Diversity and Beauty on the Runway - We LOVE our Fashion Show Models!

We love our Fashion Shows! We’ve produced over 50 runway shows and every time we are so grateful to show real brides what authentic beauty and diversity is on our catwalk. Thanks to all for the April 28 Fashion Show at the 50th Wedding party EXPO! Shout out to Brides of San Diego for the gorgeous bridal gowns, and to Detour Salon for the hair and makeup on our models, Levant Lane Florals for that stunning floral installation and arch, and to Coasterra for those views!!! But especially to our models; Terra, Keji, Tatiana, Sophie, Silvia and Clarissa, for being their very own visions of beauty and style and for inspiring our brides to celebrate their own kind of beautiful!

It's Always a Delicious Day at The French Gourmet! Find out why at the April 28 Wedding Party EXPO!

April 28 be sure to get to The French Gourmet’s exhibit space on The Float and taste all their yummy cake options for yourself and find out exactly why they say “It’s always a delicious day at The French Gourmet!” Get your advance tickets [which include allll the delicious tastings at the show!] now and save!

photo by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

photo by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

All Hail the Chef-Centered, Food-Loving, Wedding Caterer! Limelight Event Services Bring on the Delicacies!

Oh the culinary creativity of the Chef-centered, foodie-loving, caterer for weddings!! Don’t ever forget that two families breaking bread together is the core of the wedding celebration, and has been for thousands of years, ever since the first couple said “I Do! Now hand me a fork!”.
Limelight Event Services is the epitome of the food-centered, artisan caterer that weddings [namely yours!] deserve and desperately need! You’ll find no ‘wedding mystery chicken’ lurking in a buffet pan with these fantastic food fanatics! Check out these tasty items that will have you and your guests sighing with delight all through your wedding feast! And better yet meet these passionate people and taste their delicious wares at the April 28 Wedding Party EXPO! Scroll down to read more on their star studded resume and accomplishments… and try not to drool on your device.

SEARED HALIBUT & VANILLA BEAN BEURRE BLANC    Served with fresh linguine cooked al dente, tossed with roasted pattypan squash. Garnished with squid ink and fennel pollen.

SEARED HALIBUT & VANILLA BEAN BEURRE BLANC

Served with fresh linguine cooked al dente, tossed with roasted pattypan squash. Garnished with squid ink and fennel pollen.

MAC’N KIM-CHEESE    east and west collide, good food, punny names aside, this is a haiku Korean Barbecue Pork Belly, Cheddar-Gruyere Sauce, Cavatappi Pasta, Kimchi Purée

MAC’N KIM-CHEESE

east and west collide, good food, punny names aside, this is a haiku Korean Barbecue Pork Belly, Cheddar-Gruyere Sauce, Cavatappi Pasta, Kimchi Purée

AHI POKE    Yellowtail tuna marinated with mango. Fried Sage, Crispy Sweet Potato

AHI POKE

Yellowtail tuna marinated with mango. Fried Sage, Crispy Sweet Potato

LATE NIGHT CHICKEN ‘N WAFFLES    Surprise your guests and create a perfect ending to a perfect night. Fried Chicken, Belgian Waffle, Sriracha Sauce

LATE NIGHT CHICKEN ‘N WAFFLES

Surprise your guests and create a perfect ending to a perfect night. Fried Chicken, Belgian Waffle, Sriracha Sauce

HERB-CRUSTED, USDA PRIME STANDING RIB ROAST, BAGUETTE POINT, IMPORTED OLIVE OIL    Baby Yukon potatoes simmered in duck-fat, french green beans sautéed with papitas and sweet onion. Balanced with charred cherry tomatoes and a vibrant oregano pesto.

HERB-CRUSTED, USDA PRIME STANDING RIB ROAST, BAGUETTE POINT, IMPORTED OLIVE OIL

Baby Yukon potatoes simmered in duck-fat, french green beans sautéed with papitas and sweet onion. Balanced with charred cherry tomatoes and a vibrant oregano pesto.

APPLE & BRIE TARTLET    Fresh apples sautéed with brown butter, paired with creamy brie and a spiced rum caramel sauce. An intriguing, sweet element to compliment an appetite-whetting cocktail hour array.

APPLE & BRIE TARTLET

Fresh apples sautéed with brown butter, paired with creamy brie and a spiced rum caramel sauce. An intriguing, sweet element to compliment an appetite-whetting cocktail hour array.

Having previously limited itself to just five of the top California venues over the last six years, Limelight Event Services took liberty as exclusive caterer to perfect its non-traditional approach, and now offers avant-garde menu alternatives as deliverance from common catering options throughout Southern California. 

Our accomplished chefs are versatile and masterful, with experience in a wide range of styles, meaning no cuisine is off-limits. And since we only commit to one event per weekend per chef, we avoid over-booking or having to outsource, guaranteeing our clients that the most important day for their family will be executed by our family.

Executive Chef Jesse Brockman brings his experience as winner of The Great Food Truck Race, Season 2 on the Food Network. There, he and his fellow Lime Truck teammates produced unique daily menus with no direction other than what was in season and personally inspiring, to create a catering approach that is constantly adapting. Always raising the standard of wedding fare, Jesse and his chefs seek to invent a meal as unforgettable as the event itself.

You Gotta Eat....Learn All About Farm Fresh to You Organic Food Delivery as You Plan Your Wedding

We know you are deep into wedding panning, but you still gotta eat! And you should eat well [especially if you’re stressed from all those decisions]! Organic and delivered right to your home, Farm Fresh to You is an amazing healthy option to keep gorgeous farm fresh food on your plate and in your belly. And now they have one of our favorites; Cypress Grove cheeses! These delicious, fresh goat cheeses range in taste from fresh cream and citrus, to lavender and wild fennel pollen, with unexpected and delightful flavors running the gamut in between. Look for their fun, song themed [Purple Haze goat cheese anyone?] treats when you open your next Farm Fresh to You box!! Meet Farm Fresh to You’s friendly representative Jamie at the April 28 Wedding Party EXPO! Cheese please!

Hair and Makeup on the Runway by the Beauty Experts at Detour Salon!

The Wedding Party EXPO is famous for our gorgeous, on-trend Fashion Shows featuring the latest in amazing bridal fashions! And of course no runway show is complete without gorgeous, wedding-perfect, hair and makeup, like the stylings by the team at Detour Salon! Don’t miss the April 28, 2019 Wedding Party EXPO at Coasterra [Fashion Show @3:00 on The Float] featuring the work of Detour Salon’s talented team of wedding experts! Get your advance tickets here and save.

Save the Date! The Wedding Party EXPO celebrates its 50th show April 28, 2019 at Coasterra!!

San Diego's coolest wedding expo with all the vendors, fashion, food, and ideas to have you planning in style! The April 28, 2019 Wedding Party EXPO [our 50th show!!] will be at the beautiful, and chic Coasterra Event Space + Float + Restaurant. We are so excited to celebrate our 50th show in San Diego! Don’t miss it!

You will love The Wedding Party EXPO! Engaged couples and guests come enjoy a special day like no other to plan your wedding! Come enjoy this special show in a beautiful, setting and enjoy 4 exhibitor display exhibiting areas, fashion shows, tons of top wedding experts, musical entertainment and more.

SAVE on ADVANCE TICKETS HERE.

The Wedding Party is San Diego's sophisticated wedding planning day for all couples with cocktails, fashion, wedding experts and 15,000 square feet of wedding inspiration. See you there!!!

Experience Virtual Reality in the Grooms Lounge at the February 3 Wedding Party EXPO!

Virtual reality at a wedding show or wedding? All we can say is ready Player 1! Deploy VR are the experts in this exciting new technology that brings the magical world of Virtual Reality to your special event to wow your guests! Come meet the Deploy VR team and experience VR right at the February 3rd Wedding Party EXPO!

Deploy VR ‘s events managers work closely with your event coordinator to amp up your event by harnessing the power of virtual reality. Focusing exclusively on events, Deploy VR uses their extensive experience in events production and technology to make sure your guests have the time of their life! On top of providing the latest VR technology, they rec­ognize that the key lies in providing a memorable event experi­ence that your guests won’t soon forget with a unique Virtual Reality experience. And the best part is you don’t need to learn code or travel to a different dimension- they handle it all - planning, setup, implementation, and breakdown, all taken care of by their pro deployment team, so you and your guests can focus on having an epic time on your big day… in all realities!

Don't worry boys with our fun Pre Game Groom's Lounge we've got you covered at the February 3rd Wedding Party EXPO!

Calling all Grooms! Don’t worry boys we’ve got you covered at the show Sunday, February 3 - we created a special morning show [10AM to 2PM] with an awesome Groom’s Lounge just for your pre-game fix! With pregame coverage on TV, a bar, men’s fashion experts from Friar Tux, and some super cool event happenings that the boys will love (more details to follow)! And we get you home in plenty of time for the big game! Bring your wedding planning A-game and we’ll see you at the show! Get your discounted tickets in advance here and save! 

photo by Aiya Photography who will be exhibiting at show

Brides of San Diego brings you soooo many gorgeous gowns February 3, 2019 at The Wedding Party EXPO!

Oh we can’t wait for the Fashion Show February 3, 2019 at The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort!! The incredible Brides of San Diego will be showcasing soooo many gorgeous gowns and lots and lots of new styles that will have you ooohing and ahhhing along with us! Enjoy a few pics from our last Fashion Show with Brides of San Diego! See you there! Get your advance tickets now and save!

Let's Here it for the Boys! You're going to adore the Men's Fashions by Friar Tux February 3, 2019!

Friar Tux knows their way around men’s fashions! You’re going to love not only the great looks on the runway but also meeting this friendly team of fashion experts right at the February 3, 2019 Wedding Party EXPO at The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines resort! Get advance tickets here and save - also follow the Facebook Event Page for updates and more! Check out these gorgeous men’s looks by Friar Tux and we will see you at the show!

Thank you for a great show! The July 29, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO at Venues Liberty Station

Thank you to everyone who made the July 29, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO [our 47th!!] show at Venues Liberty Station so special!  We are proud to have our 47th show in the books! Find all Exhibitors on the Show Program. Thanks to our major event Sponsors too Bright Event Rentals, Fuller AV, CAL STATE site services, and Farm Tables & More!! 

And what a lovely Fashion Show! 

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And thank you to Adam Parth of Silver Gecko Photography for photographing the show for us!! 

This Friday on CBS in the Morning Catch the Latest Trends in Weddings on Our Live Segment!

Tune in this Friday morning at 7:45 AM to CBS Channel 8 San Diego when some of our favorite wedding people [all of whom will be at this Sunday's show at The Centre Escondido of course!] talk trends and must-haves for your wedding!  With Cristin of Platinum Event Rentals, Simone of Sicilian Breeze Gelato, Jason of Pacific Coast PhotoBus and gorgeous models in beautiful gowns from Posh Brides!  You definitely won't want to miss it! 

Platinum Event Rentals Offers Awesome Ideas and Product for Your Wedding Rentals

Looking for a great source for all the tables, linens, chairs, dishes, tenting, cooking gear, aisles and more? Friendly locals Platinum Event Rentals is your local source for wedding and special event rentals! For example... check out this AMAZING wood plank aisle walkway- now since you may have never walked down the aisle at the beach you don't even know how truly great this is - no heels sinking into the sand, no freezing sand on bare feet, or super dirty feet, no destroyed bridal gown hem, no awkward angles, or bridesmaids tilting in images! This is a fantastic addition to any outdoor wedding most especially a beach wedding! LOVE!!! And tis is just one little thing out of all the amazing items that Platinum rents! Be sure to meet lovely owner Cristin at this Sunday's show at The Centre Escondido! Get your advance tickets by Saturday night and save! 

Serve the Tea and Pass the Finger Sandwiches!! It's The Wedding Party EXPO's Royal Wedding Ad Campaign on NBC!

Watch for our TV ads promoting the May 20 Wedding Party EXPO during Meghan and Harry's Royal Wedding this weekend and during the lead up coverage on Ellen!! NBC will have great Royal Wedding coverage and lead up specials with their own special "exclusive vantage point" overlooking Windsor Castle!! We don't know about you but we're busy brewing tea and making little finger sandwiches [and champagne cocktails!!] to enjoy this fantastic and truly exciting spectacle of pomp and circumstance and pageantry! Thanks NBC for all you do for a small locally owned business like The Wedding Party EXPO! Cheerio!!! Get your Royal Wedding Meghan & Harry swag now!  See you this Sunday at the Wedding Party EXPO at The Centre Escondido!

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If Meghan and Harry's wedding has given you Anglo fever come meet San Diego's very own transplanted Brit, Elite British DJ at this Sunday's show! DJ Mick Scrivener adds that certain extra something to any wedding with his posh British accent and real dance floor tunes know how!  

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Come see the Latest Bridal Beauty Trends on the Runway at the May 20, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO!

Of course you know you will see the most amazing bridal fashion on our runway but you also get to see the latest in bridal beauty trends with our models showing hair and makeup styling by the incredible Bella D'Ora Salon and Spa at the May 20 show at The Centre Escondido! Check out some outdoor wedding inspo from the beauty experts at Bella D'Ora and meet this team right at the show and get your own inspo updo on! Get your advance tickets now and save! 

wild and pretty come together for a fabulous outdoor wedding look!

sleek and bold works outside too! 

Designer Jana Ann on the Runway this Sunday at The 45th Wedding Party EXPO

Come and visit Jana Ann at this Sunday's Wedding Party EXPO at The US GRANT HOTEL as she makes an appearance in Designer Row in the Presidential Foyer then shows off her latest collection right in the Lobby at 2:00 PM on February 25!

Jana Ann is an internationally influential and leading couture designer with an engineering background.

She created Jana Ann Couture to fulfill her lifelong passion for fashion design and has since become one of the fastest growing company in the industry. Jana Ann Couture has over 40 authorized retailers nationwide and her designs are sold internationally in Dubai, Lebanon, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Canada.

Jana Ann Couture bespoke designs showcase a high level of artistry, passion and attention to detail that comes together in creating bridal (bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride) and evening wear.

Additionally, we have been featured on TLC’s Curvy brides with Jana Ann Couture special Plus Size Collection. Jana Ann always says “my inspiration for my bridal gowns is to awaken the bride’s innocence and joy. When a bride wears my gown she feels her inner princess [and in return] giving us the feeling of flawless joy, sheer bliss, and an unfiltered ability to dream”.

You can also visit her showroom at San Diego and see her trendsetting, high fashion, and exclusive wedding  and evening dress collection featured every year at New York Fashion Week!

Check out All the Beauty Next Sunday February 25 on the Runways!

This Sunday's Wedding Party EXPO boasts a few amazing Fashion Shows including a VIP show and a Designer exclusive show in the Lobby by Jana Ann Couture. Of course the gowns are to die for, but be sure to check out the hair and makeup in these two shows as done by Groomer Girl - the beauty experts to tons of celebrities and movie stars! Check out Leah and her team's awesome work as seen on, well a lot of famous [and gorgeous] people! And meet this talented lady this Sunday February 25 in Designer Row at The US GRANT HOTEL. See you there! 

Groomer Girl Beauty wants you to be a bridal star, and walk the aisle with style and grace and empower your bridal process through mind, body and beauty! 

Celebrity style hair and make-up brought to you, the day of your wedding. Bring your inner essence outward so you can shine brightly and radiate your best face on your Big Day! Don’t hesitate to book Groomer Girl and her team today!