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Friday, 06 September 2013 12:14

Bridal Expo

By Staff Report | News

SARATOGA SPRINGS – This year’s Enchanted Wedding Bridal Expo at the Saratoga Springs City Center will be bigger and better than ever with 78 vendors, wide open spaces for easy viewing of products and an exclusive fashion show by Don O'Neill, Creative Director and Designer of Theia Couture and Theia White Collection.

“Don has been doing some very sophisticated bridal gowns,” said Natalie Sillery, owner of Saratoga Trunk. “He continues to create his magic with his beautiful bridal artistry with ball gowns of overflowing duchess satin and origami bodices encrusted with swarovski crystals, Guipere laces, cap sleeves and illusion backs, billowing charmeuse and organzas.”

 As the only local bridal exposition with a fashion show, the Expo offers so many vendors; it’s the one-stop place to find everything the bride and groom-to-be could need for the wedding of their dream.

“We wanted to set ourselves apart from any other show,” explained Expo Organizer, Chris Bushee of Saratoga Publishing. “With it being held at the City Center ballroom, it is big and spacious so people can walk around and see all the vendors, and it is the only one with a fashion show.”

Bushee noted that another special thing about the Enchanted Wedding Expo is that because it is not run by a retail or restaurant business, it gives the participants the opportunity to see a number of different caterers, photographers and retail vendors.

“We are not a restaurant or a bridal shop so we are not out to promote our business,” said Bushee. “And we don’t cap the number of vendors in any given category, so the bride has the luxury of getting to know many different vendors not just a chosen few.”

 Continuing, she added, “The brides will be able to sample from so many different caterers and restaurants, we can have up to 20 different venues all under one roof, whereas most bridal shows provide food from the hosting establishment.”

Sillery added that the fashion show, which starts at 11:30 a.m., will feature some sleek and sophisticated gowns, as well as some of the classics.

“While there are some brides who want something edgy or new, we find that a lot of ladies still want to look like a princess with the ball gowns and princess necklines,” said Sillery, adding that the White Collection offers something for everyone. “They are quite exquisite and sophisticated in their simplicity—the Theia collection will surely entice any lady looking for the dress of her dreams.”



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