13th annual Bridal Faire at Fortuna River Lodge

Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer

Beacon Correspondent

The Fortuna River Lodge in will be holding their 13th annual Bridal Faire on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 per person.

The event will play host to over 40 vendors and local businesses who offer a variety of services for the bride to be and her wedding party.

The Fortuna Bridal Faire is a great chance to come with those special loved ones and get ideas or even book services for your wedding. If you don't want to do the hard lifting, there are even wedding planners available to take the stress away.

Businesses will include 707 Band, Orchids for the People, AP Mobile DJ Services, Pure Make Up Boutique, Blue Lake Casino, The Gift Concierge, Hotel Carter & Wine Cellar Inc. Ceremony Sound, Sweet Basil Catering, Muir Wedding Portraits, Livewires Big Flash Photo Booth, Boujie Baking Company, Bed Bath, & Beyond,, Scrappers Edge, Angelica Atelier, Cakes by Karen & Kathy, Forget Me Not Flipbook & Photo Booth Rental, Flora Organica Designs, The Party Place, CC Market Catering, Gala Events & Weddings, Cruises Inc., LM Photographers, Verbena Cakes Candy or Desserts, The Perfect Palate, Dana Hope M.A., Moonlight Catering, Humboldt Photography, Powerdrive Sound Company, Dalianes Travel Service, Dawn Photography, Wallan Event Design, Tuxedo Den, LBP, Eva York Photography, Abruzzi Catering Company, North Coast Events & Rentals, Promises Bridal & Formal Wear, Humboldt Limousine, Arcata Tuxedo, and more.

There will be over 35 prizes awarded at the event and five grand prizes. One lucky bride will be awarded five bridesmaids' dresses for her life-changing day with a total value of $875 from Promises Bridal & Formal Wear.

Another grand prize winner will receive a catered bridal shower at the Fortuna River Lodge catered by the Perfect Palate. Verbena Cakes will be giving away a wedding cake or cupcakes for 60 people to one lucky bride to touch on that traditional sweet tooth cake cutting moment.

High-end wedding photographer Muir Adams will be awarding one lucky bride an engagement portrait session valued at $550.

All brides and their party can enjoy samples and displays of catering, bakery, florists, photographers, planners, DJs, and bridal fashions during a fun filled bridal event this Sunday.

The River Lodge is located at 1800 Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna. For more information, contact 725-7572.

Photos by Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer/Beacon

1. Brides and loved ones sign in the annual Fortuna River Lodge Bridal Faire where vendors of all areas are available to answer questions and provide samples to help ease the stress of planning that special day.

2. Julie Winburn of Moonlight Catering awaits the many brides who will be flooding the River Lodge to sample her mouthwatering creations that she can provide for that special occasion.