About Wedding Bliss Expo




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.

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



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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LBI Wedding Show | November 8, 2020 | Hotel LBI, Ship Bottom, New Jersey

The Wedding Bliss Expo is sure to be the premiere New Jersey and LBI wedding show. We will be featuring photographers, florists, wedding gown shops and designers, desserts, catering, transportation, music, photo booths, stationary, fitness, beauty, jewelry, décor, favors, bartenders, rentals, planners and more! It’s the perfect place to plan your wedding on Long Beach Island.

LBI Wedding Show
Photo Credit: Idalia Photography

The Bride Guide

The Wedding Bliss Expo’s Bride Guide is the perfect place for brides to research the region’s premiere wedding professionals in all categories. Visit the Wedding Bliss Expo on November 8, 2020, at Hotel LBI, in Ship Bottom to met vendors in every category. This is not your typical bridal show. Think of it as one-stop shopping for wedding planning.

Brides interested in, or planning weddings near Long Beach Island, NJ should attend the Wedding Bliss Expo to get…

  • Top-notch high-quality wedding planning guidance and advice
  • Meet with the region’s leading wedding professionals and creative entrepreneurs.
  • Creative and unique solutions to your wedding planning pain-points
  • Pinterest-worthy design inspiration
  • Streamline your planning process
  • Access to NJ’s leading wedding professionals
  • Planning solutions to your biggest wedding planning problems
  • Fun-filled Bliss Bag

If you would like to attend, and seriously, you do! Please register here.

The Wedding Bliss Expo Team

The Wedding Bliss Expo was born out of a partnership between Bay Magazine, Bogath Weddings & Events and Weddings of Distinction. Gary Henderson and Farrell Dunleavy, co-founders of Bay Magazine, and Jeanne Coon-Bogath, the owner and lead planner of Bogath Weddings and Events teamed up to create a one-of-a-king opportunity for brides to experience offerings of the wedding and creative professionals that work on, or near, Long Beach Island. In addition, we have created a place where wedding professionals, creative entrepreneurs, and industry leaders could get together to help lift our industry to new heights.

Become a Wedding Bliss Expo Vendor

Wedding Bliss Expo is a great way to generate quality leads with bides and consumers. It is also a great way to connect with other wedding professionals and those in the bridal industry to help you build your referral network.

The Wedding Bliss Expo will provide professionals with a unique opportunity to directly interact, on a personal level, with brides and their entourage. In addition, the Wedding Bliss Expo will provide a number of marketing solutions to help make this the marketing experience that quickly converts leads. 

Our unique marketing solutions include:

  • Brand Exposure 
  • Fully customized marketing materials in the Bliss Bag
  • Expo photography, including professional headshots
  • 12 months of premium listing on the Wedding Bliss Expo Website
  • Targeted email marketing campaigns to brides and professionals

In addition, we will be enhancing the marketing experience by providing a networking experience for wedding professionals exhibiting at the Wedding Bliss Expo. This is an experience unique among Bridal Expos. You will find no other wedding show or expo in the tri-state area doing what we are here. It is our belief that providing the region with an experience such as this, that we will help to elevate the wedding industry. 

A mix-and-mingle breakfast will be held before the event begins for professionals to network with other leading professionals in the bridal industry! This will allow you to build relationships with others within the industry and increase future referrals and generate leads.

To get more information and to become a vendor at the Wedding Bliss Expo for 2020, please contact us here!