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News, updates and vendor profiles for Bridal Blast, Southwest Florida's largest bridal show.

Booth Spotlight: Black Tie Tuxedos

Black Tie Tuxedos will be joining us again at the Bridal Blast on August 20 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: have you registered yet for our show grand prizes?  Be sure to register HERE!

About Black Tie Tuxedos:

 is locally owned and operated and has been making grooms look great for more than 35 years!  We not only have the experience, but the largest selection that allows us to customize the perfect look for any style wedding party.  Our continued customer satisfaction is evident through our high ratings and testimonials on many wedding sites.  Please stop by and see us to find out how we can provide you the best value, best experience and the best selection! 

Why Black Tie Tuxedos?

  • We are an experienced locally owned & operated tuxedo shop.
  • We have over 5000 tuxedos on premises.
  • No Catalog Shopping - Come in and try on a variety of styles and colors to see what suits you.
  • On-site Alterations
  • Last minute orders welcome
  • We match and coordinate with ALL dress colors
  • We rent and sell suits for wedding rehearsal dinners, honeymoons, cruises, semi-formal events, charity events, and business meetings. 

Planning a Wedding?

  • Best Selection:
    • We carry or can get anything our competition carries plus exclusive styles only available to Black Tie Tuxedos.
  • Best Fit: 
    • Expert seamstress in store at all times - alterations as you wait.
    • Huge inventory at the store for quick changes, or extra last minute tuxedos.
    • We carry everything from European Slim Fit Tuxedos to Big and Tall Sizing.
  • Best Pricing:
    • Rentals start at $49.95 for everything!
    • We beat all competitors prices, for exactly the same items. We guarantee we will compare and match ANY package offered.
    • We do not charge extra for extras.
    • We do not charge extra for extra days.
    • We do not charge damage deposits, rush fees, late fees, and other hidden upcharges.
  • Best Service:
    • Locally owned and operated.
    • 24/7 Emergency line available to all current and future customers.
    • 20 years of service to the Fort Myers, FL community.
    • Check out our online reviews and ask your other wedding vendors about our reputation.

 

 

Booth Spotlight: Verandah Club

We are so excited that the Verandah Club will be joining us at the Bridal Blast.  BRIDES: have you registered for the grand prize yet -- a cruise getaway?  Be sure to register HERE!

About the Verandah Club:

Weddings at Verandah

We understand that an extraordinary event doesn’t simply happen, it is planned. First impressions are always essential and our professional and experienced staff will help make your event memorable, beautiful and stress-free.

The Food and Beverage Department at Verandah is dedicated to working with you, as a team, toward the complete success of your event.
 

  • 5000 square feet of space for entertaining
  • With magnificent riverfront views of the golf course
  • Superb cuisine prepared to your specifications by our talented, professional culinary staff
  • Well-appointed full service bar
  • Delicious catering options customized to your taste and budget


Be sure to stop by the Verandah Club booth tomorrow!  Contact Brooke Alexander for more information or to schedule a site visit at (239) 694-7229.  OR visit their website at: verandahgolfclub.com/weddings/ 

Booth Spotlight: Complete Weddings + Events

We're so excited that Complete Weddings + Events is joining us again for the Brial Blast!  BRIDES: make sure you register for the Grand Prize -- a cruise!!  Register HERE!

About Complete Weddings + Events: Complete Weddings + Events of Southwest Florida, is a leading provider of wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services and photo booth rental. Whatever you need to set the stage for a phenomenal special event, we have you covered. Complete Music Video Photo has gathered the most talented SW Florida wedding photographers, videographers, and SW Florida’s DJs.

Serving Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, & all of SW Florida.

Expert photos, high-quality video, timeless music and unforgettable events at an affordable price: We Do.

Be sure to stop by their booth at the Bridal Blast Sunday, February 26 at Germain Arena.  

Booth Spotlight: RIG Entertainment

We're so excited that RIG Entertainment is once again joining us at the Bridal Blast this Sunday, August 28 at Germain Arena from 1 to 5 p.m.  BRIDES: Did you register for your {free} ticket?  Get yours

About RIG Entertainment:

"My name is Jay Rigdon and I am the FULL TIME sole proprietor of RIG Entertainment. I am a former Federal Agent and also a Veteran (Retired).  Relocating to Florida in 2011, I decided to make a fresh start and launched RIG Entertainment.  I am a Certified Wedding Planner and bring a lot more than your average DJ. Managing my own business gives me the opportunity to better serve my clients."

 

 If you’re looking for that ideal combination of elegance, professionalism, and high energy, DJ Jay Rigon is your perfect choice! Don’t fall for others who talk fast and make promises they can’t keep. Always remember if it sounds too good to be true call Jay and he will tell you the truth regardless if you utilize his services or not. Jay believes that it is his obligation to assist and educate anyone who is seeking help to make the right choice!!

 Entertainers do not have a second chance to get it right it has to be done right the first time. 

        "I look forward to exceeding your expectations for your event and making your special day the best it can be. Taking entertainment to the next level and going above and beyond is just how I do it!!!!” 

Be sure to stop by and meet Jay at the Bridal Blast this Sunday!

Booth Spotlight: Something Borrowed Decor Rentals & Event Styling

The Bridal Blast is only a few days away!  Brides - do you have your {free} ticket yet?  Get yours HERE!  We're excited that Something Borrowed will be joining us this Sunday, August 28 at Germain Arena.

About Something Borrowed:

Something Borrowed is a family-owned Fort Myers based decor rental and event styling company. We are your premier event source to handle every event with unmatched professionalism and style. Whether your event takes place indoors or outdoors, spring or fall, we have a wide variety of rental items to compliment your next event or wedding. 

We also offer:

* top-notch customer service

* one-on-one complimentary consultations

* event set-up and tear down

* wide variety of rentals including wood tables, chairs, linens, arbors, drapery, ceremony doors, barrels, vintage furniture, candelabras, table decor and more

*assistance in “styling” your event and turning your dream into a reality

…..and so much more.

Something Borrowed is the name to remember when planning your next event in Southwest Florida.

Be sure to stop by the Something Borrowed booth at the Bridal Blast!

News-Press features upcoming Bridal Blast

What a great write-up in The News-Press about the upcoming Bridal Blast.  From the article:

Brides promised a blast at expo

 STACEY HENSON, SHENSON@NEWS-PRESS.COM10:03 a.m. EDT August 18, 2016

Those planning their weddings can see everything old and new, borrowed and blue under one roof at Bridal Blast at Germain Arena on Aug. 28.

Show producer Mary Ann Crooker said the bi-annual show in Estero typically draws up to 700 people and features 120 to 130 booths featuring bridal party clothing, venues, catering, DJs, florals and more.

"It's really great for brides. They can plan the whole wedding under one roof," she said. "It’s amazing."

In its 20th year, all of the exhibitors are members of National Association of Wedding Professionals.  Bridal Blast is held each August and February.

Read the full article: http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2016/08/18/brides-promised-blast-expo/88820598/

Booth Spotlight: Jardin Floral Design

We are so excited that Jardin Floral Design is joining us next weekend at the Bridal Blast on Sunday, August 28 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: Have you registered for your free ticket yet?  Get yours HERE!

From Jardin Floral Design: 

Choosing a floral theme is one of the most exciting, yet challenging aspects of wedding planning. Whether you have been planning your dream wedding from childhood or coming to us with a blank slate, our team can offer advice and guidance, utilizing our expertise and creativity. We offer an initial complimentary consultation.

At Jardin Floral Design, we focus on each bride's unique vision and style by providing customized design and personalized service. We create an unique experience by working alongside each of our brides from their initial consultation to their wedding day. You can count on our professional and skilled team to personally attend to all your floral and decor needs and to materialize your vision on your special day.

We service Fort Myers and surrounding cities including Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Sanibel and Captiva Islands.  Visit our website for more information.

And be sure to stop by the Jardin Floral Design booth next Sunday at the Bridal Blast!

Booth Spotlight: Complete Weddings + Events

Complete Weddings + Events will once again be joining us at the next Bridal Blast on Sunday, August 28 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: Have you registered for you {free} ticket yet?  Be sure to get yours HERE!

About Complete Weddings + Events: Complete Weddings + Events of Southwest Florida, is a leading provider of wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services and photo booth rental. Whatever you need to set the stage for a phenomenal special event, we have you covered. Complete Music Video Photo has gathered the most talented SW Florida wedding photographers, videographers, and SW Florida’s DJs.

Serving Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, & all of SW Florida.

Expert photos, high-quality video, timeless music and unforgettable events at an affordable price: We Do.

Be sure to stop by their booth at the Bridal Blast Sunday, August 28 at Germain Arena.  

Booth Spotlight: Black Tie Tuxedos

Black Tie Tuxedo will be joining us again for the Bridal Blast on Sunday, August 28 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: make sure you have registered for your {free} ticket HERE.

Black Tie Tuxedos is locally owned and operated and has been making grooms look great for more than 35 years!  We not only have the experience, but the largest selection that allows us to customize the perfect look for any style wedding party.  Our continued customer satisfaction is evident through our high ratings and testimonials on many wedding sites.  Please stop by and see us to find out how we can provide you the best value, best experience and the best selection! 

Why Black Tie Tuxedos?

  • We are an experienced locally owned & operated tuxedo shop.
  • We have over 5000 tuxedos on premises.
  • No Catalog Shopping - Come in and try on a variety of styles and colors to see what suits you.
  • On-site Alterations
  • Last minute orders welcome
  • We match and coordinate with ALL dress colors
  • We rent and sell suits for wedding rehearsal dinners, honeymoons, cruises, semi-formal events, charity events, and business meetings. 

Planning a Wedding?

  • Best Selection:
    • We carry or can get anything our competition carries plus exclusive styles only available to Black Tie Tuxedos.
  • Best Fit: 
    • Expert seamstress in store at all times - alterations as you wait.
    • Huge inventory at the store for quick changes, or extra last minute tuxedos.
    • We carry everything from European Slim Fit Tuxedos to Big and Tall Sizing.
  • Best Pricing:
    • Rentals start at $49.95 for everything!
    • We beat all competitors prices, for exactly the same items. We guarantee we will compare and match ANY package offered.
    • We do not charge extra for extras.
    • We do not charge extra for extra days.
    • We do not charge damage deposits, rush fees, late fees, and other hidden upcharges.
  • Best Service:
    • Locally owned and operated.
    • 24/7 Emergency line available to all current and future customers.
    • 20 years of service to the Fort Myers, FL community.
    • Check out our online reviews and ask your other wedding vendors about our reputation.

Booth Spotlight: RIG Entertainment

We're so excited that RIG Entertainment is joining us once again at the Bridal Blast this Sunday, February 21 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: There is still time to register for your {free} ticket HERE!

About RIG Entertainment from owner Jay Rigdon:

"My name is Jay Rigdon and I am the FULL TIME sole proprietor of RIG Entertainment. I am a former Federal Agent and also a Veteran (Retired).  Relocating to Florida in 2011, I decided to make a fresh start and launched RIG Entertainment.  I am a Certified Wedding Planner and bring a lot more than your average DJ. Managing my own business gives me the opportunity to better serve my clients."


 If you’re looking for that ideal combination of elegance, professionalism, and high energy, DJ Jay Rigon is your perfect choice! Don’t fall for others who talk fast and make promises they can’t keep. Always remember if it sounds too good to be true call Jay and he will tell you the truth regardless if you utilize his services or not. Jay believes that it is his obligation to assist and educate anyone who is seeking help to make the right choice!!

 Entertainers do not have a second chance to get it right it has to be done right the first time. 

        "I look forward to exceeding your expectations for your event and making your special day the best it can be. Taking entertainment to the next level and going above and beyond is just how I do it!!!!” 

Be sure to stop by and meet Jay at the Bridal Blast this Sunday!