PASO ROBLES — The 2018 North County Wedding Expo Spring Show is this weekend. The Expo, in its third year, highlights northern San Luis Obispo County as a destination wedding location and features wedding professionals and venues from the area.
This year, in response to the devastating fires and floods that shook the Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara communities, several vendors are offering discounts on their services to help brides who lost Venues or other wedding related necessities.
Central Coast Party Helpers, one of the main sponsors for the 2018 Spring show, will offer 20 percent off their planning and staffing services. CCPH owner, Brigitte Faulkner, said she wanted to help brides from the two devastated areas, many of whom lost deposits on wedding related services due to the tragic weather related events.
“A lot of brides from those areas are just devastated,” Faulkner said of the recent fires and floods. “Whoever lost their venue in a fire, I’m not going to put a limit on it, I know they’re out there, and I want to help.”
Faulkner said the wedding industry is booming in San Luis Obispo County and that the Paso Robles area is one of the top destinations in the area. After recent fire and flood devastation, she predicted the area would become even more inundated with brides.
“They’re all just coming to the Central Coast, especially now that the north and south have been devastated,” Faulkner said. “People call me from New York, Canada, and all over the United States, for my help.”
Faulkner began her party service business five years ago after being in the catering and event service in Los Angeles for several years. She moved up to San Luis Obispo County from Los Angeles to raise her daughter and was in Paso Robles before it became a wine tasting destination. She said she brought her business to Paso Robles after seeing the area rise in status as an end destination.
“I started seeing the Jaguars and the Mercedes and the limos and I thought, ‘I think the town is ready for this’,” She said of her decision to open up shop.
Faulkner said she prided her business on being able to fill in the gaps at weddings and events and be the bridge between wedding professionals to provide the best experience possible.
“We setup, service, and cleanup so you can be the guest at your own party,” Faulkner said. “We’re the first ones there and last ones to leave, we’ll run the whole event start to finish.”
Faulkner recently celebrated her new office space at 503 13th Street in Paso Robles with a red carpet ribbon cutting ceremony. She said the new space would help with her growing business and she has already seen some walk-ins.
“It’s wonderful having this space,” Faulkner said of the new office space. “When this opened up, we we’re so excited, we’ve already had three walkins since January!”
Faulkner loves her business helping people manage their weddings and events and she said she would do this job even she didn’t have to. “I love what I do, if I played the lottery and I won, I’d still do this,” she said.
Register for the North County Wedding Expo and meet Faulkner and her Central Coast Party Helpers along with other wedding professionals looking to make your wedding day on the Central Coast the best it can be.
Pre-registered brides will receive a deluxe goodie bag and will get double entry into our grand prize drawing. The 2018 North County Wedding Expo Spring Show will be held February 25, from 3:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion, 9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422.