Wedding planning can be a very fun and chaotic time for couples. The Bridal Experience at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton offered an excellent opportunity for couples to jump in and begin their planning process while eliminating the stress. On that Sunday morning, soon to be brides and grooms came with their supportive families to enjoy in a day of wedding planning fun!
Joe Christian, owner of Arrested Sounds and a co-organizer of the event, along with Sand Creek's Angela Wronko and Unveiled Weddings and Events owner Michelle Nikitaras, explained why this bridal show is different than others in the area.
“We wanted it to be a unique approach to bridal affairs throughout the area,” Christian said. “I think it is a little bit more laid back. We have limited the number of brides that we have in through the doors, that way they have time to actually speak with all of the vendors.”
Before the couples say their “I do’s” they have a long list of wedding services and businesses to say "Yes" to. The excitement began as couples walked around and learned about the best vendors that the region has to offer. Later, attendees sampled desserts from top vendors in the area and enjoyed delicious cuisine prepared by Sand Creek's Executive Chef Nathan and his team. Lucky brides-to-be also had the chance to win the grand prize of a complimentary bridal shower at Sand Creek. The Bridal Experience at Sand Creek brought couples on an intimate bridal journey like no other.
Christian, Wronko and Nikitaras were able to create a more personalized and intimate event for brides in their search for vendors. At the event couples actually got the opportunity to hear, taste, and see what their wedding would be like. Wronko, Catering Sales Manager at Sand Creek, explained why it is crucial for couples to be able to meet these vendors face to face.
“It is nice to be able to put that face with the name. We wanted to showcase each vendor and what they have to offer while allowing brides a chance to engage with each of them,” Wronko said. “It is one thing to see pictures or have referrals, but to see and talk to the vendors while seeing their work is the best selling point we could do for any of our brides.”
At Sand Creek they have provided many couples with the trust they need when it comes to picking the best. Nikitaras gave her thoughts on why Sand Creek Country Club was the perfect place for this event.
“I think it is different from other events because you are getting a very elegant, country club feel walking through here,” Nikitaras described. “You are going to get first class treatment and a real sense of what it would be like having your wedding here in this intimate setting.”
Since this year was the first bridal show event that Sand Creek hosted, future newly engaged couples will be delighted to see what next year will present. One reason that any couple should make sure to attend is because The Bridal Experience offers the best vendors, as Christian explained.
“I think this is something that will allow the brides to have a better quality of experience in searching for their wedding vendors,” Christian said. “By keeping it smaller we were able to pretty much hand choose the vendors that we wanted. We can honestly say that we have the best vendors here in Northwest Indiana.”
The team of hard working vendors that were responsible for bringing this event to the region helped many couples that day. With their direction and stress free environment it was very easy for couples to make those important decisions. The Bridal Experience was not just any experience, but a memorable one that will bring couples closer to that big day!