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Pala Mesa proves great venue for Fallbrook Bridal Fair, despite rain

EARLY VERSION, photos to follow

After being moved to Pala Mesa due to rain, The Fallbrook Bridal Fair provided great fun and the opportunity for brides-to-be to talk with wedding industry professionals. "Things really couldn't have gone any better for the show. Kat Jackson from Pala Mesa was so gracious and Pala Mesa was so accommodating to us and our guests. We were very thankful that they stepped up and provided their beautiful venue for our event. The main banquet room was just perfect and some of the brides-to-be enjoyed touring the inside and outside venue options that Pala Mesa has to offer," said Fallbrook Bridal Fair Event Coordinator Laurianna Briana.

James Kruk, an award-winning Elvis tribute artist, started the day performing some of his favorites and giving flowers to the ladies. Universal DJ Jake Corirossi provided music and sound while working with KCXX Radio Personality, JP Raineri, who kept things moving along broadcasting games, events, and winners of prizes and raffles throughout the day, in addition to the fashion shows.

Delicious entrees were served by Apple Spice Junction Catering and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. People commented throughout the day about the unique “Mashed Potato Martini” served by Debbie from Apple Spice Junction. Debbie enjoyed the day saying she had served and talked to so many people that it was “almost overwhelming.” Francesca from Romano's Macaroni Grill and her staff served a wonderful chicken and bow-tie pasta dish and chocolate cake for desert.

The fashion shows were the highlight of the day with 16 male and female models showing off the latest styles from dresses that could be used for evening, prom and bridesmaids, to beautiful wedding gowns with full length trains from the new Village Bridal Shop in downtown Fallbrook. The guys all wore stunning apparel from Friar Tux, ranging in colors and styles.

Lingerie pieces and after-the-wedding pieces were modeled from Baby Dollz in Temecula. The models were also wearing beautiful Elma Gil wedding sets, a new line at Jewelry Connection, and unique veils and hairpieces from Carla June Designs. Analisa Kincaid, one of the models said, "We all had such a great time. This was really fun." There were models of all ages, ranging from 12-years-old, to men and women in their 50's. "It was such a perfect mix of ages and personalities. The models danced and posed and really made a great show of it. It was very entertaining and fun to watch," said organizer and Village/Valley News Editor-in-Chief Julie Reeder. Annie Reeder boasted of the organization and training provided by Claudia Foston, who coached and organized the girls for the fashion show. "She was so good. We really felt like we knew what we were supposed to do and we could relax and have fun doing it," said Annie.

Carla Garza from Carla June Designs said, "I had such a wonderful time yesterday, and I felt like the whole bridal fair was done so well. I am so grateful that you gave me the opportunity to display my veils in the fashion show. It was perfect."

In addition to clothes and jewelry, the ladies were adorned with stunning hairstyles from Suzanne Chadwick and her team from Hair Drama. The Chadwicks are internationally known and relatively new residents to Fallbrook from Beverly Hills. Event Coordinator Laurianna Briana also served as professional make-up artist for the models and Cindy Cheatham, Milan Foston and Jasmine Morrow provided assistance for guests all day.

"Village News, Valley News, and Village Lifestyle Magazine sponsors these events as a way to showcase local wedding and event-related businesses and connect our readers with the best of our customers,” said Reeder. "We also observed a lot of networking going on between vendors, which is our goal. Local businesses need to support each other as we showcase all the great options and talent we that’s available for people wanting to have a beautiful wedding. It was perfect today, despite the weather. There's good reason why the Fallbrook/Bonsall area are growing in reputation for weddings and events. We have nationally recognized talent and wedding-related businesses here, in a beautiful rural setting. I talked with a nice lady that said she was happy to contract with a caterer, the videographer and at least one other vendor at the event. It was very convenient for her.”

In the next few days this story will be updated with photos from Village and Valley News photographers De Savage and Scott Burnham and a video from Rolling Hills Videography will be posted as soon as its available.

Fallbrook Bridal Fair moved to Pala Mesa Resort

FALLBROOK - Organizers have announced that the Fallbrook Bridal Fair scheduled for Saturday, February 20 at the Elder House has been moved to Pala Mesa Resort due to the likelihood of inclement weather. (see for map to Pala Mesa Resort)

World class Elvis Tribute Artist James Kruk will be opening the Fallbrook Bridal Fair and setting the stage with some of his greatest hits. In addition, several exciting new vendors will be joining this event.

"Brides-to-be will be able to speak directly with Pala Mesa, Macaroni Grill, Apple Spice Catering, and Baby Dollz Lingerie, who will also participate in the fashion show," said Laurianna Briana, event coordinator for the show. "In addition to the gifts we've already received to give our brides this Saturday, we also have gift certificates to Outback Steak House, Red Lobster, Macaroni Grill, Olive Garden, Zumba lessons, Arthur Murray dance lessons, and a gift certificate towards a cruise from Branson Travel.

Previous prizes announced for brides include an overnight stay at Pala Casino and dinner for two, dinners for two from Hukilau Restaurant at Fallbrook Golf Course, a gift certificate from Panache, movie tickets, spa certificates, wedding cakes and more.

Previous vendors announced on have included:

Fire Garden Wedding Venue

Elegance on Display (Wedding Cakes)

Village Bridal (Dresses and Formals)

Friar Tux

Temecula Carriage Company

Chadwicks from Hair Drama (Hair Stylists)

Ace Party Rentals

Party World Rentals

Abilgails Flowers

Star Floral

Bonsall Village Florist

Jewelry Connection

Landmark Studios (Photographer)

Landmark Studios (DJ Service)

Ahrend Studios (Photography)

Nothing But Miracles (Photography)

Universal DJ Services

Branson Travel

Carla June Designs (Hair accessories, vails)

Zumba fitness classes

Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Beauty by Bee (Hair Stylist)

The Fallbrook Bridal Fair is an event for Fallbrook Village News and the Valley News readers and customers. It will include a beautiful fashion show.

"It will be a lot of fun," said Briana. "I would encourage everyone who is going to get married, whether they have set a date or not, to come and enjoy the day."

To be included in the prize and gift giveaways, brides-to-be must preregister at

To find out more about Elvis Tribute Artist James Kruk, visit

Fallbrook Bridal Fair, in historic Victorian, to offer contests, fashion show, gifts for every bride, and horse and carriage

FALLBROOK – Brides-to-be who attend this year’s Fallbrook Bridal Fair, next Saturday, Feb. 20, will be rewarded with a gift for attending, in addition to being entered in a drawing to win a free weekend overnight getaway. The event, designed to provide brides-to-be with valuable information from dozens of wedding and event specialists, will be held at the home of the Village and Valley News, the historic Elder House (built in 1884) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Fallbrook.

"Our giveaways will include a gift certificate for a wedding dress from Village Bridal, wedding cakes, romantic Catalina getaways, a Pala Casino hotel stay and dinner for two, Fallbrook Golf Club/Hukilau dinners for two, spa certificates, free movie tickets, jewelry, dance lessons, a free engagement announcement for each couple, and more,” says coordinator Laurianna Briana.

The fair will feature a fashion show, and experts will be available to talk with brides about venues, restaurants/catering, bakeries, flowers, photography, disc jockey services, hair and make-up, honeymoon travel and even the Temecula Carriage Company, complete with horses for your special occasion.

Brides who pre-register for the event will gain free admission and have their names added into the prize drawings.

“It promises to be a fun day with all of the gifts we have for brides-to-be and all the professionals needed to plan a wedding and help newlyweds get their lives off to a great start,” said Briana. “Every bride is a winner at the Fallbrook Bridal Fair!”

Call Laurianna Briana at (760) 723-7319 or (951) 676-1839 for more information on attending or being a vendor for the bridal fair. Pre-registration deadline is Feb. 16. Register online at Winners must be present the day of the event to claim their prizes.

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