It was the biggest ever, and most vendors would agree it was the best. IND Media’s 16th Annual Bridal Show, held Feb. 24 at The Cajundome Convention Center, was a one-stop gathering to plan everything from wedding rings, photographer, attire and rehearsal dinner to reception and honeymoon. A great way to take the stress out of wedding planning, the show attracted 400 brides-to-be, which represents about $10 million in purchasing power based on the average cost of a wedding. Attendees sampled fare from caterers and bakers, and dozens of door prizes were given away. A runway style show featured the newest trends in wedding attire, and Paul’s Jewelry provided the grand prize for one lucky bride, Sasha Citizen: a Mikimoto cultured pearl necklace with matching pearl and diamond earrings.
Of course, it was for an even greater cause, as a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Louisiana chapter of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation.
Mark your calendar for the 17th Annual Bridal Show: March 16, 2014.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.