6th Annual Spring Bridal Fair Returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center

March 19, 2014

Free Bridal Event will feature vendors, menu samplings, a Bridal Fashion Show, fun contests and a FREE honeymoon giveaway

2014 Bridal Fair at the Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood, NJThe Wildwoods, NJ – If you’re getting ready to say “I Do,” head to the 6th Annual Wildwoods Spring Bridal Fair in the beautiful Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Sunday, March 23 from 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

The Wildwoods Spring Bridal Fair, the largest Bridal Fair in Southern New Jersey, will feature a fashion show highlighting the latest bridal, bridesmaids’ and mother-of-the-bride gowns courtesy of Wedding Belles from 4:15 – 5pm..

A large selection of vendors will also be on hand at the Bridal Fair – including wedding venues, florists, bakeries, caterers, salons, spas, trolley companies, honeymoon destinations, DJs, wedding announcement printers, photographers, videographers and many more. In addition, the Bridal Fair will provide menu samplings as well as elegant wedding tabletop displays.

Brides-to-be can register to win a fabulous, FREE 5-day, 4-night dream honeymoon at Secrets St. James in Montego Bay, Jamaica, an adults-only, all-inclusive resort courtesy of Berman Travel and AM Resorts (airfare not included). FREE door prize drawings will also take place throughout the day.

Couples can participate in fun contests and win great prizes courtesy of Memoreys, “Creating timeless traditions and unforgettable occasions with Morey’s Piers.”

Admission to the Bridal Fair is FREE, and FREE registration gifts will be given to all registered brides.

To register or for additional information, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 609-465-7181.

For questions about being a vendor at the show, please contact Brigitta Scott at 609-465-7181 or visit www.CapeMayCountyChamber.com.

The 6th Annual Spring Bridal Fair is presented by the Wildwoods Convention Center and the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors include Berman Travel, WeddingChannel.com, TheKnot.com, Alliance Video, Dress To Impress, NJWedding.com, Memoreys, Celebrations Magazine, Atlantic City Weekly and the Cape May County Herald.

Cape May Bridal Fair to take place at Convention Hall on October 13th

October 10, 2013

CAPE MAY, NJ – Planning your wedding in the Cape May / Jersey Shore region? It’s that time of year again for engaged couples from Southern NJ, Philadelphia and beyond to come out and experience Cape May County’s premier wedding showcase, hosted by the Cape May Star & Wave.

This free bi-annual “Brides 2013” Bridal Fair will be held in the beautiful new Cape May Convention Hall (overlooking the beach and boardwalk!), 714 Beach Avenue in Cape May, NJ on Sunday, October 13th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Vendors will be in attendance to offer future newlyweds all the best products and services to make their weddings picture perfect. Come and enjoy the bridal fashion show featuring all of the season’s latest styles as well refreshments, a bar, and plenty of door prizes.

Companies specializing in services such as catering, banquet facilities, travel, photography, baked goods, invitations, music, hair and makeup, jewelry, flowers and apparel will all be on display. Attendees can receive their free ticket at the door on the day of the event. For reservations, call (609) 399-1220 or pre-register at www.njwedding.com/brides2013.

Join us for a Bridal Fair at Cape May Convention Hall on Sunday, October 13th!

Join us for a Bridal Fair at Cape May Convention Hall on Sunday, October 13th!

Register for the “Glitz & Glamoré” Bridal Experience in Central NJ on Sunday, September 15th

September 9, 2013

Divine Elegance by Deirdre LLC will present a one-day only gathering of the area’s most experienced wedding and event planning vendors on Sunday, September 15th starting at 12 noon. The “Glitz & Glamoré” Bridal Experience will have all the elegance, sparkle and excitement that surround one of the most important days in the life of every girl: her wedding. From gorgeous tablescapes, cupcake towers and pedestals of cascading flowers to crystal-encrusted shoes, those planning a wedding can’t miss one of the region’s most elite gatherings of top wedding exhibitors. The showcase event brings to life every aspect of planning a wedding from more intimate occasions to the grandest spectacles.

Miss New Jersey International 2013 Jenna Drew

Miss New Jersey International 2013 Jenna Drew

The bride and her entourage of family and friends will enjoy opportunities to meet personally with vendors of every imaginable service related to her special day including hand-pressed invitations, wedding bands, caterers, floral designers, musicians, lighting technicians, party favors, personal care, fitness and much more. “There is no better way to explore the bevy of options that are available to today’s bride than by attending this signature showcase,” says event producer and wedding planner Deirdre Luster.

Tickets for “Glitz & Glamoré” are complimentary for the bride and groom and are $10 for accompanying guests. Advance registration is required; please visit www.glitznj.eventbrite.com for more information and to register. The event will occur at The Hyatt Regency New Brunswick located at Two Albany Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey at 12 noon.

The afternoon will include a signature food tasting and breath-taking bridal runway fashion show. Castle Couture, a luxury designer bridal boutique conveniently located in Monmouth County, NJ, highlights the latest trends in bridal gowns. Brides may also bring their Grooms to experience our Exclusive Men-Only Mancave to be entered for a chance to win a $500 honeymoon voucher courtesy of MLT Vacations. Showcasing their renowned products are some of the Nation’s Finest Retailers: Lancôme, Godiva Chocolatier, Lenox, Bed Bath & Beyond.

“Miss New Jersey International 2013” Jenna Drew will be making a Special Appearance to include Autographs and the Grand Finale! Don’t Miss all of the surprise elements yet to be unveiled. This is NOT an Ordinary Bridal Show… It’s a Luxury Bridal Showcase! Register today and we’ll see you there…

"Glitz & Glamoré" Bridal Experience by Divine Elegance by Deirdre

“Glitz & Glamoré” Bridal Experience by Divine Elegance by Deirdre


5th Annual Wedding Road Show draws brides nationwide to LBI with plans for an event of a lifetime

April 22, 2013

Record breaking attendance Wedding Road Show introduces future brides and visitors to Long Beach Island and surrounding areas to look and book with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members

Wedding Road Show on LBI

Lori Pepenella, Destination Marketing Director of the Southern Ocean County Chamber with Ashley Taluba and Pete Gallagher, winners of NJWedding.com’s VIP Contest at the Wedding Road Show on LBI 2013

April 22, 2013, LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ – Overnight stays, wedding banquets, after parties and all the services needed to help a happy couple obtain wedded bliss were presented during a progressive self guided tour of the wedding venues of the Long Beach Island Region. For its fifth year, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce along with its tourism branch the LBI Region Destination Marketing Organization collaborated with Wedding Industry leaders and almost 60 of their members to create a progressive party atmosphere that sells the region year round as a wedding destination. Entertainment, passed hors d’oeuvres, photography, video, concierge services, floral and table displays, invitations, ceremony ideas, cake sampling, accommodations, even Stand Up Paddle Board lessons for bridal parties were all options to soak in as wedding plans turned into reality from 9:30am to 4pm on a sunny Sunday.

With brides traveling distances as far as Burien in Washington State, Norfolk Virginia, Wilmington Delaware, White Plains, NY, and across Pennsylvania including Philadelphia and Yardley. New Jersey brides were also well represented coming from Princeton, Hoboken and Highland Lakes, as well as from local areas throughout the LBI region. The participating businesses played party host while booking dates, services and introducing new customers to all the area has to offer. The event was captured by E Video Productions, who for the past four years has been making a documentary video to focus not only on the location, but to showcase the wedding professionals and future LBI brides and grooms. This year, over 150 registered brides and their entourages consisting of brides, grooms, wedding parties and family members filtered through the show directly to members who were displaying throughout 11 locations.

“This event generates revenue, contracts are signed and deposits are made not only the day of the Wedding Road Show, but throughout the following year for our local businesses,” states Lori Pepenella, Destination Marketing Director of the Southern Ocean County Chamber. “This allows brides and their families to explore our area and see first hand the possibilities of a one of a kind wedding, vacation or even a weekend getaway.” The Southern Ocean County Chamber LBI Region Wedding Road Show is sponsored by Demetrios Bridal, Dante Zeller at Uniformity, New Jersey Bride, The Knot, NJWedding.com, Celebrations Magazine, Jersey Shore Wedding Association, Magic 100.1FM, For The Bride Magazine, Ocean Tent, Trolley Tours and the NJ Division of Travel and Tourism.

Ashley Taluba from Roselle Park and her finance Peter Gallagher from Millville were the winners of NJWedding.com’s VIP Contest Experience, and received prizes donated by The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant, Camllle’s Floral Design, A Sweet Memory and A Shining Star Limousine Service.

For more information about the Long Beach Island region, visit the Southern Ocean County Visitor Center at 265 West Ninth Street in Ship Bottom, NJ, online at www.visitLBIregion.com or call (609) 494 7211. Also follow updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and follow the social media hashtag #LBIRegion.

Brides and Basketball: NJ Nets, Boston Celtics and Wedding Planning!

April 5, 2012

Ever heard of a bridal show at an NBA game? We have one for you! On Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 5:00 pm -7:30 pm, before the New Jersey Nets vs. Boston Celtics game, the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ opens its doors early for Brides and Basketball, a unique and fun wedding planning event.

Brides & Basketball: NJ Nets Brides Night Out is on Saturday, April 14th at 5pm

Brides & Basketball: NJ Nets Brides Night Out is on Saturday, April 14th at 5pm

Brides and Basketball attracts both the bride and the groom to the bridal show, because each ticket they purchase also allows them to attend the game that night. All shows have wedding professionals on site, allowing couples to book a professional on the spot.

Come to the bridal show before the game and you’ll have a chance to meet the following vendors: American Laser Skincare, Bardot Lingerie, Brazilia Grill, Captured On Canvas, CELEBRATIONS Magazine, Chic Celebrations/party booths, DDF Classics Photography, Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Exit Realty Lucky Assoc., Flair Everything Event Staffing, Global Destinations, Hair Ambition, Iandoli & Edens, Islandboys Steelpan Calypso Band, Joel Simpson Photography, Lefemme Couture Designs by Debbra, Make My Cake, Marriott and Renaissance Hotels, Mary Kay, Partyfactor LLC, Progressive Ceremonies, Rick Helman Photography and Video Inc., Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, The Newark Club, Springhill Suites Newark Liberty, Strawberry Blossom Home & Garden Center, Vision Entertainment LLC and Wyndham Garden Hotel.

For more information, check out their official web site at www.bridesandbasketball.com. Normally, ticket prices are $12 per person, but as a SPECIAL OFFER, just mention NJWedding.com and each ticket is FREE! We’ll be there with a display, so please visit our exhibit and also enter our contest to win one of TWO door prizes!

Long Beach Island, NJ’s Wedding Road Show Set For Sunday, April 22

December 7, 2011

Celebrating its fourth year of putting the “Destination” in Destination Wedding, the Southern Ocean County Chamber/LBI Region DMO welcomes engaged couples to the 2012 premiere wedding planning event taking place on the Jersey Shore, including VIP Experience Contest Winners from NJWedding.com

Long Beach Island is a growing destination for weddings in New Jersey, and couples are invited to this Jersey shore location for the 3rd annual Wedding Road Show on April 22, 2012

Long Beach Island is a growing destination for weddings in New Jersey, and couples are invited to this Jersey shore location for the 3rd annual Wedding Road Show on April 22, 2012

Wedding planning with a creative spin that introduces new visitors to the LBI Region, the Wedding Road Show proved it had what it takes to win recognition from across the state during the 2010 NJ Governor Tourism Awards. Changing the way weddings are marketed throughout  New Jersey, the Wedding Road Show has put Long Beach Island on the maps as more than just a beach wedding, it is an experience that can only be provided by the local wedding venues and services that capture that LBI feel.

This year’s Wedding Road Show is April 22, 2012 beginning at one of three registration sites including Tuckerton Seaport, Holiday Inn Manahawkin or Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce office in Ship Bottom. These locations will all be ready to welcome brides and their entourages at 9:30 am. The brides will receive detailed maps and programs that will allow them to create their own touring schedule until 4 pm. Brides have an opportunity to take a self guided tour through the area’s finest venues, meeting, greeting and eating their way through wedding locations and services. Every registered stop the bride visits she will acquire a signature from the vendors located there, the more signatures she receives the entries she will have for the grand prize.

This year’s prize is all about the fashion with the bride having the opportunity to win her choice of wedding gown from Demetrios Bridal “Destination Romance” Collection, choice of five tuxedos from the Premiere Line at Dante Zeller Tuxedo at Uniformity in Manahawkin,  Wedding Bands by Novella Jewelry Design and Engagement Photo Shoot by Creatively Yours Dayna.  Media Sponsors include New Jersey Bride Magazine, NJWedding.com, WedAlert.com, and Demetrios Bridal.  Presenting sponsors are the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism and The LBI Region DMO/ Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. Also new this year, is development for the LBI Wedding Road Show “Mobile APP” which will help brides during the event and throughout their wedding planning process.

In addition to the grand prize package, NJWedding.com ran a contest for a VIP Experience at the Wedding Road Show, including an overnight stay at Daddy O Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, gift baskets from Camille’s Floral Design and A Sweet Memory, and a white stretch limousine ride during Sunday’s event from Lacey Limousines. Over 1,200 entries came in and a winner was chosen…click here for more details!

For more information on the LBI Region Wedding Road Show call (609) 494-7211, find LBI Region on facebook or twitter or go to visitLBIregion.com.

View video of last year’s Wedding Road Show below, provided by E Video Productions:

Spring Bridal Extravaganza in Freehold, NJ featuring Jerseylicious!

March 17, 2011

American Hotel (18 East Main Street in Freehold) hosts a bridal show on March 22nd which includes hair and makeup workshops with cast members from Style Network TV show, Jerseylicious

The Spring Bridal Showcase featuring "Jerseylicious" is produced by Cathy Padilla and sponsored by NJWedding.com

The Spring Bridal Showcase featuring "Jerseylicious" is produced by Cathy Padilla and sponsored by NJWedding.com

Cast members of TV’s Jerseylicious will be on-hand at the SPRING BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA at American Hotel in Freehold on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 to offer a unique bridal experience!

The event is FREE and runs from 6 to 10 PM, offering all the helpful treats of a typical bridal expo: dozens of great vendors, a DJ and live entertainment showcase, amazing door prizes! But this show is an event – and offers much more!

Former White House Executive Chef Brian Kiddie will be serving samples of his most sought after wedding cuisine while the crew of The Gatsby Salon offer workshops on the perfect hair and make-up for the much-anticipated event!

There will be 3 workshops in all, including a 45-minute session on getting fit for your wedding day. Registration for the event is FREE! Workshops will cost $20 each or all three for $45 with 100% going to Dina Manzo’s Project Ladybug for children with cancer.

For more information and to register for this bridal show, or if you are a wedding vendor interested in getting involved, call Cathy Padilla at (732) 272-5044 or visit http://www.lookingforeats.com.

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