January 30, 2013

Ever After Bridal Show | Marion, Illinois

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I’ve been wanting to do this bridal show for about 2 years now but I just never thought I was ready to go into wedding photography. Now that I know it’s what I want to do full time it only made sense that the timing was right to become a vendor. It was pretty pricy to reserve my spot but I knew that if I booked 1 wedding that it would all be worth it.
After I signed up, the best part came in designing a booth. I wanted my booth to scream Kacey! So that meant purple everywhere with white accents (what I want my future office to look like). I’m pretty much in love with purple. You should have seen my dad’s face when I told him I wanted to build a purple wall for my booth. I think once I told him my idea he began to understand what I was wanting. I was wanting my booth to feel like a living room, more importantly MY home. Now, I don’t have a purple wall in my apartment because I cannot paint (boooo) but if I could this is what it would look like. In the past I’ve been meeting brides for consults at the local Dairy Queen or other restaurants. Sometimes I go to their home. But eventually I’ll have a place of my own to set up similar to this. I want them to feel comfortable and have a cup of coffee and talk about their big day. I want to hear all about their fiancĂ© and how he proposed and more importantly….. how she sees herself walking down the isle to the man of her dreams! This type of setting is what each bride and groom with have in their own home. They’ll be able to see how pictures look printed on the wall, how their album would look sitting on their coffee table, etc. It’s an environment that’s comfortable and that’s where the idea came for my booth. I hope to be renting a house soon and I’m really hoping to have an office space or a space big enough to do something similar to this!!! Cross your fingers.

My dad made that penny table for me last year and I just had to show it off.

I’m so happy with how my booth came out and I received TONS of compliments on it at the bridal show. Brides kept coming up to me saying how unique it was and that their favorite color was purple too. And grooms appreciated the chairs I had and “took a break” while their girls were getting informed on my packages, albums, etc. I literally had the best time and I couldn’t have done any of it without the help of my dad. He drove with me to Menards to gather up all the building supplies for the booth and he painted and constructed the wall. I also want to thank my brother for helping him put it together the day of the show. I think the whole booth was set up in like 15-20 minutes CRAZY! My sister and sister-in-law stayed with me during the show to help hand out information and I honestly don’t think I could have done it alone. There were times I had brides standing in line waiting to talk to me so they were there to help keep things flowing…and keep my slideshow running (good job, Alice). And last but not least, thank you so much to my mother for letting me borrow her black sofa table and my grandmother for letting me take her own living room chairs. I know it was rough having them gone for a few days but it was worth it. The rest of the stuff in the booth was in my own home. I bet my neighbor thought I was moving out LOL. 
Hope you are all having a great Wednesday. It’s hump day, only 2 more days to go till the weekend!
  1. Anonymous

    January 30th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Love your booth!

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