Brides-to-be and their guests gathered at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach to meet with local wedding experts including florists, planners, photographers, DJs and musicians, makeup artists and other vendors in the wedding industry. Many brides had the excitement of choosing their wedding dress as All the Rage featuring Studio I do offered a pop-up shop of glorious gowns.
Guests were treated to a bridal show with styles exclusively from our fashion sponsor, All the Rage featuring Studio I Do, Virginia Beach and flowers from Jeff’s Flowers Of Course.
Four lucky brides-to-be participated in our annual Cake Dive. Each bride wore a tiara and “fashionable” plastic poncho, held a balloon in one hand and dug through layers of frosting to find the faux ring baked in the beautiful wedding cake provided by Silver Spoon Bakery. The winner—Alison Mack—received silver and black onyx cufflinks for the groom, provided by Hilton Village Goldsmith and a two-night stay at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond.
Brides received a swag bag full of goodies, as well as chances to receive fabulous door prizes. Two brides won a complimentary ceremony in The Founders Inn and Spa's English Gardens; one bride won a round trip flight from Horizon Flight Center, Chesapeake to a romantic winter escape at The Williamsburg Winery's Wedmore Place; and one bride won the grand prize giveaway—a Honeymoon Package from Travel Pros and Secrets Resorts, our honeymoon package sponsor.