In an effort to bring industry professionals together for networking opportunities, Delaware Seaside Bride magazine and Bear Trap Dunes are hosting a wedding professionals’ networking event on Thursday, April 21.
“We are very excited to be working with the people at Bear Trap on this networking cocktail hour,” said Susan Lyons, publisher of Delaware Seaside Bride and the Coastal Point. “Destination weddings have really found a home here in our community, and the vendors who help with those weddings have developed their own cottage industry. This is a great opportunity for these small businesses to get to know each other and, ultimately, provide a more memorable wedding experience for couples who choose to get married here.”
“Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club is thrilled to partner with Seaside Bride to host a networking soirée for event professionals on the Eastern Shore,” added Lindsay Mauer, director of Sales & Marketing for the Carl M. Freeman Golf Facilities at Troon Golf.
“Our stunning Delaware beaches have become a premier wedding destination because of the unsurpassed beauty and extremely talented network of local venues and vendors. We are excited to bring this group together to enhance our connection and further cement our area as the place to celebrate all special occasions.”
The free networking cocktail hour will take place in the Bear Trap Dunes Room from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature showcase vendors, and a cash bar. The goal is to introduce regional professionals to create a community of industry experts that can assist couples in the wedding planning process.
The evening will be emceed by Brendan Kashuba, also known to many as D.J. B.K. Kashuba has been the serving Ocean City, Md., area since 1997 and specializes in wedding, special events, audio services, radio and TV.
Attendees will be able to enjoy hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Bear Trap, a photo booth provided by MVZ Productions, sweet treats from Sweet Disposition and a gown display by Delmarvalous Occasions, as well as items provided by other showcase vendors, A Sweet Affair Weddings & Events, Flowers On Savannah and Love Letters.
Delaware Seaside Bride was created in the spring of 2015 by Coastal Point, after finding there was a need in the coastal area to bring together couples with area wedding experts, Lyons said.
With its second annual magazine to be published this July, Delaware Seaside Bride also has a website at DelawareSeasideBride.com, as well as social media pages, featuring timely articles created by the staff, offering ideas and suggestions for that special day, along with tips and photographs from those who frequent the pages, which Lyons said means they constantly offer fresh content.
“Delaware Seaside Bride is honored to serve as a conduit between brides and local vendors, and events like this can only help. It’s hard for a bride who lives somewhere else to coordinate everything that is necessary to pull off a wedding here. Hopefully, we can be that bridge, and our local vendors will have more opportunities to showcase their amazing talents.”