Six Local Wedding Expos and Events to Check out This Month
Brunching, DIYing, and planning are all on the agenda.
Delivering the latest in style, inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and everything else you need to know to plan the perfect New England wedding.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Wine and Dance Tasting
With the music flowing and the bottles pouring, this wine-tasting and dance class will give you a chance to sample quality vino and prep for hitting the floor at your own celebration. Instead of wine and food pairings though, the experts at Arthur Murray have become connoisseurs of sorts, coupling each dance you’ll learn—from ballroom to salsa—with one of six different wines.
$10, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cambridge, 151 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
19th Annual Brides of Distinction Bridal Brunch & Fashion Show
Love and luxury will be in the air at this event at this annual Omni Parker House event, hosted by Dining Playbook’s Jenny Johnson and KISS 108’s Billy Costa. Meet with wedding experts and top vendors such as Winston Flowers and Lynn Graham Designs while indulging in mimosas, a three-course brunch, and confections from Montilio’s Baking Company and the Icing on the Cake. You’ll also get a glimpse at this year’s latest bridal gowns from L’élite Bridal Boutique and Musette Bridal. And, as the event’s exclusive media partner, Boston Weddings will be there, too.
$42, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Omni Parker House, 60 School St., Boston, omnihotels.com/hotels.
THURSDAY , APRIL 11
Brush Lettering Workshop
In this class held at Albertine Press, a Cambridge letterpress shop known for its unique stationery and eco-friendly paper goods, you’ll get the skills and materials you’ll need to craft your own wedding stationery and signage. With a glass of wine in one hand and a brush pen in the other, you’ll be a pro in no time.
$70, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Albertine Press, 1309 Cambridge St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
Flower Arrangement Workshop
Whether you’re a bride who wants to DIY her own wedding flowers or you’re looking to get an extra bit of knowledge before discussing your vision with your florist, the experts at McCue Garden Center are ready to show you the ropes—and send you home with a beautiful basket of buds.
$15, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., McCue Garden Center, 200 Cambridge Road, Woburn, eventbrite.com.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Wine & Cheese Night Wedding Open House
The beauty of Willowdale Estate is reason enough to drop by this open house, but if that doesn’t have you convinced, perhaps the complimentary wine and cheese will do the trick. Expect to learn more about the venue’s event spaces and catering options while previewing what your wedding day might look like.
Free, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Willowdale Estate, 24 Asbury St., Topsfield, willowdaleestate.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 & 28
Pierce House Spring Wedding Showcase
The Pierce House and Boston Event Divas are joining forces for a wedding showcase that will have you buzzing with new ideas for your special day. With more than 20 vendors including Forklift Catering, Come Rain or Shine Tents, and KMA Productions, no wedding-planning question will go unanswered. You’ll also have a chance to explore the historical Pierce House and its 30 acres of natural beauty.
$10 for parties up to 4 people, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Pierce House, 17 Weston Rd., Lincoln, piercehouse.com.