This is another vendor I wanted to highlight and share with everyone.  PhotoBoof! generously donated their services to the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Conference off-site event, at the Ocean Institute

Our guests were loving the props! 

How many people can fit into one photo booth?  I think we actually got 6 of us in there – can you see who is who?  I’m not telling! 


ABC Conference – Highlights

So the Association of Bridal Consultant 2008 conference officially ended last night at our fabulous event held at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.  More on that party to come in a later post.

For now, I just had to share my new favorite picture in the whole wide world.  Not only does it include my friend Christina, Simply Modern Weddings, but the oh-so-fabulous event planner, Mr. Colin Cowie!




Colin was a keynote speaker at a luncheon where he shared pictures and stories of his over-the-top weddings and events.

At the end of the luncheon, Colin decided he wanted to help ABC raise money for their scholarship fund so he auctioned off a full day shadowing him throughout an event and access to view the files and all including hotel & airfare!  The bidding started at $1000 then climbed higher, higher and even higher!  $5000 passes, then $8000, the crowd went wild.  The final bid: $10,000!! And not just by one person but THREE!  Then out of the blue, more people raised their hands to ask if they could pay that much and Colin ended up with TEN planners!  Congrats. to those who won a day with Colin and to ABC for the money raised!

More pictures of decor I snapped along the way:







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Say I Do With a Big Do – Contest


Christine, Owner of the Spiraled Stem is such an awesome person!  Check out her Blog post for more information on a contest she is sponsoring, along with some great vendors, which will award a bride, that has lost her hair to cancer, a package worth over $10,000!!!

And please spread the word by letting your friends and family know and posting the blog link to your own! 


Uncommon Invites

I am working with an amazing team of wedding planners and vendors to create a fabulous and entertaining event tied to the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Conference, being held right here in OC, next week.  The vendors my team and I have approached to donate their services have been so responsive and super helpful.

I’m going to showcase several of them here on my blog and let you know about the services they provide, as I deem them way worthy of the spotlight!

Uncommon Invites has provided us with gorgeous invitations and menu cards.  When I spoke with Cheri, Owner, I gave her basic information about our event, theme, colors, etc. and she came up with exactly what I had in mind and even better than I had hoped for.

Thanks so much to Cheri and her team at Uncommon Invites!  Here are some samples of their creations: