• Sunday , 18 February 2018

Find the Perfect Touch … Maybe Even Something New or Blue at the Garces Events Wedding Showcase

Story, photos by Dana J. Prophet

Everyone knows a wedding is The Big Day for the couple soon to be wed. The real challenge is to make it the event of the season without suffering cold feet and the anxiety breakdown of the couple’s love from wedding-planning stress.

The Garces Events Wedding Showcase invites the newly engaged to a fun affair where brides and grooms can find everything to make the day exactly how you wish it and with a little help from some new friends. No matter if you pre-planned your wedding from childhood or would like to make your guests always remember the day, The Garces Group is there to make your wishes into reality.

Located at the Cira Centre Atrium at JG Domestic, the Showcase provided attendees the opportunity to actually sample the always exceptional cuisine from The Garces Group. Brides, grooms, family members, and friends traveled to and from each of the restaurant-themed stations (Amada, Distrito, Garces Trading Co., JG Domestic, The Olde Bar, Tinto, Village Whiskey, and Volvér) and tasted the exquisite dishes all without leaving the Cira Centre.

During the event, if attendees booked their wedding of 150 people or more at the Cira Centre, Garces Events waived the $3,000 site fee. Those couples sipped a flute of champagne at the time of booking and were congratulated by the event’s emcee.

Expect a perfect day with Garces Events, the team who is recognized by The Knot Best of Weddings for 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Once your wedding is complete, an appointment at Brushing Bride will provide a “modern spin on wedding dress preservation” with an detailed sketch of your dress that is a one-of-a-kind personalized keepsake of your wedding day.


JG Domestic at the Cira Center was filled with curious brides, grooms, friends, and family looking to have the perfect wedding day.


One of the elegant gowns presented by The Wedding Factor. Note the delicate details of the gown, veil, and tiara. Not only can the bride find the perfect bridal accoutrements, but also event planning.


All eyes will be on you (as they should be). Another featured selection for The Wedding Factor.


A beaming bride and groom: Onna Hepner from Full & Happy and Chris Perella.


Three-Time Let Them Eat Cake Winner Sweet T’s Bakeshop presenting mouthwatering works of art in cake form.


A featured cake from Sweet T’s Bakeshop. Observe the sugarpaste flowers with designed white fondant that’s highlighted with shimmery gold.


Get your a healthy dose of fruit in a glass of delicious sangria at Distrito.


Distrito also offers a white wine sangria. Great if you are worried about staining your wedding apparel.


Receive the personal service that you deserve for your specialized wedding cake from Desserts by Dana.

Wedding cakes from Desserts by Dana are almost too beautiful to eat - almost.

Wedding cakes from Desserts by Dana are almost too beautiful to eat – almost.


The chefs at JG Domestic place the finishing touches on a tasty slice of beef.


A perfectly cooked piece of salmon from JG Domestic. This is just one of the many options a wedding couple can choose for their planned day.


Here, a wedding planner speaks to a guest about their personalized specifics for their wedding day.


The Yellow Fin Tuna Poke is just one of the top favorites passed passed hors d’oeuvres presented at the Showcase. Your guest can nibble on this and drink a cocktail while they wait for you to arrive.


Chef Josh Massaro of Volvér puts of the finishing touch on the shrimp toast.


Soon after this picture was taken, attendees converged to quickly devoured the shrimp toast bites.


Tinto/Village Whiskey’s famous slider. A perfect addiction on the wedding feast, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or bachelor and bachelorette party.


Interested in serving more than a wedding cake? Who can argue against more sweets? Treat your wedding guests to a plethora of sweets at a dessert table. Featured here are French macarons, cream puffs, strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, and a chocolate cheesecake pop.


Aaron Kleinle-Vice President of Events; Melissa Scully – Vice President of Culture; and Scott Steenrod-Vice President of of Operations – Restaurants.


Olde Bar General Manager Brendan O’Neill and Chef Jason Todd Allen.


E. Andrew Skilton – Operations Manager at Buena Onda pours out mini mugs of refreshing Yards K38 Pale Ale.


Every fan of delicious craft beer can enjoy mini mugs of Yards at your celebration.


Looking for a meat-free option. Feast your eyes, nose, and of course, taste buds on Amada’s Vegetarian Paella.


If you do like to satisfy the carnivore, look no farther than a carving station. Here guests try a sampling of Amada’s Roasted Suckling Pig.


The mouth watering The Olde Bar’s Steak Oscar: A New York strip with Jumbo Lump Crab Hollandaise and Artichoke jus.


Find every vendor for most styles of wedding at the Garces Wedding Showcase.


Perfect stationery and memorable keepsake table settings from Paper Rock Scissors.


Stand out from the crowd with personalized stationery no matter if it’s a Save The Date, Bridal Shower, or Wedding Invitation.


Jazz up any wedding with photo booth fun from Cut + Paste Photo Booth.


The Garces Trading Co. station filled the plates full with Seasonal Antipasti – Roasted red peppers, goat cheese, eggplant mousse, and baguettes as fast as they disappeared.


Groom Dustin and Bride Cherisse are ready to view and taste everything that the Showcase has to offer.


Seasonal Antipasti – Roasted red peppers, goat cheese, eggplant mousse, baguette made Garces Trading Co.


The Wedding Factor offers an array of perfect wedding gowns and so much more.



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