August 30, 2010

The Gainesville Wedding Expo | Gainesville, FL Wedding Photographer

This past weekend I had the opportunity to have a booth for Sweet Serendipity Photography at the Gainesville Wedding Expo at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville, Fl. Paul Rhodenizer and the whole Jay’s Bridal team did an amazing job putting together the event. This was my first expo on the vendor side of things and there was a lot of planning and preparation that went into it! I know that my booth would not have been possible without the help of my amazing husband as he took my concept for a booth and turned it into a masterpiece.

Check out his handiwork!

The lights were his addition, and they definitely added dimension to my canvases.

And of course the sample books and albums!

I am sure you noticed the GORGEOUS floral arrangement that Susan Minter from the Event Divas provided. It added a wonderful touch to the booth, not to mention smelled FABULOUS!

And my handsome hubby- the brawn AND the brains behind the booth design! I was certainly appreciative of how strong he is because each board in the backdrop weighed close to 100 pounds and being 6 months pregnant I wasn’t overly helpful with the manual labor part of the booth. He assembled and then disassembled the backdrop at the event.

And we really lucked out with our booth neighbors! Right next to us was Tracey Hicks Catering who not only fed us but had some delicious food! Here are some photos from her beach themed booth-

Our other neighbors were Dream Day Cakes who also fed us some yummy cake samples….

We were also near Betsy Gardner and The Plant Shoppe Florist who had an awesome Floral Photo Booth inspiration.

All in all it was a very fun afternoon. I especially loved having the opportunity to work the booth with my husband who normally does not do events with me. It was great being able to meet some new local vendors and lots of brides to be and their families! The first 50 brides who visited my booth received a complimentary Bridal Brag Book with a booked wedding. They also had the opportunity to enter to win a $500 album credit – the winner will be chosen tonight using Random.Org and announced here on the blog.

And as a reminder to all brides to be- any weddings booked before September 15th will receive a complimentary Custom Guest Book ( a $200 value!)

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