Show Features

Cake Decorating Contest

The 2022 Cake Decorating Contest is being sponsored by Patty Cakes located in Highland, IL! 

How to Enter:
Submit a photo of the engaged couple and their proposal story to before July 13, 2022! All photos will be uploaded to the Gateway Wedding Shows Facebook Page . We will then hold an online based voting contest to select our 3 finalist. Finalists are selected by having the most votes (LIKES), on their photo by July 20, 2022. The 3 finalists will then decorate the cake of the dreams live at the show on July 24, 2022!

More information coming soon....

For more information about booking your wedding cake and dessert needs through Patty Cakes, please visit their booth at the show or view the website -

Fashion Show

The Fashion Show that will take place beginning at 4:00pm live at the show on July 24th, is presented by Bridal Manor located in Waterloo, IL. Bridal Manor is a full service Bridal Salon that was born from the idea that shopping for a Wedding Gown should be a stress free experience. Since 2005, Bridget Prosise (owner), and her helpful staff have been dedicated to providing the utmost in personal attention and friendly service. They take the time to listen carefully to the customer’s wants and needs to provide a truly rewarding, personalized shopping experience. Bridal Manor offers wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, and tuxedo rentals and more!  The Bridal Manor staff invites you to visit their booth at the show or stop by their salon, as you plan for your special day or event.

Visit their website for additional information and to book your appointment -

Admission for the July 24th show will be FREE to any guest wanting to attend the show!

Please print off your registration confirmation and bring it with you to the show.

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