Saturday, March 7th, 2009
A few days have passed since the Oceano Hotel’s first wedding show, “Secrets to a Successful Wedding”. The rain didn’t put a damper on the day whatsoever with an optimal turn out of over 300 attendees.
Well designed for good flow, the ballroom was comfortably filled at all times and with qualified participants (brides!), that all got ample opportunity to truly connect with each vendor. Emails are flowing in from both a number of vendors saying that they booked 2, 3 and 4 jobs from the day as well as from brides stating that it was “the best wedding show” they had ever been to – and even named particular vendors they intend to work with! The participating high quality vendors were the perfect combination to cover each area of wedding planning.
Escorted in from the load-in dock by Oceano staff, the vendors all began arriving at 8 am and transformed the ballroom on time and with virtually no stress. Eschewing traditional pipe and drape, selections of gorgeous chocolate brown sateen and crushed organza linens created a truly elegant foundation for each booth space. Opening the doors at noon, attendees were greeted with excellent live music in the lobby right at registration. Floral, rental and lighting work were also on display in additional spaces within the hotel including the Montara and Mirada Rooms. A fashion show with gowns from Maggie Sottero was held in the adjacent Galleria complete with champagne and a VP from Maggie Sottero head offices to MC the affair. The staff at the Oceano are truly looking forward to hosting another bridal expo soon!