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About Us

The history and staff of The Wedding Fair

Wedding Fair Producer

Russ Free Russ Free has been in the bridal industry for over 40 years starting in 1978 with a Complete Music DJ Service Franchise. Wedding celebrations were always a primary focus. Complete Music also provided services for businesses, colleges and High School schools.

Russ founded Fun Time, Inc. doing business as a Complete Music Disc Jockey Franchise serving brides in Lincoln and eastern Nebraska, Southeastern South Dakota and Eastern Iowa. Complete Music started as a DJ service but evolved into a "multi-operation" service business including videography, photo booth, photography, and up-lighting services.  A companion service included Honeymoons Unlimited - a honeymoon destination and travel agency. Russ was a Certified Sandals Representative and partnered with GoGo Travel to serve brides and other clientele.

Bridal Shows were a key part of marketing for Complete Music.  Complete Music participated in 12-15 bridal shows per year. The Wedding Fair was established in 1982 as a major bridal show with merchants serving brides and grooms in Eastern Nebraska.

Thinking about and planning a wedding is a magical time. The Wedding Fair assists brides and grooms by having bridal merchants who can assist them gathered in one place at the same time.. Russ also is a member, Board Member, and a Co-Director for Bridal Show Producers International (BSPI).  The mission of BSPI is to maintain and enhance the quality of Bridal Shows, for the benefit of exhibitors and the attendees.  BSPI sets the standard for creating events that bring brides and exhibitors together.

BSPI sets the standard for creating events that bring brides and exhibitors together for the creation of a magical and unforgettable moments.

Education is a key to Russ's mission. Developing and training high caliber DJ hosts for events to creating memorable learning events for brides has always been a high priority.

Wedding Fair Host and Master of Ceremonies

Mark Taylor Feit Mark Taylor Feit started in radio when he was just 16, and spent 20 years in that field, most recently co-hosting the Morning Show on KFOR for six years. He has since chosen a new path, one of giving back. From 2012-2015 Mark served as the Regional Director of Development for the Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter, in charge of fundraising, sponsorships, and events in all 93 Nebraska Counties. Now, Mark returns to his Lincoln roots as the Lincoln Director for Community Health Charities. He's married to Bailey, a math teacher at North Star High School. They have two dogs, Lewie and Billy.

Mark has spoken to groups of 2 to 1,000 people. He has emceed countless Galas, wedding fairs, comedy shows, and even DJ'ed weddings and dances for a few years.

Mark was ordained as a minister in 2000, and officiated his first wedding in 2004. He strives to create professional ceremonies for couples that reflect who they are. His greatest compliment is when couples tell him that it was the perfect ceremony.


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