Angela and Michael Koska have been producing wedding shows for nearly 20 years. BrideCityShows.com, a production of Koska Productions, LLC, began as an offspring of Michael & Angela’s photography business, Michael Koska Photography. Having exhibited in dozens of shows themselves, the Koskas have a unique perspective into the wedding show industry and know first-hand what it is like to be an exhibitor.
With Michael at the helm as the visionary and deal-maker and Angela behind the scenes managing the details and marketing, the couple has succeeded in growing into one of the premiere bridal show producers in South Carolina. Their vision is to serve as a matchmaker between engaged couples and wedding professionals.
Michael and Angela are members of Wedding Show Pros, a professional association for wedding show producers.
Angela, an Orangeburg native, is a small town southern girl at heart. Even as a child, she loved organizing things, making lists, and managing things in a methodical manner. Although she had aspirations of being an architect (which meant attending Clemson University), Columbia College was calling her name as the place she belonged after high school, and she graduated in 1993 with a degree in English – Communication Arts. And, she did it in just 3 years…she’s a bit of an overachiever. During her college days, she met Michael and they married shortly after her college graduation.
By 1996 Michael was photographing weddings and the business was starting to take off. Angela joined the business in 1997 and by 2000, the company was branching out into the wedding show business.
Together Michael and Angela began building BrideCityShows into the successful enterprise that it is today. For 20 years the couple has worked side by side, day in and day out, moving toward reaching their objectives and goals together. Not many married couples are given the privilege of spending so much time with their spouse, and they feel that it has been a wonderful blessing for their marriage, their business, and their lifestyle. Together, with their daughter Caroline, they continue to build upon the foundation of their family business.
Michael is a Wilmington, NC native and moved 27 times during his childhood and young adulthood. He grew up in family businesses and learned first-hand about hard work, dedication, passion, leadership, and reaching your goals. After graduating from Wofford College with a degree in Business Finance and Economics, he started on a career track that had him constantly on the move. He landed in Columbia in 1989 where he met future wife and business partner, Angela. The couple tied the knot in 1993 and the adventures began. Two homes, two office buildings, and two businesses later, the couple welcomed daughter Caroline to the family. At 12 years old, Caroline is already running her first business, Caroline’s Customs and plays an integral role in show preparation and working at the shows.
Michael is a dreamer, a visionary, and an out-of- the-box thinker. Once he has an idea in his head, he will get to work making it happen. His unwavering dedication to make things happen is what allowed him to take on the challenge of building a company from the ground up.
In addition to leading Koska Productions, LLC, Michael is the founder of the Columbia Bridal Association which he started in 1996 with just a handful of local wedding companies in a small conference room at Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden.
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