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Bridal Affairs third year draws crowd

A Country Bridal Affair brings together brides and vendors from the Sandy, Mount Hood area


A Country Bridal Affair’s third year at the Boring-Damascus Grange was its most successful yet.

This year’s Country Bridal Affair local wedding vendor’s expo was held Jan. 12. The Grange Hall was crowded with vendors tables and tons of brides and their families ready for great wedding ideas.

Local wedding vendors including wedding planners, photographers, caterers, DJs and cake decorators set up their booths and got ready to wow local brides-to-be. by: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Cowgirl Cupcake was one of two cake decorating booths handing out samples of cakes.

The show allowed people planning their weddings to meet and network with local vendors and get plenty of free samples.

One vendor, Cindy Boggs, was excited by the good turnout. Boggs owns CR Boggs Designs, a custom bridal gown company in Rhododendron. Boggs creates and sells custom gowns, and also sells vintage gowns.

This year’s Country Bridal Affair was hosted by Studio 623 Photography, Swoon Floral Design and CR Boggs Designs. The event housed 28 vendors and had plenty of beautifully crafted decorations to give brides ideas.

The show was started in 2011 by Studio 623 Photography owner Becky Nerpel and Pearl and Roses Wedding Planning owner Donna Cole. They both had such high regard for wedding vendors in Sandy and the Mount Hood area that they thought they deserved their own show. by: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Country Bridal Affair co-founder Donna Cole owns Pearl and Roses Wedding Planning. Her booth displayed tons of DIY wedding decoration ideas.

The show’s slogan: “A little bit country, a little bit vintage, a whole lotta fun!”