I want to start out by saying that ANY event that K&B Bridals and Event Planning is a part of ALWAYS blows me away! They are so talented at putting together events and awesome displays! The Military Event was NO different!
They had a whole ceremony and reception set up in one of the rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn. Which, by the way, is a BEAUTIFUL venue! And so convenient, location-wise. It’s just off 95 in White Marsh. The staff that I met were very energetic too! That’s huge to me! 🙂
Linda of Fine Florals by Linda provided all of the flowers. I am always amazed at how awesome her flowers are!
Yia Yia’s Bakery was also there and this cake was just breathtaking! What a perfect cake for a Balmer Hon! 🙂
Since all of the vendors at the show were the ones giving the free wedding, we all got to vote on our favorite military story. I won’t share the whole story (not yet at least! Need to chat with my new bride!), but the short version is this.
Nick and Ali met in the Navy, were friends first, had two back to back deployments…Over the two and a half years they have been together, they have only been in the same time zone for 4 months. Needless to say, this story seriously tugged on my heart strings! Bret and I were together for two years and only in the same time zone for about a month or two before he moved out here to marry me (4 months before the wedding, no less!)
Funny story about how Ali found out that she won the wedding!
One of the rules of the giveaway was that the winner HAD to be in attendance at 3:00 p.m. to win the wedding. Bridget (of K&B) had been in touch with Ali and confirmed she was coming. The closer we got to 3, the more we were all on the lookout for Ali! We started to think that she wasn’t coming. Then all of a sudden, Meg (of K&B) RUNS up to Bridget and says, “SHE’S HERE! SHE’S IN THE DRESSING ROOM!” (or something along those lines). Ali had been trying on dresses and mentioned that she signed up for the free wedding. At this point all of the vendors migrated to the dressing rooms! Poor Ali is standing there in her wedding dress (yea, she found her dress today too!) and have about 20 people standing there! I can’t post the pictures of her reaction because she was in her wedding dress! But once she changed, we took a few pictures!
It is going to be such an honor to capture Nick and Ali’s wedding day! I have a feeling I’m going to be crying the whole time! (I was crying a bit while we were telling her she won and chatting with her after.) Ali and her family are so sweet and so thankful. I feel like I have met brand new, life long friends! I can’t stop smiling about it!!!
The other vendors who participated in the event and will be giving Nick & Ali a free wedding were: