Upcoming Bridal Expos October 30 2014, 0 Comments

It's bridal expo time!  Design Pro will again be participating in local bridal shows.  We really enjoy meeting all of the newly engaged couples and discussing the ways we can help you create your dream wedding stationery.  We hope to see you at one or more of these shows!

Walnut Street Weddings
314 W. Jefferson Ave.
Effingham, IL  62401
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
No admission fee!

Carriage House Event Center
8 W. Carriage Ln.
Altamont, IL  62411
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
No admission fee!
There will be a grand prize drawing at this event.

Thelma Keller Convention Center
1202 N. Keller Dr.
Effingham, IL  62401
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brides and grooms get in free!
Admission is $5.00 per person.
Runway fashion show is at 12:00 p.m.
Finale show is at 2:00 p.m.
There will be a prize drawing every 25 minutes.

Cross County Mall
700 Broadway Ave.
Mattoon, IL  61938
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
No admission fee!


Carriage House 2014 Bridal Show March 10 2014, 0 Comments

Thanks to everyone who visited with me at the first Bridal Show held at the spectacular Carriage House Event Center in Altamont.  I was happy to see some of the brides I am already working with as well as brides whom I met for the first time and look forward to working with in the future.

Special thanks to Janet Ramsey of the Carriage House for sponsoring this event.  This was our first time at this venue, although we had already heard amazing things about it from many of our brides.  Well, the Carriage House was even more amazing than we imagined!

Everything about the facility is state-of-the-art and first class.  The staircase is absolutely breathtaking and don’t even get me started on the ladies’ room!  Janet displayed the vast array of décor she has available.  Her backdrops, centerpieces, and linens were absolutely gorgeous.

It was a great experience all around, and it was even warm and sunny when we left the show.  We had another first, eating at the new Joe’s Pizza location.  Loved the new building as well as the delicious pizza.  Great day from start to finish!

Spring Is in the Air March 07 2014, 0 Comments

What a beautiful day!  With temperatures in the almost balmy 50s (compared to what we’ve been having), I couldn’t wait to come in to my office where Mr. Bunny is standing in the window to greet our visitors.  Yes, here at Design Pro spring is busting out all over.  While our offices and showroom are bright and cheery all year round, we especially enjoy decorating for spring and summer.  Even our foyer in the Lincolnland Building got a facelift.  Freshly painted walls and brighter lights make everything pop.

We’re also excited about participating in the first Bridal Show held at the Carriage House Event Center in Altamont on Sunday, March 9th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We have heard so many great things about the Carriage House from our brides.  It will be our first time visiting the venue, so we are anxious to see it.  Sunday promises to be another beautiful day, so why not come out to the Carriage House to see what Design Pro and the area’s other wedding professionals have to offer.

Upcoming Bridal Expo December 18 2013, 0 Comments

You may not know what you’re looking for, but you’ll know what you want when you see it!

If that’s how you feel about your upcoming wedding, you can see it all at the 24th Annual Bridal Expo at The Thelma Keller Convention Center on Sunday, January 12, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

You will save countless hours from traveling all over in search of the perfect vendors for the most important day of your life. 

You can see the best of wedding products and services and discover all that is new and different in just one afternoon. 

Just a suggestion, you might want to bring along pre-printed address labels.  Many vendors will invite you to enter their drawings for special gifts and prizes, so having these labels will save you from having to write your information countless times. 

I am looking forward to meeting with as many brides as possible at my Design Pro booth.  Please stop by to see how we can create the wedding stationery of your dreams. 

Happy Planning,