Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wichita Bridal Fair

Do you remember THIS POST about a week ago? Well Wichita's summer bridal fair took place this weekend and I worked both Saturday/Sunday helping my friend Ashley promote her business, Events by Ashley. It was a great show, we got quite a bit of traffic, and hopefully she will get some business from the event. Since I work at the Hyatt Regency it was nice to see several of the vendors that I also work with on a daily basis and catch up with them. I am obsessed with weddings, so now that I no longer have an excuse to attend these events (no longer a bride to be), I love the fact that I have a reason to wonder the aisles and check out the latest ideas.

The theme of the booth was D.I.Y Wedding (do it yourself). With pinterest, etsy, etc. this latest trend is sweeping across the state. The rustic/vintage theme is huge, and girls are loving the mismatched idea of decor and do it yourself projects. Here are a few pics of our booth.
Add a more personalized back drop like this possibly behind your cake table, gift table, or candy table with your color scheme.

Rustic/Chic Wedding

Ashley offers several rental items- anything from wood chargers, coasters, stumps, mason jars, etc.

Handmade bouts and wrist corsages made out of fabric and tulle.

Instead of using "real" flowers why not think out of the box and use vintage lamps as a center focal point? What a cool and unique idea!

These fabric flowers can be found on, they can be made in various colors/sizes.

Fabric bouquets, a new unique alternative. This would eliminate the expense of trying to preserve your real flower bouquet from your wedding, or like I did, just throw it away. What a great way to reminisce from your wedding, and something that will never go bad.


Another great find in Wichita, that we were thrilled to be right beside at the bridal fair, Ruffles & Rust, a vintage rental company. This place is awesome and unique, owner Ashley Owen, has a small storefront in Wichita's new Cottage Collective where several of her items can be found. She has an amazing collection of unique finds, reasonable prices, and a willingness to make your event perfect and unique! I had to get a few pics of her booth as well:)

Much Love~


  1. Hi Amber - Fabulous Post! The fabric flowers you featured can be found at

  2. Thank you! Oh great! I will add that link underneath the picture, thanks for sharing!