Our Bridal Open House was last Thursday, July 9th, and with the help of some amazing and talented vendors, we welcomed almost 60 brides with their friends and families to The Old Cigar Warehouse. The night was filled with mingling, delicious food and drink, entertainment and door prizes provided by all our featured vendors. To add to the excitement, we offered our first ever consignment sale as an opportunity for our past brides to sell their bridal decor items to any future brides looking for bargain prices.
The space was filled with thirteen of our preferred vendors, each offering a different service to ensure that guests get the an idea of all the service options that are available to them. Our brides had the chance to see, taste and hear everything that our featured vendors had to offer.
We were happy to welcome Danielle Baker, The Wedding Lady, back to The Old Cigar Warehouse. Danielle is a joy to work with and our couples had the chance to experience her warm personality for themselves!
Holmes Catering served up a delicious menu including Cheddar Cheese Spread, Pulled Pork Sliders, Marinated Shrimp, Grilled Kielbasa, and an OCW staff favorite, their Buffalo Chicken Dip. Our in-house beverage provider, Liquid Catering, served a few different options of beers and wines, and a champagne option too! For a little something sweet, Couture Cakes and Holly’s Cakes served up some delectable mini cupcakes. Truth be told, we each had more than a few of both vendors’ delicious cupcakes and they did not disappoint! Couture Cakes’ salted caramel cupcakes were absolutely delectable and Holly’s Cakes’ white raspberry had our mouths watering.
As for entertainment, we offered two great options for couples to choose from. In The Cellar we had Erica Berg with The Erica Berg Collective, a talented group as an option for a live band. Erica’s beautiful voice backed up by her talented band never disappoints, and you certainly will want to befriend her even after just a few minutes! In The Main Hall we had Justin with Uptown Entertainment showcasing his topnotch DJ skills and killer set up. Justin quickly became a crowd favorite as he gave away twelve awesome door prizes to guests!
Shutterbooth joined us to help capture some fun photo booth moments! We love seeing a great photo booth complete with fun props at a wedding so we were happy to have the Shutterbooth team provide the same for our Bridal Open House guests! Christine with Christine Faust Events brought her keen eye for details and her passion for making every party a dream.
Our venue looked great thanks to our featured vendors who made The Old Cigar Warehouse “wedding ready.” ABC Party Rentals provided us with three unique looks for linens while Twigs provided gorgeous floral arrangements that complimented not only our space but the linens showcased for the evening.
If guests were still looking for formal wear, we had them covered. Gregory’s Formal Wear On The Go joining us to showcase what the groom and groomsmen could be wearing on the big day. David Gregory and his models were a huge hit as they helped our couples imagine what they could look like on their big day.
Finally, Cureton Photography captured all of the beauty and fun from the day! As with all of their work, we were so happy with the way that the photos turned out. John with Cureton Photography had a beautiful set up to show off his other work to anyone still looking for a photographer.
The consignment sale provided an opportunity for past brides to get in on the action too. Wedding décor was available for sale at discount prices ranging from candles and votives to linens to beer and wine. Shoppers were given quite the selection to choose from before purchasing their bargain items. It was a wonderful day thanks to our talented vendors, hard working team and enthusiastic couples and their guests. We can’t wait for the next Bridal Open House!
Beverage Provider: Liquid Catering
Caterer: Holmes Catering
Event Planning: Christine Faust Events
Formal Wear: Gregory’s Formal Wear on the Go
Photography: Cureton Photography
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth
Officiant: Danielle Baker, The Wedding Lady
Rentals: ABC Party Rentals