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Vibrant Pink Nuptials Featured on Strictly Weddings

Thrilled to see this incredible vibrant pink Pelican Hill wedding that featured lush blooms by Mark’s Garden and gorgeous furnishings by Revelry Event Designers featured on Strictly Weddings!

Thanks to Elizabeth Messina we get to glimpse every ocean side and rockstar moment. Romance, beauty, top chart music and a whole lot of love. Even spelled out in the bride and groom’s names too. The blooms of Mark’s Garden are stop in your tracks drop dead gorgeous. We can’t wait for you to take a peek at this glamorous day with Revelry Event DesignersFelix Lighting, Sweet Art and so many more to gush over. This is what we call a dream team.” – Strictly Weddings

See the full feature and all of the gorgeous details HERE.

 


Floral Design: Mark’s Garden | Venue: Pelican Hill | Planning, Design, Furniture Rentals: Best Events | Lighting:  Felix Lighting  | Flatware Rentals:  Signature Party Rentals | Furnishings: Revelry Event Designers | Linens: Resource One Inc | Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Band: West Coast Music | Ice Sculpture:  Ice Bulb | Dance Floor | Trejo Dance Floors | Cake | Sweet Art | Draping | LAB Creative Designs | Fabrication | McNally | Fabrication | Beth Goodnight


 

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**Blog Bio’s – Publications



100 Layer Cake
100 Layer Cake is a creative collaboration between friends and fellow designers Jillian Clark, Amanda Dawbarn, and Kristina Meltzer. Launched in 2009, our wedding blog and website celebrate, inspire, and facilitate the most special events in life – weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements – all the things that make your heart fill with love. Our vendor guide, marketplace, DIY resource and Pop-Up Shop provide a unique resource to help people plan their events, big and small.

aisle-perfect
Aisle Perfect is a blog of romance. Originally created as a personal journal for an overwhelmed bride, AP is a wedding blog dedicated to providing romantic inspiration to the discerning bride. As a go-to wedding planning resource for brides, We cover everything from real weddings to planning tips, bridal fashion and much more. We’re your one-stop shop for all things “I do”!

BizBashBIZBASH is North America’s #1 source of ideas, news, and resources for event and meeting professionals. Each month nearly 200,000 unique users look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology, and tools for their next event.


BridesBrides is for the woman who wants style and substance in a chic, sophisticated publication, Brides and Brides.com deliver fresh ideas, expert advice and visually inspiring fashion, beauty and lifestyle features to help her tackle the next stage of her life.


Bridestory is an inspiring and resourceful online global wedding directory and marketplace that helps to connect wedding professionals and vendors with engaged couples around the world. Think Facebook for wedding vendors. Bridestory is a social network where wedding vendors post pictures of their work and tag other vendors if they participated in that wedding. This cross promotion among vendors will bring new clients to everyone. Let future brides see whose dress this is, which vendors did the decoration, who delivered the wedding cake, etc.


Carats and CakeCarats & Cake
is the premier resource for the wedding world. Launched in 2013, the platform seamlessly marries curated content with real information providing engaged couples with the best the wedding industry has to offer, from florists to photographers.


Ceremony MagazineCeremony Magazine is California’s preeminent luxury wedding publication with annual editions in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco.


Classic Bride Blog LogoClassic Bride blog began in August 2007 as a place to visually gather inspiration for my own wedding. Today, the blog is a daily source of inspiration for the preppy & polished bride. When I started planning my wedding was that I wanted it to feel as classic as pearls and plaid. Timelessness became the cornerstone of my wedding, the theme of this blog and the motto of my life. I hope my blog will inspire you to stick to the classics and weather the (wedding planning) storm beautifully with signature style and grace.


dauphine-magazine-blog-iconThe Dauphine team is driven to create inspirational content for our readers, being attentive to the what our readers call for. We are highly intrigued with the vast changing aspects of fashion and lifestyle through social media, the influx of information at your fingertips, along with the level of influence it has on our audience. We take time to intimately know our reader, being quite aware that she is globally inclined in fashion, but also enjoys factors of art, culture and social trends alike.


EqualandForeverEqual and Forever is a celebration of love, equality, and the pursuit of happiness. They feature the beautiful journeys of LGBT* couples as they venture from engagement to the aisle and beyond.


EventMarketerEvent Marketer Magazine
was founded in 2002 to serve the information needs of strategic brand-side event marketers and agency executives across the spectrum of face-to-face marketing–including mobile marketing, mall marketing, street events, trade shows, corporate events, proprietary events, virtual events, buzz marketing, p.r. campaigns, sponsorships, business-to-business events and press events. It has become the world’s most respected provider of content for the event and trade show category.


 FlutterFlutter is a quarterly print publication dedicated to couture wedding & event artistry. It is a curated collection of chic celebrations for both brides and pretty party purveyors alike.
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GraceOrmondeGrace Ormonde Wedding Style is dedicated to offering its readers innovative ideas and creative approaches from the world’s top wedding specialists. Recognized with prestigious industry awards for its superb printing and design quality, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style blends meaningful editorial content with select advertisers. Grace Ormonde Wedding Style is the most talked about luxury wedding magazine worldwide.


GreenWeddingshoesAt Green Wedding Shoes, we are truly. madly. deeply. head over heels in love with love. We love sharing weddings with our readers and believe that there is no “right” way to throw a wedding. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate wedding on a farm, a weekend camping adventure or a handmade wedding in a loft, we love them all!


Inside WeddingsInside Weddings magazine and InsideWeddings.com takes readers inside real weddings and inspires them to create the one-of-a-kind wedding of their dreams. Gorgeous real weddings, resources, and expert advice make Inside Weddings the ultimate wedding resource.


LA RackedLos Angeles Racked is unapologetically obsessed with style and shopping. Its team tackles fashion news with faster, better, and more in-depth coverage. Racked provides analysis into the inner workings of the retail industry, explores the trends that are coming up next and, most importantly, explains why you should care


 LoveLuxeLifeLove Luxe Life is a Southern California luxury wedding and lifestyle platform. Curated by our their founders and recognized contributing associates, LLL present’s decadent destinations, extravagant excursions, and of course worthiest of delicacies. They provide their fashionistas, glamour brides, and consumers of luxury goods and services with an opportunity to connect directly with luxury vendors.


 MaharaniWeddingsMaharani Weddings is a haven for South Asian brides. Filled with ideas & inspirations exclusively for South Asian brides. They believe that the biggest day in your life should be as unique and stylish as you are!
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 ModernLuxuryBridesMODERN LUXURY is the preeminent luxury lifestyle publisher in the United States, with 40 titles across 12 major cities — reaching more than 6 million affluent readers. Whether it’s a revealing celebrity profile, a special feature on the chicest trends in design, cutting-edge fashion spreads or an in-depth review of city hot spots, MODERN LUXURY excels in capturing the very best of metropolitan living.

Mod WeddingMODwedding inspires brides from around the world to discover and celebrate the fine details of weddings. From fashion, beauty to wedding trends, our attentively curated ideas help brides plan the quintessential dream wedding with style.


RuffledRuffled Blog started in August 2008 as a space to share vintage-inspired and handmade idea for weddings. Back then – which seems like ages ago – there was little or no resource on the style. Today the blog is one of the biggest resources for engaged couples seeking inspiration for their weddings, blending their unique personal styles into one heck of a gorgeous fete that go beyond the nostalgic love for vintage tidbits.


Rustic Wedding Chic has become the wedding blog of choice for brides planning a rustic or country wedding. Launched in May of 2009, Rustic Wedding Chic inspires and guides couples with a comprehensive list of venues, a curated directory of resources, the very popular “Ask Maggie” feature, a “How To” with DIY projects, etiquette advice and helpful articles. We showcase “real” weddings- creative, dreamy and inspiring. Our loyal and engaged following has made Rustic Wedding Chic a number one wedding blog. Maggie Lord is the editor of Rustic Wedding Chic.


  Reverie Gallery was designed and developed as a resource for engaged couples to assist in choosing the best possible vendors for their personal style, as well as to bring wonderful weddings into the hands of the most skilled and talented vendors.  Our blog showcases the best and most beautiful weddings in every style from vintage, to classic, modern, exotic, and whimsical.


 Sazan HendrixSazan Hendrix Lifestyle blogger and YouTuber based in Los Angeles, California


 SnippetAndInkSince its launch over eight years ago in 2007, Snippet & Ink has been the go-to wedding planning resource for sophisticated brides who dream of a unique and meaningful wedding day. By featuring only the most thoughtfully curated content, and by bringing beauty and authenticity to every post, Snippet & Ink is a place where brides and grooms can find ideas and advice for planning their dream wedding.

 SouthernCaliforniaBrideSouthern California Bride is a wedding inspirational blog that focuses on the weddings + engagement sessions + styled shoots + all other wedding-related events that happen anywhere from San Luis Obispo to San Diego; from the mountains and desert to the coast.

 SouthAsianBrideSouth Asian Bride Magazine is North America’s leading bridal resource for South Asian brides. We feature a community of the world’s leading luxury wedding experts and connect them to the world’s most discerning South Asian Brides. SAB offers two print/digital issues a year, a daily blog, and high-end wedding shows to help brides find the perfect vendor for their wedding.

 Special EventsSpecial Events Magazine is the “official and premier magazine of the special events industry in North America,” according to the International Special Events Society (ISES).

StoryBoardWeddingsStoryboard Weddings
strives to inspire brides through featuring Real Weddings, Styled Shoots from top vendors, DIY Projects that can be applied to all fetes, in depth chats with top vendors, guest posts from some of the top bloggers around, advice that will help on the big day & all things leading to it as well as all things in between.


Strictly WeddingsStrictly Weddings provides excellence in online luxury wedding inspiration, connecting top-tier wedding professionals to an audience of fashionable brides-to-be.  Integrating best-in-class resources, the brightest insider tips, and the boldest trend-setting ideas, Strictly Weddings has crafted a website filled with gorgeous photography and inspiration for brides to discover their signature wedding style.


Style Me PrettyStyle Me Pretty is a style savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride. We cover everything from gorgeous real weddings to up and coming vendors and seasoned pros in the invitation, floral, fashion and photography industries. We feature only the most chic and style centric wedding related content, continually discovering new and brilliantly talented vendors, brides with an eye for all things gorgeous, and the personal loves of editor, Abby Larson.


Utterly EngagedUtterly Engaged
is your go to guide to finding, creating and sharing wedding ideas, vendors and brands that you wouldn’t normally find in major magazines but only through a friend of a friend. Our mission was simple – connecting and inspiring you to create a meaningful wedding that is just as personal as your style and memorable as your individual expression.


 VarietyVariety is the premier source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for film, TV, music and theater news and analysis.
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Wedded WonderlandAs an online destination for Weddings and Special Events, Wedded Wonderland helps to connect Brides to undiscovered talent. Wedded Wonderland has thrown open the doors to the Bridal industry through social media, its online magazine and ongoing event partnerships. Celebrating individuality, Wedded Wonderland shines a spotlight on new trends, unique brands, and global inspiration


WeddingChicksFor the past 7 years Wedding Chicks has strategically developed itself into an essential and easy resource for trend-setting brides. Their weddings, parties, DIY projects, products and advice are all handpicked and thoughtfully shared in an way that they know their discerning audience of brides, wedding vendors, marrieds and wedding junkies will understand.


TheWellGroomedGroomThe Well Groomed Groom. A one stop destination for the modern groom with a classic style. We believe nothing beats a black bow tie, a well-made suit, and a glass of well-aged whiskey. Preferably with one part water to really open up the flavor. We believe every guy should at least know how to tie a double windsor, know the difference between a peak & a notch lapel when picking out a tuxedo, and know how to open a bottle of champagne without breaking your neighbor’s window. It’s an unsophisticated world out there. We believe it’s time we did something about that. We are the Well Groomed Groom.


Wisconsin BrideFounded in 2005, Wisconsin Bride is the region’s premier luxury bridal magazine and website, catering to engaged couples looking for the top wedding vendors across the state. We publish twice a year, in January and July, but our website is updated daily with news, tips and stories designed to make wedding plan


 



100 Layer Cake
100 Layer Cake is a creative collaboration between friends and fellow designers Jillian Clark, Amanda Dawbarn, and Kristina Meltzer. Launched in 2009, our wedding blog and website celebrate, inspire, and facilitate the most special events in life – weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements – all the things that make your heart fill with love. Our vendor guide, marketplace, DIY resource and Pop-Up Shop provide a unique resource to help people plan their events, big and small.

aisle-perfect
Aisle Perfect is a blog of romance. Originally created as a personal journal for an overwhelmed bride, AP is a wedding blog dedicated to providing romantic inspiration to the discerning bride. As a go-to wedding planning resource for brides, We cover everything from real weddings to planning tips, bridal fashion and much more. We’re your one-stop shop for all things “I do”!

BizBashBIZBASH is North America’s #1 source of ideas, news, and resources for event and meeting professionals. Each month nearly 200,000 unique users look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology, and tools for their next event.


BridesBrides is for the woman who wants style and substance in a chic, sophisticated publication, Brides and Brides.com deliver fresh ideas, expert advice and visually inspiring fashion, beauty and lifestyle features to help her tackle the next stage of her life.


Bridestory is an inspiring and resourceful online global wedding directory and marketplace that helps to connect wedding professionals and vendors with engaged couples around the world. Think Facebook for wedding vendors. Bridestory is a social network where wedding vendors post pictures of their work and tag other vendors if they participated in that wedding. This cross promotion among vendors will bring new clients to everyone. Let future brides see whose dress this is, which vendors did the decoration, who delivered the wedding cake, etc.


Carats and CakeCarats & Cake
is the premier resource for the wedding world. Launched in 2013, the platform seamlessly marries curated content with real information providing engaged couples with the best the wedding industry has to offer, from florists to photographers.


Ceremony MagazineCeremony Magazine is California’s preeminent luxury wedding publication with annual editions in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco.


Classic Bride Blog LogoClassic Bride blog began in August 2007 as a place to visually gather inspiration for my own wedding. Today, the blog is a daily source of inspiration for the preppy & polished bride. When I started planning my wedding was that I wanted it to feel as classic as pearls and plaid. Timelessness became the cornerstone of my wedding, the theme of this blog and the motto of my life. I hope my blog will inspire you to stick to the classics and weather the (wedding planning) storm beautifully with signature style and grace.


dauphine-magazine-blog-iconThe Dauphine team is driven to create inspirational content for our readers, being attentive to the what our readers call for. We are highly intrigued with the vast changing aspects of fashion and lifestyle through social media, the influx of information at your fingertips, along with the level of influence it has on our audience. We take time to intimately know our reader, being quite aware that she is globally inclined in fashion, but also enjoys factors of art, culture and social trends alike.


EqualandForeverEqual and Forever is a celebration of love, equality, and the pursuit of happiness. They feature the beautiful journeys of LGBT* couples as they venture from engagement to the aisle and beyond.


EventMarketerEvent Marketer Magazine
was founded in 2002 to serve the information needs of strategic brand-side event marketers and agency executives across the spectrum of face-to-face marketing–including mobile marketing, mall marketing, street events, trade shows, corporate events, proprietary events, virtual events, buzz marketing, p.r. campaigns, sponsorships, business-to-business events and press events. It has become the world’s most respected provider of content for the event


 FlutterFlutter is a quarterly print publication dedicated to couture wedding & event artistry. It is a curated collection of chic celebrations for both brides and pretty party purveyors alike.

GraceOrmondeGrace Ormonde Wedding Style is dedicated to offering its readers innovative ideas and creative approaches from the world’s top wedding specialists. Recognized with prestigious industry awards for its superb printing and design quality, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style blends meaningful editorial content with select advertisers. Grace Ormonde Wedding Style is the most talked about luxury wedding magazine worldwide.


GreenWeddingshoesAt Green Wedding Shoes, we are truly. madly. deeply. head over heels in love with love. We love sharing weddings with our readers and believe that there is no “right” way to throw a wedding. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate wedding on a farm, a weekend camping adventure or a handmade wedding in a loft, we love them all!

Inside WeddingsInside Weddings magazine and InsideWeddings.com takes readers inside real weddings and inspires them to create the one-of-a-kind wedding of their dreams. Gorgeous real weddings, resources, and expert advice make Inside Weddings the ultimate wedding resource.

LA RackedLos Angeles Racked is unapologetically obsessed with style and shopping. Its team tackles fashion news with faster, better, and more in-depth coverage. Racked provides analysis into the inner workings of the retail industry, explores the trends that are coming up next and, most importantly, explains why you should care


 LoveLuxeLifeLove Luxe Life is a Southern California luxury wedding and lifestyle platform. Curated by our their founders and recognized contributing associates, LLL present’s decadent destinations, extravagant excursions, and of course worthiest of delicacies. They provide their fashionistas, glamour brides, and consumers of luxury goods and services with an opportunity to connect directly with luxury vendors.

 MaharaniWeddingsMaharani Weddings is a haven for South Asian brides. Filled with ideas & inspirations exclusively for South Asian brides. They believe that the biggest day in your life should be as unique and stylish as you are!

 ModernLuxuryBridesMODERN LUXURY is the preeminent luxury lifestyle publisher in the United States, with 40 titles across 12 major cities — reaching more than 6 million affluent readers. Whether it’s a revealing celebrity profile, a special feature on the chicest trends in design, cutting-edge fashion spreads or an in-depth review of city hot spots, MODERN LUXURY excels in capturing the very best of metropolitan living.

Mod WeddingMODwedding inspires brides from around the world to discover and celebrate the fine details of weddings. From fashion, beauty to wedding trends, our attentively curated ideas help brides plan the quintessential dream wedding with style.

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Artistic Ebell Long Beach Shoot On Strictly Weddings

This stunning styled shoot at Ebell Long Beach full of artistic inspiration has been featured on Strictly Weddings!

The Ebell of Long Beach was the ideal space for the artistic styled wedding inspiration shoot. The venue has a unique charm that perfectly complimented the many details that were carefully curated and thought out. There are endless possibilities in the fully furnished, stately rooms of the historic property that include – a sky-lit Courtyard, a beautifully furnished Library Room, an exquisite Grand Ballroom a commercial catering kitchen and a large private guest suite. Rich details and a variety of texture allow you to experience intimacy and grandeur in one stunning venue, making event possibilities limitless. The exquisite floral arrangements of Rebelle Fleurs Event Design, opulent in color, complimented the stunning cobalt blue stemware that twinkled from the enchanting custom stars created by Jasmin Michelle Designs. Stunning star projections lit up the rich mahogany wall created a captivating ambiance for the wedding ceremony. ” – Strictly Weddings

See the full feature HERE!

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Planning & Design: Hylah White Special Events | Venue: Ebell of Long Beach | Floral Design: Rebelle Fleurs Event Design | Photography: Lorely Meza | Rentals: Classic Party RentalsChameleon Chair Collection | Bridal Gowns: RMINE | Stationery: Jasmin Michelle Designs | Live Fine Artist: Laura Jane Studio | Lighting: Luxury DJs + Rasha Professional Lighting | Videography: Tim & Co | Hair & Makeup: Make-up Therapy | Cake & Desserts: Bottega Louie | Laser Cut Artist: The Bleu Dahlia | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux | Wedding Bands: XIV Karats Wedding Bands | Groom’s Shoes: Ferragamo Shoes | Groom’s Cufflinks: Alexander McQueen | Groom’s Watch:  Cartier |  Ring Box:  The Mrs Box


Strictly WeddingsStrictly Weddings provides excellence in online luxury wedding inspiration, connecting top-tier wedding professionals to an audience of fashionable brides-to-be.  Integrating best-in-class resources, the brightest insider tips, and the boldest trend-setting ideas, Strictly Weddings has crafted a website filled with gorgeous photography and inspiration for brides to discover their signature wedding style.

 

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The Ebell of Long Beach is one of Southern California’s most beloved historic venues. Built in the 1920’s as one of three women’s clubs by the philanthropic Ebell sisters, the Ebell has been lovingly restored and reimagined by owner Alan Dunn of Tres LA.

 

Rayce PRBy Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing
A Luxury Wedding and Special Events PR and Marketing Firm. We believe in creative marketing and new business development with a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing we create, implement and succeed!#LuxuryWeddingPR

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Charming Cape May Wedding Featured on Classic Bride Blog

PUBLISHED AUGUST 24, 2016

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We are thrilled to see this beautiful feature of Virginia & Ben’s Charming Cape May Wedding on Classic Bride Blog – see an excerpt below of the beautiful feature:

“Virginia and Ben wed in May at The Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. Along with help from family and friends, the couple styled the event decor and flowers from Blooms By The Box. Their ceremony was in front of a tree in a small garden and their reception was held in a cheery room of the hotel. Charming bentwood chairs circled the reception tables which were saturated in tones of marigold yellows, pale blues and creamy whites. / Images by Kim Craven Photography.”

See the entire feature HERE
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Vendors:
Photographer: Kim Craven and Dan Bailey-Yavonditte, Kimberley Craven Photography | Venue, Food & Onsite Coordinator: The Chalfonte Hotel | Cake: A Piece of Cake | Dress: Allure, RK Bridal | Event Decor: All DIY by Bride and Bridesmaids | Florist: Flowers: Blooms by the Box | Arranged: by Bride & Bridesmaids | Strings for Ceremony: Grace Notes String Ensemble | Rings: Marlene Harris Collection | Ceremony Chair Rental: Weddings by the Sea


Classic Bride Blog Logo

Classic Bride blog began in August 2007 as a place to visually gather inspiration for my own wedding. Today, the blog is a daily source of inspiration for the preppy & polished bride. When I started planning my wedding was that I wanted it to feel as classic as pearls and plaid. Timelessness became the cornerstone of my wedding, the theme of this blog and the motto of my life. I hope my blog will inspire you to stick to the classics and weather the (wedding planning) storm beautifully with signature style and grace.


BloomsbytheboxBloomsByTheBox is an online wholesale flower superstore that provides members of the public with premium quality DIY flowers for weddings and events. 100% dedicated to quality flowers and customer service. Bloomsbythebox.com provides each customer with a unique online buying experience that provides support above and beyond expectations

 


Rayce PRBy Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing
A Luxury Wedding and Special Events PR and Marketing Firm. We believe in creative marketing and new business development with a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing we create, implement and succeed!#LuxuryWeddingPR


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Cara Kleinhaut from Caravents is the Guest Columnist for BizBash – Part II

Click to see the 2014 September digital issue of BizBash where Cara Kleinhaut is the guest columnist covering Paris Fashion Week.

Guest Column: An Event Producer in Paris, Part II

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By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

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

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

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Nancy Baker Cahill Drawing Exhibition at Vibiana

Drawing Exhibition at Vibiana | www.nancybakercahill.com

January 20-30, 2014 | Vibiana: 214 South Main Streen, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program: Nancy Baker Cahill will be showing a selection of five large-scale, abstract drawings from her new Virgil series, in addition to an installation of fifty small, related graphite drawings: Color. Yuval Pudik will be showing an installation of drawings, “The End” and his new series “Such As Him.” Show will be up and available by appointment from January 20 to January 30th and a reception will be held Saturday the 25th from 6-9 pm.

 

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Los Angeles, CA. – Amy Knoll Fraser and Chef Neal Fraser are proud to present the first in an annual series of contemporary art exhibitions at their downtown Los Angeles event space Vibiana, the home of their upcoming restaurant, Redbird.

 

Featuring four new series of work of from two Los Angeles artists, Nancy Baker Cahill and Yuval Pudik, the exhibition opens on Saturday, January 25, with a reception from 6:00-9:00 pm. The artists are united by a rigorous approach to drawing; while their stylistic methods and creative processes differ, both are recommitting to the simplest tools – hand and pencil – in a gentle rebuke to a digital age. The light-filled historic space of the former cathedral at Vibiana underscores and heightens the hushed intimacy of the drawings themselves.

After years of working with paint and mixed media, Baker Cahill returns to drawing in the immersive, intuitive, and deeply felt Virgil, which includes five large-scale abstract pieces.  Ambiguous yet meticulously realized forms surge and bloom, evoking both an ethereal spirituality and an almost tissue-specific muscularity.  Guided into the void, these contradictory impressions return to us: articulated absence, movement in stillness. The traces of the process are laid bare throughout, evidenced in erasure marks and the ghosts of earlier passages.

Color, an installed grid of fifty smaller, more tightly composed drawings, began early in 2013 as a simply imposed discipline: a drawing a day. Over the next fifty days a diversity of images emerged — all formally interrelated, yet each a meditation on the warring artistic impulses of control and allowance, catch and release.

Yuval Pudik is exhibiting two new series, The End and Such As Him. A series of framed drawings arranged in a free-standing, house-of cards-like structure, The End features a single, small, isolated image: a “The End” credit from film, which floats in a field of solid, metallic graphite. By focusing on their figuration, Pudik frees the words from their pre-existing context.  The opaque graphite abstraction surrounding the iconic words suggests a grand un-happening, a kind of time-and-space-lessness.

In Pudik’s previous work, he has always replaced or avoided representations of the face. In the seriesSuch As Him, he turns that impulse on its head and embraces the human countenance, however broken or obscured.  Meticulous yet jarring, these drawn collages turn concealment and obfuscation into piercing meditations on the war-broken, the mirror-blinded, and the impulse to self-erase.

Nancy Baker Cahill recently exhibited her video and painting installation, Fascinomas, at The Pasadena Museum of California Art and was awarded an ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Yuval Pudik exhibits his work internationally and recently showed at Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and Angles Gallery, Los Angeles.

 

Location: Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Dates: January 20 – 30th by appointment.

For appointments please call or text 323-646-1156 or 310-497-7292. Email: newdrawings.rsvp@gmail.com

 

Reception: Saturday, January 25Th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Neal Fraser will be served.

 

By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

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

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

2016-11-01T22:45:21+00:00 Comments Off on Nancy Baker Cahill Drawing Exhibition at Vibiana

A Good Affair – The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 Winner!

We are proud to announce that A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production has been chosen as a “Best of Wedding 2014” winner with The Knot! Congratulations to the AGA team! You have had an amazing 2013 year and we can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!

“Team AGA can’t wait for yet another year of working with so many amazing vendors and beautiful clients. ” – A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

The Knot Best of Weddings 2014

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December 2014

December-2014The December 2014 Special Event Meetings & Luxury Weddings Market Business to Business Networking Calendar | A Few Highlights:

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

WIPA Arizona Regional: Holiday Mixer www.wipausa.org

December 3, 2014 | 10:30 AM – 2 PM | Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

Program:  This session, with speaker Wendy Dahl, will ignite your thinking on what kind of experience your brand, culture, and service can create for your bride.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

WIPA Las Vegas: Unmask Your Success in 2015 www.wipausa.org

December 15, 2014| 11 AM – 3 PM | The Venetian Las Vegas

Program: Get a jumpstart on achieving your 2015 business goals! This presentation will help you map out the most impactful items to focus on that will increase business, strengthen your brand, create a stronger marketing mix, improve your sales conversations, and connect you with the right industry partners.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

WIPA Southern California Chapter: Holiday Gala | www.wipausa.org

December 3, 2014 | 6PM – 11PM | The Loft on Pine

Program: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with WIPA’s Old-Fashioned Holiday Gala.  WIPA will also be honoring excellence in the industry.  Expect fabulous holiday comfort foods, a silent auction, and much more!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: Annual Holiday Event | www.mpioc.com

December 3, 2014 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Program: Join us for an evening of networking, meeting new people and catching up with your peers in a sophisticated and modern open area environment with an elegant touch of the holiday spirit. Dine on a medley of culinary delights presented by food stations, tray passed bites and inventive festive libations. Wear your favorite RED tie or fashion accessory and join in on the fun with our theme.

REGISTER | Members encouraged

 

ISES San Diego: Holiday Party | www.isessandiego.org

December 9, 2014 | 5:30 – 9:30 PM | Hotel Del Coronado: Ocean Ballroom

Program: For the first time ever, join ISES, NACE and MPI for a joint holiday celebration at one of San Diego’s most iconic properties. Cocktails | Dinner | Dancing | Networking  **Cocktail Attire**

RSVP | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County: Trendsetters Awards Gala | www.abc-oc.net

December 10, 2014 | 6 PM – 11 PM | The Island Hotel, Newport Beach

Program: Sixth Annual Association of Bridal Consultants, Orange County Trendsetter Awards!  It will surely be an event you will not want to miss!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

MPI Northern California Chapter: Holiday Receptionwww.mpincc.org

December 10, 2014 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | Bimbo’s 365 Club

Program: A Holiday reception presented by Team San Jose.  Come jump, jive and wail through the night in San Francisco’s iconic nightclub

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: Annual Holiday Party | www.sandiegoabc.com

December 16, 2014| 5:30 PM | US Grant Hotel

Program: Enjoy dinner, desserts, novelty snacks, and live entertainment including a caricature artist and a fun photobooth.

REGISTER  | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

NACE: Industry Holiday Social & Show | www.lasvegasnace.net 

December 17, 2014 | 5:30 – 10 PM | FIZZ Las Vegas & Absinthe

Program: Join the Las Vegas NACE Chapter for an exciting night on the town enjoying two great locations on the Las Vegas Strip. Celebrate the holidays and your 2014 achievements among the Las Vegas Catering & Event Industry. Registration online encouraged for this limited ticketed event.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged

 

ISES Northern California: 2014 Holiday Party | www.ises-ncc.org

December 17, 2014 | 6-8 PM | MatrixFillmore

Program: An evening of holiday cheer at the MatrixFillmore.  **All attendees must register by December 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM in order to attend this event.**

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

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November 2014

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LGBTwed Magazine : LGBT Wed | www.lgbt-wed.com

November 4, 2014 | 6-9PM | Custom Comfort Mattress: 8919 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood

Program: LGBTwed Magazine’s Fall Issue Launch – Breakfast in Bed! RSVP by October 31st to info@LGBT-wed.com – Limited spots available.

RSVP

 

Financially Wed Launch – Money 101 Presentation | www.financiallywed.com

November 6, 2014 | 7-9 PM | Encino Office Park 6345 Balboa Blvd Encino, CA 91316

Program: We invite you to share our excitement in launching Financially Wed by hosting a night of networking, noshing and knowledge! You will love how we make money make more sense!

 

Frontiers Magazine Hitched | www.frontiersla.com

November 9, 2014 | 12 – 6 PM | City Club, DT L.A., Los Angeles, CA

Program: the City Club Los Angeles. Like last year’s event, it will be a fun-filled and informative afternoon of exhibitor booths and panel discussions painstakingly curated to provide the gays and lesbians of Southern California with all the essential information they need to navigate the largely uncharted waters of gay marriage.

REGISTER

 

NACE: Installation and Award Gala | www.lasvegasnace.net

November 12, 2014 | 6-9 PM | Bally’s Skyview Room 5&6, 3645 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: The Las Vegas Chapter is excited to visit this venue with a view as well as honoring such a talented and dedicated Event Professional. This will be one dazzling fabulous time. Please RSVP by Registering in advance.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Wedding Store 24: The Wedding Show for the Modern Bride | www.weddingstore24.com

November 16, 2014 | 4-10PM | Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Program: The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is proud to welcome and host Wedding Store 24’s Fall 2014’s rendition of: “The Wedding Show for The Modern Bride”.  The hottest wedding show in So. Cal, so come join us for an unforgettable night alongside the greatest wedding vendors, the most delectable cuisines, the most luscious cocktails, and of course a sexy POOLSIDE fashion show, with the hottest music and entertainment! (*Pre-registered brides enter free.)

REGISTER

 

 

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: November Dinner Meeting |www.mpioc.com

November 5, 2014 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | Dax Gallery: 2951 Randolph Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Program: Both a panel and a workshop, this event will help you increase your Meetings IQ (International Quotient) and better prepare for the world that you’ll explore or that will surely come to you.

REGISTER | Members encouraged

 

WIPA Southern California Chapter: November Meeting | www.wipausa.org

November 11, 2014 | 11 AM – 3PM | 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130

Program: WIPA Southern California Presents: Polishing Your Business on All Sides of the Marketing Triangle: PR, Social Media, and Blog/Print Media

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

WIPA Atlanta Regional: November Meeting www.wipausa.org

November 12, 2014 | 3-6 PM | 181 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Program: WIPA Atlanta Presents: Social Media Tips + Tricks to Attract Your Target Client with Jacin Fitzgerald of Lovely Little Details

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

ISES Los Angeles: Meet the Masters | www.isesla.com

November 17, 2014 | Time TBD | Location TBD

Program: Event details coming soon!

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

ISES Northern California: IDEAFEST, Breakthrough Ideas for Events! | www.ises-ncc.org

November 18, 2014 | 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Conservatory of Flowers – Golden Gate Park: 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

Program: Discover the freshest ideas to stimulate new excitement for your events and customers! Plan to attend this not to be missed session, to learn about the latest big trends that will influence event design into 2015!

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

ISES San Diego: Tying “The Knot” – Current Wedding Trends & More! | www.isessandiego.org

November 20, 2014 | 5:30 – 8PM | Ultimate Sky Box at Diamond View Tower: 350 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Program: The ISES San Diego Chapter is gearing up for the next wedding season! Hillary Boyd from The Knot magazine will stir up our creative juices with a presentation on current wedding trends and more. Come out and participate in judging a wedding themed table top competition to include local vendors who are ready to offer their services to those who give them a “ring”! Join us for an evening of networking, food, drinks and more!

RSVP | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

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October 2014

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September 2014

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Unveiled : Luxury Bridal Event | www.unveiledevent.com

September 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM | W. Hollywood 6250 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood CA 90028

Program: Featuring all things luxurious, stylish and chic in bridal, Unveiled Los Angeles brings together the best local bridal resources for today’s modern Los Angeles brides. Unveiled guests will enjoy A State of the Union Address delivered by Beth Helmstetter, an exclusive Amsale Runway show followed by champagne and cake tasting from local bakers.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

MPI Southern California Chapter: Weekend Educational Summit | www.mpiscc.org

September 12-14, 2014| All Day | Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa: 41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Program: Attend to bring together members for top-notch education and fun– together in Palm Springs at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa at the annual Weekend Educational Summit. This WES is going to be like no other and one you won’t want to miss!

REGISTER | Membership Encouraged | Fee to Attend

 

ISES San Diego & Orange County: ISES Family Reunion | www.isessandiego.org

September 18, 2014 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Party Pals: 10427 Roselle Street, San Diego, CA 92121

Program: The ISES Chapters from Orange County and San Diego are coming together to Party!  The night will be filled with fun, networking, food, drinks, games, zip lining and more!

RSVP | Membership Encouraged | Fee to attend

 

ISES Las Vegas: Factory Mixer | www.iseslv.com

September 30, 2014 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM |  The Arts Factory: 107 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 8910

Program: With live artists, music and avant-garde body paint, The Arts Factory is the place to network with your Vegas Special Event peers. Make the night electric by bringing extra business cards and your creative imagination.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

MPI Orange County Chapter: Dinner Meeting |www.mpioc.com

September 3, 2014 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Richard Nixon Library: 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, California 92886

Program: Join is as we all Eat, Drink & Succeed together in the East Room with speaker and former White House Director of Events, Laura Schwarts, as she shares the networking secrets to building powerful, effective partnerships in our companies, communities and beyond, adding color with personal anecdotes from her life and White House years.

REGISTER | Membership Encouraged

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County:  All-Member Meeting | www.abc-oc.net

September 9, 2014 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Program: Program details coming soon!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

WIPA Southern California Chapter: End of Summer Dinner Soiree www.wipausa.org

September 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 335 S C St, Tustin, CA 92780

Program: Join WIPA, speaker Kevin Covey and Good Gracious! Catering, 24 Carrots Catering and Jays Catering at the McCharles House in Tustin where each caterer will create a unique and exciting course sharing with you what is new in event dining!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

NACE: September Meeting | www.lasvegasnace.net

September 10, 2014 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: 206 N.3rd St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Program: Program details coming soon!

REGISTER | Membership Encouraged

 

MPI Northern California Chapter: Nothing But Networking | www.mpincc.org

September 11, 2014 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | The Orchard Hotel: 665 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Program: All hardworking planners and suppliers need some fun with their friends! Join the MPINCC Membership Recruitment Committee for a night of fun, food and drinks at the Daffodil Restaurant in the Orchard Hotel. This event has limited capacity so if you are interested, don’t wait to register. When the event is full, registration will close.

REGISTER | Membership Encouraged

 

WIPA Southern California Chapter: Vegas Launch www.wipausa.org

September 15, 2014| 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, CA 89119

Program: A no-holds-barred look behind the scenes (and lessons learned along the way) while building a luxury wedding brand with speaker Angela Desveaux.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: Meeting & Lunceon | www.sandiegoabc.com

September 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Bernardo Winery: 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128

Program: Joing ABC SD for their Monthly Meeting & Luncheon at the Bernardo Winery to network with and meet new local wedding industry professional, enjoy a wonderful meal, learn about Stress & Nutrition for Professionals and visit a great venue.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

 

Association of Bridal Consultants South Bay: Program Name | www.abcsouthbay.com

September 16, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Verandas Beach House: 401 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Program: Join ABC South Bay for a relaxed beach chic evening at Verandas Beach House with speaker and wedding lawyer Christie Asselin, Esq.  Learn the dos and don’ts about legal contracts, every wedding vendor should know.  Attendees will be able to select their own oyster and receive a genuine pearl from Vantel Pearls.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership Encouraged

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August 2014

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ISES Las Vegas:  AFAN 2014 Black & White Ball | www.iseslv.com

August 23, 2014 | 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint: 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 8916

Program: Join ISES LV as it celebrates with its favorite charity – AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada). Its 2014 Black & White Ball is not to missed, as it features black & white avant-garde costuming, gourmet bites, signature cocktails, fashion and world-class entertainment. 100% of the proceeds go to support the AFAN client services across Nevada.

REGISTER | Fee to attend

 

Industry Association Meetings

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: Chapter Reception |www.mpiscc.org

August 2, 2014 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment: 1110 Nicollet Mall, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Program: You are invited to attend the All California MPI Chapter Reception featuring all five California MPI chapters (Southern California, Northern California, Orange County, Sacramento/Sierra Nevada, and San Diego) on Saturday, August 2nd from 5:00pm – 6:30pm, leaving plenty of time to catch the shuttle to the WEC opening night event which begins at 7pm.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County:  All-Member Meeting | www.abc-oc.net

August 12, 2014 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM | Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa

Program: Program details TBD.

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: 10th Annual All Industry Cruise! | www.sandiegoabc.com

August 13, 2014 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | Hornblower Cruises & Events : 1800 N Harbor Dr, Grape Street Pier, San Diego, CA 92101

Program: 10th Annual Hospitality Industry Party Aboard the Inspiration Hornblower.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

NACE: August Breakfast Meeting | www.lasvegasnace.net

August 13, 2014  | 7:30 – 9:30 AM | Smith & Wollensky: 3767 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: August breakfast meeting to discuss innovative menu ideas.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: Summer Social | www.mpioc.com

August 14, 2014 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM | Shorebreak Hotel: 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Program: Mix, Max and Mingle is an opportunity to enhance your membership experience by meeting new faces, learning about your MPI OC board, departments and resources. Network among members, learn and ask questions that are important to your business at our intimate tabletop stations. Our Leadership, Membership, Finance, Education and Communication departments will all be represented. Find out what committees are all about, how to get involved, what scholarships are available, and how to make the most of your chapter membership!

REGISTER | Members encouraged

 

WIPA Northern California Chapter Meeting | www.wipausa.org

August 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 410 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Program: How to Build & Manage a High-Volume Wedding Business

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

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July 2014

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Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County:  Catering Manager Panel | www.abc-oc.net

July 8, 2014 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Newport Civic Center:  100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Program: You do not want to miss our July All-Member meeting, the Catering Managers Panel featuring some of the most experienced sales & catering managers in Orange County!  This panel will be sure to provide helpful information about what they look for in their vendors, how to get on the coveted preferred lists plus the opportunity for Q&A.  This event will definitely sell out, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

NACE: Social Media Lunceon | www.lasvegasnace.net 

July 9, 2014 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  | Flemings Steakhouse Townsquare: 6515 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Program: Get your inside on Social Media at this fabulous luncheon at Flemings inside TownSquare.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: Professional Development Session | www.sandiegoabc.com

July 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Lomas Santa Fe Country Club: 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Program: Come join us as we share our business experiences, what is working (and not working) and improve our consultant-vendor relationships for a better teamwork at weddings and events.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

ISES San Diego: San Diego Chapter Board Installation & LUAU | www.isessandiego.org

July 22, 2014 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa: 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109

Program: Say ALOHA to the new board, enjoy a welcome Mai-Tai, a full Polynesian buffet and Live Luau Show with Fire Knife Dancing.

RSVP | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

ISES Northern California: ISES-NCC 2014 Gala | www.ises-ncc.org

July 22, 2014 | 6:20 PM – 11:00 PM | City View at Metreon: San Francisco, California

Program: Meet at “the Embassy” on July 22nd, 2014 at a secret location and time in San Francisco at 6:30 pm.  You will receive further orders after you have been cleared.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

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June 2014

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Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Annual Gala & Silent Auction | www.mpincc.org

June 5, 2014 | 6PM – 10:30PM | Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco

Program: Come indulge, drink and be merry as MPINCC celebrates the achievements of this year’s honorees and rolls out the red carpet welcoming the 2014-2015 Board of Directors with a Royal Redux.  Enter the magnificent portal of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and channel your inner royalty while you move through the venue visiting the Reception Hall for passed hors d’oeuvres, the Banquet Hall with savory sensations, and the Crown Jewels Room with decadent desserts.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

2014 StarChefs.com Rising Stars Award Ceremony & Gala | www.starchefs.com

Date: June 12, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM | Vibiana: 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program: Rising Stars are up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene. They have strong, compelling culinary philosophies, are able to see beyond the four walls of their restaurant, and are committed to fostering a culinary community by sharing their knowledge with fellow professionals. Ultimately, creativity, ambition, exquisite presentation and, most important, delicious food wins a chef the designation of StarChefs Rising Star. They are the future of American cuisine.  2014 StarChrfs.com Rising Stars, including up-and-coming chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, bartenders and artisans, will be showcased at the StarChefs.com Rising Stars Gala with an awards ceremony and tasting.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

BizBash Live: The Expo | www.bizbash.com

Date: June 19, 2014 | 8 AM to 6:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center

Program: After selling out in all markets across the country, the Event Innovation Forum returns to Los Angeles with a new roster of thought leaders and innovative thinkers sharing curated presentations designed to help you take your events, business, and career to the next level.  The Event Innovation Forum is a TED-style conference packed with nine dynamic presentations designed to help you think more strategically about your events. In between sessions, attendees will be invited to a networking lunch where they will have the opportunity to speak directly with the presenters and connect with their peers.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

Industry Association Meetings

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: Hyatt Meeting Planning Basics and Beyond III |www.mpiscc.org

June 4, 2014 | 9:30AM – 4PM | Hyatt Regency Century Plaza: 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Program: This three-part educational program is a unique opportunity to receive an in-depth overview of not only our industry, but also includes learning objectives beyond meeting planning basics.  Hyatt Hotels is a Strategic Partner of MPISCC and, for the past 20+ years, has sponsored more than 50 seminars that have reached more than 1,000 planners.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: 2014 MPIOC Awards & Installation Gala  | www.mpioc.com

June 4, 2014 | 5:30 – 8PM| City National Grove of Anaheim: 2200 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

Program: Join us on June 4th at The City National Grove of Anaheim for the 2014 MPI Orange County Awards & Installation Gala, “Meeting Professionals Inspired,” as we say goodbye to the 2013-2014 Board of Directors, welcome the 2014-2015 incoming Board of Directors and recognize the remarkable support and achievements of some of our Chapter’s outstanding Members from this past year!

REGISTER | Members encouraged

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County: Coordinator’s Only Meeting | www.abc-oc.net

June 10, 2014 | 11 AM – 2 PM | Beachcomber Cafe

Program: Meeting info coming soon!

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

ISES Northern California: A Flavor of the Island- Member’s Only Event | www.ises-ncc.org

June 10, 2014 | 5 PM – 7:30 PM | Maritime Museum: 900 Beach Street, San Francisco

Program: Feast on oysters from the Oyster Girls and champagne and specialty, Island cocktails from Best Beverage Catering. Enjoy the delectable dishes from La Bonne Cuisine all while swaying to the beat of Caribbean Bleu, compliments Associated Entertainment.

REGISTER | Member’s Only

 

NACE: An Evening at the Lake Club Lake | www.lasvegasnace.net

June 11, 2014 | 6PM – 8:30PM | The Lake Club Lake Las Vegas: 210 Grand Mediterra Boulevard, Henderson, NV 89011

Program: Event details coming soon!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

WIPA Chapter Meeting: Irresistible Selling | www.wipausa.org

June 12, 2014 | 9:30AM – 12:30PM | 6000 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Program: Event details coming soon!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

 

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NACE: Special Events 101 | www.lasvegasnace.net

May 1, 2014 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | By Dzign: 5625 S. Arville St., Suite E, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Program: Join the Las Vegas NACE Student Chapter for a hands-on and informative experience all about special event operations.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged

 

Industry Association Meetings

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Nothing but Networking | www.mpincc.org

May 1, 2014 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco

Program: Networking meeting.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County: From Overwhelmed to Unstoppable | www.abc-oc.net

May 13, 2014 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | The Ranch Saloon

Program: “From Overwhelmed to Unstoppable” by Andrea Woolf

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: Ethics: A Discussion in Shades of Gray | www.mpiscc.org

May 13, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Skirball Cultural Center: 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Program: This program focuses on the personal elements of making decisions that are appropriate for us personally and professionally. This thought provoking and highly interactive session will include discussion on some of the ethical dilemmas inherent in the meeting industry, and we will explore the tools available for use when faced with tough decisions, both in business and in everyday life.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: SITE Done Right  | http://www.mpioc.com/

May 17, 2014 | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Embassy Suites Anaheim: 400 N. State College Blvd., Orange, CA 92868

Program: Join your colleagues for a collaborative workshop on the ins and outs of site inspections, onsite management for meetings and events, and take away valuable partnerships that will last a lifetime.

REGISTER | Members encouraged

 

Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: 25th Anniversary at The Prado | www.sandiegoabc.com

May 20, 2014 | 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM | The Prado at Balboa Park: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Program: San Diego ABC’s 25th Anniversary party with cocktails, dinner and entertainment, including guest speaker Steve Kemble.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

ISES Northern California: Education Program Progressive Dinner| www.ises-ncc.org

May 20, 2014 | 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM | The Observation Post – The Presidio: 211 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, California 94129

Program: An amazing journey through three distinctive wedding cultures. Weddings throughout the Bay Area are full of diverse culture, styles and design. In one night, we will take you through three popular wedding styles: Indian, Jewish and Northern California wedding

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Professional Education Program | www.mpincc.org

May 21, 2014 | 8:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Parc55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square

Program: Program Information TBD.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

 

 

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February 2014


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WPPI: Conference & Expo  |www.wppionline.com

Date: February 27 – March 6, 2014  | MGM Grand Las Vegas

Program: WPPI Conference+Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. WPPI is a week-long event combining educational seminars with a major industry trade show and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a business in a friendly, fun environment – all at one time, in one place.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

The Loft on Pine: Grand Opening Party  | www.theloftonpine.com

Date: February 25, 2014  | 230 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Program: A grand opening party with the best of the best in the wedding industry.

Private Event

 

Industry Association Meetings

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: February Dinner Meeting | www.mpioc.com

February 4, 2104| 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon: 1025 East Ball Road, Anaheim, California 92805

Program: Join Senior Vice-President of sales for MGM Resorts International and current MPI Chairman of the International Board of Directors, Michael Dominguez for a review of where we have been, where we are and what is on the horizon for the meeting and event industry. You will have an opportunity to look at the economic headwinds, good news in economy and demographic/taste shifts that are having an impact on business and how meetings are developed and executed today.

REGISTER | Members encouraged

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County:  Stress Management | www.abc-oc.net

February 11, 2014  | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | The Center Club: Costa Mesa, CA

Program: With wedding season right around the corner we are so excited to have Jill Baker from CrossFit Fly to come speak to us about stress management, nutrition and fitness! This a meeting you surely will not want to miss!  (Please note that the last day to purchase tickets is Friday, February 7th by 11:00am.)

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

WIPA Arizona Regional Meeting: Follow the Leader | www.wipausa.org

February 11, 2014 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Monterra at Westworld: 16601 N Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Program: In this interactive session, you will discover how leadership entails more than just managing and how your leadership style can contribute to your success with Milena Santoro.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

NACE: Some Like it Hot! | www.lasvegasnace.net

February 12, 2014  | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Havana Room – Tropicana Las Vegas: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: Get in out of the cold and join Las Vegas NACE at the Havana Room for a “fireside” with the Edward Kaminski, PE, Fire Protection Engineer with the Clark County Fire Prevention Bureau.  Learn about how to keep your events within code and still have a smokin’ hot time!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

ISES Los Angeles: “State of the Industry”  | http://isesla.com

February 17, 2014  | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica: 530 Pico Boulevard, California 90405 USA

Program: In this fun, fast-paced session, we’ll be discussing items such as accountability (ROI), balance, changing demographics, sustainability and a host of others as they pertain to our personal, professional and global responsibilities. This interactive program will not only teach you the “top ten” trends of the meetings industry, but will more importantly help you do some “blue-sky” thinking to identify those areas that most impact your own areas of special interest.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: February Meeting | www.sandiegoabc.com

February 18, 2014  | 11:30 AM  | Bo-Beau Kitchen & Bar: 4996 West Point Loma Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92107

Program:  Join us for Speed Networking with your peers. Bring lots of business cards and be prepared to meet new professionals and reconnect with old ones!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

WIPA Northern California Chapter Meeting: Building Your Brand | www.wipausa.org

February 18, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Mandarin Oriental Hotel San Francisco: 222 Sansome Street, San Francisco, California 94104

Program: Renowned consultant Cindy Novotny will speak on how to change up your key message, sales approach, and customer/employee interaction with disruptive energy!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

ISES Northern California: Networking Happy Hour | www.ises-ncc.org

February 18, 2014 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Roe San Francisco

Program TBD

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: Annual Conference & Expo | www.mpiscc.org

February 19, 2014  | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Moscone West: 4th Street & Howard Street, San Francisco,CA 94103

Program: Offering excellent networking, educational and exhibit trade show floor opportunities, the one-day MPINCC ACE is considered one of the leading regional shows in the hospitality industry.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

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January 2014

 WebThe January 2014 Special Event Meetings & Luxury Weddings Market Business to Business Networking Calendar | A Few Highlights: 

Special Events

The Ethnic Wedding Show | www.ethnic-wedding.com

January 5, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM | The Westin Gaslamp: 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101

Program: The Ethnic Wedding Show is the ultimate multicultural wedding showcase of Southern California. This show is the first of its kind fusing together multiple cultures to create a bridal show where brides who want to add some international flair to their special day can meet vendors who can do just that.  Asian, South Asian, Persian, American and Middle Eastern couples are invited to meet with premiere wedding vendors who will inspire and help create the perfect wedding.

RSVP | Fee to Attend

 

WedLuxe Magazine: The 2014 WedLuxe Wedding Show | www.wedluxe.com

January 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM | The Fairmont Royal York Hotel: 100 Front St W., Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada

Program: A show designed to indulge, pamper, delight and inspire!  At the WedLuxe Show, your every wonderful wedding whim has been anticipated to create the haute-est wedding show ticket in Canada!

RSVP | Fee to Attend

 

The Special Event: Education Sessions | www.thespecialeventshow.com

January 7-10, 2014 | 10:30 PM to 4:00 PM | Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center: 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Program: 7 events throughout the week including an evening networking reception, the opening general session, a themed lunch, a wedding event, the master’s brunch, an opening night celebration, and the Gala awards and Celebration. In addition, the SEARCH Foundation has an evening fundraising event. The events give you an opportunity to network and also to pick up lots of great ideas to use in your own events.

Register | Fee to Attend

 

R-Mine Bespoke: 2014 Bridal Collection Preview Event 

January 9, 2014 | 6:30 PM | 12242 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA.

Program: An exclusive preview event of the 2014 R-Mine Bespoke Bridal Collection.

Invitation Only Event | Must RSVP

 

Drawing Exhibition at Vibiana | www.nancybakercahill.com

January 20-30, 2014 | Vibiana: 214 South Main Streen, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program: Nancy Baker Cahill will be showing a selection of five large-scale, abstract drawings from her new Virgil series, in addition to an installation of fifty small, related graphite drawings: Color. Yuval Pudik will be showing an installation of drawings, “The End” and his new series “Such As Him.” Show will be up and available by appointment from January 20 to January 30th and a reception will be held Saturday the 25th from 6-9 pm.

RSVP

 

 

Industry Association Meetings  

Association of Bridal Consultants Los Angeles: Networking with Professionals | www.abcgla.com

January 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Katsuya Brentwood: 11777 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Program: Visit Katsuya Brentwood, a great space for rehearsal dinners, intimate wedding, dinner parties and more! There is no fee to attend but RSVP for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a great time networking!

RSVP | Free to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

NACE: Awards Lunch | www.lasvegasnace.net

January 15, 2014 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Fogo De Chao: 360 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169

Program: Join NACE Las Vegas for a lunch at Fogo De Chao where we will explain the categories, who you can team up with and how you can get help on your submission for the 2014 NACE National Awards.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

WIPA Atlanta Regional Meeting: Designs that Inspire | www.wipausa.org

January 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Westside Cultural Arts Center: 760 10th Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Program: Get ready for an exhilarating hour of scintillating wedding and event design ideas! Great design speaks to the soul, leaving a lasting impression on all who experience it. King Dahl will present a voluminous array of styles, trends, and secrets for use as a springboard for attendees to rethink their approach to environmental wedding design.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

Association of Bridal Consultants South Bay:  Program | www.abcgla.com

January 21, 2013 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Los Verdes Golf Course: 7000 Los Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Program: Social Media 101 with Anthony Puente of Digital Revolution.  Tons of tips and tricks on how to overcome some of those everyday obstacles regarding social media such as social media etiquette.  You do not want to miss this opportunity!

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

ISES Northern California: Designer Showcase | www.ises-ncc.org

January 21, 2014  | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Bimbo’s 365 Club: 1025 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California 941033

Program: Members are invited to participate either individually or in teams to create vignettes that highlight their creativity.  The results are nothing short of amazing.  Our panel of guest speakers will determine the winner of the competition.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Professional Breakfast Proram | www.mpincc.org

Date: January 21, 2014   | 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM | San Jose McEnery Convention Center: 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, California 95113

Program: A Breakfast Keynote Presentation at the Newly Renovated San Jose McEnery Convention Center. “Moving Forward: Making 2014 Your Best Year Yet” with Jean Steel followed by a Networking Reception and Two Concurrent Workshops: The Leadership Challenge and Learning to Run Wild: Achieving Work/Life Balance.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Inland Empire:  | www.abcInlandEmpire.com

January 28, 2014  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Padua Hills Theatre: 4467 Padua Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Program: Padua is one of our premeire wedding and event venues with amazing views a gorgeous ballroom and an outdoor space that is a photographers dream!  So come get cozy with us in your coats & scarves, and enjoy some of the best comfort foods Chantrelles Catering as to offer, this is a night you won’t want to miss!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

ISES Las Vegas: Showcase Event 2014 | http://www.iseslv.com/

January 28, 2014 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM | Vic’s American Restaurant: 2450 Hampton Road, Henderson,NV89052

Program: Mix, mingle and meet Vegas’ Special Events experts all in one room. ISES LV is where Planners & Suppliers come together to do business, as well as enjoy some of the best bites in the city.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend 

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Bridal Maven Contest Finalists Part III

 

Continuing our finalists highlights, part III presents Aria, Gemi and Zuzu. Will one of these three girls win over your vote for the Bridal Maven Contest?

Aria has a classy vintage style filled with cream, pink and green accents! Does her sophisticated glam fit your vote requirements?

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Unique defines Gemi as a bride and all her fun, yet classy wedding ideas! Blush sets the tone, creativity is her style and sentimental is her value. Does Gemi have your vote?

 

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Zuzu loves ruffles, lace and flowers! Her romantic style is breathtaking and will make you want to fall in love. Will she captivate you into voting for her?

 

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By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

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

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

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Bridal Maven Contest | Finalists Part I

The top 12 finalist have been selected for A Good Affair‘s Bridal Maven Contest. Part I will consist of 3 of the 12, in no particular order.

Everyone knows The Kinks’ version of “Lola” and her story, but did you ever know Lola as a bride? We didn’t either! Discover more about her and see if her glamorous “Great Gatsby” influenced style is worthy of your Bridal Maven vote.

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Certain to present a sleek appeal on an everyday routine, will Ava‘s wedding style maintain that way or bring out a different side of girly? It appears that her posh style will never be out of fashion, will that tempt you for your vote?

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Will shimmer and a laid back style be enough for Makenzie to win your vote? This girl seems to have everything from a charming attitude to a creative spunk.

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By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

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

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

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Bridal Maven Contest by A Good Affair | Top 12 Selected

There was a great response to A Good Affair‘s Bridal Maven Contest! The top 12 have been selected!

This is where you come in! Visit A Good Affair’s Pinterest page, check out the twelve boards and like/re-pin/comment on them based on your favorite entry.

The most popular THREE boards will move on to the judging panel for their final votes!

 

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The winner will receive this all-inclusive luxury engagement package, provided by all the amazing sponsors!

An engagement photo shoot with the eminent photographer Marianne Lozano
A luxurious overnight stay at the chic SLS Hotel At Beverly Hills
A delicious dinner for 2 at The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Floral arrangements by the talented floral designer Eddie Zaratsian
Hair by Robert Vetica Salon
Gorgeous makeup by Blushington
Bride-to-be evening attire provided by the gifted R-Mine Bespoke
Captivating glass sculpture from Unity in Glass
Engagement cake by Superfine Bakery
Art direction and styling by gifted Natalie Good of A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

 

By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

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

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

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Revelry Featured in CeciStyle Magazine

Revelry Event Designers‘ rose gold wedding is featured in CeciStyle Magazine!

 

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By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

 

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

 

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

 

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Bridal Maven Contest by A Good Affair | Blushington

 

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Finally a beautiful place for all your makeup and beauty needs! Blushington is here to provide you with professional makeup applications at affordable prices in a well-designed and fun atmosphere. Blushington uses (and retails) StilaBeccaJulie Hewett and Kevyn Aucoin. They apply Temptu for air-brushing. We use (and retail) Tweezerman for brows and lashes as well asEmbryolisse and Mai Couture.

We’re excited to have  Blushington as a sponsor for this contest! They are offering free makeup by their team to the winner of the winning soon to be bride!

 

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By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

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

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

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July 2013 Event Calendar

 

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MPI-Southern California Chapter: Opening Relationships | www.mpiscc.org

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | 8:00AM-2:00PM | Mr. C Beverly Hills 1224 Beverwill Drive Los Angeles, CA 90035

Program: Kirsty invites the audience into a world of understanding how using their “emotional intelligence” can develop business relationships that lead to lifetime connections, and repeat and referral business. The concept is universal and will help all attendees strengthen many connections in their lives, not merely the supplier-planner one but can be adapted to all relationships.

Membership encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

Association of Bridal Consultants-Orange County Education Meeting | www.abc-oc.net

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | 6:00-9:00PM | The Pacific Club 4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Program: Education meeting with guest speaker Ann Marie Houghtailing, an entrepreneur, writer, speaker and performer who has mastered creating a dollar out of thing air and has dedicated her career to teaching others to do the same.

Membership encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

Wish Upon a Wedding-St.Louis: Crawlin’ for a Cause | www.wishuponawedding.org

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 2:00-5:00PM | Registration begins at 1:00PM at Tami Scott Studio/Bin 11 Wine Br 2027 South 11 Street

Program: Join Wish Upon a Wedding St. Louis for an afternoon of crawling through Soulard to learn more about our organization and support a great cause!

Open to Public | Donations accepted | TICKETS

 

NACE-Chicago: Conference and Expo | www.cvent.com

Date: Sunday, July 14- Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile 540 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

Program: Experience is the can’t miss industry event for caterers, event planners and event professionals. Gain bold insight from industry though leaders, learn fresh ideas to increase revenue, make your business more valuable and develop yourself personally and professionally, network with a community of professionals from across the country who can help you achieve your goals and discover the best and latest products and services to enhance your event at the Marketplace Expo.

Open to Public | REGISTER

 

ISES-Northern California Chapter | www.ises-ncc.org

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | 6:00-8:00PM | The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94115

Program: Join ISES-NCC for cocktails, a seated dinner and after party at The Fillmore!  The Peace, Love & Rock n Roll themed evening will embrace The Fillmore’s historic impact during the Summer of Love and Rock n Roll eras in San Francisco.  The event will highlight innovations in cuisine, entertainment, and decor from the brightest among the event industry in the Bay Area.

Membership encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

MPI-Las Vegas: World Educational Congress | www.mpiweb.org

Date: Saturday, July 20-Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89119

Program: MPI’s 2013 World Education Congress will provide you with the insight, inspiration, or imagination that can transform you and the way you plan meetings. WEC features the programming and people that will allow you to think and grow in new ways, and change how you do what you do.

Membership encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER


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Miguel Performs “Adorn” on Ellen

Miguel recently performed his new hit single, “Adorn” on Ellen and Revelry Event Designers designed and built the oversized, ornate red frames for his performance. “Adorn” is on the critically acclaimed album Kaleidoscope Dream and has a lot of people talking about this 25-year-old artist who is being compared to James Brown and Prince. We love this incredible stage built by Revelry just for Miguel!

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ISES-LA 7th Annual Meet the Masters

The sold out ISES-LA Meet the Masters signature event was a huge success this year. Each year ISES puts together and opportunity for industry experts to quickly answer all industry-related questions that guests have. They invite masters from across all disciplines to share their experience and knowledge within their individual disciplines.  Thank you to our host InterContinental Los Angeles.

Masters for the 7th Annual Meet the Masters are:

Eddie Zaratsian, Eddie Zaratsian Floral Boutique

Allison Callaway, Callaway Gable Photography

Brian Callaway, Callaway Gable Photography

Dawn Abbott, CSEP, Fun Productions, ISES Western Region RVP

Alison Bossert, Sony Pictures

Barbara Brass, Wolfgang Puck

Chris Clark, Extraordinary Events

Laurel Coote, CMP, CMM, Pick My Brain

Kevin Covey, Kevin Covey Wedding & Event Coordination

Wendy Dahl, Chic Productions

Rrivre Davies, Rrivre Works

Bob Estrin

Rachel Hollis, Chic Events

Joella Hopkins, CMP, CSEP, Mumtaz Marketing & Events

Greg Jenkins, Bravo Productions

Cara Kleinhaut, Caravents, Inc

Mark McBride, USC Alumni Association

Ruth Moyte, Red Dandelion Creative

Ron Rubin, Ron Rubin Events

David Smith, SHOWPRO

Mario Rocha of  The Three Waiters our MC for the evening.

Carol Rosen and Eddie Zaratsian

 Allison Callaway, Rrivre Davies, Brian Callaway and Eddie Zaratsian

By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing
(A Luxury Wedding and Special Events PR and Marketing Firm)

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

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Inspire Smart Success Speaker – Summer Watkins

 

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.

 

Get your spot here! 

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!
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The Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta

 

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The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta is located at Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta’s most exclusive beach community. Architect Javier Sordo Madaleno designed the resort beautifully, taking full advantage of the private beach and 600 coconut palms that have survived since plantation days.

The resort features more than 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, ten rooms including the Pintores Ballroom, Tamayo Boardroom, and a three of high-tech rooms complete with projection booth, sound system, VCR monitors, projectors, and oversized screens. Whether planning for business or pleasure, on-site specialists provide a variety of innovative tools to simplify and enhance the process, followed by detailed coordination of everything from catering to technical staffs.

Outdoor spaces include an additional 10,000 square feet of graceful terraces and patios, tropical gardens, and, of course, the beach. The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta is nestled in front of Bahí­a de Banderas, the largest bay in Mexico, where guests enjoy everything from snorkeling and scuba diving to windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, whale watching and golfing at the gorgeous Marina Vallarta Club de Golf.

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Discover An Amazingly Easy Online Publicity Platform in Two Bright Lights

We at Rayce PR and Marketing LOVE Two Bright Lights! It is such a great tool to get our clients published in a variety of print publications and blogs

These days, being published has become increasingly important.  Engaged couples look to see if wedding professionals have been published to gain a sense of trust.  Being published gives you a ‘stamp of approval’ by the wedding industry.  And, as the adage goes, getting a feature in a magazine or on a well established blog is free publicity.  With platforms such as Two Bright Lights, getting published has never been easier.

Getting published helps you and the vendors that worked with you on your event get noticed which leads to stronger relationships within the industry and ultimately to more referrals as well! It is a great investment of your time to get your work noticed and nobody makes it easier then Two Bright Lights!

The Two Bright Lights Philosophy:

At Two Bright Lights, we are committed to preserving the security of your work and helping you to promote your business. We have built our company upon these principles in order to provide the best service possible to our members.

Submitting your events is a breeze. Just follow the steps below:

Three easy steps to fabulous features

Step one

Using our rapid uploader, photographers upload up to 150 high-resolution images, identify and share with associated vendors, and include details the album. When the album is submitted, editors have all of the necessary information, which makes it easy for editors to feature your submission. The result? Your likelihood of being featured skyrockets.

Step two

Next, you select which magazine or Blog they want to submit to. We have hundreds of top magazines and blogs from all over the world as editorial partners and we are adding more all the time.

Step three

Editors are notified of the submission via email, and can log on and view your images. If the editor loves the album, they click accept and voila! The album will be featured. Editors can also download all of the high-resolution images in a zip file. No need to send the files again!

If your submission doesn’t get picked up right away don’t worry…..

You can resubmit an album to another publication with our simple rollover submit feature. The new publication is not notified that your album was previously submitted and there is no limit to the number of times an album can be re-submitted. With those odds, we bet most of your albums will be published. And that is just plain good for business.

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Wedding and Special Event Public Relations

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Association of Bridal Consultants 7th Annual Gala

 THE INLAND EMPIRE ASSOCIATION OF BRIDAL CONSULTANTS cordially invites you to its SEVENTH

ANNUAL GALA DINNER DANCE

Venue: Sheraton Fairplex and Conference Center | Fairplex.com

1101 West McKinley Avenue . Pomona . CA . 91768

Price: $55 (Members and Non-Members) Free Parking – Please enter at Gate1

Elegant attire with a flair for the eccentric

 Tuesday, the 6th of March 2012 in The Charmingly Unique

  – MERITAGE Room

with COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES at 6 o’ clock in the evening

     followed by DINNER at 7:30

      THE INLAND EMPIRE ASSOCIATION OF BRIDAL CONSULTANTS

               will honor the Fairplex Child Development Center with a donation of new gently-used

               books for their library. Please bring a book for ages infant through pre-kindergarten to the gala.

                     RSVP and pay online by February 28 at www.AssociationOfBridalConsultants.com

       or by calling Denise at Soundskilz 877.357.5459 ext. 1

   for more info please email Info@AssociationOfBridalConsultants.com

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3rd annual Premier Bridal Event – March 4, 2012

The 3rd Annual The Premier Bridal Event will take place on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel from 12pm to 5pm! Once again, Harsanik.com has partnered with Fancy That! Event Design & Coordination to bring together some of the very best vendors in Southern California.

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To anyone who has not yet experienced The Premier Bridal Event, you can expect an upscale bridal show where you can mingle with over 60 vendors who will be showcasing their stunning work. This year, we are excited to present Tiko Asatryan, son of Aram Asatryan, who will provide live entertainment, and Lovella Bridal who will showcase a couture bridal gown fashion show featuring the 2012 exclusive collection by Ines Di Santo! In addition to the entertainment, all guests can enjoy delicious wedding cake tastings and have a chance to win amazing raffle prizes.

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WIPA at the Fabulous Park Plaza Hotel

The legendary Park Plaza in Los Angeles rolled out the red carpet (literally!) on February 7, when they hosted the first WIPA event of 2012.  Presented in a flourish of color, design, networking and education, this afternoon luncheon packed a lot of punch in one afternoon.
Greeted with a red carpet leading toward the Park Plaza iconic grand staircase, guests were presented with an impressive collection of tall cylinders accented with owls, retro fabrics and whimsical textures.  The floral design by Shawna Yamamoto was cleverly leaning toward a vintage theme (think Mad Men 60s mod, in colors of avocado, marigold, and Pantone’s color for 2012 – tangerine).  The linens from La Tavola offered a splash of color on the cocktail tables and guest tables, while Copper Willow informed and texturized with fine stationary pieces and coasters.  Even the menu, offered by Summit Catering, was designed to answer the question: “What would Betty Draper serve?”, perfectly presenting what the holiday party at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce might have on the conference table (next to the martinis, of course – which were also well represented, this time with the sweetness of cotton candy, provided by Tasty Clouds.)  And what dessert display is complete without coffee creations, presented by The Cappuccino Connection?  Add to that the comfy lounge pieces from Lounge Appeal suggesting that networking can happen in deluxe (relaxed!) style (and accented with the swanky tunes from Gerry Rothschild Band) no one was in a hurry to return to the office…!
And while the vintage-inspired theme took place in a historic venue, the educational topic couldn’t have been more timely: on the day that California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional, event planner Bernadette Coveney Smith shared her expertise on The Emerging Gay & Lesbian Wedding Market.  Her company, 14 Stories, was the first firm in the nation to specialize in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)  weddings and their goal is to provide LBGT couples greater comfort when navigating a traditionally straight wedding industry.
The statistics Bernadette offered were enlightening:
* As of this presentation date, only seven states have legalized gay marriage, another five have civil unions and four have gay marriage initiatives in the legal pipeline.
* While every state has nondiscrimination policies, a majority of states have no protection for discriminating against gay couples.
* The median household income of gay and lesbian couples is $86,400 and they spent $70 billion on travel last year
* California has four of the top ten tourism destinations for gay travelers: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego – when gay marriage becomes legal in California, we can expect a boom in the wedding industry.  Which begs the question: is your business ready for the emerging LGBT wedding market?
The wedding industry is heteronormative (i.e. operating on the assumption that all people are heterosexual).  Simple, innocent, statements or comments can be divisive and alienating: “bride and groom” rather than “couple” or “spouse” or “partner”, for example.  Bernadette suggested we take a look at our marketing materials and contract phrasing and determine if a same-sex couple will find the message off-putting or a inhospitable.  Also consider that 50% of same sex couples do not read wedding magazines.  How will your business reach that market?  Is there anything on your website that indicates an open door to all couples?  Is your staff and preferred event professionals all friendly to gay couples and their right to marry?   It may be wise to offer a recommended resources list for LGBT clients that offer legal services or family law attorneys who are experts in the legalities of same sex partnerships,  CPAs who specialize in preparing tax returns for same sex partnerships, a designer or clothier that specializes in suits for women (or a great tailor who will be respectful of women cliental), as well as those event professionals you know to be 100% supportive of LGBT unions.  When planning a gay wedding, the couple essentially has to “come out” over and over again to the various event professionals and service providers they interview and consider: is there anything you can do to advocate on their behalf and improve their experience?
Bernadette’s presentation was jam-packed with statistics, ideas, samples and strategies, and summarizing in one paragraph does not begin to cover it!  Luckily, much information and educational opportunities are available on her website, www.14stories.com.
The afternoon could not have taken place without the expertise and talent of the various event professionals dedicated to the success of the event and to the WIPA organization, led by co-chairs Nahid Farhoud from Wedding Elegance by Nahid, and Michelle Nowak from Good Gracious! Events.  The archive and testimonial to the day would be incomplete without the artistry of Gene Higa Photography and Vantage Point Custom Films.  And none of us would have had reason to gather this afternoon if not for the directive and mission of WIPA to champion knowledge, integrity, quality, & education in our wedding industry.
A Huge thank you to our guest blogger Melissa Kay Allen. She is  the Director of Special Events and Marketing at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles.  She is a regular contributor of wedding advice at WeddingAces.com in addition to her regular posts on the event industry and other musings at MelissaKayAllen.com and has appeared at various workshops and speaking engagements.  Melissa is an amateur mixologist (i.e. she enjoys cocktails), a certified (if not certifiable) chocoholic, and mom to two shih-tzu puppies, Gimlet & Sidecar. 
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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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December 2013 Event Calendar

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Special Events

Association of Bridal Consultants OC: 2013 Gala and Trendsetter Awards |www.ab-oc.net

Date: December 3, 2013  | 11 AM to 2:45 PM | St. Regis Monarch Beach: 1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point, CA 92629

Program: The ABC Orange County 2013 Trendsetter Awards provides an opportunity for you to showcase your work in front of your peers in the industry.  With a panel of wedding industry and lifestyle experts judging the entries.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

Inspire Smart Success: Palm Beach 2013 |www.inspiresmartsuccess.com

Date: December 3-6, 2013 | Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa: 100 S. Ocean Blvd. Manalapan, Fl 33462

Program: 4 days of inspiration, networking, learning, and hands-on workshops as well as  seminars from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the wedding business. At this 4 day event ou’ll receive information on everything from using social media and how to blog to how to use your advertising dollars and creating a stylized shoot, plus so much more!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

engage!13: Montelucia |www.montelucia.engage13.com

Date: December 9-12, 2013 | Montelucia Resort & Spa:  4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Program: engage! bringing together the wedding industry’s key influencers and thought leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, network and be inspired to take their businesses to the next level of success. Each engage! event has been met with rave reviews from attendees and speakers alike.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

Site SoCal: 2013 Holiday Event |www.ab-oc.net

Date: December 11 & 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM | Bacara Resort & Spa: 8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Program: 550+ qualified buyers and suppliers will meet up at the beautiful Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara for two days of wonderful events, activities and networking opportunities.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

Invisible Touch Events & Flowers by Cina Holiday Soiree

Date: December 17, 2013 | 6:00 AM | 8 Goodyear, Suite 120, Irvine, CA

Program: Join Invisible Touch Events and Flowers by Cina for an exclusive holiday soiree.  Sweet and savory treats to be provided by Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.

RSVP by December 12, 2013

 

 

Industry Association Meetings

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: SDMPI Holiday Party |www.mpiscc.org

Date: December 2, 2013 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | House of Blues San Diego: 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego,CA 92101

Program: Event details coming soon!

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

WIPA Arizona Regional Meeting: Lights, Camera, Clients! | www.wipausa.org

Date: December 3, 2013  | 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM | El Chorro: 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253

Program: In this session, discover how easy it is to put your own video marketing campaign into action! Find out what it takes to get started and get tips and technique on how to overcome any fears you might have and use your personality as a platform. You will also discover best practices when it comes to how, when and where to post.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: Holiday Event | www.mpiscc.org

Date: December 3, 2013 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Disneyland Hotel: Magic Way, Anaheim,CA 92802

Program: The Annual holiday event at the Disneyland Hotel in the Grand Ballroom.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

ISES San Diego: ISES Joint Holiday Party with NACE  | www.isessandiego.org

Date: December 4, 2013  | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Loews Coronado Bay: 4000 Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado, CA 92118

Program: Event details coming soon!

RSVP | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Holiday Soiree, Culinary & Wine Extravaganza and Annual Gala & Silent Auction | www.mpincc.org

Date: December 4, 2013  | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | California Hornblower: Pier 3, The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Program:  Join MPINCC for a decadent night of bubbles and frivolity on Wednesday, December 4th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. dockside aboard the newly renovated California Hornblower.  Bask in the moonlight as our chapter rocks the boat with music, food and merriment.  Live entertainment, grab bag raffle prizes and a toy drive benefitting the San Francisco Fire Fighters Toy Program.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

ISES Las Vegas: Ready, Set, Give! | www.iseslv.com

Date: December 10, 2013   | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Naakiti Floral Design: 3985 W. Post Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Program: This season, help ISES LV help ClarkCounty’s families in need. ISES LV & Salvation Army ask you to donate a monetary gift – in the form of a $25 gift card to spread the joy.

 

NACE: Holiday Event | www.lvnace.net

Date: December 11, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Location

Program: Event details coming soon!

 

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: MPISCC’s Holiday Event & Volunteer Recognition | www.mpiscc.org

Date:  December 17, 2013  | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Loews Hollywood: 1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles,CA 90028

Program: Event details coming soon!

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

WIPA Southern California Chapter Meeting: December WIPA Meeting & Retreat | www.wipausa.org

Date: December 17, 2013  | 11:30 to 6:30 PM | Cal-a-Vie Health Spa: 29402 Spa Havens Way, Vista, California 92084

Program: A Half-Day Retreat on the Exclusive Grounds of  Cal-a-Vie Spa!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

 

 

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January 2013 Event Calendar

 The January 2013 Special Event Meetings & Luxury Weddings Market Business to Business Networking Calendar| A Few Highlights: ISES Las Vegas Entertainment Showcase 

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February 2013 Event Calendar

 The February 2013 Special Event Meetings & Luxury Weddings Market Business to Business Networking Calendar

 

MPIOCC – February Monthly Meeting  www.mpioc.com

Date: February 6, 2013 | 5:30-8:00 PM

Program: Save the date and stay tuned for details on the MPIOC February Dinner Meeting!

REGISTER

 

Unveiled Bridal Show www. unveiledweddingevent.com

Date: February 10, 2013 | 11:00 AM-4:00 PM | Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN

Program: Unveiled is a bridal show unlike any other! Designed and produced by the nation’s foremost wedding experts, The Wedding Guys®, Unveiled brings you the latest trends, gives you the opportunity to talk with wedding service providers, compare offerings and book the services you need to create the perfect day.

Open to Public | Fee to attend

 

San Diego Wedding Party {Bridal Show}

Date: February 10, 2013 | 12:00-5:00PM | Westin, Gaslamp San Diego 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA

Program: re inventing the bridal show with love, respect & beauty for over a decade!

REGISTER

San Diego NACE www.sdnace.org

Date: February 12, 2013 | 5:30-8:00PM

Program: Details coming soon..

REGISTER

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter www.mpiscc.com

Date: February 12, 2013 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM | Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center 12833 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles,CA 91604

Program: Our luncheon will feature a panel of experts who each have an extensive background planning international meeting, moderated by Immediate Past President Judi Froelich. The panel will discuss issues that all meeting planners need be aware of: risks and securities, contracts and financial considerations, cultural customs, emerging destinations

Membership encourage | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

Association of Bridal Consultants Greater Los Angeles www.abcgla.com

Date: February 19, 2013 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM | Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Cathedral 1324 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles CA

Program: Join ABC-GLA and Chris Evans to learn how to grow your bridal business. Interactive gourmet food stations will be provided during this perfect networking and inspiring opportunity.

RSVP | Members encouraged | Fee to attend | REGISTER

ISES Ventura Santa Barbara February Mixer www.ISESvsb.com

Date: February 19, 2013 | TBA | 1141 Cummings Road Santa Paula, CA 93060

Program:  TBA

 

OC Brides  www.ocbrides.com

Date: February 2o, 2012 |MeadowLark Golf Course Huntington Beach

Program: OC Brides Monthly Bridal & Networking Event. Connecting Brides and Wedding Professionals through Social Tools & Bridal Events.

Open to the Public | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

 

 

 

Details coming soon…

Wedding Industry Professionals Association www.WIPAUSA.org

February , 2013 | Park Plaza Hotel | Los Angeles, Ca.

Program: 

Membership Requested | Fee to attend |REGISTER

 

Las Vegas NACE Meeting www.lasvegasnace.net

Date: February , 2013 |

Program:

Open to the Public | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

International Special Event Society San Francisco www.ISES-NCC.org

Date: February , 2013 |

Program: ISES-NCC Networking

Membership Requested | Fee to attend |REGISTER

 

EPA – Second Annual Wedding Event www.EPAevent.com

Date: February , 2013 | 6-8 PM |

Program: Enjoy an evening with fellow event professionals.

Expo | Open to Public | REGISTER

 

Festival of Brides  www.FESTIVALOFBRIDES.com

Date: February , 2013 |

Program: Premier Wedding Specialists & Services

Expo|Open to Public| REGISTER

 

ISES – Santa Barbara-Ventura www.ises-vsb.com

Date: February , 2013 |

Program:

Fee to attend

 

MPISCC- State of the Industry www.mpiscc.org

Date: February , 2013 |

Program: Luncheon Meeting

Open to the Public

 

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May 2013 Event Calendar

The May 2013 Special Event Meetings & Luxury Weddings Market Business to Business Networking Calendar| A Few Highlights: Luxury Summit 2013

 

 

MPI – Orange County | www.mpioc.com

Date: May 1, 2013 | 5:30-8:00PM | The Center Club 650 Town Center Dr Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Program: Understand how meetings create business value, learn how to set meeting objectives that align with organizational strategy and identify and overcome barriers to implementing a business value of meetings program. Julie Powers, CMP is Manager, Global Accounts with HelmsBriscoe, the global leader in meeting procurement will be the guest speaker of this event.

REGISTER

 

The “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party | www.ceremonyblog.com

Date: May 2, 2013 | 6:00-8:00PM | Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa CA

Program: Scan your registry, sip on cocktails, sample savory hors d’oeuvres and indulge your sweet tooth with cake tastings. Be inspired with great tips for creating your dream registry and planning your wedding.

RSVP

 

MPI-San Diego Chapter | www.sdmpi.com

Date: May 7, 2013 | 7:30-10:00AM | University of  San Diego Alcala Park San Diego, CA

Program: Tom Hinton, professional speaker & business author will present “A Blueprint for Work-Life Balance:
8 Ways to Love Your Work and Balance Your Life!”

REGISTER

 

NACE – Las Vegas Chapter | www.lasvegasnace.net

Date: May  8, 2013 | 6:00-8:30PM | The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa 101 Montelago Boulevard Henderson, NV 89011

Program: Experience an Exciting, Interactive Team Building Event with your Catering & Event Colleagues.
Do you like to play games? Are you competitive? You are in luck, this is the spot for the newest, hottest, “game show” that will be hosted at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, an evening under the stars.

Open to Public | Membership and student encouraged | REGISTER

 

San Diego NACE – May Meeting | www.sdnace.org

Date: May 14, 2013 | San Diego Marriott Mission Valley 8757 Rio San Diego Drive San Diego, CA 92108

Program: May monthly meeting.

Open to the Public | REGISTER

 

ISES – San Diego | www.isessandiego.org

Date: May  9, 2012 | 5:00-7:30PM | The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant 2660 Calhoun Street San Diego, CA 92110

Program: The Art of Tequila..join us at the beautiful Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restuarant as we explore the world of tequila. Learn all about the history, folklore, production method, alternatives to taste and how to pair this unique beverage with food!

Open to Public | Membership encouraged | REGISTER

 

WIPA Presents | www.wipausa.org

Date: May 10 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Hacienda Palomita | 7007 Rancho Santa Fe View Court | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Program: Speaker: Andrea Michaels (President, Extraordinary Events) Learn how to communicate clearly and effectively how to put your passion into words that lead to getting you the business. Discover tips, secrets and ways in which you can strengthen your brand and personal sales style. Get valuable, constructive feedback you can put to use instantly.

REGISTER

 

MPI – Northern California Chapter | www.mpincc.org

Date: May  15, 2013 | 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM | InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel One Nob Hill San Francisco, CA 94108

Program: A Morning of Education & Networking followed by a Luncheon Panel. Guest speaker Greg Fuson will present the topic “The Art of Engagement.”

Membership encouraged | REGISTER

 

MPI – Southern California Chapter | www.MPISCC.org

Date: May 16, 2013 | 10:00AM-4:00PM | Hyatt Regency Century Plaza 2025 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles,CA 90067

Program: Meeting Planning Basics and Beyond, a three-part educational program sponsored by Hyatt Hotels, is back for 2013. This unique program provides an in-depth overview of not only our industry, but also includes learning objectives beyond meeting planning basics.

Open to the public | REGISTER

 

Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia | www.wishuponawedding.com

Date: May 19, 2013 | 12:00PM | Monk’s Cafe- 264 S. 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (starting point) –> Nodding Head Brewery- 1516 Sansom St., Philadelphia PA 19102 –> Jose Pistolas- 263 S. 15th St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 –> Tavern on Broad- 200 S. Broad St. Philadelphia PA 19102

Program: Join us for the Tacky Wedding Bar Crawl and come support a great cause as we visit some of Center City Philadelphia’s finest drinking establishments with Rolling Barrel Events. We encourage everyone to wear tacky wedding attire (old bridesmaid dresses, silly tuxedos, etc.) for some extra laughs!

REGISTER

 

ISES – Northern California Chapter | www.ISESNCC.com

Date: May 21, 2013  | 10:30AM-1:00PM | Mezzanine 444 Jessie Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Program: Guest speaker Brian Cooley, an Editor at Large at CNET.com and their senior pundit, seen frequently on CBS News, CNBC and KPIX as well on the TV screens in major retailers will be sharing with us. His view on technology reflects his past, always taking the user’s perspective and boiling down what matters

REGISTER

 

SDMPI – Nothin’ But Net – May 2013 | www.sdmpi.org

Date: May 21, 2013 | 5:30-7:30PM | Dave and Buster’s 2931 Camino del Rio North San Diego, CA 92108

Program: Join your friends and colleaues at the last NBN of this year!
Eat, Play, and Win at Dave and Busters.

 

BizBash | www.bizbash.com/los-angeles

Date: May  | Reader’s Choice Awards Nominations  | VOTE

 

American Express Luxury Summit 2013 | www.amexpub.com/luxurysummit/

Date : May , 2013 |

Program: Luxury Summit

Public | REGISTRATION  – Invitation

Participation in the American Express Publishing Luxury Summit is by invitation only and limited to CEO’s, CMO’s, and senior level executives from

the world’s leading purveyors of luxury goods and services.

@AmexPublishing

 

ABC – Orange County | www.abc-oc.net

Date: May  | 6 PM – 9 PM |

Program: Educational Dinner Meeting

Membership Encouraged |

 

The Wedding Salon – Chicago | www.weddingsalon.com

Date: May , 2013 | 4-8 PM | Chicago

Program: A luxury bridal showcase featuring the best wedding vendors and newest trends.

Expo | Open to the Public | REGISTER

 

ABC – San Diego | www.sandiegoabc.com

Date: May  | 6:30 PM |

Program: May Meeting |

 

ABC – Los Angeles | www.abcgla.com

More information coming soon…

ISES – Arizona Chapter | www.isesarizona.com

Date: May  | 6 PM – 11 PM |

Program: A formal evening dedicated to recognizing the outstanding achievements, passion and creativity of Arizona event professionals in 2011.

Cocktail Reception | Silent & Live Auctions | Raffle Drawings | Dinner | Live Entertainment

Awards Presentation | Post-Awards Celebration | Swag Bags | REGISTER

 

ABC – Inland Empire | www.abcinlandempire.com

Date: May  | 6-9 PM |

Program: Educational Dinner Meeting

Membership Encouraged |

 

ISES LA –  | www.ises-la.com

Date: May

Program:

 

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June 2013 Event Calendar

 

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MPI- Northern California Chapter: Gala and Silent Auction | www.mpincc.org

Date: Monday, June 3, 2013 | 6:00-10:30 PM | The Exploratorium Pier 15 San Francisco, CA 94111

Program: At this year’s Gala, the Exploratorium is your playground to explore your senses as you visit exhibits focusing on the living world, natural phenomena, cognition science and society.  Explainers will be available to assist attendees with the exhibits.  And be on the lookout for playful entertainment vignettes throughout the event.  You never know what surprise connections you might make on a night of fun and exploration.

Open to the Public | Membership Encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

MPI-Orange County Chapter: Awards and Installation of Officers | www.mpioc.com

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 5:30-8:00 PM | Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen 1590 Disneyland Drive Anaheim, CA 92802

Program: Journey into this evening of celebration, networking, jazzy tunes and creole creations as we install the incoming MPI Orange County Board of Directors and thank those for their contributions this past year.  We will also be raising funds for the MPI Foundation with a silent auction of great getaways to add to your journey.

Open to Public | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

MPI- Northern California Chapter: Community Involvement Event | www.mpincc.org

Date: Friday, June 7, 2013 | 7:30-10:00 PM | Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre 4705 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94124

Program: Enjoy a day with fellow MPINCC members volunteering to improve the lives of San Francisco’s homeless families by assisting with Project Homeless ConnectTM’s “Family Connect” event.

Members Only

 

ABC-OC Coordinator Beauty Day www.abc-oc.net

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 11:00AM-2:00PM | Found Rentals Warehouse 201 West Truslow Avenue Fullerton, CA 92832

Program: Come discover tips on how to be comfortable yet trendy on the wedding day from Leslie Christen, Premier Stylist, Fashion Editor and Organizer in Orange County. The Design Visage Team will be sharing hair and make-up tips as well!

Membership encouraged | REGISTER

 

ISES- Las Vegas: Annual Board Installation | www.iseslv.com

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM | Commonwealth –525 E. Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101

Program: Come celebrate the ISES LV Annual Board Installation and discover
the downtown hot spot simply known as, COMMONWEALTH.
Enjoy signature cocktails, couture mini-bites, networking with Vegas’
top event professionals and a shiny new Board  of Directors.

Open to Public | Members and Students encourage | Fee to attend | REGISTER

 

Wish Upon a Wedding- St.Louis: Wilmington Meet & Greet

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM | The River Room 18 S Water St Wilmington, NC 28401

Program: Join us at The River Room in downtown Wilmington on June 11th to learn more about the North Carolina chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding. Food and beverages will be served and donations will be accepted at the door.

Open to Public | Free event | REGISTER

 

NACE- Las Vegas Chapter | www.lvnace.net

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 6:00-8:00 PM | Three Square 4190 N. Pecos Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89115

Program: Join in for this informative meeting and dinner focused on Nevadans who struggle with hunger. Guest Speaker will be Erica Thompson, who has successfully led and further developed several sustainable fundraising events; most notably the annual benefit event DISH Las Vegas and the annual Fall and Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week.

Open to Public | Members and Students encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

MPI-Southern California Chapter: Annual Installation and Awards Dinner | www.mpiscc.com

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 | 6:30-10:00 PM | Union Station 800 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program: Our chapter will come together to celebrate volunteer and leadership achievements, recognize contributions by chapter members and sponsors, and, hear about the upcoming chapter strategy and initiatives. This year’s theme is “One 2013: Celebrating Our Leadership, Our Industry and Our Future.”

Open to Public | Members and Students encouraged | REGISTER

 

ABC- San Diego: June Meeting | www.abcsd.com

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 5:30 PM | 1337 India St San Diego, CA 92101

Program: June meeting.

More information TBA

 

BizBash Ideafest | www.BizBash.com

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St  Los Angeles, CA 90015

Program: BizBash IdeaFest Los Angeles has a new slate of conference offerings meant to inspire you and inform you about the latest developments in the event industry.

Fee to Attend | REGISTER

 

BizBash LA After Party | www.BizBash.com

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 7:30-11:00PM | Vortex LA Dome 1037 W. 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

Program: Come network with industry professionals inside a 360 degree digital event dome! Enjoy a complimentary hosted bar and appetizers.

Free Event | Open to Public | REGISTER

 

The Knot Wedding Network- Market Mixer www.theKnot.com

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 7:00-10:00 PM | Taglyan Complex 1201 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 90038

Program: Join us for fabulous cocktails, delicious treats and live music to keep you networking all night long and get a sneak peek of what’s new at The Knot Wedding Network.

Open to Public | RSVP 

 

WIPA-Southern California Chapter: “Squaring the Circle” www.wipausa.org

Date: Monday, June 24, 2013 | Starts at 11:00AM | The Pacific Club 4110 MacArther Boulevard Newport Beach, CA 92660

Program: Join us as owner and publisher of Modele Weddings Magazine, leads a panel discussion with four of Southern California’s leading Wedding Photographers and Film Makers. Hors D’Oeurves, lunch, educational portion and “face to face” time to meet, visit and share ideas!

Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged | REGISTER

 

WIPA-Phoenix Chapter: “Turning Your Passion to Sales” www.wipausa.com

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 11:00AM-2:30PM | JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort and Spa 5350 E.Marriott Drive, Phoenix AZ 85054

Program: In this interactive session, you will work in a team setting, making a pitch to a mythical client several times over. Each time you will learn more and get better as judges, your colleagues, give you instant and valuable feedback.

Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged | REGISTER

 

Association of Bridal Consultants-GLA www.abcgla.com

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM | Storrier Stearns Japanese Gardens from 11-2pm located at 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena

Program: June networking mixer.

Membership encouraged | REGISTER

 

ISES- Northern California Chapter: Members Night | www.isesncc.com

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 PM | Lucky Strike Lanes

Program: Join us for a fun night bowling and building relationships!

Members only |

 

MPI-Southern California Chapter: Coffee Evening | www.mpiscc.com

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 5:15-7:00 PM | Multiple Locations listed HERE

Program: Come join your “MPISCC friends” for informal conversation right in your own neighborhood.  We have chosen locations that offer “alternate” beverages should anyone be in the mood for something other than coffee as we will be meeting AFTER work this month.

Open to Public | Free event, Fee of Personal Beverage | REGISTER

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Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: All-Industry Cruise | www.sandiegoabc.com

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 5:30-9:00PM | Hornblower Cruises & Events 970 N Harbor Dr, Grape Street Pier San Diego, CA 92132

Program: Your cruise ticket will include a cruise around San Diego Bay, an arrival glass of champagne, two premium drink tickets, Scrumptious and Fun California Hors d’oeuvres & Food Stations, live entertainment, a variety of activities and, of course, networking!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

ABC-OC Hot Summer August Night Bash www.abcoc.net

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 6:00PM-9:00PM | Arroya Trabuco Golf Club 26771 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo CA

Program: “You can never know enough, and you can never meet enough people” is ABC’s motto, come join for the summer bash full of fun and networking!

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

ISES Las Vegas: A Taste of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | www.iseslv.com

Date: Tuesday, August 13 | 6:00-9:00PM | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Check in at Comme Ça  Restaurant (3rd Floor)

Program: Come learn and celebrate with some of the best restaurants The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has to offer – including exclusive tastings at Comme Ça (French Brasserie), Jaleo (Spanish Tapas) and The Chandelier (Bar & Lounge). Showcasing $150 value, tour each restaurant as a group and enjoy chic Hors d’oeuvres, Wine Tastings and swank Mixology lessons.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

NACE: August Breakfast Meeting | www.lvnace.net

Date: Wednesday, August 14 | 7:00-9:30 AM | Paris Las Vegas 3655 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: Join NACE Las Vegas for an educational breakfast meeting at the beautiful Paris Las Vegas with a discussion with a panel of DMC’s.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: Summer Social | www.mpiocc.com

Date: Wednesday, August 14 | 5:00-8:00PM | Il Fornaio 18051 Von Karman Avenue Irvine, CA 92612

Program: Come celebrate summer “Italian style” with MPIOC as we present Festivale Ferragosta. The Italian “Country” Style harvest festival will feature cultural games, music and food. 

REGISTER | Members encouraged

 

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: Bowling & Networking | www.mpiscc.org

Date: Thursday, August 15 | 6:00-8:30PM | Lucky Strike LA Live 800 West Olympic Boulevard #250 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Program: Our monthly program for August is a networking event exclusively for members of MPISCC. Our creative sponsors – Lucky Strike L.A. Live and Luxe City Center Hotel have joined together and developed a night of amazing entertainment with some delicious food. After party to follow: 8:30-10:00PM at Luxe City Center Hotel.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Los Angeles: Networking Mixer | www.abcgla.com

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 11:00AM-2:00PM | Doubletree Hotel 120 South Los Angeles Street

Program: Taming Bridezilla: How To Manage a Difficult Client featuring guest speaker Mary Dann-McNamee.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

Summer Fete at House of Blues Sunset Strip

Date: August 20, 2013 | 6:00PM-9:00PM | House of Blues Sunset Strip 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

Program: Join us and enjoy a summer evening on the sizzling Sunset Strip in the Crossroads Restaurant at House of Blues! It will be an evening of fresh networking and fun people!!

Must RSVP

 

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter | www.mpincc.org

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 7:45AM-1:30PM | Oakland Marriott City Center 1001 Broadway Oakland, California 94607

Program: You are invited to join in for a morning of education and networking followed by a luncheon keynote “How to Create Evangelical Customers” presented by industry icon Chip Conley.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

WIPA Northern California Chapter Meeting | www.wipausa.org

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 11:00AM-3:00PM | Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, California 95070

Program: Join in on this great opportunity for Hors d’Oeuvres, lunch, presentation on “Building Your Brand” by guest speaker Kristin Banta and networking!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

Fusion Indian Wedding Seminar www.weddingstore24.com

Date: Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 4:00PM | Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills 300 S Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90048

Program: Planning a Fusion wedding? Or maybe had the desire to tap into the extravagant world of Indian nuptials but needed to know more about the culture and evolution of an Indian Wedding? Don’t Know where to begin? The night will be capped off with delicious food, drinks, henna artists, bollywood dance performances, desserts and a chance to network with the top vendors in the wedding industry. This event is not to be missed!!!

REGISTER | Fee to attend for non-members only | Members and Brides are Free!

 

 

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Special Events

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week | www.mbfashionweek.com

Date: September 5-12, 2013  | Lincoln Center: 33 W 60th St., New York, NY 10023

Program: New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is the city’s single largest media event.  Fashion Week provides top designers with the opportunity to showcase their collections to over 100,000 industry insiders from around the world.  Unfortunately, the event is only open to press and buyers, but do not worry! You can stream the event live by clicking the link below!

LIVE STREAMING

 

C.R.E.W. House Launch Party 

Date: September 12, 2013  | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM | C.R.E.W. House Studio: 3920 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807

Program: C.R.E.W. House is the inspiring collaboration of Paper Crew, At Your Door Events, Luxury DJs and Fern Lee Photography.  While all under one roof, these four industry creatives allow for the ease and simplicity of offering event resources to all potential clients.  This Launch Party gives invited industry specialists the chance to network with one another and see C.R.E.W. House’s new Long Beach location.

REGISTER |  Invitation Only Event

 

SITE: The Power of Connecting |www.sitesocal.com

Date: September 19, 2013  | 11 AM to 2:45 PM | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Program: The Power of Connecting is an interactive luncheon dedicated to building powerful business relationships with your industry colleagues. Kirsty Spraggon, “the relationship building expert,” will share how to create stronger connections, larger networks and more meaningful relationships with your clients.  There will also be a special Huntington Youth Shelter charity at the luncheon.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

Thursday Therapy | http://thursdaytherapy.net/la/

Date: September 19, 2013  | 7:00 PM | noor: 260 East Colorado Boulevard Suite A209, Pasadena, CA 91101

Program: Whether a wedding photographer, videographer, florist, baker, planner, or any other creative in the wedding industry, you do not want to miss Thursday Therapy!  You will get the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many amazing wedding vendors and share your stories and ideas for both existing and potential clients.  Everyone in the wedding industry is welcome, so bring your friends!

RSVP | Free to Attend

 

Something Lovely  |www.somethinglovelywedding.com

Date: September 29, 2013  | 12 PM to 4 PM | Seven-Degrees: 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, California

Program: Become inspired with over 50 personally selected wedding resources that will provide the tools a bride needs to add “a lot of Lovely’ to her celebration!  The Something Lovely wedding event will also include a fashion show, a favor bar, food tastings, a mini pop-up show, an expert Q & A, champagne and cake tasting and a raffle!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

Industry Association Meetings

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County: Tax Tips For Business Owners |www.abcoc.net

Date: September 10, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Coto De Caza Golf Club: 25291 Vista Del Verde, Coto de Caza, CA 92697

Program: An Educational Meeting with speaker Mike Agresti, Tax Manager at Lesly, Thomas, Schwarz & Postma, Inc.  Dedicated to providing customized accounting and advisory services, Agresti specializes in Tax Compliance and Consulting, Audits and Reviews, Litigation Support, Management Advisory Planning and Support and much more.  Come learn the most important tax tips needed for all business owners!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

NACE: “A Night in the Tropics” | www.lvnace.net

Date: September 11, 2013  | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM | Tommy Bahama’s Town Square Las Vegas: 6635 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Program: At “A Night in the Tropics,” Industry experts explain how to create themed menus, pair speciality drinks, and add decor to incorporate any theme into your special event.  Come enjoy tropical Tommy Bahama cuisine, Zaya Rum drinks, live music and raffle prizes.  This is an event you do not want to miss!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: After Five with MPI – Advocating for the Meeting Industry | www.mpiscc.org

Date: September 11, 2013  | 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM | Multiple Locations – visit www.mpiscc.org  for a location near you.

Program: “Coffee with MPI” is now “After Five with MPI!”  Join MPI members and non-members for networking and the chance to make new connections!

RSVP | Open to Public | No Fee to Attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: September Dinner Meeting |www.mpiocc.com

Date: September 11, 2013  | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach: 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Program: Learn the tools and techniques to making each event you plan your best.  Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz, expert on managing stress, management and leadership training, and sales development and brain integration, will show you how to increase your energy level to result in more productivity.

REGISTER | Members encouraged | Fee to Attend

 

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Professional Education Program Luncheon | www.mpincc.org

Date: September 13, 2013  | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Grand Hyatt San Francisco: 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Program: For a presentation on “super” sized events, join other event professionals for a networking reception, followed by a luncheon, on both attracting and coordinating large-scale events.  You will learn the in’s and out’s, identify key issues and recognize challenges of planning these large events.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego | www.sandiegoabc.com

Date: September 17, 2013  | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Marriott Del Mar: 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Program: Help kick off September with ABC San Diego’s next event at the Marriott Del Mar.  As a member or non-member, become inspired as you mingle and network with other industry specialists in your area!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

Association of Bridal Consultants South Bay/Long Beach: End of Summer Fiesta | www.abc.net

Date: September 17, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Hotel Maya: Queens Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Program: With the upcoming engagement and wedding seasons around the corner, the impressive panel of industry experts speaking at this event will give you the insight you need on 2014’s upcoming trends and designs.  You will be sure to impress your newly engaged couples after this End of Summer Fiesta!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

  

WIPA Arizona Regional Meeting: Put Your Stories to Work, TODAY! | www.wipausa.org

Date: September 17, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | W Scottsdale Hotel: 7277 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Program: Professional storyteller Kindra Hall will walk you through picking and choosing the stories that set you and your business apart, as well as the best way to tell these stories.  Kindra will also help you distinguish some of the most detrimental storytelling mistakes you could be making without knowing it!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Inland Empire: SPEED NETWORKING  | www.abcInlandEmpire.com

Date: September 24, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Radisson Hotel Ontario Airport: 2200 E Holt Blvd., Ontario, CA 91761

Program: Come participate in the thrill of speed networking at the newly renovated Radisson Hotel Ontario.  This is your opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of professionals just like you!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend

 

ISES Las Vegas:  Vegas Confidential | www.ises.com

Date: September 24, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Madame Tussauds – Las Vegas: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: Join celebrity gossip journalist, Norm Clarke, for gossip-filled stories and fun facts on all of your favorite stars!  At the same time, enjoy one of Las Vegas’ top Special Event Jewels – Madame Tussaud and feast on appetizers and beverages all night!

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

 

ISES San Diego: Building Your Business – Finding the Ideal Client | www.isessandiego.org

Date: September 26, 2013  | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | W HOTEL: 421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Program: Join the CEO of The Party Goddess, Marley Majcher, for tips on building your business and finding your ideal client. You will learn how to choose, reach and land your ideal client, ways to attract your ideal client, the proposal process on how to “train” your ideal client and much, much more!

RSVP | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

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Special Events

 

BizBash & Skirball Cultural Center: VIP Preview | www.bizbash.com/skirball-cultural-center

Date: October 2, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00PM | Skirball Cultural Center: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Program: This special VIP preview night will include cocktails, appetizers, live music, networking, raffles and of course, a photo booth!  To attend, you must RSVP by Friday, September 27, so click on the link below!

RSVP

 

New York International Bridal Week | www.newyorkbridal.com

Date: October 12-14, 2013  | Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00PM, Monday: 9:00 AM – 5PM | Piers 92/94: 711 12th Ave., New York, NY 10019

Program: With New York International Bridal Week being open to retailers and manufacturers alone, it allows buyers the opportunity to view and shop the best names in the bridal industry.  The show allows retailers easy shopping in a one-of-a-kind destination, as it is “where couture meets convenience.”

REGISTER

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County:  The Wedding Planner Round Table Experience | www.abcoc.net

Date: October 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Surf and Sand Resort: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Program: “Get down and dirty with the good, the bad and the ugly of wedding planning.”  Enjoy and afternoon of hearing advice and industry trade secrets.  There will also be gifts given to celebrate great wedding planners!

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

WIPA : Catering to the Foodies | www.wipa.com

Date: October 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards: 1978 West Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94584

Program: Expert dining panel of “foodies that cater to the foodies” will present the latest in food trends and presentation techniques.  There will also be an interactive sampling before and during the panel discussion.

Register | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

Richard Nixon Library: Open House | http://nixonfoundation.org

Date: October 20, 2013  | 12:00PM – 2:00PM | The Richard Nixon Library: 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Program: Experience The Richard Nixon Library and its beautiful wedding and event site!  Although the open house is complimentary for all couples-to-be, you must register to attend!

REGISTER | Free to Attend

 

Love & Sunshine: Destination Wedding Conference & Expo| www.lovensunshine.com

Date: October 20, 2013  | 12:00PM – 2:00PM | The Biltmore Hotel : 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134

Program: This one-day conference and expo combines all the elements and resources for executing an exclusive destination wedding experience in an intimate setting at a world-class venue. Gain insightful information from numerous tourism boards, local, national, and international event designers, planners, suppliers.  There will be 2 book signing and photo OP sessions, a book launching event, and a live floral demo from this year’s keynote speaker: Preston Bailey.

REGISTER | Free to Attend for brides

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Los Angeles:  October Networking Event | www.abcgla.com

October 22, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Braemar Country Club: 4001 Reseda Boulevard, Tarzana

Program: You do not want to miss this networking event! Attend to hear Jorge Lopez of J & M Entertainment!  You will also experience The Terror Truck, an extreme Haunting Experience!  You must RSVP by October 18th, so hurry!

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged

 

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: 25th Annual Visitor Industry Outlook Conference |www.mpiscc.org

Date: October 24, 2013  | 9:00AM – 5:00 PM | The Collins College of Hospitality Management: 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

Program: Noted experts will share their insight on Southern California economics and its potential effect on your business.  Also, keynote speaker, Mr. David Adler, Founder and CEO of BizBash Media will share his outlook on the event business as a whole.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

Elan Artists & Taste of Pace: Halloween Party | www.elanartists.com

Date: October 24, 2013  | 7:00PM to … | 525 Venezia Avenue, Venice, CA

Program: Join Elan Artists and Taste of Pace for a Halloween party including live music, libations and lite bites.

RSVP

 

SITE Classic 2013 | www.siteglobal.com/

Date: October 27, 2013  | 6:30PM – 10:00PM | Montage Laguna Beach

Date: October 28, 2013  | 7:30AM – 10:00PM | St. Regis Monarch Beach / The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Date: October 29, 2013  | 6:00AM – 10:00PM | Pelican Hill Golf Course

Date: October 30, 2013  | 7:0AM – 11:00AM | Andrea Restaurant

Program: Site International Foundation’s premier event, The Site Classic, allows valuable networking time with key leaders.  “The mission of the Site International Foundation is to enhance the awareness and effectiveness of motivational experiences via incentive travel.”  All guests will receive invitations to register for the Site Classic.

REGISTER

 

Wish Upon A Wedding: 4th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball | www.wishuponawedding.org

Date: October 30, 2013  | 6:00PM | Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa: 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Program: The Blissful Wishes Ball is a glamorous Gala put on to raise needed funds for Wish Upon a Wedding, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide weddings & vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and other serious life-altering circumstances.  The gala includes: dinner, dancing, entertainment and silent auctions.  You do not want to miss this gala!  Register today!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

BizBash Idea Fest New York 2013 | www.bizbash.com

Date: October 30, 2013  | 7:30AM – 6:00PM | Jacob K. Javits Convention Center- North Hall: 655 W 34th St., New York, NY 10001

Program: With multiple programs offered, BizBash IdeaFest New York is here to inspire and inform on the latest developments in the event industry. Choose from a series of conferences to gain exposure to new ideas, collaborate with fellow attendees, and be inspired by world-class presenters.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

 

Industry Association Meetings

 

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: October Dinner Meeting |www.mpiocc.com

Date: October 2, 2013  | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Dave and Buster’s – Irvine Spectrum: 71 Fortune Dr #960, Irvine, CA 92618

Program:  Attend the MPI October Dinner Meeting to gain insight on using gaming at business events and understanding the fundamentals of game mechanics! You will be able to explore some of the tools and technologies that can be used to create social gameswith featured speaker Midori Connolly, Principal, AVGirl Productions.

REGISTER | Members encouraged

 

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: LA as a Meetings Destination |www.mpiscc.org

Date: October 8, 2013  | 11:00AM – 2:00 PM | Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena: 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

Program: Guest speaker Mr. Ernest Wooden, Jr., President and CEO of LA Tourism and Convention Board, speaks on the development of venues and potential meeting spaces in Los Angeles.  Mr. Wooden addresses Los Angeles as a whole, including the city’s revitalization opportunities, while also speaking on his experience with relationship building and successful business results.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend

 

NACE: October Meeting | www.lvnace.net

Date: October 9, 2013  | 6:00PM – 8:30PM | The Ghostbar at The Palms Resort & Casino: 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Program: Looking for strategies for more holiday bookings this season? Join NACE for their October meeting at the Ghostbar at The Palms Resort & Casino for new tips and tricks!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Professional Education Program | www.mpincc.org

Date: October 23, 2013  | 8:30AM – 1:30 PM | Sports House Indoor Sports and Grill: 3151 Edison Way, Redwood City, CA 94063

Program:  Attend the Professional Education Program for a networking reception, sponsor spotlight luncheon and a keynote presentation by Scott Friedman.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public

 

ISES Los Angeles:  October Networking & Educational Event | http://isesla.com

October 28, 2013 | 5:00PM to 8:00PM | Jillian’s on Universal CityWalk : 1000 Universal Studios Blvd G103, Universal City, CA 91608

Program: Join Wise Guy Events for an evening of education, networking, food, drinks and fun! The session will include hands-on challenges about the event industry along with the opportunity to network with a wide-range of industry professionals!

Registration information TBD

 

ISES Las Vegas: Design Masters Series | www.ises.com

October 29, 2013 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | World Market Center – Las Vegas: 95 S. Grand Central Pkwy #2203, Las Vegas NV 89106

Program: Join ​ISES ​LV ​for ​an ​expert ​panel ​representing ​leading ​professionals from ​different ​facets ​of ​the ​design ​industry ​- ​including ​fashion, ​interior ​and ​hospitality ​design. ​Learn ​how ​to ​enhance ​your ​business ​potential ​and build ​new ​relationships ​by ​tapping ​into ​the ​wealth ​of ​these ​resources.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

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Special Events

 

Cowi Live: Uncensored! 2013 | www.cowiliveuncensored.com

November 4, 2013  | 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM

November 5, 2013  | 8:15 AM to 9:30 PM

November 6, 2013  | 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The Portofino Hotel & Marina: 260 Portofino Way Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Program: A business development conference for innovative wedding and event professionals, hosted by Ciara Glendon and Marley Majcher.  Every inch of the conference will focus on what works for professionals in the wedding and event industry.  Don’t worry, if you can’t attend in person, you don’t have to miss out! You can also attend via livestream from your own home!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

Brides For A Cause: Road Show | www.bridesforacause.com

November 7, 2013  | 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM |

November 8-10, 2013  | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center: 12833 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604

Program: Brides will have 4 days to shop among thousands of wedding gowns at this special Charity Wedding Dress Sale.  If you are a bride looking for your dream dress, this event is for you!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend

 

Association of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides Annual Conference: Palm Beach Chic 2013 | www.bridalassn.com

November 10, 2013  | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

November 11, 2013  |7:15 AM to 11:00 PM

November 12, 2013  | 7:15 AM to 9:30 PM

The West Palm Beach Convention Center: 650 Okeechobee BoulevardWest Palm Beach, FL 33401

Program: At this eve