BY: Shelby – Social Media/Marketing Coordinator
Pine Lakes Lodge staff started off this year by attending not just one, but two bridal shows. First we started off in Akron at the John S. Knight Center. Then we ventured all the way up to the IX Center in Cleveland to meet some of Ohio’s future brides. Though the show was long and sometimes demanding, we experienced a lot of great moments and memories.
Although smaller in size, the Akron bridal show matched the Cleveland show in energy. At 9 am sharp we arrived at our booth ready to meet some eager future brides. Shortly after, the doors opened and brides began to flood through the aisles to meet venues, cake shops, gown designers, and more. Fashion shows kicked off around noon and filled the ballroom and surrounding halls with vibrant music. While the festivities were happening, we were welcoming brides and bridal parties into our homey little booth, for a chance at winning a free weekend getaway.
If you missed our booth at the Akron bridal show, then you really missed out! We had chocolate, pens, and more, out for grabs. For the most part, we stuck to our homey booth, but at the end of the day we did venture out amongst the brides, even getting a cupcake or too.
By the end of the show we were pretty pooped, but the day didn’t end there. Dismantling our booth, wrapping up conversations, and loading up our vehicle was left before we could even think about heading home. At the end of the day though, we were grateful for all of the brides and bridal parties that stopped by our booth for a chance at winning our weekend getaway, and learning more about what all we have to offer. Congratulations to winner, Sarah Koler of North Royalton, in winning our Akron giveaway!
The Cleveland show was MUCH bigger, in size, than the Akron show, but Pine Lakes Lodge held our own. The IX Center was packed with eager brides, great music, good food, and a broad range of vendors. During our two day stint, we got to witness some of the newest and latest trends, wedding attire, catering options, cake decorations, and more. Brides had a chance to vote on their favorite cake design in the gallery of cakes, try on and look at wedding dresses at the pop-up salon, and even get their hair and makeup done at the beauty bar across from our booth. The best part of the day though, would have to be the free cake and catering samples. Really though, what girl doesn’t like free samples? And believe us when we say, there were plenty of them around!
All in all, both bridal shows were fun, overwhelming at times, and definitely a blast! From the brides, to the dancing DJs, to the cake samples, both weekends were a hoot. If you didn’t get a chance to go to January’s bridal shows, make sure to get tickets to the shows later this year. You definitely won’t want to miss them…especially if you LIKE cake! Thank you to our winners and brides who stopped out to see our booth and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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