Bridal Showcase 2010 at Manayunk River Club

Posted On: Monday, June 07, 2010

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This past April, cHill Weddings worked with Ardent Management to create another successful bridal showcase!

This year, it was held at the Manayunk River Club (a part of the Manayunk Brew Pub), and we had some great new vendors join the roster of participants.  The same sponsors from last year graced us again with decor items, flowers, rentals, music, cake tastings, and photography.

cHill Weddings main part was to create three design tables.  I worked closely with Margaux of Fleur de Lis, whose work I love and admire.

The first table: Tea Party Table

I gave Margaux a little blue and white floral teapot that had been sitting in my office as decor for years.  Using that as inspiration, she create the florals for the table.  The table had muted patterns on ivory as linen, and a white and blue floral chair cushion.

I really loved this romantic table.  It was fun to create.  It would work great for large estate Victorian weddings, or a bridal shower.

Second table: Wine Country

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This table was made possible by Event FX (  They provided the antique wine box that inspired this whole look.  Select Event Rentals ( provided all rentals for each table.  Margaux added the lush, rich floral arrangement to the table, which was created to appear to burst out of the box. 

Third table: the Modern Bling Table

This table’s showcase was the centerpiece (also provided by Event FX).  It was placed right by the entrance, and it was the first thing guests saw, and it really was a show piece.

It was really fun to work with black for the table.  I RARELY work with black for weddings, so it was incredibly freeing to work with fabrics and colors for this showcase that I normally wouldn’t use for a wedding.  Sometimes, thinking outside of the box for a wedding is not a bad thing! I would love to have this piece at one of my weddings!


Here are some other images provide by the wonderful Jeremy Evans Thomas ( of the showcase.

Here is Estelle of Van Earls Cakes (  Yes, their cakes are amazing, and red velvet is MY FAVORITE.  They were wonderful and provided a slice of cake for everyone!

The photographer of all these great images (and many on my blog) are from Jeremy (  Here is his booth.  Jeremy really provides candid and true to life images – a great photojournalist.  He’s one of my favorite photographers to work with. Thanks for all the pictures!

More vendor booths:

Here is my girl Liz, one of the founders of Dulcetta Designs (  She manned my table which was shared with Dulcetta (my sister company) showing off some of the awesome things we made for samples.

The place was packed with couples, wedding planning students, and other planners.  It was a fun time, with food provided by the various caterers featured at the show and also by the Manayunk Brew Pub.

Society Hill Dance Academy ( came as a vendor and also did a bit of dancing for us!
I love this picture of my friend Tanti Lina of  She’s one of my favorite vendor friends.  We’ll be doing a blog post about her soon!  Here she is being cute, but it’s also probably because she was loving those signature drinks the bartender was making. :)
The show was split into 2 rooms.  The first room (this one) housed the bar, two of our showcase tables, and my booth.  The venue normally has really funky red and black furniture.  You can see pictured below their chandeliers. It’s definitely a cool place for a party or an intimate wedding.
The other room had the DJ (Magical Sight and Sound), who also provided some up lighting in the rooms. This room also housed my tea party table!
So that’s it! Special thanks to all our sponsors!

Ardent Management:

Jeremy Evans Thomas:

Magical Sight and Sound:

Go Festive!:

Van Earls Cakes:

Manayunk River Club:

Fleur de Lis:

Event FX:

Select Event Rentals: