Northern California’s Largest Bridal Event, “Wedding Faire & Symposium” Brings Together Top Expert Celebrity Wedding Planners, Wedding Professionals and Brides-To-Be

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Northern California’s Largest Bridal Event, “Wedding Faire & Symposium” (http://www.wedding-faire.com) Brings Together Top Expert Celebrity Wedding Planners, Wedding Professionals and Eager Brides-To-Be At The Santa Clara Convention Center January 7th – 8th, 2012. The Wedding Faire offers everything to help brides and industry professionals plan extraordinary weddings, including 100+ booth displays and exhibits from local and national retailers and services, along with bridal fashion shows and Wedding Workshops led by Expert Celebrity Wedding Planners throughout the day.

Join Us At The Wedding Faire & Symposium

One of the biggest advantages to attending the Wedding Faire is being able to meet our Top Wedding Planners, see the products and wedding ideas first-hand and negotiate deals far in advance.

Most brides-to-be have a picture perfect idea of their ideal wedding day, and while planning that day can pose a host of challenges ‒ The Wedding Faire, Northern California’s largest wedding planning event for 25 years, continues to bring the best ideas and services to help brides plan their own ultimate wedding day ‒ from start to finish! “One of the biggest advantages to attending the Wedding Faire is being able to see the products and wedding ideas first-hand and negotiate deals far in advance,” said Renee Satterfield-Monroe, founder of Wedding Faire.    

For an admission fee of $12, brides-to-be will have an opportunity to network with over 100 vendors, including the area’s finest wedding coordinators and accommodators from florists and bakeries to bridal designers and beauty consultants to gather the information they need to plan for their big day. This unparalleled experience includes workshops, fashion shows, designer décor, mentoring sessions with expert celebrity wedding planners, a Wedding Luncheon and book signing all in one place.

For 2012, The Wedding Faire is proud to introduce its New Wedding Symposium, featuring a series of workshops for Brides & Industry Professionals, led by four of the top Celebrity Expert Wedding Planners in the business, who will share their style, innovation and an up close and personal view of how they create amazing Weddings! Attendees will also have an opportunity to schedule exclusive, one-on-one mentoring sessions with the Wedding Faire’s top Celebrity planners. “The Wedding Faire has offered a wonderful opportunity to inspire brides and wedding professionals in year’s past,” stated Satterfield-Monroe, “and we are so happy to bring a new dimension of wedding planning secrets and insights to our attendees with this incredible panel of experts.”

EVENT DETAILS:

Wedding Faire & Symposium, 2012
Over 100 Exhibits, Fashion Shows, Designer Showcase, Wedding Gown Sale & More!

WHEN:
Saturday: January 7, 2012, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: January 8, 2012, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center, located at 5001 Great America Parkway (off of Highway 101).

TICKETS: Admission is $15 at the door and $12 in advance online. For advance tickets and information visit our website at http://www.wedding-faire.com.

GENERAL INFORMATION: For more information about the Wedding Faire, schedule and events, please visit http://www.wedding-faire.com or email bride(at)wedding-faire(dot)com.

REGISTER TO WIN $10,000 IN PRIZE GIVEAWAYS AT: http://wedding-faire.com/register-to-win.

2012 Wedding Faire Speakers and Presentations Include:

Preston Bailey: After 30 years in the business, Bailey, a best-selling author, is renowned for his gift to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces into sumptuous, theatrical environments. His breathtaking and memorable events have attracted a client base that includes royalty, socialites, business moguls and celebrities such as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, Donny Deustch, Jennifer Hudson and Ivanka Trump, among others. Bailey is regularly featured in the media, appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, NBC's Today Show and publications including Town & Country, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle Décor, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Bailey’s presentation For Brides will include: Creating Your Dream Wedding and For Wedding Industry Professionals: Event Design-Start to Finish with Preston Bailey.

Bryan Rafanelli: With an exquisite sense of style, attention to detail and ability to transform clients' visions into unforgettable celebrations, Rafanelli is the go-to planner for the most exclusive and high-profile events. From Chelsea Clinton's "wedding of the decade" to fairytale-themed galas to celebrations for the inauguration of President Barack Obama – he has produced it all. Rafanelli has been named "Man of the Moment" by Town & Country, one of 25 "Trendsetters of the Year" by Modern Bride, and contributes regularly to The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, People, The Today Show and Good Morning America.

Rafanelli’s presentation For Brides will include: The Ultimate Brides Checklist —Tips for Planning Your Perfect Wedding and For Wedding Industry Professionals: Creating Award Winning Events by Bryan Rafanelli and Lessons Learned by Bryan Rafanelli.

Nikki Khan: As a leading figure in the Southern California event planning business for over ten years, Khan is known for her sophisticated soirees and culturally infused celebrations. Khan has assisted numerous couples to plan their dream wedding, and has worked with many high-profile corporate clients including the Pacific Asia Museum and Paramount Studios to produce unforgettable events. Khan has an innate talent for providing fresh and innovative ideas for each occasion, matched with beautiful, personalized detail. Her work is recognized in leading publications including Inside Weddings, Ceremony, Bride & Bloom, EastWest, Your Wedding Day and Grace Ormonde.

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: As one of the premiere event designers and a top innovator in the wedding industry, Souza is one of only a handful of wedding designers who have been named a Master Bridal Consultant, the highest designation given by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Souza is known for creating memorable events with just the right touch of theatrical styling and was named by Modern Bride Magazine as a "Top 25 Trendsetter" for the industry. Beginning in November 2011, Souza will be a regular contributor to Bridal Guide Magazine and has also released her first book, Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design. Souza’s expert insights have been featured in InStyle Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Bridal Guide, Brides, Modern Bride, Bride & Bloom, Elegant Bride, The CBS Early Show, ABC’s Primetime and Eye on LA.

Souza’s presentation For Brides will include: Top Trends for 2012 Weddings. Her presentation For Wedding Industry Professionals and Brides at the Wedding Lunch will include: Sasha's Favorite Things and her presentation For Wedding Industry Professionals will include: Color Couture by Sasha Souza.

About The Wedding Faire & Symposium:

The Wedding Faire has been coming to the 50,000 sq. ft. Santa Clara Convention Center since 1986, treating brides to a personalized, one-stop-shop to watch fabulous fashion shows, attend informational workshops and plan their weddings! The Wedding Faire offers everything to help brides and industry professionals plan extraordinary weddings, including 100+ booth displays and exhibits from local and national retailers and services, along with bridal fashion shows and Wedding Workshops throughout the day.

While at the show brides-to-be can preview vendor styles and pricing on-line, narrow down choices and meet with those vendors to discuss their special day. Brides can also register on-line to receive discounts on show admission prices and to enter a chance to win thousands of dollars in fantastic prize give-aways. The first 250 Brides each day will receive a Savings Booklet from local Bay Area wedding merchants.

Additional services, discounts and chances to win prize give-aways can be found at: “Wedding Faire On-Line” at http://www.wedding-faire.com, a comprehensive wedding planning tool that can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Wedding Faire bridal events.

The Wedding Faire was founded and is operated by Bay Area entrepreneur, Renee Satterfield-Monroe, who also owns Exquisite Party Rentals in San Jose. With the longest running South Bay Area event, Renee is committed to helping Bay Area brides plan spectacular and special weddings!

PRESS CONTACT:

Kelila Shapiro
ShapiroPR
P: 323-951-9300
E: Kelila(at)ShapiroPR(dot)com

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION DETAILS:

Contact: Renee Monroe
Bridal Media Group
P: 408-284-1500 ext. 315
Web: http://www.wedding-faire.com
E: rs(at)wedding-faire(dot)com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/weddingfaire
Twitter: http://twitter.com/weddingfaire

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