Carol Rosen

Party Designs by Carol Wins TSE Gala Award!

We are so excited to announce that Carol Rosen, from Party Designs by Carol, has won a 2015 TSE Gala Award!!

Her featured wedding, “Traveling Gypsy Carnival” won in the category of “Best Wedding: Budget Under $1,000 Per Guest.” Her prestigious award was announced on Thursday, January 8 at The Special Event in Anaheim.


Please read Carol’s TSE Gala nomination blog post to see the wedding that got her the win!


Carol has done an incredible amount of philanthropic work for WIPA (Wedding Industry Professionals Association), including serving as immediate past president. Carol has also served as past president of ISES (International Special Events Society) Los Angeles and ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants)- Greater Los Angeles. We are so proud of all her hard work!

downloadBy 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

2017-10-23T16:38:39+00:00 0 Comments

WIPA Presents- Online and Off: Trends in Wedding Media

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Magazine editors and publishers, bloggers and media experts already know what is on the horizon for 2013. They have the inside track having set trends in color, style and cuisine for 2013 in motion in late 2012. This session will helped our audience put their work directly on the cutting edge of the New Year.

We heard from two prominent members of the wedding media about trend forecasts, how to position your wedding design for best editorial coverage, how to recruit ideal clients and vendors, and how to approach media in a way that will get your work noticed.WIPA-St-Francis-1


At this session audience members: learned what editors are looking for and how to present it in the right way, found out why you should also be blogging, posting to Facebook and to Pinterest and discovered the keys to making your work  stand out in a crowded field.









Under her nom de plume, Lady Grey, editor Summer Watkins {below, right} curates a circle of blogs – Grey Likes Weddings, Grey Likes Baby and Grey Likes Nesting — from the unique perspective of a professional stylist in the editorial and bridal industry. In addition to blogging, she is a regular speaker about branding and publishing and her styling work has also appeared in several magazines, blogs, and a recently published book on gift wrap. Summer has also hosted numerous workshops to teach photographers how to grab the attention of editors and is passionate about sharing her wide range of knowledge.


As the editor of California Wedding Day magazine, Lara Morgenson Burnap {above, left} brings more than 15 years of editing and publishing experience to the table. Her career has spanned culture and fashion, from covering celebrity and red carpet fashion at E! Entertainment and E! Online to tracking down the latest and greatest happenings and trends as the executive editor of Los Angeles Confidential magazine. Passionate about all things beautiful from fashion and design to flowers and photography, Lara brings a distinctly California touch to the California Wedding Day. Under her guidance, California Wedding Day has grown into a sophisticated and inspirational resource and guide for the California bride. In addition, she has written numerous books on party planning, including Party Confidential.






Venue + Catering + Paper Goods + Desserts + AV: Westin St. Francis
Florals: Ornamento // Photography: Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema // Cinematography: Life in Digital // Linens: Napa Valley Linens // Guitarist: Julio Reyes // Furniture Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals // The Desk Set // Chocolates:Choco Vogue


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!

2017-11-20T11:36:43+00:00 0 Comments

Carol Rosen: New President of WIPA

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Carol Rosen of Party Designs by Carol has been named the new President of WIPA, the Wedding Industry Professionals Association. WIPA is a well-known and respected organization and community of wedding professionals mastering and sharing their knowledge and skills. WIPA‘s mission statement: WIPA will advance the wedding profession, enhance the professional growth of members, uphold the highest ethics, and educate the public about WIPA-qualified specialists. Members of WIPA champion four core values: knowledge, integrity, quality and education.

We can’t think of a better person to represent WIPA and all of it’s professional members. Carol is known in the industry for being an ethical innovator who is constantly educating herself and others to benefit the wedding industry as a whole. Carol Rosen is a natural leader with years of experience in all aspects of wedding and event planning and education. Congratulations Carol!

WIPA Membership Benefits:

  • Receive top-notch, timely education at every WIPA membership meeting
  • Gain access to mentoring programs that support emerging businesses
  • Relish in a sense of community and create alliances through special interest groups
  • Realize your potential for growth and leadership within the organization & industry
  • Be connected to the industry’s top nuptial resources
  • Get up-to-date information on business practices and career information
  • Be acknowledged as an expert and increase your opportunity for media coverage
  • Feel a sense of pride in adopting a comprehensive Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Receive membership support delivered by webinars, and interactive blog and monthly electronic newsletters
  • Be at the forefront of trends and leading edge design & technology
  • Budget Truck Rental Savings – Members receive a 15% Discount on Budget Truck Rentals by presenting their WIPA VIP Savings Number. For more information on obtaining your VIP Savings Number, email
  • As a member of WIPA you receive a deeper prepay discount of 20% off for 6 months and 25% off for 1 year. That’s an additional 10% off Constant Contact’s standard discount.

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!

2017-11-20T11:37:23+00:00 0 Comments

Carol Rosen to Speak at The Special Event

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The Special Event is happening this month! TSE, is the world’s largest tradeshow and conference for event professionals and this is the event’s first time ever in  Chicago, one of the nation’s top three event cities! This year’s conference will have some incredible speakers, including Carol Rosen of Party Designs by Carol. She’ll be sharing her experience and knowledge in an educational session titled: Celebration of Life Event Planning that will be held on Wednesday, January 16th.

This informative session will introduce attendees to the process of marketing and executing event planning services to families and businesses in the funeral industry. Losing a loved one is overwhelming enough, but making arrangements to host 50 to 500 of your friends and relatives, in a short period of time, requires special handling by even the most seasoned event planner. Carol Rosen, along with Carol Roleder and Craig Tolliver from Craig’s Crew, will share their experiences over the past several years as it relates to planning full-service events at the drop of a hat; including the knowledge it takes to provide services for a variety of cultures and religious backgrounds.

If you are attending TSE in Chicago in January, please consider attending this informative session. To register for The Special Event, click here.


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!

2017-07-31T19:09:32+00:00 0 Comments

WIPA Industry News

 by Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP
 Events of Distinction
 WIPA Founding President

Three WIPA Atlanta members are featured in the 5th edition of Southern Weddings magazine, which is on newsstands now. Lindsay Pitt with TOAST Events, Sharon Alexander with Sweet Sensations and Tamara Gollub with I Do Linens collaborated on a stunning “Pecan and Honey” themed shoot at Georgia’s Foxhall Farms.

Gloria Atherstone, Owner of I Do Venues is excited to announce an expansion of their services to include a new Rehearsal Dinner Directory, along with the launch of their design-focused I Do Venues e-Magazine in the New Year!

Andrea Borchers, Director of Business Development at Wine Country Party and Events, gave birth to Inez Luella Borchers on September 26, 2012!  Inez was warmly received at home by her father Scott, brother Malachi, and sister Desiree.  Congratulations Andrea!

Exquisite Events was invited to participate in the Women’s Expo at the LA Convention Center and showcase their design talents. They were given a 40×40 space to create three separate tablescapes for the holidays and display the latest trends in holiday entertaining.

Dani Lamas, Facility Rental Events Manager at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, had two recent weddings featured in Style Me Pretty – one appearing on October 26 and the other on November 7.

Congratulations to the following WIPA members who were nominated for Gala Awards by Special Events Magazine:

  • Joann Roth-Oseary, Someone’s in the Kitchen – Best Off-Premise Catered Event (2 nominations) and Best Fundraising Event
  • Joyce Scardina Becker, Events of Distinction – Best Wedding: Budget Under $1,000 Per Guest

Submittals for the Gala Awards went through rigorous judging by members of the Advisory Board to Special Events Magazine.  Judges included Pauline Parry, Owner of Good Gracious! Events and WIPA Immediate Past President and Carol Rosen, Owner of Party Designs by Carol and WIPA Director of Certification.

2017-07-31T19:09:35+00:00 0 Comments

ISES Eventworld 2012



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Rhonda Couchigian

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Eventworld is almost here and our very own Rhonda Couchigian, Founder of Rayce PR and Marketing will be speaking, along with a lot of other talented professionals in the industry. The topic of Rhonda’s discussion is ‘Everything’s Going Digital — When Did My Marketing Message Pixelate and How Do I Make it Clear and Concise?’ She’ll cover the future of business development, marketing and promotions in the digital world. Don’t miss this informative and easy to understand presentation where you’ll learn a simple process for setting goals as well as digital tricks and tools for marketing and editorial submittals. Click here for more information and to register.

Rhonda will also attend the ISES Esprit Awards to support our fabulous client, Carol Rosen of Party Designs by Carol, who has been nominated for Best Wedding ($75,000-$200,000) for “A Mid-Summer’s Night Wedding.”



ISES Eventworld 2011 from Westview Media on Vimeo.

produced by CinemaCake

2017-07-31T19:10:37+00:00 0 Comments

Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 – Party Designs by Carol

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

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

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

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

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

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2017-08-31T10:01:41+00:00 0 Comments

Party Designs by Carol Wins Bride’s Choice Award

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


2017-08-31T10:01:43+00:00 0 Comments