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Signature cocktails, fashion shows & electric violins -- the Atlanta Wedding Extravaganza virtual show brought it all

Published Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 2021

All images were captured during the virtual show, online and over Zoom.

(Virtual) Wedding season is here! 


We’re really excited about the return of wedding show season. (And not just because we’ve been stuck in our living rooms binging RuPaul’s Drag Race, reenacting roasts in stretch pants and bedazzled bathrobes.) Just maybe you’re excited, too. 


Every year, beginning in January and continuing throughout the spring, wedding vendors celebrate the coming wedding season with a frenzy of bridal shows, wedding expos, designer drops, and cocktail parties. And every city puts its own unique spin on things. 


But we knew shows would look different this year, with many events moving online to keep vendors and couples safer. Could virtual events bring the same energy of shows past, we wondered? Did we dare to dream?



Well, we dared, and our dreams came true. AMM attended the Atlanta Wedding Extravaganza -- and it was spectacular in every way.


Nightly DJs, interactive vendor talks, daily cocktail recipes, lace-filled fashion shows, honeymoon giveaways, a virtual photo booth, and even an electric violin performance!


The set-up was a breeze to navigate. There was a week-long schedule and daily itinerary to keep track of all of the events, which was helpful because there was a lot going on! There were various “rooms” to browse through, and in each one you could “visit” each vendor to learn more about their services, see a few examples of their work, and gather their contact information.


All in all, this particular experience was extremely interactive, well organized, and showcased an impressive amount of vendors. When Atlanta throws a party - even a virtual party - they don’t hold back. The AWE was a true extravaganza.... seven surprise-filled days that showed us nothing (and we mean nothing) can get in the way of love, fashion, or multi-tiered cake. 


If you missed the event, you can still read advice from wedding experts on becoming a bridechilla, choosing a dress, and finding wedding deals during Covid on the event’s Tips & Ideas page. Or visit their Vendor Directory or photo Gallery for planning inspiration.



Here are some highlights from the stunning event - including hits from the Finale Fashion Show and Signature Cocktail Menu!




Image of ATL wedding expo virtual show schedule to show attending and navigating the vendors was easy!


The set-up was a breeze to navigate! 


Drink recipe for White Negroni Pina Colada including mezcal, suze, coconut rum, lemon, pineapple, and bitters


The perfect marriage of a classic negroni and the fun-loving pina colada! 



wedding cocktail recipe containing lemon, sparkling wine or prosecco, vodka, cucumber, and mint


This one sounds light and refreshing for those outdoor summer weddings! 



inspiration gallery image from atlanta wedding extravaganza virtual wedding show with vendors


Inspiration for days and days! 


Fashion show from ATL Wedding Expo online men's suit


The fashion show highlighted new designers and hot trends for 2021 in creative ways on screen. 


Electric violin Alex Ahn for wedding parties performed at ATL wedding expo


Alex Ahn tore it up on electric violin


ATL wedding expo virtual fashion show attire suits and dress


Masks on the runway were a sign of the times (and a glimpse of how event planners are prioritizing safety during Covid!)


virtual wedding fashion show with designer wedding dress by Lillian West


Gorgeous wedding fashions (like this Lillian West gown) closed out an incredible week.


Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

Natasha Anakotta
Natasha Anakotta

Guest Contributor

Natasha is passionate about promoting marriage equality, and encouraging couples to celebrate in a way that’s authentic and unique. Aside from weddings, she enjoys Star Wars, true crime podcasts, and eating macarons by the dozen.

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