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

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!

Booth Spotlight: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

We're so excited that the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be joining us at the next Bridal Blast on February 21 at Germain Arena.  BRIDE: Are you registered yet?  If not, CLICK HERE!

About the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: 

Quench Your Thirst for the Arts

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center provides an elegant backdrop for an unforgettable event that will exceed any of your expectations. Our unique and historical building has many remarkable features. We are located in the charming River District of Downtown Fort Myers close to the Caloosahatchee River. Whether you are planning a wedding or any special event it is easy to see why The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is the perfect location for any private event. We have over 23,000 sqft of usable space that can accommodate small groups as well as large groups depending on the amount of guests you are expecting. We cordially invite you to consider The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for your next event & would be privileged to help make your special day even more memorable!

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

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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: JavaSpa.com

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