Calendar of Wedding Events – September and October 2011

September 21, 2011 | editorial team

Fall is here, and wedding shows of all kinds that can help you plan your big day abound! Take a peek at some of the fantastic wedding events happening across the country, as well as across the pond. We’ll be at a couple of them, so be sure to stop by and say hello if you spot anything or anyone Junebug!

IndieWed – A Unique Wedding Show and Market

Chicagoland brides and grooms-to-be, don’t miss this fun alternative bridal show where the guests are invited to participate in a full-scale (faux!) wedding, complete with ceremony and reception. Wedding professionals of all kinds will be on hand and you’ll get to really experience their work in action. And the biggest detail of all… at the end of the night, one lucky couple will win their wedding! Up for grabs are over $8500 in prizes, including a Free Venue, DJ, Photo Booth, Floral Package, and every ticket counts as an entry into the raffle.

September 29, 2011, 7pm
The Industrial Ballroom
4011 N. Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL

Here’s a peek at the last Indie Wed event, filmed by I Do Films

Ivy & Astor Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaid Seattle

Washington state brides, If you love the unique and romantic look of Ivy & Aster, don’t miss you chance to see the complete bridal, bridesmaid and accessories collections in person at the Seattle Bella Bridesmaid boutique! These dresses aren’t currently available anywhere else in Washington, and each one is simply lovely!

Friday, September 23 – Saturday, September 24
Bella Bridesmaid Seattle
2560 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA
Call 206-728-5965 for an appointment

Ivy & Astor Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaid Seattle

Urban Unveiled

Seattle’s annual boutique bridal show Urban Unveiled is just around the corner! Taking place at downtown’s stunning Benaroya Hall, Urban Unveiled is more than a wedding show; it is a party! This evening of opulence is a chance to meet and mingle with the Urban Unveiled partners who can take your bridal vision and make it a reality, while you enjoy fine wines, sumptuous cuisine, decadent desserts and incredible music and fashion. The Junebug team will be there, and hope you will be too!

October 12, 2011, 6-9pm
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA

Here are some highlights from last year’s event filmed by Endlesslove Productions, and check back with What Junebug Loves tomorrow for a special ticket giveaway!

Get Hitched Give Hope

Junebug is thrilled to be a Presenting Sponsor of Get Hitched Give Hope this year, and we ‘d love to see you at this wonderful fundraising event that helps you “Get Gorgeous Goods While Giving Back!” You’ll get to enjoy an over-the-top evening of food, drink and entertainment while winning raffle prizes and bidding on amazing auction items donated by wedding professionals throughout the Seattle area. This year’s event will help benefit the Santa Barbara-based Dream Foundation and The Young Survival Coalition of Seattle. Come join us!

October 27, 2011, 6pm
The Four Seasons Hotel
99 Union St
Seattle, WA

Get Hitched Give Hope, October 27, 2011 - raising money for wish-granting charities helping those who are seriously or terminally ill

Elegance on the Beach Bridal Show

The gorgeous and ultra-luxury beachfront retreat Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach invite you to discover everything needed to plan and execute a dream wedding. Taste samples of award winning cuisine by Acqualinas Executive Chef, Christopher Blum, drink mimosas and bellinis and meet local wedding professionals like Madison Parker Events, Harry Winston, photographers Adagion Studios, wedding cake designer Ana Paz, and many more.

Tickets are $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. Valet parking is complimentary for Bridal Show guests. For advance reservations, please contact Rachelle Alexander at Madison Parker Events – T: 786-394-3645; E: [email protected]. Also, Acqualina will offer 50% off room rates to guests attending the show. Enter WedACQ2011 as the attendee code when placing the booking: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_login.cfm?hotelid=17704

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 1- 4pm

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
17875 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Miami, Florida

The Niemierko Academy

If you’re a beginning wedding planner or if you’re thinking about getting into the industry, there’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the international wedding industry’s best and brightest, Mark Niemierko. Mark not only plans some of the most spectacular weddings in London and around the world, but he’s so dapper and dashing and delightful to be around, I swear the cost of attending his week long academy would be worth it just to be near him for that long. Ok, maybe that’s just me. For those in it for the right reasons, Mark’s intimate 10 student workshop at the Dorchester in London is amazingly in-depth, covering every creative and logistical detail that goes into a well run event. He and his team will also be joined by a host of wedding industry experts, including Elton Johns florist Rob Van Helden, Kate Moss wedding cake designer Peggy Porschen and Princess Dianas former make-up artist Maggie Hunt. Check out this video to learn more about The Niemierko Academy, taking place in October 2011, and January and April 2012, and get charmed by Mr. Niemierko yourself.

The Niemierko Academy
October 2011, January and April 2012
The Dorchester Hotel, London

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