by LIZ ONUFER | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography

Prepping for the Perfect Day

faces_noxon2Fifteen years ago, Carlsbad resident Pamela Ann Noxon was officiating weddings across San Diego when she recognized a real challenge in the wedding planning process. “Couples had to drive to interview and hire many vendors in over a dozen categories all over town,” Pamela explained. So she decided to better meet these couples’ needs by creating The Wedding Party Expo.

“I’ve reinvented the model of the wedding fair to meet the needs of today’s engaged couple,” Pamela acknowledged. Held multiple times a year and at different venues, The Wedding Party Expo brings together top San Diego wedding professionals in a one-stop shop. Pamela’s intention was for couples “to come to a fun, respectful, and stylish event and meet all the people they need to hire for their big day.”


MEET PAMELA

Name: Pamela Ann Noxon
Profession: Producer of Love Your Show, Inc.; Founder of The Wedding Party Expo
Community: South Carlsbad
Hobbies: Art directing editorial photo shoots, walking, movies, lunch out
Favorite Places in Carlsbad: Armenian Café, Carlsbad Antique Mall, Ponto Beach, Dove Library, Pelly’s Fish Market
Website: www.sandiegoweddingparty.com


faces_noxon1The most recent Wedding Party Expo just wrapped up on Nov. 1. Pamela recapped the day, saying it “showcased so many amazing wedding experts and styles and ideas, like runway fashion shows with our custom staging, a groom’s lounge for the boys with styling, grooming, and fashions, and a Chocolate University that people raved over.” For the next show on Feb. 14, Pamela is excited about the lover’s theme, champagne bar, 100 wedding services, and continuous fashion shows all held in the Hyatt Mission Bay penthouse suite. “I am proud to say the show has been copied by many fairs across the nation but never duplicated,” she shared.

Pamela’s creative work extends into her other entrepreneurial ventures as a freelance marketing consultant, website designer, and founder of Pamela’s Parasols, outdoor sun umbrellas. But it’s more than just the perfect party for Pamela. She shared that her favorite part of being involved in the wedding industry is “getting to be a part of such a sacred and powerful event in people’s lives.” To this end, Pamela also prioritizes her philanthropic work. She donates accessories to the local animal shelters, Wounded Warriors, and Rebuilding Together, as well as building websites for charities.

In the midst of her busy schedule, Pamela carves out time to enjoy the peacefulness of the Carlsbad lifestyle, the proximity to the ocean, and spending time with friends and family. “I have owned my home here since 2000 and loved every single day of it!” Pamela exclaimed.