Elevate Your Wedding Plans In The Home Of Mt. Mitchell

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Elevate Your Wedding Plans In The Home Of Mt. Mitchell

Burnsville Wedding Expo Features Ring Hidden In Cake

If this is the year the question has been popped, and you’re looking for the picture perfect wedding venue, look around you. Our mountains make for some pretty spectacular scenery.

If you want to exchange your vows in the home of Eastern America’s highest peak, Mount Mitchell, then come to the Burnsville Wedding Expo, Saturday, Feb. 18. More than 40 vendors will be at Burnsville Town Center from 11 am to 3pm. Admission is $5.

Brides and grooms can get expert advice from a variety of talented professionals and start making plans. From where to wed and what to wear and eat to how to decorate and entertain guests, everyone you’ll need is in one place. “We really put a strong focus on local vendors to highlight the services and talent that are available here in this area,” says Chad Fox, Burnsville Town Center manager.

The feedback from last year’s inaugural event included praise for the expo’s intimate, personal feel and inviting atmosphere. The expo is designed for both local brides and brides from other areas who are planning weddings in Western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountain region has become a popular destination for weddings due to its natural beauty.

At the expo, brides connect with vendors face-to-face to ask questions and brainstorm ideas, which is helpful when planning such a personal experience.

“Last year, one bride said she was able to plan her wedding in one big sweep,” says Amelia Hoilman, a local caterer and expo organizer. “They were blown away by what Burnsville has to offer.”

Each bride receives a gift bag to fill with vendor samples and information. Raffles take place throughout the day. One of the highlights of last year’s event returns this year. A wedding band donated by a local jeweler will be hidden inside a tiered wedding cake, and 10 brides will have the opportunity to dig into the cake to find it. Whoever uncovers the ring gets to keep it.

You can get more info on the wedding expo here.

(photo courtesy Maybin Ludke)

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