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2019 LBI Wedding Road Show

2019 LBI Wedding Road show

at The Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club

On April 28th 2019, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 11th Annual Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Tour; a self guided tour of picture perfect venues filled with fantastic and incredibly talented party professionals. This event is a completely complimentary day for all guests who are preparing for a one of a kind celebration. As a newly engaged couple, you get to meet and greet directly with experts, enter to win dozens of prize drawings and sample endless food and drinks as you travel from venue to venue! Vendors include, but are not limited to Florists, Photographers, Bakers, DJs, PhotoBooths, Hair & Makeup Artists & Rental Companies. Everything you would ever need to plan your dream wedding and more!

The Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club has participated in this event since its inaugural year, and to say it is a success would be an understatement!

We here, at the Sea Shell Resort, specialize in hosting beautiful events in the months of April, May, June, September and October. With the ability to host you and over 200 of your favorite guests, our goal is to give you a luxurious, comfortable wedding that honors your love story with a hefty dose of LBI fun. From exchanging vows with your toes in the sand, surrounded by palm tree lined dunes, to hosting your elegant and FUN reception, we will make sure you get hitched—without a hitch.

For guests looking for something more casual, we offer cocktail style packages for small or large groups. Our guests have the ability to experience our beautifully appointed, eclectic, indoor reception space and our outdoor oasis of authentic tiki huts and palm trees. The Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club also happily hosts smaller, boutique events including: bridal showers, baby showers, retirement parties, bar/bat mitzvah, confirmations & more.

At the Wedding Road Show this year, and the same as in years past, we showcased a large amount of our preferred vendors. These vendors are people we have worked with over decades and have done an amazing job for us and our couples alike.

Christine Howard from Lily In the Vally Florist presented an amazing display of greenery accented with white roses, blue hydrangeas and succulents for a very romantic feel. She added an extra touch of elegance with macrame planters hanging from the ceiling. Everything paired perfectly with the Grey & Ivory Table cloths she chose from Ocean Tent & Party Rental. Christine also provided a gorgeous set up for our private beach ceremony area where we showcased a driftwood arbor from Rustic Drift Boutique Party Rentals.

AnnMarie Cooney from A Sweet Memory Bakery had a bright and beautiful set up showing three different wedding cakes, custom made cookies and a very tasty display of mini pastries. Next time you have a moment, taste her cake truffles, they really are something special!

Gina Ritacco from Gina Ritacco Makeup had a stunning slide show of her past clients that made us wish she could do our makeup every day. Her make up techniques are something that every bride should look forward to having on her wedding day.

Leanna Gerety of Leanna Theresa Photography had a white washed wooden backdrop that was a eye catcher as she showed off some of her best wedding photos.

Jessica Erb of Jessica Erb Photography had a display of albums that you could get lost in for hours.

Both of these photographers have an amazing and unique eye when it comes to photography and have hands down the best personalities in the industry.

Courtney Rachinsky (Bragg) of Just Braggin Hair Salon showcased a modern picture display of so many beautiful updo’s, long hair styles and make up that they have done for brides all over the South Jersey area.

Monte Entertainment along with Prime Event Djs had all the energy while they told couples about the amazing bands and DJ packages they offer. These companies have a diverse group of DJs and Bands to meet every couples style and taste

Rounding off our talented vendor list would be Frank Ritacco & Matt Higgins of Island Party Station. These two guys are always at the top of the game when it comes to what’s new and trending. They have multiple photo-booth set ups that include print outs that your guests can take home, or GIFs that they can post to social media all paired with incredibly funny props.

All of these vendors are simply amazing. We are so lucky to get to work with them throughout our wedding season, but more importantly we are so lucky to call them friends. To all you newly engaged couples out there looking to plan your dream wedding. Here are some of the best of the best, let them make your wedding day everything you ever dreamed of.

Lily In the Vally Florist

Rustic Drift               

Ocean Tent & Party Rental

Jessica Erb Photography

Leanna Theresa Photography

Island Party Station       

Gina Ritacco Make Up

Monte Entertainment

Prime Event DJs          

A Sweet Memory          

We can’t wait for the 2020 Wedding Road Show!

Michael Boyle