Bridal Crawl 2016
Bridal Crawl • Downtown Pittsburg
Friday, Sept. 9, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Starting at Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine
Downtown Pittsburg's first ever
Bridal Crawl kicks off on Friday, Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium.
Brides, mothers and others: When the event begins
at 5:30, it will be in the theatre where a faux wedding will be set up on
stage. Participants will then fan out to businesses, and when they return to
Memorial with their passports for the drawing,the lower level of Memorial will be decorated as a
beautiful faux wedding reception. Stop in and get a passport for the Bridal
Crawl, then hit the road to visit each of our participating Downtown merchants
to see what they offer to brides, grooms, and wedding parties. At each stop,
you'll get to taste, try on, sample, ask questions, and get your passport
punched by that merchant. Return to Memorial between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. for
drinks, snacks, and a look at our faux reception. At 9:30, we'll have a prize
drawing for a FREE wedding reception donated by Memorial Auditorium and other
prizes donated by participating merchants.
Merchant reveal: Sweet Designs Cakery
Tasting opportunities, mini consultations, and photo galleries of cake designs will greet Bridal Crawl participants at Sweet Designs Cakery, 311 N. Broadway, in Downtown Pittsburg, Kansas . Owners Heather Lynn Horton and Roger Horton also will be scheduling consultations that evening and booking for 2017-18. Voted the No. 1 Bakery in the “Favorites of the 4-States” in the Joplin Globe contest and SEK Favorite Bakery in the “Readers’ Choice” in The Morning Sun contest, Sweet Designs has been serving brides with custom cakes since 2009.
Merchant Reveal: The Little Shop of Flowers
A showcase of at least seven different bridal vignettes — including bouquets, corsages, boutonnières, centerpieces, and large altar pieces — will greet you at The Little Shop of Flowers, 801 N. Broadway, during the Bridal Crawl. Owner Kim Clark will give you the chance to see, touch, and smell a variety of floral items and to speak with designers about your goals for your wedding florals. This florist and gift shop, which has a bridal registry, earned accolades in the “Readers’ Choice” contest by The Morning Sun and has been serving brides with floral needs for many years.
Merchant Reveal: Malibu Tanning Salon
To be offered only on the night of the Bridal Crawl, special deals and discounts too good to miss await brides and bridal parties at Malibu Tanning Salon , 124 N. Broadway. Locally owned by Jason Renn for nearly 17 years, Malibu has a state of the art, fully automated VersaSpa spray booth to achieve a natural looking tan. Jason will be on hand to visit with brides and bridal parties about their needs and schedule appointments leading up to Wedding Day! Malibu has earned recognition in the “Readers’ Choice” contest by The Morning Sun for more than a decade and this year was voted No. 1 in the “Best Of” contest by the Pittsburg State University The Collegio .
Merchant Reveal: Mary Wachter, J. Hilburn Stylist
Those stopping by Mary Wachter’s booth at the Bridal Crawl in Downtown Pittsburg will be entered into a drawing for a FREE custom, made-to-measure dress shirt for the groom that will include a FREE monogram of the wedding date, valued at $139. Mary is a personal stylist/wardrobe concierge for J. Hilburn, which offers men’s custom, made-to-measure suiting, dress shirts, tuxes, Allen Edmond shoes, pocket squares, belts, vests — everything your guy needs for a wedding! Mary’s clients don’t have to shop retail anymore nor get alterations, because she handles all of it for them — for free. Featured in GQ and Men’s Health magazines.
Merchant reveal: Angelic Boutique & Treasures
Stop by Angelic during the Bridal Crawl to get your passport stamped and you will be eligible for $100 in wedding flowers or bouquets! You’ll also be treated to a display of arrangements of both fresh and silk bouquets to get ideas from, and can browse the store’s line of Mr. & Mrs. items, cute jewelry and keepsakes that would make great bridal party gifts. If you make purchases the night of the Bridal Crawl, you’ll receive 15 percent off of anything in the store. The store also does wedding planning.
Merchant reveal: Signet Coffee Roasters
Say hello to the friendly faces of Signet Coffee Roasters at the Bridal Crawl and enjoy their coffee bar set up with all the fixings for you to enjoy. A coffee bar would be a great addition to your celebration, whether it’s at a rehearsal dinner, the morning of the wedding while you get ready, during your dinner, or even the morning after! It’s always good to have a tasty pick-me-up. Looking for unique gift or favor ideas? Leah and Dennis will have some samples for you to look at. All of their coffee is freshly roasted at their store located in Downtown Pittsburg, Kansas at 206 S. Broadway. In addition to selling coffee beans, they serve brewed coffee, a full espresso bar, and homemade pastries.
Merchant reveal: Embellish Boutique
Congrats to one of our Bridal Crawl participating merchants, Embellish Boutique , for winning 1st place in Division III in the # PaintTheTownRed contest in support of Pittsburg State University ! On the night of the Crawl, brides can check out the adorable Mr. & Mrs. items, boutique clothing and jewelry, and a Wish List service that Embellish offers. And owner Clara Barnes will visit with you about customizable paint classes that you can book as a bridal shower or just a fun girl’s night out before your big day! This is also where you can check out Cakes by Wendi.
Merchant reveal: The Beauty Bar Salon & Boutique
Brides who stop by the Beauty Bar Salon & Boutique during the Bridal Crawl will be entered into a drawing for a FREE LIPSENSE COLLECTION valued at $55. It will include a color, gloss, and oops remover. LipSense is perfect for your engagement photos and wedding day! It’s kiss-proof and waterproof! The Beauty Bar also does bridal hair and makeup for wedding parties so you look as beautiful as you dreamed for your big day. Those stopping by during the Bridal Crawl also can try on LipSense colors, look at hairstyle photo galleries, and check out the boutique of clothing and jewelry.
Merchant reveal: Piece of Cake Nutrition
Brides: Stop by Piece of Cake Nutrition during the Bridal Crawl on Friday to sample teas, shakes, and protein shakes, and your name will be entered in a drawing for a month’s worth of shakes and coaching geared to help you reach your goals — whether that is getting fit or losing weight or both! Piece of Cake is a great place for your entire bridal party to begin to get in great shape together for your big day. It is fast food for smart people!
Merchant reveal: WAX:Beauty and Barbour Factory
Brides and bridal parties who stop by WAX Beauty & Barbour Factory, 606 N. Broadway, in Downtown Pittsburg during the Bridal Crawl will be treated to FREE mimosas and snacks and will get to see a visual presentation of bridal work that WAX specializes in. Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 9!
Merchant reveals for
Jones Heritage Realty
The Beauty Bar Salon & Boutique
The Home Place
Are you a merchant and would like
to participate? Call
Jeff Wilbert at (620) 249-8169 by Aug. 15 to reserve your
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