news + press :: february’s meeting at the bali hai restaurant

It was a perfect afternoon on the water, and with February’s networking meeting graciously hosted by the Bali Hai Restaurant, we had amazing views of the San Diego Bay Harbor.  We dined outside, underneath the restaurant’s “Hawaiian Village” outdoor pavilion.  It was just the right amount of space for our rather large group, and with spectacular views of the Bay and downtown San Diego, it almost doesn’t seem fair that our meetings are part of “work!”

We heard from one of our new members, Stephanie, from A Perfect Table.  They specialize in, as may be deduced, table decor, but what she and her company offer is really so much more.  She works with the couple, determines their vision and style, and then coordinates with the florists, planners, and caterers to make the reception tables absolutely perfect!

We concluded the luncheon with a presentation from The Knot Magazine.  The Southern CA rep told the group about the publicity they offer advertisers, as well as the benefits of working with the nation’s leading wedding planning magazine.

In the end, we hated to leave the San Diego sunshine and have to go back to the office, but this month’s meeting was not only enjoyable but informative!
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Photos courtesy of Maryanne McGuire Photography

news + press :: april’s luau at the bali hai restaurant

Bali Hai Restaurant

Photos courtesy of Bryan N. Miller Photography

 We didn’t really have a luau, but it sure felt tropical at April’s meeting at the Bali Hai Restaurant.  Located on San Diego’s Shelter Island, the Bali Hai Restaurant boasts amazing views of San Diego Bay and the city skyline.  Special thanks to the restaurant’s staff, our Weddings of Distinction meeting was located in the Tiki Room, which has some of best views from the entire restaurant!  We were able to network and share leads in this intimate space while at the same time as taking in the spectacular views of the bay.

The meal was delicious, and unlike other meetings, we each had the choice of our main entrée!  Four, delectable choices were available to us, and one of which was the famous burger, which, in 2012, won top-5 honors as the best burger in San Diego!

After the meal and dessert, we heard from Marc Lehman, of The Emotion Picture Studio, and he shared with the group the amazing wedding videography services his company offers.  Many in the group were not fully aware of the extent of Marc’s company/services, so we were pleasantly surprised to hear about his famous iDO Cam, which allows couples and their guests the option of recording their own footage of the special day!  It is such an amazing solution for wedding video because it allows couples to not miss out on video, but gives them the opportunity to save some money and  still have that video professionally edited!  Wow, right?  That’s what we all said!

It was a great afternoon.  The food was satisfying; the view was spectacular; and the weather, well its San Diego, and it was a perfect San Diego spring day.  Special thanks to Dawn Stone, of Embellishmint Floral & Event Design, for the gorgeous succulent centerpieces; to Bryan Miller, of Bryan N. Miller Photography, for the great images, and of course to the Bali Hai Restaurant for the hospitality.