Joy'l and I enjoyed dinner at one of my favorite places, The Green Well, back in November. We were catching up on life and business and she was telling me about the recent renaming of her invitation design company, Paper Nest Designs. Finally she mentioned hosting a wedding show for the hip Grand Rapids brides. She wanted no cheese, no fluff and absolutely no tulle. I listened to her talk about a show that she had been dreaming about for two years, and suggested a few locations I could think of off the top of my head that might be interested in hosting this show.
Then it hit me - she was asking me to be a part of it. A huge part of it! And I was on board right away! She called Carla at St. Cecilia Music Center the next day, and she was on board with the idea just like I was. We met with Carla a week later, and I happened to have dinner with Jen Huizenga from J. Studio Designs that same evening, coincidentally at The Green Well. As I was telling Jen what was in the works, she jumped on board to handle all the public relations for the Grand Rapids wedding show.
This will be a two part post, since there are MANY more images for me to share. This post includes all the wedding vendors who exhibited on the first floor of St. Cecilia Music Center. The next post will showcase all the ballroom exhibitors. Stay tuned for part two later today.
[all images copyright Nicole Haley Photography]