Tuesday, December 3, 2013
2013 Holiday Gala & Trendsetter Awards
What a beautiful evening of glitz and glamour at the ABC-OC Holiday Trendsetter Gala hosted by the St. Regis Monarch Beach!
Tray-passed h’orsdeurves signature cocktails and sushi swirled around us as the anticipation began to build about what gorgeous delights were behind the big white doors.
But first, did you take part in the slomo video by Elysium Productions? Take a look at the face slapping, glitter throwing, body twirling action!
The doors opened and Square Root Designs blew us all away with the rich, lush layers of florals and sparkle as far, high and deep as the eyes could see .
Everyone stayed on the dance floor with Undercover Live – thank you Geoge and the band, wow!
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Special thank you to our co-chairs Kevin Covey and Lindsay Longacre for two years of incredible beauty, creativity and education. Stacey Gitten for leading the efforts of the Trendsetter Committee and giving detailed recognition to all the winners and sponsors to make this a successful event. And a big thank you to everyone involved in the evening and all who donated. Please see all the incredible sponsors below.
Now, for the natural, real and fun images by Joel and his team at Studio EMP!
“We have some of the best wedding talent in the country, right here in Orange County. Tonight we celebrate that talent.”
2013 ABC-OC Trendsetter Award Winners
Photos of the winning concepts will be posted here after the OC Register has published the winner’s submission in February –
Award: Best New Idea or Concept
To: Commemory Fine Art’s Bethany Thomas:
For: Wedding Artwork Décor for Rental or Purchase | www.bethany-thomas.com
Award: Best Overall Theme/Thematic Follow-Through
To: LVL Weddings & Events | http://lvlevents.com
For: Bermuda Nautical Wedding
Award: Best Tablescape
To: Natalie Good of A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production
For: Romance & Blush at The St. Regis | http://agoodaffair.com
Award: Best Design Transformation of Space
To: Absolutely Fabulous Events| http://www.absofab.net
For: Transformation of a rustic space to a contemporary wedding reception with a high-end nightclub vibe
Award: Best Supporting Event
To: Platinum Weddings by Kerrie Underhill | http://www.platinumweddingsbykerrie.com
For: A one-of-a-kind California Lovin’ Welcome Party for the books!
Award: Best New Memento
To: Chic Productions by Wendy Dahl | http://www.chicproductions.com
For: Wine Bottle Time Capsules
Award: Best Captured Moment
To: Frank Salas Photography | http://www.franksalas.com
For: Will Always Be Daddy’s Little Girl
Award: Best New Venue
To: Center Club: REINVENTED | http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Center-Club
Award: New Member of the Year
To: Kellie Migliaccio of FormDecor Modern Furniture Rental | http://formdecor.com
Award: Joanie Scott Award
To: Natalie Vishny of Swellegant Events | http://www.swellegant.com
Award: Coordinator of the Year
To: Paula Laskelle of Champagne Taste | http://www.champagnetaste.com
Award: Elevation of Industry
To: Caren Lazarus of Design Visage | http://www.designvisage.com
Award: Trendsetter of the Year
To: Larrissa Rehder of Inviting Occasion | http://www.invitingoccasion.com
- Stacey Gitten, Chair – Hitching Post Public Relations | www.hitchingpostpr.com
- Alan Katz, Great Officiants | www.greatofficiants.com
- Courtney Urquiza, InStyle Events Co. | www.instyleeventco.com
- Shashona Reynolds, Mastro’s Steakhouse | www.mastrosrestaurants.com
- Sheena Mehta, Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa | www.hilton.com
- Natalie Good, A Good Affair | www.agoodaffair.com
Esteemed Panel of Judges
- Abby Capalbo, Managing Editor of Style Me Pretty | www.stylemepretty.com
- Nicole Gregory, Editorial Lead for Celebrations in Orange County Register | www.ocregister.com
- And Rebecca Grinnals & Kathryn Arce, Founders of Engaging Concepts and the Engage Conference | www.engage13.com
St. Regis Monarch Beach | OC Register Magazine | Copper Willow Paper Studio | Studio EMP | Square Root Designs | Plug Films | One Hope Weddings | Akioni Sushi | MK Magnets | Elysium Productions | Signature Party Rentals | Undercover Live | Hire Elegance Furniture Rental | La Tavola Linen | Elevated Pulse Production | and Yummy Cupcakes
The award winners’ gift bags were supported by B Toffee | Bella Ballroom | Bleu Cotton Photography | Events Clique | Frank Salas Photography| HotShot Awards & Engraving | Il Fornaio | Jack Randall Photography | Jessica Elizabeth Photo & Cinema | Kendra Scott Jewelry | Mastro’s Steakhouse, | Skybox Productions | Recycled Moments/Holly Schoenke | The Bruery | Center Club | Tustin Ranch Golf Course | Yummy Cupcakes | and ZinGiBer Publishing/Barbara Wallace Weddings
ABC-OC Blogger/Communications Chair | Bethany Thomas | Commemory Fine Art
Start the new year off on the right foot – register to attend the first ABC-OC event of the year at Bella Collina in San Clemente. Mark your calendar for January 14th. Look for the email coming soon. See you there!
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