Get to Know the Pro | Jennifer Rovansek

Meet Jennifer Rovansek, owner of Bride Beautiful Bridal Salon.

How long have you been working in the industry? 17 years

Where are you originally from? Statesboro, GA

Married? Kids? I’ve been married to Kyle for 11 years. We have a fur baby named Toby and we are expecting a little sister for him this June!

What was your wedding like? Would you change anything? Being from a small town, I had a very traditional wedding at the church. I wore an Allure bridals ballgown with beaded adornments and a veil to match. We had a great time and hosted nearly 250 guests. Looking back, I would definitely have gone with a smaller, more intimate wedding. That being said, I loved my wedding and really would not change it!

If you were not working in the wedding industry, you would be…? An attorney. I am very analytical and love to debate!

What do you like to do when you’re not working? When I am not working you can either find me at my church, on my couch or spending time with family and friends. I try to stay active in my church and community to help others. I am an extrovert and I love food so I try to get out with friends whenever I can. Otherwise, I am in my yoga pants catching up on my DVR.

Favorite place in Atlanta for dinner? One of my favorite places is Eclipse di Luna on Miami Circle. I love the tapas and they have the best mojitos. Not to mention the atmosphere is so lively and fun!

Favorite place to vacation? I love the beach! I enjoy the sun, the pool, the ocean, fresh seafood (told you I love food!) and beach cocktails.

Morning person or night person? Morning person! I am so type A that I love to get up and get the day started. If I sleep past 9, I feel like I have wasted the whole day. I enjoy breakfast and coffee and having some quite time before my day gets too hectic.

Favorite wedding trend? Dimensional colors. A bride is always beautiful in solid white or ivory but I am obsessed with some of the new colors that gowns are available in. Since lace is so popular the layering of these colors is very subtle and it really shows off the patterns in the fabric.

Favorite wedding tradition? The reading of the vows. Whether you recite traditional vows and write your own, I think this is such an important part of the wedding. That moment when you commit to your spouse and then seal it with a kiss. I’m such a romantic!

Favorite wedding cake flavor? Being a true Southern girl, I don’t think you could ever go wrong with red velvet cake and cream cheese icing. Who does not love that?!?

Contact Jennifer at Bride Beautiful by phone 404.250.4330 or email at

Bride Beautiful has been in business for over 40 years. They pride themselves in carrying the major designers of the bridal industry along with many private designers that are exclusive to their store. Their sales consultants and staff have  been working in the bridal industry for many years. Therefore, we provide you with a variety of knowledge and experience not found at many other stores. In addition to bridal attire, Bride Beautiful offers other services such as bridal shoe dyeing and gown preservation.

Bride Beautiful is located at 6690 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Visit them online at 

Say Yes to Bridal Extravaganza this August!

Say YES to Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at our new location, Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree. The show is a phenomenal marketing opportunity created to give your business the most optimal exposure to brides and the industry! 

Your bridal show marketing package includes: 

1. Premiere Exhibit Space! Whether you need a 10×10, 10×20, 10×30 or 20×20, we have the space to showcase your business! 

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2. Social Media 24/7! We market your business before and after the show.

  • Posts featuring your company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram
  • Vendor spotlights highlighting your expertise on our blog to brides & industry pros
  • 6 month listing on the Be A Bride website
  • Vendor spotlights in our weekly emails to 8,000 brides. 
  • Your business featured on “Get to Know the Pros” on our wedding industry blog and email to 6000 wedding professionals. 
  • Exclusive Bridal Leads List with Name, Address, Email, Wedding Date, etc. provided less than one week after the show.  

3. Exhibit Design Advice! We have amazing vendor partners that can help you create an exhibit that “wows” brides. Whether you need floral design, beautiful furniture or promotional materials we can connect you with the right resources. 


4. Inspiring! Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta is known as the “South’s Most Beautiful Design-Trend Wedding Event.” View photos from our past shows here. We are not your typical “booth after booth” boring show! Our exhibitors bring the WOW factor!


5. Connections! Meet Atlanta’s top wedding professionals. We showcase over 100 of Atlanta’s best. Make lasting connections with your fellow industry pros while meeting brides! 


6. More Media Coverage! Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta is featured in The Knot, Modern Luxury Weddings Atlanta,, Here Comes The Guide, The Celebration Society, Southern Bride, and  


We’re Locally Grown & Experienced!  We know Georgia!  We are a professional bridal show production team with affiliations in WIPA, ILEA & NACE*. We’ve worked with local wedding pros since 1999. You are guaranteed to get the show experience you expect in exchange for your marketing dollars. 

With our  strong community ties and savvy marketing experience, we offer more exposure for our exhibitors than any other bridal show. Trust the professionals who can take your business from ordinary to extraordinary TODAY! Register here!

Get to Know the Pro | Monica Jackson-Burel

Meet Monica Jackson-Burel, Director of Marketing & Sales at Luxury Lounge & Lighting

How long have you been working in the industry? 16 years

Where are you originally from? California

If married, what was your wedding like? Would you change anything? My wedding was beautiful. I wouldn’t change a thing because I used great local vendors, a great venue and a great groom.

If you were not working in the wedding industry, you would be…? I would still be working in the events industry as that is my first love to help plan, design and execute fabulous events.

What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love spending time with my family doing family oriented activities. I like traveling and seeing everything this world has to offer.

Coffee or Tea? I love Chai Tea

Favorite singer? Bruno Mars

Morning person or night person? I am a morning person. I love the start of a new day with new adventures and new beginnings. 

Favorite wedding trend? Customizing everything with the couple’s monogram

Favorite wedding tradition? Sand ceremony

Favorite wedding cake flavor? Strawberry

Find out more about Luxury Lounge & Lighting by contacting Monica at 404-645-1158 or email her at 

Luxury Lounge & Lightung is Atlanta’s premier lounge décor & lighting company. The Southeast’s largest selection of lounge furniture, LED furniture, creative lighting, modern chiavari chairs, draping, A/V solutions. Visit them online at

January Bridal Extravaganza Award Winners

Atlanta’s best wedding professionals pulled out all the stops and wowed engaged couples at Bridal Extravaganza! It was a difficult decision but brides and grooms chose their favorites. Drum roll please…announcing the award winners from the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta on January 29, 2017! Congratulations! They all were amazing!

Best Gallery Design Award

Barnsley Gardens Resort, Events of a Lifetime, Shean Strong Floral Design, Collection Event Furnishings and Paper Parfait

Bride’s Choice Award

Perfect Wedding Cake

Best Booth Award

Venatanas and EventScapes

Spirit Award 

Impression Bridal

Photos by Janet Howard Studio

Get to Know the Pro | Gillian Marto

Meet Gillian Marto of Events of A Lifetime. You can also view some of Gillian’s amazing events on her blog.

How long have you been working in the industry? 5 years

Where are you originally from? Jamaica

Married? Children? Married with 2 teenagers and dog Biscuit

If married, what was your wedding like? Would you change anything? I’ve been married for 20 years!!! My wedding was magical…still talked about today. We had all our flowers shipped from Jamaica and we released doves at the ceremony.

If you were not working in the wedding industry, you would be…? Fashion Designer ~ Bridal

What do you like to do when you’re not working? Hanging out with my husband and kids, traveling, yoga and lunch with girlfriends.

Favorite place in Atlanta for dinner? Kyma

What is one of the biggest challenges you face in running your business? Balancing my time between my family and work.

Favorite place to vacation? Santorini Greece

What song played at weddings do you never want to hear again? The Electric Slide

Coffee or tea? Tea

Mac or PC? MAC

Favorite social media outlet? Facebook and Instagram

Favorite wedding trend? Grandparents in the bridal party.

Favorite first dance song? John Legend ~ All of Me.

Favorite wedding venue? Villa Vizcaya Miami

Favorite celebrity bride? Celine Dion

Gillian and her amazing team are innovators and trendsetters best known for their creative ideas, unexpected decor and exquisite attention to every last detail. Gillian’s bubbly personality and calm demeanor helps her clients relax as she creates their Event Of A Lifetime!

Find out more about Events For A Lifetime by contacting Gillian at 770.595.9115 or email

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Get to Know the Pro | Peggy Ewing

Meet Peggy Ewing, Catering Event Sales Manager at Artmore Hotel.peggy

How long have you been working in the industry? 20 years

Where are you originally from? I’m an Airforce brat, so a little bit of everywhere.

Married? Children? I am married to a wonderful man named David for almost 20 years. We have four children and three grandchildren between the two of us. 

What was your wedding like? Would you change anything? Because it was our second marriage for both of us we had a small wedding of about 40 people at my brother-in-law’s house. He has a beautiful backyard with a pool and gazebo. My youngest son was six at the time and he walked me down the aisle and gave me away. My daughter was my maiden of honor and my other two boys were our groomsmen. My husband sang to me as I walked down the aisle. It was perfect!

If you were not working in the wedding industry, you would be…? If I wasn’t in the wedding industry, I would be doing marketing for a large company.

What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love spending time with my husband. All of our children are grown and live out of the state, so we love traveling to see them. We also love the mountains and spend a lot of time enjoying God’s beautiful country.

Biggest pet peeve? My biggest pet peeve is rude people. Just be nice that’s it.

Favorite sports team? Alabama Crimson Tide!

Favorite song right now? My favorite right now is “The Prayer” by David Archuleta

Favorite wedding trend? I love that brides are moving away from the large rounds for their reception and going with large rectangle tables or a mixture of squares and rounds. I also love the Rustic Chic look. It brings in so many new elements to the tables. Just beautiful!

Favorite first dance song? Cinderella

Favorite wedding cake flavor? I love that you can pick a couple of different flavors now, allowing something for everyone.

Find out more about Artmore Hotel by contacting Peggy Ewing at or 404-201-7555