Love & Sunshine Wedding Conference


Get set for South Florida’s extraordinary new “un-bridal” bridal experience with the 2nd Annual Love & Sunshine Destination Wedding Conference & Expo—where destinations reign, knowledge flows and beauty can be discovered around every turn.

Taking place at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort, FL Love & Sunshine, the brainchild of Joy Agness, will offer an inviting welcome event, mesmeric speakers, celebrity involvement, destination discussions, and many meaningful seminars that will fill your mind and outstanding sponsor showcases that will satisfy your cravings for splendor and creativity. For two “eventful” days, you will learn, share, enjoy, and grow as a business professional in the destination wedding and events industries.

The two-day event will offers an exhibition of the industry’s finest vendors, creative and business seminars on everything from Building Your Business Empire to Utilizing Technology and Social Media to Trends in the Destination Wedding Market. Globally renowned event designer, Preston Bailey, will close the conference with the floral demonstration “Did you know Flowers can talk, Floral Expressions.” Stay and enjoy the grand finale reception, “The Embrace South Florida”, complete with networking, mingling and entertainment.

Speakers and panelists include TV Host/Lifestyle Expert Mar Jennings, motivational guru Simon T. Bailey, Association of Wedding Professionals International founders Richard & JuliaMarkel, Wedding Business Expert Alan Berg, Educational Expert Bernadette C. Smith, Attorney for Wedding Professionals Michael McGuffee, makeup artist Rick Dececca and Marilyn Cairo.

“We are so excited about Love & Sunshine’s South Florida debut,” says Joy Agness, Love & Sunshine’s owner & president. “The outpouring of support from our incredible sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and attendees has been better than we could have imagined. When I envisioned Love & Sunshine, I saw something different…something that has not yet been done in South Florida. As it grows closer, I know that I am realizing my dream, a dream that will continue to gain strength as the years fly by.”

Sponsor partners and exhibitors include All Events Design Company, Association for Wedding Professionals International (AFWPI), Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Elegant Temptations, ET Cakes, Florida International University, Ideas to I Do, Macy’s, Marry Caribbean, Modern Luxury Brides South Florida & the Caribbean Sensational Experience, Passion XO, The Westin Ft Lauderdale Beach, The Invitation Stand, Your Wedding TV and more.

For more information or to register for Love & Sunshine, visit
For more information on exhibiting or sponsor opportunities, please contact Joy Agness at or 954.345.7517.