Weddings

Inspired By: Edible Art

We’re completely lusting over these colorful and creative edible art desserts that are a great alternative to everyday cakes and cookies. Here are a few of our favorites; queue the mouth watering….

Unbirthday Bakery is owned by Sydney-based cake maker extraordinaire Nikki Lee and has a strict ‘No Fondant Allowed’ policy. Lee’s happy cake creations can be found on her Instagram {@unbirthdaybakery} or check…

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Checking Out: A Sneak Peek into Modern Luxury at the St. Regis Monarch Beach

Modern and luxury are what come to mind when we think of the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Southern California – and the unbelievable ocean views.  It’s so luxurious and when we heard they were undergoing a huge renovation – we thought…really?  Take a look at their current pool.  Gorgeous right?  Well it’s all about to change and we can’t wait to see.

photo courtesy of St. Regis Monarch Beach

When we got the…

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Trend Spotting: Elegant Agate

We’re currently crushing on these moody natural elements that exude a truly captivating and bohemian effect. This wedding trend has been popping up over the last year and is incorporating some of nature’s most beautiful elements into the theme.

Here are a few of our favorites featuring the gorgeous geodes and agates.

We’re also loving the collected and eclectic look that comes with adding natural elements…

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Field Trip: La Tavola Linen – Napa Valley

On Tuesday, our team headed up to Napa to the La Tavola Linen Showroom.  Oh my – we were in heaven.  First of all, I could just move into their showroom where you are surrounded by gorgeous linen and beautiful accessories with their new Theoni Collection.  To say we were drooling is an understatement.

I’ve been to their San Francisco location.  We actually rented linen from them last year and shipped to to Naples…

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Creative Gifting: Mexico Welcome Bags

Today, 29 sales people will find out that they are heading to Cancun when their name is called and they are handed on of these Mexico Welcome Bags that we created for a corporate client.

What would you put in a welcome bag for someone heading to Mexico? Well Tequila of course, and a shot glass, some authentic Mexican hot sauce, some Chicklet Tiny Gum for some color, Mexico-inspired maracas and some other fun…

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Trend Spotting: A New Take On A Photobooth

We came across this Photobooth over on instagram and loved it – I mean a photobooth in a vintage VW Bus – genius!  It’s great for weddings, corporate events or parties.  The Booth Bus is sure to be a showstopper.  We was so excited about this – we forwarded it to a client and are already trying to figure out how we can bring it into the hotel.

Wondering if they are hooked up with social media – that would be a…

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Recap: The Lab Event through my iPhone

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Lab Event. It’s a wedding industry event here in the bay area. You might wonder – why is an event planner who normally focuses on corporate events and corporate social events attending a wedding event. Well, weddings inspire me and I love coming up with ways to “corporatize” and enhance the ideas for my market.

The event took place at the historic San Francisco Ferry Building….

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Inspired By: Mix ‘n Match Seating

Lately I’ve loved mix ‘n match seating for all types of events.  There is nothing worse then walking into a space and all you see are a sea of tables or chairs.  There are many instances where you don’t have a choice of set-up.  But when you have the opportunity to mix it up – do.

Ideas for Theater Seating
Try using upholstered chairs and sofas and add in a few end tables.  We did just that for a small group of…

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Checking Out: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

I thought it would be fun to see what hotels I’m currently “checking out” for some of our clients.

We have a client that is looking for a snow destination, but not for skiing.  Their activity of choice is snowmobiling.

When searching for the ideal setting for a clients meeting or event, we look for very specific details that will 1) meet their goals, 2) add to the experience of the meeting or event 3) offers…

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Room 101: Watsons Bay Hotel – Australia

I discovered this gem, Watsons Bay Hotel on the Vogue Living Australia Blog.  I love discovering new properties in unconventional ways.  It was this image that made me want to find out more about Watsons Bay.

Maybe it was the farm table, the white chairs and the flowers.  Not sure, but this looks like a wonderful spot to have a dinner party.

And then I saw this picture…

and thought this would be…

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