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Wedding Bliss Expo has been postponed to October 24, 2021.


We wanted to let you know, that Hotel LBI has postponed Wedding Expo 2020 out of concern for the health, safety and comfort of couples, vendors, and the LBI community. This decision was a result of COVID-19 and the restrictions currently being imposed by the State of New Jersey.


Wedding Bliss Expo will take place next year on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Hotel LBI. We are looking forward seeing you!
We will follow up with additional information to register for the 2021 Wedding Bliss Expo, if you still wish to attend. In addition, more information and details are available on our website weddingblissexpo.com


If your wedding is taking place between now and next year’s Expo, we would like to take this opportunity to wish for you both a lifetime of love, health and happiness surrounded by family and friends.


I hope you find some time this weekend to enjoy the stunning photography from Melanie Cassie Photography LBI’s newest wedding venue, Hotel LBI and Wedding Bliss Expo.


The Hotel LBI Wedding Creative Team

PLANNER | Bogath Weddings & Events

PHOTOGRAPHER |Melanie Cassie Photography

CINEMATOGRAPHER | Flagship Studios

HAIR | Lavish Salon

MAKEUP | Beach House Spa

BRIDE’S DRESS SHOP | Free Love Bridal

INVITATIONS |Crisp Designs by Britt

CEREMONY VENUE | The Boatyard

RECEPTION VENUE | Hotel LBI

FLORIST | Bay Ave Plant Company

CAKE | The Goodness Café by Sweet Melissa

CEREMONY ENTERTAINMENT | Ceremonious Strings

RENTALS | Rustic Drift

TABLETOP RENTALS | The Vintage Table Company

GROOM’S ATTIRE | The Black Tux

MODELS | Makaela N. Gevaras and Dylan Lane 

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For those of you planning a summer beach wedding, you will want to check out the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club Wedding inspiration we have for you today! It’s got all the pretty! Straight form the pages of Bay Magazine’s Wedding Bliss editorial. With a sweet pallet of yellows and sage greens, this wedding is full of color and inspiration that will help any bride planning a Long Beach Island Summer wedding! And if you’re looking for a list of some of LBI’s most amazing vendors, look no further!

Shot by Delaney Dobson Photography, this shoot was inspired by some of the elements of a summer solstice celebration including a May Pole! We chose a palette of soft yellow and green with stone and wood touches to enhance the natural feel. Pulling it all together with a small touch of lavender. The invitation suite from Crisp Designs by Britt, featured soft line drawings of florals. It tied perfectly with the stunning lace gown and soft veil from Free Love Bridal, in Cape May. We incorporated authentic solstice details, including materials, stones, and florals that will make your summer-heart swoon. Oh, and a dessert display from Sweet Melissa that will make you drool. It featured sugar crystals to highlight the crystals used during summer solstice celebrations. Out table settings were designed by The Vintage Table Company with soft floral accents that complimented the color palette perfectly. Oh, and that engagement ring from Atlantic City Jewelry, it features diamonds in a sunburst-inspired setting. And omg, it’s just enough to make me wanna go shopping!

The Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club Wedding Creative Team

PLANNER | Bogath Weddings & Events
PHOTOGRAPHER | Delaney Dobson Photography
HAIR & MAKEUP | Beach House Spa
BRIDE’S DRESS SHOP | Free Love Bridal
INVITATIONS | Crisp Designs by Britt
JEWELRY | Atlantic City Jewelry
VENUE | Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club
CEREMONY ENTERTAINMENT | Ceremonious Strings
FLORIST | Reynolds Garden Shop
CAKE | Sweet Melissa/The Goodness Café
RENTALS | Rustic Drift
TABLE TOP RENTALS | The Vintage Table Company
MODELS | Emilie and Will

If you are looking for a gorgeous location for your LBI wedding, be sure to check out the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club wedding. If you are looking for more amazing wedding professionals, be sure to register for the November 2020 Wedding Bliss Expo at Hotel LBI!

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Wearing a floral crown on your wedding day is a really fun detail. A lot of brides get caught up in thinking that they can’t pull floral crowns off. But truly, anyone can! You just have to make sure that you have chosen the right style for you. That you take it on a test run (try to time the test run with your hair trial) and that it is the right size for your head! Also, know that you do not have to wear your flower crown all day. You can wear it for some portraits, and then switch it out for a simpler piece and a veil, and then put it back in for your reception. Just be sure that your hair stylist and your florist come up with a design that works for the different situations. There are a number of design options.

Another great opportunity for floral crowns is your engagement photoshoot. These two brides rocked their LBI engagement photoshoot with Idalia Photography wearing floral crowns created by Lily in the Valley Florist in Beach Haven, NJ. Hair and make up for these two was done by Lavish Salon.

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Photo Credit: Idalia Photography | Floral Crown: Lily in the Valley Florist
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Photo Credit: Idalia Photography | Floral Crown: Lily in the Valley Florist

Floral Crowns

This style of floral crown is truly a crown in all ways! Simply place it on your head. It doesn’t have to be as full and dramatic as this one by Reynolds Floral Market, but it wouldn’t hurt! And notice, how despite how full it looks when photographed alone, when worn, it really creates a dramatic design element.

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Photo Credit: Susan Elizabeth Photography | Floral Crown: Reynolds Garden Market

Floral crowns can also be simply tied on. This is a great style of crown for brides and flower girls (sometimes it can be a little difficult to get head measurements before the big day, so tying a crown on, eliminates that problem, and it often a more comfortable design option for those not used to wearing the more true “crown” style. want to untie it and pull to remove. Then later, the pie can be retied, with the ribbon dangling down for a little bohemian flair.

Floral Combs

Floral combs are a great way to add, and later remove, flowers if you want a second wedding look. Simple, easy, and less impactful than a full crown, floral combs are one of my favorites.

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Photo Credit: Melanie Cassie Photography | Floral Crown: Reynolds Garden Market

Whatever your wedding day vibe, fresh flowers in your hair are always a plus! For more great information, please mark your calendar for the Wedding Bliss Expo on November 8, 2020 at Hotel LBI in Ship Bottom. You’ll be sure to meet up with the most amazing florists and hair stylists to make your floral crown dreams come true!