As fall begins to settle in, the leaves fall from the trees, the weather begins to get colder and our family/friends/work life starts to flow by some resemblance of a schedule - a schedule which nearly ceases to exist in the summer months. This season has also been the beginning of a very exciting opportunity for area brides - the Lakes Area Wedding Expo (LAWE). Crystal and I have been working and developing strong connections with industry professionals to create an all-around awesome bridal expo in Alexandria, Minnesota. We want to welcome you to our LAWE website (and hopefully the expo in January too)!
We are genuinely excited to bring this show to the lakes area and are working diligently and seriously on every small detail. It’s sooooo sooooo hard to NOT share it all here, but of course we need to save some of the surprises for January. What you can expect though is style, elegance, flair, professionals, an awesome runway show and most importantly a wedding expo culture that has not been seen in Alexandria before now.
We have researched other wedding expos and have talked with many local bridal business owners to find out what THEIR needs are to provide a show that meets their business goals. Of course, flooding the event with engaged couples is important, but what we also heard was the wedding professionals want an event that is stunning in all respects. So, our focus is that - complete awesomeness! To aim us in the perfect direction, we started by inviting two highly reputable and amazingly talented businesses to be our first-ever Title Sponsors! We are so excited and tickled that Elden’s Fresh Foods and Carlos Creek Winery jumped on board and said YES! The excitement they bring to the expo is contagious and it is humbling to see their support and vision for a strong future with the Lakes Area Wedding Expo.
We didn’t stop there - we hand selected and invited other preferred businesses to join us as sponsors at the Diamond and Platinum levels. We are currently accepting additional exhibitors and we are proud to see that registration is well over half full! Talk about excited!! We strongly believe the reason we have filled so many spots so quickly is that we LISTEN for the NEEDS of our exhibitors.
The mission of LAWE is to change the face of wedding expos in smaller communities. Alexandria is the BEST small city in Minnesota and we want to show the public that our wedding industry is top notch as well. We can’t think of a better way to show off what we have to offer than to put on a top notch wedding expo for engaged couples getting married in the area!
If you have a moment, check out our website and see what we have to offer. Come back often as we update the site as details are finalized! We look forward to sharing our first-ever expo with you in January!
~ Mandy Brower & Crystal Christianson