news :: luncheon meeting at the sheraton carlsbad

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Weddings of Distinction visited the gorgeous Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa recently for their monthly luncheon meeting. Director of Catering Debra Ayala and Catering Manager Sarah Sargent treated us to a scrumptious meal and various tasty beverages. They’ve recently re-branded their wedding division as Ocean Pearl Weddings. Their ceremony, reception areas, spa and quality of service are fantastic!

A very special welcome to our guests on the day: Tiffany Lord Arnaldo from Cali Cards, David Martiarena from San Diego Paella and Tim English from Disc Go Round DJ.

As is a staple at our monthly get-togethers, two companies showcased their businesses for the members in attendance. Hats off to the venerable and immensely talented violinist Gloria Paris from Gloria Paris’ Sterling Strings. Her music is beautiful. Andy Hagenah from Disc Go Round DJ & Video Services dazzled our group with a video demo of his offerings and entertained us with a demo of a new side portable photo booth business he’s just started.

Various pieces of Board business were shared with the membership including recently amended by-laws. Birthdays were toasted. Some great raffle prizes were doled out. Much networking took place and all shared referrals. We’ll see you in June at The Prado in Balboa Park!

The Weddings of Distinction 2010 Board:

President, Bob Brichmann, DJ & Emcee from Artistic Productions; Vice-President, Ann Strobel, Coordinator from Ann’s Plans; Treasurer, Merrylin Brichmann, DJ & Emcee from Artistic Productions; Founding President, Susan Ashley from Romantic Honeymoons; Membership, Andrea Pena from The Prado at Balboa Park; Secretary, Diane Wilson from Silverwood Music Ensemble; .

Committee Members:
Shannon Henry, photographer from Studio Carre.

Weddings of Distinction is a non-profit networking group specializing in weddings and special events. They meet monthly at various San Diego County hotels, resorts and special event facilities. The group’s goal is building professional relationships and networking to give clients the best advice and services to choose from.