Bridal Show

02/06/13 9:41 PM

Today was our first adventure into Bridal Shows!

Our first Bridal Show Vendor Booth

Our first Bridal Show Vendor Booth




We attended the Virginia Wedding Network Bridal Show in Fredericksburg. It was so much fun and we had a chance to meet allot of brides and vendors! Here are some great pictures from the show!

Thank you to Didi Russell, her team and Virginia Wedding Network for providing a great show today!


We want to thank my sister, Shay for helping us with items for the table.

It wouldn’t have looked as good as it did without your items!

And we want to thank Brigitte with Chikpea Florist for allowing us to use two of her bridal bouquets for the table! 


One of the first vendors we met was NannyTainment. Here’s a thought. How many times have you gone to a family wedding and had children running ever where? This is a great service. They come to your event and watc h the children so you can enjoy the event!



This is Lillie with Wild Lillie Events. She was our neighbor at the show. What an awesome person and great event planner!

We were excited to see Cindie Reinhold, editor and publisher of Brides and Weddings of Northern Virginia.




I had to watch Brett at this show! This is Casnio2U. They provide Casino games for wedding receptions and other events. Brett and I are talking about having a Casino Night at Belle Grove! Anyone interested in having some fun?


Brett got a lesson on how to play Black Jack





He didn’t win at Black Jack but did pretty good at the Roulette Table. The neat thing about this service is you don’t play with your own money. When you come in, they provide you with 50 thousand in chips to play with!


This is La Mollioa Catering. They were also our neighbors. It was so hard not to go over and eat through the whole show!

It smelled and looked so good!



This is Teresa with Couture Jewelry.

She has some of the most wonderful pieces! Once we get our online store open, you must go and check her pieces out!



This is Michelle with Occasions by M&K .

She is THE Wedding Planner! You can’t go wrong with her planning your wedding!



I just met these fine ladies. We are hoping to see them at the plantation for our Vendor Fair.


This is Lou with Lou’s Blue Martini. He and I share a common background. We both served in the Marine Corps. He is going to work on a new martini just for Belle Grove based on our story about Carolinus Turner and the mint juleps at 5pm. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with!


This is Simply Modern Bridal.

They have some amazing dresses!





This is catering company that will be coming to our Vendor Fair on June 30th. We had a chance to try some of their food and I have to say it was awesome! We had a tartlet filled with roasted red pepper and feta cheese that was just heavenly!



Balloonapalooza and The Popcorn Bag

Delicious Gourmet Popcorn and Balloons for all occasions!



Who needs flowers at a wedding? Why not have an Edible Candy Arrangement!

Do you know that allot of weddings are starting to put up “Candy Bars”? You place our jars of different candies and provide a bag for your guest to take some home. What a great idea for party favors!



Ballroom Dancing anyone?

We are talking with Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio about providing some classes at Belle Grove Plantation!


We loved this!

Mike with Applied Science Fitness Studio brought his motorcycle with a great message!


Calling all Chocolate Lovers!

This is the BEST Chocolate you have ever tasted!

Chocolates filled with liquors! They are out of this world! We can’t wait to get them to the plantation!



We were also treated to one of the most beautiful bridal fashion show!


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(and its not missing the “m” at the end)

The show was provided by Ava Laurenne Bride.

We met with them and are hoping that we can get them to our first Bridal Show at Belle Grove!





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17 Comments on “Bridal Show”

  1. John Says:

    Great photos Michelle, so wonderful to see all of both your efforts coming to fruition!

  2. Thank you! I can’t wait until the next load!

  3. I’m in heaven. I feel as if I was there. What beautiful everythings! The Nanny Tainment idea is a stroke of genius. Love them all, but really loved this post!

  4. Thank you Deborah! Don’t you know by now that all of you are there with me when I am taking pictures!

  5. sued51 Says:

    Sounds like you had a great time and made some great connections. The Nanny service is brilliant!

  6. Thank you! I think it was a great time too!

  7. Your booth looked great! Nice to see all your hard work paying off!

  8. Thank you!

  9. Amy Says:

    Beautiful setting! Thank you so much for touring us…

  10. You are so welcome!

  11. Congratulations! It looks like a great success.

  12. Thank you!

  13. Didi Russell Says:

    Thank you so very much for coming out to the show and for taking all these great photos! You both work so hard, I am in awe of your accomplishments. Great presentation at the show!

  14. Thank you Didi! We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event!

  15. Thanks for sharing the photos and information about Nannytainment. I have enjoyed looking at all pics you posted all this week at Facebook too.

  16. You are so welcome! We hope you will be able to come to our Vendor Fair on June 30th at the plantation! We would love to show you our passion.

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