This past June I was asked to take on a BIG project! Carolyn Homestead, San Diego Executive from The Knot Wedding Network, called me and talked to me about being their premier Event Planner for their San Diego Industry Event. Without hesitation, I said, YES! It was definately an honor to be asked to do the job! First things first, getting a great team together! The event couldnt be as spectacular without all of the Fabulous vendors involved. We only had a few months to put the event together, but everyone worked hand-in-hand to make it what I had hoped it would be…FABULOUS!
The Venue: The Diamond View Tower, Downtown San Diego. Amanda McPhail was wonderful to work with, as always. She made sure we had all acoomoadations there at the venue easily accessable. Thank you Amanda! (www.diamondviewtower.com )
The Photographer: Tim Otto. Always a BLAST to work with! Easy, fun and so amazingly talented! Thank you for all the images! (www.timottophotography.com)
Floral Decor: The Floral Department. Tricia’s creative intuition blew us all away. We all enjoyed each area that was uniquely designed to fit the function of the table. It kept the party interesting yet it added an upexpected touch of sophistication. (www.thefloraldepartment.com)
Custom Dancefloor: Platinum Pro. Can we say fabulous!?! The floor was created to mimic the current issue of The Knot Southern California Magazine! Never been done before…truly innovative! (www.platinumpro.com) Platinum Pro also provided LED Intelligent lighting~ which was later controlled to go to the beat of the music and change the mood of the room while guests partied the night away!
Catering: Authentic Flavors Catering. Yum, yum and YUM! The amazing team behind the Catering concepts were so wonderful to work with. They kept the guests coming back for more. Nothing but rave reviews the entire evening. And even more amazing, they added my Signature Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tree – greeting guests as they arrived. Another “WOW” effect! (www.sdauthenticflavors.com)
Others to Thank!: There were many other vendors that added to evening to make it so special:
Cocktails: Best Beverage Catering
Coffee Bar: EuroBar
Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment
DJ: Justin Kanoya
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth
Lounge Furniture: Lounge Appeal
Favors: Freedom Bakery and Confections, Crumb Runner
Raffle Items: Hotel Del Coronado, Bergamot Spa, US Grant, Omni Hotel
Overall, a very successful event! We also collected an abundance of school supplies for the organization DO SOMETHING 101, that supports our local school districts! Thank you to all of you that donated! I was so proud to be apart of something so great!
The event has been published in this months Southern California Knot Magazine, now on News Stands! And, on the web at The Knot.com
A Fabulous start to the 2010 New Year!