JACKSON TWP. Center Court in Belden Village Mall was busy on Feb. 18. The area was filled with shoppers and brides and grooms to be.
The 23rd Annual Belden Village Bridal Show 2020 show was held on Feb. 18 and 19. Event coordinator Dayna Yurkovich said both days would see many brides and grooms coming out to see the latest in wedding ideas for their big day including the latest trends in gowns, food, venues and other important details of every wedding.
“This year, the bridal gowns are more detailed than last year with more beading and designs,” Yurkovich said. “Burgundy and navy are the popular colors this year and florals are just absolutely stunning. Barn venues are still trending this year too.”
In addition to the 45 vendors, there were games, fashion shows, give aways and other happenings. Three of the main games included the Price is Right Game Show, Nearly Newlywed Game and the Honeymoon Hunt.
“This is the longest running bridal show in Stark County. We see a minimum of 250 brides come through each show. The vendors each year are wonderful. They all really care about the brides,” Yurkovich said.
As in past years, gowns shown during the popular fashion show held on both days were from Lavender Bridal Salon in Dover and the men’s wear came from American Commodore Tuxedo in Belden Village Mall.
A sampling of the vendors this year included Amish Door Village, Black Tie Entertainment, Canton Chair Rental, Glenmoor Country Club, Century Farms, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pine View Acres, Pure Romance, Tilted Tulip Floral Boutique and Historic Zoar Village.
Kandis Shane, an event consultant with Canton Chair Rental, said that rustic and vintage rustic are in this year. Canton Chair Rental is the main sponsor for the event.
“We have one of our farm tables with farm chairs on display this year that can be used as the brides table or a table for guests,” Shane said. “Lighted backdrops and stages for the head tables, whiskey barrels or whiskey barrel bars are all highly popular right now.”
The mall was packed with brides and grooms to be who were shopping and talking with the vendors and helping each other to make important decisions for the big day. One contestant for the Price is Right Game Show said she traveled more than two hours to come to the show.
Yurkovich said the show and the vendors care about giving the brides what they want for their special day.
“We’ve been for so many years because we want to make our brides happy and help them plan their special day,” Yurkovich.