Are you planning something special? Fanfare is an association of independent businesses serving all aspects of weddings and other celebrations. Fanfare members are consummate professionals, endorsed by enthusiastic past and current clients. Whether collaborating with the entire Fanfare ensemble or a specific vendor, you’ll be in excellent care and capable hands. Each Fanfare member is ready to listen to your needs and preferences, and will work with you to design an event that will delight both you and your guests. Fanfare is where the most beautiful memories begin!
“Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.” ~Perry Paxton
The Fanfare Story
Inspiration struck in 1991, when Teresa Halton, photographer, captured the idea of an exclusive group of the finest wedding vendors networking in mutual respect and collaboration. Sharing her idea of having the crème de la crème of wedding experts with only one professional in each category, Fanfare Weddings came into being.
The concept was simple: offer brides and grooms a more refined, civilized vendor experience with ample time to talk one-on-one with the finest wedding vendors to exchange ideas and information.
A New Direction in Wedding Solutions
Loud, crowded, impersonal wedding shows in hotels or convention centers were unproductive. Intimate, elegant and personally engaging vendor encounters were needed.
As Fanfare networking began to blossom and longstanding relationships bore trust and respect, seamless wedding collaborations were created. The group decided to join together, breaking away from the traditional wedding fairs to pioneer a totally new era of wedding planning events: The Fanfare Show.
A Fanfare Show creates an entire wedding environment from start to finish, allowing not a virtual tour of a dream wedding, but a real walk down the aisle of wedding planning solutions.
Brides and Grooms are greeted by trumpet fanfares as they view the thrilling sites of venues like the Kohl Mansion, Ralston Hall, and Julia Morgan Ballroom resplendently decorated for a wedding. Serenaded by lilting harp music, couples casually stroll from vendor to vendor enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and luxe appointments of the wedding environment while sipping champagne and sampling delectable hors d’oeuvres and cakes. From the warm welcome of the Fanfare professionals sharing the newest trends and fashions to the cheers of the final twirls of the dance lesson, Fanfare guests find the ultimate, reassuring wedding planning solution. This unique creation of a real wedding environment combined with personal client care is the genius of Fanfare Weddings.
Fanfare Dedication and Commitment
Original members Teresa Halton of Teresa Halton Photography, and Co-Founders Teri Menchini, CCA Graduate and Professional Chef and founder of La Bocca Fina – Fine Catering, and Maralyn Tabatsky of Have Your Cake, are still on board committed to furthering excellence in the wedding world.
Fanfare only permits the finest wedding professionals after thorough screening, interviewing and a vote by all Fanfare Associates. Fanfare Weddings maintain the highest standards while still raising the bar on quality in the world of weddings.
Be Considered As A Potential Fanfare Associate
Please contact Fanfare or come meet us at our next show. Any interested vendors must have outstanding, long-term industry experience as well as the highest marks from all clientele and wedding industry colleagues.
Welcome Fanfare Guests!
Fanfare Weddings welcomes you to this site and to its upcoming show. It is our great pleasure and honor to meet and work with each of you, our valued guests. Many Fanfare clients return to Fanfare to have their own children’s weddings beautifully planned and expertly realized. These returning Fanfare faithful, and testimonials from all of our happy couples, are our highest reward and your best assurance of Fanfare Weddings expertise and deluxe, personalized care.