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BlackBride.com 3rd Annual Bridal Show Bedazzled Brides

BlackBride.com debuted New Gown Collection hosted Celebrities and Reality Star guests at 3rd Annual Bridal Show

3rd Annual BlackBride.com Bridal Show - Atlanta Marriott Marquis
3rd Annual BlackBride.com Bridal Show - Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Jan. 23, 2013 - PRLog -- BlackBride.com (http://www.blackbride.com/), (http://www.blackbride.com/our-blog/) the premiere resource for brides of color embarked upon their 3rd Annual Bridal Showcase Sunday, January, 13, 2013 at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Brides and grooms-to-be and their guests filled the Marquis Ballroom to discover the latest trends in bridal fashions, décor, photography, and more. Hundreds of brides-to-be, picked up their swag bags filled with goodies and entered the ballroom where they were served gourmet mini cheesecakes along with complimentary coffee. Grooms in attendance were able to enjoy a 'man cave' that included cushioned seats and a flat screen for watching the NFL playoffs.

For the 3rd year in a row brides and grooms-to-be along with their guests perused the ballroom filled with gorgeous displays and exhibits set-up by Atlanta's finest wedding professionals. The showcase provided one stop shopping for everything brides need to plan the wedding of their dreams. Everything from honeymoon packages, venues, and jewelry, to food tastings, photography, gorgeous bridal fashions, and so much more. There were exciting giveaways throughout the day including a grand prize honeymoon getaway to Barcelo Resort Punta Cana, and a $5,000 couture wedding gown.

The BlackBride.com Wedding Gown Collection by Therez Fleetwood was revealed for the first time during the fashion segment which featured a special presentation and  unveiling of the 'Della' gown in honor of best friend to CEO Mary Chatman who modeled in last year's show and lost her battle to cancer shortly afterwards. Fleetwood, a staple in the wedding industry, also debuted her couture exotic spring line of wedding gowns for the third year in a row, while Bryan K. Osburn was back for the second year featuring his dazzling "Black and White" Collection accompanied by dazzling handmade jewels. "SuperMogul" Kathy Ireland's Mon Cheri Bridal Collection was represented on the runway for the first time and Brides by Demetrios Atlanta featured top wedding gown styles that shimmered and sparkled under the lighting. BlackBride.com also featured gowns and bridesmaids dresses with a modern and feminine flair from local salons, Ivory Bridal and Formal and Sweet Elegance. The debonair male models donned the runway wearing tuxedos provided by Express Tuxedo who has been a sponsor of the show since its inaugural. The models were glammed up by D'Lor Salon and Spa. Brides also enjoyed a mock wedding and wedding vow writing workshops throughout the day.

Star power was evident with, National TV and Radio Personality Egypt Sherrod who gifted one lucky bride with a $250 VISA gift card. Atlanta's own DJ Blak Magic providing non-stop, crowd pleasing music that kept the mood exciting and a special guest appearance by international recording artist, Jeff Spain finalist on "Sunday's Best" and star of "Almost Married" on BET and Centric.  Recording artist Antonia Lawrence hit the stage with a special performance, singing "Power of a Woman." Attendees were serenaded during the fashion segment by talented opera singer, Leslee Christopher and emotionally charged dance performance by Eagles Landing Dance Troop closed out the show.

Event management was provided by The Starfire Group. The Starfire Group has managed the event since its inaugural. 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 are excited about experiencing something cultural, new and exciting. We are committed to providing just that and we're looking forward to kicking it up a notch for next year."

Media Partners were housed in an awesome "Something Blue Lounge" provided by The Image Collections. For a full list of sponsors and media partners please visit www.blackbride.com.

About BlackBride.com

BlackBride.com has been the premier online resource for culturally diverse brides since 1998. For the past fourteen years they have been touted as "the ultimate wedding companion for planning the most romantic and important day of a woman's life". Black Bride serves as a unique one-stop resource to support couples in capturing the essence of their planned nuptials, merge their personal style to the momentous occasion, and truly have a wedding experience they may call their own. Please visit www.BlackBride.com for additional information.

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