Executive Producers

The creation of the A Brides Expo event arose from a solid collaboration between two up and coming Caribbean entrepreneurs Joanne Paxton and Peter Shoucair. Both have great event planning expertise and more so, a passion for Destination Wedding Planning, Event Design, Event Management & Production.

In 2012 their team & staff came together to create the first ever Jamaica Bridal Expo; the largest of its kind in The Caribbean. Their annual Jamaica Bridal Expo, which caters to the local and destination wedding market, became such a big success that In 2014, their inclusion of top international wedding planners and speakers resulted in even greater attention for Jamaica's lucrative romance travel business.

Then in 2016, after seeing the enthusiasm U.K., USA, and Canadian wedding planners and romance-oriented travel agents had for Caribbean themed weddings; and sun, sand, and sea honeymoons; they realized it was time to create the first ever Caribbean Wedding Industry and Awards show. This Caribbean-wide event will launch in September, 2018, and - among others - include interactive workshops, panels and presentations from vendors, world class wedding planners, tour operators, digital and social media experts. Also, awards will be given to travel agents & wedding planners, along with those for resorts and various Caribbean destinations.

After participating in several wedding expos in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, they realized that the needed to bring a new type of bridal expo to Florida . The team again came together to create A Brides Expo. A Brides Expo, which takes bridal shows to a new level of professionalism, production quality, style and entertainment value, specializing in destination weddings and honeymoons.

Event Planner

Arlinda Monteiro is creative, detail oriented and committed to her clients. She has planned events and parties all her life so it was no surprise to her friends and family when she decided to start her own event planning business called Red Carpet Studio. Red Carpet Studio is a full-service event, wedding planning and styling company in Miami, Florida. The goal of RCS is to provide each client with the highest standards of quality and service, a level of creativity, professionalism, and cutting-edge style.

Arlinda has been assisting her clients in creating beautiful, memorable, and well planned weddings and events professionally since 2000.  She plans every occasion with exceptional grace, elegance, and special attention to detail, and views each event as if it were her very own.  She not only wants the experience to be great for the hosts, but for the guests as well. Arlinda prides herself on being friendly, professional, and easily accessible.

Arlinda is a proud member of the International Event & Wedding Professional. (IEWP)

Production Manager

Olivere has a combined 30 years in Entertainment and events, having spend over 10 years in the hotel industry in entertainment main focus as a Resident Disc Jockey after which he transitioned in electronics managing repair and install technicians. After some formal training went into professional audio and video system design and installations. Today he is still on the technical side of things and has added Video editing, animation and production to his skills.