Thursday night, Bakery Gingham, Big Rock Little Rooster, Bliss, C Studios, Collier West, On Paper and Rose Bredl - all members of the recently formed Short North Wedding Collective - are inviting brides-to-be, friends and family to a celebration of love.

Thursday night, Bakery Gingham,Big Rock Little Rooster, Bliss,C Studios,Collier West,On Paper andRose Bredl - all members of the recently formed Short North Wedding Collective - are inviting brides-to-be, friends and family to a celebration of love. The Short North Wedding Walk offers the chance to get familiar with the bevy of bridal shops and services in the neighborhood, "a destination for today's discerning bride," according to On Paper owner Joan Schnee. Participants are invited to stroll between shops before finishing at Bakery Gingham's new Victorian Gate location for mini-cupcakes and a champagne toast. More wedding-themed events are planned in the future, and they're not just for the brides, said Suzi West of Collier West. "Matrimony and commitment need not be only a 'girly' thing," she said.