Bridal Expo preps brides for big day

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) ---- No chill in the air can stop wedding season from rolling on for hundreds of blushing brides and their families who attended today's bridal expo at Franchesco's in Rockford.

The ninth annual event brought together vendors from all over the Stateline to the restaurant, ranging from makeup artists to dresses and DJ's and everything in between.

While marrying her high school sweetheart is a dream come true, one bride says having the chance to see everything in one place is helpful in planning for their special day.

"It's been pretty awesome to meet vendors about my wedding, since I don't really know where to go next on my wedding. So, it's really cool to see what's around here and what I need to look for next for my wedding," said bride Julia Furchtsam.

Franchesco's owner Benny Salamone says he and his family love hosting this yearly event, which he says celebrates the excitement of wedding season.