Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mexico... the Perfect Location for Destination Weddings!

Mexico has always been one of my favorite places to vacation. The people are friendly, the beaches are beautiful and the atmosphere guarantees a good time! I recently was given the opportunity to travel to The Riviera Maya and Cancun to explore the area, resorts and vendors for destination weddings. I had the most incredible time and I'm excited to share it with you!

The resorts in Mexico are magnificent and the views are beyond belief. I feel privileged that I got to tour and meet with catering managers at over fifteen resorts including The Ritz-Carlton, Le Meridien, The Palace, The Marriott, Le Blanc and Hotel ME Cancun. From glass chapels on the beach to gazebo ocean views, each resort offers its own unique qualities. I'll let these pictures speak for themselves!

A large portion of my stay was geared towards meeting vendors and building valuable relationships that will benefit both me as well as my clients! I was particularly impressed with one vendor who sat in front of me and crafted the most amazing art. You will see in the pictures below, this photo booth background is to die for! The detail and time that went in to creating this is so unique!

Another reason Mexico is fabulous for destination weddings is because of its activities for your wedding guests! From swimming with dolphins (which I am doing below) to The Mayan Ruins, your guests cannot help but have the best time!

Here, Jeff Hendlin (Publisher of Bridal Guide Magazine), my mother and I head to Xcaret Park for a show!!

This is only a sneak peek into what Mexico has to offer. For further information on destination weddings and events, please do not hesitate to contact me! I am very much looking forward to planning many events in this paradise that is conveniently located so close to home!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Inspiration for your house and parties!

Halloween is around the corner! Here is a little decoration inspiration for your parties!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Old Venice, Point Loma, California... A New Favorite Rehearsal Dinner Spot!

I recently had the honor of planning my sister Candace's 30th birthday dinner! When I first started planning, I wanted to do something extravagant for her (it was her 30th birthday after all and I'm an event planner :)) but she quickly nixed the idea!! Unlike me, she doesn't like lavish parties thrown in her honor! So my search begun for a restaurant in the San Diego area with the perfect ambiance that would represent her. Thanks to city search, I came across Old Venice in Point Loma, California. The pictures online looked great and we heard amazing things about their food from friends who had been there. We had such a fabulous time and the restaurant now ranks on my top 5 for dinner rehearsal locations in the San Diego area! Here are some pictures from the evening!

My sister Candace and I

Fabulous desserts courtesy of Cupcakes Couture, Manhattan Beach!