We usually like to meet towards the end of the month, but for March, something special was planned. In a effort coordinated by our beloved past president, Bob Brichmann, a joint networking luncheon took place – bringing together the members of Weddings of Distinction with those from the San Diego chapter of NACE (National Association of Catering & Events).
The luncheon was held at the newly-remodeled Pier South Resort. Located in Imperial Beach, right on the coast, this hotel offers amazing views of the Pacific, coupled with an exquisite dining experience. The chefs from Sea 180º Coastal Tavern made us food and drink that satisfied more than our appetites. All together, the sun, the sea, and the food were quite literally breathtaking.
While this meeting was as much about networking and fun, there was also information and business to attend to. We heard from NACE member and wedding officiant, Bethel Nathan. Her topic for the day: the growing number of same-sex marriages in California. She gave the groups some very helpful information, like the steps to take when working with a non-traditional couple, as well as the attention/awareness that should be placed on these couples.
It was a great change of pace to see so many people in the wedding industry in San Diego, and while many of our Weddings of Distinction members are also NACE members, this meeting opportunity allowed friends and colleagues to come together, and more importantly, for some new connections to be made!
Photos courtesy of E3 Photography