Bridal Tea & Boutique: Miami University hosts first-ever bridal show

By Alex Cooper

It’s a known cliché that every girl grows up dreaming about her wedding.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest. Find it here.

The dress, the reception, not to mention the fiancée – even if you don’t want to admit it, we all have our own idea of what our future wedding will be like.

Especially with the strong Miami Merger tradition here at Miami University, it’s hard not to think about where and whom you’ll end up with. (In case if you haven’t heard of the Miami Merger tradition, it’s when two people who either attend or attended Miami University marry.)


Picture courtesy of Miami University’s Facebook page, found here.


With the hundreds, if not thousands, of wedding-themed Pinterest boards filled to capacity with pictures of mason jars and peonies, it doesn’t hurt to find some inspiration (or simply take a study break) and daydream about your special day.


In the spirit of bridal season, Miami University hosted its first-ever bridal show on May 4th, dubbed the Bridal Tea & Boutique.





With complimentary finger sandwiches and student admission for a mere $7 at the door, over 30 different local vendors convened at the Marcum Hotel & Conference Center to display their bridal best.


Model featured at the Bridal Tea & Boutique event at Marcum Hotel & Conference Center.
Model featured at the Bridal Tea & Boutique event at Marcum Hotel & Conference Center.


These local vendors, from either Oxford or Cincinnati, each had a special booth dedicated to the wedding services or merchandise they provide. They ranged from unique nail designs, cheesecake tasting, to floral arrangements, hand-made stationary, wedding photographers, and even limousine rentals.


Jamberry Nails’ booth, for example, featured a nail design station to test out looks that compliment you’re style, personality or wedding theme for your stroll down the aisle (after all, that’s where the ring goes).

Photo from Jamberry Nails official website.


Also amongst these vendors were wending planners and venue holders who promise to keep your wedding planning, and the big day, stress-free.

Local Oxford stores featured at this event included Luna Blu Salon and Spa, The Blink Boutique, and Hush.

Thanks to this quaint tea and the featured complimentary services, this event allowed for future brides to personally connect with local companies and business owners to brainstorm, or further design, their dream wedding.

If you missed the Bridal Tea & Boutique but still want to see what was offered, you can visit the event’s official website here and the Facebook page here.

Now I don’t know about you guys, but I’m suddenly in the mood to find my own Miami Merger…



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