DECATUR– The former Sears location at Hickory Point Mall has mostly sat empty since the anchor store left late in 2014, but Saturday afternoon the space was filled with wedding cheer.
The 1st Neuhoff Media Wedding Extravaganza drew brides-to-be, grooms, parents, and vendors from across Macon County.
28 year old Amanda Mundsinger brought her future husband Jason so they could do some food tastings, “We have never come out to anything like this before and we thought that it would be a good chance for us to get a bunch of stuff figured out in one day.”
The expo included food vendors, entertainment, transportation, stylists, and photographers hoping to get a chance at some one-on-one time with a future couple.
“I’ve never done anything like this before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s been great, I’ve had a lot of people come to my booth and ask about photography,” Valerie Cook of Valerie Cook Photography said. “I’ve already had some people express interest in booking a date.”
Cook wasn’t the only one in attendance appreciative of the advanced notice for bookings, Kevin Daly with Bizou said they are booked several months in advance, “Wedding season is right around the corner for us, we are booked up through three months already so people have been coming by today to try the food but also book us for their wedding.”
The Wedding Extravaganza ran Saturday afternoon and had over 25 vendors offering a variety of services. The Wedding extravaganza runs until 5 pm on Saturday at Hickory Point Mall.