Photo Release -- B...the event Lets Brides-to-be Experience Best of Southeast Destination Weddings

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SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Planning a dream wedding is an enormous task for any bride – from selecting a planner to choosing the right venue, dress, florals, cake, and hundreds of other details that make the day special. For a wedding outside a bride's hometown, the challenge is even more daunting. That's the inspiration behind the Southern Wedding Experience: B…the event, the first-of-its-kind three-day wedding planning event.

B...the event is a weekend wedding planning event that inspires brides to experience all that their Southeast wedding can be. (Photo credit: Parker J Pfister)

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Southern Wedding Experience: B…the event will bring together a select group of wedding professionals for a series of five-star weekends of pampering, planning and information-sharing in the Southeast's most charming, wedding-friendly destinations: Savannah, GA; Asheville, NC; Nashville, TN; and Atlanta, GA.

"We've created a weekend event that inspires brides to truly experience all that their wedding can be," says Shay Brown, event founder, nationally recognized wedding planner, and owner of Shay Brown Events. "After just three days, each bride can leave with a vision for her wedding, decisions on venue and vendors, and important information for planning the event – all while feeling pampered and relaxed along the way."

An attending bride and her guest will experience the unique charm of these Southern cities through trolley tours, winery visits and other local activities. They will visit the top wedding venues in the city adorned with a variety of designs by local wedding designers. They will also receive wedding tips from national wedding experts including Stacie Francombe, Shawn Rabideau, Grace Ormonde, Parker J Pfister, and Brooke Thomas, and they'll enjoy gourmet meals, a styled fashion show, and meetings with the best vendors in the Southeast.

After more than a decade in the industry planning more than 850 weddings, Brown created the Southern Wedding Experience: B…the event to offer brides a more personal, upscale and stress-free opportunity to create the perfect Southern destination wedding.

"Bridal shows are typically packed with sales booths inside convention halls, overwhelming and impersonal," says Brown. "Southern Wedding Experience: B…the event is completely different, enabling discerning brides to get a great deal of planning done in one weekend while in a vacation-like atmosphere."

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or find Southern Wedding Experience: B…the event on Facebook.

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Cities and Dates for Southern Wedding Experience: B…the event

  • Savannah, GA: March 1-3, 2013
  • Asheville, NC: August 2-4, 2013
  • Nashville, TN: November 15-17, 2013
  • Atlanta, GA: February 28 - March 2, 2014

About Shay Brown Events

Based in Asheville, NC, with offices in Savannah, GA; and Nashville, TN; Shay Brown Events is a full-service wedding and event design company serving the Southeast as well as destination weddings. Whether classic, vintage, sustainable, modern, or simply elegant, Shay Brown Events makes memorable wedding events with inspired design that delights brides and guests alike, for years to come. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Media contact: Cathy Levendoski Constant Communications 314-725-2594 clevendoski@constantgroup.comSource: Shay Brown Events