Am I clever? Or was that kinda lazy? A spectacular wedding spectacular…but that it was! This event had a smaller feel to it than last year’s, I’m sure there were less overall booths giving us more time to connect with those that were there. Last year, it spilled over to outside and whenever I was outside I wondered if I was missing anything inside. Anyway, where to begin! I’m gonna start with the delectable smoked marlin pesto pasta from Ashebre. I remember them being there last time with a pork offering, which, I’m not the biggest pork fan so I wasn’t wowed. But this time…oh my! I need that pesto in my life!!! The pasta was so good. I honestly thought the marlin would have been drowned but it all came together so perfectly. Forget catering my wedding, can Chef Oji just come live at my house and cook me everything?
The pasta was so simple that I’m sure it’s the pesto along with the marlin that made it so amazing. I wish I could make a pesto that good. Ima learn…
I hijacked a hat for the day from Hatitude, and it was a star. So many comments and compliments and of course everyone thought I was a bride to be since I came wearing this hat…
They have gorgeous fascinators and bird cages perfect for your wedding day, flapper party, First Sunday, whatever it may be.
There was a lovely young lady at the front of the event displaying her custom made clutches and handbags. You know I am here for anything handmade or made in Jamaica. I absolutely loved the jewel tones and I kinda liked the fact that pretty patterns were used for the inside of the box clutches. It’s like a little special surprise, just for you. The line is called Iubar and she told me she’d be making some waist-pouches for carnival.
There were some top notch makeup artists on hand to educate us on makeup application and showcase their talents. I saw Loni Jones, celebrity makeup artist and Paul March with his assistant Barbie who are also top makeup artists in Jamaica. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance in the chair as you can guess, they were pretty booked out all event long. Here’s Barbie doing her thing…
And Paul did Rebecca Stirm’s makeup for the Trash the Dress Presentation…
Budget Car Rental brought out their finest C-class to tell us about their Bride Transfer service. Basically you can be chauffeured all day long in a luxury vehicle of your choice if you’re not going the limo route. I just wanted to get in the car…
She said it was on sale but wouldn’t tell me the price. See…she could tell I ain’t got but two shillings in my name. Shame… LOL
Cake pops from the Jewels Resort booth! Wedding cake (fruit cake) covered in chocolate fondant. So she said, I know fondant to taste like cardboard so I dunno what was in this version but it was divine. The organizers of the event agree, I caught Kibwe and Sean getting down on the cake pops and Sean sang its praises…
I have nothing to say about Jewel itself, I have not yet been. Maybe this summer I will correct that. You know I am all about the #staycation
Yanique the curvacious diva, host for the 2 day event, tried to get the crowd going for a random Harlem Shake infront the Scotiabank and Kia display area. Didn’t quite work but it was fun watching her try. Did you catch the brides doing the Harlem Shake on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica? Archibald got all the way into it!
Kia brought the Soul with them…I want one!
Last year Topp In Designz had their paper wedding dress and this time around they came with photo props. Always such fun at the Topp In booth!
You know already how much I like this Paperie, the fine finishing touch on creative gifts and more. I was introduced to Write Creations at Wedding Spectacular who also offer paper products from invitations to commemorative gifts to your pictures mounted in oil. Their spread was fabulous, I’ve always loved this idea of mounting pictures like this, it seems so much more durable and long-lasting.
Speaking of made in Jamaica, Spokes Apparel was there and represent they did. Dexter Huxtable is the designer, known for colour, details and exceptional quality. Men, there’s no reason not to have a suit that’s custom made to your body and your style. They had an interactive booth where you could switch out swatches and colours and come up with your perfect design. I loved that. I could have played with colours and fabrics all day long.
Mmmmm this model here. He’ looks around 6’5…the suit fits him so well… *thinks pure thoughts* Man what a tall glass of…. *thinks pure thoughts*
This is the perfect time for a glass of something strong. Barcode kept me buzzing with drinks that had names like “The proposal” and “Sweet Kiss”
The display from Petals and Promises
The display from Tai Flora
These displays are always so gorgeous and just makes me want to throw a swanky event so my pictures will look like this. Always so beautiful.
So that was a taste of the booths that were on display. There were a million more that I will touch on in my next post, though that one will focus more on the fashion shows and various activities that happened throughout the event, like the Trash the Dress display!!! Look out for it! In the meantime, I leave you with the Devine Men of Choice who put on a spectacular show at the Bliss Bridal Bachelorette Party on Friday Night. Things that I cannot discuss went down including socks, chaps and patrons who will never wear skirts to an event like this ever again! Ooh la laa!!! Watch this clip. Watch it! If you’re a straight male, you may want to look away 🙂
Did you make it out to the event? What did you think? Highlights? Lowlights? What do you want to see more of at Kingston Bridal Week in September?