Every year, the Bridal Extravaganza Show chooses a real-life Houston-area bride to be the face of the show. This bride is seen on billboards, across social media platforms, and at the show inspiring others with her story. Ka’cha Tousant, this year’s Billboard Bride, opened up about her experience at the show, and how it has shifted her wedding planning journey.
First Bridal Show
Ka’cha says she had never been to a bridal show before. She decided to attend the Bridal Extravaganza after hearing about it across Facebook, and from her sister, who walked in the fashion show the previous year.
One of the recurring crowd-favorite events is the Vendor Scavenger Hunt, which takes VIP brides throughout the convention to different vendor booths where they can fill their goodie bags with special prizes provided by the vendors. This scavenger hunt also gives brides the chance to explore the convention, and visit booths they may not have considered otherwise.
“I got to learn a lot about the wedding planning process,” said Ka’cha. “My favorite part was getting to run around and have fun while getting things done.”
Becoming Billboard Bride
“Whenever I found out, I was really excited,” said Ka’cha. “When going up against so many people, you never expect that it’s going to be you.”
Ka’cha detailed her excitement when she found out she was selected to be this year’s Billboard Bride. Not only is she the face of the Bridal Extravaganza Show, but this was an opportunity to dive head-first into the wedding planning world fora sneak peek of what is to come. From a styled shoot coordinated by some of Houston’s top vendors, to receiving her first facial treatment, Ka’cha says she realized she was able to slow down and stress less.
Planning a Fairytale Wedding
Ka’cha says the Bridal Extravaganza and Billboard Bride experience has had a huge impact on her wedding planning process. Throughout the show, brides are given the unique opportunity to not only discuss business in person with different vendors, but also share personal stories, ideas, and experiences with one another. This is something that simply cannot be achieved through an email consultation.
“This experience has completely opened my eyes to a ton of little things that I didn’t even think of,” said Ka’cha. “I’m learning how to make my day the most perfect day for me.”
Get this look:
Venue: The Orchard at Caney Creek
Indoor and Outdoor Wedding Venue in Wharton, Texas. Get married at a 36-acre PecanOrchard.
Photographer: IvanGarcia Studio
“Brides can reach out and connect one-on-one to figure out what our needs are, and we can create a custom look for your wedding day!” –IvanGarcia, Owner and Lead Photographer of Ivan Garcia Studio.
Fashion: Ventura’s Bridal Fashions
“We are the longest running bridal boutique in Houston! We have about 900 dresses in our store so you can come in and find something you love from our warehouse. It is never too early to start shopping!” –Daisy Dallas,Manager of Ventura’s Bridal Fashions
Floral & Décor: Bloom and Grove
“Tell us about what your must-haves and love-to-haves are, and let’s work together to figure out how to make it all happen for you!” –Jaclyn Mclaughlin, owner and lead designer of Bloom and Grove
Hair & Makeup: Simple Beauty Artistry
“Depend on a professional artist to give you good tips, and make sure you look your absolute best for your wedding!” –Mayra Malik, owner and lead artist of Simple Beauty Artistry
Coordinator: Weddings by Andrea
“A wedding coordinator is there day-of to handle all those little details, making sure that start to finish your day runs smoothly.”–Andrea James, owner of Weddings by Andrea
Cake: Who Made the Cake
Exquisite & unique cakes-a feast for the eyes and palate – by Nadine Moon.
Sponsor: Bridal Extravaganza