2014 Trendsetter Awards Gala at The Island Hotel, Newport Beach
Event Date: Wednesday, 12.10.14
Congratulations to everyone on providing the very best the wedding industry can offer this year. On this night we celebrated with friends at one of the most beautiful properties in Orange County at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
Here is the highlight video from Hoo Films!
Special thank you to the Trendsetter Committee who produced such a beautiful gala for us –
- Shashona Reynolds, Mastro’s Steakhouse | mastrosrestaurants.com
- Sheena Mehta, Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa | hilton.com
- Alan Katz, Great Officiants | greatofficiants.com
- Courtney Urquiza, InStyle Events Co. | instyleeventco.com
- Natalie Good, A Good Affair | agoodaffair.com
- Carmen Fuentes | Expressionary Events
- Stephanie Hassan | Table 7 Events
- Jessica Tjan | Tustin Ranch Golf Club
Panel of Judges
- Renee Strauss, Internationally Known Bridal & Wedding Expert
- Susan MacDonald, Esteemed Wedding and Event Planner & ABC Member jfor over 14 years
- Shannon O’Neil of Cargo Creative, Stylist and Designer
Congratulations to all our winners of the 6th Annual Trendsetter Awards. Photos taken by Brian Leahy Photography –
We started the evening with a signature cocktail poured through an ice luge, an interactive champagne bar by Night Owl Productions by Dolly Design Haus, photo booth by Viral Booth and slo-motion video booth by Lin and Jirsa Photography. When then moved into the holiday inspired ballroom where Keith Laverty, Flowers by Cina and Paradise Delight had a blast designing their own tables and Elevated Pulse made it look like it was snowing on the walls! There was no doubt we were at the Gala for ABC Orange County with the gold logo on the dance floor and table full of swag bags for winners. As we listened to the awards, we dined on an ensemble of . When the awards were over, Scott Cummings Music helped us keep the night alive with his ensemble dance band and we finished the night off with creative espresso drinks from Conscious Bean.
Relive this amazing night through the incredible photos below by Brian Leahy Photography. We can’t wait to see you next year!
Our 2014 Trendsetter Award Winners
Best Captured Moment: Frank Salas Photography
Best Transformation of Space: Archive Vintage Rentals – “From Empty Field to Barn Wedding”
Best New Idea or Concept: Disney Fairytale Weddings – “Cake Mapping”
Best New Memento: Steve Shanahan of Honored Occasions in collaboration with Mike McCaleb and Dan Douglas – Slow Mo Video Booth
Best New Venue: Mary Lallande – The Loft on Pine
Best Overall Theme / Thematic Follow Through – Kelsey Events: Kelsey Connelly Of Kelsey Events- Great Gatsby 1920’s Inspired
Best Supporting Event: Natalie Good of A Good Affair– Showering Her with Love and Good Wishes
Best Tablescape: Kelsey Connelly of Kelsey Events – Modern Garden Romance
Joanie Scott Award Winner: Sharon Gall – Once Upon a Time Weddings
Elevation of Industry: Wendy Dahl – Chic Productions
Member of the Year: John Goolsby – Godfather Films
Trendsetter of the Year: Alan Katz – Great Officiants
Gift Bag Sponsors
Amazing goodies. Valued at over $4,000 for our winners! Thank you very much –
AislePlanner | Andrea’s Couture | Aroos Magazine | Bon Affair Sparkling Wine | Casa Romantica at Rancho Las Lomas | Casey’s Cupcakes | Conscious Bean | Crowbar Burger | Center Club | DoubleTree Santa Ana | Five Crowns | Flawless Faces | Frank Salas Photography | Friar Tux | Happy Photos | HotShot Awards & Engraving | Il Fornaio | LolliPics | Mastro’s Steakhouse | Orange County Wedding Dance | SCE Black Car Service | Scrumptious Wedding & Specialty Cakes | Sugar Paper LA | Tanya Shadoan | Taps Fish House | Tieks | Tustin Ranch Golf Club | Victoria’s Secret
This was just a sampling – all of the photos are available here on Brian’s website!
Thank you so much to the sponsors who made the night an extraordinary celebration for everyone!
Venue | The Island Hotel
Coordination | Simply Sweet Weddings and LVL Events
Photography | Brian Leahy Photography
Videography | Hoo Films
Photobooth | Viral Booth
Slo-Motion Photography | Lin and Jirsa Photography
Calligraphy & Stationery | Calligraphy Katrina
Ice Sculpture | Carving Ice
Lighting / DJ / MC | Elevated Pulse Productions
Band | Scott Cummings Music
Florists | Keith Laverty, Flowers by Cina, Paradise Delight
Linens & Rentals | Mikasa Fine Linens, Signature Party Rentals, GBS Linens, Chiavari Chairs 4 Rent, ChiavariChairRentals.com, Baker Party Rentals, Classic Party Rentals, Glow Concepts Fine Linens
Coffee Cart | Conscious Bean
Cocktail Hour Music | Tim Espinosa
Champagne Bar | Night Owl Productions by Dolly Design Haus
Hair & Make-up | Design Visage
Start the new year off on the right foot – register to attend the first ABC-OC event of the year – details coming soon. Happy New Year everyone! It’s been more than a pleasure to blog for you for the last 4 years.
– Bethany Thomas, ABC-OC Communications Chair, Commemory Fine Art