Literally hundreds of brides, grooms and their bridal parties rushed to the Winter 2014 Chattanooga Pink Bridal Show on January 5th! The event was from 11am to 4pm at the lovely Chattanooga Convention Center, and it was The Pink Bride’s biggest and best Chattanooga Pink Bridal Show yet. As usual, I was there with my camera to capture the day from set up to the final goodbyes. Check out a few of my favorite highlights below!
The Pink Bride hosts Chattanooga’s finest wedding professionals at each season’s Pink Bridal Show, but these shows certainly don’t set themselves up. Everyone worked tirelessly both the day before and the morning of the show to prepare for the gathering crowds just outside the doors. As the area’s largest and most publicized bridal show, the Chattanooga Pink Bridal Show brings brides together with amazing planning advice, swag, scrumptious food and relaxing drinks, all while they meet and greet with Chattanooga’s finest and enjoy fashion shows as well as epic giveaways. Before the show, vendors were treated to a yummy breakfast buffet compliments of The Pink Bride. Fred Jacob chatted with a few of the vendors at the meeting, and he even gave away some prizes to a few lucky professionals! See a number of the vendors prepping their booths for the show below.
The Pink Bride continued offering visitors a convenient floor map at this season’s show so brides could easily navigate the floor once inside.
“I love being able to look down at the map and figure out where to go next, rather than just walk around aimlessly,” stated Janie Nichols, a 2014 bride.
That’s not all brides sported at this season’s event, though. The Pink Bride once again offered Pink Bridal Bucks to brides in attendance at the show! Pink Bridal Bucks are distributed at the registration tables and give couples the opportunity to redeem them for special discounts with certain vendors at the show.
The stage area was decorated with lovely drapery by Luma Designs, with music and sound by Sound Force Entertainment and linens by White Table. The front entrance to the show included a glamorous floral creation by Flowers by Tami. Special thanks to these pros for helping make the day so fabulous!
Before the doors opened, I took some time to snap detail shots all around the show.
The registration area at the show quickly filled up as guests began arriving, and it stayed busy throughout nearly 3pm!
Once the doors opened at 11am, brides and grooms walked leisurely inside to begin their wedding planning experience.
The Pink Room at the show sold shirts from the Pink Shirt Collection as well as new custom sunglasses for the Bride, Groom, and Bridesmaids! Pink Lady Karen and Pink Bride intern McKalie were there to assist everyone with their purchases. I was even able to snag a few pics of couples and their bridal parties in the new sunglasses!
Throughout the hours of wedding planning, many brides and grooms got refreshments at the full bar and concession stand near the fashion show stage.
The David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse fashion show was first at 1pm! Brides and their guests sat down in the comfortable seats around the stage to view a few of this season’s hottest styles walking down the runway.
Wedding vendors always seem to top themselves from season to season at the Chattanooga Pink Bridal Show. Check out a few of the amazing booths here!
Before the second fashion show began, Fred randomly chose couples to come on stage for a little surprise: money towards matching wedding band sets of their choice! Check out the video below.
Afterwards, instructors from The Rush Fitness Complex gave a little Zumba demonstration. You won’t want to miss it!
After the second fashion show came the amazing prizes and giveaways. Fred and daughter Allison got up on the stage to announce giveaways from local vendors. They also drew names from the registered guests to choose winners of cash prizes!
It was truly one of the most exciting Chattanooga Pink Bridal Shows ever! I had a blast chatting with couples all day long. Congratulations to you all, and thanks for coming!
Don’t miss the next Chattanooga Pink Bridal Show, set for July 20, 2014, at the Chattanooga Convention Center!
Images and video courtesy of Andrea McKee.