Osage County wedding professionals to show their talents at unique bridal fair

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Cutline: Rose Hearn, left, of The Calico Oven, Kerri Davis, center, of Flowers on the Trail, Dulcelina Delekta, of Dulce’s Photos, will each feature the services they offer for weddings and engaged couples during the upcoming Bridal Crawl, to be held at Topeka on June 22.

June brings flowers, romance and weddings – along with beautiful brides, nervous grooms, doting fathers and fretting mothers. But the smart bride knows the best way to alleviate mom’s fretting and create an amazing wedding day is with thorough planning.

On June 22, brides-to-be in the Topeka area will be able to start planning their weddings during a unique traveling bridal show to be held at four beautiful event spaces.

The Bridal Crawl, which will be 12-6 p.m. that Sunday, will allow wedding planners to meet wedding professionals during the tour, being billed as “the next generation of bridal fairs.”

The idea for the traveling bridal show in Topeka came from Janelle Cripps and Tonya Vila, both wedding professionals themselves. Cripps explains that her company, Jcripps Design, provides wedding invitations, while Vila’s wedding cake business has transformed into Out of This World Event Décor and Styling. She said the two had experienced traveling bridal shows elsewhere, but not in Topeka.

“We wanted to bring something different here, this is a new twist on bridal shows,” Cripps said. That plan led to the upcoming Bridal Crawl.

“We are using this opportunity to bring wedding professionals here in this area together,” she said.

She said the traveling fair allows for a fun afternoon for brides-to-be and wedding planners to visit the four event sites, all of which are possible locations to hold weddings. Each of the sites, Topeka Performing Arts Center, Meadow Creek Event Center, The Woodward Inn, and Serendipity, will be decorated as if for a wedding, with wedding professionals showcasing their services at each venue. In addition, live models will be highlighting wedding dresses and attire at each location.

“Brides can start out at any location,” Cripps said, “and either ride in limos or party busses, or they can drive themselves, if they wish.”

The finale of the event will be the Roaring ‘20s party that is scheduled 4-6 p.m. at TPAC; with Monk’s Wine performing.

Cripps notes the event is not only helpful for brides-to-be and their families, it also helps small businesses connect with potential customers and show what they have to offer. She said as small business owners, the event partners wanted the event fee to be affordable for small business wedding professionals.

The opportunity has not been overlooked by some of Osage County’s wedding professionals, Calico Oven, Flowers on the Trail, and Dulce’s Photos, which will also be showcasing their talents during the Bridal Crawl.

Flowers on the Trail is at 520 Topeka Ave., Lyndon. Owner Kerri Davis’ dream was to own and operate a floral shop. After studying floral design and creating arrangements for friends and family, she worked in several floral shops in Topeka, where she gained experience. Kerri and her husband, Scott, renovated the building in Lyndon, and opened the doors on the floral shop in January.

Kerri’s talent blooms in the beautiful arrangements she makes for all occasions. But with any floral business, making arrangements for weddings is an important service, and Kerri wants her Osage County clients to know she is available to provide their wedding flowers.

Flowers on the Trail and owner Kerri Davis will be featured at one of the Bridal Crawl locations on June 22. Stop by the store in Lyndon or call Kerri at 785-828-4101 for more information.

Dulce’s Photos – Dulcelina Delekta is the owner and operator of Dulce’s photos, and her work can most accurately be described as beautiful. Her studio is located at 426 E. Santa Fe Ave., in Burlingame, but Dulcelina specializes in outdoor shots, some of which are taken at her country home. The location has a park like setting that has allowed Dulcelina to capture beautiful people photos, although she is willing to shoot at any location.

Dulcelina has become known for the time she donates to the schools and community of Burlingame, and she and her photo business have been featured in several local events, such as Burlingame Rodeo Days and the Terror on the Trail zombie walk.

Though Dulcelina can create exceptional portraits for any occasion, engagement and wedding photos are some of her specialties. She will be showcasing her contemporary, creative portraiture during the Bridal Crawl.

Call her at 785-501-4083 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Calico Oven is operated by Rose Hearn, who when she’s not serving as a full-time second deputy in the Osage County Register of Deeds office, is baking something delicious.

Cakes are her speciality, and she does it all from wedding cakes to cakes for showers, birthdays, anniversaries, sports and graduations. She can even create diaper cakes for baby showers.

Rose creates cakes in the evenings and weekends in her spare time. She says she enjoys the challenges of the construction and the satisfaction of the finished product.

Rose is inviting everyone in Osage County to consider her anytime a special occasion calls for a cake. She will be featuring some of her cake creations at the Bridal Crawl on June 22. For anyone needing a special cake, contact Rose at 785-215-4200 or email [email protected].


The Bridal Crawl will be held 12-6 p.m. June 22. For more information, tickets, or vendor space, email [email protected] or visit www.thebridalcrawl.com.

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