Save the dates for 2015


Save The Dates

Jan 25, 2015 The Grand & The Pearl Bridal Expo

Newport News Marriott at City Center

Mar 29, 2015 The Four Seasons Bridal Expo

Williamsburg Hellenic Center

Apr 19, 2015 The North End Bridal Expo

Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach

May 31, 2015 Brides Across Virginia

Fort Eustis Club, Newport News

Aug 23, 2015 The Grand & The Executive Bridal Expo

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Hotel Conference Center

Nov 22, 2015 The Wedding Planner Presents… Bridal Expo

The Founders Inn and Spa Virginia Beach

Grand Prizes this Sunday Nov. 23rd at The Founders Inn and Spa

These are the wonderful door prizes announced before, during, and after the fashion show at The Founders Inn and Spa:
Register now!

  • attendee will win a pair of James Taylor concert tickets for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at the Ted Constant Center, courtesy of DJ Barry McKay and Entercom. Thank you to Z104, 94.9 The Point, 95.7 R&B and 2WD. Barry will also be giving out other prizes onstage!
  • Another will win a pair of WICKED The Musical tickets at Chrysler Hall on Dec. 4, 2014. Thanks again to Z104, 94.9 The Point, 95.7 R&B and 2WD.
  • 4 couples will win Two Weddings Bands! For each partner, you can choose any style and any size! See the video for the Tungsten Carbide Timeless Collection from JVL Jewelry.
  • 8 brides will win a Married Name Change Gift Card. This is a premier web service for brides to simplify changing your last name process. Your winning gift card includes a free online account from SEE How to Change Your Last Name video.
  • 8 attendees will win a certificate from Platinum Vegas Vacation by Casablanca Express: 2 nights accommodations on the World Famous Las Vegas Strip (The personal use of one vacation per year is totally acceptable), a Vegas Bite Card good for one year valued at $500, for unlimited use towards participating merchants to receive amazing discounts, and a gift card from valued at $100, redeemed at thousands of participating restaurants nationwide
  • 2 will win a Florida Theme Park Adventure which includes two night’s accommodations, two 1-day passes to your choice of Sea World Orlando, Universal Studios Orlando, and Disney’s EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach. This expires January 30, 2015.
  • 2 will win a 3 Day 2 Night Williamsburg Plantation Resort VIP Vacation Passport valued at $429. This certificate by Vacation Village Resorts & Affiliates expires Mar. 1, 2015.
  • Finally, 1 will win an All-Inclusive Viva 2 Night Resort Vacation. This entitles you and your companion to enjoy 2 nights of accommodations in Mexico, Bahamas or Dominican Republic! This expires September 30, 2015.

Hello Handsome! Photo shoot with Men’s Wearhouse

Look at these wonderful pictures from a recent photo shoot at the Hyatt Place in Chesapeake!

Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible!

Photographer: Virginia Bessette of VB2Photography

Model: Shalone Cason

Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

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Fall Fusion Wedding Show at The Founders Inn and Spa
photo credit: Kirystn Marie Photography

Don’t miss the Fall Fusion Wedding Show at The Founders Inn and Spa on Sunday November 23, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm. First 100 will get Glass Impressions. Two will win a 3 day 2 night Williamsburg Plantation Vacation. Another 2 will win an all-inclusive Viva 2 night vacation in Mexico, Bahamas or Dominican Republic. 4 couples will win wedding bands. 8 brides will win a name change service.8 will win a Platinum Vegas vacation! Another two will win a Florida Theme Park adventure which includes 2 nights accommodations! All this during a fashion show by Maya Couture and Maya Couture on Man. Just log onto Preview the beautiful photos of Maya Couture and Maya Couture on Main on Flickr:

Continued support with Brides Against Breast Cancer with Show Bride LLC

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So proud of our partnership with Brides Against Breast Cancer at the Autumn Spectacular Bridal Event at Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort on Oct. 26, 2014. We are proud of our donation to continue the fight against #breastcancer and continue #breastcancerawareness #showbride #kilncreek #autumnspectacular #babc #bridesagainstbreastcancer

Behind the scenes of The Grand and The Pearl Photo shoot

Here are some behind the scene looks of yesterdays amazing shoot at the Newport News Marriott at city center. We had a great time as usual working with some wonderful people. A big thank you to everyone who was involved in making this shoot happen.

Coordination: Marie Leach | Photographer: Sean Holder | Venue: Newport News Marriott at City Center | Makeup: Cypress Makeup Artist | Flowers: Annette Tomes | Hair: Leiah Marie Muller | Jewelry: Long Jewelers | Videography: Derrick McCraw | Model: Eugenia Gonzales | Uplighting: Mike Menichino |Transportation: Excalibur Ricky Chew


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Sponsor Spotlight: Grab Bags by Gab

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Where Lush, Luxury, Decadence, and Opulence meets Customization!! Custom Bling just for YOU!!

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Sean Holder Photography…The latest in quick turnaround time!

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From Sean Holder Photography, all images you receive are high resolution color corrected and print ready. They don’t just edit a few of your images like some photographers, they edit all of them. Contact Sean Holder 757.553.1810 (call anytime, according to his website) and make sure you email

Vendor Spotlight: David Champagne Photography

David Champagne Photography recently relocated from San Diego to Virginia Beach. David Champagne is a Virginia Beach wedding photographer who specializes in Virginia Beach Wedding Photography, Hampton Roads Wedding Photography, Richmond Wedding Photography, and Destination Wedding Photography worldwide. David Champagne Photography is available to photograph weddings throughout Tidewater, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, and Richmond. One of the top San Diego wedding photographers on The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 and The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 for Southern California; featured in Ceremony Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine, and The Knot Southern California, Vow Bride Magazine and boutique wedding blogs. David Champagne Photography’s destination weddings have taken him to County Mayo, Ireland; Key West, Florida (twice); Mammoth Lakes, California; San Francisco, California; Atoka, Oklahoma; and Charleston, South Carolina.

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