Monday, August 12, 2013

Featured Spotlight: The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta

Oh Great....another Bridal Show.....I DON'T THINK SO!! The Bridal Extravaganza is THE bridal show to put on your calendar every year and the event hosts twice a year in August & January. The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta is put on by Engage A Bride owned by Donna Jakulski & Linda Surles.

 That's right...this phenomenal WOW Factor Experience is ran, designed, produced by WOMEN baby!! I cannot speak enough about these two social butterflies. I had the absolute pleasure of volunteering with them last February when they hosted their last show, I had know idea what I would be doing but wanted the experience and sent Donna an email. I was overwhelmed by how "down-to-earth" she was and how exciting she sounded about the show. It was not until I arrived the Friday before the event that I met Linda. Now Linda is absolutely a hippie, vintage, bohemian style diva who is laid back with a dry sense of humor. They are by far two of my favorite women in Atlanta and huge role models to me as a New Wedding Planner.

I opened my schedule for the show and found my post at.....Wait for it.....David Tutera's Sticky Note Girl!!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! I had no idea what a sticky note girl was...but it was somewhere near David Tutera and I was so pumped. It turned out, I wrote down who the brides wanted him to sign the book to and wrote it on a sticky note on the inside flap of the book so he could quickly move thru the line of eager brides waiting for their moment of fame with him. I was so excited to be standing 3 feet away from him and was able to snag my own autographs and photos with him before the day was over with.

The show was an absolute DREAM...a extravagant explosion of color and sound that filled each booth. Unlike any show I have ever been too. The other volunteers were local wedding and event planners and friends who were so warm and friendly. I cannot say enough about these great Chic's!! Working the show gave me an opportunity to network with local vendors and become familiar with great local businesses as well. Take a gander at the pictures I took from the last show....and scroll down for updates on THIS SUNDAY's Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta at America's Mart...

The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart 
230 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 1pm- 5pm & Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 12pm-5pm

Here’s what you’ll experience:
  • One hundred plus of Atlanta’s Best Wedding Professionals.
  • Spectacular wedding galleries showing the latest trends and ideas for your wedding & reception.
  • Photography, floral and wedding cake galleries.
  • Couture fashion shows.
  • Taste scrumptious appetizers and wedding cake.
  • Discover the perfect wedding reception location, honeymoon, flowers, wedding planners, photographers and more.
  • Find creative ideas and designs for your reception.
  • Visit with our honeymoon & destination wedding specialists.
  • Chance to win romantic honeymoons and thousands in door prizes!
Event Schedule (subject to change)
  • 1pm Doors Open
  • 1pm – 5pm Viewing of Exhibits
  • 2:30pm Fashion Show
  • 4:30pm Fashion Show
  • 4:30pm Grand Prize Giveaway
  • 5:00pm Show closes
Entrance to the show: All brides and their guests will enter The Bridal Extravaganza thru the AmericasMart Building 2 Parking Garage. Take the parking garage elevator to the 2nd floor and follow the signs to the West Wing. No entrance to the show will be available on Williams Street. Directional signs will be posted.
Building 2 Parking Garage: 230 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Enter on the left side of Spring St., between Andrew Young International Blvd. and John Portman Blvd. $6.00 parking at the AmericasMart Bldg 2 Parking Deck.
Location, Location, Location The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart is located in the heart of downtown and attached to the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Within walking distance to MARTA, the Georgia Aquarium, CNN, Philips Arena, the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, there is no venue with better accessibility than the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart.
You do not want to miss these giveaways!! Plus you will leave with a bag full of goodies...the great things to come are this Sunday at 1pm.....I will be there...the one with the HUGE smile on my face....excited to be a part of yet another Fabulous Show put on by Donna and Linda!!


  1. Glad to know about this bridal shower party. Last month, I arranged my cousin’s bridal shower party at one of the lovely NYC wedding venues. Invited all her friends for this event and we all enjoyed the party very much. It was a memorable event.