1st Annual Bridal Expo proved beneficial to Northeast Texas
By Savannah Christian
Commerce, TEXAS—With more than 40 vendors and 80 brides and guests in attendance, The
Spring Bridal Expo was a great success. Brides, grooms, families and bridal parties
were offered access to top-of-the-line businesses in the bridal industry and were
presented with a live fashion show without ever leaving the Rayburn Student Center.
Premier Sponsors were Sodexo, Lumière Lighting & Drapery, Pride Shop, and Providence
Place Bridal Boutique and BBJ Linen. Along with event sponsors, a few venders, Booe’s
Bakery, MiPhotoBooth and High Fire Designs created a lot of excitement for
Although there are various bridal fairs held in Dallas, Forth Worth and Tyler, there
is nothing quite like this expo in Northeast Texas. This region, which includes
border towns of Oklahoma, has limited wedding planning resources.
“It was nice to have so much information in one place,” said Kasie Loftin,
A&M-Commerce student and bride-to-be.
Several vendors, such as Booe’s Bakery and High Fire Designs, were very hands-on in
their interactions, allowing the brides to sample or taste the wedding experience
they bring to the table.
“I really enjoy getting to interact ahead of time with brides and families,” Baker
Lauren Booe said. “It is one thing to consult with someone over the phone, but being
able to meet them in person, relate to them and show them my passion is really
To close out the expo, several A&M-Commerce students modeled gowns from Providence
Place Bridal Boutique, showing brides different style, fit and embellishment
The Spring Bridal Expo will return next year to service wedding planners of Northeast
Texas March 9, 2013.
For more information about the expo, contact Connie Mears at
Connie.Mears@tamuc.edu or 903.886.5819.