JPG Photography was promised offbeat brides, pink hair, tattoos, beards, burlesque dancers, and LGBTQ pride. There is no denying that The Lovesick Wedding Expo delivered all of these and more at the World Cafe Live in Philly. It was no surprise to hear that this was their best turn out in the history of The Lovesick Expo. Upon arrival, Tom from LovesickInc. recognized me from Facebook, greeting me like old friends even though we’ve never met. What an awesome beginning to a day that only got better. Ariel Meadow Stallings was her own centerpiece for Offbeat Brides, sitting proudly on her table representing the iconic brand. The Marc Silver Band opened the expo and played one of my favorite bluegrass songs “Wagon Wheel.” Lovesick Inc. served as official DJs, spinning like the pros that they are.
Our booth was sandwiched in a sweet spot between Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Cake Life. Across from us was Leaves of Grass Floral Design displaying a stunning candlelit huppa. Some of JPG’s photos even appeared on their slideshow from a previous wedding. Tanti at Papertini Floral and Events Design as well as Carl Alan Floral Designs donated flowers to us to help beautify our table. Thank you so much! Our metal print featuring North Bowl was a huge hit, too! People stopped in their tracks when they saw our trash the dress video of Aubrey & Eric. We also premiered our new add-on, our highlight video from Melissa & Jason. We were excited to meet one of our brides who just booked us — Jess, marrying this June.
I did so much: said hi to our friends from Pastore Events who we’ll work with again in 2014; sampled delicious savory cake from Addy Maes; and met the Vegan Weddings HQ wedding planner. Every moment was packed with sensory stimuli. Vendors like True Beauty Marks had tattooed bride models working the crowd while Peek-A-Boo Revue’s burlesque dancers treated us to some awesome tassel tricks. I was interviewed by Adam from Lovesick at the close of the show and gave a rave review of our time there. It was such a pleasure to be a part of this expo that modernizes the tradition in all the best ways. Fingers crossed we return for the next one!