FL Wedding Fair coming to Rochester

This Winter, thousands of brides across America will flock to traditional bridal expos, shuffling through mazes of vendor booths hoping to gain resources to make their wedding planning easier while collecting business cards and the like. Couples attending the Finger Lakes Wedding Affair, however, are treated to an entirely different experience. The Wedding Affair is a luxury bridal event like no other, and the couples lucky enough to attend are immersed in a delightful world of visually breathtaking inspiration, pampering, and elegance.On January 22, 2011, hundreds of brides and grooms-to-be, their wedding parties, family and friends, and wedding professionals from across the region will pour into the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY for this must-attend event. The Finger Lakes Wedding Affair, produced by nationally-renowned WellWed magazines, promises to “unveil the Finger Lakes’ finest,” in a vintage carnival-themed setting and will feature the Finger Lakes’ top wedding talent, workshops, seminars, complimentary spa services, a couture fashion show, and much more.Krista Washburn, Editor-In-Chief of WellWed – New York and its three sister publications, is elated about the upcoming event. “This year’s event signifies the 3rd Finger Lakes Wedding Affair, and though the 2010 show was a resounding success, we have been planning and preparing for months to outdo ourselves once again. We can’t wait to breathe life into all of the visually inspiring ideas and trends we are currently in love with, and combined with the vintage carnival theme this year, the event is truly going to be enchanting.”Upon arriving at the Memorial Art Gallery, brides will receive complimentary copies of WellWed – New York magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, as well as a luxury gift box filled with over $100 worth of goodies. Guests will also be pampered in a signature spa area, and view the latest couture gowns during a brilliant runway fashion show.A Silent Auction with up to $12,000 worth of luxury items will be live throughout the event, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition, one lucky bride will be presented with a gift certificate bouquet with up to $6,000 worth of services to help make her dream wedding become a reality.“The Finger Lakes Wedding Affair provides a positively exhilarating experience for attendees, while still serving as a planning and educational resource,” Washburn continues. “In addition to being introduced to some of the state’s finest wedding professionals, guests will have the opportunity to attend informative seminars that will streamline their planning process.”The Finger Lakes region is one of the top locations for destination weddings in New York and the wedding industry is an increasingly vital part of the area’s economy. Never before has there been a bridal event or a wedding magazine that offers a national platform for the region’s most celebrated wedding professionals. The latest trends in reception décor, floral design, cakes, culinary confections and more will be on display at the 3rd Annual Finger Lakes Wedding Affair, along with the latest glamorous vintage trends.For a full itinerary, list of participating wedding professionals, and to purchase tickets, visit aweddingaffair.com or call 866.595.9221. Tickets are limited to this exclusive event and may be purchased online. Tickets will not be available at the door.About The Finger Lakes Wedding Affair and WellWed Magazines: The Finger Lakes Wedding Affair is an annual couture bridal event produced in conjunction with WellWed magazines. The intimate and lavish event brings the region’s most prestigious wedding professionals and brides-to-be together for one spectacular fête. For more information on the Finger Lakes Wedding Affair, visit aweddingaffair.com.

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