Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being part of the bridal panel for Ricardo Tomas – Wedding Architect during his fashion show and wedding palooza. I met so many wonderful people in the wedding industry and hope to work with some of them in the future. This week, I will put some of my favorites on showcase.
Today, I get to start with our host Ricardo Tomas. Of course I can talk about him as a previous client and his wonderful work in stormy weather (literally, there was hail and a tornado on my spring wedding day). He is a delight to work with as a client and a peer.
The event he hosted yesterday was superb. There were about 15 vendors (I was not one, so I am speaking from an outsiders point of view) – cake, videography, photography, catering, transportation, jewelry, invitations, dental, hair/make-up, laser hair removal, bakery, travel, floral, dresses and entertainment/music/lighting – each hand picked from around the metroplex by Ricardo. There was a fashion show put on by Lenz Boutique for wedding gowns as well as bridal party dresses. And (this is the best part) at the end people drew for giveaways – 5 nights 5 star all inclusive trip to Cozumel, a picnic and sunset horseback ride, a night and breakfast in bed at the Hilton Park Cities/Four Seasons/Adolphus/NYLO, laser teeth whitening, laser hair removal, a videography package, an engagement session with the photographer, a free grooms cake, digital image cookie favors, a pair of $2500 earrings, bridal party hair/make-up, high tea for four at the Adolphus and so much more. Everyone present walked away with a prize. He was like Oprah and Bob Barker all in one.
This is an event I highly recommend attending next year.