Feb. 19, 2015 02:56 PM

IND Media’s Spring/Summer 2015 Acadiana Bride magazine is out just in time for our 18th annual Bridal Show, slated for Sunday, March 8, at the Cajundome Convention Center.

Whether you’re planning a traditional, boho or beach wedding, the bridal show is an important stop on your to-do list. Running from noon until 4 p.m., it's a day just for brides, with everything you’ll need to plan the wedding of your dreams. Discover the latest trends and meet vendors who can offer advice and set dates for venues.

Brides are invited to spend the day at the event, bring planners and schedule appointments while shopping the show floor. Each year, IND Media's Bridal Show gets bigger and better with more creative ideas and options for attending brides. Booths represented by florists, bakers, caterers and photographers will be accessible, along with ideas for venues, travel, gifts, limos and more. See unique wedding day cake styles and taste samples, while also viewing the latest fashions in wedding gowns, accessories, tuxedos and special occasion dresses.

Vendors in beautifully decorated booths give out free gifts, samples and information packages all day long. Sign up for door prizes, with winners of drawings announced throughout the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to be treated like royalty while gathering ideas for your big day.

Always a highlight, the runway-style Fashion Show features the latest trends, colors, fabric, trim and accessories for the entire wedding party, including brides, mothers, grooms, bridesmaids and flower girls. Expect to see new styles and traditional favorites from vendors like David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Blanc Bridal Trois and Deshotel’s Dress Shop during shows at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

We know from years past that everyone anticipates the drawing for the Grand Prize. This year, Uniglobe Associated Travel has secured a three-night, all-inclusive stay at AM Resorts Secrets Silversands Riviera resort in Cancun, Mexico, including roundtrip airfare for two. A perfect seaside escape, Silversands is an adults-only Unlimited Luxury Resort boasting the largest suites in the Riviera Maya and an array of amenities. Every bride attending the show will be registered to win the prize. The drawing is held at the end of the show around 3:45 p.m., but you do not need to be present to win.

Plan now to attend this special bridal extravaganza presented especially for brides in Acadiana. It’s a day not only for planning, but also fun, fashion, inspiration and the chance to win a free honeymoon. Tickets are available at the Cajundome Box Office the day of the show. For more information on the show or to become a vendor, visit www.theind.com or contact Robin Hebert at 337-769-8603 or robinh@theind.com.

Gracing the cover of this year’s issue are newlyweds Natalie and David Cunningham. Read more about their notable nuptials on Page 25; view the full issue here or pick up a copy at one of the following locations:

a Jeune Advanced Medical Skin Care
Acadian Villiage
Acadiana Mall
Acadiana Tux & Limo
Adrien’s Supermarket
Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinic
Al’s Formal Wear
Another Broken Egg
Armentor Jewelers
Aveda Institute
Barnes & Noble
Bed Bath & Beyond
Blanc Bridal Trios
Blue Dog Café
Blue Moon Salon
Bon Temps Grill (Oil Center)
Bon Temps Grill (Verot School Road)
Borden’s Ice Cream
Breaux’s Mart
Brother’s on the Boulevard
Burdin Riehl
Café Lola
Café Vermilionville
Cardio Institute South
Carpe Diem
CC’s Coffee House - Albertsons Shopping Center
CC’s Coffee House - River Ranch
Cedar Deli
Champangne’s Market
Charley G’s
Chris’ Po Boys
City Club of River Ranch
City Hall
Clark Chiropractic
Clifton Chenier Center
Clothing Loft
Coccolare Spa
Coco Eros
Coldwell Banker
Courtesy Automotive Group (Broussard)
Crystal Weddings
David’s Bridal
Deano’s Pizza (Bertrand Drive)
Deano’s Pizza (Kaliste Saloom Road)
Dianna Rae Jewelry
Don’s Downtown
Don’s Seafood Hut
Drug Emporium
E’s Kitchen
European Wax
Flowers Etc
Fournier Chiropractic
Gambino’s Bakery
Genterie Supply Co.
Great Harvest Bread Company
Heart Hospital
Hilton Lafayette
Iberiabank (Congress Street)
Indulge
Joey’s
Johnson’s Boucaniere
Johnston Street Java
Jolie’s Bistro
Katie Bakes
La Belle Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission
Lafayette Parish Courthouse
La Fonda of Lafayette
Lee Michael’s
Les Amis Flowerland
Limousines Ltd.
Lourdes Hospital
Loveworks
Magnolia Court
Marcello’s Café
Massage Envy
Meche’s Donuts
Mellow Mushroom
Men’s Wearhouse & Tux
Mignon Faget
Miller’s Formals
Mon Reve Salon
Moss BMW/Honda
Nouriche Wellness
NuNu’s Fresh Markets
Pack and Paddle
Painting with a Twist
Pamplona
Party Central
Pat’s Downtown
Paul Michael Company
Personally Fit
Petroleum Club
Pieces of Eight
Pinhook Surgery Center
Pouparts Bakery & Bistro
Prejean’s Restaurant
Red Lerille’s Health and Racquet Club
Revolution Hair Salon
River Oaks Catering and Event Center
Romacelli
Southside Library
Spa Mizan
Squires Formalwear
Subzero Yogurt
Surgery Center
Teche Drugs
The Color Bar
The French Press
The Hotel Acadiana
The Palmetto Club
UL Library
Uniglobe Associated Travel
Van Eaton & Romero
Vermilionville
Village Café in River Ranch
Weddings by Dan