Well yesterday was my first Bridal Show of the 2013.  Out of the blue I got a call from the owner of  http://planitexpo.com/ last Thursday evening offering me a great spot to exhibit at the Saturday, April 13th show.  Never had done a show in a Mall, let alone 45 exhibitors.

After some thought,  decided to go ahead.  So, Lance and I packed up the dress forms, gowns, fascinators, bags and sashes and headed off to the show on Saturday morning.  Had a great spot right on the corner of a very open area.  You could see the gowns from several directions.

Ended up next to a DJ…Honestly, I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to hear with the speakers right next to our booth.  But it turned out great.   DJ “Howard Goldstein of http://professionaldiscjockeyservice.com/ was great, nice guy and very professional.

Table at Ocean County Mall, April 13, 2013
Table at Ocean County Mall, April 13, 2013

I had to decide on a door prize. I decided on a beautiful sash I had made.

photo(2)The apricot and white flowers are made of double faced satin and silk ribbon.  Hand appliqued onto a beige double faced satin ribbon.  To show off the sash, I put it on the gown I made from a Vera Wang pattern.  It gave it a really new and updated look.

The lucky bride was Rebecca. She didn’t have a dress yet.  She was so surprised. I hope she gets inspiration from the sash.


photo(6)photo(7)Above are shots of the show.  After I gave the bride her sash…I put the hand beaded sash on the Vera Wang gown. It again gave the gown a different look.


Had some bag lovers stop by also.

Enjoyed talking to all of brides.  I hope that they got a lot out of the show and would love to hear from them when they are ready.

Look forward to some new opportunities and creative designs.

This is going to be a great year for C’est Lea.