He said, he said, She said, she said…

On Tuesday evening, I attended the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC)- Greater Los Angeles (GLA) dinner and panel discussion on same gender weddings entitled, “He said, he said… She said, she said. The Dynamics of Planning a Same Gender Wedding!” … Continue reading

Growth as a Wedding Coordinator

This just arrived this past weekend! I have now progressed from being a Consultant member to a Professional Bridal Consultant through advancement in the Association of Bridal Consultants!

Prime Rib & Spinning Salad Bowl!

On Friday night, I redeemed the Lawry’s dinner for two that I won from this week’s ABC-GLA event with my tall, nerdy husband as my date! Neither of us had been to Lawry’s before, and it did not let us … Continue reading

Business Bootcamp!

On Tuesday I attended the ABC-GLA February Networking and Educational Mixer at the Huffington Center.

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What I love about these mixers is that I get to make more connections with people, sample delicious food, visit new venues in LA, and learn something new every time!

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These vintage-themed flowers from Lotus & Lily were gorgeous!

Jackie and Michele do such lovely work…flowers

Brian Leahy was the photographer for the event, and his work is stunning.

We chatted, and he just loves how fun-loving his clients are!

In an ideal world, he would photograph very small weddings as he loves the intimacy of those events.

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You know I can’t resist this part of events… the food!!

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Chris Evans presented “Grow Your Bridal Business,” an introduction to the Business Bootcamp that he runs at Evans Sales Solutions!

I love that he arrived dressed for the part, in boot camp attire.

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They also held a raffle for various exciting prizes such as cell phone covers, a stay at the Doubletree, an engagement photo shoot, a Hornblower Cruise brunch buffet… and many more…

Now I’m not one of those people who tends to win things, but I bought three tickets just for kicks.

I was joking with people at my table that one of them ended in “88,” and since the number 8 is very lucky in Chinese culture (Brian and I got married in August, month number 8, for that very reason;), I said I felt good about my three little tickets.

Well, the ticket ending in 88 didn’t win, but the one ending in 90 did!!!

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I won dinner for two at Lawry’s, the Prime Rib Restaurant!

I do love attending these events;)

David Tutera’s Insights…

I had an enriching time at the Association of Bridal Consultants State Conference last week in Claremont! I met lots of new vendors, including another Jackie Murphy:):):) Cloud Nine Paperie has gorgeous stationery… I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of … Continue reading

David Tutera, Here I Come!

Oh yes, David Tutera is one of the special guest speakers at the Association of Bridal Consultants State Conference that I am off to this morning! Have I read (or skimmed) his book, The Big White Book of Weddings? Why … Continue reading