Twin Cities Bridal Show wins 3 of 6 awards

Recently Minnesota’s Twin Cities Bridal Show was nominated for 5 awards with the ISES Minnesota Star Awards. The Internation Special Events Society (ISES) created the awards program to recognize outstanding professionals in the special event industry. Bruce Vassar and Matthew Trettel, Producers of the Twin Cities Bridal Show, were also nominated for an additional award for their work in coordinating the hit TLC show Randy to the Rescue.

Bridal Show Producers International is pleased to announce that they succeeded in winning three of the six awards they were nominated for.

  • Best Logisticsfor Randy to the Rescue
    What does it take to create a live event for a reality television show? In 2013 we found out as we were tasked to manage all of the live event logistical details and execution of a pop up bridal salon with over 200 dresses. A fourteen-week tour filmed for television in 8 hotel ballrooms across the U.S. was a logistical undertaking.

  • Best Use of Marketing & Graphic Design for the Twin Cities Bridal Show
    The Twin Cities Bridal Show established itself as a dominant marketing force through the integration of a vibrant brand palette and iconic graphic elements. With key partnerships and savvy media relations, the event quickly became the area’s most widely promoted bridal event.

  • Best Team Effort for the Twin Cities Bridal Show
    The brand new Twin Cities Bridal Show proved to be just what the 20-something couple wanted; a fun and exciting way to plan their wedding. Featuring one-of-a-kind elements like the Inspiration Station, Glam2Go Makeover Zone and the Aisle of Style Fashion Show this event was fresh and full of energy

To find out more about the ISES Minnesota Star Awards event and the other awards that the Twin Cities Bridal Show was nominated for visit our previous blog and Visit the Wedding Guys to find our more about their bridal shows and future endeavors.

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Minnesota’s exceptional Twin Cities Bridal Show nominated for 6 awards

Stunning dresses on stage at the Twin Cities Bridal Fashion Show

Congratulations to The Wedding Guys, one of  BSPI’s exemplary bridal show producing members, for their accomplishment!

The International Special Events Society (ISES) –Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter produces the Minnesota STAR Awards to recognize outstanding professionals in the special event industry for all of the events they create, plan, manage and execute each year. Open to any Minnesota based company, The Wedding Guys® have been nominated for the the following awards:

For the Twin Cities Bridal Show:

Best Public Event

Best Technical Production

Best Use of Marketing/Graphic Design

Best Event Filmmaking

Best Team Effort

For Randy to the Rescue – The Ultimate Bridal Event:

Best Event Logistics

A Stunning High End Fashion show presented by Twin Cities Bridal Show

Details about why Twin Cities Bridal Show and Randy to the Rescue were nominated for these awards

Twin Cities Bridal Show

Best Use of Marketing/Graphic Design
The Twin Cities Bridal Show established itself as a dominant marketing force through the integration of a vibrant brand palette and iconic graphic elements. With key partnerships and savvy media relations, the event quickly became the area’s most widely promoted bridal event.

Best Event Filmmaking
The vibrancy of the new Twin Cities Bridal Show translated to video with a fresh and energetic attitude. From the interaction of the attendees and the stunning event environment to the dazzling multimedia fashion show and inspiration station, the video encapsulated this amazing experience.

Best Technical Production
The technical production of the new Twin Cities Bridal Show included a multi-media experience with 35 models walking a staggering 100 foot long runway. With innovative production including a live DJ, musical performers and IMAG this local show was worthy of New York Fashion Week.

Best Public Event
The brand new Twin Cities Bridal Show was designed to provide a fresh and exciting alternative to the local expo-style bridal shows. With an amazing atmosphere and astonishing attendance, the event was a huge success quickly becoming the area’s premier expo-style bridal show

Best ISES Team Effort
The brand new Twin Cities Bridal Show proved to be just what the 20-something couple wanted; a fun and exciting way to plan their wedding. Featuring one-of-a-kind elements like the Inspiration Station, Glam2Go Makeover Zone and the Aisle of Style Fashion Show this event was fresh and full of energy

Randy To The Rescue

Best Event Logistics
What does it take to create a live event for a reality television show? In 2013 we found out as we were tasked to manage all of the live event logistical details and execution of a pop up bridal salon with over 200 dresses. A fourteen-week tour filmed for television in 8 hotel ballrooms across the U.S. was a logistical undertaking.

For More information on The Wedding Guys, Twin Cities Bridal Show, & Randy To the Rescue Visit their websites.

Find out if they won by visiting the follow up post here.

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Bridal Show Producer’s International Conference in Florida May 2014

The 19th Annual Bridal Show Producer’s International conference is coming to Ft Lauderdale, Fl in May.

Does learning more to help your shows be more successful while having access to Sun, Sand, and Sailing sound intriguing? Mark your calendars and watch your favorite airline for airfare deals! Our 2014 conference will be May 1-2-3, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Bill Heaton, has planned an awesome conference at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa, which is just across the street from the ocean.

Conferences are for members only, so visit our BSPI website and find out how to become a member. The association was formed by bridal show producers for bridal show producers and will inspire and encourage you in the knowledge your will gain and the friendships you will make.

As you prepare for the conference, explore all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer! Visit HELLO SUNNY!

 

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Here’s what Bridal Show Producers are talking about…

These are recent forum topics on which BSPi Members have shared opinions. (Want to join the conversation?)

  • I want to raise my booth price, and maybe my ticket price. Is that too risky right now? Have you done it recently?
  • How should I handle this unethical competitor? Here’s what he did…
  • How can I get my vendors to promote my bridal show on their Facebook pages?
  • My venue booked a competing bridal show 30 days after mine. Has this happened to you? Do I have any recourse?
  • Is it a mistake to limit the number of photographers in my bridal show?
  • As a BSPi member, I know I can attend Wedding MBA free. Who do I contact?

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5 Ways to Make your Honeymoon Luxurious

After attending bridal shows, cake tastings, bachelor(ette) parties, after marrying the love of your life at your wedding and dancing the night away at your reception, you’re off on your honeymoon!

Forbes Magazine released a list of the Most Luxurious Honeymoon Destinations in 2005. I know what two words you’re thinking. “Honeymoon budget.” Let me show how you can emulate some of the Most Luxurious Honeymoon Destinations without going over your budget.

Forbes describes each honeymoon destination in detail. Read the summarized descriptions of just five locations and think about what appeals to you most about that honeymoon destination. Then apply it to your upcoming honeymoon. We want you to embark on one of the most important journeys together—we want the both of you to enter your paradise.

Amanjena means “peaceful paradise.” Open-air fountains flank the entrance, which is sheltered by palm and olive trees. The architecture, particularly the rose-colored walls and open-air buildings, was modeled on the Moorish packed-earth buildings that once crowded Marrakech. Reflecting pools and the guests’ pavilions radiate out from the bassin, the central-heated swimming pool.

Recreate your paradise by thinking of what aesthetically pleases the both of you. What types of architecture do you like? Modern, Victorian, Art Deco? Which body of water relaxes you? Oceans, lakes, rivers, and/or pools? What little things can you bring or buy to make your hotel or bed and breakfast a paradise. Candles, chocolate, flowers?

New York can be one of the most romantic cities in the world, but there’s nothing sexier than feeling like you own it. The Four Seasons knows how exhausting a honeymoon can be, which is why packing and unpacking services are offered free of charge. You can call ahead to request to have a romantic selection of CDs and DVDs waiting for you upon arrival.

Does your paradise include being waited on hand and foot? Can’t afford room service or butler? Take turns waiting on each other! You can do this very romantically too, you know.

Does your paradise include your favorite technology? A great honeymoon present for the both of you is buying an iPad, mp3 player, or even upgrading your cell phone into a smart phone. If you have one of these already, bring it along to the honeymoon. These devices can enhance your honeymoon by playing your favorite music and watching your favorite shows after a long day of adventuring, sight-seeing, etc. Just promise you won’t be doing work while you’re on your honeymoon.

Lémuria Resort of Praslin: A three-tiered pool leads down to the ocean, and guests can play tennis, windsurf or kayak, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and mountain biking.

 

 

If you both love to keep busy, find your paradise that offers new or favorite activities. Packages are generally affordable. Ask if you substitute certain activities for another if there are some you’re not comfortable. What about there’s one thing you want to do but your partner doesn’t or vice versa? Compromise. Take scuba-diving. Try snorkeling together first and then see if you or your loved one is now willing to try scuba-diving.

What kind of activities are out there?  Compile a list by reflecting on your relationship journey. Think of your favorite dates. Anything you’d want to do again? Think of what you have talked about with one another—your wishes, desires, to-dos. Now is one of the best times because you’ll be acting on your wishes and desires together.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a private game reserve, in South Africa takes its name from the Sand River, which winds through it, and you’ll see lions, elephants and hippopotamus all in a day’s work. The best part? You don’t have to give up your creature comforts to see the creatures.

 

Do animals belong in your paradise? Wherever your honeymoon may be, try to find a local zoo, game reserve, bird sanctuary, aquarium, etc. Going on a road trip or not traveling too far by plane? Why not take your pet(s) with you? Do your research and find pet-friendly airlines and hotels and make sure your vehicle is spacious enough for you newlyweds and your furry friends.

Uma Paro: Yoga, hiking, holistic therapy and trips to annual festivals are just part of the experience at Uma Paro. And the stunning scenery and modern accommodations give you a chance to breathe deeply and connect with each other’s inner Buddhist.

 

Make your paradise a spiritual journey! If you and your partner share the same spiritual beliefs, why not strengthen your relationship and yourself at your honeymoon? Talk to the head of your place of worship and see if there are any couples’ retreats, religious pilgrimages, anything that the both of you will find rewarding.

Read more Most Luxurious Honeymoon Destinations to see if any other places sparks your and your significant other’s interests, dreams, fantasies. Save this list for future anniversary vacations and/or vow renewals. Any place can be your paradise!

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