Duplin Winery Hosts Third Annual Bridal Expo On Saturday, January 16, In Rose Hill, N.C.

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Expo Will Feature Top Wedding Professionals From Across The State With Food, Wine And Champagne Samples, Door Prizes And More

Winery weddings are growing in popularity and we provide a venue that offers indoor amenities as well as the beauty of the vineyards. We take pride in offering one of the most charming wedding settings in the Carolina's coastal plain.

It's the peak season for engagements, according to Wedding Wire, Inc. Nearly 40 percent of proposals happen between November and February, launching the wedding planning season as each couple dreams of the perfect setting, delicious cuisines and palate-pleasing wines and champagnes for the special day. Duplin Winery's bridal expo on January 16, is the perfect opportunity to explore the options out there.

With so many details to plan, many engaged couples have discovered that attending a bridal expo is one of the best ways to gather ideas, seek advice and sample the flavors that will help lead to happily ever-after. One of the most popular bridal expos in the Carolinas is held at Duplin Winery of Rose Hill, N.C. The event takes place in a picturesque setting among the winery's vineyards and in its charming cypress wood chapel. Future brides and grooms can explore a variety of specialty products and services at the expo.

“We're bringing North Carolina's finest wedding professionals together in one place for our bridal expo,” said Jonathan Fussell, president of Duplin Wine Family and head of the winery's marketing division. “We want to help make the planning process easier, and our staff is here to help couples gather ideas and check off their to-do lists.”

Friends and family are encouraged to join the couples as they are guided through a tasting of wedding cuisine options. The Bistro will present hors d'oeuvre, entree and dessert samples. Attendees can even taste various kinds of wedding and grooms' cakes. In addition, Duplin Winery's expert staff will be on hand to help select wines and champagnes to pair with each course on the big wedding day.

From the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony, reception and even the honeymoon, planning is made easy at the bridal expo. Couples can meet face-to-face with North Carolina's best wedding professionals such as florists who will be there to help design the perfect bouquet. Custom jewelers will be on hand to help create one-of-a-kind wedding bands. Couples can meet DJs, videographers, photographers, hairstylists and limo service providers. Haven't found the dress or tux yet? Bridal boutiques will have dresses that will make future brides cry tears of joy and guys can get sized for a tux rental. There will even be travel service experts on hand to help couples select the best honeymoon destination.

Past attendees have raved about this “Cool, Sweet & Easy” event. Tickets are just $5 in advance, or $8 at the door, with everything included, from food and wine tastings to door prizes.

Horse-drawn carriage rides will also be available, allowing couples to experience what a carriage ride could add to their special day. Carriage rides will go across the beautiful landscape and by the lake, where couples can catch a glimpse of Duplin Winery's amphitheater, just one of many possible locations for an outdoor wedding ceremony.

“We take pride in offering one of the most charming wedding settings in the Carolina's coastal plain,” said Fussell. “Winery weddings are growing in popularity and we provide a venue that offers indoor amenities as well as the beauty of the vineyards. And, as a family operation, it's especially important for us to create an atmosphere that honors the coming together of two people to establish a new family on their wedding day.”

While at the expo, couples can also look over Duplin Winery's 6,800 square foot wedding chapel, which is set among beautiful shade trees and offers spectacular views of the vineyards. The chapel has 4,000 square feet of event space under dramatic 16-foot beamed ceilings, a special bridal room and a catering kitchen.

“Our third annual bridal expo is designed to take the stress out of planning and help the engaged get ready for nuptials in a fun, relaxed atmosphere,” said Fussell. “We hope you'll join us on Saturday, January 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.”

The Duplin Winery Wedding Chapel is located at 918 W. Charity Road in Rose Hill, N.C. To find out more about the facilities or to book the wedding chapel, contact (800) 774-9634.

For more information about Duplin Winery in Rose Hill, N.C., and its North Myrtle Beach, S.C., location, go online to http://www.duplinwinery.com. To purchase tickets or for more details about the bridal expo, visit http://www.duplinwinery.com/product/011616/bridal-expo/.

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