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Letting Your Wedding Photographer See the REAL You! Meet Lizabeth Greer; Photographer and Artist, this Sunday!

If you want great photos you need to get comfortable and be your authentic self in front of the camera. That takes finding a photographer that you feel very confident being yourself in front of! Well let us introduce you to Lizabeth Greer of LzG Photography at this Sunday’s Wedding Party EXPO at Green Acre Campus Pointe and see why you’re going to let this kind and talented photography artist into your life to capture the real you in your engagement and wedding photos!! Just check out her work and you’ll see that people really do let this girl in to see a little glimpse of their love and their soul! See you this Sunday! Get your advance tickets here and save.

The Social Flower Brings All Your Floral Dreams to Life at the September 22 Wedding Party EXPO!

We can’t wait for you to meet Robyn of The Social Flower at the September 22 Wedding Party EXPO at Green Acre Campus Pointe!! This amazing, experienced, talented and big hearted, floral artist can make anything happen for your wedding decor and will be pulling out all the stops to show you her talent and love for all things wedding flowers at the show!! You can see her work on the Ceremony Lawn, in the Organic Garden (our favorite secret ceremony spot), and in her Treehouse Lounge display area right next to the bar!

Get your tickets in advance and save half and we will see you there!

July 14 We Get this Party [Wedding Party EXPO that is!] Started with VOX DJs!

A real DJ knows how to create energy and environment that fits your event venue, day, date, time of day, group, guests, style and so many more criteria! That’s why we are super excited to be working with VOX DJ’s to create the perfect environment for the Bayview Terrace and the two Fashion Shows at the July 14, 2019 Wedding Party EXPO at the gorgeous InterContinental San Diego! Make sure you stop by and meet this friendly and professional team and hang out for a while on the Bayview Terrace overlooking the cruise ships and the Star of India and the beautiful San Diego Bay… all while you savor some delicious apps by Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, sip a cocktail from the bar, and remember why you’re getting married in San Diego in the first place!! See you on the Terrace!

Desserts, desserts, desserts! Come get your sweet tooth with SD Candy Buffets at the July 14 Wedding Party EXPO!

Make sure you make your way over to San Diego Candy Buffet at the July 14 show at the InterContinental! This amazing full service desserts expert brings it all for you to taste! From their namesake color coordinated wedding candy buffets to a huge range of delicious desserts like s’mores, donuts, cake, cupcakes, ice cream, cookies, gourmet pretzels and more … come taste a variety of sweets from this candy company that is so much s’more! Get your advance tickets now and save.

Meet Allison Davis, Photographer & Artist at the July 14 Wedding Party EXPO at the InterContinental San Diego

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Make sure you stop and meet the lovely Allison Davis - artist and wedding photographer at the July 14 show! Says Allison, “I am a wedding photographer who is passionate about marriage. I believe in love that lasts a lifetime. My joy is found in doing what I was created to do: photographing a couple's wedding day artistically and candidly to capture their real love for one another. I want to celebrate with you in your commitment to each other and photograph moments that will leave an impression on your heart. From your romantic engagement portrait session to your glamorous bridal portrait session, I will set you at ease in front of the camera and capture your real love and true beauty. I offer a variety of collections. Trust me to give you a wonderful experience with your wedding photography.” See more of Allison’s work online and see you at the show!



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.

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!!!

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!

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!

Find your dream venue at the Wedding Party EXPO next Sunday April 23, 2017

Did you know The Wedding Party EXPO has amazing wedding ceremony and reception venues at the show to help you find your dream venue?! At the April 23rd show be sure to meet the nice folks from Vineyard Hacienda an amazing authentic 1930's Spanish style house on 9 acres of land just a few minutes east of San Diego. This dreamy destination [with everything you need right on property!] just might be the place you've been looking for to say 'I do'! See you at the show! 

The grand Vineyard Hacienda-style residence at Vineyard Hacienda wedding ceremony and reception venue was carefully constructed in the 1930s in true old-style Spanish tradition; adobe, red Spanish tile, and authentic hardwoods add an element of history and tradition. Vineyard Hacienda offers an extensive variety of locations, both indoor and outdoor, to meet the needs of even the most discriminating guest, and is above all fabulous secluded, private, secure, and peaceful gated property in a unique and beautiful event setting.

Meet bridal gown designer Jana Ann Couture and see her dramatically beautiful dresses at the February 19, 2017 show!

Now you can meet bridal gown designer Jana of Jana Ann Couture (you may recognize the name from TLC's "Curvy Bride" television show)  in person and see her bold and beautiful dresses right at the February 19, 2017 wedding party show!

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Jana was born in Turkey and as a young girl the only thing she found herself drawing were wedding gowns and fancy dresses. She believes that every lady possesses an inner princess that rises to the surface when she is wearing the perfect dress. Says Jana "Our inner princess gives us the feelings of flawless joy, sheer bliss, and an unfiltered ability to dream." 

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Meet Jana Ann in person in our Designer Row at the February 19, 2017 show at the US Grant Hotel!

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Not all bridal gown salons are created alike! Bridals by Susanti to showcase gorgeous gowns at the October 16 show!

It's true not all bridal gown salons are created equal! Bridals by Susanti has been around a long time helping decades of brides with one of their most important life purchases. And with expert seamstress Hannah Thio at the helm brides are assured of a perfect fit every time! Be sure to meet this fitting and style expert at the October 16 show at The Horton Grand Hotel in the Gaslamp and see the truly stunning lineup of gowns she will present on the runway. All the latest trends will be coming down the runway from embellished and beaded gowns, to ruffled and 'architectural' modern styles, feminine tulle skirts, beautiful blush and nude and rich ivory gowns and much more. Bridals by Susanti carries some of the most popular bridal gown collections by Maggie Sottero, Allure, Casablanca , DaVinci, Impression, and Madeline Gardener by Mori Lee....check out this Morilee gown that offers both beading and big modern ruffles... Be prepared to swoon October 16, 2016! Get your tickets now! 

A gorgeous outdoor venue with barns, horses and views right in San Diego's backyard

Set deep in a beautiful canyon, The Ranch at Bandy Canyon is a Southern California wedding venue adorned with beautiful rustic lodge, a charming terrace and wedding ceremony site perfect for ceremonies, receptions, and any special events, plus cabins, a dramatic pool for lounging and entertaining and an authentic 1930’s adobe lodge with two kitchens, antique stoves, and multiple fireplaces. And you will just love the on site cottages too for an intimate getaway! Meet the awesome people who run this very special venue at the October 16, 2016 Wedding Party show! 

We are super excited for the October 16, 2016 Wedding Party EXPO at the Horton Grand Hotel in the Gaslamp

Did you know the Horton Grand Hotel - hosts for our October 16, 2016 Wedding Party EXPO - is an actual Victorian era venue that was two properties that were combined into one charming venue? With its magical tree-lined and twinkled-lighted brick courtyard, lovely ballroom and event spaces and uber hip outdoor Copley Alley this venue is the perfect spot for our Fall show! Meet a great selection of the top wedding companies in San Diego like Bella Beverage Catering with their signature cocktails, wedding experts like Bob Hoffman Photography & Video,  Kirstin Burrows Photography, Artistic Productions, sd photo studio, San Diego DJ Entertainment, Esmeralda Luxury Paper Flowers and over 50 more all while you have a wedding food, fun and fashion filled day. See you at the show! Save on advance tickets here.

Save the Date for the October 16, 2016 Show our 40th show in San Diego!

We are so excited for our 40th amazing show to help San Diego area Brides and Grooms plan a special wedding! Save the date October 16, 2016 and meet us at the charming, Victorian era Horton Grand Hotel right in the heart of the Gaslamp! Come enjoy gorgeous wedding ideas, top wedding pros, fashion shows, tasting, sweets, drinks and more all in one fabulous afternoon. 

Taste delicious wedding cake by Cute Cakes this Sunday at the show

"Life is sweet, celebrate tastefully"  that's Cute Cakes motto and this Sunday at the Wedding Party Bridal Show at the NTC Venues at Liberty Station you'll see (and taste) why!  Gorgeous and delicious wedding cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and all kinds of desserts will wow your guests on your big day when you have Cute Cakes taking care of your wedding desserts!

Delicious cupcakes accent your wedding in on trend colors by Cute Cakes

Delicious cupcakes accent your wedding in on trend colors by Cute Cakes

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At Cute Cakes, they understand that choosing a baker for your wedding cake is one of the most important decisions you will make during your planning process. They want you to be confident that you have made the right decision for your centerpiece dessert, and know that once you have tasted their incredible flavors and experienced their high level of customer service, you will feel more relaxed for the big day!

Cute Cakes has become well known all over Southern California for their excellence in the designer wedding cake market.