42nd Wedding Party Expo on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Hyatt Mission Bay Resort

Couture Fashion Shows, Live Performances, Ultimate Cake Taste Test Challenge, Bridal Gown Designer Appearances, Wedding Experts Galore

(San Diego) – Style is important to every bride and groom. At the 42nd Wedding Party Expo, engaged couples, brides, grooms and their bridal party will get in-tune with the latest wedding styles and ideas by mingling with wedding experts, stylists, caterers, venues, planners, florists, top photographers, DJ’s, catered food and wedding cake tastings and more on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort, spanning 3 areas and 25,000 square feet overlooking the bay 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This Show will be featured in three beautiful areas that will include:
• Taste cakes and vote for your favorite in the Ultimate Cake Taste Test Challenge contest
• Deluxe Williams Sonoma Registry with the latest in registry and gift ideas.
• Exclusive bridal gown fashion show by Designer Michelle Hebert in the pavilion tent at 3:00 pm with special treatment for show VIP’s.
• Enjoy delicious tastings of appetizers, entrées and desserts at the various catering booths.
• Bella Beverage Catering will sponsor a cocktail lounge area with delicious drinks to taste and demonstrations on “Signature Cocktails to Match your Event”.
• Gentlemen’s Lounge with men’s fashions, grooming and craft beer and mead tasting.
• Enjoy a delicious grand tasting by the Hyatt Regency and Red Marlin Restaurant.
• Get into the Groove at the Republic of Music live performance stage.
• Get your beauty on in the Beauty Lounge with hair, makeup and healthcare pros taking good care of you right at the show.
• Meet over 65 local wedding experts from planners to photographers and DJ’s and videographers and florists and stylists and rental companies and photo booths and more!
• VIP options for couples who want the royal treatment with champagne greeting, front row seating on the fashion show runway and a swag bag of VIP goodies.

A dynamic and fashionable event, The Wedding Party EXPO brings engaged couples, coordinators, and professionals together to one beautiful location for an amazing EXPO experience totally unlike large, impersonal bridal expos. Creative, stylish and fun, each show is held at one of San Diego’s most beautiful wedding locations. This show really allows engaged couples and event planners to enjoy wine tasting, tasty hors d’ouevres, pies and cakes, couture fashion shows, mini-make overs by top beauty salons, wedding design tips by local experts and resources like M Bride Bridal Boutique, Bloomingdales, Williams Sonoma, Stockham Media, Bella Beverage, Tim Otto Photography, Avant Garde Travel, Spitfire Catering & Events, Eccentric International Chefs, Elite British DJ, RSVP Weddings, Designer Kendra Scott, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine, Flour Power Cakery, One Fabulous Event and many more.

This Show will also feature an amazing hand-picked selection of the area’s finest wedding services and products including: top designer gowns, tuxedos, gift registry, fashion accessories, photographers, videographers, honeymoon destinations, musicians, florists, officiants, caterers, coordinators, jewelers, makeup and hair stylists, the absolute finest local ceremony and reception venues and more.

The Wedding Party EXPO is proud to be an every couple friendly show’ welcoming LGBTQ engaged couples since its inception. The show’s behind-the-scenes show production continues its tradition of going green with an online show program, emailing event tickets, offering brides reusable bags and encouraging attendees to carpool or Uber to the show with Uber offers. To register for discounted advance tickets, visit www.SanDiegoWeddingParty.com. Tickets are $20 each at the door but advance tickets are for sale for half price on the website.
All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, fashion shows, design contests and more. Children under 5 are free, 5-12 are half price day-of only.
Upgraded VIP tickets are available for $50 and include reserved VIP front row fashion show seating, fabric swag bag with lots of goodies and gifts value $200 [one swag bag per VIP package for bride only].
About The Wedding Party EXPO:
Founded by Pamela Ann Noxon, a local wedding professional since 1996, SanDiegoWedding.com and The Wedding Party EXPO were created in 1998 as a fresh new resource for helping brides and grooms plan their San Diego wedding event. From her experience in helping behind-the-scenes with more than 500 weddings, Ms. Noxon saw firsthand how vastly different wedding services and products were in terms of their integrity, style and professionalism. SanDiegoWedding.com and The Wedding Party EXPO introduce couples to the right wedding services, products and vendors for their wedding.

For more information on SanDiegoWeddingParty.com and The Wedding Party EXPO, consult the website at: www.sandiegoweddingparty.com or call 760-635-1120. ## ###

ONE-ON-ONE WITH PAMELA NOXON

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ONE-ON-ONE WITH PAMELA NOXON U-T PROFILES OF…
By BY DEBORAH SULLIVAN BRENNAN ;Photo by Eduardo Contreras | midnight Feb. 6, 2016 | Updated, 8:07 a.m.

BY DEBORAH SULLIVAN BRENNAN

Photo by Eduardo Contreras

For busy brides and grooms-to-be, the wedding planning process can be a dizzying trip to caterers, florists and photo- graphers. Pamela Noxon tries to streamline that process by bringing all the wedding pros under one tent at her Wedding Party EXPO in San Diego.

There, engaged couples can sample cake, sip cocktails and meet some 75 experts who can help them celebrate their marriage in style. The next one is on Valentine’s Day. For all the attention to detail, however, Noxon believes that engaged couples should focus on their unique relationship and create a ceremony that reflects their family history and future life.

Noxon, 53, of South Carlsbad, became involved in the wedding business through her work as an officiator, presiding over unique weddings ranging from multicultural and mixed religious ceremonies to same-sex marriages.

From there, she branched out to throwing expos that pull together the many elements needed for the big day, and blogging about the process on her website SanDiegoWedding.com. In a culture focused on “me,” she views weddings as one of the few rites of passage that join two individuals as “we.”

Q: Please tell us about the Wedding Party Expo.

A: There is a process to effectively planning a wedding. You have to find and hire a wide range of wedding professionals and you have to interview them to make sure they are the right people to have actually creating and attending one of the biggest, most personal days of your life with your entire family and world. Personalities play a big role in hiring wedding pros. You need a really good fit. If you are the laid-back, chill beachy couple, you may not want a very rigid event coordinator at your event directing things, and if you are a very structured, corporate go-getter you will not do well with the super relaxed “hang back and grab some artsy photos” photographer. Like the beginning of any relationship, you need to feel the person out to see if you (and your family and group) will mesh well with them. I found that San Diego desperately needed a wedding planning event that brought all the amazing people and things people wanted together in one gorgeous, stylish and fun day.

Q: What are some of the unique weddings you have officiated?

A: One wedding I did brought together a large family comprised of Christians, Jews and Muslims. Clearly a challenge to create a ceremony that would be sacred, yet respect everyone. Not being affiliated with any religion, I always worked to show that we are all the same and love is all that matters. I used to say that I spoke many languages, all of them “love.” I created a ceremony for that couple that they felt really spoke to everyone present.

Q: How do you see the role of the wedding as a rite of passage in our culture?

A: In our Western culture, we live for a very long time as individuals. We celebrate the individual deeply and have amazing opportunities for becoming empowered persons in our own right. But marriage is a completely different way of operating compared to functioning as an individual. To marry is to partner with another human being – you live differently, you decide things differently, you end up using your brain differently because you change from “I” thinking to “We” thinking and that is a huge transition to make emotionally and psychically. A wedding is a ritual that takes your whole world into account and celebrates the transformation of two individuals becoming one partnership. Of course, in our culture many people partner without marrying. But there’s something deep and in our DNA that makes a wedding a little more.

Q: What are some of the trends you see in wedding styles, customs or ceremonies?

A: Organic catering and locally sourced foods for receptions. Philanthropic catering by companies like Kitchens for Good. Much less DIY (do it yourself) than a few years ago; people are hiring experts to create a wedding day, not spray-painting mason jars for vases like during the recessions! More luxurious “Bohemian Luxe” style. Color, color, color. Elaborate cakes and dessert bars. Antique and vintage lounge furniture. Signature cocktails and unique libations. A lot of things that speak to the guests and keep them entertained. And authentic ceremonies that are very personal.

Q: What are any benefits or fundraisers you participate in?

A: I like to incorporate philanthropy into everything I do. SanDiegoWedding.com will donate to a local charity with every ad sold: everything from animal shelters to Rebuilding Together homes and foster kids.

Q: What are your tips for brides and grooms planning a wedding?

A: Stay calm and focus on the bigger picture. Don’t get too bogged down in stuff. Focus on adding elements to your wedding that will generate emotion or connectedness. I actually feel like the planning process, which may sound grueling, is an important step in the transition. A wedding honors the tradition of your and your people’s past, while it reflects the couple as individuals. A wedding inspires people who attend to remember why they love, and it transforms the whole group into something more connected than they were when they arrived; it creates a new tribe or family. That matters.

Q: What’s the best advice

you ever received?

A: “Fill your own cup up to the brim with love and joy, then when you have enough it will overflow to others.”

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to find out about you?

A: I am one-sixteenth Native American.

Q: Please describe your ideal San Diego weekend.

A: Eating a nice lunch at one of the many great local restaurants with my friends or my mom, reading, relaxing, and going for a drive in the mountains.

What I love about South Carlsbad …

It’s so quiet and friendly – I have great neighbors. I love having a yard that backs up to a wild area so I can pretend I am in the country.

 

ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT, TOP DESIGNER WEDDING FASHIONS AT THE 37TH WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW SET FOR SUNDAY, VALENTINE’S DAY FEBRUARY 14, 2016 AT THE HYATT REGENCY MISSION BAY RESORT

 

“The Romance Show” Themed Show Includes Couture Fashion Shows and a
Huge Selection of Top Local Wedding Services, Stylists and Professionals and More

(SAN DIEGO) — The upcoming Sunday, February 14 specially-themed “Romance Show” Wedding Party Bridal Show, Southern California’s largest elegant bridal show, is full to the brim with lots of wedding party fun including incredible couture fashion shows, a special engagement photo shootout contest, and tons of the finest wedding services. The setting for San Diego’s 37th Wedding Party Bridal Show is the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort, 1441 Quivira Road San Diego CA 92109, from 11 am to 3 pm.

There will be ongoing designer bridal gown fashion shows, from 1 to 3, and a special VIP only fashion show at 11:30 am featuring high-end gowns from renowned bridal gown designer Sarah Janks. A second fashion show in the Fashion Show Lounge will feature the latest fashions from Vow to Be Chic [the fabulous bridesmaids dress option seen on Shark Tank!].

The February 14, 2016 Valentine’s Day ‘Romance’ theme show will have a special San Diego Engagement Photo Shoot Prize featuring some of the areas top photographers capturing the love in a FREE engagement session right at the show.

Four lucky couples will get an engagement shoot right at the show. Each couple gets paired with a top area wedding photographer like the incredible Tim Otto Photography. Your photographic artist will spend a little time with you at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort get to know you a little and to see your unique beauty in person and then do a FREE engagement shoot in gorgeous pre-staged areas designed by Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals.

Each of the 4 winning couples gets all retouched engagement photos from the shoot plus an 11” x 14” print of their fave photo from the shoot and all images on flash drive — total value $500.

Enter the contest on show website: http://www.sandiegoweddingparty.com/great-san-diego-engagement-shoot/

And the fan favorite Chocolate University at the show will feature Swiss-trained executive pastry Chef Urs Huwler, of Euro Pastry, who will bring eight flavors of chocolate and over 20 dipping items, four different brownies, six types of chocolate Mousse, flourless cake, and chocolate covered strawberries for tastings. Attendees can top it all off with the latest trending wedding must have by hand crafted beverages from the San Diego mixologists at Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

To get two free General Admission tickets to the February 14 Show [a $40 value!], ‘like the Wedding Party EXPO Facebook page and watch for posts. https://www.facebook.com/Wedding-Party-EXPO-152753931427440 [look for the signup button at top]

A Wedding Party Bridal Show VIP ticket option that offers front row access to the runway, a $150 swag bag and valet parking is available for $50 [$50 in advance] at www.sandiegoweddingparty.com

Each Wedding Party Bridal Show brings together engaged couples, coordinators, and professionals to one beautiful location for an amazing bridal show experience totally unlike large, impersonal bridal expos. Creative, stylish and fun, each show is held at one of San Diego’s most beautiful wedding locations. It allows engaged couples and event planners to enjoy cocktails, tasty hors d’ouevres, chocolates and cakes, a couture fashion show, mini-make overs in the Beauty Lounge, wedding design tips by a huge selection of local experts and resources like Classic Blooms Studio Studio: Floral Design, Classy Event Group, The Dress Theory, Classic Blooms Florals, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine, Tim Otto Photography, JennyWenny Cakes, Cakes to Celebrate, Nicole Miller, Rancho Bernardo Inn, RSVP Weddings, Cory Cakes, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals, Dahlia Bridal Salon and more.

This special Show will also feature a huge hand-picked selection of the area’s finest wedding services and products including: top designer gowns and vintage gowns, tuxedos, gift registry, fashion accessories, photographers, videographers, honeymoon destinations, musicians, florists, officiants, caterers, coordinators, jewelers, makeup and hair stylists, the absolute finest local ceremony and reception venues and more.

The Wedding Party Bridal Show’s behind-the-scenes show production continues its tradition of going green with an online show program, emailing event tickets, offering brides reusable bags and encouraging attendees to carpool. To register for discounted advance tickets, visit www.SanDiegoWeddingParty.com . Tickets are $20 each at the door. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, fashion shows, contests and more. Children under 5 are free, 5-12 are half price day-of only. VIP tickets available online with a champagne greeting, VIP swag bag worth over $150 and front row on the runway.

About The Wedding Party Bridal Show:
Founded by Pamela Ann Noxon, a local wedding professional since 1996, SanDiegoWedding.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show were created in 1998 as a fresh new resource for helping brides and grooms plan their San Diego wedding event. From her experience in helping behind-the-scenes with more than 500 weddings, Ms. Noxon saw firsthand how vastly different wedding services and products were in terms of their integrity, style and professionalism.

SanDiegoWedding.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show introduces couples to the right wedding services, products and vendors for their wedding. For more information on SanDiegoWeddingParty.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show, consult the website at: www.sandiegoweddingparty.com or call 760-635-1120. ##

34TH WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW SET FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT THE HYATT REGENCY MISSION BAY RESORT

“Winter Wonderland” Themed Show Includes Two Catwalk Fashion Shows/More Than 100 Wedding Stylists and More

(SAN DIEGO) — The upcoming Sunday, February 15 specially-themed “Winter Wonderland” Wedding Party Bridal Show, San Diego’s largest elegant bridal show, is jammed with lots of wedding party fun including incredible couture fashion shows on the catwalk, a new groom’s lounge, a chocolate university, cocktail bars, and tons of the finest wedding services. The setting for San Diego’s 34th Wedding Party Bridal Show is the Hyatt Mission Bay Resort, 1441 Quivira Road, San Diego, 92109, from 11 am to 4 pm.

The new groom’s lounge, hosted by Border X Brewing of Barrio Logan, will include Mexican craft beer tastings of the newly brewed Blood Saison and Abolita Chocolate Stout. The lounge will also include two 46” televisions, hosted by AV Fuller Lighting, that will air current sporting events.

A new Chocolate University will feature Swiss-trained executive pastry Chef Urs Huwler, of Euro Pastry, who will bring eight flavors of chocolate and over 20 dipping items, four different brownies, six types of chocolate Mousse, flourless cake, and chocolate covered strawberries for tastings.

Brides can also head over to the ‘Meet the Stylists Showcase’ and get up close and personal with the guest stylists themselves, who will be showcasing their gowns, accessories, hair and makeup, and enjoy an opportunity to see how professional stylists work.

There will be two catwalk fashion shows, at 1 pm and 3 pm, featuring high-end gowns designed by well-known designers including Stephen Yearick, Melissa Sweet, Lazaro, Marchesa, and Romona Keveza, among others.

To get two free “Facebook Fan” tickets to the February 15 Show, “like” the ‘Wedding Party Bridal Show’ on Facebook or visit http://sandiegowedding.squarespace.com/facebook-form-tickets-like/

A Wedding Party Bridal Show VIP ticket option that offers front row access to the runway, a $150 swag bag and valet parking is available for $50 [$50 in advance] at www.sandiegoweddingparty.com

Each Wedding Party Bridal Show brings together engaged couples, coordinators, and professionals to one beautiful location for an amazing bridal show experience totally unlike large, impersonal bridal expos. Creative, stylish and fun, each show is held at one of San Diego’s most beautiful wedding locations. It allows engaged couples and event planners to enjoy wine tasting, tasty hors d’ouevres, pies and cakes, a couture fashion show, mini-make overs by Indigo Salon & Spa, wedding design tips by local experts and resources like The Knot, Classy Event Group, The Bridal Bar, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine, Swann Soirees, Indigo Salon and Spa, VaLena Valentina couture, True Wedding Photography, Encore Catering and Events, The French Gourmet, Cups La Jolla, Williams Sonoma, The Pottery Barn, photographer Stacy Childers, Dahlia Bridal Salon and more.

This special Show will also feature an amazing hand-picked selection of the area’s finest wedding services and products including: top designer gowns and vintage gowns, tuxedos, gift registry, fashion accessories, photographers, videographers, honeymoon destinations, musicians, florists, officiants, caterers, coordinators, jewelers, makeup and hair stylists, the absolute finest local ceremony and reception venues and more.

The Wedding Party Bridal Show’s behind-the-scenes show production continues its tradition of going green with an online show program, emailing event tickets, offering brides reusable bags and encouraging attendees to carpool. To register for discounted advance tickets, visit www.SanDiegoWeddingParty.com . Tickets are $20 each at the door. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, fashion shows, contests and more. Children under 5 are free, 5-12 are half price day-of only.

About The Wedding Party Bridal Show:
Founded by Pamela Ann Noxon, a local wedding professional since 1996, SanDiegoWedding.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show were created in 1998 as a fresh new resource for helping brides and grooms plan their San Diego wedding event. From her experience in helping behind-the-scenes with more than 500 weddings, Ms. Noxon saw firsthand how vastly different wedding services and products were in terms of their integrity, style and professionalism.

SanDiegoWedding.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show introduces couples to the right wedding services, products and vendors for their wedding. For more information on SanDiegoWeddingParty.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show, consult the website at: www.sandiegoweddingparty.com or call 760-635-1120. ##

A SPECIAL “RED CARPET RUNWAY” WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW SET FOR SUNDAY, MAY 4 AT VINTANA AT THE CENTRE

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(SAN DIEGO) — The upcoming Sunday, May 4 specially-themed “Red Carpet Runway” Wedding Party Bridal Show, San Diego’s largest elegant bridal show, is jammed with lots of bridal fun including cocktail tastings, a beauty lounge, a Meet the Stylists Showcase and much more.  The setting for San Diego’s 32nd Wedding Party Bridal Show is the uber chic new Vintana at The Centre, 1205 Auto Parkway in Escondido from 11 am to 4 pm.

Four lucky “real” brides will join bridal models and grace the red carpet runway fashion shows at 1pm and 3pm.  The “real” brides will have pre-registered to enter a contest at www.weddingpartybridalshow.com to win a luxury styling appointment with San Diego’s House of Style where they will be pampered and catered to and styled with the perfect gown, hair, makeup and accessories for the day of the show and get professionally photographed and videoed on the runway.  The fashion shows will also feature bridal collections straight from New York’s fashion week with designs by EUGENIA Couture, Val Stefani, Victor Harper, Ines Di Santo, Yumi Katsura, Simone Carvalli, Moonlight Bridal and Winnie Couture and guest stylists Fiori Couture, Casual Loves Elegance, CBS Lifestylist and Brilliant Event Design.

Brides can also head over to the  ‘Meet the Stylists Showcase’ and get up close and personal with the guest stylists themselves, who will be showcasing their gowns, accessories, hair and makeup, and enjoy an opportunity to see how professional stylists work.

At the Show, brides and grooms can enter to win a luxury ‘Romantic Escape’ vacation package that includes a Lexus vehicle for a weekend, courtesy of Lexus Escondido and The Centre, including two nights stay at the beautiful Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa with breakfast and romantic dinner for two!

To get two free “Facebook Fan” tickets to the May 4 Show, “like” the ‘Wedding Party Bridal Show’  on Facebook or visit  http://sandiegowedding.squarespace.com/facebook-form-tickets-like/

A Wedding Party Bridal Show VIP ticket option that offers front row access to the runway, a $150 swag bag and valet parking is available for $50 [$50 in advance] at www.sandiegoweddingparty.com

Each Wedding Party Bridal Show brings together engaged couples, coordinators, and professionals to one beautiful location for an amazing bridal show experience totally unlike large, impersonal bridal expos. Creative, stylish and fun, each show is held at one of San Diego’s most beautiful wedding locations.  It allows engaged couples and event planners to enjoy wine tasting, tasty hors d’ouevres, pies and cakes, a couture fashion show, mini-make overs by Indigo Salon & Spa, wedding design tips by local experts and resources like The Knot, Classy Event Group, The Bridal Bar, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine, Swann Soirees, Indigo Salon and Spa, VaLena Valentina couture, True Wedding Photography, Encore Catering and Events, The French Gourmet, Cups La Jolla, Williams Sonoma, The Pottery Barn, photographer Stacy Childers, Dahlia Bridal Salon and more.

This special Show will also feature an amazing hand-picked selection of the area’s finest wedding services and products including: top designer gowns and vintage gowns, tuxedos, gift registry, fashion accessories, photographers, videographers, honeymoon destinations, musicians, florists, officiants, caterers, coordinators, jewelers, makeup and hair stylists, the absolute finest local ceremony and reception venues and more.

The Wedding Party Bridal Show’s behind-the-scenes show production continues its  tradition of going green with an online show program, emailing event tickets, offering brides reusable bags and encouraging attendees to carpool.   To register for discounted advance tickets, visit www.SanDiegoWeddingParty.com. Tickets are $20 each at the door. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, fashion shows, contests and more. Children under 5 are free, 5-12 are half price day-of only.

About The Wedding Party Bridal Show:

Founded by Pamela Ann Noxon, a local wedding professional since 1996, SanDiegoWedding.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show were created in 1998 as a fresh new resource for helping brides and grooms plan their San Diego wedding event.  From her experience in helping behind-the-scenes with more than 500 weddings, Ms. Noxon saw firsthand how vastly different wedding services and products were in terms of their integrity, style and professionalism.

SanDiegoWedding.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show introduce couples to the right wedding services, products and vendors for their wedding.  For more information on SanDiegoWeddingParty.com and The Wedding Party Bridal Show, consult the website at: www.sandiegoweddingparty.com  or call 760-635-1120. ##