Gingerbread House Contest

Voting is open for Jacksonville Main Street’s 2021 Gingerbread House Contest, hosted again this year by the Journal-Courier. There are two categories — teens and adults and 12 and under — and will be three winners in each category. You can vote up to once an hour through 1 p.m. Dec. 10. Vote for yourRead More

SANTA STROLL-12 Days of Loving Local!

It’s that time of year again! Small Business Saturday is November 27, and we are joining forces with Jacksonville Main Street for this great holiday event. Stop by one of 4 locations (Jacksonville Main Street, Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Visitors Bureau and County Market) to purchase a Santa Hat filled with coupons fromRead More

The 33rd Annual Bridal Extravaganza

Join us for the 33rd Annual Bridal Extravaganza virtually at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. Start your planning now to ensure the best for your special day from all your favorite and local vendors! Pre-registration begins NOW & you may enter to win the Early Bird Bridal Package, which includes free photo booth printsRead More

The Elegant Bridal Expo 2021

Spend your Saturday with us at The Elegant Bridal EXPO, located at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL! The EXPO will be held Saturday, March 20th from 12pm to 4pm. This event will feature over 50 wedding vendors, swag bags, and door prizes! There will be 2 ticket options, which can be viewed/purchased by clickingRead More

2021 Bridal EXPO

In this time of uncertainty…LET’S DO LOVE!  Join us for the 2021 Bridal Expo at McClelland Dining Hall.  Swag bags will be given away filled with many savings coupons and goodies!  Contact WJIL/WJVO Radio to make your appointment.

Wedding Swag Bag Giveaway!

Did you have to postpone or change your wedding plans due to COVID-19? Or are you just starting to plan your wedding? The Elegant Bridal Expo has you covered! We are giving away a FREE Swag Bag to all couples in the Central IL Area. And it’s all free! We may not be able toRead More


I cannot say enough great things about Girls in White Satin. I purchased my dress from them in February for my wedding on 11/16. From my first visit to my dress fittings to the many phone calls checking in on balances, shipping, etc. they were absolutely amazing to work with. I felt right at homeRead More


Thank you so much Melinda & Terryl for all your help!!! You made dress shopping the best experience!


Our wedding turned out perfect! I felt like a princess in my dress. You all Are amazing! Thank you for helping me make the perfect choice!!