news + press :: february’s meeting at phils BBQ


San Diego Weddings of Distinction

photos courtesy of Studio Carré Photographie

After the elegance and formality of January’s meeting at La Valencia Hotel, we took a step back in February and kept this month’s meeting casual.  Phill’s BBQ, in San Diego, provided the perfect backdrop.

We feasted on classic Texas-style BBQ, which included appetizers of sliders and skewers, and a main course consisting of chicken, pork ribs, baked beans, and coleslaw.  The food definitely comforted the soul, and according to Director of Sales, Chad Glidewell, Phil’s BBQ is the perfect place for casual and fun rehearsal dinners.  What’s even better, Phil’s BBQ offers vegetarian options!

During the meal, we heard from Reverend Don Toshach, an ordained minister serving most of So Cal.  He educated the group about his unique background as a Reverend.  Reverend Don has been working with couples for over 22 years!   He offers religious or nonreligious ceremonies, and can even offer couples somewhere in-between, if they so choose!  Reverend Don is a pretty funny guy, so his funny and engaging presentation fit perfectly with the casual luncheon.

As always, the meeting ended with group updates and referral exchange. All in all, it was a great afternoon that filled our bellies with comfort food and offered each of us numerous referrals for upcoming San Diego weddings!

Special thanks to Chad and his crew at Phil’s BBQ for the warm hospitality, to Hartworks Floral Design for the beautiful, rustic centerpieces, to Reverend Don Toshach for the entertaining presentation, and Studio Carré Photographie for the images!

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Phill’s BBQ has three locations: San Diego, Santee, and San Marcos!