bridal show

Wrigley Mansion Bridal Show

We were asked to be apart of the 1st Wrigley Mansion Bridal Show this past weekend! This was not like any bridal show you have been to before!  First off, if you have never been to the Wrigley Mansion at the Biltmore then you need to go take a tour of Phoenix History. From the original floors and lighting to the breathtaking views of downtown Phoenix. The Wrigley Mansion is a must see when either visiting Phoenix or even if you are Phoenix native. 

The bridal show took over the entire home, from the living room right down to the restructured garage. I was lucky and was set up in one of the bedrooms which is now used for smaller dinner parties and the grooms room. 

The theme for the bridal show was 1920’s. This was perfect for me since while in college I studied the fashion of the 20’s at FIDM and have been in love with that era ever since. I visited the room once and quickly had a vision for what needed to be in the room. I knew that I couldn’t recreate today’s modern Great Gatsby with lots of bling and sparkle but it needed lots of gold and pearls!   The newest trend I have been seeing is doing a small pop of color and soft pink flowers are always a great compliment to any table arrangement. 

This was an awesome opportunity and I look forward to bringing your vision to life next! 

I would like to give a huge thank you to:

Classic Party Rentals, C Lacey Design, Lux Wedding Florist And Harley Bonham for the beautiful pictures. 

Please contact me to help with the design of your next event!  

Happy Planning!! 

House of Diamonds Bridal Show

On March 14, 2013 I was honored to host a beautiful bridal show at House of Diamonds jewelry store in Phoenix.  House of Diamonds opened in October of 2012 and once I saw their store I knew it would be a perfect fit for a bridal show! They have wonderful outdoor patio for guests to mingle with talented vendors. 

Thank you to Brent at House of Diamonds for giving away a diamond pendent necklace!    The lucky winner was Chrissie of C.Lacey Design!  

The big box bridal shows are always very difficult for the couple to attend. They don’t get one on one time with the vendors and they are dealing with hundreds of other brides . We created a bridal show where it is the best of the best wedding vendors in Phoenix! We had everything from a caterer to groomsman gifts! 

Thank you to all of the vendors that attended:

Classic Party Rentals

Straight to the Plate Catering

Sue Jacobs Cakes

Curtis Whipple (DJ, MC, Piano Player) 

Memories Through Time Photography 

A2Z Photo Booth/ Jill Lauren Photography

My Wedding MasterPiece

C.Lacey Design

Dana Railey Makeup Artist

Byrd Watches

Sweet I Do’s 

Cocktail Couture

Floral Design by Nikki Robbins of Nicole Arend Weddings & Events


We hope all that attended had a wonderful time and were able to enjoy a night out with their fiancé!

Please conctact me for a free consultation!  Ask us about our floral design packages!

Happy Planning! 

Phoenix Bridal Show

Sunday March 4, 2012 was the Phoenix Bridal Show. I met some very talented new vendors who I would love to share with my upcoming weddings and events. First, I would like to thank you Courtney with the Pink Petal Shop for creating the most beauftiful flowers! When I think of something Courtney is always there to take my ideas and turn them into reality! If you are looking for a florist please contact her at the Pink Petal Shop - 480-684-0516 or I also need to thank Christal's Cupcakes for providing me with some sweet treats to give away. The cake pops and mini cupcakes were a huge success. If you are looking for some delicious and creative cupcakes please contact Christal's Cupcakes at 623-322-1392 or


Tips On Attending a Bridal Show

Planning a wedding is overwhelming  on its own, attending a bridal show can take that stress to the next level. I have a few tips to help make attending a bridal show less stressful and worth every minute you are there! 


  • Register online! Save time and money at the door by purchasing your tickets in advance. 
  • Create a wedding email address. This email address should be given to all vendors you meet. The amount of emails you will receive at first may seem overwhelming, but take the time to read each of them or you may miss out on some very good deals. 
  • Bring pre printed address labels. This will save you a lot of time when you register for prices at individual booths. Most exhibitors will want to know your wedding date so make sure that is on the label, as well as your email address and phone number. 
  • Walk down every aisle and collect any information you are interested in. Most bridal shows will give you a large bag to collect all the information. 
  • Bring your check book or credit card just in case you want to book any services or hold a date. Some of the best discounts will be given at the show. 
  • Ask questions! All vendors are there because they want to help you and you are not under any pressure to buy anything from them. 


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I would love to schedule a consultation with you to answer any questions you may have. 


Happy Planning!

Nicole Arend

Event Coordintor