This past Sunday, January 23rd. The Vanderburgh 4H Center held their 5th annual Ultimate Wedding Expo – and we were there, and we had a blast! What was so cool about this show was the fact that we had the opportunity to get some actual stage time – Joleigh, Danny and myself hopped up on stage for about half an hour and hosted ‘Trash the Dress Bingo”, which drew a huge crowd, and we gave away over $2,000 worth of prizes! We’re so looking forward to this upcoming year – between this and the Courier & Press Wedding & Prom Showcase, we’ve given away FOUR Trash the Dress sessions* this year. We’re really, really looking forward to seeing what kind of awesome ideas our winners come up with. 🙂

The music folks ;)

As usual, the Joma Music services team joined us at the 4H event and provided their excellent dinner music per request. They were a HUGE hit! We always love the opportunity to work side by side with the folks, and want to remind anyone thinking about booking us for their wedding this year or next (You wouldn’t believe how many people are already booking into 2012!) to check them out as well, as we offer that 10% services discount from both of us.

You’ve just got to love when neat things just fall into place. Abbingtons Bridal from Owensboro, Kentucky happened to have a booth right across from ours and, in true Joma fashion, Joleigh and I just went nuts over the dresses. We ended up pulling aside all of the dress models and doing an impromptu photo shoot showing off the wonderful dresses and accessories they offer. If I wasn’t a photographer, I’d so work at a dress shop. I love playing with them! Here are a couple shots we took, you can see the rest on our facebook page!

We also had the pleasure of being set up right next to Annale’s Twice Chosen, and had to snag one of her girls over as well for a few shots.

This was just totally a fun day all together. We got to see our friends from Bauerhaus Catering, Nikki from Davis Digital Photography was out there, of course Matt from Vickers Photo swung by, we met the guys from Slides of Life (They’re a killer new business in the area specializing in Photo Slideshows of ALL kinds! I checked out some of their work and it’s totally top notch… give ’em a looksee!) Schnitzelbank Catering took care of the pregnant lady, and too many more to mention them all.

Before I go, though, feast your eyes on this masterpiece from Bauerhaus Catering! I swear it, one of these days when I get married, I’m using this exact cake… it is gorgeous!




One day I shall have this cake… and eat it, too.




A huge thank you to Cindy Accord for hooking us up with this show, we can’t wait for next year’s!

*Mention you read our blog and get half off a trash the dress session when you book your wedding before February 14th! Why the date? Because I like Valentine’s day… that’s why. 🙂