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January Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta Award Winners

Atlanta’s best wedding professionals pulled out all the stops and wowed engaged couples at Bridal Extravaganza! It was a difficult decision but brides and grooms chose their favorites. Drum roll please…announcing the award winners from the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29, 2017! Congratulations! They all were amazing!

Best Gallery Design Award

Barnsley Gardens Resort, Events of a Lifetime, Shean Strong Floral Design, Collection Event Furnishings and Paper Parfait

Bride’s Choice Award

Perfect Wedding Cake

Best Booth Award

Venatanas and EventScapes

Spirit Award 

Impression Bridal

Photos by Janet Howard Studio

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!

Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta is Today!

Today is the Day! 
We can’t wait to see you at Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta 
today from 12-5 pm
 
 Trends & Inspiration with stunning design galleries, couture fashion shows, tasty treats & fabulous prizes!!  
You’ll find everything from Yes to I Do!
 
Meet Atlanta’s most talented and creative wedding professionals!
You’ll find everything you need from Yes to I Do!
 
Featured Events:
 
The Best Ever Giveaways!
Brides can win everything from Romantic Honeymoons to a Wedding Gown as well as awesome door prizes from the exhibitors!
 
The Knot Ultimate Wedding Giveaway!
Choose what you want to win for your wedding. Everything from the venue to the cake! See all the details here!

Themed Wedding Galleries & More!
Browse through spectacular themed wedding galleries designed by Atlanta’s best wedding professionals. See the hottest trends of the season that will personalize your celebration and make your wedding unforgettable.

Swag Bag!
Arrive early! The 1st 200 brides receive a Knot swag bag!
P.S. It’s not too late to buy tickets! 
Save $5 if you buy your tickets in advance
 
Get Tickets Here! 
 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta
The South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Event
Sunday, January 29, 2017  12-5pm
 
The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Ted Turner Dr, Atlanta GA 30303

1 More Day Until Bridal Extravaganza

Reason #12 why you should be at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29th
 
12 lucky brides will win what they want for their wedding from these amazing sponsors! 

Bride Beautiful | $2000 Gift Certificate towards a Wedding Gown

From Sir With Love | Exclusive Engaged Gift for Him & Her 
($150 value)

Laura Burchfield Events | Wedding Planning Consulting Package ($1500 value)

Lethal Rhythms Entertainment | Lighting Package ($500 value)

Liz Erikson Photography | 90 minute Atlanta Engagement Session + 16×20 print ($1350 value)

Men’s Wearhouse | Six Gift Certificates for Tuxedo Rentals 
($1320 value)

{palate} catering & design | $1000 Gift Certificate towards Bridal Decor

Paper Parfait | $500 Gift Certificate for a Custom Wedding Invitation Suite order of $1,750 or more

Perfect Wedding Cake | One Wedding Cake ($700 max value)

Shutterbooth Atlanta | 4-hour Photobooth with Online Gallery & Custom Monogram ($800 value)

Southern Portrait & Video | Documentary Style Edited Love Story (up to $1250 value)

Venetian Room | Complimentary Venue Rental for 7 Hours Total ($3500 value)
See the prize stipulations and the official rules and regulations here
Brides can register at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta to win one of 
3 exotic honeymoons to celebrate your “I do’s” in style! 
Visit All Travel Company‘s booth to register to win a honeymoon to Secrets Silversands in Mexico! 
Visit About Going Places Luxury Travel Pavilion to register for a chance to win a honeymoon to El Dorado Royale in Mexico or Calabash Cove in St. Lucia! 
 
Get Tickets Here! 
 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta
The South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Event
Sunday, January 29, 2017  12-5pm
 
The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Ted Turner Dr, Atlanta GA 30303

2 More Days Until Bridal Extravaganza

Reason #11 why you should be at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29th
 
TWO couture fashion shows highlighting the latest styles in wedding gowns! You’re sure to find the ONE! 
Each fashion show will feature different designers! 
 
Get Tickets Here! 
 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta
The South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Event
Sunday, January 29, 2017  12-5pm
 
The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Ted Turner Dr, Atlanta GA 30303

3 More Days Until Bridal Extravaganza

Reason #10 why you should be at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29th
 
 
12 lucky brides will win what they want for their wedding from these amazing sponsors! 

Bride Beautiful | $2000 Gift Certificate towards a Wedding Gown

From Sir With Love | Exclusive Engaged Gift for Him & Her 
($150 value)

Laura Burchfield Events | Wedding Planning Consulting Package ($1500 value)

Lethal Rhythms Entertainment | Lighting Package ($1500 value)

Liz Erikson Photography | 90 minute Atlanta Engagement Session + 16×20 print ($1350 value)

Men’s Wearhouse | Six Gift Certificates for Tuxedo Rentals 
($1320 value)

{palate} catering & design | $1000 Gift Certificate towards Bridal Decor

Paper Parfait | $500 Gift Certificate for a Custom Wedding Invitation Suite order of $1,750 or more

Perfect Wedding Cake | One Wedding Cake ($700 max value)

Shutterbooth Atlanta | 4-hour Photobooth with Online Gallery & Custom Monogram ($800 value)

Southern Portrait & Video | Documentary Style Edited Love Story (up to $1250 value)

Venetian Room | Complimentary Venue Rental for 7 Hours Total ($3500 value)
See the prize stipulations and the official rules and regulations here
Get Tickets Here! 
 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta
The South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Event
Sunday, January 29, 2017  12-5pm
 
The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Ted Turner Dr, Atlanta GA 30303

4 More Days Until Bridal Extravaganza

Reason #9 why you should be at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29th
 
Brides can register at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta to win one of 
3 exotic honeymoons to celebrate your “I do’s” in style! 
 
Honeymoon #1 
Secrets Silversands Resort along the gorgeous Riviera Maya coastline from All Travel Company 
 
Honeymoon #2 
El Dorado Royale Spa & Resort in Mexico from About Going Places
 
Honeymoon #3 
Calabash Cove in St Lucia from About Going Places
 
Stop by All Travel Company and About Going Places at the 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta and register to win! 
Now where is that cocktail with the umbrella?

The winner will be announced at the 4:00pm Fashion Show. 
 
Get Tickets Here! 
 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta
The South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Event
Sunday, January 29, 2017  12-5pm
 
The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Ted Turner Dr, Atlanta GA 30303

5 More Days Until Bridal Extravaganza

Reason #8 why you should be at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29th
 
Win a gorgeous gown in the Wedding Gown Giveaway from Atlanta’s top bridal salons! 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!
You could be one of our lucky winners at the 2pm fashion show!
 
Get Tickets Here! 
 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta
The South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Event
Sunday, January 29, 2017  12-5pm
 
The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Ted Turner Dr, Atlanta GA 30303
 

6 More Days Until Bridal Extravaganza

Reason #7 why you should be at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29th
 

 

 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, three exotic honeymoon giveaways or one of the 12 fabulous prizes in 
 
 
 
Get Tickets Here! 
 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta
The South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Event
Sunday, January 29, 2017  12-5pm
 
The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Ted Turner Dr, Atlanta GA 30303
 

7 More Days Until Bridal Extravaganza

Reason #6 why you should be at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29th
 
 
See the hautest designs straight from the runway at the 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta fashion shows! You’ll find the gown of your dreams…everything from off-the-shoulder, ruffled skirts, plunging necklines to blush colored wedding gowns!
Discover the top trends for your entire bridal party from 
 We didn’t forget your groom and guys. They’ll look so so handsome 
in khaki chic to custom couture from Men’s Wearhouse!
 
 
Get Tickets Here! 
 
Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta
The South’s Most Beautiful Bridal Event
Sunday, January 29, 2017  12-5pm
 
The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Ted Turner Dr, Atlanta GA 30303