Feb 072018

Premier Bride Expo – St. Augustine

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Don’t miss out the Premier Bride Expo in St. Augustine at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village!

There are many other wedding expos in Northeast Florida….but just remember that if it does not say “Premier” it’s just average!  Premier Bride Magazine and the Premier Bride Expos are the only wedding expos and wedding magazine that is located in Northeast Florida, focuses only on Northeast Florida and the owner is a resident in Northeast Florida!

We have been the go-to guide and expo for brides and grooms in Northeast Florida since 2001!

At each show you will always find a wide variety of professional wedding vendors that are excited to meet you and help you plan your special day.  All of the vendors that are in the magazine and at the expo have been vetted to make sure they carry all appropriate accreditation,  liability insurance and licenses.

Make sure you check out the next expo on March 11th – for more information go to www.PremierBrideExpo.com

Aug 162017

 

Gown and Garter Bridal Boutique is a custom styling studio; specializing in Bridal and Special Occasion Gowns. The boutique is located on Jacksonville’s Westside, providing a unique experience in Bridal shopping. Gown & Garter’s mission is to ensure you have the wedding gown or special gown of your dreams. We spoke with the owner, Pam Wilcox, about her boutique and here is what she had to say.

 

What made you decide to work in the wedding industry?

I fell in love with the wedding experience as a preteen and it never left. I was 12 or 13; my uncle had a very large southern wedding. Here is his bride wearing this white gown and all these ladies (my mother & aunts and her friends) are dressed in these beautiful long lavender pleated gowns and tea cup hats surrounding her. I was hooked on the glamour of weddings.

 

What do you love the very most about what you do?

I have a deep love and appreciation for the beauty in wedding gowns. In my humble opinion, a wedding gown is a representation of love. My goal is for every Bride to walk away feeling and saying, “I love me in this gown!”

 

Tell the brides-to- be your best wedding advice.

Breathe. When it gets down to that magic hour, the only thing that matters is the look on your significant others face and second you’re able to hold their hand and say, “I do!”  That’s it, nothing else matters. Remember to breathe and take it all in. Be present.

 

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now?

What I am finding now Brides are straying away from traditional gown and going creative. I love it!! I am working with a bride who wants a yellow gown with a unique silhouette.

 

What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry?

Gown & Garter is looking at the present, the OtisJames Bride line, focus is to embrace and love all Brides’ beauty and curves.  In an industry where women are made to feel that they must confirm to the dress, let the dress be made to confirm to you. It’s all about you. It’s just that simple.

 

What is your favorite product or service that you offer brides? Please describe it.

I love gowns from weddings to special occasions. I love the way the right dress makes you feel wearing it. The topper is the look your significant other gives you when they feel your confidence.

 

Do you offer any other products or services?

Not only do we offer designer and custom gowns, we offer special occasion gowns, flower girl dresses, men’s dress shirts in array of colors, custom garters, lingerie, veils and accessories.We also host OtisJames Bride. This is a bridal gown line almost exclusively for curvy Brides. Gown and Garter also host a monthly Wedding Planning Workshop. It’s a 4 hour intensive workshop on focusing your Bride Style throughout your wedding.

 

How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding?

A Bride or anyone desiring a special made gown should reach out to Gown&Garter at least 4 to 6 months. If it is a designer gown, delivery will take 8 to 12 weeks. With custom gowns the process is similar but usually 8 to 10 weeks, which includes the consultations.

 

How long have your been doing what you do?

For over 4 years I was a wedding planner and it was a great experience but I always seem to focus more on the details of the gown and what everyone was wearing. I decided to focus on wedding gowns! I was always curious about the design and construction of the gown.

 

What are 5 adjectives that describe you and/or your business?

Custom, Unique, Customer-Centric, Fashion Forward and Passionate

 

Contact Information:

An array of gorgeous gowns for many occassions

Beautiful shoe selection

Large Selection of dresses for many different body types

Flower Girl dresses available

Large Dressing Rooms

Jul 202017

Premier Bride Expo – St. Augustine – September 24, 2018

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It’s the last PREMIER wedding expo of the year!  Brides, grooms, friends and family all know that the Premier Bride Expo is Northeast Florida’s biggest and best wedding experience! Join us and 120+ professional wedding vendors on Sunday, September 24th at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village!  Newly engaged to almost brides-to-be are encouraged to attended because there is something for everyone!  With vendors representing over 20 different categories you will find new ideas and inspirations down ever aisle!

We have live music, manikin fashion shows, food, sweets, swag bags, prizes, décor set ups and so much more.  It’s a great afternoon to be shared with your fiancé, moms, bridesmaids and/or friends.  Check out our tips for attending a expo to make your experience the best it can be!

Discounted tickets are available online, just make sure you print your confirmation for fastest entry to the show.  You can also purchase tickets at the door for $12 cash.  Go to www.PremierBrideExpo.com now to purchase your discounted tickets!

The Premier Bride Expos are sponsored by Premier Bride Magazine of Northeast Florida, so make sure you pick up your latest copy of the publication and find out how you can have your wedding featured!

Aug 222016

Premier Bride Expo – St. Augustine’s Premier Wedding Show

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If it’s not a PREMIER expo, it’s just average!

Don’t miss the PREMIER Bride Expo on Sunday, September 18th from 1-4 pm at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine Florida!

When we say there is EVERYTHING you need to plan your wedding at our shows, we mean it!  Over 115 of Northeast Florida’s top wedding professionals will be there…wanting to meet you and talk about your wedding day! Over 20 different categories of wedding services will be there.  This means, no matter what stage you are in the wedding planning process, there will be something for you!  Even if you are at the end stages, there are vendors there for “after” the wedding, offering professional services!

Here are some of the participating vendors at the show!

Make sure you pre-register for the expo!  By pre-registering you can get discounted online ticket and you will receive a list, prior to the show, of all of the prizes and give-a-ways that can be won at the expo.  Please go to www.PremierBrideExpo.com for tickets and more information.

Get social with us!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter at @PremierBrideFL – our official hashtags are #PremierBride #PBExpo and #PBNEFL

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Southern Charm Events Wedding Planners
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Bed Bath & Beyond Registries & Gifts
Thirty-One Gifts Registries & Gifts
Pure Life Essentials Registries & Gifts
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The Pioneer Barn Receptions
Diamond D Ranch, Inc Receptions
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The Palencia Club Receptions
St. Johns Golf and Country Club Receptions
World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Receptions
The Hill Top Restaurant Receptions
Omni Jacksonville Hotel Receptions
The White Room Receptions
Fountain of Youth Weddings Receptions
The Barn at Two Son Farm Receptions
Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Receptions
Serenata Beach Club Receptions
creative soul Photography
Dan Harris PhotoArt, LLC Photography
Favorite Photography Photography
Jay Grubb Photography Photography
Subject One Photography Photography
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Derick Le Studio Photography
J. Mosley Photography Photography
Kris Graham Photography Photography
The Mullikin Studio Photography
Tyler Mackenzie Photography Photography
J & J Weddings Photography
Amason’s Other Services
Perpetua Grant – Florida Financial Group Other Services
Bath Fitter Other Services
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty Other Services
Jax beach event hall Other Services
Home Star Pacetti Realty Network Other Services
First Command Financial Services Other Services
CoolPics Photobooth Other Services
Bedroom Kandi Boutique Other Services
Millennium Home Design Other Services
Brooch the Possibilities Other Services
Embellished Embroidery Other Services
Premier Bride Magazine Other Services
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Feedback Entertainment DJs & Event Co Music & Entertainment
McGee Entertainment Music & Entertainment
Feedback Entertainment DJs & Event Co Music & Entertainment
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D’Land Entertainment and Productions Music & Entertainment
Party Solution Entertainment Music & Entertainment
ShutterBooth Jacksonville Music & Entertainment
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chloe + isabel by Suzza Jewelry
Origami Owl Jewelry
Traci Lynn Jewelry by Michele Jewelry
Impressions Invitations & Calligraphy
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Carrie Me Away Vacations LLC Honeymoon & Travel
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Cruise Planners Honeymoon & Travel
Palm Travel Group Honeymoon & Travel
Riverside Tours and Travel Honeymoon & Travel
Everlasting Honeymoons Honeymoon & Travel
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Kuhn Flowers Flowers
Anything With Plants and Flowers Flowers
Southern Grace Floral Designs Flowers
Rose of Sharon Florist Flowers
Connie Duglin Decor Linens & Rentals
Destination Planning Decor Linens & Rentals
Beachview Event Rentals & Design Decor Linens & Rentals
Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club Ceremony Services
Grace Episcopal Historic Chapel, Orange Park Ceremony Services
Fantasy Farms Events Celebrations
David’s Catering Catering
Aprons Catering Catering
PJ’S Catering Catering
Black Tie Catering and Events Catering
Anthony’s Gourmet Catering Catering
Publix Cakes & Sweets
Sweet by Holly Cakes & Sweets
Custom Confections Cakes & Sweets
Jos. A. Bank Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Men’s Wearhouse Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Menguin Tuxedos Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Bridals & More Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Debra’s Bridal Shop at the Avenues Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Michael’s Formalwear & Bridal Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Valerie’s Boutique Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
HairUWear Inc. Beauty
Lazzara Orthodontics Beauty
Senegence Beauty
Pure Romance By Gia Beauty
Rodan+Fields Beauty
Erin’s Younique Essentials Beauty
Mary Kay Beauty
Cosmo Nail Bar Beauty

 

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Jun 202016

Premier Bride Expo – St. Augustine

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The Premier Bride Expo is back at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village on September 18th from 1-4 pm!

The Premier Bride Expo is the leader in the wedding expos in Northeast Florida.  It’s easy to remember, if it’s not a Premier expo…it’s just average! Each show is packed with 100 to 120 of the top wedding vendors in Northeast Florida area.  Brides and grooms will also be to realize that there are over 20 different wedding categories at each show.  This guarantees that no matter what stage you are in the wedding planning process…there is something for you to find, see and explore at the show.

We encourage you to come as a couple and bring other key decision makers.  Each show offers a great opportunity to meet incredible wedding professionals and connect with them.  Remember, all of your wedding vendors are helping you plan one of the most important days of your life…so pick them wisely!

The September 18th show is the last bridal expo of the 2016 season, so don’t miss out!

Tickets for the show can be purchased in advance, online at www.PremierBrideExpo.com or you can buy your tickets the day of the show at the door. Make sure that you check out our tips on attending a bridal show.  Don’t forget your labels and your comfortable shoes!

We also encourage you to follow us on social media!  We have an Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest account with the handle @PremierBrideFL or follow us on Facebook at Premier Bride of Northeast Florida.  Our official hash tags are #PBExpo #PBNEFL and #PremierBride

Mar 172016

Premier Bride Expo – Rock N Roll – Jacksonville

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Northeast Florida, get ready for the “Rock N Roll” Premier Bride Expo happening on June 12th at the Prime Osborn Convention Center presented by Premier Bride Magazine of Northeast Florida!

The theme for the expo is inspired from the fashion and décor photo shoot that happened for the new edition of Premier Bride Magazine!

Over 40 wedding vendor came together to create over 5 table scapes, 6 guest experiences, and  17 wedding gowns for the “Rock N Roll” spread.  Make sure you pick up the newest copy of the magazine at the show and check out the décor showcase that is all about “Rock N Roll!”  Follow us online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterst for all the images from the shoot!

Come see us at our booth and grab your copy!

When attending the Premier Bride Expo, expect to meet well over 100 of the top wedding professionals in the Jacksonville and surrounding area at the show.  There will be vendors representing all aspects of the wedding planning process.   There will be wedding venues, photographers, invitations, honeymoons & travel, catering companies, cake & sweets, videographers, bridal salons, beauty, health, grooms wear, florists, DJ’s & musicians, transportation, accessories, and so much more!  For more vendors make sure you check out our vendor directory on our website by clicking here.

We encourage all brides & grooms to attend with their significant other!  It is also recommended that you only bring other people to the show who are part of the decision making process.  Large groups of people are always welcome, but if you are coming to the show to book your wedding vendors, having a large entourage it can be harder to talk to everyone you want too.

Another trick is to print labels so you can peel and stick instead of writing out all of our information.  Most vendors will have prizes at their booths, but they do require filling out a registration form.  Your labels should include your name, phone, email, wedding date and address!

Visit Premier Bride Expo’s website to for more information by clicking here.  We also suggest pre-registering  and pre-paying for the bridal show online and printing out your tickets.   This will allow for a speedy entry at the show.  If you can not print out your tickets, don’t worry, they will be able to look up your registration and payment online.  This line is sometimes long, so if you can print your tickets out that would be best!

Tickets are $8 online or $12 at the door.  Doors open at 1 pm to 4 pm!

Feb 252016

Premier Bride Expo – St. Augustine Florida

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The Premier Bride Expo is back at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village on Sunday, February 28th from 1-4 pm in the afternoon.  Brides, grooms, family and friends involved in the decision making process are welcome and encouraged to attend!  In order to maximize your experience at the show we suggest that brides and grooms limit the number of people they bring to those who are involved in making the major choices for the upcoming wedding!

With over 110 different wedding professionals to meet, representing over 20 different categories related to planning a wedding, there is something for everyone!

Premier Bride Magazine suggests that your make a list of what types of wedding vendors you want to meet at the show.  If you are at the beginning of your wedding planning stages, the first thing you need to decided is your wedding venue and date.  From there you can fill in all of the categories.  We also highly suggest enlisting the help of wedding planner.  If your wedding planner is not a vendor at the show, ask them to come along with you! If you don’t have a wedding planner, there are great ones at the show that offer full service or day of coordination!

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes,  bring mailing labels for vendor registration and door prizes and get ready to have some fun!

Copies of the newest Premier Bride Magazine will be there, make sure you pick up your copy or read it online here.

We suggest that you pre-register and buy your tickets online, click here!

Dec 112015

Premier Bride Expo – January 10th at Prime Osborn Convention Center

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January 10th at the Prime Osborn Convention Center is the Premier Bride Expo!

If you are planning a wedding, plan with us!

Everything you need will be here including our newest feature, the Decor and Guest Experience showcase! The theme for the show is Vintage Carnival!  Walk through table scapes, ceremony set ups, guest experiences, cakes, flower displays, fashion and more that are themed around a “Vintage Carnival” theme!

At the expo meet over 100 wedding vendors in 17 different categories!  Get a bridal swag bag, win prizes and give-a-ways and much more!

Parking is FREE!

Tickets can be ordered online for $8 or bought at the door for $12.  For more information go to www.PremierBrideExpo.com

Premier Bride Expo – Jacksonville

Aug 162015

Premier Bride Magazine Presents Premier Bride Expo – St. Augustine

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Premier Bride Magazine presents the Premier Bride Expo in St. Augustine at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village!  Join us from 1-4 pm and come meet Northeast Florida’s top wedding vendors.  No matter what stage you are in the wedding planning process, the Premier Bride Expo has something for you.  We pride ourselves on having over 17 different categories of wedding vendors, ranging from price points, to help you make your day great.  Our vendors also represent Northeast Florida.  They come from Amelia Island, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach and even Southern Georgia.

You can get tickets online for $7 or $10 at the door!

Premier Bride Expo

May 162015

Jacksonville Bridal Show

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If you are planning a wedding, plan with us!

Engaged?  Vow renewals? Or maybe you are hosting a party – you can find all the vendors you need to make your event a success at the Premier Bride Expo.

With over 100 wedding vendors, representing every wedding category & more…everyone will find something they are looking for.  If you are at the beginning of your wedding planning process the first thing you need to figure out is a wedding venue and decide on the date.  Choosing a wedding venue in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Amelia Island, the beaches or the surrounding area can be challenging because there are so many choices!  The good news is no matter what you are looking for…it can be found on the First Coast and Historic Coast.  From beach settings, to rustic barns, to industrial spaces downtown to traditional country clubs and halls….Jacksonville has it all when it comes to wedding venue options!

Keep in mind that many of the wedding venue options can also be used for bridal shows and rehearsal dinners too!

Once you have decided on our wedding date and reception venue, you can book all of your other vendors.  Many wedding vendors only take one wedding per day or sometimes one wedding per weekend depending on their service, so it is best to book early and check their availability.

At the bridal show, make sure you walk the entire floor, talk to vendors and collect information.  When you walk in and check in at the bridal registration, you will receive a bridal swag bag.  This bag is stuffed with goodies and vendor information.  Use it to collect more business cards, marketing material and trinkets you collect along the way.

Many of the wedding vendors that participate in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine bridal expo book wedding services on the day of the show, sometimes offering great deals and discounts if you are ready to commit!  Others will set up appointments where you can have a one on one meeting to discuss their products and services that they offer.  Make sure you check out www.PremierBrideExpo.com or www.PBJacksonville.com to look a the list of wedding vendors.  Email or call them to see if they will be a the show.  Each wedding vendor that participates at the expo receives free tickets, so give them a call, tell them you would like to meet them at the show and ask them for a pair of complimentary tickets – they would love to accommodate you!

To ensure a great bridal show experience, make sure that you read all of our tips…including making mailing labels!

Most importantly, please pre-register at www.PremierBrideExpo.com – this saves you time!

Enjoy the show and see you on June 28th 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Everbank Field!

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