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Delicious and lively is how we describe our September Weddings of Distinction luncheon meeting!

A special thank you to our fellow member and host for September ~ the Hilton San Diego Del Mar. Greeted by unexpected champagne and followed up by a delicious lunch (with a decadent dessert), we salute Catering Manager Tiffany Cooper and Director of Catering Gary Bolotin for a wonderful experience.

Welcome to our newest member ~ David Martiarena from San Diego Paella.

Bucking our monthly showcaser format, we went back to our roots to allow each attendee to stand up and introduce themselves with an “elevator speech” and share a little-known business or personal tidbit of their lives. Arguably, the chimpanzee impression was the hit, but you’d have to see the video! It was a very lively and enlightening session.

Next month’s luncheon will be another lively meeting as we stage a first ~ a bride’s forum. We’re inviting a combination of past and upcoming brides to tell us about their experiences and answer (what we expect to be) some candid questions in their wedding planning process. It should be very eye opening and educational!

Raffles prizes were won, networking was conducted by many, referrals were doled out to many members…a good time was had by all. We’ll see you Tuesday, October 26th at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club for our fabulous bridal forum!

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; Marketing, Lisa Gisczinski, Elle G Photography. Committee Members: Markeing, 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.