18 Reasons to Come to the Cake & Champagne Tasting Event/Bridal Show

Cake & Champagne Tasting Event/Bridal Fair - Bride St. Louis, Sept. 24 2015

Cake & Champagne Tasting Event/Bridal Fair – Bride St. Louis, Sept. 24 2015

Brides – Here are 18 reasons to come to the Cake & Champagne Tasting Event/Bridal Show tomorrow night, Thursday – Sept. 24, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm:

  • The Moonrise Hotel will have a drawing for a complimentary FREE night’s stay.
  • Creative Visions Photography will have a drawing for a FREE Engagement Session if you book by September 30, 2015.
  • Mia Grace Bridal will have a drawing for a pair of beautiful earrings.
  • Thirty One Gifts will have a drawing for a Hot Iron Traveling Case with a compartment for the hot tool and a separate compartment for the cord.
  • Arnold Bratton will have a drawing for one bride to win FREE MUSIC for her ceremony and reception.
  • Big Bow Events will be having a drawing for a FREE wedding backdrop
  • Creve Coeur Camera will have a drawing to win $200 toward your invitations.
  • It Works Global – Deserea Howard will have a drawing for a Bride On The Go Weight Loss – Skin Care Raffle Basket.
  • IKON Photographs will have a drawing for a FREE Engagement Session.
  • Dillard’s has a drawing for a $150.00 Gift Card.
  • The Sheraton St. Louis City Center has a drawing for One Night’s Stay.
  • Savvi Formalwear will be there with gifts and drawings all night long.
  • Crown Valley Winery will be offering “Sparkling Wine” samples.
  • Myers Photography will have a drawing for a FREE Engagement Session and if you book a wedding with two weeks you will receive a $200.00 Visa Gift Card.
  • Holiday Inn Airport West will have a drawing for one night’s complimentary stay.
  • com will have a drawing for a $200.00 Gift Certificate that can be used with any vendor from the show.
  • Have Fun, Get your Cake Testing Done in One Night – and choose your wedding cake.
  • FREE Appetizers, Music, Champagne, Cake and so much more!

That’s over $1000 in gifts that will be given away!!!

NOTE:  On-line Registration at www.BrideStLouis.com ENDS on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2015 at 10am.  At the door tickets available the night of our event.

Come vote for the best tasting wedding cake in St. Louis!!!

September 24th 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Holiday Inn Airport West
3400 Rider Trail South, St. Louis, MO 63145
(Just Off Hwy. 70 at the Earthcity Expressway)

CAKE & CHAMPAGNE Tasting Event/Bridal Show

September 24th 6pm to 8:30pm

Holiday Inn Airport West
3400 Rider Trail South, St. Louis, MO 63145

(Just Off Hwy. 70 before crossing into St. Charles)

Go to www.BrideStLouis.com for more information and to pre-register.

All pre-registered brides will receive a FREE gift, plus save $2.00.

Come VOTE for the best tasting wedding cake in St. Louis.  Enjoy Music, Appetizers, Champagne and so much more. You can visit with professional wedding vendors and possibly be the $200.00 Grand Prize Winner.

Cake & Champagne Tasting Event and Show, BrideStLouis.com

Cake & Champagne Tasting Event and Show, BrideStLouis.com

Some of the participating bakers & vendors are as follows:

Angelo Sax Shaw –

Arnold Bratton – Keyboard

Atrium Gallery & Event Space

Big Bow Events

Cake Creations

Celebrate DJ

Celebrating Life Cake

Creative Visions Photography

Creve Coeur Camera – Invitation & Print

Crown Valley Winery

Cupcake – Amore

De la Crème Creative Studio

Dillards Gift Registry

Fun Photo Events

Hermann Hill

Holiday Inn Airport West

Icing Café

Ikon Photographs

It Works Global/Deserea Howard


Matt McCallie Orchestra

Mia Grace Bridal

Moonrise Hotel

Myers Photography

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Patrick Pope Photography

Ruth Chris Steak House

Savvi Formalwear

Sheraton St. Louis City Center

Susie G. Cakes

The Sweet Divine

Thirty One Gifts – Candice Salmon

Winners – YOUR Dream Wedding Bridal Event

Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winners at YOUR Dream Wedding Bridal Show:

$500.00 Toward Wedding Gown – Amy Lester, St. Louis

$500.00 Toward Photography – Kaylee Christenson

Night’s Stay at The Wildwood Hotel – Amanda Deen







Other winners of prizes include:

Candy Basket from Papa Bear Popcorn – Jenny Karns

Body Wraps from It Works – Rina Lueck

Fun Tyme Limousine Gift Certificate – Heather Hrdlicka

J2 Brewing Gift Certificate – Taylor Stellern

Gift from Alex Waldbart Florist – Kayla Tenneyson

Gift from Pinot’s Palette – Lauren Pratt

Hermann Hill Gift Certificate – Ashley Burns

Gift Certificate from Engraving by Jen – Deanna Westhoff

Tupperware Gift – Carisma Vives

Gift Certificate from American Music DJ Service – Lauren Heppermann

Gift Certificate from Wine Town Designs – Kaleigh Wurtz

Gift Certificate from Northing Bundt Cakes – Kathy Cleveland

Gift Certificate to Victoria’s Secret by Brian Mueller – Nancy Johnsmeyer

Harp Package – Lizette Morgan

Tupperware Package – Amy Kilpatrick

Night at Lodge at Grant’s Trail from Orlando’s Event & Conf. Center – Leslie Vollertsen

Monogrammed Veil from Margo’s A Wedding Place – Teneja Griffin

Thanks to EVERYONE who joined us for a great afternoon.  Be sure to catch our next event April 12th at Pezold’s Knight’s of Columbus Hall in Cotterville, Missouri. (St. Charles Area).

Happy Second Anniversary BrideStLouis.com



Yes, we have had a fabulous second year.  And we so appreciate having you as part of our success.   We have provided over 250 blog posts talking about wedding planning and providing helpful tips, presenting lots of cakes and beautiful flowers; and holding three more Bridal Workshop/Shows – and at our Cake & Champagne Event you voted for the best tasting cake in St. Louis.  All through the year we helped brides connect with wedding professions.

To celebrate our anniversary we are GIVING YOU FREE ADMISSION to the February 1st, 2015 Bridal Workshop/Show – YOUR Dream Wedding – to be held at The Wildwood Hotel.

This offer is good only this weekend – January 2nd through January 4th – so be sure to register NOW to get your FREE admission.  Use the Promo Code “SECOND” to get your FREE ticket.  Find the best of everything and learn how to plan your wedding flawlessly.

The DREAM WEDDING GIVEAWAY includes a $500 Gift Certificate toward your Wedding Gown, a $500 Gift Certificate toward your Photographer, a Deluxe Honeymoon Suite Stay at The Wildwood Hotel and many more prizes!

Every bride who pre-registers receives a FREE gift.

CLICK HERE to register for your FREE ADMISSION:

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How to Dress for Hollywood Bride – Bridal Event August 10 2014

We have been receiving a lot of questions about the “DRESS THE PART” for our Hollywood Bride Bridal Event that will be held on August 10, 2014.  Today’s post is to help you compose your “Hollywood Look”.  Most of us don’t remember the 40s or 50s — but they were a very romantic time.   I think of stars like Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Sophia Loren, and Katharine Hepburn.   And don’t forget Jayne Mansfield, Josephine Baker, and Marlene Dietrich.  The one person that most people still can identify with is Marilyn Monroe.

Here are some specific tips courtesy of EHOW and www.beautyhigh.com/old-hollywood-glamour:

Evoking the ultimate old-world charm and glamor, the classic Hollywood look can incorporate bold colors and heavy makeup without appearing slutty or overdone.

Outline your eyes with black eye shadow or black eyeliner. Don’t make the line too thick, but do go all the way around. If you’re new to the look, go very easy on your bottom lid. Thicken the line at the outside corners of your eyes and roughly the outside half of your eyes. Don’t put anything more on the inside corners.

Swipe gold eye shadow on the inside corners and any part of your lids untouched by black shadow. This will glam up and even out the look.

Consider getting eyebrow stencils to help you modify your brow shape accordingly. If you are going for a thicker look, such as you see on Elizabeth Taylor in the 1950s, allow your brows to grow back if you’ve shaped them thinly, or simply fake it. If your brows are relatively thick enough already, you may want to simply follow the shape on the stencil of your choice and use a sharpened brow pencil to draw in fine hairs. Make sure to select a color that isn’t much darker or lighter than your own eyebrows.

Choose lipstick and lip liner in a red shade with a slightly dark tint to it. Color in your whole lip with lip liner, and then swipe the lipstick on. This will prevent feathering out and fading.

Give yourself the original Hollywood look of glossy hair waves. Blown dry your hair.  Spray your hairbrush with hairspray and brush through your hair to smooth it down. Spritz a light glossing of hairspray over your locks, then brush that through as well. For waves, create a ponytail and twist the hair, blow-drying and rubbing your hands over the twist. Once it cools, finger-comb the twist out, and you’ll have beautiful waves.

Do not underestimate the power of the curler, if you want to go for curls instead of waves. Blow dry your hair and set it in large curlers. Once the curls have set, you can either pin the curls up (follow the natural wave of each curl and pin it to your scalp) or finger-comb the curls out for full, lustrous, screen-siren hair.

Stay tune for more hints and tips.

Thank You and a Photo Review of the Fabulous Bridal Gowns from the Fashion Show

Before we end this week, I just wanted to say “Thank You” to everyone who attended “Engaged! For Sweethearts” last Sunday at the Holiday Inn – Route 66.  We certainly hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and had a fabulous time, plus learned some valuable information in planning their wedding.  We would love to hear feedback from all  brides who attended and we will be sending you an email requesting that you let us know what you liked, what you would like to see more of, and what we could improve on.  In the meantime, here are some images from our fabulous bridal gowns that were displayed.

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A sincerely thanks goes as well to these contributing vendors:

Artizta Bridal & Formal Wear (www.artiztabridal.com)

John Knoll Florists (http://www.johnknollflorist.com/)

Rayna Jewelry Boutique (www.runal@artefactregistry.com)

St. Louis Bridal Hair & Makeup (www.stlouisbridalhairandmakeup.com)