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Regional bridal event returns Jan. 11
IVNG COLOR Bridal show

This years Northeast Georgia Bridal Show offers a unique chance to view whats available to anyone planning a wedding in 2014 and beyond.

The interactive wedding event will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Unicoi Lodge in Helen.

The show, featuring close to 70 vendors, will include gift shops, florists, bridal fashion showcase, caterers, furniture, hair salons and much more for prospective brides and bridegrooms.

In addition, the 2014 Northeast Georgia Bridal magazine, published by Community Newspapers, will make its annual debut.

This 52-page, full-color magazine is full of helpful and entertaining stories about brides and weddings in this area.

Attendees will be given a copy of the magazine, filled with advertising from Northeast Georgia businesses who specialize in making weddings extraordinary.

There also will be gift bags and prizes worth more than $3,000, including the opportunity to register to win a specialty bridal basket valued at more than $1,000.

The show is sponsored by and hosted by the Northeast Georgia Region of Community Newspapers. Inc., which includes The Northeast Georgian.

This years show is expanded because of the success of the first two years, said Bridget Foster, show director.

When we launched this in 2012, Foster said, we anticipated its growth.

Because of the popularity within the regional wedding industry, she said, moving the show to a larger venue made sense this year.

Regional Publisher Alan NeSmith said he is pleased with the niche the show and the bridal publication has created in Northeast Georgia.

Brides and their families looking for the best wedding professionals know they can find it at this show, NeSmith said.

Confirmed vendors include: Aint Bs Bakery, All Occasion Florist, Aramark, UNG Catering, BBC Photography, Bead Dazzling Boutique, Bella Musica String Trio, Best Western & Riverpark Inn, BrickHouse Mobile DJs, C&N Cakes By Design, The Copper Pot, Dahlonega Spa Resort, Densmore Farms, Design House, Fancy Doodle Art & Wine House, Global Escapes, Grace Garters, Historic Smithonia Farm, Homestead House, Jolie Day Spa and Salon

Lavender Cottage & Garden, Origami Owl, Paul Thomas Chocolates, Rabun Manor, Rx Hair Salon, Sautee Conference Center & Mountain Retreat, Southern Glam, Studio Blue, Tanglewood Resort & Cabins, Amara Center, The Smith House, Tiger Lily Invitations, Tina Turner, Unicoi Lodge, The Wishing Well, Woods Furniture, Food Factory, Lanier Tent Rental, Robson Event Center, Jazzercise, Mountain Laurel Farm, LLC, Cleveland Florist, Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen, VIP Alpine Tours, Kingwood Country Club & Resort, Rabun County Tourism Development Authority, Hanners College Shop, Pratt & Associates Realty, I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique, Neon Beach Tanning/Touch & Go Massage by Diana, Designs Unlimited, Dermatology Associates of NE Georgia, Georgia State Parks, Main Street Event Facility, Jewel Kade, The Clermont Venue, Platinum Limo Service, Just Peachy Weddings, Erin Knight - Harpist, Waterfall Club, L7 Events, Gigi Cupcakes, Cenita Vineyards and Lawton Place Manor.

Tickets can be purchased online at, or from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at The Northeast Georgian, 2440 Old Athens Highway, Cornelia.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door on Jan. 11. Unicoi Lodge is located at 1788 state Route 356, Helen. For more information, call 706-778-4215.