s Wearhouse & Tux  Couples Dance Challenge, then watch our models show off the latest trends in bridal wear. After the show we’ll announce the winners of our grand prize giveaways, and you could be the lucky winner of an all-inclusive honeymoon!

What other services do we offer to brides?

Bride & Groom MagazineIn addition to producing New England’s longest running bridal show, we’re also the publishers of Bride & Groom Magazine. Bride & Groom is a FREE planning resource, packed with all the info you need to plan your dream wedding. Three issues are published each year, bringing you the latest in bridal trends, local news you can use, and tips to get you through the big day. You can also announce your engagement in our Tying The Knot feature, or show off your big day in Near By Nuptials. Find your free copy at these local locations, or right here online.

Looking for the hottest local wedding vendors? Look no further. We have an extensive listing of the region’s hottest bridal vendors right here on our planning guide. Keep up with the latest in news in the wedding industry by following Bride & Groom and The Original Wedding Expo on Twitter. Want to know what we’re featuring in our upcoming issue of the magazine? Like us on Facebook. Looking forward to our upcoming expo? Like The Original Wedding Expo page.

Don’t forget to check back right here with our blog often. We’re looking forward to bringing you even more news and tips to help you plan the New England Wedding of your dreams!


Photos courtesy of Paul S. Robinson Photography

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