When Brittney Carter initially invited me to cover the Fit For A Bride Bridal Brunch, I was a tad bit hesitant to agree.. for the mere fact that I wasn’t a bride or a bride to be in the near future. Brittney Carter, is a PR specialist and business owner, who also happens to be Bride-To-Be. She flawlessly executed this event, after less than 2 months of preparation with the assistance of companies such as BCG Events, The Flower Luxe, Doable Events, and many more.
Despite being hesitant, upon arriving however, I was immediately greeted with smiles and a beautiful aesthetic that accompanied Stonefish Lounge in Washington, DC.
I have been to Stonefish before, and don’t get me wrong it’s a nice location, but Brittney Carter made this venue unrecognizable and turned it into a fairy tale winter wonder land.
The panel ranged from individuals who had been married for less than 2 years, to over 25 years. These women came with knowledge not only for married individuals but for anyone who is currently in a relationship, or planning to be in one.
Half way through, I began to realize that this is exactly where I needed to be. The real point of dating/courting was for marriage, correct? So, why wouldn’t I want to learn from women who have already arrived at one of my end goals. The women spoke about compromising, how to be a good partner, finances, being equally yoked, red-flags BEFORE marriage, no-phone-zones and so much more!
Through out the #FFABBridalBrunch I kept my friends and supporters updated via Snapchat: “Rarolae” & Instagram: Rarolae & TheRaroLaeBlog. Many of my followers reached out asking why I hadn’t invited them, as if I didn’t repeatedly post the event on my social media platforms! But I guess…like me, they thought it was for brides only :(.
I know next year, I’ll definitely want to be apart of this great event once again, and hope more single women, women in relationships, married women, and even married men attend and learn from this event.