As John Kiesewetter wrote about in his blog yesterday, David Tutera (hunky host on “My Fair Wedding” is coming to Kenwood Mall this Saturday. He’s coming as part of a big tour of WE tv stars across the country (we got the cutest celeb, I have to say). For this one-day only event on June 26 (12-6pm), they’ll have a bunch of national sponsors, and a bunch of local hand-selected vendors, doing demonstrations, offering discounts and giving away great prizes (like a KitchenAid mixer, $100 gift cert to NinaShoes.com, and a $1,000 shopping spree you can use at Kenwood Mall).
They will also have a fashion show featuring White House Black Market’s new wedding party dress line. I didn’t know WHBM launched this new collection, so I’m excited to see it up close and personal. Check out their limited edition bridal gown! I love love love it!
I did a video interview with a rep from Kenwood Mall to chat about this exciting celeb appearance and bridal event, so check it out!
And while I was planning this blog post, two more wedding-related items landed in my inbox. First one is a Bride’s Night Out with Snooty Fox, which looks super cute and fun. The second is news that the Cincinnati Art Museum is doing a fab wedding giveaway. Check out all the details in the press release below!
Cincinnati Art Museum to Host Wedded Perfection Giveaway
CINCINNATI – Calling all lovebirds: your fairytale ending awaits you at one of Cincinnati’s finest wedding venues. To celebrate its upcoming exhibition, Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns, the Cincinnati Art Museum is giving away a complete wedding. The Art Museum will host a competition in partnership with Cincinnati Wedding Magazine. WLWT-TV will air the entire process, from applications to the live announcement of the winning couple.
We invite couples to send in their application forms and videos to the Cincinnati Art Museum, as well as upload them to WLWT-TV’s special ULocal.com page. The deadline is September 1. Applications and contest information are available at www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
The Cincinnati Art Museum will choose four finalist couples, with the winner to be voted on by Cincinnati Art Museum visitors. The four couples will be announced on October 9 in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition. WLWT-TV morning news will introduce the couples the week of October 11-14, 2010. Their application videos and updated voting results will be available to view on WLWT-TV’s ULocal.wlwt.com. Friends, family and the public can cast their votes October 9, 2010 through January 4, 2011 at kiosks set up within the Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns exhibition.
The Wedded Perfection giveaway, a value of more than $25,000, includes in-kind gifts from the Museum as well as a dozen wedding vendors, including:
Facility – Cincinnati Art Museum (three dates in 2011 from which to choose)
Food & Beverage – Cincinnati Art Museum catering
Invitations – Margot Madison Stationary
Flowers – Courtney Lambert Floral
Music – J. Griffin Entertainment
Rehearsal Dinner Dress and Bridesmaid Party – Saks Fifth Avenue
Wedding Cake – The Bonbonerie
Lighting – Goodwin Lighting
Wedding Rings – Richter & Phillips
Valet Service – Blue Chip Parking
Linens – All Occasions
Make-up Artist – Brideface
Photographer – Blue Bird Photography
The winning couple will be announced on January 6, 2011 and can then choose from three dates in the Spring/Summer of 2011 for their wedding at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Their wedding will also be featured in Cincinnati Wedding Magazine in the Winter of 2011.
Timeline for Wedded Perfection Giveaway:
· Applications are being accepted from now until September 1, 2010
· The four finalist couples will be announced October 9, 2010
· The four finalist couples will be introduced on WLWT-TV morning show October 11-14
· “Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns” exhibition opens on October 9. Public voting for the four finalist couples begins that day. Each couple will have a video introduction on display within the exhibition. Voting runs through January 4, 2011
· The winner will be announced on January 6, 2011 on WLWT-TV’s morning show
Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns will run October 9, 2010 through January 30, 2011 and will feature nearly 60 stunning wedding gowns from the 18th century to the present day. It will feature classic designs as well as the work of Christian Dior couture, Vera Wang, Worth and an avant-garde Yohji Yamamoto gown.
The exhibition will show the origin of bridal traditions in Western culture, how all the pieces of the wedding, from long trains to jewel-encrusted décolletés, came together, periods when the ‘traditional’ white wedding dress was not worn, colorful wedding dresses, an embroidered felt dress, and influential designers and contemporary artist’s conceptions of wedding attire.
Arranged around these gowns, paintings, photography, and installation pieces will provide visions of the weddings and social settings out of which these designs emerged.
For more information on the Wedding Giveaway or Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns, visit www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.