Designers, sponsors and vendors still being accepted! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating. Only 2 vendors per category, stunning fashion show, media coverage, step & repeat, catering to couples of all orientations... a wedding expo like you've never experienced!!
"SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BLUE, AND SOMETHING FOR *HIM*, TOO!"
A Unique wedding experience for the discerning, modern couple
Why just focus on the bride (although we are), when the groom, the wedding party, and the LGBT community are out there as well?? This is an event for ALL COUPLES regardless of identity or orientation. This is not just for the gay community or just for the straight community. It's for everyone to enjoy!
When: *APRIL 28th, 2013*
Where: Crystal Palace Banquets, Mount Prospect
A portion of proceeds will benefit Brides Against Breast Cancer as you will recieve a donation envelope in your mini swag bag and be able to donate any dollar amount you wish to their Pink Envelope Project.
We have also made a donation to the White Knot, promoting Marriage Equality. Please wear your white knot proudly if you support Marriage equality
you can also place a donation on our eventbrite page and we will divide the money between the White Knot Foundation & Brides Against Breast Cancer if you prefer to donate via credit card and not cash or check.
Jeff Conway from NBC
Benjamin Cottrell from Benjamin Cottrell Designs
Dave Montana from Outfitjudge.com
Kat Blade from the Phat Girls Show
Marisa Buchheit, Reigning Miss Heart Of Illinois 2013
Te Juan Leyvaonn, Editor and CEO of Full Figured Magazine
G Man, Former NFL Player from The Scene
SPECIAL GUEST RUNWAY COORDINATOR:
Marco Foster of Chicago Models
SPECIAL GUEST MISS AMERICA RUNWAY MODELS:
Miss Illinois 2012, Nancy To
Miss Heart Of Illinois 2013, Marisa Buchheit
Miss Capital City 2013, Jennifer Carr
Miss North Shore 2013, Kay Turns
M & M Modeling Magazine
Full Figured Magazine
Garry Model Photography
Beenish Rezavi Photography
OFF THE AVENUE, INC
Crystal Palace Banquets
CS/Modern Luxury Brides
Full Figured Magazine
CURRENT VENDORS (more TBA):
Laurel Bridal Designs - VIP Bridal designer
ZoyaModa Atilier - Sponsor and VIP Eveningwear
Real Size Bride - VIP Plus sized bride
J.Toor - VIP Menswear designer
Off The Avenue, Inc - Main Sponsor
CS Brides - silver sponsor
Full Figured Magazine - silver sponsor
Polish Flowers Gallery
Best Booths Plus*
Cakes By Samantha
Makeup For All Occasions*
Premiere Designs Jewelry by Carrie Zich
5 Hour Energy
Maria Todd Mobile Massage
Cakes & Beyond
Rose LifeCycle Ceremonies
Chocolate Brooms and Boquets
Tobacco Plus - LIVE cigar rolling
The Art Of Seduction Boudouir Photography
Jojo & Sophia
Dale & Co. Jewelry
Dream Events For You Handmade Invitations
Arthur Murray Dance of Chicago
The David Rothstein Band- performing during and LIVE after the runway show!
MORE TO COME......
Fashion show to be Opened by Miss Heart Of Illinois 2013, Marissa Buchheit, a professional Soprano, singing for the CSO, The Air & Water Show, The Chicago Cultural Center, several international operas including Italy, Thailand, Austria, as well as frequently singing at shows, weddings and events in Chicago.
She will be available to be booked for YOUR wedding, too!
FOLLOWED BY A STUNNING FASHION SHOW:
-VIP Bridal designs
-Groom's custom suits
-Plus Sized Bridal gowns
-Affordable Bridal gowns + Affordable Groom wear
-"Change in to" party dresses for the bride featuring our Miss America Title Holding models
-Huge Raffle with TONS of gifts and prizes
-1 Complimentary Raffle Ticket & 1 Complimentary Mimosa per guest
-Delectable Food by Crystal Palace Banquets
-Mini swag bags for 100 guests
-VIP Tickets with front row seating with our VIP guests for the fashion show and champagne service along with a VIP swag bag
-Cash Bar throughout the event
+SO MUCH MORE!!
HIGH QUALITY VENDORS
STUNNING FASHION SHOW & PERFORMANCES
RED CARPET & PAPARAZZI TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A STAR
Special thank you to FOURTEENSTYLE.COM and VIP CHICAGO PARTIES for two AMAZING raffle prizes and all their support!!!