news :: june’s meeting at sweet cheeks baking co.

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

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June’s meeting took place at the oh so sweet, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.! This month was a change from our normal daytime format and we were able to network and socialize more informally. We got to indulge in some yummy paella that David from San Diego Paella provided for our dinner. And of course to top it off….a smorgasbord of yummy treats personally made by Elaine and Donna that included mini tarts, cookies , and mini cupcakes. Delish!

news :: weddings of distinction visits the westin gaslamp quarter

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The Westin treated our members and guests to a fabulous luncheon meeting to close April. Kudos to Sheri Karpinski and her banquet staff for fantastic service and a delicious lunch. The Westin is a fabulous choice for your next business meeting, corporate holiday party or that perfect, rocking, urban wedding.

WoD drifted this month from its normal monthly meeting agenda. WoD staged an informative and highly group engaging forum focusing on marketing, creative advertising and, basically, ideas on what to do when the phone is not ringing as much as it should be. Keynote speakers were President Bob Brichmann & Treasurer Merrylin Brichmann, Artistic Productions, Vice-President Ann Strobel, Ann’s Plans, David Wasserman from Joes On The Nose, and photographer Kristina Chartier. Member participation was very spirited and creative advice was flying about the room. Everyone surely took home at least one good idea from this meeting to help themselves and their business.

Typical monthly Board business was shared. New member coordinator Krista Murphy from Definitive Events was welcomed into the group. Raffles prizes were awarded. New member brochures are ready to go to print. We’ll see you next month (5/25) at the Sheraton Carlsbad!

The Weddings of Distinction 2010 Board:

President, Bob Brichmann, DJ & Emcee from Artistic Productions; Vice-President, Ann Strobel, Coordinator from Ann’s Plans; Treasurer, Merrylin Brichmann, DJ & Emcee from Artistic Productions; Founding President, Susan Ashley from Romantic Honeymoons; Membership, Andrea Pena from The Prado at Balboa Park; Secretary, Diane Wilson from Silverwood Music Ensemble

Committee Members:
Shannon Henry, photographer from Studio Carre.

Weddings of Distinction is a non-profit networking group specializing in weddings and special events. They meet monthly at various San Diego County hotels, resorts and special event facilities. The group’s goal is building professional relationships and networking to give clients the best advice and services to choose from.

real weddings :: tyler and michelle

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Michelle and Tyler exchanged wedding vows at the Wishing Well at The Prado at Balboa Park. It was an awesome display of Weddings of Distinction members on the night. Wedding Coordinator Ann Strobel from Ann’s Plans kept the night moving along in style from ceremony through reception. Ladies dazzled and tables shown with incredible floral bouquets & arrangements from Lois Mathews Designs. Variations of Spanish guitar wafted throughout the courtyard for the cocktail hour courtesy of Bob Brichmann, DJ from Artistic Productions. The party continued to rock throughout the reception with a mix of retro, old school and modern classics.

member spotlight :: ann’s plans

San Diego wedding coordinator Ann, of Ann’s Plans, can provide you with a personalized planning checklist, calendar and wedding day timeline. Advice on customs and etiquette, and referrals for high-quality wedding vendors are just some of the bonus features of Ann’s Plans. Your wedding will reflect your personality and fulfill all your dreams, while presenting your family and friends with the most fabulous party. You can choose services from complete event planning, month-of assistance, and day-of coordination. Ann’s Plans specializes in stress-free brides. Visit her WEBSITE OR take a moment to email her today! ann@annsplans.com

real weddings :: paul and korey

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The San Diego summer is here and what wonderful way to kick it off with an outdoor wedding. Korey & Paul and their parents staged a gorgeous San Diego destination wedding and reception at The Paradise Point Resort. Lois Mathews, of Lois Mathews Design, provided stunning flowers and a bamboo ceremony arch set the tropical tone for the night. Starfish and orchids decorated the ceremony aisle. Their theme for the night was seashells, starfish, shades of butterscotch, soft blues and creamy yellows. The delicious wedding cake, designed by the French Gourmet, kept the theme going. Wedding planner Ann of Ann’s Plans assisted with every area of planning including design, venue search, vendor inquiries and negotiations. Everything was timed perfectly and Ann made it all flow smoothly for Korey & Paul.
Bob Brichmann, DJ and Emcee from Artistic Productions, kept the floor packed the entire night with a combination of retro and modern sounds that pleased everyone! A true San Diego Weddings of Distinction wedding and a really great party!

real weddings :: brad and ann

Anne and Brad chose to have a San Diego wedding, though their families reside in the Midwest and the South. The couple met while studying in San Diego and thought it would be the perfect location for a destination wedding. The couple chose to hold their event at a San Diego hotel along the bay because it’s sand and boardwalk created a quintessential San Diego feel. Anne and Brad hired wedding planner Cynthia, of Cynthia Zatkin Events, to coordinate every aspect of their day, from start to finish. Anne decided on a very simple motif of black, white, and light pink and the result was stunning. Her inspiration came from a black and white flower pattern piece of paper she found and she worked with Cynthia to design an elegant affair in that motif. The bridesmaids wore black cocktail dresses and carried light pink flowers. The reception combined black and white linens with pink flowers. The programs and menus, in black and white, picked up the floral motif from the inspiration piece of paper. To cap it all off, musicians Silverwood serenaded the guests throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour. The look and music created a serene and intimate affair.

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real weddings :: will and amber

Amber and Will were married in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, a spectacular wedding venue that featured a ceremony site overlooking the San Diego waterfront and a gorgeous large ballroom. The couple hired wedding planner Cynthia, of Cynthia Zatkin Events, to coordinate every aspect of their day from start to finish. Since the bride has a young son and they spend many of their days off at Disneyland, the couple chose the theme of a fairy-tale ball and, by capitalizing on the design skills of Cynthia, created a grand Disney look through their selection of flowers, colors, and decor pieces. Musicians, Silverwood, enhanced the mood by playing Disney love songs for the ceremony and cocktail hour.

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