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On Sunday, January 17th, 2016, future brides and grooms swarmed the Rabobank Convention Center of Bakersfield, CA. Greeted by the wafting smells of sugar and h’ourderves from local bakeries and restaurants, they strolled through aisles of local and regional vendors offering their services to the researching brides. Bridesmaids, future mother-in-laws, and family members joined in the fun as the hunt for the perfect touches to each wedding were found. Flowers were handed out, hash-tagged selfies were snapped, and business cards were flying everywhere.

Unique to A Formal Affair this year was a new “Meet the Experts” series in which several vendors were asked to speak on their relative areas of expertise. From how to choose a cake, to what to look for in the perfect cinematographer for you, to tips on using flowers at your wedding, there was something for everyone to learn. The afternoon ended with a runway of some of the latest gowns and tuxedos from local bridal shops and of course prizes for the shopping brides.

In their own words: “A Formal Affair Bridal Event is produced by Kevin Rush Entertainment. Kevin Rush has been in the industry for over 20 years and has participated in many bridal shows. From this experience he has become aware of what works for the vendors and will continue to educate current and future wedding professionals in the area! A Formal Affair is raising the standards for all of the Central California g industry professionals. With a group effort from all of our vendors and partners we will continue to broaden the industry through networking, marketing and promotions, as well as focus on providing be service, professional behavior and setting standards for ethical behavior. A Formal Affair Bridal Event is the only bridal show in Bakersfield, CA that will offer you a large diverse selection of vendors without feeling overwhelmed when you walk through the doors!”

Find out more: http://www.formalaffairbridalevent.com/

Vendors who were represented at the January 2016 Bridal Show: 

Tastries Bakery, Bakersfield
La Marcha
Abbys Photography
Kandid Kamera by Bobby Sherrill
Simply Shabby Chic
Make it Happen Events
Boomshakalaka Photo Booth
Bakersfield Minister – Weddings, Commitments, Handfastings, etc.
Kern County Museum
Desi Vega Photography
Seven Oaks Country Club
Flower Bar
Reverend Harwood
J.michelle Photography
Caesar’s Deli
Men’s Wearhouse
Park Place Special Events
Weddings at Mammoth
Westbrook Events
Masonic Temple Association
AZahn Photography and Cinematography
House of Flowers
Service of Rebekah – Events Services & More
Oh Gina! Photography
DJ Dan-ce
M. Lucas Photography
TapSnap 1185
Lights Camera Action Cinema
Monica Hennessee Photographer
Salty’s
Kevin Rush Entertainment
And of course, Evermoore Films!

Here are a few video stills from the video above:

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A Formal Affair | January 2016 | Rabobank Convention Center A Formal Affair | January 2016 | Rabobank Convention Center