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Over 1500 quinceañeras and their families arrived to the Quince expo to hear music provided by Los Gemelos de Sinaloa and a fashion show emceed by Elva Saray from Telemundo 52.

San Fernando Valley Quinceanera Vendors

Los Angeles, February 29, 2016 – The world of quinceañeras is constantly evolving. While traditions are still largely incorporated throughout the celebration, more frequently, newer trends are being added to the festivities.

With 40 exhibitors at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in San Fernando, attendees were treated to different vendors catering to party planning options for any and all celebrations. Included among this group was 14 year-old Italy Menendez, who came to compare prices and see what’s new for her July 30th Quinceañera. Having visited all the booths, she noted how stunned she was “by the amount of dress styles available and the new technology for unique photos and video.”

The new trends she referred to were specifically related to the use of drones, which many photographers and videographers have integrated within their packages. “We started using drones a year ago, prices are the same, but offer a much higher quality,” said Cesar Torres of Torres Photography, who has been exhibiting at the expos for four years in a row. “Now photography and video without drones is almost unthinkable for a quinceañera.”

Also, on display were options to help make the actual day of the Quinceañera celebration run more smoothly as Sona Akopyan, owner of the Blow & Glow Dry Bar salon in North Hollywood, noted, “Quinceañeras now have less time and would rather pay a little more for a home service.” While stating she was hoping to return for future expos, she also remarked, “We are here today to show that everything we do in the classroom, such as hairstyles, makeup, manicure and pedicure, can be done at home to the entire family.”

In addition, the El Clasificado and EC Hispanic Media organized expo helped the over 1500 attendees choose dresses for their court, tuxedos for the chambelans, as well as meet with catering and limousine services, bakeries, venues, and the always popular photo booth.

This was of course prior to the main highlight of the event – the fashion show – which this year featured an opening by Diaz de Baile performing a choreographed dance. Hosted by Elva Saray from Telemundo 52, more than 20 models donned gowns courtesy of Moda 2000 that ranged from short to long and Victorian to modern, all in white, pink, orange or red.

Not lost in the event was the music provided by Los Gemelos de Sinaloa, whose youthful and modern look, as well as repertoire of Mexican regional songs, brought the ladies in the audience to their feet.

The Expo continues in Bakersfield, Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, Fresno, Ontario and San Diego. Check out Expo’s 2016 calendar of events and general public, RSVP here to the next Expo in Orange County.