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

Booth Spotlight: The Tuxxman

The Tuxxman will be joining us at The Bridal Blast on Sunday, February 21 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: be sure to register for your {free} ticket HERE.

About the Tuxxman:

The TUXXMAN...SWFL's newest tuxedo rental and men's formalwear store. Whether you need to rent tuxedos for yourself and groomsmen for your upcoming wedding, or you just want to add a new silk tie to your neckwear collection, stop by The TUXXMAN today and check out our extensive line of premier formal wear and accessories! Tuxedos, Slim Fit Suits, Vests, Ties, Cufflinks, and More!

Be sure to stop by the Tuxxman booth at The Bridal Blast and see what they have to offer.

 The Tuxxman booth at the Bridal Blast

The Tuxxman booth at the Bridal Blast


Booth Spotlight: Laura Jacobs Bridal

Laura Jacobs Bridal will be showing off some of their beautiful gowns at The Bridal Blast this Sunday, February 21 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: don't forget to register for your {free} ticket HERE.

About Laura Jacobs Bridal:

Owners, Loretta and Tony Violanti, have been in the bridal industry for 30+ years.  Tony's background in the Fashion Industry is extensive, having learned his trade from famed BrioniSr, on Via Barberini in Rome Italy, when Brioni was just a tailoring shop serving the high society in Rome.

Today Brioni is an international name. Besides making custom/tailor made man and woman's suits, he also owned his own manufacturer in woman's evening wear. All evening wear was designed by Tony Violanti. Tony Violanti fell into bridal by chance and it was a perfect fit for him. He has designed many bridal gowns and it has helped us immensely seeing that part of our collection has always been custom made designs.

Loretta Violanti was the assistant line manager for Esprit, Canada when she started dating Tony Violanti. It was a natural progression to start working together, once they got married. She is responsible for buying the bridal and evening collections for the last 25 years. With a global client list, Tony and Loretta have proven to be a winning team. They aim to offer a delightful and relaxing shopping experience.

Be sure to stop by the Laura Jacobs Bridal booth at The Bridal Blast this Sunday!

Booth Spotlight: Java Spa

We're excited that Java Spa will be joining us at the Bridal Blast on February 21!  

BRIDES - have you registered for your {free} ticket yet?  Don't miss out!  Get yours HERE!

About Java Spa:

At Java Spa and Nail Lounge, we're revolutionizing the common day spa! We've blended all of the services you desire in a trendy, upbeat, yet relaxing atmosphere! Enjoy a cappuccino, latte, or other favorite beverage while receiving a mani/pedi, facial, massage, or other luxury spa service!

Our nail lounge includes revolutionary zero gravity massage pedicure chairs made of the finest materials, steam pedicure capsules, a cocktail bar for manicures, and many more exciting features!

You're sure to LOVE our revolutionary contempo spa equipment offering red light therapy and infrared technology, which have been shown to provide anti-aging affects, aid in scar healing, skin firming, pain management, and much more!

Learn all the details about Java Spa on our website at:

Sponsor Spotlight: Dunkin's Diamonds

We're excited to welcome back Dunkin's Diamonds as a sponsor of the Bridal Blast on Sunday, February 21 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: have you registered for your {free} ticket yet?  Register HERE

Dunkin's Diamonds is a three generation tradition, which started in Europe and has since grown into several locations in Ohio and Florida. 

The relationships that they have developed over the years provide the best contacts throughout the world in the diamond and jewelry business. Their goal is to create for you a better diamond and jewelry buying experience.  Since they buy diamonds direct from the world’s top resources and work with expert cutters, they offer customers nothing but the best. Each diamond is hand selected by their buyers to ensure the highest level of quality.

We are equally selective when securing our staff of trained appraisers, craftsmen, managers and sales professionals. Few stores, independent or otherwise can claim the level of expertise and personal integrity that Dunkin’s Diamonds’ professionals uphold. I take considerable pride in our unique approach to the diamond business. It is my personal promise that your experience as a Dunkin’s Diamonds customer will be satisfying and rewarding.

As a gemologist, designer and artist, my passion is to create and offer jewelry that is unique and stylish combined with the highest quality of craftsmanship. Please browse our website or visit one of our stores to view our large selection of quality jewelry and experience our one-of-a-kind personalized service. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our several locations.
— -Stuart Dunkin, Dunkin’s Diamonds

Booth Spotlight: Perfectly Paired

We are excited that Perfectly Paired will be joining us at the Bridal Blast this Sunday, August 23 at Germain Arena.  Hope to see you there!

About Perfectly Paired:

Hello from all of us at Perfectly Paired Weddings & Events – your ideal partners in taking your wedding or event from ordinary to perfectly paired.

Comprised of a team that inspires each other, laughs together, and creates together – Perfectly Paired specializes in mentoring and day-of services, along with full-service planning.   

Allow our guidance to form all of your ideas and visions into a perfectly seamless event. We will prepare a guideline for you to follow and make recommendations that will not only fit within your budget, but also meet all of your individual style needs. Let us bring your focus back to what really matters, taking the time to enjoy and celebrate with your family and friends.

We encourage you to come for a visit at our studio - allow us to introduce ourselves, give you a taste, imagine the possibilities – and leave the coordinating to us.

Booth Spotlight: RIG Entertainment

We're excited that RIG Entertainment will be joining us at the Bridal Blast this Sunday, August 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: There is still time to get your {free} ticket!  REGISTER 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!


Booth Spotlight: Travel 4 Less

We are excited that Travel 4 Less will be joining us at the Bridal Blast this Sunday, August 23 at Germain Arena.  BRIDES: There is still time to get your free ticket.  REGISTER HERE!

About Travel 4 Less:

Whether you choose the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the exotic beaches of Hawaii, set sail on a romantic cruise, enjoy the culture and beautiful scenery of South America or Europe, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or have fun with the thrills of Disneyworld, we are here to make your dream come true. We are a full service travel agency specializing in escorted tours, cruises, honeymoons, wedding packages, diving packages, family reunion vacations, ski packages, groups and secluded getaways worldwide.

Be sure to stop by the Travel 4 Less booth at the Bridal Blast and start planning your honeymoon!

Booth Spotlight: Alicia Ann Event Planning

This Sunday, August 23 at the Bridal Blast, we'll be welcoming Alicia Ann Event Planning.  BRIDES: have you registered for your free ticket yet?  REGISTER HERE.

About Alicia Ann Event Planning

Planning a special event can be a lot of work.  We’re here to take that hard work off of your shoulders. From day of event services to full scale planning start to finish, Alicia Ann Events will focus on the details, follow through and finalization to make your Southwest Florida event a huge success. After all, the most important thing surrounding any special event is that everyone has a fantastic time, including you!  

Visit the Alicia Ann Event Planning website to learn more.  And be sure to stop by their booth this Sunday, August 23 at the Bridal Blast at Germain Arena.