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Rhy'Din Wedding Faire & Expo (Guests/Raffle)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Rhy'Din Wedding Faire & Expo (Guests/Raffle) Reply with quote

The following gifts will be raffled off as a special thank you to guests who attend the Bridal Faire & Expo. A sincere thank you to all the businessmen and women of Rhy'Din who so generously donated their time, talents, and wares to make the Bridal Faire a success. We couldn't have done it without you!

((OOC Note: The items below will be given away at random to characters who post in this thread as having attended the event as GUESTS ONLY. We will keep this thread open until August 1st to allow players to post before choosing the winners. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help in any way. The response was overwhelming! We hope you all enjoy the event and have fun with it!))

Jessamin Taylor
- One free piece of custom embroidery of the winner's choice - a veil, a pair of shoes, a bodice, or a skirt

Lowell Photography (Seren Lowell)
- 60% discount on wedding photography and prints, with one print on canvas free (free print choice of bride and groom)

De Luca Dance Studio (Mataya & Anthony De Luca)
- Wedding dance package (choreography and ten hours of lessons)

Incredible Edibles
(Elena De Luca)
- One wedding cake, up to three tiers, designed and created from scratch with the bride and groom's input

- 50% off wedding catering, inclusive of snacks for the bridal party, for up to 200 guests

Renegade Regalia, Inc. (Una & Ana Vogue)
- Black Titanium Men's Wedding Band

- Silver Diamond Engagement Ring

Baroness Beauty
- One item from each of the beauty lines from winter, spring, and summer.

The Lost Pub and Brewery (Blend Within)
- Private Brewery Tour with owner
- Design and Name your own craft beer
- Free Keg of Beer of Choice for your next event

Aslakssons Scandinavian Crystal Company (NorseLady)
- A pair of Loving Hearts Champagne Flutes with brushed silver-plated stems embellished with dazzling crystal-accented interlocking hearts. Ideal for toasting on your wedding day and each anniversary thereafter. Optional engraving of your names and wedding date make this set a lasting memento of your special day.

Katt Batten

- Donation #1: A cupcake tree with 52 cupcakes, flavor(s) of choice. The Baker, Katt, reserves rights to decorations!
- Donation #2: A five layer cake with flavor(s) of choice. The Baker, Katt, reserves rights to decorations!
- Donation #3: Dinner for two at Gator's Tail Bar & Grille. Meal includes one appetizer, two full entries, and dessert

Hair or Dye Studios (Grace Cassidy)
- Gift certificate for a free cut, color, and style of the winner's choice

Keeping You in Stitches
(Shane Michael)
- Black leather corset with bone support

- A crisp and classic tailored vest and white button up

Weddings by Miranda (Miranda Granger)
- Gift Certificate for 25% off any gown in stock

Spirit Crystals Jewelry Store (Elle Granger)
- String of Pearls

((Now it's your turn to go ahead and post for your characters who are attending the event. Each guest will be entered into the raffle to win a prize from those listed above. Only guests will be entered into the raffle, but everyone participating will receive an icon at the close of the event. Thanks and have fun, everyone! Smile ))

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:43 am    Post subject: Denying Diva Reply with quote

Yasmin was very excited to be modeling a bold bridesmaid dress for the Fashion Show, especially since Miranda made the outfit she would be wearing, but she would be on her own for a look while she would be at her booth to promote her DJing services. She would have to go in her signature light blue skin and white hair, since she’d be selling her DJ Zazzy Yas persona. Of course she always loved to wear white since it showed off her wild skin, but she dare not wear white to a bridal expo for crying out loud.

Yas choose a purple swing dress that went to her knees. Though she debated this one opportunity to wear a tiara, she instead wore a silver and cream colored floral headband. In order to go for a more elegant look, since she was there on professional business after all, she chose silver pumps and silver colored jewelry. A couple of heart rings, a bracelet that mimicked the roman numerals of a clock to subtly brainwash any potential customers that she would be punctual, and a simple silver necklace with only the letter ‘M’. Considering that she would be spending any free time over at the TRASH booth while Michi was there, she didn’t think it’d be that hard to connect the dots. But if anyone asked, the denying Diva would simply answer, “It stands for the most important person in my life… Me.”
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michi seemed to have her hands full during the expo. Pimping out the band to as many people as possible, cracking jokes about impending nuptials between fellow bandmade Addie and her new boytoy Ro, and skirting on her duties only briefly to take smoke breaks. Michi took her job seriously as band promoter, but she would be able to cut back some thanks to the fact that the DJ Zazzy Yas was stationed next to her. Her outfit of choice was one to try and appear punky while at the same time keeping with a more dressy feel. While feeling a little hot in the jacket, she didn't remove it; all so she could keep up her `image`. Maybe it's a good thing she kept it on, because that M♥Y bracelet of hers wouldn't get spotted anytime soon. Well, maybe, she did unzip the sleeves so who knows.

She'd be sure to drag Yas around the showcase floor when she got the free chance. Incredible Edibles' cakes (don't tell Addie) and sparkly jewelry from Renegade Regalia aren't things to miss!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The modern day Greaser showed up on his 2005 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Wide Glide motorcycle, dressed in his usual attire though he at least tossed aside the jeans for a pair of pin-stripe dress pants. The shirt was of his usual "classy" attire, a makeshift tank top with a Guns 'N Roses logo plastered on the front. Aviators and slicked back hair to boot, and there you have Hex.

Why would Hex show up to something like this? It was out of character for him, definitely. Especially after his past, anything "wedding" related was off-putting for him. But those feelings he shoved aside to provide moral support and a familiar face in the audience for his ol' lady's volunteer modeling.

Sitting in the audience, the rough-around-the-edges biker looked out of place at the fashion show and it wasn't hard for his woman to spot him. And she was impossible to miss in that gown. Though hidden by the shade of his aviators, brows rose and he was unable to look away as she strut her stuff, and those feelings of discomfort from his surroundings evaporated as she flashed that soft smile and he returned with a smile of his own. An approving nod of appreciation to the gorgeous vixen in that gown, even if it was a wedding gown.

The rest of the show went by in a haze, his purpose for being there done as the one he'd shown up for had finished her turn.

Though his purpose there was done, it didn't stop him from hanging around until the show was over to possibly meet up with his woman after, giving his praise and compliments. A wash of, "You looked gorgeous up there," whispered to her ear with his boyishly dimpled smile. Regardless of the theme of the expo, he could still appreciate the sight of beauty when it was presented to him!

Surely enough, he expected to be dragged off for some form of socialization, something he'd grown accustomed to being introduced to his purple haired woman's friends. The anti-social incubus was warming up to it! He was introduced to the itty bitty stylist named Grace, made pleasant small talk.

As with most of RhyDin's community parties and events, Hex followed the social butterfly like a big bodyguard, behaving himself as he met and talked to her friends, namely Sabine, whom Saila wanted to stop by and say hello to. As well as Renegade Regalia because they had sparkly things, and he knew his woman liked all things shiny! The theme wasn't his thing, but it felt good to get out of the house and do some socializing.

When all was said and done, introductions and socializing out of the way, when it came to leaving and deciding the rest of their plans for the evening, the two would end up making their way out with Hex on his bike, Saila following him in her Chevy Nova.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcus was attending the Wedding Faire for one reason and one reason only - Kiri Calderon.

They'd done their best to keep their "relationship" private, insisting they were only friends, albeit close ones, mostly for her sake. His wasn't the one whose face appeared almost daily on television sets all across Rhy'Din; hers was. Oh, he made a guest appearance now and then in a recurring role, but Horizons was really her claim to fame, not his.

If anyone recognized him at all, it was usually for his place behind the bar at the Shanachie Theater, where he was mostly famous for serving drinks, though he had bigger dreams. Come September, he planned on auditioning for the theater, but that was a few months away yet, and it had very little to do with his attendance at the Wedding Faire.

No, he was only here because of Kiri. After all, he was her biggest fan. He planned on being there when she walked down the runway during the Fashion Show. He'd be the one in the back applauding the loudest, not so much for whatever designer gown she was wearing, but for the woman herself - the loveliest in all of Rhy'Din, or so he believed.

But first, while she was busy getting ready, having her hair done and all those finishing touches put in place, he was busy visiting Renegade Regalia in hopes of finding just the right piece of jewelry to take their so-called "relationship" to the next level.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After diving into the mad rush back stage, and out of it again, the redneck wandered the Expo. From booth to booth to exhibit to exhibit she wandered with a roving eye and ready smile.

A wedding, a binding of that sort, wasn't in her future, though that didn't, wouldn't stop her from enjoying what there was to see and experience. Plus there was really no telling when inspiration would strike.

She stopped here and there to exchange words and ideas with people she knew, and some she didn't. Offered a bit of advice here, a suggestion there before continuing on her way again. Familiar faces were greeted with her usual nods and smiles and cheeky winks and sudden grins.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Her first afternoon off, and Bridget found herself back in Rhy'Din City, left to her own devices while Sam tended to a few errands of his own. Naturally, she gravitated toward the Observatory and the Wedding Faire going on there.

And there was so much to see. From beautiful jewelry that sparkled in the light at booths with names like Treasures of the Sea, Spirit Crystals, and Renegade Regalia to the gorgeous display of flowers by someone named Matilda; from savory and sweet treats temptingly offered by Incredible Edibles, Garden of Thorns, Nicole's Bistro, The Sassy Owl, and Sweet Cheeks to demonstrations of making yourself beautiful by Baroness Beauty and Hair or Dye Studios.

And beyond that, even more to see. The works of art to be worn shown off by Weddings by Miranda and Keeping You In Stitches captivated her for a long time, holding her attention from a distance as she nibbled on the free samples offered by the food and drink vendors. Though she was already married, and would never envision herself in anything so utterly enthralling, it was a pleasant dream. And even that was not the end of it all. There was photography, and glassworks; music and dances. Everything under one roof to create the most fabulous wedding day you could possibly imagine ... and beyond anything Bridget herself could imagine.

Yet she found herself drawn most to one quiet little booth, where a woman of around her age was showing off her embroidery. The skill was familiar to her, almost comforting amid the stunning array of beauty all around, and Bridget found herself falling easily into conversation with the lady there. Jessamin Taylor was also a woman out of time, from a time very close to Bridget's own, and perhaps she could be a friend, too.

Suffice it to say, there was plenty to talk about on the journey back to Oakham Mount when Sam eventually found her again.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It took a lot to distract Marissa, but somehow Emrys had managed it.

She didn't often allow herself to get girly, but the Wedding Faire held a natural appeal. They were mated, but had not yet done anything to make that seem official in the eyes of the city and society at large. That, and her family had a couple of booths at the Faire, Nicole's Bistro and Treasures of the Sea. It hadn't been too difficult to convince said relatives to keep Marissa busy for a little while. He had something to do.

A quick stop at Spirit Crystals had only served to confuse the vendors working that booth, which meant the majority of his time was spent picking the brains of the ladies at Renegade Regalia. He wanted a ring, but not just any ring - it had to be enchanted, it had to be able to withstand the shift of form between human and tiger, and it had to be beautiful. It was a lot to ask, and he didn't have a huge amount of gold to play with. But Marissa was worth any price they cared to name.

He might not find what he was after that day, but he definitely returned to Marissa with a better idea of where he could find it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Oh my god, I think I just died and went to heaven ..."

Seren looked up from her investigation of the cupcakes on offer at Sweet Cheeks On Demand, to find Delilah all but drooling over all the options on offer over at DJ Zazzy Yas' booth. With a wink to the girls manning the duel booth, she slipped over to her friend, looking curiously over her shoulder.

"We could have a magic carpet," Delilah was enthusing, "or a Taj Mahal. She could so make herself look like the Genie from Aladdin, couldn't she?"

Biting her lips, Seren grinned. "Change of skin color, 'lilah," she pointed out. "You can't ask anyone to completely change the way they look just for one evening to indulge your Disney fantasies. Does Kit know you want to go all Arabian Nights on him yet?"

"Not yet, it's a surprise," Delilah announced, pocketing the brochure from the DJ's booth as they moved away into the faire. "Aren't you supposed to be working today?"

"After the lunch," Seren told her, pausing to admire the embroidery on display at Jessamin Taylor's little booth. "I promised to take a few pictures for the fashion show, but I'm free 'til then. Isn't this lovely?"

"I thought we were on a budget?" Delilah teased her, grunting a little as the redhead poked her in the stomach.

"How much of the Brambles did you drink?" Seren challenged her, but the answer was predictable.

"Not as much as you drank at the Sassy Owl." Delilah flicked her curls over her shoulder, looping her arm through Seren's. "Come on, we're here for ideas. The boys are jewelry-hunting, so I think we should go and look at the dresses."

"Weddings by Miranda and Keeping You In Stitches," Seren said promptly, scanning her copy of the faire layout. "So if we're ... here ... we need to go ... that way."

"Lead on, Macduff!"
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grace felt like she hadn’t slept in days.

It was good that Mark’s trip to see Aunt Rally had lined up so perfectly with her participation in this wedding expo thing, because frankly the tiny stylist didn’t have time to be sad about it. She missed the Gypsy King something awful, of course, but between the prep work for the booth, the consultations with the designers and some of the models in advance and the usual never ending stream of appointments, Grace was up to her neck in things to keep her busy.

Sunday morning dawned bright and early. She rushed to get ready, carrying nicer clothes with her for the afternoon as she scrambled out the door to meet the models for the Fashion Show. Doing hair for some twenty-plus people --some of which were small children -- was a monumental undertaking, and the tiny dancer was a positive whirlwind of movement as she tripped from model to model with quick, practically dazzling efficiency.

She was wildly happy with the results.

Though she really should have taken advantage of the brief respite that it afforded, sitting down for the first time all day, Grace found herself just offstage, watching the Fashion Show anyway. There was a huge and happy grin on her face. Everybody looked amazing, everyone’s hair was perfect, nobody fell or stumbled or anything. Impressed with basically everything -- the models’ poise, even the little ones, the elegant outfits, the way her own work was showcased on each individual -- Grace was feeling exhausted but also exhilarated.

It gave her the extra boost she needed to get changed into something nicer, clean up the mess she’d made of her styling equipment, and dash over to the Vendor Hall to take her place at the Hair or Dye Booth.

Grace was pleased to see that the other stylists had been handling the booth well in her absence, and she quickly fit herself into the swim of things. Doing on the spot consultations for the brides-to-be who stopped by, the girl was thrilled each time someone complimented her work on the Fashion Show.

Several people, she was excited to see, were taking advantage of the promotion they’d been running in the shop all month, snapping selfies of themselves at the booth to earn 10% off their next services. In the middle of a small crowd that had assembled at four on the dot, Grace did her live demonstration of an elaborately braided style on a willing model, weaving small peach rosettes into the heavy braids as she went.

As things began to wind down, Grace was just thinking about finally sitting down when Saila came by, introducing her new(ish) boyfriend Hex. Enthusiastic exchanges occurred between the two women for how well each of them had done, and Grace determined that somebody needed to take a picture of she and Hex together for sheer comedic value, a feat that was in accomplished only after the diminutive darling had climbed up on a chair.

Well and truly tapped out, the little gypsy really was sitting down when a familiar -- and startlingly out of place -- face rounded a corner, approaching the booth. Mark had that little smile on his face, the one he wore when he was excited about something and just a little bit nervous, like he wondered if his surprise would be well received.

He’d come home just to see her show, it turned out. He knew how much work she’d been putting into it and wanted to be there for her even though he had a thousand other obligations and it wasn’t exactly his thing. Grace was so shocked that she was initially speechless, and a moment later she pretty much burst into tears.

Whatever happened after that was a complete blur.

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It had seemed like such a good idea at the time.

Ed and Lis hadn't had a day to themselves since bringing Zahan home, and Brynne had offered to take her own daughter's best friend for the day to let her brother and his wife reset for the summer. Now she was holding a handful of off-cuts from bouquets in one hand, a small bag of cake samples in the other, and was watching Lila and Zahan mimicking the dancers at the De Luca Dance stand performing a rather complex waltz.

Still, the girls were enjoying themselves. Grabby hands took a lot of watching, especially at Renegade Regalia, Spirit Crystals, and Treasures of the Sea, but she'd managed to keep on top of that. The hobbit at Incredible Edibles had held their attention for almost a full ten minutes before they'd veered off to investigate Garden of Thorns and Nicole's Bistro, cramming the offered free samples into the little plastic bag they'd swiped from The Sassy Owl. Thankfully she'd been able to prevent any cider tasting at The Brambles, grateful that the proprietress seemed to know about little hands and was well aware that the girls wouldn't notice that their tasters had been switched for straight juices.

The sojourn at Kaiser Glassworks had nearly given her a heart attack. Two eleven-year-olds leaning far too close to terrifyingly fragile works of art was enough to worry any parent, but when they started pointing out specific pieces to each other, Brynne was filled with dread at the idea that she might have to buy everything on display if one sleeve caught just one piece. The actual dress-making side of things seemed to be less of a draw than she had anticipated, though Keeping You In Stitches, Weddings by Miranda, and even Jessamin Taylor had held the promise of princess dreams for a little while.

Cakes and music, that seemed to be the big draw for Lila and Zahan, and they were certainly making the most of it, foregoing the chance to have their picture taken in by Lowell Photography favor of boogieing with DJ Yas and The Bluejays while eating cupcakes nabbed from Sweet Cheeks. Then on to Hair or Dye, where a spirited argument with her about dying their hair bright pink had been brought to an end by the timely intervention of the couple at De Luca Dance.

Now all that was left was free lunch by The Lost Pub &Brewery, and the Fashion Show. Ed and Lis had better appreciate this.

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A wedding fair and expo, months before the presumed date. More proof that everything was as it was meant to be!

Rand was not a wedding planner, to be sure. Good food, pretty things, good people, good music, and Valentina. That's what it needed. Of course, it never hurt to check out options.

There were a lot of pretty things on display and a ton of food for him to sample as they moved from booth to booth. It was inevitable he would sign up for some tastings, as well as buy a few trinkets and jewelry, and some fabric and lace.

After all, spoiling the most beautiful woman in the world was his favorite thing to do.
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It was a good thing Dorian had Kit with him or he'd have been completely lost looking at rings. He had no idea what he was supposed to be looking for or what Seren might like, and between Renegade Regalia, Treasures of the Sea, and Spirit Crystals, there were just too many tempting and sparkly items to choose from.

Thankfully, the people manning the booths were helpful, as was Kit, but it wasn't until something at the Spirit Crystals booth caught his eye that he knew he'd found what he'd been looking for. The only problem was paying for it, but when the woman behind the counter suggested a monthly payment plan that fit his paycheck and budget, there was no longer a reason to hold off any longer.

Now, he just had to figure out how he wanted to give it to her.

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He was only here to support his wife, Rufus insisted.

He wasn't enjoying the free samples being handed out. He wasn't enjoying the eclectic music on display. He wasn't enjoying stopping to talk with the vendors and learn a little bit more about the city in which he lived. He certainly wasn't enjoying watching Ro toddling about on the little dancefloor, narrowly missing dropping both professionals on their backsides with her wild flailing.

He definitely didn't enjoy his visit backstage with Ro, to watch Miranda and her team turn a group of reasonably ordinary-looking people into stunners - although, given Rhy'Din's amazing ability to attract and produce only the most beautiful faces ever seen, it was hardly a tough challenge. He absolutely was not enjoying seeing his wife in her element, frazzled, frustrated, and obviously loving every minute of it.

At least, that's what he was going to tell Miranda. The big grin, however ... that spoke otherwise.
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Though it was both much too early and much too late to be contemplating any kind of wedding bells, Layla arrived at the Wedding Fair and Expo alone. Her curiosity was two-fold: on a professional level, she had come to see the artistry on display, to meet her fellow artisans, to see where or how her own little business might fit in at some point. And on a personal level, she was very interested in learning what the wedding customs and traditions even were here in her newly claimed home town.

Layla was taken aback, at first, by the sheer magnitude of the show. There was so much to do and see and taste and experience that the poor thing very nearly got herself overwhelmed.

Stopping to watch Jessamin Taylor for a time, Layla marveled at the intricacy of the delicate beading, a warm smile on her face. So too the live demonstration at Hair or Dye caught her eye, and Layla studied the book of portraits wistfully, imagining what it might be like to have her own dark tresses done so elaborately.

Between Incredible Edibles, Sweet Cheeks, Nicole's and Garden of Thorns, there were so many samples to try that the artist barely had room for the lunch catered by Lost Pub and Brewery, but she managed to taste a little bit of everything anyway.

From there it was off to see the sparkly things, poring over the gorgeous offerings on display for Treasures of the Sea, Spirit Crystals and Renegade Regalia. The last one in particular had captivated her imagination with its elegant crowns and tiaras, and those positively stunning shoulder pieces, and she spent a long time admiring each high quality piece, and maybe daydreaming just a little.

Stopping to listen to each of the musicians in turn, Layla perhaps lingered longest at the DeLuca Dance Studios area, watching rapt as the couples' instructors moved together in fluid, effortless harmony. Here, too, her smile turned nostalgic and perhaps just a little sad, and her attention was only dragged away by the commencement of the Fashion Show.

Finding a seat towards the back, Layla was delighted and intrigued by the varying styles of wedding dresses. It was educational, and frankly fascinating, to hear the announcer describe each dress or suit, to learn which were considered more traditional and which were more non-conventional. The black dress in particular snagged her attention, and the girl made a mental note to go look up what 'gothic' meant when she got home.

Happy, tired and at least a little overstimulated, she retreated as silently as she'd come, her mind full to brimming of ideas and inspiration. Despite her fatigue, the artist practically ran home, eager to get to her sketchbook.
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