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Jan16

The Boutique Bridal Bazaar: an Out of the Ordinary Bridal Extravaganza

Please join the staff of Something New Entertainment and other boutique wedding professionals from around Northeast Ohio for a one-of-a-kind bridal experience at the Boutique Bridal Bazaar, this weekend.  The Boutique Bridal Bazaar is the collaborative invention of the beauty and brains behind Something White Bridal Boutique, Rebecca Somnitz and (Something New Bride) Karin Kurtz.

For those of you looking for an opportunity to see the Something New MC and DJ team “in action,” this event will feature a rare public performance at the fashion show, as well as a showcase of our lighting design!  Learn more about the Boutique Bridal Bazaar, in my interview with Rebecca, below!

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Something New Entertainment’s Anna-Jeannine “AJ9” Herman: First and foremost — when and where is the Boutique Bridal Bazaar?

BBB’s Rebecca Somnitz: The Boutique Bridal Bazaar (BBB) will take place Sunday, January 20, 2013 from noon until 4pm at smARTspace at 78th Street Studios in downtown Cleveland.

DJ AJ9: How is the Boutique Bridal Bazaar different from other shows?


RS: The BBB aims to provide a breath of fresh air for brides seeking something different and help create new ideas for a unique and stylish wedding in Northeast Ohio. The show specializes in giving brides a chance to connect in-person with the type of vendors normally discovered only after hours of online searching for something special.

Photos of Last Year's Boutique Bridal Bazaar by Sarah Sloboda.

Photos of Last Year’s Boutique Bridal Bazaar by Sarah Sloboda.

DJ AJ9: How are the businesses featured at the Boutique Bridal Bazaar special?

RS: In many ways we personally select the vendors that participate in the BBB. We do a lot of searching and recruiting for only the very best and most unique vendors in the industry. While anyone is welcome to apply to be a vendor we only accept those that we feel are a good fit for the event and the brides that attend.

Something New Entertainment's Booth at the Boutique Bridal Bazaar, Last Year, by Sarah Sloboda.

Something New Entertainment’s Booth at the Boutique Bridal Bazaar, Last Year, by Sarah Sloboda.

DJ AJ9: What’s your definition of “boutique,” and why does this show feature only “boutique” businesses?

RS: As a small business ourselves we know that it can be hard to stand out among larger businesses so first and foremost we are looking for “small fish” Our vendors have a lot to offer brides but are often too small to break through the clutter and connect with the brides who are looking for their products and services.

DJ AJ9: What are some of the most exciting advantages about the new location — smART Space — where the show is concerned? What excites you about the space?

RS: The 78th Street Studios are an experience in and of themselves – you could spend a whole day just wandering around all of the galleries (not to mention it is just around the corner from the up and coming Gordon Square area – attendees can grab a wonderful meal before or after the show). The actual smARTspace gallery where the BBB will take place is very open and a bit larger so we can fit more vendors and attendees will be able to get around more easily. Plus there is a parking lot which sounds like a small thing but something I’m sure attendees will appreciate!

DJ AJ9: Is there anything that’s been significantly changed since last year? Improvements made upon the original plan or pitfalls found and avoided, this year?

RS: This year we decided to reach out specifically to Etsy vendors to create the Etsy Aisle. So many brides are shopping on www.etsy.com for special touches for their wedding day we really wanted to bring those products to the bride.

DJ AJ9: How will the exhibits at the Boutique Bridal Bazaar be different from other shows?

RS: All vendors are required to provide a display that allows brides to interact with them. We don’t just want attendees to see what services are offered in pictures we want them to be able to experience at least a small part of it then and there.

Last Year's BBB Fashion Show Featuring Gowns by Something White Bridal Boutique.  Lighting, Music, and Master of Ceremonies by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Sarah Sloboda.

Last Year’s BBB Fashion Show Featuring Gowns by Something White Bridal Boutique. Lighting, Music, and Master of Ceremonies by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Sarah Sloboda.

DJ AJ9: Besides vendor exhibits, what kind of activities can we expect to see at the Boutique Bridal Bazaar?

RS: They can watch a fashion show with the latest bridal trends (and even try on dresses), taste food and cake, get their silhouette cut, smile for a photo booth and more.

Last Year's BBB Fashion Show Featuring Gowns by Something White Bridal Boutique.  Lighting, Music, and Master of Ceremonies by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Sarah Sloboda.

Last Year’s BBB Fashion Show Featuring Gowns by Something White Bridal Boutique. Lighting, Music, and Master of Ceremonies by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Sarah Sloboda.

 

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