After the Rock Wedding Show – Coming to Yakima!!

This January, Yakima will debut a fresh, modern and brand new wedding show to area brides and grooms called After the Rock!

{PLEASE NOTE: ATR will be in addition to the Central Washington Bridal Showcase, not replacing it.  They are two completely different area shows}

An invite-only showcase, the expo will be hosting only the area’s best products and services for brides, grooms and families.  The show will be held at the Yakima Convention Center on January 16 (Sunday) from 11 am – 4 pm.  A new show also means a new game. After the Rock will be hosting three to four workshops for brides to attend that allow them a small group experience with various vendors from the show.  Which, if you’ve ever tried to talk to a vendor at a wedding show, you’ll appreciate that time where you can get them away from their booth. It’s mass hysteria ladies so I say take advantage and learn from the pros. The ability to ask questions and get answers will be priceless in your wedding planning process so make time for the workshops.  Best part – these 20 minute sessions are included in the price of the tickets! We all know how important that is when you’re pinching pennies :).

Which takes me to the next fabulous point – ticket price. The tickets are a minimum $5 donation (12 and under are free) at the door to benefit ‘Ohana. ‘Ohana is a Mammography Center at Memorial and offers mammograms to women who can’t afford them.  ‘Ohana is a word found in both the Japanese and Hawaiian cultures and was chosen as the name for the center to honor the women of our community and to represent the “extended family” of Memorial’s breast health services.

In addition to the great cause and vendor workshops, After the Rock will host two interacitve fashion shows – with all the latest from Fashion Corner – lasting about 20 minutes each and promises that everyone in the room will have a clear view of all the wonderful walking by! Yes – I said the show will be interactive. What’s that mean? You’ll just have to stop by 🙂

With all great fashion and the blue-sy sounds of The Village Musicians (not to mention delicious cake tastings), you’ll of course need wine samples! Boasting some of the state’s best vineyards, Yakima is becoming quite the little wine mecca of eastern Washington and area brides and grooms have the advantage of buying straight from the winemakers! ATR will have a wine bar set up so all the brido winos can taste the best. What wedding is complete without the juice? In addition to the wine bar, all vendors are able to serve food and beverage samples. While brides aren’t able to buy the wine during the show, all the newly to-be’s should come ready to taste and ready to book!

The wine and cake not quite enough for you gentlemen? After all, we are aware it’s Football {PLAYOFFS} Sunday (yes – I just capitalized it – I’m sure the men will understand).  No worries, ATR has you taken care of. Enter the guy’s lounge . . . also known as “Mansland” (clever, right?). Mansland is open to all grooms, dads, brothers and the occasional football, lovin’ bridesmaid  (if released, might I add ;). In Mansland . . . will be football.  I think that’s all I really need to say.

Fashion, wine, wedding and football . . . what are you waiting for?? Check out After the Rock’s website and Facebook page (updated with new vendors on a regular basis) for pre-registration. The first 200 to pre-register will receive a freebie-brideified gift bag and access to the express lines into the show!

Plan on,


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