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The 2018 Something Blue Bridal Event :: Event Recap

The 2018 Something Blue Bridal Event :: Event Recap

New Orleans Weddings Magazine presents the 2018 Something Blue Bridal Event, a unique bridal show experience featuring a cake pull for prizes, design trend showcase, charming scavenger hunt, live entertainment and so much more. This event took place on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at the Generations Hall in New Orleans. Here are some highlights of the show.

With a heavenly theme in mind, event designer Kim Sayatovic of Belladeux Event Design created an entrance to the show featuring floating umbrellas, cloud lanterns and a lot of LOVE – spelled out in giant marquee letters from TTrue Value Rental.

 

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Upon entering the venue, each bride received a signature “NOLA GIRL”  tote bag from New Orleans Weddings Magazine, perfect for holding all the goodies they’d collect during the show. Of course the first item to collect was the brand new Spring Edition of New Orleans Weddings Magazine featuring an angelic cover image by event sponsorTheresa Elizabeth Photography!

 

Each bride received a NOLA GIRL branded tote bag courtesy of New Orleans Weddings Magazine. The bags included goodies from show exhibitors including sponsors <a href=

 

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THE SWEET SHOP & CAKE PULL FOR PRIZES

After collecting these goodies, guests sampled sweet treats in the Joe Gambino’s Bakery Sweet Shop. At the center of the Sweet Shop, each bride in attendance participated in a ribbon pull for prizes. Brides who pulled a ring charm received a prize donated by Something Blue Bridal Event exhibitors. Prizes included gift certificates from Southern Bridal Dreams, Imagine Mirror Booth, John’s Tuxedos, and Joe Gambino’s Bakery as well as complimentary stays at the NOPSI Hotel and Hyatt Centric French Quarter, Save the date cards from Abbey Printing, a Soda Stream from Bed Bath and Beyond and engagement photo session from Sarah Alleman Photography.

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Guests had fun posting with the "neon" angel wings photo opp at the show.

Guests had fun posing with the “neon” angel wings photo opp at the show.

A pair of “neon” angel wings served as a fun photo opp for guests at the event. Featured alongside the wings were gowns from our Spring Issue Angelic Brides editorial including the cover gown by Eve of Milady, available at Pearl’s Place, as well as a trendy black bridal gown from the Martina Liana Separates Collection, available at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe and a gorgeous Hayley Paige gown from Town & Country Bridal Salon.

DECOR TRENDS

To inspire guests, we created a mini Design Trends showcase – themes included, Zen Geometric, Ultraviolet Eclectic, Pub Party, Millennial Pink and Mixed Metals.

EXHIBITORS

 

Over 75 of the best New Orleans wedding professionals showcased their businesses throughout Generations Hall‘s 3 expansive rooms, Metro 1, Metro 2 and the Big Room. Brides were able to meet  a plethora of wedding experts from photographers, videographers, caterers, beauty, attire, planners, and many others.

A popular booth at the show was the Bacon Bar by Pigeon Caterers and Events where guests were able to sample a variety of bacon treats as imagined by the chefs at Pigeon. We’re predicting many bacon bars at upcoming weddings!

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CHARMING SCAVENGER HUNT

Guests also  participated in our Charming Scavenger Hunt using clue cards and the magazine to find the exhibitor booths where delightful silver charms were hidden.  The charms turned into great cake pull gifts for each of brides and one guest took home a painting from Torregrossa Fine Art as a prize in the Scavenger Hunt prize drawing!

Something Blue guests participated in a Charming Scavenger Hunt to find a series of charms hidden throughout the event.

Something Blue guests participated in a Charming Scavenger Hunt to find a series of charms hidden throughout the event.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & LED DANCE FLOOR

Guests got to experience show sponsor Power Productions‘ Illuminated LED Dance Floor in person at the event. We love how the dance floor lit up the room and created a party atmosphere. And what would an awesome dance floor be without a great music?  Entourage Band took to the stage in the Big Room and kept the party rolling and the mood upbeat.

One of the highlights of the show was the illuminated LED Dance Floor in the Big Room from our sponsor Power Productions. The dance floor looked amazing in front of the stage. Entourage Band performed throughout the show keeping the mood fun and upbeat!

One of the highlights of the show was the illuminated LED Dance Floor in the Big Room from our sponsor Power Productions. The dance floor looked amazing in front of the stage. Entourage Band performed throughout the show keeping the mood fun and upbeat!

 

Check out Entourage Band’s Facebook Live Video from the show below:

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THE BLANC DE BLEU BUBBLE LOUNGE

To complement the Something Blue theme, guests were treated to samples of Blanc de Bleu Cuvee Mousseux courtesy of Bronco Wine Company in the Bubble Lounge in the Big Room.

The Entrance to the Bubble Lounge at the 2018 Something Blue Bridal Event

The Entrance to the Bubble Lounge at the 2018 Something Blue Bridal Event


The Bubble Lounge

The Bubble Lounge

 

HONEYMOON GIVEAWAY

Guests eagerly awaited the final event of the evening – the Grand Prize drawing for a Honeymoon to Cabo San Lucas from Paradise Vacations Escapes.

 

Check out more photos from the show below.

All images by Kacie Fayard for Studio Tran

EVENT SPONSORS

EXHIBITOR LIST

Abbey Printing

Al’s Formal Wear

Angelic Event Planning

Ashley Marks Media

Beausoleil Boudoir

Bed Bath & Beyond

Belladeux Event Design

Beth’s Florist | New Orleans Wedding Planners

Blanc de Bleu

Bridal Registry

Canatella Dental

Carey New Orleans

Dazzle Doll Makeup + Hair

Dillard’s

DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans

Dyle Films

Eau Claire Photographics

Entourage Band

Federal Ballroom

Felipe’s Taqueria

First Class Presentation Catering

Firefly Ambiance Candles and Decor

Gabby Chapin Photography

Generations Hall

Gina Gant Pearls

Girls Trip NOLA

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center

Hotard Coaches

Hotel Storyville

House of Blues

Hyatt Centric French Quarter

Images by Robert T

Imagine Mirror Booth

InterContinental New Orleans

Joe Gambino’s Bakery

John’s Tuxedos

Le Meridien New Orleans

Love House Photography

Maison De Fleur Designs

Mange’ Catering and Events

Marriott International

Megan Crawford Photography

Men’s Wearhouse

Messina’s Catering and Events | Messina’s at the Terminal

Mr. Mudbug | Twelve Seasons Catering

New Orleans Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

New Orleans Hotel Collection

NOLA Party Boutique

NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans

North Photography + HD Cinema

Old Town Praline

Paradise Vacation Escapes

Pat O’Brien’s

Pearl’s Place

Photobomb Photo Booth

Pigeon Catering and Events

PK Events

Power Productions

Ringletts Salon

Riverview Room

River City Venues

Rob Fanguy Photography

Rome’s Tuxedos

Sarah Alleman Photography

Simplee Gourmet

Southern Bridal Dreams

Spring Hill Suites

Stacy Marks Photography

Steamboat NATCHEZ

The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe

The  Columns Hotel

Theresa Elizabeth Photography

Toast Entertainment

Torregrossa Fine Art

Town & Country

TownPlace Suites Canal Street

Tracy Branch Agency

True Value Rental

Verde Beauty

W New Orleans – French Quarter

Woops!

Your Day Video and Photography

 

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