Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Getting a little ahead of myself...

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending GRunveiled - a wedding show for the modern bride. This fantastic event was the brainchild of Aletha from Pearls Events and Joy'l from Paper Nest Designs. Held in St. Cecelia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids, the event was a feast for eyes, ears, and even lips! Check out the Pearls Events blog for some great photos of the night.

Ok, I know what you're all thinking: I don't even have a ring on that all important finger, yet! Well... I don't care! It's not like I was booking vendors and making wedding decisions - I merely wanted to get out and experience what I knew was going to be a fabulous event. And, truth be told, I was right! It was a delight to meet Aletha and chat with her for a few minutes; she is just as sweet and genuine in person as she is on her blog. The tablescape, invitation suite, and overall atmosphere she created in her booth were spectacular!

My sister, Lindsey, accompanied me, and we oooh-ed and ahhhh-ed over what seemed like every. single. vendor. From the bakeries to the photographers to the handmade accessories, each booth had something we liked. I was especially a fan of Crumbles Cupcakery's red velvet mini cupcake. Delish!! And Daisy at pixel & hank had me swooning over her goregous hair pins and shoe clips! I even made a little purchase - which I'll be blogging about shortly :)

Since I'm a wedding freak and purchased my tickets about a month in advance, I received a swag bag full of goodies from the vendors. Inside were two bridal magazines (I have proceeded to flip through and dog-ear just about every single page), a tote from Spark Creative Photography, countless business cards and special offers, a cute honeymoon-ready package with sunscreen, band-aids, and an emery board from Pearls Events, the cutest little gift tags from Paper Nest Designs, and loads of other fun items from the vendors.

Overall, I had a great time, and I think Lindsey did, as well. Actually, I know she did - she got her hands on those wedding magazines before I did and was already pointing things out to me that she thinks I need to do when I get married. Too funny! Thanks again, Aletha and Joy'l for such a fun event!

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