Our BrideAccess team decided to do a Race and Park Party instead of the regular Bridal Show and it turnedout fantastic.

We had such a fun time on Saturday with all of you at the Sole 2 Soul 5K. I thought I would show you some of the pictures I captured and hope you will send me yours.

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For the BrideAccess team it started Friday afternoon and eventing setting up, then early Saturday morning we made the final preparations. Pouring rain was the weather forecast, but we were fortunate enough to have beautiful weather for the entire event!

We couldn’t have done this event without Diamond Rental! If you are planning an outdoor event, Diamond Rental provides all the security you will need to pull your event off without a hitch.   What a party this turned out to be!

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At about 8 am you started showing up to finish your registration and fill out your race bibs with who you love.

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Todd and Erin from B98.7 were there to begin the race at 9 am and two vintage cars  from Something Vintage Something Blue lead the pack… My favorite part was watching those that dressed up as bride and grooms for the event!

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The Sole 2 Soul race was a little different than a normal 5K, it involved obstacles that represent challenges in marriage or life. The obstacles were done by our sponsors- Diamond Rental, Zions Bank, Kisstixx, Lauren James Bridal, and Stronger Marriage.org. They were fun simple obstacles like a maze through hay bales, tires, hopping on one leg, limbo and questions from Stronger Marriage- which way is the right way to hang your toilet paper roll – with the paper coming off the top or bottom? They are both right – just different like each of us in a relationship. Everyone enjoyed the run…

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The finish line was set up to look like you were running down a wedding aisle. The rose petals down the aisle were provided by Flower Patch. Flowers were given to the first 50 who made it across the finish line by Brown Floral. The race was for all ages from children to couples who had been married 30+ years.

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I thought the funniest obstacle was the one on the stage at the end of the event- IKEA provided the LAZY obstacle consisting of a leather living room set. The grand prize winners took this home!

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A bag full of goodies from the BrideAccess professionals was given out to the racers- thank you to Bed Bath & Beyond for the bags. I can’t wait to use the crackle nail polish that Richelle’s Salon & Day Spa gave and I LOVED the chocolate mints from BrideQueen. (can you tell LOVED is in past tense?!)

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The fun continued after the race. Todd & Erin drew names from those who raced in different categories such as engaged, been married up to one year, married 2-10 years, etc. Awesome prizes were handed out from Kisstix, Goodwood, Brown Floral, Richelle’s Salon, and much more. Massages were provided by Dr. Garcia from Oola Moola, lots of professionals showed the public what they can do for any event- weddings, family parties and corporate events and of course a fashion show done by Lauren James Bridal. Amazing food samples were given out and Ultimate Inflatables brought a bounce house, a huge slide and a fight club. Laughing Gravy kept the energy up with great music. There was fun for everyone!

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Richelle’s Salon & Day Spa had a long line of people wanting to get their hair done. Looks fabulous!! Oh and this is my fav outfit I saw…

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There were also some great ideas from reception centers such as The Tower, Cactus & Tropicals and This is the Place.

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Pointe Digital who does photography, videography and photo booths brought their photo booth for everyone to try out- it was a hit!! It was the best thing my daughter did at her reception- I would highly suggest you check it out whether you are planning a corporate party, family event, wedding or any activity! I’m thinking it would be fun to have a photo booth at the High School grad party next year.

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Kudos to the companies who had a booth full of food! Check out this beautiful ice sculpture Have Party Will Travel did! Now that was refreshing! I also loved the food from Goodwood Barbeque (my Friday night date place which I can’t get enough of) and Blue Lemon – ahh!  My families favorite new restaurant. SOO delicious- need I say more?!

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Thanks again to everyone who came and to the professionals who made this event happen!

 

Alexis June Creative     Bed Bath & Beyond    Big Easy Entertainment    Bliss Design Studio    Blue Lemon      BrideQueen

Brown Floral    Cactus & Tropicals   Diamond Rental    Dr. Garcia/ Oola Moola     Don Polo Photography    Flower Patch

Fairy Tale Image Photography    Goodwood Barbecue Company     Have Party Will Travel    IKEA      Kisstixx

Laughing Gravy Entertainment    Lauren James Bridal & Formal    Pointe Digital Photo & Video    Richelle’s Salon & Day Spa

StrongerMarriage.org     The Tower    This is the Place    Ultimate Inflatables    Zion’s Bank

 

A HUGE THANK YOU to BLISS DESIGN STUDIO for doing all of the graphics and design for this race and party! I loved working with Brittany – so easy to work with, quick and professional.

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Here are some pictures that have been sent to us …

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Fun Memories at the Sole 2 Soul 5K…  celebrating love…