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Festive Couture Floral and St Louis Best Bridal at Ritz Carlton

Festive Couture Floral and St Louis Best Bridal at Ritz Carlton It’s time to plan that glorious, wonderful wedding at the Best of the Best Show and light luncheon with tea from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

Seating is limited in the elegant location, so reservations are advised to set aside a few hours of quality time with the region's best bridal providers.

At the event, sponsored by St. Louis' Best Bridal, brides and their guests visit reliable specialists of wedding sites, boutique fashions, luxurious flowers, luminous lighting, romantic music and more exciting details that capture the essence of the unique occasion they are planning.

The luncheon provides time to chat, as Syndi Bruchesky Sills discovered while planning her wedding to Ken Sills. "I just wanted to say that was the nicest bridal show I've attended yet.  I felt like I got the attention I deserved as a bride-to-be," Syndi said.

Under Grand Ballroom chandeliers, guests are seated and The Ritz serves tea with petits fours, tea breads, miniature sandwiches and fruit tartlets.

Then it's time for the fashion show. It is the first time exquisite gowns of the Victor Harper Couture 2014 fall collection, straight from New York runways and available through Beau Monde Bridal by Wedding Gallery Couture, will be shown in Missouri.

Some of the gowns were featured here on a KPLR afternoon segment.

Brides-to-be continue to visit with providers and relax in the aura of the decorated runway. Each has a chance to win – thinking honeymoon or romantic getaway? – a 3-night/4-day Funjet vacation to Mexico courtesy of Travel Haus of St. Louis, Funjet Vacations and El Dorado Spa Resorts.

The menu chosen by The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, and St. Louis' Best Bridal befits the treasure of planning time for brides-to-be.

First Service

Selection of Ritz-Carlton Blended Teas

 Assorted Tea Sandwiches, including Smoked Salmon and Crab with American Caviar and Dill, Classic Egg Salad, Traditional Cucumber Sandwich and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Grain Mustard

Second Service

Freshly Baked Scones with Devonshire Cream and Preserves

Third Service

Tea Breads and Fruit Tartlets

Assorted Miniature Pastries

As the afternoon ends, each future bride receives a swag bag with the Best of the Best and St. Louis' Best Bridal magazines, both fresh off the press. Exclusive to the St. Louis’ Best Bridal program, Best of the Best magazine is available only at the tea and bridal shows throughout the year or by joining the program at www.stlouisbestbridal.com.

For reservations, call 314-475-1202 or email Krista at ksantangelo@yourjournal.com. Admission is $35 for two.

UncategorizedMark Miller