Happy Friday, belles! The Southern Weddings ladies recently had the chance to attend the Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase right here in our hometown of Chapel Hill (you can see a few photos here!). “Bridal fairs” often get a bad rap, but they’ve come so far in recent years, and there are now lots of great options for y’all! We’re so happy to introduce you to a really unique one today: Southern Wedding Experience: B… The Event.
Of course, with a name like that, you know they’re going to be up our alley! Though we’re not affiliated with them, we love the sound of what they do — it’s really quite different from anything we’ve ever heard of!
The Southern Wedding Experience is geared toward brides who are planning a destination wedding, or a wedding in a destination market. It brings together a select group of wedding professionals for a series of five-star weekends of pampering, planning, and information-sharing in the Southeast’s most charming, wedding-friendly destinations: Savannah, Asheville, Nashville, and Atlanta. The first event, in Savannah, is coming up soon — March 1-3!
After three days, the goal is for each bride to leave with a vision for her wedding, decisions on venue and vendors, and important info for planning the event, all while in a vacation-like atmosphere! For the Savannah weekend, you’ll visit top venues including the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, the Mansion on Forsyth Park, and Savannah Station, and each location will be decked out with designs to inspire by the best local vendors. National experts Stacie Francombe, Shawn Rabideau, and Brooke Thomas will also be on hand to dish out wedding tips and advice. On top of all that wedding goodness, there will be gourmet meals, a styled fashion show, and chances to sit down with the best vendors in the Southeast!
Ready to go? Here’s the itinerary for the Savannah event, and here’s all of the ticket information.
Not in Savannah? The Southern Wedding Experience is coming to Asheville on August 2-4, Nashville November 15-17, and Atlanta February 28-March 2, 2014!
You can find out more about all of the events here. Happy planning, friends!
All photos by Parker J. Pfister. Southern Wedding Experience sponsors include Mansion on Forsyth Park, Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, Savannah Station, Grand Bohemian, Crest Center & Pavilion, Classic Event Rental, Aria, BBJ Linens, AFR, Shay Brown Events, Southern Wedding Library, Inspire Smart Success, and Bridal Style.