An Idea Is Born

Mari Dattolo and Ava Holly are no strangers to reinventing themselves as their careers in the hospitality field have evolved.  At a time in life when most people are planning their retirement years, these two longtime business friends are delving into the next chapter of their stories. Having grown up on the beaches of Seaside Heights and spent decades since working in Atlantic City, their careers kept them both loyal to the Jersey Shore.  As professionals in the wedding industry, their resumes have run the gamut from DJ-ing to Wedding Consulting, Officiating to Event Planning.  Ava, CEO/Owner of '4 A Star', coordinates all aspects of fashion, entertainment and events from Atlantic City to New York City. Similarly, Mari CEO/Owner of 'Little Angels Princess Events', coordinates both private and public events from small groups to larger scale productions.

This past year, they joined forces to develop a unique and innovative project for both the bridal market and the state’s tourism economy.  In cooperation with  Ocean County based, 'Jersey Shore Wedding Association',  they hope  to elevate  traditional bridal and hospitality marketing with the launch of  'Eye on the Shore Bridal Tours'.  According to Dattolo,  "With Atlantic City and shore points literally minutes away, an event in South Jersey can easily become a Destination Wedding!”

This revolutionary concept takes the best elements of venue inspections and caters them to busy millennial brides. Luxurious 14 and 24 passenger shuttles will chauffeur bridal guests from one venue to the next for a  day of fun and culinary indulgence! As a progressive tasting experience, the first wedding venue on the itinerary offers a champagne brunch followed by a  tour of their property. The morning also includes a special occasion make up demonstration by Image By Design and a personal stylist from Macy*s  to introduce their bridal registry program. Each venue thereafter will provide a guided property tour followed by a chef’s choice tasting from appetizers to indulgent pastries. With a 'Land' tour  that features some of the most diverse off shore reception spaces and a 'Sea' tour inspired by South Jersey's favorite shore towns,  these visitations are tailored to be a modern twist on  a timeless tradition! By popular demand, a third tour has been added,  bringing tours and tastings to a dozen options for all of your event needs! Named in the spirit of the coast,  (Option 1)  if by "Land" Tour,  (Option 2) if by "Sea" Tour and (Option 3) is aptly titled "Eye on the Opposite Shore" Tour!

Welcome Aboard  to your

 Bridal Adventure!


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