Monthly Archives: January 2012

SRO Launches new blog to celebrate 40 years of business

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of S&R Originals.  They’ve worked hard for 40 years creating life’s special moments and have produced over 2,500 events; weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries, corporate events, and more!

The 40th anniversary celebration begins with the debut of their new blog, SRO 40 Years Celebrating Life.  The blog will be filled with the hottest special event ideas and trends, planning tips, strategies, plus photo galleries of  S&R Originals and SRO Events, Inc. recent projects.

The celebration continues with their 40th Anniversary Album featuring pictures and memories of S&R/SRO events from the past 40 years.  The fun is that the photos and memories will come directly from their clients!  Click thier Anniversary Album button at the top to see pictures of the first event ever produced by S&R as well as others from the past four decades.

Join the party! If S&R Originals produced an event for you, they would love to post a photo(s) and your memories from the event in the 40th Anniversary Album.  If your photos are not digital (that’s probably everything from the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and part of the 2,000’s) no problem, take a photo of your photo with a digital camera or cell phone camera; or scan it.  E-mail the photo(s) and memories to Anniversaryalbum@sroevents.com.  Don’t forget to include the event date.  Please spread the word.

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MPISCC State of The Union Address

 

 

State of the Industry – February 14, 2012

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! 
The 2012 MPISCC State of the Industry Event 

Our annual State of the Industry luncheon will take place on Tuesday, February 14. Once again, we look forward to our SITE SoCal colleagues joining us for this special event. MPISCC and SITE SoCal members expand across a large area of Southern California, so this year we wanted to make it easier for as many people as possible to participate in this very important meeting. In addition, as a “thank you” to the person who supports your participation, please invite your boss as our guest. We look forward to seeing both of you there as we continue to keep up with current trends and build relationships.

We will be offering the program in TWO simultaneous locations; one at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, where the speaker will appear live, and the other at Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, where the speaker will be streamed live with full audience interaction. We are excited to be able to offer our first live-streamed event to our members on the eastern range of Southern California!

Our speaker this year is Mr. Carl Winston from San Diego State University (SDSU). Mr. Winston has more than 25 years of experience in senior executive level hospitality industry jobs, and is the current and founding Director of SDSU’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Mr. Winston share his valuable insights on the state of the industry in 2012 and beyond!

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel will be the host for our membership in the Los Angeles area. This beachfront property is celebrated as one of Santa Monica’s best hotels. Mr. Winston will appear live at this location. Valet parking is $10.

Morongo Casino Resort and Spa is our host for our members in Palm Springs, Temecula and the Inland Empire. This 32,000-acre property is located at the foot of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains. Mr. Winston’s presentation will be streamed live in the 360 Lounge on the 26th floor, where the audience will be able to virtually interact with the presenter. Free Valet parking.

Lunch will be provided at both locations. This event is sponsored in part by the Canadian Tourism Commission.

Please note: If you register for this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed

WHEN Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:00 AM  – 2:00 PM
WHERE See Description for Locations
CA
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Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 – Party Designs by Carol

{Los Angeles,CA} – January 25, 2012WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Party Designs by Carol has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Planning!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Party Designs by Carol was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Party Designs by Carol is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the local WeddingWire vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate  Party Designs by Carol for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Party Designs by Carol is one of the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites, WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/party-designs-by-carol-los-angeles/a0a0aa1711e562bc.html.

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.  WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.
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Save the Veil on Michael Cerbelli’s HOT LIST at The Special Event

 

Michael Cerbelli’s: Hot Event & Entertainment Ideas 2012™

 Save the Veil – the Hottest New Wedding Industry Product will be included in Michael Cerbelli‘s Hot List at The Special Event 2012

 

Event Chair:  Michael Cerbelli, Total Entertainment

Location: Ballroom Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 274-8511

Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012   8:30am-10:00am

Tickets: •  Full Conference Badge Holders – FREE
•  All other registrations must register separately – $40.00 ($45.00 after 1/4/12)

About Michael:

For over 30 years, Michael Cerbelli has created amazing events all over the world. Michael is one of the most highly regarded professionals in the event and entertainment industry. He is trendsetter in the special events industry and is known for his integrity, creativity, and passion. Michael has earned a reputation as THE entertainment expert. Michael is even working on his own television series, which is scheduled to air in 2012.

Michael is President of Special Events for Total Event Specialists / Total Entertainment, a company who’s portfolio brags impressive clients such as: Paul McCartney & Heather Mills, Billy Joel & Katie Lee, the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C., the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the King of Morocco’s Birthdays & New Year’s Eve parties and a private event at President Putin’s Summer Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Michael has built a team at Total Entertainment that is one of the best in the business. “Team Cerbelli” is known for their professionalism, work ethic and respect for all involved in the planning and production process. Their demand for perfectionism, organization, and attention to detail make this team shine.

Michael’s passion for the industry is not only shown in his work but carries over to the donation of his time and expertise to trade organizations. Michael is involved in the International Special Events Society (ISES), The SEARCH Foundation, Meeting Planners International (MPI) and the International Association of Corporate Entertainment Producers (IACEP).

Email: Michael Cerbelli
Company: Total Entertainment 

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The Marty McGowan ISES LA Scholarship

The Marty McGowan ISES LA Scholarship Information:

Download Scholarship Application Form Here – please note, you can enter your information directly into this PDF (form fillable PDF) and save it before sending.

The Marty McGowan/International Special Event Society Los Angeles Scholarship Fund has been established to assist members of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of ISES in their pursuit of educational opportunities and achievement of the CSEP designation! Awarding of a scholarship will be made upon approval of the entire ISES LA Board of Officers and Directors.

Scholarship Awards will be granted in amounts of $500.00 minimum, depending on funds available and the number of qualified applications. No chapter member may receive a Scholarship Award more than once in three calendar years. An application for Scholarship Awards will be sent electronically to all current chapter members once a calendar year, or when there are sufficient funds on hand. All applications will be reviewed by the current board and upon analysis, will be voted on by the entire board.

The requirements for receiving Scholarship Awards are as follows:

• Recipients must be a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter for at least two years and be a member in good standing at the time of the award.

• Recipients must be an “active” member of the chapter. “Active” is described as having participated on chapter committees, current or past member of the board of directors or active in chapter programs.

• Recipients will be required to write an article for the chapter’s E-Newsletter describing the benefits of their educational opportunity.

• Awards may be used for the following:
CSEP Examination and necessary materials.
Attendance at the annual Conference for Professional Development, Regional Educational Conferences and The Special Event.

• Awards granted are to be on an honor system and may be used for payment of any and or all expenses related to the above mentioned educational opportunities. Return of receipts and not required. However, proof of attendance is required or the award shall be returned to the chapter.

Use this Great ISES LA Membership Benefit by Applying today!

Scholarships are awarded throughout the year, so once you complete an application it stays on file until the next scholarship is awarded.

For more information and the ISES Web Site Click Here

 

 

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WIPA presents – The Emerging Gay and Lesbian Wedding Market

 

THE EMERGING GAY AND LESBIAN WEDDING MARKET

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Legendary Park Plaza
Trisha Harako – Events Manager
607 S Park View St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-381-6300
Trisha@parkplazala.com
www.parkplazala.com

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THE EXPERIENCE
One of Los Angeles’ best kept secrets, the Park Plaza ushers you into a world of grandeur as you step across the Park Plaza Lobby, a cathedral-like space with a Romanesque vaulted ceiling at least three stories high.  The Art Deco beauty and old-world charm is unsurpassable and the Hollywood landmark‘s history will inspire you. Join us for libations, lunch, and lively exchanges at the former playground of the city’s most influential leaders. Once a men’s only club, Park Plaza is now a historic site for glamorous weddings and events. WIPA welcomes you into an exclusive world that welcomes equality and same-sex marriages for all, and see why our industry is leading the future!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00 AM Registration & Hors d’ Ouevres
11:45 AM Speaker Presentation
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM “Face to Face” – a time to connect, meet and share ideas and enjoy a dessert along with a cappuccino


EVENT REGISTRATION

Non-Member Fees are:
$55 By January 29
$70 After January 29

Members Fees are:
$40 By January 29
$55 After January 29


PROGRAM:
The Emerging Gay and Lesbian Wedding Market … And You
Same-sex weddings present unique challenges to those in the wedding industry.  Let’s face it, not all of us know how to plan a “gay wedding.”  But laws are beginning to change across the country and you should be prepared to reach this lucrative market.

Join us for an intensive, interactive seminar on the gay and lesbian wedding market.

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IN THIS SESSION YOU WILL….

Get an understanding of the financial and political impact of gay weddings

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Learn the differences, large and small, between straight and gay weddings

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Get great ideas and tips on how to market to engaged same-sex couples

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And much more!


PRESENTER

 

Bernadette Coveney Smith
646.580.1270
info@14stories.com
www.14stories.com

Bernadette Coveney Smith is the nation’s leading same-sex wedding expert.  She is founder and president of 14 Stories, the first company in the U.S. specializing in planning legal same-sex weddings.  14 Stories has offices in New York and Boston.

Seven years ago, when gay marriage was first legalized in Massachusetts, Bernadette envisioned a wedding production company for engaged same-sex couples looking to navigate a traditional wedding industry. Since 2004, she and her team have produced hundreds of gay and lesbian weddings, working with couples from 29 U.S. states.

Bernadette’s expertise has been sought after by the Today Show, the New York Times, the Washington PostCNNTravel and Leisure and NPR, among others.  Bernadette is author of the book Gay Wedding Confidential.  Bernadette also developed the first gay wedding planning app for iPhone and Android.  She regularly speaks about gay weddings around the country.


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:

Venue:
Trisha Harako
607 S Park View St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-381-6300
Trisha@parkplazala.com
www.parkplazala.com

Catering:
Summit Catering
Veronica Medrano
765 S. State College, Suite A
Fullerton California 92831
714-773-4775
veronica@summitevents.com
www.summitevents.com

Linen:
La Tavola Linen
Lori Chavez
9859 s. santa monica blvd.
beverly hills, ca 90212
310.286.1333
lori@latavolalinen.com
www.latavolalinen.com

Furniture:
Lounge Appeal
Kristy Griggs
5145 Avenida Encinas Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
619-888-5799
kristy@loungeappeal.com
www.loungeappeal.com

Floral:
Shawna Yamamoto
471 W Lambert Rd. Ste 109
La Brea, CA 92821
714-255-0900
Shawna@shawnayamamoto.com
www.shawnayamamoto.com

Photography:
Gene Higa Photography
Gene Higa
309 Neptune Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024
415-533-5045
gene@genehiga.com
www.genehiga.com

Entertainment:
Gerry Rothschild Band
Gerry Rothschild
PO Box 619 Los Angeles, CA 91001
626-791-5305
Gerry@grbands.com
www.grbands.com

Desserts/Favors:
Tasty Cloud Cotton Candy Company
Nina Rodecker
12325 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-990-2435
nina@tastyclouds.com
www.tastyclouds.com

Invitations:
Copper Willow
Jill & Leora
8530 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-836-6004
info@copperwillow.com
www.copperwillow.com


A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CO CHAIRS:

Michelle Nowak
Good Gracious! Events
323-954-2277
michelle@goodgraciousevents.com
www.goodgraciousevents.com

Michelle Nowak | Event Producer, Good Gracious! Events
After years of producing national events from a West Coast base she found a home at Good Gracious! Events. Here, she’s been able to bring her own event style to life. With years in the event industry and long-standing relationships built with creative partners, she knows the key to making both social and corporate events run flawless is to listen, then exceed expectations!

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Nahid Farhoud
Wedding Elegance
619-920-2976
info@weddingelegancesd.com
www.weddingelegancesd.com

Nahid Farhoud is an energetic and responsive wedding planner whose talents integrate elegance with a “WOW” factor. Her responsiveness and compassion for family and tradition helps her personalize the international language of love for her clients and their guests. Since 2005 Nahid has utilized her incredible eye for design and detail in multicultural weddings at Southern California’s most exclusive venues, as well as in international locations such as Dubai, Paris, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, and much more. Nahid’s work has also been featured in national magazines and wedding blogs, and she is also certified by the Association of Bridal Consultants, Jean Picard Wedding Consulting, and the Special Event.

Hailed as an industry leader who specializes in ethnic weddings, Nahid embraces innovation and yet keeps the planning process simple. Nahid’s love of high-end fashion is reflected in her events and details. She grabs inspiration from the season’s upcoming colors and works them into the event design, creating couture weddings and events that are unique and tailored to each bride.

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Coordinator Confab 2012!

Coordinator Confab is back! This year’s seminar will be held at the beautiful SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA from January 30th – 31st. The girls at Details Details know how to produce gorgeous, fashionable events all while paying attention to every last detail and they’re willing to show you how they do it. This interactive 2-day seminar is designed to educate aspiring and Novice Wedding Planners, Coordinators, and Designers.  Coordinator Confab is also ideal for Wedding Planners who are designers, but need help in the event execution department.

Coordinator Confab will cover the fundamentals of Wedding Day Coordination as well as detailed instruction on how to properly execute a wedding from beginning to end, including understanding BEOs, reviewing vendor contracts, and properly drafting an extensive minute-by-minute timeline.  Jeannie Savage and Alicia Townsend believe that accurate timeline preparation and communication with all vendors prior to the event date is the key ingredient to executing a flawless event.  At the Coordinator Confab Seminar, they will run through the specifics on conducting a rehearsal, orchestrating the entire wedding day, how to train your own wedding day assistants, and many tips in between.

The information will be presented in a fast-paced, fun, classroom atmosphere. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn invaluable information about branding, marketing and legal issues from Southern California’s top industry professionals whose expertise has been sought out both locally and internationally.

Details Details is an event planning company who has a successful track record and reputation in the industry, and is willing to share their “secrets to success”.  They will open the doors of communication between the Novice Wedding Coordinator and the Details Details Event Planning Team, giving everyone the chance to learn from real people and conquer the key essentials of wedding coordination. For the seminar schedule and more information, click here. Registration closes on January 26th, so click HERE to register now!

 

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Save the Veil Featured on Greer’s OC

 Since 1993, Greer has been writing about fashion, dining and trends in Orange County, as a popular columnist for the Los Angeles Time Community Newspapers (Daily Pilot, Coastline Pilot and HB Independent) and now as founder of Greer’s OC. Do you have a friend who always seems to be ahead of the trends, who has great taste, who has a great sense of humor and who you just like being around? That’s Greer.

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Rhonda Couchigian Speaks at ISES in Ventura

Rhonda Couchigian, founder of Rayce PR and Marketing, gave an inspiring lecture for ISES members and guests on Tuesday. Dreams, Goals and Aspirations was the topic of conversation at this informal and informative evening at the Museum of Ventura County. Rhonda spoke about the future of business development, marketing and promotions in the digital world and specifically how business owners in the special event industry can maximize their outreach and exposure.

Rhonda spoke about the difference between advertising and brands, the three categories of brand and how your brand is an important financial asset. She discussed the importance of building a brand on emotion and she talked about social media tools like blogging, Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, FourSquare and ISSUU. The group discussed business promotion and all that it entails including press releases, editorial coverage, email marketing, showcase events and event and real wedding submittals.

Colette and Kaitlin Lopez of La Fete Weddings organized the lovely event and the Thai food by Seasons Catering was very yummy! Hors d’oeuvre of cucumbers and radishes topped with edamame puree were passed during cocktail hour. The meal started with a lettuce wrap salad and followed with an entree of beef and beet shavings with sides of yummy Pad Thai noodles and shrimp! Dessert consisted of two mouth-watering chocolate and banana won tons topped with whip cream. Delicious! EventRents provided the rentals and Melissa Musgrove was there to capture all of these lovely photos for us. Thank you so much Melissa!

Kaitlin Lopez, Colette Lopez and Rhonda Couchigian

 

Scott Topper

Glen Novak and Rhonda Couchigian

Rhonda Couchigian

Click here to see Rhonda’s presentation!

 

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The Callaway Gable Trifecta

If January is any indication of how 2012 will be for photographers Brian and Allison Callaway, then it’s going to be a stellar year! As if winning twice in Junebug Wedding‘s top photo contest wasn’t enough, Callaway Gable earned an opportunity to shoot The Bachelor and The Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas‘s wedding that was featured on the Green Wedding Shoes blog AND now they’re also featured in Style Me Pretty with a gorgeous wedding at the Vibiana with Amber Events. Just when you think Callaway Gable‘s artwork can’t get any better, they show us something extraordinary…again. Click here for all the gorgeous photos and story.

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Something Blue LA Launch

A Note From Karla,

I hope you can join us at our LA launch of Something Blue. Leaving its mark at the historic Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Blvd., “Something Blue” arrives in Los Angeles this January 19th, 2012. Something new, something borrowed, and something blue are all wedding traditions that can sometimes get overlooked as brides overwhelm themselves with the larger aspects a wedding can encompass. Thus, focusing on these small but important details, “Something Blue” showcases a variety of fun, yet classy, unconventional wedding options that are sure to modernize simple, bridal traditions, into personalized wedding memories. The event will showcase upcoming lingerie and swimwear trends, jewelry and accessories designers, favor and stationery vendors and much more. Guest will also enjoy amazing entertainment, sweets and free flowing beverages. A perfect girls night outing.  This in one event no bride,  bridesmaids and wedding vendors will want to miss. A private, VIP invite only, event, so please make sure to RSVP ASAP!

Looking forward to meeting you and please feel free to pass along this special invitation to girlfriends, family and brides. Just make sure you let them know to RSVP. The first 100 guest will receive an AMAZING gift bag!  By the way giveaways will be raffled off and the money earned from the raffle tickets will be donated to Wish Upon a Wedding OC Chapter to help make wedding wishes come true for those who need it the most. We hope you can help us Tweet, Facebook and Blog about our event to help spread the word.

xo

Karla Randolph

Founder and Designer of The Card Lady and Something Blue

 

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Party Designs by Carol Wins Bride’s Choice Award

Party Designs by Carol is in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide! The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined solely by the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. Congratulations Carol Rosen; we love your work and you’ve earned this prestigious award!

 

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The Spotlight Awards

WHAT ARE THE SPOTLIGHT AWARDS?

Event Solutions magazine Spotlight Awards are an annual awards presentation dedicated to recognizing the best and the brightest event professionals in the industry. The awards are presented in a variety of categories and honor both individuals and companies for their body of work in the previous year.

The Spotlight Award process is conducted in three phases over the course of four months: submitting nominations, selection of finalists and industry-wide voting to determine the winners, who are presented their awards in person the annual Spotlight Awards event at the Event Solutions Idea Factory.

Nominations are open to everyone. You can nominate yourself, your company, colleagues, peers, clients, or suppliers. Nominees are then asked to submit required profile information online complete with event descriptions of work that sets them apart this year, photos and letters of recommendation. New this year, the 2011-2012 Event Solutions Advisory Board reviews the profiles and selects five finalists in each category. These profiles are then posted online and the entire industry is invited to view them and vote to determine the winners. Plus! This year the Advisory Board’s choice for winner in each category will be given equal weight with those of the readers. For the first time, the Spotlight Awards will be based equally on merit and popular vote!

Since the program began in 1998, many of the industry’s most talented individuals and companies have benefited from the recognition that goes with being a finalist or recipient of one of the awards. For some it has been a career-altering event in terms of elevating their status as an industry leader.

To put it simply, the Event Solutions magazine Spotlight Awards are the only awards that give the entire industry a voice and that recognizes a body of work that occurs over a year’s time. Make this the year that the Spotlight shines on you!

www.Event-Solutions.com

www.es-ideafactory.com/spotlight_awards

 

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The CSEP Program

The CSEP Program

Established in 1993, the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation recognizes event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of a special event.  This program was developed to:

  • Increase the proficiency of event professionals
  • Elevate industry standards and practices
  • Establish the level of knowledge and performance necessary for certification
  • Promote the advancement of the special events industry
  • Advance the careers of practitioners
  • Acknowledge the high caliber work of CSEPs and the value of the products and services they provide

The CSEP continues a remarkable progression as world wide recognition of the special events industry continues to develop. Now more than ever before, professionals within the industry recognize the CSEP to be an influential designation for the education and the promotion of professional ethics and standards.

Being a recipient of the CSEP designation demonstrates a continuous dedication to enhance individual and professional performance. The CSEP designation offers a competitive advantage when soliciting business as either a special events industry supplier or planner. It represents proof of your professional market knowledge.

For More Information  

Upcoming exam windows and deadlines below:

Exam Date & Deadlines: 

Exam Window: January 15-30

Application & Fee Due: December 15

Exam Window: April 15-30

Application & Fee Due: March 15

Exam Window: July 15-30

Application & Fee Due: June 15

Exam Window: October 15-30

Application & Fee Due: September 15

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The Wedding Party New York City with Martha Stewart Weddings


January 29, 2012 The New York Palace 455 Madison 

Register Now!

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Nikki Khan presenting at Wedding Symposium

The 2012 Wedding Faire will feature a series of classes called “The Wedding Symposium”.  They have invited four of the top Celebrity Wedding Planners to share their expertise and teach both Brides & Industry Professionals about their style, innovation and an up close and personal view of how they create amazing Weddings!  This is an unparalleled experience that includes workshops, designer décor, mentoring sessions, a Wedding Luncheon and book signing. 

Our dear friend and client Nikki Khan of Exquisite Events is one of the featured speakers along with Preston Bailey, Sasha Souza, and Bryan Rafanelli.


 

Exquisite Events founder, Nikki Khan, has been a leading figure in the Southern California event planning business for over ten years. From sophisticated soirees to culturally infused celebrations, Khan ensures that all of her events are executed with the utmost in professionalism, quality and unique style.

Before graduating from UCLA University, Khan attended the prestigious Swiss Finishing School where she learned the intricacies of social etiquette necessary for fine event coordination and planning. Before starting her own company, Khan gained experience working for a large event production company. It was her passion for developing intimate client relationships and utilizing her own sense of style and event execution that led to the opening of Exquisite Events. Khan has assisted numerous bride and groom couples to plan their dream wedding, as well as worked with many high-profile corporate clients including the Pacific Asia Museum and Paramount Studios to produce unforgettable events. Her extensive and lasting relationships with top tier suppliers are the centerpiece of her business, allowing her to offer clients the best-of-the-best vendors for their events. In addition to her outside resources, Khan has an innate talent for providing fresh and innovative ideas for each occasion and always incorporates her clienteles’ personal taste and style to each event. Her professionalism and relaxed demeanor has won accolades from her growing list of clientele, while the beauty of her work has found recognition in numerous publications including Inside Weddings, Ceremony, Bride & Bloom, EastWest, Your Wedding Day, and Grace Ormonde.
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Introducing Rayce PR and Marketing


Happy New Year!  2011 was an amazing year filled with opportunity, growth and success for us and we hope 2012 will bring you all these things and more. Success does not happen without hard work and change and we are excited to announce our latest development: We’ve re-branded to reflect our current service offerings. Beginning in 2012, Rayce PR and Marketing will broaden our public relations services, search engine optimization packages, website and blog design and content management, as well as expand our business consulting.

As of today, we will launch our new website: www.RaycePR.com. The new and improved site has many features, including two exciting blogs: Industry News, which highlights our client’s achievements, and the Happenings Calendar, an excellent resource for upcoming events and business-to-business networking opportunities for event professionals.

Early in the year, we’ll also launch individual client profile pages on www.RaycePR.com. Our client’s profile page will link to their website and latest twitter feed, and feature their logo and press kit.

We’ve also added a new Rayce PR Pinterest page that will host our client’s board to help draw brides to their website. And, early this spring we’ll be launching Radiance and Grace; a lifestyle blog and resource for brides that will also promote our client’s weddings and events.

Our public relations services include editorial pitches, speaking engagements, magazine and newspaper submittals, guest blogging, press kits and pitching for TV appearances. Getting your name and brand recognized is important and our team of experts can take your company to the next level.

Being a talented professional in the special event industry, you understand how important presentation is. A professionally designed website and blog is just the beginning of your brand’s online reputation. Rayce PR and Marketing can customize your web presence and deliver your message consistently and in the best possible way. If your website and social media don’t currently reflect the high-quality service or product you deliver, it’s time to upgrade and we can help.

Elevating brands is what we do best, and Rayce PR and Marketing can take you to the next level in 2012.

 

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