Nikki Khan

Journey to India with Exquisite Events and WIPA this April

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Schedule of Events
11:00AM Registration & Hors d’Oeuvres
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Speaker Presentation
2:00PM “Face to Face” – a time to connect, meet and share ideas, and enjoy dessert!

Program

A Journey to India
Nikki and Madiha Khan of Exquisite Events present in depth about the vast country of India;
Exploring the various regions, customs, culture, traditions, cuisine, attire and diverse languages spoken in the country. The Differences within Hindu, Sikh and Muslim weddings will be discussed at depth.
The presentation will also touch on the differences in Hindu weddings by regions.

The presentation is designed to provide wedding planners and vendors a learning opportunity to assist them in the Indian wedding planning process and to learn tips on how to properly orchestrate a South Asian wedding.  All aspects of Indian wedding planning will be covered; from hiring the best caterer, bridal trousseau, music, dance troops, priest, flowers, and so on.

Exquisite Events is a full-scale event coordinating company based in Los Angeles specializing in weddings, gala affairs, and specialty events. The company was founded and started by Nikki Khan who has been in the event planning business for over ten years. From intimate sit-down dinners to grand ballroom weddings, Exquisite Events is committed to producing a memorable and immaculate occasion for you and your guests. Exquisite Events also specializes in planning opulent Indian and Pakistani weddings and events, from Mehndi and Sangeet ceremonies to authentic Indian and Pakistani themed weddings, parties and special events.

Presenting


Nikki Khan
Founder: Exquisite Events
www.exquisevents.com

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.

Nikki 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.

Madiha Khan
Exquisite Events
www.exquisevents.com

Madiha has been involved with Exquisite Events since inception of the Company in 1997. Forsaking a career in finance, Madiha has been at Nikki’s side through countless events and has contributed significantly to the team’s success. Thrilled by the opportunity to explore her creative talents, she continues to find inspiration in each event that she creates. Her ability to multitask and her attention to detail are the other half of the success that Exquisite Events has enjoyed over the years.

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(A Luxury Wedding and Special Events PR and Marketing Firm)

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FAM Event at the Montage Beverly Hills

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Exquisite Events designed and coordinated their 4th annual FAM showcase on October 7 at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel. Nikki and Madiha Khan of  Exquisite Events partnered with George Nickels to create a beautiful and flawless event, hosted at the 9th floor Conservatory and Grill, which has extraordinary views of the LA skyline!

The evening began at the exclusive 10lb, a scotch bar that houses some of the rarest and finest scotch on display anywhere in the world. Guests enjoyed a delicious tasting of three types of scotch, accompanied by an acoustic guitar and violinist.

Following the tasting, the hotel escorted guests to the 9th floor, where the rest of the evening ensued. Once the elevator doors opened at the 9th floor, the two spaces, the Conservatory and Grill, were a gorgeous sight to behold. Each space had a different look. The Conservatory, which is the indoor space, was inspired by 1920s Paris with a soft color palette of blush and gold with flowers complementing those tones. The balcony of the conservatory had french bistro tables painted in rose gold along with cocktail tables and stunning old world linens in soft pink and gold damask. Guests were able to relax and enjoy the views while mingling with friends.

Exquisite Events designed the spaces beautifully, which included a stage for the band, lighting, furniture, tables, and more! Revelry Event Designers furniture was arranged perfectly, as well as a custom-made bar that was sophisticated and gorgeous! The color palette for the grill was aqua, turquoise and silver with beautiful Wildflower Linens and chair covers that looked like gowns from the period. The flowers were in tangerine, green and ivory and really brought the space to life.

The Montage showcased an Indian caterer, Deep from Nirvana, featuring an amazing selection of heavy appetizers, while Executive Chef Gabriel from the hotel did a spectacular ceviche station with a gorgeous display! There was even a liquid nitrogen dessert station!

Essence Entertainment entertained us throughout the evening and exquisite jewelry from the Couture Jeweler, Beaudry of Beverly Hills was modeled for guests.

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Youngsong Martin of Wildflower Linens and Nikki Khan of Exquisite Events

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Vendors:

Exquisite Events
Montage Beverly Hills

Revelry Event Designers
Reflections Inc
Wildflower Linens
Hidden Garden Flowers
Nirvana Beverly Hills
Beaudry Beverly Hills
Gavin Wade Photography
Vidicam
Catch the Moment Photobooth
Essence Entertainment
Makeup Therapy
Tallarico Vodka
Copperwillow Paper Studio

Inspire Smart Success Experience – Carmel, California

 

Dates & Schedule:
August 27th
ISS Experience:
9:30am-6:00pm General Session
1:00pm-2:30pm Luncheon
7:00pm-11:00pm Cocktails, Dinner Party and surprises!

August 28th
ISS Experience
9:00am-1:30pm General Session
1:30pm-4:00pm Luncheon & Tour and Wine Tasting at Holman Ranch

**In addition to the ISS Experience, Preston Bailey’s Wedding & Event Design Fast Track Seminar will be offered the day before ISSE starts on August 26th from 8:00am-5:00pm. After you register for ISSE you will receive details on how to sign up for this exciting course!**

Location:
Holman Ranch
60 Holman Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Investment:
ISSE 2-Day Experience = $500 per person {Early Registration ends July 23}
or
ISSE 2-Day Experience + Bring a Friend for 1/2 off = $750 for 2 people {ends July 23}
or
ISSE 2-Day Experience = $600 per person {Late Registration}
*******space is limited!********

Room blocks are available at the following locations, please ask for the special ISS Room Rate:

Holman Ranch (site of ISS Experience)
Total of 5 rooms at $250 per night
(831) 659-2640      
  or
Bernardus Lodge

Total of 8 rooms at $325
            (888) 648-9463
or
Carmel Valley Lodge

$119 standard room
1 bed cottage $189
2 bedroom cottage $238
            (800) 641-4646
or
Los Laureles Lodge
Standard room $130
Suites and Jr. Suites $180
(831) 659-2233

The closest airports to fly into are:
Monterey Airport (MRY) 30 minutes away from Holman Ranch
San Jose Airport (SJC) 1.2-2 hours away from Holman Ranch
San Francisco Airport (SFO) 2.5 hours away from Holman Ranch

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What is Included in your ISS Experience Fee

Monday full day Experience, Breakfast, Luncheon, Cocktail hour, Dinner Party
Tuesday full day Experience, Breakfast, Luncheon, Wine Tasting
Swag bag and other surprises
Copious amount of information, networking, new friends, FUN  and more!
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Mark your calendars for AUGUST 27-28 and be a part of the Inspire Smart Success Experience that has the wedding industry world talking! That’s right,California, we are making our west coast debut in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, at the historic Holman Ranch.

Learn how to build your brand and grow your business to success with tricks of the trade, smart business advice and actionable tools designed just for you – the wedding industry entrepreneur.  Not only will you learn from established and respected wedding industry insiders, but you’ll do it in a fun environment! Forget the boring snooze-fest seminar – this will be a FULL TWO DAYS of educational experiences, eating, partying, and networking with new friends!

So, what will you take away from this amazing Experience?

  • How to MAKE MONEY ONLINE: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Public Relations and your Business:  Getting Published and Getting on TV
  • What you need to know for BRANDING and REBRANDING your business
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Strategies and advice for managing your business
  • Amazing new FRIENDS and business-building RELATIONSHIPS + MUCH MORE!

Preston Bailey has been lauded as one of the world’s premiere event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years of experience under the auspices of his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs, he is best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring reality. His one-of-kind events have attracted such clients as: Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump and others.  Also an author, he has written four bestselling books entitled Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations and his newest book, Celebrations was released by Rizzoli in October ’09.   Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.

Summer Watkins: Under the guise of her nom de plume, GREY, stylist and curator, Summer Watkins blogs stylishly handsome finds for lovers of the good and pretty. As a stylist for commercial, editorial and lifestyle photo shoots, Summer spends her creative energies fashioning ideas, trends and brands into photo-worthy subjects for both clients as well as her blog—Grey Likes Weddings. She’s an advocate for the proper treatment of details and is over the moon for fierce creativity, brave color palettes, and fashion inspired motifs. Most of all, Grey Likes LOVE. Well-Styled.

Stacie Francombe is the founder of Inspire Smart Success, a three-tiered approach to helping wedding industry businesses grow and succeed utilizing the ISS Magazine, ISS Experience and ISS Mentoring. Stacie is committed to changing how the wedding industry learns and networks, both one-on-one through her mentoring program, as a group with fun, educational seminars and networking events, and individually, providing wedding industry professionals with a magazine they can learn from at their leisure. Stacie loves nothing more than being able to use her talents and knowledge to help the wedding industry grow and thrive and to see wedding vendors find success through using smart business practices.  Stacie will share her marketing savvy and experience growing companies across print, broadcast and online platforms, leading the panels and hosting the entire ISS Experience!

Jill LaFluer, owner of La Fleur Weddings and Events, has become one of the top designers for exclusive destination weddings and events throughout California and Hawaii, offering full service event design, styling, planning and production. With over 10 years of experience at some of the top destinations in the world, Jill has developed wonderful relationships working with many of the best vendors in the industry. Her calm, warm personality, her sense of class and style, and her background in interior design have given her the unique ability to create some of the most personalized, spectacular weddings to date. You can see her work in publications such as People, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Brides, Elegant Bride, Pacific Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Your Wedding Day, and online on top sites such as Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Bride’s Café, and Wedding Chicks, among many others. She has been a guest speaker and has styled shoots for Jose Villa Workshops, was sponsored by Style Me Pretty at WPPI 2011 to a sold-out audience as the first Wedding Planner to ever speak there, and has started her own series of photography workshops.

Robert Evans has been a professional photographer from the age of twenty, beginning his career in a small color lab in Hollywood. He quickly realized that he wanted to take pictures and not process others’ photographs, and went to work for a large portrait studio with an opening in the wedding department. His career as a wedding photographer began. Robert photographed his very first wedding in January, 1989, and went on to work for three photography studios before starting Robert Evans Studios, Inc. in January 1994. Today, Robert Evans has earned an amazing reputation among his clients as well as his peers throughout the wedding industry. Robert’s easygoing personality, integrity, and sensitivity has garnered him the ability to work with couples and naturally capture images unlike any other photographer. His amazing eye has earned him the honor of photographing some of the most amazing weddings over the last decade, including the weddings of celebs like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

Young Martin is a dynamic entrepreneur and designer who used her knowledge of textiles and fabrics and love for entertaining to propel her high-style rental firm, Wildflower Linen, into prominence in the domestic and international special-event industries. Since founding the company in 2001, Youngsong has grown it into a preferred source for celebrity event planners, leading hotel and catering executives, discerning organizers of corporate and social functions, and the hosts of gala weddings of all sizes. In 2007 Youngsong was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by an Orange County business association, and she was presented with more than a dozen formal commendations from the U.S. Congress and the California Legislature. In 2009 Youngsong won the Trendsetter Award and a Hall of Fame induction from the Association of Bridal Consultants, and in 2010 Youngsong was presented the Shining Star Award as “most inspirational person” by the charitable Wish Upon a Wedding organization.

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.

Caroline Tien-Spalding is the Director of Marketing & PR at Two Bright Lights, the only service that connects top wedding photographers with the leading editors in the wedding industry. She is an analytics-obsessed marketer and PR professional who loves multi-armed bandit algorithm testing and correlation matrixes with her morning latte. She studied Linguistics and Business at UC Berkeley and earned a Masters from the University of Grenoble, France in English & Linguistics.  Caroline is also a passionate wedding photographer – always bruised, but it’s for the good of “Getting The Shot”. She owns Sphynge Photography, a boutique wedding business in San Francisco, is a member of Nikon Professional Services and eternal learner of WPPI & PPA. Caroline is powered by caffeine, logic problems and really nerdy jokes. She’s worse than a dog hearing “Squirrel!” when she sees a volleyball, and like a fish in the water when sailing.

So sign up today and secure your spot for fun, new friends, and most importantly, the business tools and guidance you need to succeed as an entrepreneur in the wedding industry.  We can’t wait to see you there!
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ISS EXPERIENCE BUZZ

“What an amazing day at the ISS Experience. If you are a business and you didn’t get a chance to attend; you missed out on an unbelievable learning opportunity. I feel so blessed to have been able to attend. Thank you Stacie  and all of the panelists that participated. So excited to work even harder to grow the business!  I feel like someone just gave me a check for 1,000,000 and I’m going back to Wilmington North Carolina to cash it! This experience changed a lot of lives!” ~Khalilah T. Olokunola

“Kudos to Stacie Francombe and everyone at ISSE ! I’ve never been to an event where I have learned, laughed, celebrated and met so many amazing people! Can’t wait to do it again!” ~Eddy Martinez

“I think the event was so well put together and executed. All of the printed materials were just beautiful and the attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Details make such a difference in the overall experience of an event and all of you who put the event together should be so proud of yourselves. Thanks again for a fab time:) I had such a wonderful time– beginning to end! I met so many interesting people and learned so much. Thank you for the amazing experience!” ~Jackie James

“ISSE was amazing! I loved meeting and being inspired by so many wonderful, talented, brilliant people! It was the best week EVER. Still basking in the joy of every moment of that conference. THANK YOU to Stacie and the whole team for everything they did to make it such a magical experience. THANK YOU to all the attendees for being so bad-ass and inspiring. I feel so lucky to have been involved. What an incredible week! xoxo ~Dana LaRue Stiebel

“Grateful for so many new friends with fabulous aspirations. The warmth and authenticity with which we all interacted was priceless. Genuine interactions breed true and lasting relationships. L.O.V.E.” ~Kathy Romero

“Stacie there are just not enough words to express what a FANTASTIC JOB you did. In the ISS abbreviation every letter stands for itself and says it all. We are very honored to be a part of your network and hope to continue our relationship.” ~Michael & Kristin Valdma

“The ISS experience today was a fun learning experience as well as a great networking event. The panel was very knowledgeable and your a fountain of information. I only wish I had all this information a few years ago!” ~Derek Wintermute
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Want to do more than just attend? Awesome! There are sponsor and partnership opportunities, email Sandie Ivers to learn more!

~Space is limited
~Registration is non-refundable but is transferable
~Fees do not include air travel to Carmel.  When booking flights be to call ISSE preferred travel agent Liz Culpepper at             505-792-6577       or email her at liz@lizelletravel.net!
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Ode to Coco: Behind the Scenes

The “Ode to Coco” photo shoot at Revelry Event Designers‘ warehouse was an amazing experience. We were there to watch Exquisite Events, RevelryHidden Garden Floral Design and Wildflower Linen set up this gorgeous scene, a tribute to Coco Chanel. The Callaway Gable team was also there to make sure everything was just right before they began to capture the beauty.

The scene was set in silver and grey with a backdrop by Revelry that consisted of hanging glass globes layered over fabric. Two sparkling silver globe chandeliers with crystals hung above the table that was decorated with Nikki Khan’s brand new handmade silver collection and gorgeous florals in pink, lavender and green. Wildflower Linen dressed the table in custom-designed quilted chair covers that looked like Chanel bags and a luxurious velvet tablecloth. C’est beau!

ode to coco photo shoot at revelry

Photo by Rayce PR and Marketing

ode to coco photo shoot at revelry

Photo by Rayce PR and Marketing

ode to coco photo shoot at revelry

Photo by Rayce PR and Marketing

ode to coco photo shoot

Photo by Rayce PR and Marketing

ode to coco photo shoot at revelry

Photo by Callaway Gable

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Photos by Callaway Gable

 

Exquisite Events grabs the cover of Event Solutions Magazine

We’re so happy to see Exquisite Events not only featured in Event Solutions magazine, but also on the cover!

Event Solutions is such a great resource for event planning  . Be sure to subscribe today if you haven’t already.

 Exquisite Events is a full-scale event coordinating company based in Los Angeles specializing in weddings, gala affairs, and specialty events. The company was founded and started by Nikki Khan who has been in the event planning business for over ten years. From intimate sit-down dinners to grand ballroom weddings, Exquisite Events is committed to producing a memorable and immaculate occasion for you and your guests. Exquisite Events also specializes in planning opulent Indian and Pakistani weddings and events, from Mehndi and Sangeet ceremonies to authentic Indian and Pakistani themed weddings, parties and special events. www.exquisevents.com