Thursday, January 21, 2010

Layla & Paul ~ 2009 Grand Prize Winners!

Solutions Bridal is so excited to spotlight one of our Grand Prize winners from the 2009 Florida Bridal Expo. They won a $5,000 wedding day package, including contributions from the best wedding vendors Gainesville has to offer! It is so special to get to know the winning couple and realize how much they truly deserve this extraordinary prize. Layla and Paul met in Gainesville in 2004 while walking their dogs. They have a beautiful love story, and an even more amazing journey to their wedding day. Paul is in the Armed Forces, and he was in Iraq before coming home recently. Knowing that he has devoted his life to protecting our amazing country makes this story hit home even more.

The beautiful couple will be getting married this Spring in Gainesville, and they will be using some of our favorite vendors. We are so excited to see pictures of their big day later on this year. Paul and Layla, we hope your wedding day is more than you ever dreamed it would be and that your marriage is full of love and laughter!! Congratulations!

For those of you readers who are interested in being one of our Grand Prize winners {a $5,000 wedding day package}, you can purchase tickets to the 2010 Florida Bridal Expo here. Tickets are selling out fast, and don't forget the Expo and fashion show is Sunday, January 31st! {You must be present at the Expo to win.}

Vendors they are using:
Adore Weddings and Events
AP Limousine
Crevasses Regency Florist
Ms Debbie’s Sugar Art
Plantation Hall at Haile
Posh Pastry
Solutions Bridal Designer House (Yay! That's us!)
Storybook Events DJ
Sweetwater Branch Inn
The Plant Shoppe Florist
Verve Studio Photography


Krystal Radlinski at Verve Studio said...

I'm so excited to be working with all of you!

I'm a veteran too, so it's really special to be a part of Layla & Paul's day. And I might just throw in a little something special for them! :)

Betsy said...

I got to meet with them just a few weeks ago to update their flower order. It is going to be an amazing day for all involved. I am so glad that The Plant Shoppe is able to be part of this.

Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.