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This past Sunday, March 27, 2022, was the second LBI Wedding Bliss Expo at Hotel LBI in Ship Bottom, NJ.

LBI Wedding Bliss Expo is an exclusive brand in the world of exquisite and luxurious weddings. The brainchild of Bay Magazine, Bogath Weddings & Events and Weddings of Distinction, catering to the top tier of the Long Beach Island bridal market. The Wedding Bliss Expo is a premiere NJ wedding show for brides with high attention to detail and interests in the finest design-led products and services.

Gary Henderson and Farrell Dunleavy, co-founders of Bay Magazine, with Jeanne Coon-Bogath, the owner and lead planner of Bogath Weddings and Events, joined forces to carefully curate a one-of-a-kind opportunity that provides the best hand-picked roster of high-quality exhibitors. The LBI Wedding Bliss Expo, once again, provided vendors with a seamlessly planned events and couples with the perfect opportunity to browse and meet with vendors. Hotel LBI’s Conservatory was transformed into a wedding wonderland to delight both couples and the industry alike as attendees were introduced to the area’s top creative professionals, industry leaders, planners, entertainers and vendors while enjoying a chance to network, exchange ideas and walk away empowered and inspired. 

There was an amazing cast of vendors present at the LBI Wedding Bliss Expo to speak with couples at all different stages of the planning process. Couples were able to casually walk around the venue and speak with vendors in many different categories. The vibe was low-key and intimate.

2022 Wedding Bliss Expo Vendors

Hotel LBI
Bay Magazine
Bogath Weddings & Events
Janet Makrancy’s Weddings & Parties
ShooBoo Trolley & Shuttle Company
Soul & Rhythm
Tom’s Tiki Tours
Free Love Bridal
Prop Hair Studio
Love & Light Wedding Officiants
Versatile Event Designs
Formal Expressions Tuxedos
Mainland Holiday Inn
Bonnet Island Estate
Mallard Island Yacht Club
The Ashford Estate
The LBI Foundation for the Arts & Sciences
The Arlington
Daddy O
Tuckers Tavern
Atlantic City Jewelery
Born by The Sea Photography
Kate & Ally’s Catering & Restaurant
Be The Good
Fair Winds Photography
Princeton Premiere Home Group

A special thank you to Amanda Bonneau Photography for the photos below.

Today we are sharing Daymark wedding inspiration. The Daymark is located in the heart of Barnegat Light. Daymark weddings could be described as a little bit hipster and a little bit rock n’roll. The space is full of fun vintage boho details, along with stunning blue wallpaper and lots of fun textures.

Daymark Wedding Inspiration

Daymark weddings are a fun mix of modern and boho. It’s also perfectly located for couples that would like to host their wedding ceremony in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. It’s a short walk from Daymark. Walk right across the street, to take advantage f the stunning vistas and backdrops provided by LBI’s fishing fleets at Viking Village. Viking Village sunsets are also some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen!

If you are planning a wedding on Long Beach Island, check out the incredible local vendors below. They are a wedding dream team! And, if you are planning a wedding on LBI this summer, check out Daymark and their sister venue, The Arlington. If you are looking for more wedding inspiration, check out this blog post.

The Creative Team

PLANNER | Bogath Weddings and Events
PHOTOGRAPHER | Jessa Schifilliti
HAIR | Sweet Hair Peace
MAKEUP | Lauren for Beach House Spa
BRIDE’S DRESS SHOP | Free Love Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE | The Black Tux
JEWELRY | Atlantic City Jewelry
FLORIST | Reynolds Garden Shop and Floral Market
CAKE | The Goodness Cafe by Sweet Melissa
RENTALS | Rustic Drift
MOBILE BAR | The Barrel Mobile Bar
MODELS | Emily Newell & Chandler Isaksen


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

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



FLORIST | Bay Ave Plant Company

CAKE | The Goodness Café by Sweet Melissa


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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