On a chilly January evening, with a glow illuminating from the entryway of La Belle Mariée Bridal Boutique, some of the region’s most notable wedding vendors congregated in an industry “Mix & Mingle” event. Organized in a partnership and collaboration with Happenings Media, La Belle Mariée served as the evening’s host. In addition to bubbly and a signature cocktail from Bucks County’s 1675 Spirits, there were gourmet small bites from local eatery and premier caterer, Piccolo Trattoria, and a scrumptious array of sweet treats from The Caketeria in Newtown. With drinks flowing and bellies filled, a collective of renowned regional wedding vendors, from wedding planners, to DJs, and entertainment companies, to florists, seamstresses, and makeup artists, gathered together to network, exchange ideas, facilitate partnerships and enjoy a networking event that was uniquely intimate and meaningful.
On full display were the vast collections of exquisite designer and one-of-a-kind wedding attire; everything from traditional wedding gowns to flower girl dresses and mother-of-the-bride ensembles. Bringing one of the many opulent gowns to life was a model, who stood on full display and even graciously posed for photos with event attendees.
Throughout the evening, current popular and upcoming wedding trends were discussed and were hot topics of conversation. Locally trending in the wedding world are, “microweddings,” consisting of smaller numbers of guests, but keeping the details and personal touches as important as ever. Also popular are the additions of drones, creating an exceptional perspective in the filming and photography taking place during weddings. In fact, local production company and former Happening List winner, Luria Visuals (also serving as the official Mix & Mingle event photographers for the evening!) is officially FAA-certified to fly drones and will fly for any wedding or wedding festivity, weather and location-permitting! Beyond the actual wedding ceremonies themselves, also increasing in popularity are spa parties, often held as bachelorette parties, or as “pre-wedding” pampering excursions.
“As the second owner [of Luria Visuals Custom Productions], I’ve been in the business since I was 13-years-old. We offer over 30 years in the industry and customize our events. Our films dictate the entire wedding experience and we are there all-day filming and go above and beyond for our clients. We’re not a “cookie-cutter” type of production company and operate through 90% of referrals with minimal advertising.” ~ Michael Adelson, Owner of Luria Visuals Custom Productions
Happenings Media Publisher & Owner, Angela Giovine & Luria Visuals Owner, Michael Adelson