[Love]² Bridal Fair

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Brides-to-be, grooms, and event planners will find everything they need at [Love]² Bridal Fair. Displays from the area’s leading wedding professionals, spectacular runway fashion shows, thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways, music, and entertainment make planning your special day easy and enjoyable. [Love]² Bridal Fair is brought to you in partnership by Main Street Square, Black Hills Bride and Hotel Alex Johnson.

Timeline of Events
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wedding and Special Occasion Vendors Booths Open, Bud Light Beverage Garden Open
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cantio Flutes Performance
1:30 p.m. Bridal Fashion Show by Audra's Bridal Gallery
2 to 4 p.m. Groom's Specials at Paddy' O'Neill's in the Hotel Alex Johnson
2:30 p.m. Prize Drawing, immediately following fashion show (must be present to win)
2:45 p.m. Trash the Dress Winners Announced

For the Brides
RSVP to [Love]² Bridal Fair today. The first 175 brides to RSVP will receive a FREE swag bag and will be automatically entered in to bride prize package drawing (must be present to win). RSVP HERE. The event is free to attend and an RSVP is not required. Attendees are encouraged to bring a baby hygiene item as a donation to Mommy's Closet, a free crisis resource provider that lends a helping hand to moms, dads, and families with children under the age of five.

Visit the Bud Light Beverage Garden for a complimentary mimosa for all brides 21 years of age and older, with a valid ID.

Be sure to grab your free copy of the 2017 Black Hills Bride magazine, which will be available at multiple locations at the event.

For the Grooms
Join in on the fun. Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub & Grill, located in the Hotel Alex Johnson, will offer specials on drinks and appetizers from 2 to 4 p.m.

Trash the Dress
The third annual Trash the Dress competition is an opportunity to get creative, while raising money for local non-profit Mommy’s Closet.

Audra’s Bridal Gallery is donating six dresses to be trashed by three teams of brides and three teams of local businesses. All six teams will “trash” their dress anyway they would like, as long as it is still recognizable as a wedding dress.

The trashed dresses will be displayed during [Love]2 Bridal Fair at ID check stations, where attendees will cast their vote by placing a donation in the container at their favorite dress. The dress with the most donations will win pedicures for five at Mystique Edge Day Spa and a bottle of wine from Firehouse Wine Cellars. A portion of the money raised will be given to Mommy’s Closet. The winners will be announced at 2:45 p.m. on the Main Street Square Stage. The dresses will also be displayed on Thursday, Aug. 3, during the Main Street Square Concert Series ft. Gary West.

The cost to participate is $50 for a team of brides and $150 for local business teams. Participation is awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Claim your dress at Audra’s Bridal Gallery, located at 601 St. Joseph St. in Downtown Rapid City, open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A minimum of three pictures must be submitted to Black Hill Bride of the dress before, during, and after. These photos will be used on social media and featured on Black Hills Bride's Facebook page. The trashed dresses must be returned to Audra’s Bridal Gallery by Friday, July 28, at 5 p.m. The gowns must be submitted trashed, but still identifiable as a wedding dress. Teams must attend the Main Street Square Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 18 to promote their dress. Teams are also encouraged to tell their friends and family by sharing their featured post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get their fans to attend [Love]2 Bridal Fair and vote with their donations. For more information, visit BlackHillsBride.com.

To See photos from the 2016 [Love]² Bridal Fair, click here.

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Special thank you to


Funding for [Love]² Bridal Fair is provided in part by Black Hills and Badlands Tourism Association.