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Bridal Show at Fantasia | Sunday March 2nd

Even with the threat of impending doom (yes, another snow storm) our Bridal Spectacular on Sunday at Fantasia in North Haven rocked.

The weather held out and a packed venue of brides enjoyed cake tastings, great food and classy fashion show. Check out some of the bride reviews pictures from the expo. 

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Here’s what the brides had to say about the show:

“Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in to all the vendors and how everyone participated during the give a ways. The food was great and the information was very helpful and great. We are going to meet some of the vendor this week.”

“My first bridal show experience and I had tons of fun and enjoyed the great vendors and all the information.”

“With Sunday obligation we arrived a bit late, but despite the time spent we had a BLAST!! The vendors were personable, the treats were delicious, the MC was so much fun and the fashion show was great. My fiance is excited about the next show before our wedding in May!”

“Excellent show …so much fun …had a blast !!”

“It was the best experience we had in a bridal show. My fiance was very happy with all the vendors and their great services.”

“Glad I came I was able to book my florist through the show, my photographer and DJ at a great price  Thank you for inviting me.”

“I thought that show was well put together. There was not an overload of vendors so it was not overwhelming. The staff was great and the vendors were very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the games and being able to see the Bliss Bridal fashion show. I have been to other bridal shows and felt that this was the best one I have been to.”

“I really liked the game and prize part of the show! I think everyone enjoyed participating in them as well!”

“Actually I plan on switching my venue to have it at Fantasia! We are using the children’s boutique (I forgot the name) for my flower girl dresses! We are also using one of the florists, but I’m not sure which one yet!

“The Bridal Expo was amazing. I had the chance to talk to all the vendors and got great ideas for my wedding. I also got the chance to sample some amazing food and treats. I loved watching the ladies and gentlemen in the gowns and tuxedos. There were some great giveaways and fun games. All around fun fun fun!!!”

“I really enjoyed this show. It was very well put together and never seemed like it was dragging. The amount of prizes was very nice and the way you had to visit every vendor to qualify made it fun and fair for everyone.”

 

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[New Video] “Best of” CT Wedding vendors, crazy bride games at the recent Connecticut Bridal Expo

CT Wedding Expo a fun afternoon for Connecticut brides-to-be

Check out the Quick video recap of the recent Designer Bridal Showcase expo at the Farmington Marriott on April 28th.

With 41 of Connecticut’s top wedding professionals on hand to meet local brides-to-be, the bridal event on Sunday turned out to be another successful area bridal show event. When the after noon came to a close and the dust settled, vendors were sent a big list of 271 brides to follow-up with.

Frank Rende from Arthur Murray Dance Studio reported: “My staff that worked in our booth enjoyed this show very much, and picked up quite a few leads.  They enjoyed talking intimately with the bridal couples and answering their questions.”

After browsing and comparing expo vendors for the first part of the event, brides and thier guests enjoyed crazy contests for cool prizes the an exquisite Catwalk fashion show.

Special thanks to:
– Kevin and Kevin from Forever After Studios for the awesome video shots at the expo.
– Corrine from Corrine Weddings for providing gowns, models and producing an outstanding fashion show.
– Dave from DK Productions for the Fashion Show lighting.

UPDATED EXPO SCHEDULE – Vendors Pre Register

Sunday August 11

Fantasia
– North Haven

Sunday November 3
Marriott

– Farmington

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5 Exceptional CT Wedding Experts at the CT Bridal Show 2013

Choosing respected wedding experts from a CT Bridal Show 2013 for your special day can be an mind-boggling activity. Although browsing through a myriad bridal websites is usually an quick choice to come across bridal providers, it usually leads to a lot more frustration for the bride-to-be.

One of the most effective strategies for brides-to-be to choose and review wedding companies is at a CT Wedding Expo. These enjoyable wedding events incorporate prizes and a gown catwalk show, allowing brides to connect with experts in person, ask questions or simply collect their information to take home for later.

In this article, we have outlined several of the leading and respected CT wedding companies that will be exhibiting at the upcoming Romantic Styles Bridal Expo. The expo takes place on February 17, 2013 at the popular Fantasia Banquet Facility in North Haven. These trusted wedding professional, although not listed here in any particular order, have earned respect and are rated as excellent among brides.

(Authors note: If you are getting married in Connecticut, this CT Wedding Expo is “the” expo of the season. You can find trusted CT wedding services from Bridal Beauty services, photobooths, DJ’s and photographers… as well as a huge number of prizes together with a catwalk fashion show. Get Discount tickets HERE)

CT Bridal Show 2013 Bridal Experts

Here are top experts that will be on hand at the 2013 wedding expo in CT. They are posted by category and have all been validated as honest and respected businesses for Connecticut brides.

1. Wedding Cakes – Kim’s Cottage Confections

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Kim’s Cottage Confections will create the ultimate scrumptious wedding cake creation for CT brides. For your unique cake creation, just provide Kim your dream wedding cake suggestion, pick out one of their beautiful cake designs in the web gallery, or visit and flip through the photo albums at the bakery shop. Then, simply tell Kim and her cake experts what you want and they will make sure that you are compeletly in love with your delectable wedding cake.

Also, you can amaze your Groom and guests for the reception with a Groom’s Cake. Kim’s Cottage Confections is well known for creating picturesque and delicious Groom’s Cakes. Typically presented on the place card table or next to the wedding cake, they are certain to generate a discussion!

2. DJ’s and EntertainmentLights Camera DJs

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Regardless of what type of wedding, the seasoned staff will guarantee excellence with a classic one of a kind wedding. Lights, Camera, DJs has a reputation to take care your every need and wish. Mitzvahs, birthday parties, corporate gatherings, school events and that special wedding day all deserve the finest attention to detail.

Up to date lighting will produce an ambiance that helps make all aspects of your wedding venue sparkle. The photographers will catch each wonderful moment and enable you to relive all of them time and time again.

3. Wedding Flowers and Decor – Ganim’s Florist

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Ganim’s Florist specializes in wedding flowers and bridal floral design that will help make your celebration gorgeous. As part is part of a network of “Real Florists”, Wedding Floral Expert Merrilee Ganim has a team of certified designers on staff at all times. A favorite with CT brides, Owner Merrilee Ganim is a graduate from the CFA Floral School and manages the Floral Design department at Ganim’s Garden Center.

Ganim’s Florist will work within your price range and will certainly customize a floral package to your individual style and color palette.

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4. Gowns and Wedding Dresses – Bliss Bridal 

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For classic and exquisite wedding gowns and dresses in CT, Bliss Bridal has specialized in wedding gowns with brands that include Mikaella, Justin Alexander and Lusan Mandongus. Centerally located in Cheshire CT, Bliss Bridal is a complete solutions wedding shop that are experts in outfitting brides, wedding party, and moms (of the bride and of the groom!). 

This top reviewed and rated bridal shop in Connecticut also has dresses for the flower girl and junior bridesmaids.  With Bliss Bridal at the CT Bridal Show 2013, you can get the ideal compliments to wedding attire as well, as they have distinctive makers of veils, accessories and shoes to perfect each and every wedding day outfit.

5. Wedding Photography – Russell’s Photography

As a verified CT wedding professional, Russell’s Photography Studio has delighted engaged couples with gorgeous classic and candid wedding photography. The highly trained photographers at Russell’s work tirelessly to utilize flexibility in their wedding photographs by utilizing both traditional and photo-journalistic styles to every event they cover.

Conclusion

With just about every bride and couple having diverse preferences and ideas for their wedding, it is generally best to sign up for a Connecticut wedding expo to match up and evaluate experts first hand. 

Find the “Best Of” Verified Connecticut Wedding Services Combined With Live Fashions, Prizes and Hassle-free Bridal Planning

Where and When:

– Farmington Marriott
– Sunday April 28, 2013 (12 Noon – 4 pm)


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Learn more about these top rated wedding specialists at the this hot Wedding Expo. This is THE EVENT for brides to plan a wedding all in one great place. You will be able to taste truly delicious desserts – and discover the leading respected CT Bridal Show 2013 wedding suppliers.

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CT Bridal Shows Announces Honeymoon and Prizes

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CT Bridal Shows presents: Get ready for Prizes and Giveaways at the Bridal Extravaganza.
An exciting event is planned where you’ll find wedding fashions, verified wedding professionals and cool ideas. Then you’ll take in gowns and dresses with a fast moving fashion show… all topped off with prizes galore.

PRIZE UPDATES: We have some more cool prizes to announce that will be given by show sponsors. Check some of them out…

      • – A 4 Day 3 Night All Inclusive Resort Stay in Antigua from EZ Travel

      • – Every couple will recieve a Tote Bag from Dinner for 2

      • – A Full Weekend Stay Package from Silver Leaf Resort

      • – A 3 Day 2 Night Hotel Getaway from CTWedding Planning

      • – One complimentary microderm coupon valued at $125 from American Laser

      • – His and Her Titanium wedding bands from Wed for All

      • – An Engagement Session including (2) 8×10 ‘s and all work on a disk from Life Art’s Photographers

      • – Decorated groom’s cake from Kim’s Cottage Confections

      • – Candy buffet for bridal shower. Value: $400 from Cilla Holloway Events

And that’s only a tiny part of the prize drawings on show day.

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Where and When:

– Fantasia, North Haven, CT –  Sunday February 17, 2013 (12 pm – 4 pm)

Get the Details, Tickets and  CT Bridal Shows Bonuses:

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Wedding Gowns and Dresses at the CT Wedding Expo

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Fashion Show at the CT Bridal Expo – Bliss Bridal

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Bliss Bridal specializes in bridal gowns with labels that include Mikaella, Justin Alexander and Lusan Mandongus. Bliss Bridal is a full service bridal boutique is located in the center of Cheshire.  They specialize in outfitting brides, attendants, and mothers (of the bride and of the groom!).  Bliss Bridal also carries flower girl, ring bearer and junior bridesmaids selections.  You will find the perfect compliments to gowns as well, as we carry unique designers of veils, jewelry and shoes to complete every ensemble.

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You can get more info from these top CT wedding professionals at the upcoming CT Wedding Expo for brides. This is THE local event for brides of the season and you can sample delectable cakes – and find the top trusted local wedding vendors.

Where and When:

– Sunday February 17, 2013 (12 pm – 4 pm)

Get the Full Scoop, Details, 2 Free Tickets and Bridal Bonuses:

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Announcing Fun and Massive Prizes at the CT Bridal Show

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“Here’s 2 Tickets & VIP Admission to the Bridal Extravaganza CT Bridal Show – PLUS Your Wedding Planning Guide – PAID FOR!”

What if you could have a fun day out with your friends, enjoy a runway wedding fashion show…

…and plan most of your wedding in a single day?

Well, now you can. That’s why for a limited time you can get 2 Free Tickets, cool bonuses and VIP Entry to the CT Wedding Expo Extravaganza.

Why?

This is THE local event for brides of the season and  you can sample delicious food & delectable cakes  – and find the top trusted local wedding vendors.

Go here for the details and to RSVP now: CT Bridal Show Tickets

Prizes, Giveaways and Details:
– All-Inclusive 4 day/ 3 nights at Wyndham Sugar Bay
– Runway Fashion Show
– Complimentary cake samples
– 3 Hotel getaways
– The Who’s Who of CT wedding experts
– Thousands in Gifts & Discounts from show vendors

So, if you’re planning a wedding come out and join us and maybe even get some of the giveaways at the show.

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Where and When:

– Farmington Marriott, Sunday December 2, 2012 (12 pm – 4 pm)

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Top 6 Outstanding CT Wedding Pros at the CT Wedding Expo

Finding trusted professionals for your wedding can be an overwhelming task. While searching through countless wedding websites is always an easy option to find services, it often leads to more confusion for the bride.

One of the best ways for brides to find and compare wedding providers is at a CT Wedding Expo. These fun events that include prizes and a fashion show, allow brides to meet pros face to face, ask questions or just take home brochures for later viewing.

In this post, we have listed a few of the top trusted CT vendors that will be displaying live at the Wedding Wonderland CT Bridal Show on December 2, 2012 at the Farmington Marriott. The vendors are not in any particular order, but by some of the most popular bridal show categories.

(Editors note: If you are planning a wedding in CT, this event is the one to attend. There will be 41 trusted CT wedding services from Cakes to Hair and Make-up… plus thousands in prizes along with a runway fashion show. Get tickets and VIP admission here!)

CT Wedding Expo Wedding Professionals

The following CT Bridal Show vendors are listed by category and have all been verified as trusted companies in the CT wedding community.

1. Wedding Photography – Russells Photography

For over twenty years, Russell’s Photography Studio has provided customers with wedding and candid photographs. The photographers at Russell’s strive to employ versatility in their work by applying both classic and photojournalistic elements to each event they cover.

2. DJ’s and Entertainment – Boppers Entertainment

Boppers Entertainment has more than 30 years of experience creating magic moments for brides and grooms and will work with you to create your perfect party. Whether you are looking for a high-energy reception, a more reserved, intimate atmosphere or a combination that is energetic yet elegant, Boppers Entertainment will meet with you and work with you to create an ambiance that reflects your style, taste and character.

3. Wedding Cakes – A Little Imagination Cakes

A Little Imagination Cakes began in early 2009 with Hope Wright and, you guessed it…a little imagination. Originally a part-time caker for friends and family, Hope soon found herself dedicating more and more of her time to confectionary creations.

As orders filled the calendar and flour covered more of her wardrobe, Hope decided to trade in the 9-5 office grind for her apron full-time. Deftly manipulating fondant to her will ever since, Hope has become one of the premier cake sculptors in Connecticut.

4. Honeymoons – Exclusively Honeymoons

Exclusively Honeymoons offers a wide variety of packages, from Destination Weddings, to exotic honeymoon destinations. Owner and Honeymoon travel expert Laura will  make sure that every step of Honeymoon Planning is perfect and every last detail is taken care of so there are no surprises – only the fun ones!

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5. Gowns and Attire – Bliss Bridal

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Bliss Bridal specializes in bridal gowns with labels that include Mikaella, Justin Alexander and Lusan Mandongus. Bliss Bridal is a full service bridal boutique is located in the center of Cheshire.  They specialize in outfitting brides, attendants, and mothers (of the bride and of the groom!).  Bliss Bridal also carries flower girl, ring bearer and junior bridesmaids selections.  You will find the perfect compliments to gowns as well, as we carry unique designers of veils, jewelry and shoes to complete every ensemble.

6. Wedding Videography – Video Images

Video Images is a family run wedding photography & video business specializing in cinematic wedding productions, and both traditional & photojournalistic photography.

Conclusion

There is no one perfect vendor for every couple. Every bride and couple has different tastes and personalities, so it it always best to attend a show to compare and ask lots of questions.

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You can get more info from these top CT wedding professionals at the upcoming CT Wedding Expo for brides. This is THE local event for brides of the season and you can sample delectable cakes – and find the top trusted local wedding vendors.

Where and When:

– Fantasia in North Haven, Sunday Feb 17, 2013 (12 pm – 4 pm)

Get the Full Scoop, Details, 2 Free Tickets and Bridal Bonuses:

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Fashion Show at the CT Bridal Show by Bliss Bridal

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A treat is in store for brides attending the Wedding Wonderland CT Bridal Show on December 2nd at the Farmington Marriott. The bridal fashion show will be produced by the well known and classy bridal shop Bliss Bridal of Cheshire, CT.

Bliss Bridal has produced the bridal fashion shows at past CT Bridal Showcase expos and were a favorite of show attendees. “My fiance and friends and I all enjoyed the fashion show part of the expo. I was looking for ideas for bridesmaid dresses and liked that they were modeled too,” reported one of the brides that attended.

Experts in Wedding Fashions at the CT Bridal Show

As a local CT wedding shop, Bliss Bridal specializes in bridal gowns with labels that include Mikaella, Allure Bridals and Allure Couture, Justin Alexander and Lusan Mandongus. As experts in the bridal gown field, owner Jessica will work with brides to offer expertise and make the selection process painless and fun.

The exciting CT Bridal Show will showcase the fashion show with a mixture of top bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. Attending brides will get to see first hand models wearing and showing current dresses from top wedding gown designers.

Brides can get Discount Tickets and VIP admission to the Fashion Show by Bliss Bridal at the CT Bridal Showcase. The Expo is on December 2nd and doors open at 12:00 noon. There will be prizes to go along with the fashion show including a Grand Prize of a Resort Honeymoon.

Brides Get Tickets Here: CT Wedding Expo

Friends and family members are all invited for a fun afternoon with Bliss Bridal Fashion Show and CT Bridal Show at the Farmington Marriott.

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Waterbury Wedding Venues | Wedding Venue Waterbury CT

Are you a bride in Connecticut searching for trusted CT wedding vendors and Waterbury Wedding Venues? The recent schedule bridal expo has been upgraded to a larger location with more vendors, fashions and bride giveaways.

Announcing the new bridal show date where you can find Connecticut Reception Sites and Waterbury wedding venues.

Where and When:

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 (12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM)

Location: The Farmington Marriott

15 Farm Springs Rd., Farmington, CT 06032

Due to an overwhelming response by Waterbury CT area brides signing up for the Bridal expo at a prominent CT reception site, show producers madethe important decision to move the wedding expo to the Marriott. The Waterbury CT bridal location that were used in the past for the expo were not large enough to accommodate the large amount of brides that wanted to attend the December 2 wedding expo.

The Expo includes several of the most well-known styles in all things bridal and gives an afternoon of enjoyment for all who visit. The Expo will be held on November

CT Bridal Showcase is one of the best reputed wedding shows in the Hartford, Waterbury and Central Connecticut region. The Expo has served as a outstanding, trusted wedding event for the wedding industry since 2003. The Expo features the current styles and trends in bridal wear, as well as leading wedding companies who can help with concerns and bridal planning. “The leading bridal providers will be at the expo developed to make your wedding planning a lot easier,” explains Bridal Show Director Jennifer Morin. “Brides really like the bridal prizes, a fashion exhibit and a afternoon out with friends and family.” Waterbury Wedding Venues

In addition to the ambiance, leading bridal vendors, and the chance to talk to several of the finest in the wedding business, for this wedding reception site near Waterbury and Hartford you can get two free tickets with bonuses to the event. “The expo providers have put a lot of time and hard work into creating an event valuable and fun for for the brides that visit,” says Morin. “Show vendors will be offering enormous amounts  of prizes and discounts to brides on the day of the wedding show.” The yearly Wedding Wonderland Expo at this new reception venue is a must-attend occasion for any bride, groom, wedding planner, or those in the bridal market looking for the finest in wedding trends and solutions.

Waterbury Wedding Venues

Top rated CT Wedding Professionals can also display their products and services to local CT Brides. CT Wedding Expos are open to vendors but spaces are limited so its best to get vendors info and reservations early.

For Brides and Vendors here’s how to join us at this fantastic catering location:

Brides: Get Tickets: CT Bridal Shows

Vendors: Get Display Info: CT Bridal Show Vendor Opportunities

At this event you’ll be sure to find CT Wedding reception locations, Hartford area wedding vendors and Waterbury Wedding Venues.

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Inspiring Love Quotes from CT Bridal Shows

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At one of the recent CT bridal shows we asked brides and family members to submit their favorite love quotes that they found. Here are a few that came in this week:

“Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body… For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.”

– Louis de Bernières, in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

“You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.”

― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

“I love you. You’re my only reason to stay alive… if that’s what I am.”

—Edward (Robert Pattinson) to Bella (Kristen Stewart), “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON” (2009)

“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Loves is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It dose not take offense and is not resentful. Love take no pleasure in others people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”

― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

-Hellen Keller

“Love asks me no questions, And gives me endless support…”
-William Shakespeare

“When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.”

– Natalie Clifford Barney

 

 

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