2017 Bridal Expo

Special thank you to Jessica and John, owners of the Barn at Heritage Farm for putting together the  wedding expo this past weekend. It was a grand success!  I had a lot of fun meeting newly engaged couples with their families, taste testing food and cakes from the various caterers and bakeries, and meeting local entertainers. I won’t completely include myself, but feel free to check out my wedding packages available here. In case you missed it, here is a list of the vendors that attended here:

Venue:

The Barn at Heritage Farm

The lovely duo at the show!

Catering:


Tipton’s BBQ Catering hands down has the best barbecue in the county. Contact Kaitlin Baird, tiptonsbarbecue@hotmail.com, to secure your spot for a relaxing, home cooked meal your guests will enjoy.

Woodfired Catering & Special Events attended last year. I was happy to see them return. They now feature a mobile wood-fired oven creating mouthwatering, unique pizzas onsite for you and your guests. My favorite with the ‘Fig & Pig’ with a fig preserve and prosciutto. Contact Nicholas Langille, nicholas@giannoshp.com or April Harris, april@giannoshp.com. 

13 Bones Catering was the talk of several attendees that came by my booth. Their meatballs were highly rated that I had to give them a try myself. I definitely agree and can only imagine how delicious their other menu options are!

Cakes:

Lorene’s Bakery & Catering had delicious options and has been providing sweet treats for social events for many years. Talking with her was easy and it was clear she cares about making your day special. Contact Lorene Moore, lorenemoore@surry.net, to discuss your wedding day needs.

Branch Bakery & Sweet Shoppe featured stunning cakes. Gaye Baity, branchbakery04@gmail.com, lets her passion show with every cake she creates. 

Granny Ruth’s Bakery classic designs made a big impact among brides attending the show. Their pink lemonade cupcakes tasted like summer! Stephanie Venable, stephanie@grannyruthsbakery.com, inspired by long running family traditions adds special touches to each cake she designs. 

Lily Cakes had fun, unique designs. I loved the gold and pink two-tiered cake! Michelle Fisher, lilycakes2011@gmail.com, has custom cakes for all occasions you may need to celebrate. 

Floral:

Creative Designs Flowers & Gifts is located in Mt. Airy but willing to travel just about anywhere in North Carolina. Dawn Cox-Lawson and Hannah Lawson France were so much fun to chat with! They can handle your floral needs beautifully. 

Dish Garden Art had a whimsical, fresh display. I love the lantern centerpieces so much! Lori Baity, lorie@dishgardenart.com, and her daughter definitely brings a unique flair to their tablescapes. 

Hair and Makeup:

Make up by Kristin though new to the industry, her work speaks for itself. She creates flawless looks for any bride’s style. Kristin Freeman, makeupbykrisy@gmail.com, is booking quickly. I would not delay reaching out to her!

Decor Rentals:

China Hutch Rentals showcased beautiful, unique pieces. Seriously, look at that pineapple! Anna’s complete collections range from fine china to vintage stoneware for service up to 250 guests.

All Star Rentals provides rentals for any occasion you have planned. They have a large inventory of chairs, linens, tents, etc. to make sure your day has everything it needs. 

Rusted Root Rentals always has a eye-catching display. Their vintage and rustic rentals and other special finds will add a special touch for your wedding day.

Photography & Videography:

Desilu Photography is another husband wife team that photographs a little bit of everything from weddings, portraits, and commercial photography. I was thrilled to see them at the show again this year. Lauren was amazing to talk to and easy to get along with right from the start, a big plus when selecting someone to photograph your special day. They both happily travel throughout North Carolina.

Capture – Photo booth Professionals provided the most interactive booth. They are having a Show Special for 7 days post bridal show (4/1/17) where you receive 2 hr rental plus memory book and digital copy for $399. This special is for anyone, whether you attended or not…take advantage! Reach out to Jennifer Wall or Julie Perkins at eventsbycapture@gmail.com soon. 

Sweet Dreams Photography offers natural photos for your special occasion that will last a lifetime.

 

Our Story Video Creations creates high quality videos that you will touch your heart every time you watch. Lisa Parker’s passion for telling your story is captured with every video. 

Infinity Images is a destination wedding photographer. Darlene Edwards loves capturing your priceless moments, turning them into timeless memories you will treasure forever. 

Entertainment:

Block Party Productions – DJ Services has over 10 years of experience with making sure you and your guests have a fun time. Joseph Kennedy provides more than just DJ services, he also has event lighting, photo booth rentals, and private bartenders.

Derwin Woodard Entertainment Services provided the show with continual entertainment, while also updating couples on giveaway announcements. Contact him at derwinnc@yahoo.com to take advantage of his interactive services.

Main Events Productions offers more than just DJ service, they also specialize in event audio and lighting, and videography. Both Josh and Andrew were easy to talk to and provided fun, affordable packages to capture your special day.

 

Travel Planning:

Bliss Vacations is a local travel agency that makes your honeymoon planning stress-free. Emily Jones was fantastic to talk to, having a booth beside her was almost too enticing. I left the show with a few brochures of my own! 

Miscellaneous:

LulaRoe with Danielle Smith, who  hasn’t heard of this clothing line by now?! Reach out to her at Danismith0216@gmail.com to see her lovely unique pieces, perfect for bridal party gifts. 

 

*If you are a vendor who would like to collaborate or trade referrals please contact me at ALarkCreation@outlook.com*

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