Sunday, September 8th

Show hours, 10 am- 6 pm

Rain date - Sunday, September 22nd

Panel Discussions


You have so many wedding questions. We have so many experts who can help. Join us for one or more of our amazing wedding panel discussions and hear from talented area wedding planners, photographers, and pros.

Discussion panels are free to wristbanded attendees. Sorry, we cannot save seats at panels, please arrive early to secure a comfy chair.


Choosing Your Wedding Team - Nicole Smith

Sept. 8, 2019, 11-12:30, The Marketplace

We are excited to have Nicole Smith of Vision Events headlining our Choosing Your Wedding Team panel. With over a decade of event planning experience, Nicole creates weddings where the couple and their family can be honored guests at their own event. She helps couples cut through the maze of details to tie all the parts together. Nicole will help you learn how to create a team of wedding pros that will be able to bring your vision to life and allow you to enjoy your day.

Nicole will be joined on the panel by Dana Cadwell of C and D Events and Aneesa Glines of Harmony Weddings to discuss their experiences planning weddings.

Learn more about Nicole here.


Finding Your WOW Factor - Amanda Cox & Holly Barton

Sept. 8, 2019, 1-2:30 The Marketplace

To create a great wedding you need details that make your heart leap, and that make you smile. With hundreds of amazing weddings in their memory books, Amanda Cox and Holly Barton of The Greenhouse Picker Sisters know how to find that WOW factor that will make you smile every time you remember it. Join them to hear how you can prioritize and focus your choices to make the biggest impact at your wedding.

Amanda and Holly will be joined on their panel by Brent Deitrich of Live View Studios and Danielle Olcott of Mason Dixon Designs .

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Planning In The Age of Social Media-Jenna Parks

Sept. 8, 2019, 3-4:30 The Marketplace

Instagram has made wedding planning that much more fun! But it can also be incredibly overwhelming, and even misleading. How can you use Instagram and other social media as a tool to plan, and not get caught up in FOMO and what-ifs? Panel Headliner Jenna Parks, editor of Southern Bride and Groom magazine and blog, will discuss how to use these new digital tools to your advantage, how to look for legit businesses, and how to combine all this with the other important tools for vendor shopping!

Jenna will be joined on this panel by Courtney of C and D Events.