Wedding Wednesday: Baystate Bridal Expo

While I don't normally post about weddings on Wednesdays, or any other days for that matter, I had the pleasure of attending the Boston Bridal Expo this past weekend with my newly engaged friend, Kara, and I want to tell you all about it. The event, held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on January 21 and 22, showcased a variety of wedding vendors - from transportation to clothing and from photography to cake. We spent a few hours wandering the aisles and Kara was able to get some great inspiration for her own wedding. We even ran into a photographer, Rachel Zarrell, who took our picture for the website:

We arrived at the convention shortly after 11, and walked into the large hall.

We chose to start on one end and worked our way throughout the entire hall, going up and down each aisle. We saw some really amazing vendors and even saw some more creative ideas. For starters, we came across the Beantown Trolley's Wedding Trolley Tour package. Kara is getting married in Hawaii (where she's from), but for a Boston wedding, using a trolley transport would be a creative way to showcase a fun side of Boston.

What do you think? Would your guests enjoy a trolley tour?
We also came across a few different limo options - loving the idea of the classic car look to transport the bride and the groom. I think it's clear though that if you wanted to travel with your entire wedding party, this may not be the best transportation choice.

One of our most inspiring, and useful, stops was at one of the stationary vendors. Emerald Invitations is a Quincy located stationary store who has created some amazing invitations. They do all of their own printing and the save the dates, invitations and party favors all looked fantastic.

I think our favorite stop though, was at the Bean Counter Bakery's section, where we got to sample red velvet cake, chocolate mousse cake and a delicious yellow cake with lemon drizzle. The cakes they had showcased were so beautiful, it would be hard to imagine having to cut them apart!

By the time we left, Kara and I had amassed an incredible amount of stuff - over 2 bags full! We both dragged our bags home and took stock of everything we'd seen. At the Expo, we also got the chance to check out some photo booths (one of the newest wedding trends), get some information on romantic honeymoons and get a glimpse of some amazing venues in the New England area. I am so excited to be a part of Kara and her fiance Mike's celebration and I cannot wait to see how beautifully their wedding will turn out to be.

And me? I organized all the information I got and I'm saving it for a few years from now when I need some of my own inspiration. :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! And please, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the Expo or any of the vendors I mentioned here!



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