The Coastal Virginia Magazine Winter Bridal Showcase was held Saturday, January 21 at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach. Brides-to-be and their guests met one-on-one with local wedding experts and vendors. Brides could choose from a variety of ideas to help plan for their wedding, including florists, cake tastings, reception locations, photographers, videographers and DJs, catering options and gown and tuxedo styles for the bridal party featured on the runway fashion show.

Here & Now Bridal offered a pop-up shop of beautiful gowns for brides to try on and choose their wedding dress. Brides also received a swag bag with giveaways and chances to receive door prizes. 

Wearing tiaras and fashionable ponchos, three brides-to-be participated in the annual Cake Dive, holding a balloon in one hand while digging through layers of cake to find a faux ring. The winner received a special vacation getaway to Sandals courtesy of CI Azumano Travel.

A special thanks to our fashion show sponsor, Here & Now Bridal; travel sponsor, CI Azumano Travel; Miguel's Formal Wear for providing tuxedos; Dillards at Lynnhaven Mall for providing flower girl dresses; Dressology for providing Mother of the Bride dresses; Evie Mansfield Modeling & Talent Agency for providing models for the fashion show; Premier Events for stage design and décor; Colonial DJs for sound; SilverSpoon Bakery for providing the cake dive cake; and ProTones for providing the runway lighting.

Congratulations to our lucky winners and brides- and grooms-to-be!

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