Wedding Festivals - Asheville & Greenville
We recently had the opportunity to participate in the wedding expo through Wedding Festivals and we must say that heading into it we were a little nervous. We had no idea what to expect in terms of how many people would be there, how we were going to set up our booth and how we were going to stand out in an area where wedding photographers are plentiful and talented alike. Fortunately we had plenty of prep time and our amazing friend Michelle Clark from Bella C Jewelz who happens to be one of the most talented DIY types we know in terms of her creativity and vision helped us put together a display that was all the rage :)
Our first expo was right here in Asheville and once we got set up and saw our vision coming to life, we were still a little nervous but our confidence grew from the the first time we looked at pinterest and said to ourselves "How the heck are we going to build a display that looks like that!?" Thankfully the effort and teamwork came together nicely as we recieved feedback throughout the day that our booth was super cute and a lot of the brides really liked our set up. More importantly, it provided a friendly and fun atmosphere for us to meet our couples and start connecting. Like we said, we weren't sure what to expect and our goal was to get our name and brand out there as well as book 1 or 2 weddings if we were lucky. Our prayers must have been heard because we ended up booking 8 weddings and could not have been more excited not only for the opportunity, but more importantly to capture the soon to be beautiful moments for the couples we are working with.
Given the turnout, feedback, and overall experience of the the expo in Asheville, we decided to book a booth for our wedding photography at the Greenville show, which we heard was supposed to be a little bigger in terms of attendance. Throw in a snow storm that cancelled the previous weekend's show, and you had a packed house of brides, their friends and families, and couples from around NC & SC. After it was all said and done over 645 brides attended the Greenville wedding expo and we were blessed enough to have met the majority of them! The competitiveness of asheville wedding photographers and greenville wedding photographers was in full force. Over the course of the 3 weeks, amazing displays were created, many hands were shook, and many couples found just what they were looking for. We were proud to be a part of it all and will definitely be back next year to continue our pursuit of capturing all the beautiful moments life has to offer and connecting with our couples before their big day!
-Joe & Jenny