CHICAGO — On Sunday, March 19, 2017, South Side couples are invited to attend the first Beverly Wedding Expo at the Beverly Arts Center ( BAC ). The event will feature wedding vendors from Beverly and beyond, including caterers, bakers, florists, photographers, hair and make-up artists, musicians, invitation designers and more.
Attendees can meet local vendors, sample food and sweets, hear live music and check out the latest wedding trends.
"We're excited to offer this event for South Side couples," said Heather Ireland Robinson, executive director of the BAC. "We're looking forward to showcasing the BAC, which is a wedding venue, and tons of amazingly talented wedding businesses in our area that couples may not know are here."
The event features more than 50 local vendors and is being led by a planning team including the BAC staff and two local vendors, Diego Ivan Martirena of Maplewood Photography and Laura Hayes of Anticipation Events.
Stephen English, founder of The Blossom Boys florist, said they have been "thrilled to discover numerous South Side same sex couples we have helped with weddings … ."
"So far, the response to this event has been overwhelmingly positive," said Diego Ivan Martirena. "The expo is a great way for engaged couples to find wedding vendors so close to home."
The Beverly Wedding Expo is Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple and available for purchase online at beverlyartcenter.org, on the phone by calling 773-445-3838, or in person at the Beverly Arts Center.