Thank you for attending our 2nd Annual Wedding and Event Showcase!
On Monday, February 11th, Dina Manzo and Designer Affair hosted its Second Annual Bridal and Event Showcase. The night was such a success featuring the finest exhibitors in the Northern New Jersey and New York area at The Brownstone in Paterson, New Jersey. Guests were greeted by a living tree provided by Ten31 Productions and gorgeous pink lighting, hanging crystals and an illuminated bar and tables.
A special thank you to the all of our entertainment providers. SCE Event Group did a great job at keeping the crowd and the night moving. And the live performances by singing sensation Kim Sozzi and belly dancing by Amira Mor and her team were certainly a great surprise for all of the guests.
The center table adorned with candles, crystals, pearls and flowers was done by Pedestals Florist and Couture Ink. Guests were able to view some of the most gorgeous wedding gowns and accessories from I Do I Do in Morristown, New Jersey as models paraded through the rooms showing off some of their finest. New Jersey Bride Magazine was a featured sponsor offering brides-to-be a copy of their latest issue, which included some of NJ’s best vendors. NJweddings.com also is a great resource for all brides in the planning stages of their weddings.
The vendor list was endless… We had a variety of sweet treats; Carlo’s Bakery had some yummy samples of cakes to try. Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes brought a delicious variety of stuffed cupcakes, Chocolista featured some of the finest chocolates, Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream fulfilled all of the guests’ sweetest dreams, and Buttercream Blue had cupcakes galore.
An important step in getting married is sending out save the dates and invitations, exhibitors such as RSVP To Me and Custom FX displayed many beautiful and different options.
Of course every bride loves to find those exquisite and unique pieces of jewelry and accessories for their special day… The prettiest were featured by Nettie Laurita, Touchstone Crystal, Danson Jewelers, Sweet Chic Jewelry Co., fibi & clo, Remarkable Rhinestone, Christie lauren and Denise Leli Bridal Headpieces, and Stella and Dot.
Custom favors are a huge trend and featured by The Top Layer. While brides got to check out tablescape ideas and rentals exhibited by Taylor Rental and Bloomingdales.
Capturing every moment of your wedding day is extremely important; these great photographers were on hand with samples of previous weddings they photographed, Morris Photographers and MTC Photography.
Every girl likes to be pampered and maybe even lose an inch or two with It Works! Then, of course, there is the honeymoon, The Jet Set Gal awarded a lucky bride and groom to be with a four day stay in St. Lucia. The Honeymoon Expo was also on hand featuring the best in honeymoon vacations.
And finally, is the happily ever after…. becoming a new wife comes with some new responsibilities, what better way to enhance your cooking skills than with the cutest of aprons designed by Haute Hostess Aprons by Elizabeth Scoklin and some sassy lingerie by Chantilly Lace.
Overall, the night was magical, after all what better way to start the fairytale part of your life with the finest exhibitors under one roof. We hope to see you all again next year!
Check out pictures of the event by Bryan Madrid Photography!
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PREMIER EVENT EXHIBITORS:
RSVP to Me
The Top Layer
Haute Hostess by Elizabeth Scokin
Bryan Madrid Photography
SCE Event Group
I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique
NJ Bride Magazine
Honeymoon Expo Center
The Jet Set Gal
Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream
Jarets Stuffed Cupcake
Amira Mor International Entertainment
Stella and Dot
Remarkable Rhinestone by Nancy Swiezy
Sweet Chic Jewelry Co.
fibi & clo
Bridal Hair Creation