Love is in the air at the fifth annual Wedding Walk

Lindsey McCormick

Statesboro’s annual Wedding Walk will present Statesboro’s brides-to-be local options of wedding day attire and ideas.

The 5th annual Wedding Walk will be held inside First Baptist Church on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The wedding expo starts at 5:30 p.m. and the fashion show will begin at 8 p.m. with the admission of $5.

Main Street Bridal will be providing Wedding Walk with all of the featured gowns as well as bridesmaid and mother of the bride dresses.

“This is a really special event because a lot of local brides feel that they have to travel to Macon and Savannah to purchase everything for their wedding. Our vendors give them access to all of the luxuries that you might not think Statesboro would have,” Paige Williams, event coordinator, said.

There will be eight girls modeling dresses at Wedding Walk including GSU students, Isabel Fowler, junior fashion merchandising major, and Annelise McClain, senior graphic communications management major.

“I am super excited to get the chance to wear a wedding dress, especially because I’ve never worn one before,” Isabel Fowler, junior fashion merchandising major, said.

There will be over 50 local vendors at the bridal expo including caterers, photographers and makeup artists from Mary Kay. Each vendor will have a booth at the expo where brides and grooms can explore different options for their wedding.

Vintage country will be the theme during the event and will feature lace dresses with cowboy boots.

“Because we live in a rural area a lot of brides and bridesmaids have been wearing cowboy boots with their gowns, so we wanted to incorporate that into our show,” Janis Hope, Main Street Bridal owner, said.

When couples walk into the event they will fill out a raffle card with their names, their wedding date and what they are most interested in at the expo in order to win prizes.

“There will be over 50,000 dollars in prizes that will be given away because every vendor will be giving away a prize. For example, a photographer might give away a free photo shoot.  We also have prizes for the grooms as well,” Williams said.