Happy Sunday everyone!
Today I went to my first bridal expo EVER!! It was so much fun!! My dad ended up going with me which I was super happy about because I had mixed up the dates thinking it was on Monday the 15th, so everyone who was going to come with me today ended up not being able to. However, my dad offered to go and I think he was happy to come and be involved!
The expo was held at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ. The inn itself is a gorgeous place, and the inside was still decorated beautifully for the holidays! My dad and I were able to eat (A LOT!!) of yummy food, try some different alcohol (including some mimosas), and chow down on some cakes and desserts! There were a ton of different vendors, and a lot of bride-to-be’s walking around with their bride tribes and significant others.
Not only did we get plenty of free food and drinks, we received some awesome samples, discounts codes and cards. Check out my pictures below. Displayed are some of the many companies I interacted with.
The succulent plant was complimentary from a florist I really liked. Their whole table included purple, mauve, and succulent floral arrangements which is everything I want for my wedding day. They were very friendly, and reasonably priced, and compared to all of the other florists, their arrangements and presentation felt more similar to me and my style!
The squeezable groom is actually a stress toy so you can keep him in your pocketbook whenever you are stressed out with wedding planning or life in general! Haha! The groom toy and a discount was my gift from an awesome and local bridal hair and makeup company called Pretty Please bridal. I talked to a few bridal makeup places, and this one was my favorite at the expo!
I’m pretty sure I know which DJ company and photobooth company I want (they were not at this expo, I’ve found them through my own research), however, Dad and I took full advantage of the photobooth vendor who was at this expo!
Here is some of the information from the florist and the bridal makeup company I really liked! If you are a NJ, NY, or PA bride who follows me, these are great vendors to look into.
Speaking of which, I got a free eyelash application from a different bridal hair and makeup booth (I didn’t like them as much as I liked Pretty Please bridal, but free dramatic lashes is AWESOME!). The lashes she applied complimented my eye makeup today! I used the JaclynHillxMorphe palette. I used Pooter and Roxanne in my crease and inner and outer v. I brought those same two colors to my lower lashline to compliment the lid. Then I used Little Lady on the center of my eyelid, and used Enlight as a brow and inner corner highlight.
I really am excited to figure out a venue and nail one down with my fiancè so we can take our time planning and finding the perfect vendors for the other parts of our special day. If you’ve been a long time follower of my blog, you know he is in the military, so hopefully his job responsibilities don’t interfere with us waiting until 2019 to have our special day.
Next weekend I will be attending another bridal expo! Stay tuned for more bridal expo and wedding planning updates! I can’t wait to marry my best friend!
Lots of love!