Roanoke Wedding Crawl 2018
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The 6th annual Roanoke Wedding Crawl is back on March 25, 2018! (See the full list of venues and vendors below.)

The Roanoke Wedding Network will again be hosting Southwest Virginia’s only Wedding Crawl! This year we will again have five venues and more than 60 wedding vendors partnering together to produce the 6th Annual Roanoke Wedding Crawl on Sunday, March 25, 2018. All of the proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the programs and services of the Roanoke Valley SPCA! 

Each of the five participating venues, The Corinthian Ballroom, Charter Hall, Patrick Henry Ballroom, The Taubman Museum of Art, and The Penthouse, will be setup to look like a real wedding. You’ll see the work first hand from florists, DJ’s and live entertainers, wedding cake bakers, photographers, videographers, bridal shops, and more. See how different ideas, colors and themes can transform any space, not just the venues on the Crawl.  Brides, grooms, and their family and friends will have the opportunity to meet local vendors in a casual reception-type setting.

“The Roanoke Wedding Network (RWN) continues to receive overwhelmingly positive response from vendors and from brides year after year” says Vicki Itson, founder of the Roanoke Wedding Network, and owner of Simplicity Event & Wedding Planning. “Our attendees comment over and over that it was so much easier to get ideas and feel confident with vendors when they could see them in action as opposed to meeting them at a booth. You actually feel like you are attending a real wedding reception while participating in the Roanoke Wedding Crawl!”

“In our first five events, the Roanoke Wedding Crawl has raised over $18,000 for the Roanoke Valley SPCA and we can’t wait to see what this year’s Crawl adds to that total. At first you may wonder how an animal shelter and a wedding network wound up collaborating together on an event. However, if you think about it, both of our industries’ missions are to facilitate the start of loving and lasting relationships, as well as, perpetuate the belief that a happily ever after is possible! Whether it be from saying your wedding vows to your beloved in a wedding steeple or signing an adoption contract for a new faithful furry and four legged companion at an animal shelter!” states Sylvie Peterson, Development Coordinator for the Roanoke Valley SPCA.

The Date of this event is Sunday, March 25th from 1:00pm till 5:00pm (rain or shine); registration opens at 12:00pm. Those who would like to participate in the 2018 Roanoke Wedding Crawl may reserve their tickets in advance for $15.00 or purchase their tickets on the day of the event for $20.00.

To purchase tickets and to see a list of participating vendors, please visit Deadline to order tickets in advance at the lower price is Saturday, March 24th.

Roanoke Wedding Network (RWN) is a group of more than 200 area wedding professionals.  We provide an opportunity for small business owners in the wedding industry to network, share ideas, learn from each other, and refer each other.

Since 1916, the Roanoke Valley SPCA has been your unconditional love headquarter and been the leading advocate for the homeless and unwanted animals in the Roanoke Valley.




Registration Open 12pm.  Venues are open from 1pm-5pm.

Exhibitors will be at registration!!

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REGISTRATION VENUE: City Market Building

PLANNER: Simplicity

RENTALS: Aztec Rental

TRANSPORT: Mountain Valley Transport

TRANSPORT: Executive Town Car & Limousine Service, Inc

TRANSPORT:  Tour Roanoke

TRANSPORT:  Lexington Carriage Company

EXHIBITOR:  Chris Jackson Photography

EXHIBITOR:  Camp Mont Shenandoah

EXHIBITOR:  Hunting Hills Country Club

EXHIBITOR:  Holly Cromer Photography

EXHIBITOR:  Delish! Sweets & Treats

EXHIBITOR:  Billy’s and 202 Social House

EXHIBITOR:  Perfect Getaways LLC

EXHIBITOR:  bridebook

EXHIBITOR:  Shirley’s Bed & Breakfast


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VENUE: Charter Hall

PLANNER:  Andrea Ferris Events

FLORIST: Creative Occasions

CATERER: Bella Events

CAKE BAKER: Fresh Baked Bakery

DJ:  A Party’s Favorite Entertainment


PHOTOGRAPHER: Kemper Mills Fant Photography

PHOTOBOOTH: Fun Times Party Warehouse

VIDEOGRAPHER:  Whole Heart Studios

LIGHTING:  Lighting Ninjas


OFFICIANT: Casey Anderson Weddings

RENTALS: Aztec Rental

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VENUE: The Penthouse at Center In The Square

PLANNER: Day Events

CATERING:  Center Stage Catering


PHOTOBOOTH: Asta Productions


CAKE BAKER:  Blush Baking Co.

VIDEOGRAPHY:  Michael’s Video

PHOTOGRAPHER: Anna Bowser Photography

MAKEUP ARTIST:  Jolina Does Make-up

HAIR STYLIST:  Love At First Curl

RENTALS: Aztec Rental

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VENUE: Patrick Henry Ballroom

PLANNER: Simplicity

PHOTOBOOTH: Star City Photobooth

PHOTOGRAPHER: Pat Cori Photography

DJ & LIGHTING: RSP Entertainment

CATERER: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering

CAKE BAKER:  Evie’s Wedding Cakes

FLORIST: Cara Cait Creative

MAKEUP & HAIR ARTIST: Azario Salon & Day Spa

VIDEOGRAPHER:  Filmhaus Video and Photography


RENTALS: Aztec Rental

EXHIBITOR:  Simply Beautiful by Megan

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VENUE: Taubman Museum

PLANNER: Sterling K Weddings

PHOTOGRAPHER: Edmiston Photography

FLORIST: Blacksburg Floral Design

HAIR &  MAKEUP ARTIST:  Zee’s Salon & Day Spa

DJ & PHOTOBOOTH:  Quest Entertainment

CATERER: Blue Ridge Catering

OFFICIANT: An Affair of the Heart

LIVE MUSICIAN:  Kristopher Hale

CAKE BAKER: Keri’s Kreations

RENTALS: Aztec Rental

LIGHTING:  Lighting Ninjas

VIDEOGRAPHER:  Star City Creations


EXHIBIT:  Tour Roanoke

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VENUE: Corinthian Ballroom

PLANNER:  Cherish The Moment

CATERER: Chanticleer Catering

CAKE BAKER:  Natticakes Bakes


RENTALS: Aztec Rental

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa

FLORIST / DECOR:  Belle’s Blooms

DJ: Creative Entertainment

PHOTOGRAPHER: Solas Photography

Confidence is Beautiful!
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Feel and look your best as you celebrate this important occasion. To prepare for picture-perfect skin, bridebook readers asked nurse practitioner Beth Crotty and master aesthetician Suzi Bryant of Carilion Clinic Cosmetic Center about a variety of aesthetic treatments and skin care options.

Q: Healthy, radiant skin is a must for bridal photos. How far in advance should I begin a new facial treatment before my wedding?

A: Congratulations on your engagement! A consultation with a trained aesthetician will help determine your specific skin-type needs. Recovery time associated with certain treatments and procedures can vary. A customized treatment combination for your skin will provide a more smooth and youthful complexion.

Q: How can I brighten a dull complexion?

A: Dead skin cells tend to build up and leave complexions looking lifeless. Start with a good at-home skin care regimen. Your aesthetician can suggest the best skin-care product line for your skin type. Also try a non-chemical exfoliation treatment, such as microdermabrasion, to polish away the top layer of dead skin cells.

Dermaplaning rids the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) and is a non-chemical way to exfoliate your skin. Removing this outermost layer of dead cells will leave your skin looking fresher and more vibrant. Dermaplaning also helps your makeup go on flawlessly for your big day.

And remember to use at least an SPF 50 sunscreen on your face to prevent damage to exposed skin.

Q: What type of facial would you recommend for treating dry and oily skin?

A: Using a series of facials helps to tackle combination skin-type issues. At the Cosmetic Center, we offer different facials for relaxation, hydration, brightening treatments with vitamin C, acne correction and deep exfoliation. Each provides a targeted treatment specific to your needs and results in a radiant wedding-day complexion.

Remember to drink plenty of water to maintain beautiful, healthy skin.

Q: What can I expect from a chemical peel treatment?

A: Chemical peels are great for reducing signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun damage, mild scars and age spots. A chemical peel uses a safe solution to smooth the texture of the skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Milder versions are available for sensitive skin types.

Q: Are laser treatments for me?

A: Laser treatments offer wonderful results for reducing hair, diminishing sunspots, reducing pore size, tightening skin and diminishing the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars and stretch marks. At the Cosmetic Center, we safely administer IPL (intense pulsed light), ablative and non-ablative laser treatments. Some laser treatments require multiple sessions and can take time to see optimal results. Consultations are free and help determine which treatment is right for you.


Carilion Clinic Cosmetic Center is located at 2107 Rosalind Avenue in Roanoke, Virginia. Their team of board-certified plastic surgeons, registered nurse practitioner and master aesthetician offer expertise in surgical and non-surgical procedures.

For customizable bridal aesthetic service packages or to schedule a consultation, call 540-853-0510 or visit

Liz Long
Bridal Celebration Showcase Partners with bridebook!

Bridal Celebration Showcase has recently teamed with bridebook to help promote their event this coming fall.  Both have a passion for weddings and will combine their talents to create a fun, memorable experience for brides & their friends and families.

The Bridal Celebration Showcase team has been hard at work since this past May creating a new bridal show that will take place at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on October 22 from 12-4pm. The show will feature wedding professionals of all kinds and styles from around SW Virginia and provides an opportunity for brides and grooms to discover vendors for their own wedding, hassle-free.

bridebook is a regional wedding magazine, published by Leisure Media 360, in Roanoke, Va.  They feature wedding love stories from real Virginia couples, list venues and vendors in their resource guide, and provide beautiful wedding inspiration.  Recently, Bridal Celebration Showcase reached out to the bridebook team and the two parties have now decided to combine their expertise for the event. News and updates about Bridal Celebration Showcase will be seen in bridebook’s upcoming online newsletters and social media and the bridebook team will be in attendance at the event.

Brides attending the show will not only receive a free copy of bridebook, but will also be entered for a chance to win a 2-page spread featuring their own wedding in the magazine!  The Bridal Celebration Showcase team couldn’t be more excited to announce this news and continue to work with both vendors and brides preparing for the event.

For more information about the Bridal Celebration Showcase event in the fall and ticket purchasing inquiries, visit or call Gabby Stephenson, Event Coordinator, at 540.315.7251.  Bridal Celebration Showcase is still booking vendors for this event and currently has a discount offer running through the month of September.  Follow Bridal Celebration Showcase on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates!  Also visit to learn more about being featured in their next annual issue!

Gabby Stephenson
Starshine Events & Bridal Celebration Showcase
Phone: 540.315.7251
Fax: 540.951.2280