Photos courtesy of ABI Photo
We kicked off 2013 in grand style, and for January’s Wedding of Distinction meeting, our fabulous vendors congregated to the La Valencia Hotel in beautiful La Jolla Village. La Valencia is one of the newest members to join our select group, so this meeting was a great opportunity for all of us to see just what this beautiful hotel offers guests and couple getting married.
It may have been a work day, but we started the morning with mimosas outside on the Garden. While waiting for lunch to be served, we had breathtaking views of the ocean. Then, when lunch was served, we were all treated to a delicious family-style, 3-course meal created by Executive Chef Paul McCabe made up of striped bass and gnocchi with seasonal vegetables.
During and after the meal, we had the chance to “meet” our new Board members, listen to updates, and share ideas for the coming year. We also heard from the staff of the La Valencia about exciting things coming up for the historical hotel! The afternoon ended with prizes of fruit tarts, truffles, and flowers.
It was a great time to enjoy the company of friends, new and old, and get excited about another year of great weddings and events.
Special thanks to: Lois Mathews Design for the centerpieces; Concepts Event Design for the linens and tables + chairs, and of course to the staff La Valencia Hotel for the hospitality.