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Bridal show helping turn deferred dreams into renewed reality

Bridal Show

Bryan Owens of Nostalgia Media takes photos of bridal gown models Sunday during the 2021 Summer Bridal Show at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston.

Wedding bells are ringing again after a year of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A bridal show Sunday afternoon at Longleaf Botanical Gardens created an effective presentation of the wedding industry’s return to work, or at least work without restrictions. Karla Eden, co-creator of show host Wedding Belles magazine, said couples continued to get married during the pandemic but made some concessions to become betrothed, including smaller ceremonies and receptions.