In the Fall of 2011, Stephanie Blackwood took on the new management role and ownership of The Ultimate Bridal Show from her father, Jeff Blackwood, and created her own company in 2012 known as Blackwood & Associates. With over 15 years in working with The Ultimate Bridal Show, this role came with ease and enthusiasm for infusing new ideas for this event combined with the strong foundation of professionalism and elegance that The Ultimate Bridal Show was already built upon. In 2015, Blackwood & Associates celebrated The Ultimate Bridal Show’s 25th year in operation.
Blackwood Events incorporated in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 2016. They continue to produce The Ultimate Bridal Show bi-annually at The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland which has been established as Newfoundland’s longest-running wedding event, and the province’s leading wedding industry event, bringing the province’s brides-to-be to nearly 100 wedding exhibitors.
Today, with nearly 10 years in direct trade show production experience and a thorough understanding of the complexities involved in trade show planning, development and implementation, Blackwood Events Inc. produces The Ultimate Bridal Show twice each year, and this year has created a brand new expo event - #INSPIRE, an Education & Student Life Expo. This event is a union of two passions for Stephanie; education (as a teacher for 18 years with the NLESD) and event production. It is the first of it’s kind for Newfoundland and will bring together Educators, Parents and Students of all ages and in all stages of their educational journey, to learn about the resources, activities, products and services that are available.
Blackwood Events Inc. prides itself on being fully dedicated to every project and a reputation for producing successful, professional, well-organized events, with a passion for supporting local businesses.