July 2015 – Scholar Soirée

The first annual Scholar Soirée was wonderful! It took place at the beautiful venue, Hotel Maya where  guests wore their best white attire party wear.

That evening, the Association Of Bridal Consultants South Bay in partnership with California State University Long Beach awarded two students in the Event Planning and Management Program with scholarships to propel the next generation of event industry innovators.

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Event Venue: Hotel Maya

Photography: Thomas Pellicer

Videography: Expressionary Films

Florists: White Sakuras, Pixies Petals, Irises Designs, Lei of Love

Linens: Luxe Linen

Stationery: Paper Crew

Specialty: So Cal Hookahs

DJ/MC: Vox DJs

Entertainment: Scott Cummings Music

Desserts: Hollywood Candy Girls

Lighting: Waveform Events

Photobooth: Don’t Blink Foto Booth

Cabanas: Level Entertainment

Beauty: Face It Sugar

Chair Rentals: Stephanie’s Linens

Event Rentals: Baker Party Rentals

Dance Floor Rentals: TMMPRO

Coffee Station: Urban Expresso

Tuxedo: Friar Tux Shop

 

 

May 2015 – Long Beach Museum of Art

This meeting was all about the latest trends in the wedding industry. Our Industry Panel of Experts guided us through what is new, hot, and trending . The panel featured experts from California Wedding Day, Frontier Magazine, LGBT WED and Design Dawgs. The panel discussion was great as many learned about some new and amazing ideas for their couples.

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Photography: Lin and Jirsa Photography

Videography: Hoo Films

DJ / Entertainment: Waveform Events

Floral: Daves Flowers

Linens: Stephanie’s Linens 

Hookah: So Cal Hookahs

Stationery: Social Savvy

Dessert: Lovesome

Bar Service: TGM Bartending

Furniture Rental: Choura Events

Photobooth: Watertree Events Films and Photo-Video Booths

March 2015 – La Venta

St. Patrick’s Day is all about the green. At this meeting members were invited to wear some green and learn how to make some green. Speak Adam Timm of Zen Life Services taught everyone how to unleash their full potential by meeting workday challenges through clarity and attention.

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Photos by Hazelnut Photography     www.hazelnutphotography.com

Video by Cloud 9 Cinematography     http://cloud9cinematography.com

Floral by Romance Etc.      http://www.romance-etc.com

Linen and Chairs by ModMix Studio     http://www.modmixstudio.com

Hookah By  So Cal Hookahs    http://www.socalhookahs.com

Entertainment by Synergetic Sound & Lighting     www.synergeticsounds.com

St Patrick Day Caricatures by Cartoon Slinger     www.CartoonSlinger.com

Printing by Sunset Printer    http://www.sunsetprinter.com   

Music by Naples Chamber Ensembles   http://www.napleschambermusic.com

January 2015 – Manhattan Country Club

Growing you net work in 2015 was the topic of this educational meeting. It was held at the contemporary Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach. Our speaker was Elizabeth McDonald of Financially Wed and she gave valuable tips to us that would help us achieve our business goals for the year. We experienced a full tour of the club and all is has to offer event professionals. Their award winning chef created a dinner for our members that won’t soon be forgotten.
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THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS!Venue/Food: Manhattan Beach Country Club

Photography: Christopher Todd Studios

Videography: Expressionary Films

Floral/Linen: Ambiance Designs & Linen Savvy

Stationery: Darla Marie Designs

DJ/Lighting: Hey Mister DJ

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

September 2014 – Verandas Beach House

Beach Chic was the theme for our most recent educational meeting. Verandah’s Beach House set the scene for a delightful seaside soiree. Speaker Christie Asselin, Esquire, Wedding Lawyer taught members the do’s and dont’s about legal contracts that all wedding business owners should know.

Every guest walked away with a special gift of pearl from Vantel Pearls. Each attendee selected an oyster and received a genuine pearl. A few very lucky members got the valued and rare black pearl.

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Our generous sponsors:

Venue: Verandah’s Beach House

Catering: New York Food Company

Floral Designer, Flower Duet

Photographer: Happy Photos

Musician: Danny Maika

Rentals: ZEW Events

Hookah Lounge: So Cal Hookahs

Paper Suite: Social Savvy

Spencer Sarson Photography

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July 2014 – Automobile Driving Museum

This summertime meeting was a casual mix and mingle meeting. Classic cars were on display at the Automobile Driving Museum. Members could stroll and see cars from every era, including a Delorean! In true networking style, the microphone was passed around and members shared something interesting about themselves that no one would ever know. The result was everyone getting to know each other a little better. Automobile_Driving_Museum

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The All-Star Vendor Line-Up made this a night to remember:

Venue: Automobile Driving Museum

Catering: Summit Event Catering

Photography: Luminaire Images

Videography: Vantage Point Productions

Florals: Pixies Petals

DJ: Carcano DJ’s

Linen Rentals: Designer Specialty Linens

Chiavari Chairs: Chiavari Chairs 4 Rent

May 2014 – Museum of Latin American Art

Taking full advantage of the warm weather our May meeting was held outdoors in the vibrant sculpture garden at The Museum of Latin American Art. Members were treated to the nationally acclaimed Frida Khalo Photography exhibit, donated by Alan Katz or Great Officiants. The program for this event was how to be published and guest speaker Stacie Francombe, founder of Inspire Smart Success shared her insight and knowledge in a lively and interactive presentation.

Venue & Bar: Museum of Latin American Art

Catering: TGiS Catering

Floral Design: Romance Etc.

Photo Booth: ShutterBox Entertainment – Los Angeles

Hotel Accommodations: Hotel Maya

Exhibition Sponsor: Great Officiants

Entertainment: Leyenda Dance Company

DJ & MC: Social Chemistry Events

Projection Mapping & Lighting: Luxury DJs & Productions

Dessert: Long Beach Gourmet Churros

Specialty Linen Rentals: Posh Peony

Paper Goods: Jasmin Michelle Designs

Photography: Brides, Bumps & Babies Photography

Event Film Production: Isabel Cinemathique

Travel Sponsor: Mon Amie Bridal

Car Service: Classique Limo

Phillip’s Vintage Car Service