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February Bride of the Month l Chelsea

Meet Chelsea, our February Bride of the Month! She and her fiance, Ty, are getting married in Okatie, South Carolina in April 2017!

How did the both of you meet?

Ty and I met serving on a mission trip in Londrina, Brazil the summer before our senior year of high school. Ty was shy and quiet, and I assumed that his quietness was arrogance. Toward the end of the trip, Ty asked to sit by me on the bus and I quickly realized that he was just a bashful guy. In the months following, we both crushed on each other and He asked me on a date two months later.

How did he propose?

Ty took me to Rice for sushi, the place where we had our very first date. He wouldn’t tell me what our plans were and drove me around in circles through the city while I tried to guess. Finally, he pulled into a boating park on Lake Lanier, where we spent a lot of time hanging out and talking during our high school days. It also happened to be the same spot where he tried (and failed) to ask me to prom.

He set up a blanket by the lake and surrounded it with rose petals, telling me he just thought we could watch a movie on his laptop. He pulled out cupcakes and macaroons, then flipped open his computer. Pictures of us throughout the years flashed across the screen, in a timeline starting from our high school days and playing through our college years. The video ended with a letter. He said he knew I liked to tell the story of the failed prom-posal, and he wanted to give me a new story to tell. In the midst of my full-blown ugly cry, he led me out over the rose petals and got down on one knee. All I can remember him saying was, “I know you’ve been waiting on this for a very long time” and I can’t remember another word. 

What has been the most difficult and most fun part of the wedding planning process?

I think the hardest part is finding a photographer and videographer. I really valued having a high quality video and photo album, but I had to be mindful of my budget. It took me a really long time to sort through all of the options out there, especially when a lot of the ones I was interested in were already booked (10 months in advance).

I think the most fun part was choosing my venue. I had an appointment scheduled and I was about to cancel it because I thought I had already made my choice. We decided to go anyways, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I just loved seeing each part of the venue and imagining my wedding day taking place there. It’s magical!

Congratulations Chelsea and Ty! We know your wedding is going to be beautiful!

In 1 Day… You Could Be a Luckie Bride!

There is only 1 more day until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event” on August 14? You could be Atlanta’s next Luckie Bride!

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You could win one of these services from Atlanta’s Best Wedding Professionals!  

Janet Howard Studio – 90 minute engagement session in Atlanta & guestbook ($1350 value) 
 
EventScapes – $500 gift certificate toward wedding flowers 
 
Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique – $2000 gift certificate for a wedding gown
 
Ventanas – $4500 gift certificate for facility rental 
 
Lethal Rhythms Entertainment – $500 Lethal Lighting Package with 10 wireless wi-fi up lights available in any color 
 
STATS – $250 gift certificate for a private event
 
Perfect Wedding Cake – A wedding cake ($700 value)
 
Shutterbooth Atlanta – 4 hour photobooth ($800 value)
 
Legacy Catering & Events – 50% off catering (up to $3500)
 
Wedding Angels Wedding Invitations – $500 gift certificate for wedding invitations

 

*For specific prize details, rules, and stipulations please click here.

Only bride is eligible to win giveaways. Giveaway winners will be announced during the 4pm fashion show. Must be present to claim prize. No cash value. Non-transferable. Schedule subject to change.

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In 2 Days… Win an Exotic Honeymoon!

There are only 2 more days until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event” on August 14? You could win an exotic honeymoon at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa in Oaxaca, Mexico!

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Brides can register at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta to win 3 nights at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa along the coast of Oaxaca to celebrate your “I do’s” in style! Stop by All Travel Company at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta and register to win! Now where is that cocktail with the umbrella?

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*The winner will be announced at the 4pm Fashion Show. Only one person per couple may enter. Couples are only eligible to win the honeymoon. Must be physically present during the drawing to win.

In 3 Days… Win a Gown to Walk Down the Aisle in Style!

There are only 3 more days until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event” on August 14? To win a couture wedding gown in our Gown Giveaway!

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You could win a gorgeous gown in the Wedding Gown Giveaway from Atlanta’s top bridal salons: Bride Beautiful, Formally Yours, Impression Bridal and Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique! Visit the gown gallery and choose the wedding gown that you would like to win
most. Drop the ticket you receive at registration in the box next to the dress or prize that you want to win! Lucky winners will be announced at the 2:30pm fashion show.

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In 4 Days… Enter the Most Giveaways at Any Bridal Show!

There are only 4 more days until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event” on August 14? You don’t want to miss any of our amazing giveaways!

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We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta has the best and most giveaways of any bridal show in the South! Brides will have a chance to win one of several spectacular giveaways, including our wedding gown giveaway, an exotic honeymoon giveaway, $500 cash for your wedding, a $1500 CoolSculpting treatment or one of the 10 fabulous prizes in our Luckie Bride giveaway!

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In 5 Days… See the Hautest Bridal Styles on the Runway!

There are only 5 more days until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event” on August 14? To see the latest trends in bridal couture at our two fashion shows!

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From simplistic, sexy styles to embellished modern princess gowns, you’ll see the “hautest” designs in bridal fashion at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta fashion shows. Discover the top trends for your entire bridal party from Bride Beautiful and Impression Bridal. And we didn’t forget your groom and guys. They’ll look so handsome in khaki chic to custom couture from Generation Tux and Men’s Wearhouse!

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In 6 Days… Meet Atlanta’s Top Wedding Pros!

There are only 6 more days until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event” on August 14? To meet the very best wedding professionals in the Atlanta area!

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The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta is the one-stop-shop for all of your wedding planning needs! There’s no need to schedule lengthy appointments and drive all around town when Atlanta’s A-list wedding professionals are in one place on August 14! Complete your planning checklist by checking off your cake, gown, wedding planner, photographer, DJ, florist, venue and more, all in one afternoon! 

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In 7 Days… Get Inspired by Flawless Floral Designs!

There are only 7 more days until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event” on August 14? To see innovative, gorgeous floral designs that will inspire you!

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Atlanta’s top wedding florists and designers showcase the latest trends in unique and creative floral design. From the natural, “just picked from the garden” look to opulent floral chandeliers, you’ll find everything you need to create a wedding that is just your style. Get ready to be inspired!

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In 8 Days… See & Taste Atlanta’s Best Wedding Cakes!

There are only more 8 days until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event” on August 14? To see gorgeous wedding cake designs and taste the best of the best!

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Your wedding cake is like the exclamation point on your reception and it should be a reflection of your style and taste. You’ll find the most creative, stunning and yummy wedding cakes and desserts, plus, the right baker to help you pull it off at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta. So let them eat cake and let the tastings begin! 

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In 9 Days… See Your Pinterest Boards Come to Life!

There are only 9 more days until the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! Why should you be at the “South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Show” on August 14? You’ll see your Pinterest boards come to life!

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You’ll be inspired by innovative, over-the-top design galleries from Atlanta’s best wedding professionals! See your wedding Pinterest boards come to life as you browse through spectacular themed wedding galleries with the hottest trends of the season at the “South’s most beautiful bridal event,” The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta.

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