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In Case You Missed it: Bridal Show Highlights

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Photo by 4T Studios

You found that person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and now you have a big day to plan. You want this day to be as perfect as possible. Where do you find everything you need in one spot? A bridal Show, of course!

This past weekend there was no need to go out of town to find vendors for your wedding! Winnsboro's own Oaklea Mansion had an exciting array of vendors from right here in East Texas! The First Annual Bridal Show at Oaklea Mansion was held this past Sunday, March 5, 2023!

Did you miss it? If so, here are some highlights of the Show.

Find the video Highlight Reel here:

The Venue

Oaklea Mansion is a hidden gem for a small wedding venue. The home was built in 1903 and still holds victorian style treasures in its beautiful stately rooms. The outside is just as beautiful with its open spaces, Koi pond, dovecote, and the perfect pergola for wedding vows. If you want a small unique wedding in a part of East Texas history, Oaklea is the place to be!

For reservations and inquiries:


407 S Main St

Winnsboro, TX 75494

Oaklea Mansion Koi Pond by Oaklea Mansion


Lorraine Howard Photography was at the Show with a TV, looping her portfolio and excellent work samples in the front room. She offers Both Wedding and Engagement packages as well as Boudiour Photography.

Find her services here:

113 E Elm Street

Winnsboro Texas 75494


Chef Tyler from Fusion in the woods catering was there, showing off his skills in the catering business. He had delicious finger foods and samples of Bananas Foster dessert, served over Bluebell ice cream, He was definitely fun, and his food was outstanding!

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4T Studios was there, offering several video packages for weddings and engagements. Her approach is slightly different, using minimal equipment for maximum results. Her award-winning videos were on a loop to give potential clients a preview of her video service.

Find their services here:


1010 W Broadway

Winnsboro Texas 75494


JK Rentals was there showing off its beautiful array of mix-and-match dishes. Fine china, antique glasses, and fine place settings. Were on display. They have several packages to choose from, and special requests are welcome.

Rent your dishes here:



Looking for an all-and-done type of wedding? Look no further than ETX Mystical events. They can coordinate your entire wedding, from the venue to the honeymoon. No more worrying sit back and enjoy your special day!

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Ashley's Flowers decorated the venue with beautiful bouquets. Ashley's specializes in custom florals and displays. She also has custom gifts for the bride, groom, and wedding parties.

Find Ashley's here:

(903) 342-0607

Sweet Expressions also had a display. They have flowers and other wedding decor items for weddings, showers, and bachelor /bachelorette parties. They are also one of the few places in the area with tuxedo rentals.

Find Sweet Expressions Here:

(903) 763-5032

Hornbuckles flowers and gifts Decorated the wedding archway outside in the garden area, and they did an excellent job. They are available for flower arrangements and gifts.

Find Hornbuckles Here:

(903) 342-2075


Wired Statements had an outdoor display of his custom jewelry. The pieces. Made from wire and natural stone, are unique and beautiful. His mission statement says it all! :

"Every piece of jewelry is completely unique, made from polished metal wire, and designed to make a sophisticated statement. That's what we call a wired statement."

From tiaras for the bride to sunglasses for the honeymoon, he creates custom statement pieces that you won't find anywhere else!

Find his store here:

Infinitely Linked by April House joined for the bridal show and brought her talents with permanent Jewelry. If you are looking for a unique wedding favor for yourself or your guests reach out to April and she would be happy to work with you on some fabulous permanent jewelry.

Find her Facebook page here:

Coffee and Drinks

Backstage Coffee and Wine had an outdoor display of their best wines, and of course, there were samples from the winery. Backstage would be an excellent place for a bachelorette party or even a shower!

Find Backstage Coffee and Wine Lounge here:

(903) 347-5180

Another amazing beverage caterer is the ETX Bubble Bar, aptly named for their signature cocktails made from Champagne! They come to you! They are available for weddings and all kinds of pop-up parties in East Texas. They can cater any party you have. They even have a barge with a bar for lake parties.

Find your Next party bar here:

(512) 422-9916


Are you in need of a relaxing spa treatment for your big day? Copperleaf Day spa is the place to go! Get ready for your big day with many spa packages, including skin treatments, botox micro-blading, and more. Of course, you can get massages and facials as well.

On your wedding day, don't forget to finish your updo while you're having a mani and pedi.

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Masters of Ceremony were there, offering DJ and Lighting services. They include lighting and music for your wedding and reception. They can light and decorate your venue and provide fantastic music for your party! Uplighting, downlighting, clouds, or bubbles for your dance floor. They do it all. They will even put your name in lights!

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In our miscellaneous category are two local and unique boutiques. The Bowery Boutique is a local clothing shop with various clothes, jewelry, and accessories for the bride-to-be and her entourage. Sizes range from XXS to XXXL. They also brought samples of their Mary Kay brand cosmetics and skin care. Registry available

Clara Ida Francis Also has clothing to fit any occasion. They Carry new clothes as well as high-end consignment clothing. They also carry accessories, body care, and home goods. They brought some beautiful wedding dresses to the show that are available in the store.

Registry is available.

Find the Boutiques here:

Clara Ida Francis


Bowery Boutique

For those who could arrange your affairs to make the show THANK YOU! For those unable to make it, we encourage you to Check out the venue sponsors for your wedding needs!

As always, book a stay at Oaklea Mansion, where History comes alive.


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