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Destination I Do
Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Wedding Salon Happenings!

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of The Wedding Salon

In case you missed it, we’ve got a quick recap of the Wedding Salon’s most recent event at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. (Also, read on for a preview of their next show coming up in November.) Earlier this month, over 450 brides and grooms attended the Wedding Salon’s Chicago event and came face-to-face with some of the best vendors in the wedding business. The InterContinental’s Grand Ballroom was transformed by Taylor & Co. for the show and couples were surely transfixed from the start.

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In addition to local Chicago vendors, couples also met with destination wedding and honeymoon experts. Various hotel and wedding professionals like Atlantis Paradise Island and Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons were there, as well is representatives from such hot destinations as Aruba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Tahiti.

Other highlights from the show included:

-          Makeovers from Blink Mobile Spa

-          Couture gown displays by Jenny Yoo and Bella Bridesmaids

-          Cocktails and beverage choices from 360 Vodka, Tequila Rose and Honest Tea

-          Gift registries including The Container Store and top resources such as Jewelers Mutual Insurance

Aside from leaving with lots of inspiring ideas and helpful contacts, attendees of the Wedding Salon show also received a luxe gift bag which included items like treats from KIND Snacks, bridal magazines (like Destination I Do!) and beauty samples like Essie nail polish and a hydrating face mask from Le Mieux.

Interested in attending a Wedding Salon showcase yourself? Well then you’re in luck because their New York show is coming up on November 17, at The Metropolitan Pavilion. Readers of Destination I Do can get a steep discount on tickets through weddingsalon.com! Simply use the code DIDBP on the site to pay just $15 a ticket instead of the standard $75. The shows are private and sell-out fast, so be sure to RSVP online and buy your tickets in advance.

Highlights from the New York Wedding Salon showcase will include:

-          Cake tastings by TLC’s “Cake Boss,” Carlo’s Bakery

-          Beauty suite featuring makeovers by Lancôme at Bergdorf Goodman

-          Gown previews from Charisol Bridal

-          Men’s formalwear by Black Lapel

-          Honeymoon giveaways and raffles

Similar destination and property representatives will also be present to help you research your destination wedding or honeymoon destination. For more information on the Wedding Salon’s upcoming showcase or to purchase your tickets for the New York show, visit weddingsalon.com. Don’t forget to use the code DIDBP at checkout for your DID discount tickets!

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