We are so incredibly grateful to the amazing sponsors that are making House of Maya Presents Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase possible. We wanted to give a special highlight and thank you to these fantastic vendors – be sure to check out their websites, learn more about their businesses, and of course, register here to come on January 15th and meet them in person at their booths at Uniquely Yours!
Maya has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years, with her career in the bridal industry beginning with Vera Wang, at her flagship store in New York City.
In 2003, Maya moved to Hampton Roads and purchased Tiffany’s Bridal in Norfolk in October 2004. After a few years making it her own she changed the name to Maya Couture in 2007.
In January 2014, her 10th year of business, she expanded the company with the opening of a second location in Suffolk, Virginia, called Maya Couture on Main. She expanded Maya Couture on Main in 2015 to offer prom and social occasion wear. In February 2015, Maya acquired Virginia Beach bridal salons Pure English Couture Bridal and Silk Social Occasion Studio. She also bought a licensed location of The Bridal Dish®, a wedding planning company for couples. The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya provides complimentary, wedding day management, partial, and full service event planning services as well as an in-house and on-line wedding directory and resource. She acquired a fifth bridal salon, Privee Bride of Ghent in July 2015.
With a commitment to her employees, her clients, and her community, coupled with her passion for the wedding industry, Maya has changed the way bridal salons operate in Hampton Roads, by providing the very best in service and products.
Known for her spirit of community, Maya supports organizations such as Brides Across America, Fairy Godmothers of Virginia, the YWCA South Hampton Roads, Susan G. Komen, and her newly launched “Maya Loves” fundraising campaign. She sits on the board of directors for Retail Alliance and YWCA South Hampton Roads.
In 2015 Maya won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from ACHI Magazine and was recognized as one of Inside Business’s Top 15 Women in Business. Maya and her company were profiled as the Retail Standout in the industry publication, VOWS Magazine, 2015 market issue. She was the “Entrepreneur of the week” on two episodes of the TV show “Hampton Roads Business Weekly”, and was coined “Queen of the Brides” feature in the Summer 2016 issue of Distinction Magazine. She launched her first wedding and lifestyle event, MayaPalooza in March 2016. In July 2016 she acquired Virginia’s largest bridal show, Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase, which takes place every January in Norfolk, VA.
Maya is a motivational and public speaker, business consultant, Editor of a magazine, “House of Maya Presents the Wedding Planner of Hampton Roads, and wedding expert. She lives in Norfolk with her husband Bobby and their three beautiful children, Rylee, RJ, and Sophia.
“For all of your event needs, Big Top Entertainment is here to turn them into reality. Our limitless creativity and top-of-the-line staff will turn your event into the party of the year or the wedding of the century. Whether you need event rentals or corporate meeting planning, if you can dream it, we can make it happen! Big Top Entertainment is located in Newport News, VA and our service area extends across the country.”
“Today, with $500-million in asset value and $170-million in annual revenue, Gold Key | PHR boasts over 1,300 keys under the Ramada, Hilton and Marriott flags, multiple award-winning restaurants and is the state’s largest hospitality employer. The vacation ownership side of the company, Gold Key Resorts, which included five timeshare resorts at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and one resort in Kitty Hawk, NC, was sold to Diamond Resorts International, Inc. in 2015.
The company has exponentially grown to develop, own and manage hotels, including Virginia’s first Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, commercial real estate and luxury residential projects in the mid-Atlantic. In 2011, Gold Key | PHR launched a large mixed use development at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront that houses office space, an apartment complex and retail shops.
Gold Key | PHR now dominates every aspect of the Virginia Beach resort area’s hospitality industry: employing the largest workforce in Virginia Beach, investing the most development dollars, and owning and operating some of the most successful restaurants in Virginia.”
Make your upcoming wedding a work of art. With experience, expertise, and a love for what we do, our goal at Stage Right Lighting is to make your upcoming wedding a brilliant success.
With over 30 years experience in the professional lighting industry, Stage Right Lighting will use our unparalleled knowledge to make your special day a dream come true, from the design stage to your last guests’ departure. Whether your tastes are simple or extravagant, our professional and courteous staff will expertly create the mood and ambiance you have selected for your special day and discreetly manage every detail.
Wedding lighting is the essential ingredient for a perfect wedding reception. Our lighting professionals will make sure your beautiful flowers catch everyone’s eye. Your cake will be a sensation under the glow of our spotlights Your dance floor can change from a romantic fantasy land to the latest dazzling nightclub. Your guests can feel they are dining beneath-the-sea or under-the-stars with our special effect lighting. Everyone’s wedding should be unique and Stage Right Lighting will make your event distinctive and unforgettable.
The City of Norfolk’s SevenVenues serves to link Norfolk’s residents, visitors and tourists to Norfolk’s rich cultural arts and entertainment community. Besides providing entertainment services, the City of Norfolk’s Department of Cultural Facilities, Arts and Entertainment is also responsible for the maintenance, repair, management and operation of the City’s seven public assembly facilities which include: Scope Arena, Prism Theatre at Scope, Chrysler Hall, Attucks Theatre, Wells Theatre, the Harrison Opera House and Harbor Park.
We are dedicated to helping you share your big day with the world. Whether you have a wedding, charity function, or other event, we will make sure that people can participate in your event, from anywhere.
Our patented technology allows you to share your event live with the world. One of the coolest features of our system is that users can control our cameras using their computer or mobile device. Your guests get engaged by directly controlling the camera. You also get the full HD recorded footage after the event is over to remember it.
The ViewItDoIt team has years of experience in streaming live, interactive video from locations around the world. Our events have been seen by thousands of users. Feel free to check out many of the highlight reels that we have compiled on this site from our previous events.
We have also worked with and partnered with many of the top vendors and venues in the area and around the world.
We primarily service the Hampton Roads, VA market. However, we also travel to other areas to bring your event to the world. We plan to launch in most major markets very soon.
When you are ready to take your event to the next level, contact us.