AFR Event Furnishings Networking Tour

October is the month of wedding inspiration!  This Thursday, October 24th, from 5:30-8:30pm, AFR Event Furnishings will host its San Diego leg of its touring design showcase!

Taking place at the San Diego Central Library, the event will showcase some of AFR’s stunning new designs for event decor, and it will have great food and treats from of San Diego’s finest, including our own Continental Catering + Sweet Cheeks Baking Company!

Register today for this evening of fun, food, and inspiration!  For photos from previous tours, visit AFR’s Facebook page, or for more tour dates for AFR’s design showcase, visit the main page!

AFR Event - San Diego

:: happy 6th birthday sweet cheeks baking!


Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks Baking Company!  This past March marked the 6th birthday of this special woman-owned business.  It seems like just yesterday that they opened their doors and began offering savory desserts and treats to the people and brides and grooms of San Diego!

So, like any 6 year old, Sweet Cheeks had a party, and this birthday brought out some great industry colleagues, family, and local & long distance friends for a wonderful evening!  Approximately 300 people attended the modest festivities, and some brought with them some special favors and snacks.  For example,  Joes on the Nose, fellow Weddings of Distinction vendor and dear friend, brought caffeine (coffee + espresso), so needless to say, he was a hit.

Then, San Diego wedding coordinator,  Carmin Cermak, of Carmin Design, also a Weddings of Distinction vendor, helped style the food and decorate the space.  The theme was 1950s – 1960s Americana, with many hints of Norman Rockwell art inspiration.  So in fashion with the theme, the wonderful Sweet Cheeks staff, with the help of San Diego caterers and Weddings of Distinction vendor, Continental Catering, created snacks and treats, such as:

Root Beer Cupcakes | Hamburger Cupcakes | Parmesan Savory Shortbread Cookie “Fries” | Chocolate-Caramel Apples on a Stick | Mini Pop Tarts | Flourless Chocolate Cake | Gluten-Free Red Velvet | and Vanilla Sour Cream and Slow-Cooked Fudge Birthday Cake

Besides being Sweet Cheeks birthday, it happened to also be Carmin’s, so the celebrations were shared.   Yet, these birthday parties did not just include food.  Music was provided by Tim Altbaum Production, a photo-booth provided by Starlight Photo Booth, (yet another  also a Weddings of Distinction vendor!), and event photography by McGuire Photography.

It was a great evening all around.  We talked; we ate; we celebrated. If only every evening could be like that!

Photos courtesy of McGuire Photography

real weddings :: troy and jessica

images courtesy of elle.g photography

Troy and Jessica’s wedding was an explosion of color and vibrance that we have absolutely fallen in love with. The June nuptials were a bright and lively celebration with plenty of good food and good times to go around. Held outdoors at Orfilia Winery, in Escondido, the couple’s main goal for the big day was to throw a kick butt party with friends and family. Weddings of Distinction member, Lisa, of elle.g photography was on hand to capture every heartfelt moment, joyous laughter and wild dancing. Also in attendance from Weddings of Distinction was Continental Catering. They provided the scrumptious food, giving the guests energy enough to dance all night long.

member spotlight :: Continental Catering

continental catering wedding and event caterersContinental Catering has designed and executed refreshingly innovative and awe-inspiring culinary events since 1984. Their goal is to surprise and delight their clients with unwavering personal attention, stylish menus, gourmet cuisine, unparalleled presentations, professional event staff, and unquestionable value. Continental works closely with their clients to help them achieve exactly the type of event they want. The only hard part is deciding what’s on the menu……

Please visit their web site to view menus and pricing OR to schedule a no obligation taste test.

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