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Recap: Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta 2013!

February 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

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Wow, we had an AMAZING time at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! What an incredible bridal show! It had the most beautiful booths, the friendliest vendors, and the sweetest brides-to-be (+ grooms!) and their friends and family. As promised, today we’re sharing a brief recap of the show, some snapshots of our booth, and a few details of this event. Read on to find out the full scoop…

Emmaline Bride at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta - EmmalineBride.com

Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta – Recap

The Emmaline Bride booth was situated in the Vintage area of the show. We brought a vintage / rustic vibe, combined with a handcrafted flair (thanks to the wonderful artisans who helped contribute their work). The ‘Emmaline Bride’ banner was made by me in a palette of fun printed papers and simple hot pink twine. We loooooved the barn door bar and Chiavari chairs… the perfect combination of rustic chic elegance.

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We shared a few handmade items (from The Marketplace) at our booth. See the full list at the end of this post for vendors + their websites.

Emmaline Bride at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta - EmmalineBride.com

I had the opportunity to meet David Tutera backstage who was gracious and kind.

Emma Arendoski (EmmalineBride.com) and David Tutera (DavidTutera.com) at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta 2013

If you stopped by our booth, you saw our signature favor bags (filled with yummy candies) which coincided with a giveaway of my book, The Handcrafted Wedding! Many brides-to-be took home a signed copy of the book!

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We were surrounded by lovely vendors in the ‘Vintage’ area of the show. We had the opportunity to chat with Kat and Van Earl of Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Atlanta. They had a gorgeous display complete with a faux fireplace mantle, white poms, burlap table linens… and, might I add, the most AMAZING food. (Their cinnamon rolls were the best I’ve ever had!)

Mary Mac's at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta - MaryMacs.com

On the other side of our booth was Faith Flowers based in Atlanta.

Faith Flowers at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta (via EmmalineBride.com)

I was live tweeting a few pictures throughout the event (follow us on Twitter!) with hashtag #EBinATL. Here are a few photos from the event:

Emmaline Bride at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta - EmmalineBride.com

Here was the view of downtown Atlanta from the Westin hotel

View of Atlanta - Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta - EmmalineBride.com

We had an amazing time at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta and can’t thank Linda Surles and Donna Jakulski enough for having us as a part! Thanks to all of the lovely brides, grooms, mothers, maid of honors, and bridesmaids who stopped by our booth. It was wonderful to meet you all!

Photos above (except Twitter photos) by Revelry Photos. Thanks for the awesome shots! All rights reserved.

HANDMADE VENDORS

We had such an outpouring of love for the items featured at the show! Here is a full list of the items you’ve seen at the show. Please also be sure to check out The Marketplace for more than 10k handmade items – updated daily!

Bouquet – by The Little Red Button
Personalized Hanger – by My Amber Coloured World
Flower Girl Basket – by PNZ Designs
Earrings – by Rustic Gem Jewelry
Modern Stamped Forks – “Mr.” and “Mrs.” by Julie the Fish
Chalkboard Sign, ‘LOVE’ stickers, Heart Sparklers – by The First Snow
Vintage Stamped Table Numbers, Forks, Cake Server – by Wooden Hive
Feathered Hair Pin with Rhinestones – by Tessa Kim
Bridal Hat – by January Rose Bridal
Mint Ring Pillow + Ivory Ring Pillow with Buttons – by Gathered Events
Rustic Invitations – by Dawn Correspondence
Personalized Cosmetic Bag – by Allisa Jacobs
Hair Clips (in ivory, white, and white with feathers) – by Brown Eyed Girls Boutique
Rustic Rosette Boutonniere – by PaperFlora
Mr. and Mrs. Embroidered Hoop – by The Merriweather Council
Hot Pink Favor Flags + ‘Just Married’ Banner – by Liddabits
The Emmaline™ Heart Necklace Pendant – by Emmaline Bride®

It was a pleasure meeting you all! Keep in the loop on Twitter – I’d love to hear about what you thought of the show!


-E.


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