Thursday, October 11, 2012

handpicked bridal event + giveaway

UPDATE: This event has been temporarily postponed, due to a scheduling conflict. I will re-post when new date has been picked. 

The other day, while in my local Starbucks something pretty caught my attention on the bulletin board. I immediately went over to find out more about this lovely poster hanging on the board and was so very excited when I started reading it. 

Not only do I have a big place in my heart for weddings (did you know I worked with one of the best Cleveland wedding planners for years), but it was also being co-hosted by and held at Studio MC in Cuyahoga Falls, which I love. I have had the wonderful opportunity to attend multiple events at Studio MC (as well as host the 330 Swap'N'Shop there), and trust me when I say those girls know how to put on an event. 

So I immediately knew this was going to be a great event, not only because of Studio MC but because of the beautifully designed poster. Seriously, it was chic and classy, and spot on trend. 

Handpicked | A Different Kind of Bridal Event
- A Collaborative Creation by -

Join us for a completely unique bridal show experience bringing the Coastal Wedding Trends we all adore right to you, here in the Midwest!  We've handpicked the best vendors in the area and brought them together for one night of Styled Bridal Goodness.  So put on your cutest pair of heels and grab your best girls to witness this Exclusive Vendor Collection and begin planning your truly fabulous event!

What to Expect:
- Unbelievably Gorgeous and Inspirational Details -
- Signature Cocktails, Delish Appetizers and a To-die-for Dessert Bar -
- A Packed Dance Floor -
- Some of the Nicest and Most Talented Local Vendors  -
(You'll wish they were your friends!)
- To Not Want to Leave -
- A great gift to take home with you at the end of the night! -

The Details:
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
                                 Studio MC - 940 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
              :: $20 Advance Purchase Tickets :: $25 Tickets at the Door the Day of the Event ::
Purchase your tickets for this amazing event here!

Still have questions?  Shoot us an email {}!

As soon as I left Starbucks that day I ran into work and told two of my recently engaged girlfriends there about it. 
I didn't waste anytime emailing the ladies behind the Handpicked event to see if they wanted to work with my 
blog, and they were thrilled to! They have been generous enough to offer up a pair of tickets to the event for 
one of you local lovelies to win!
ps. they gave me one too, I wouldn't miss a good party with promised dessert.

I love the whole concept behind this event and am glad to see something like this happening in Akron. 
Think of this as the boutique version of your bridal shows. 
If you're anything like me (and I'm sure you are) you love the new, unique, chic, blog-worthy, and all around lovely weddings. And not so much your typical, expected, run of the mill, weddings. Well this is the event to get inspiration, mingle with vendors, see their work, taste their work, and just have a great time. Just grab your mom, MOH, or even fiancé and enjoy a night out with drinks and fun.

The girls behind the Handpicked event; Studio MC, Baci Designer, and Arielle Doneson Photography put together an lovely little photo shoot to share some of their inspiration with us, and it is to die for! I pulled some of my favorite below but be sure to check it out for yourself!

To ENTER this giveaway you MUST compete the first 5 tasks using the rafflecopter widget below:
1. Have a local mailing address.
2. Provide a projected wedding date
3. LIKE Handpicked Event 
4. LIKE A Lovely Little Blog
5. Leave a blog post comment below

I am asking for 1+2 so I can ensure the tickets will actually go to a deserving bride-to-be, 
and to ensure tickets will be used. 
The other options are additional entries and are not mandatory for entry. Please read the official rules and conditions. If you have any questions please email me at

Best of luck lovelies!

For those of you who don't win, I hope to still see you there! Trust me when I say this will be a one-of-a-kind event, and will put any of the other typical local bridal shows to shame.

UPDATE: This event has been temporarily postponed, due to a scheduling conflict. I will re-post when new date has been picked. 

ps. the lovely Lauren from Noto is giving away two tickets too, so if you want to up your chances of winning enter HERE.


  1. LYN!!! YAY!
    I can't tell you how excited I am for this event. I am registered for the Bridal Show at the Sheraton next weekend, but I really want my wedding to be set apart from the typical. I think this event will introduce new ideas + will be a great time for my date and I (which will be my mom!)

    I am crossing my fingers!

    -Kaylee R
    aka the future Mrs. Piper :)

  2. This event sounds like so much fun! I'm going with a "shabby chic" / vintage theme for my wedding and I think I could get many awesome ideas here! I love the guitar centerpiece - so unique! I know my mom and I would have a great time!

    My fingers are also crossed! :)


  3. Is it tacky to have a second wedding? There are so many things I would do differently now!! haha.

  4. I'm also attending the Bridal Show at the Sheraton next weekend, but I'm trying to plan a unique, DIY wedding and this event sounds like it will be a lot more fun and more beneficial than the larger, chain vendors!