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We hosted the event at BellWorks Chicagoland, which is also the HQ of our business. This venue provided the perfect space to create an intimate and enjoyable atmosphere, distinct from typical trade shows.

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

Event Overview

What was the event like?

The BellWorks Chicagoland venue, a "metroburb" in Hoffman Estates, set the scene for an unforgettable experience. The event was designed to be more like a hip evening out with craft cocktails, delicious finger food, high energy, and good music. This setting was a stark contrast to the usual large, impersonal conference rooms.

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

Partners and Vendors

Who were our partners in attendance?

We hand-selected our suppliers and vendors to bring maximum value to our attendees, focusing on top destinations and favorite accommodations. Highlights included:

  • LuxBo from Spain, representing Mediterranean villas and hotels.
  • The World of Hyatt with resort representatives from Mexico.
  • AIC Hotel Group with a Destination Wedding calculator for cost estimates.
  • Virgin Voyages showcasing adults-only cruise itineraries.

Local suppliers also attended, offering wedding favors, custom-label wine, candles, soap, and creative wedding swag.

Attendee Experience

What did our attendees learn during this event?

Attendees learned how our services can seamlessly take them from engagement to honeymoon. We shared destination ideas, itineraries, and a To-Do List for hiring us. Ann Marie, head of our Destination Wedding Department, presented on the perks, process, and benefits of Destination Weddings and answered audience questions. The event concluded with raffle prizes, including a grand prize of a 3-night all-inclusive stay at Secrets Riviera Cancun, Mexico.

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

Conclusion

Looking Ahead

We are grateful for our suppliers, vendors, and customers who attended. The positive feedback has strengthened our commitment to host more events in the future. Adding a social twist to a Destination Wedding show has been well received, and we plan to make it an annual event. Check out the event recap video by Bella Tiamo Films, and sign up to be the first to receive the registration link for our 2025 event, as spots fill up quickly.

Interested in a Destination Wedding? Visit Destination Weddings · Evyssa Vacations and schedule your complimentary consultation with our Destination Wedding Specialists to get started. We look forward to working with you!

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

Love Takes Flight: Our First Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo: A Huge Success!

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