July 8, 2014
by Bethany Thomas, Commemory Fine Art
ABC-OC Communications Chair
Close to the ocean in Newport Beach right on Fashion Island is the Newport Civic Center, a modern gem of a location perfect for a contemporary couple to transform the venue into a work of art for their wedding. The July All-Member meeting featured delighted the senses with a visually playful and gorgeous outdoor display that was strategically easy for guests to mix, mingle a just have fun!
With a ton of anticipation we all gathered inside for the Catering Managers Panel where we looked forward to learning from some of the most experienced sales and catering managers in Orange County. Moderated by Kerri Hatter of LVL Weddings and Events, each member provided incredible insights about what they look for in their vendors, how to get on their coveted preferred lists plus an open forum for questions and answers. If you’d like to know who is currently on their list, visit their website or they will provide it to you:
Lynn Wagoner, Director of Venues, 24 Carrots Catering & Events
Kathy Nosek, Social Catering Manager, The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel
Michele Knudtson, Director of Weddings, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Shelly Wakefield, Director of Catering, Shady Canyon Golf Club
Enjoy the intensly rich and vibrant photos by Joan Fuller Photography:
Thank you to our incredible sponsors. Please like and follow them!
Venue | Newport Civic Center
Catering | 24 Carrots Catering
Cake | Rossmoor Pastries
Dessert | Above All Catering
Flowers and Specialty Furniture | Floral Riot
Stationery| Le Paperie and Co
Music | Kevin Miso
Photography | Joan Fuller Photography
Rentals | Baker Party Rentals
Specialty Furniture | Archive Vintage Rentals
Lighting | Invisible Touch Events
Linens | GBS Linen
Video | Boffo Video
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