Bridal expo showcases Coshocton area wedding vendors

| February 25, 2019

John Larson and Nate Noland from The Warehouse Restaurant stand behind their display at the 2019 Coshocton Bridal Expo, which was held Feb. 24 at Lake Park Pavilion. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Mindy Brems, executive director of the Coshocton Visitor’s Bureau, was pleased with the turnout for the annual Coshocton Bridal Expo held Feb. 24, at Lake Park Pavilion.

“We had a lot of brides and their bridesmaids come through that were from out of town,” she said. “Many of them had originally been from here and came back for the show because they want to get married here.”

Thirty-six vendors setup at the show and about 150 came through the doors. Brems said guests had positive feedback from their experiences.

“People liked the location and how it was arranged and spread out,” she said. “We had a good variety of vendors and the caterers who were here brought great samples to share.”

A new vendor at the show was Hasseman Brewing, who was featuring personalized labels for its craft beer.

“We offer our standard four beers and you can put pictures of the couple on the label,” said Kirby Hasseman, owner. “We print the labels in-house and the beer is manufactured right here in Coshocton too. It’s a unique idea to make a special event even extra special.”

Steve Murray from Carroll’s Men Shop has been at past bridal expos and was happy to be back.

“I enjoy meeting people and showing them our products,” he said.

As far as trends for grooms and their groomsmen, Murray said he is seeing a lot of grey and navy used with different color combinations.

“They also aren’t always renting a full tux,” he said. “They will rent a vest, tie and shirt and maybe wear khakis, black pants or jeans with boots. That’s not just here either. It’s a nationwide trend.”

Murray was happy to see the expo moved to the pavilion by Brems and Amy Stockdale, from the chamber of commerce, who both took over organizing the event.

“The pavilion is a great place to have this,” Murray said. “The ladies did a good job for their first year.”

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