By Traci of Beach Bride Chic
As a fairly new Beach Wedding company, our first wedding expo was a great introduction to what our beach brides are looking for!
We just loved hearing the "oohs and ahhs" from people with large smiles on their faces as they looked at our novelty items, like the wet bikini bags for beach honeymoons and the handmade boutonnieres made from recycled wine corks. Being such a niche company, it was nice to stand out but also learn from the masters of the wedding industry who have been creatively planning local weddings for years.
There was a beautiful set up by BB Wed from Barefoot Beach Bride, who also won top placement in the Ocean City, Maryland St. Patrick's Day Parade the day before the expo (it was a very busy weekend). They have some great connections to some of the most beautiful places on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware.
We were also able to try great food and desserts, of course! The tuna poke from Taste Events was our absolute favorite. The tuna poke tasted like it was straight out of the ocean across the street. Taste Events has award-winning chefs that help every bride and groom pick stellar items, especially when it comes to coastal cuisine. Harrison Group was there as well to show all their beautiful hotel locations, where views of the ocean and bay are possible in every picture.
This expo definitely made us feel welcome in the local wedding community because everyone was helpful and appreciated our individuality. Helping each bride in many different ways is what we're here for, and it's easy to help them here thanks to our beautiful water views and clean sandy beaches.
Beach Bride Chic started because we are from the area, born and raised, so every time we saw a beach wedding it was always beautiful because of the gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Thanks to Premier Bride for putting on their 6th annual Bridal Expo this year. I know we felt welcome and organized for our first show. Even one of the lucky brides who attended won a free honeymoon to Hawaii, a getaway anyone would want to win. The setup and clean-up time was worth it when we had happy soon-to-be brides and views of the ocean and bay on both sides!