Weekend bridal-fashion show draws married couples-to-be to Mt. Airy

Brides-to-be converged upon the Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Brossman Center in Mt. Airy this weekend where Rock the Aisle Bridal hosted the Philadelphia edition of its annual fashion-show series.

The event featured vendor stations from fashion designers, florists, beauticians and personal trainers, and provided attendees with door prizes, wedding-cake and food samples and “swag bags” filled with bridal magazines.

Married couples-to-be respond

Amy Polli and her fiancé Joe have been together for 20 years. They came to Sunday’s show in the hopes of finding everything they need for their June wedding.

“I’m here looking for everything,” Amy said. “Our wedding is in June. It’s coming up fast. So, I am considering a lot of different things we saw here.”

Renee Thompson and her fiancé Terry caught the tail end of the event, but hope that they’ve found some good vendors to consider while planning their Aug. 15, 2015 nuptials.

“Right now, we’re still working on ideas,” Renee said. “We’re not getting married until next year, so we’re looking for venues, caterers and things like that. I went around and got a card from every vendor here.”

Don’t forget the hair and photos

Representatives from Glamour Clips, a company that specializes in hair extensions, were on hand to help connect future brides with reasonably priced extensions for wedding-day hairstyles.

“A lot of these extension can cost as much as $100. I really feel like the brides don’t want to spend that much money for one day,” said Jessica Palermo of Glamour Clips. “So, with us, it’s $35 if they buy them here at the show. We had a very great response from the brides today because some of these you can wear every day, too.”

Ole Hongvanthong attended Rock the Aisle for the first time as a vendor.

Although the event was not packed to capacity, he said he’d met a lot of potential customers for his photography company, PhotOlé.

“The quality of the brides was better than some of the bridal shows I’ve attended in the past. Just the vibe of today’s brides was very good,” he said. “I think it’s all about making a connection with the brides and I feel we made a connection with a lot of them; a lot of potential customers. This was really a good show.”

Formed in 2010 by wedding entrepreneur Alex Karas, the New Jersey-based Rock the Bridal agency primarily provides services to wedding professionals and engaged couples, and hosts 25 annual bridal-fashion shows in the region.

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