If you are sporting an engagement ring, you’ll want to ring in the new year by preparing for your big day at the biggest bridal and wedding event Northern California has seen in the past quarter of a century.
Before that all-important walk down the aisle, brides-to-be can walk down the aisles at the Santa Clara Convention Center and browse among more than 100 bridal booths brimming with information about area wedding professions from bakers and beauty consultants to wedding coordinators and wineries.
For the bride who is still searching for the perfect nuptial number, a fashion show will showcase the latest ceremony styles, and brides can discover the “I do” dress of their dreams at a wedding gown sale.
Every bride should be the star of the show on the day she says “I do”, and the nuptial know-how provided by four celebrity event planners can help to add a hint of Hollywood to any wedding. Along with presentations, attendees will also have the opportunity to schedule exclusive, one-on-one mentoring sessions with the Wedding Faire’s top Celebrity planners:
Preston Bailey: For the past 30 years his talent has helped to transform venue spaces from ordinary to opulent for a line up of luminaries which include Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Liza Minnelli and Laurence Fishburne, and brides at Wedding Faire can benefit from Bailey’s nuptial knowledge at his Creating Your Dream Wedding presentation. The noted event organizer will also speak to bridal business professionals with Event Design from Start to Finish with Preston Bailey.
Bryan Rafanelli: His work for the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and celebrations for the inauguration of President Barack Obama has made Bryan Rafanelli the planner of choice for a plethora of high-profile personalities. The event organizer will offer his expertise to brides with his presentation The Ultimate Brides Checklist– Tips for Planning Your Perfect Wedding, while wedding industry professionals will glean advice from the party-planning guru’s two presentations: Creating Award-Winning Events and Lessons Learned.
Nikki Khan: Offering an eye for detail which has captivated such corporate clientele as Paramount Studios and the Pacific Asia Museum, Khan’s presentation for brides and for wedding industry professionals at the Designer Showcase will include: Wedding Reception Table Designs & Ballroom Transformation and Creating Opulent Cultural Weddings.
Sasha Souza: Having recently unveiled her first book Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design, the event coordinator deemed a “Top 25 Trendsetter” by Modern Bride magazine will offer her vision on vows to brides in the presentation Top Trends for 2012, while wedding industry professionals can learn tricks of the tie-the-knot trade at Color Couture by Sasha Souza. Both those in the bridal business and brides-to-be will discover Sasha’s Favorite Things at a wedding lunch presentation.
Admission: Tickets are $12 in advance online and $15 at the door.
When: January 7 – 8, 2012 from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center at 5001 Great America Parkway in Santa Clara, California
For more information and to register to win $10,000 in prize giveaways:
- visit www.wedding-faire.com
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