Today was the big day. The Wedding Guys have been touring the country with their Unveiled show and today they launched their Minneapolis show.
Unveiled was more than a wedding expo. It was about inspiration and entertainment. Beautiful, trend setting vignettes and galleries featuring the latest in cake, stationary, floral design and tablescapes. In the main room, there was a stage with live music, even some ballroom dancers. Upstairs was an hourly fashion show that all the brides were talking about. In the La Boutique room, guests entered through a ceremony set up featuring reds, silvers, blacks and crystals with a GORGEOUS wall of ice designed by Ice Occasions, and lovely floral arrangements by Sassafras.
Our booth was really busy and we enjoyed getting to meet everyone. We chatted both with our current brides and potential brides, and even had a few surprise visits from friends (Kristy delivered an Izze Soda which was SO appreciated!). I was very lucky to be in the booth next to Jean of Violet’s Flowers, just hearing her giggle with her brides made me smile! Another vendor I was happy to be near was Todd of Bungalow 6 Designs. He set up a beautiful lounge in whites and silver with pops of yellow, I could have moved right into that space. Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry also went with a clean white look, but punched her booth up with bold reds, it looked fabulous.
A Milestone Paper Company had a lovely booth and it was fun seeing all of her newest creations. I made sure to take John over to Hammermade to look at the custom suits and shirts. Lime Canary Vintage Rentals had a lovely set up, and Tami from Muddy Paws went all pink and funky with her booth this year, it really showed off her personality! I had to stop by Cocoa and Fig and Jessica’s Cakes booths, they always have such delicious items to show. I really loved a new business to the wedding industry this year, Bear Fox Chalk. They create custom chalk boards for your wedding day and they look AWESOME! So many details (even photographs) and playful typography are included in each board, it was very impressive (and the owners are super sweet, too!).
So, if you can’t tell, I’m still on a bit of a high from the show. It was so much work and adrenaline to get everything ready and the day went by so fast! I was very nervous about our booth being too quirky, but people really liked our little air plant sculpture…I like being able to incorporate my interior design schooling when I can =) The lovely Carra of La Petite Fleur surprised us with two awesome floral pieces for our console table, she did such a great job! Be sure to stay tuned to the Wedding Guys to see a ton of pictures from the show. Staja Studios was working the entire time getting gorgeous images and I can’t wait to see everything! Follow The Wedding Guys and Unveiled on Facebook and Twitter for all the events coming up, including another Minneapolis show in February.
Here are a few pictures that I grabbed today, enjoy!