Before The Jewish Wedding “Tena’im” is the actual Yiddish name for an engagement.In the culture, it carries a great deal of weight, and even more so than the American culture. It binds you in the realm of a legal Jewish status. There is a signing that takes place at what Read more →
This year’s WIPA (Wedding Industry Professionals Association) seminar was hosted at the legendary Park Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. Approximately a hundred guests attended the event where they learned more about the emerging gay and lesbian market. Times have changed and it’s no better time than now to address this topic. Park Plaza was decked out in bright, fun and simple spring colors while guests picked up pointers, tips and ideas for their next weddings.
Browse through the photos below to see how elaborate and EXTRA legendary Park Plaza was in February. Wish you could’ve been there!
Primary colors of red, green, and blue vases adorned with fresh florals. These centerpieces are laid on a vibrant printed table cloth that will surely catch your eye.
The combination of lime green and peachy orange complement each other – whether food or stationary!
Candles, vases, and young floral arrangements.
We’re in love with the gold metallic vase!
Food and snacks never looked so good..
Venue: Park Plaza Hotel
Catering: Summit Catering
Photography: Gene Higa Photography
Videographer: Vantage Point Custom Films
Entertainment: Gerry Rothschild Band
A/V and Lighting: Rick Lee
Furniture Rentals: Lounge Appeal
Linen: La Tavola Linen
Florist: Shawna Yamamoto
Specialty Coffee: Cappuccino Connection
Dessert: Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company
Printing: Copper Willow
In May of 2011, WIPA (Wedding Industry Professionals Association) held their annual seminar at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California. Last year’s hot topic focused on Destination Weddings that WOW! With the assistance of various vendors including Pow Wow Vintage, the venue was aesthetically adorned with colorful decor of Persian rugs, Indian saris, assorted pillows, vintage trunks as well as benches, lounges and gorgeous glass ware. These elements were located throughout areas including the Avalon Ballroom, Avalon Courtyard, Lower Palm Courtyard and the main stage.
Take a look at these wonderful photos to get a sense of the look and feel.
Vintage wicker chairs and a bench decorated with Indian sari.
Brass and glass coffee table paired with a vintage Indian daybed and a golden elephant table on the side.
Do you spot Nahid? Pstt… she’s the one in red!
Gold Chivari chairs with white cushions accented the patterned table with vintage water goblets.
Elaborate centerpieces consisted of gold lanterns with candles intermixed amongst lush white flowers.
Belly Dancer by Sohaila International
Desserts by Sensational Treats. Coffees and Cappuccinos by Euro Bar. These desserts are almost too precious to eat!
Aside from the elaborate design, the night was action packed with speeches, singing, belly dancing, coffee, desserts, an espresso bar, hookah lounge and ice cream bar. Who said seminars were boring? Cheers to a beautiful and successful event, WIPA!
Venue: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Photography: Luminaire Images
Videography: Classic Film Works
Entertainment: Mobile Music Plus, Danny White Music
Florist: Shawna Yamamoto Designs, Ambiance Design
Linens: La Tavola
Decor: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals
Furniture: Artistica Event Design
Entertainment/Photography: 3D Cheeze
Printing: A Vibrant Wedding Invitation
Entertainment: Sohaila Dance
Hookah Bar: Fumari
Audio/Visual/Lighting: Mobile Music Plus
Desserts: Sensational Treats
Coffee and Cappuccino Bar: Euro Bar
Photobooth: 3D Cheeze
Last week, our Creative Manager, Buu, had the amazing opportunity to attend WIPA – Wedding Industry Professionals Association marketing seminar at the breathtaking Pelican Hills Resort in Newport Beach, CA. Not only were we able to pick up great tips on how to better reach more beautiful brides (like yourself!), but we were treated to lush scenery, and delicious gourmet that went beyond our expectations. If you’re considering a destination wedding in Orange County or Newport Beach, we highly recommend considering the Pelican Hills Resort!
To give you an idea of how classy the day was, here are snapshots of the WIPA seminar. The theme was an elegant vintage-esque style that paired blush tones like peach and pink, with delicate and clean decor.
Our favorite part of the day? Entering the ballroom and being greeted with this stunner! A hanging wedding cake chandelier! So gorgeous
The florist who created this is Nisie’s Enchanted Florist, while Pelican Hills Resort provided the wedding cake.
We think the elegant vintage look and style would make for a lovely wedding or bridal shower theme. Hope this inspires you!
In May of 2010, WIPA held a seminar on photography–from the eyes of a photographer to everything you need to know about working with a photographer. The event was held at the Rancho Valencia Resort and the theme was “hacienda style. ” We had The Troubadours playing live music at the day long event. For our “cocktail hour” we served breakfast items and coffee. Lunch was a salad with salmon, and non-alcoholic passion fruit cocktails by Joes on the Nose (did you know they make drinks other than coffee?!)
It was an amazing event filled with great speakers and attendees!
These chiavari chairs are so cute and delicate, there’s no need for chair covers.
Venue: Rancho Valencia Resort
Linens and Chair Rentals: Concepts Event Design
Floral: ArtQuest Florals
Menu Design: Rachel from Rock Paper Scissors Design
Videography: Mark from Ashley Video Productions
Cocktails: Joes on the Nose
Cookie Favors: The Crumb Runner Cookie Co
Desserts Table: provided by Rancho Valencia
We recently attended a WIPA retreat on how to get published in sunny Malibu, CA at the Church Estates Vineyard. The venue is gorgeous and we recommend brides to check it out as a possible place for their special day. It was a wonderful experience learning from industry experts like Rebecca Crumley from The Knot, Dana LaRue of The Broke-Ass Bride, and Katrina Razavi, founder of Marriage.com. Let’s not forget the vendors who were amazing– from florals to linens to food. Enjoy these pictures! (Click on pictures to enlarge)
Just some of the awesome vendors:
Director of Events
6415 Busch Drive
Malibu, CA 90265
Good Gracious! Events
5714 W Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Napa Valley Linens
1054 Shary Circle Suite E
Concord, CA 94518
Floral Sense LLC
Bound, A Floral and Event Studio
Décor Rental and Event Design
16921 S. Western Avenue. Suite 222
Gardena, CA 90247
Menu Design and Printing
1940 E Deere Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
14371 Industry Circle
La Mirada, CA 90638
Premiere Party Rents
12100 W. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Imagery Immaculate Photography
18818 San Felipe Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708