The Shelby Living Bridal Show, featuring a bridal fashion show and giveaways, will be Sunday, Jan. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center.  (contributed)
The Shelby Living Bridal Show, featuring a bridal fashion show and giveaways, will be Sunday, Jan. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center. (Reporter photo/Jon Goering)

Shelby Living Bridal Show offers help for brides-to-be

Published 10:15am Friday, January 17, 2014

By KATIE MCDOWELL/Managing Editor

When I got engaged three years ago, I knew I wanted to get married quickly.

My now-husband and I had been dating fore more than seven years, and at the time, we were in a long-distance relationship.

Our wedding took place about six months after we got engaged. My mom and I planned most of the wedding and reception, which took place in my hometown of Eufaula.

When I moved to Birmingham after I got married, I was amazed at the resources available to brides-to-be. First, there was simply a lot more resources: More florists, venues and caterers, not to mention wedding planners and bridal shows.

Shelby Living, a monthly lifestyle magazine published by the Shelby County Reporter’s parent company, will host its fourth annual bridal show this Sunday, Jan. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Birmingham.

The show offers a great chance for brides-to-be (and grooms!) to connect with local bridal vendors, including photographers, florists, event venues and bakeries. Dozens of local wedding vendors will be available at booth spaces throughout the day to answer questions, give information and show samples of their work.

A runway fashion show, featuring bridal gowns from Bella Couture in Mt Laurel and tuxedos from Mr. Burch Formal Wear, begins at 3:30 p.m. Featured bridal designers include Lazaro, Tara Keely, Justin Alexander, Allure Couture and Enzoani.

Registration is $5 at the door.

Brides-to-be will have a chance to win numerous prizes during a drawing following the fashion show. The grand prize is a $1,000 gift certificate to Diamonds Direct, Shelby Living’s presenting sponsor.

The first 150 brides to arrive will receive a Shelby Living Bridal Show tote provided by our sponsors.

Tickets can be purchase in advance at Shelbyliving.com.

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