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Celebrating love, diversity style

From left to right, Patsy Murrill, Elizabeth Newton, Gladys Wilson, Tanya Jones and Norma Guthrie take a break during the event.

Celebrating love, diversity style
October 06
03:30 2016

SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

Bringing diversity through the union of family is the goal of the second annual Bridal Fair and Fashion Show, Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. at The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center, 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston Salem.

The event’s theme is “Building an inclusive community while celebrating love and the union of families.”

The goal of the multicultural bridal fair is to bring people of all backgrounds together to learn how diverse cultures celebrate love through wedding fashions and traditions – for the bride and groom.

The bridal fair will feature Latino, African, Muslim, Asian and traditional American wedding attire.

Wedding industry experts such as florists, wedding attire designers, decorators, wedding planners, caterers, entertainment, hotel services representatives and more will be on hand to offer information about their services and share resources for creating a unique wedding day experience!

Karen Knox, Convention Services manager with Visit Winston Salem and member of The Enterprise Center Ambassador’s Council, says, “This type of event is a microcosm of a greater worldwide community, that while diverse, the bridal fair centers on love, acceptance and family.” She adds, “We’ll celebrate differences, embrace understanding and showcase the beauty among all of us!”

Last year’s first Multicultural Bridal Fair and Fashion Show, according to the Winston Salem Chronicle, was both entertaining and resourceful, allowing potential married couples access to significant resources for a wedding in a relaxed atmosphere – splendidly done. Telissa Ward, owner of Destiny’s Wardrobe and event planner summed it up this way: “The event achieved its goal of bringing all backgrounds together to celebrate a common thread we all share – love and marriage.”

To RSVP for free tickets, go to Eventbrite: 2nd Annual Multicultural Bridal Fair and Fashion. For more information, please contact Patricia Degraffinreaidt at 336 734-6916 or email sgatkinscdc2@nullgmail.com. This event is co-sponsored by S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization, http://www.sgacdc.org/wedding.html.

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