As you may recall, a few weeks ago I attended the Bridal Bootcamp at Ribbons and Rainbows in Platteville. I’ve been to several bridal shows but this one was completely different. The vendors were obviously carefully selected and worked beautifully together. It didn’t feel like a giant industrial event the way that most do. There was a cohesiveness and an emphasis on education that made it really enjoyable to partake in. It was also really nice to see that several of my own spotlights and vendors were there, including The Traveling Photo Booth, Splendor, and RC Rentals. I also met some new folks in the industry whom I’m excited to share with you. Shall we?
Cool Hand Ice Carving
We joked on our way in that we shouldn’t park in the loading area because
we didn’t bring our ice sculpture. Turns out someone else did! And it was neat!
The particular piece above had a lovely flower base. I thought it was quite
cool (pardon the pun). But even cooler was the beverage server made of
ice. It had delicious cucumber lemonade in it. Yummy.
And I must say that the fellow in charge of this display was
easy on the eyes as well.
Gift Bags and Custom Water Bottles
(Very necessary because it was a beautiful day but a bit hot)
But lets go back to the beginning. One of the first things
I saw was the endless bags of swag. As a non-bride at
a bridal show, I was jealous.
Isabelle Kline Designs
The first thing you saw when you entered the upstairs ballroom. Very striking.
I love the way the circular nature of the table arrangement really compliments
the shape of the room.
Sparkles and Silk Pintuck. I like.
Poparazzi’s Gourmet Popcorn
At first I was skeptical. Then I had the popcorn. The salted caramel was the
perfect combo of sweet and salty. But the birthday cake was soooo good.
Katharine Marie Designs
I’m sad that I didn’t get a better picture of this amazing jewelry. My favorite
was this beautiful crystal statement necklace. Me likey. They also provided
accessories for the fashion show.
Creative Cakes by Beth
I had the chocolate with raspberry filling and almond icing. It
was the bomb! And I love that they brought full-sized samples.
The texture was very nice too.
The Print Cafe
Pocket Wedding Invitations
I wish I would have known about these folks before our wedding. I love
coffee and they offer a full service coffee bar (complete with decaf for
pregnant gals like me). Summer wedding? They also do smoothies and
Italian sodas! But even better yet, they will do breakfast or lunch items.
If you are having a brunch wedding, this would totally be the way to go.
RC Special Events
I ended up dumping my other rental company and going with these guys.
So happy that I did. They know their inventory well and are very professional.
The Traveling Photo Booth
Another awesome vendor that we ourselves chose.
Provided the beautiful dresses for the fashion show.
Splendor For Your Guests
So sad that I didn’t get to see the owners of this company. I’ve loved the
concept of rental umbrellas and shawls since I first of heard of them.
(See my blog on this company)
I’ve never been in a limo before!
I only featured my favorite vendors. Also, some I did not get to try out so I can’t vouch for them. I only endorse that which I really appreciate or know. Others will have their own feature posts.