PRLog - Feb. 25, 2012 - SMYRNA, Ga. -- BlackBride.com, the premiere resource for brides of color embarked upon their 2nd Annual Black Bride Bridal Showcase that was held on Sunday, January, 22, 2012 at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The doors didn't open fast enough for the patrons of this year's 2nd Annual Boutique Bridal Showcase as hundreds of brides-to-be, picked up their swag bags filled with goodies from companies like Iman Cosmetics, and Lani B Lip Care. Brides and grooms-to-be and their guests filled the Marquis Ballroom at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis to discover the latest trends in wedding style, décor and themes. The one-stop shopping showcase included Atlanta's top wedding professionals ready to assist brides with wedding locations, photography, jewelry, honeymoon packages, caterers, flowers, tablescapes, and of course, wedding gowns. Guests were served special treats provided by Gimmie Some Suga Bakery Bar, and sparkling cider provided by Costco. All of this while Atlanta's own DJ Blak Magic provided non-stop, crowd pleasing music that kept the mood exciting.
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The runway was illuminated by Light It Up Events, and sizzled with an elite bridal fashion segment produced by JLC Productions, featuring wedding attire by top designers like Therez Fleetwood returning to the show for the second year, debuting her spring line and her new couture doll collection. Alfred Angelo Bridal was also back for the second year featuring their awesome "bridesmaid"
Throughout the event, prizes were given away every hour, including an exquisite gown from the Allure Bridal Couture Collection valued at $2,500, One lucky bride won a $1,000 gift certificate courtesy of Jendayi Collection and another lucky bride-to-be won the grand prize of a 7-day honeymoon to one of the most romantic castles in Europe, Hattonchatel Chateau. Additional prizes given away were a wedding day limo ride courtesy of Special Day Limos, and a couture anniversary box that was created just for the show by famed Praez Occasions Couture Invitations, whose designs have been featured on David Tutera's hit WE-TV show "My Fair Wedding." A beautiful gown was also donated to Brides Against Breast Cancer. Other donations included a pair of spectacular earrings provided by Amrita Singh and dance classes for the bride and her bridal party provided by Spinerella Dance Fitness.
Gary "Lil G" Jenkins, lead singer of multi-platinum R&B recording group Silk serenaded the ladies attending this year's spectacular bridal show along with The Apollo Theater's best new artist award winners, "The Unknown Lyric". Grooms attending the 2nd Annual Bridal Show were able to enjoy being pampered in the Grooms' Lounge hosted by Kings of Atlanta that included a flat screen for watching the NFL playoffs. Guests were able to enjoy fresh flowers as they perused around the ballroom courtesy of Perfect Petals.
Event management of Black Bride's 2nd Annual Boutique Bridal Show was provided by The Starfire Group. CEO of Black Bride, Mary Chatman states, "This year's show was simply mind-blowing. We truly topped the efforts of our first show," She continues, "I believe people become excited about experiencing something cultural, new and exciting and that's what Black Bride is committed to providing and we're looking forward to taking things up for next year."
Media coverage for the 2nd Annual Black Bride Bridal Showcase included: Today's Black Woman Radio, Rolling Out Magazine, Chat Kafe with Kenny Pugh, News & Talk WAOK, Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine, Fashionado.net, Talking with Tami, Oh Nikka!, Alicia Style, Brown Gril Next Door, Courtney Luv, Afro Style Magazine, SHEEN Magazine, Caribbean Melange Magazine, Kontrol Magazine, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine and Jazz WCLK. A full list of sponsors and exhibitors can be found by visiting http://www.BlackBride.com.
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