Wedding business to host a socially-distanced fashion show at Fox Theatre

Shelly Danz, a musician and DJ are outside Hotel Avalon in July where they're ready to greet engaged couples driving up for the Atlanta Wedding Extravaganza's curbside event.
Shelly Danz, a musician and DJ are outside Hotel Avalon in July where they're ready to greet engaged couples driving up for the Atlanta Wedding Extravaganza's curbside event.

A bridal show operator navigating the pandemic will hold a limited in-person event at Fox Theatre in January. It will serve as a precursor to her weeklong virtual bridal show.

The Atlanta Wedding Extravaganza plans to hold a bridal fashion show Jan. 14 at the Fox with about 80 people in attendance. Owner Shelly Danz said the fashion shows are a main attraction for the nearly weeklong event that takes place several days later.

Danz expects the usual interest in the fashion show because there’s traditionally an increase in the number of engagements during the holiday season, she said.

“We wanted to still have the event and try to be safe,” she said, adding that attendees will be masked and socially distanced.

Tickets for the Fox show are $30 for the bride-to-be and guest. The Fox fashion show will be filmed and shown as part of the virtual bridal event planned Jan. 23-29.

Before the pandemic, Danz’s summer and winter bridal shows drew about 1,000 people. About 250 attended the first virtual event in July, she said.

The January bridal show includes gift boxes for couples during a drive-through curbside event Jan. 23 outside Mason Fine Art gallery at 415 Plasters Avenue N.E., Atlanta. In addition, nightly videoconferencing will take place where couples can meet musicians, see live music and talk to planners for wedding reception and honeymoon options, Danz said.

Danz said, more than 60 prizes will be given away including wedding attire, a custom wedding cake and honeymoon gifts.

For couples, Danz said in a statement, “This is the safe way to meet so many vendors and jumpstart wedding planning, have fun while getting questions answered and finding their dream wedding team.”

Tickets for the weeklong bridal event are $10 for general admission, and $20 VIP and can be purchased at the website: atlantaweddingconnection.com.

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