news + press :: may’s meeting at tom hams lighthouse

  It was a first for Weddings of Distinction as a group to visit Tom Hams Lighthouse, and while some of us have worked at this beautiful coastal wedding location (and restaurant) with our respective businesses, for many of us it was our first time!

With a seaside theme, entitled “Let’s Fla-mingle,” all decor and florals were provided by wedding florist extraordinaire, Embellishmint Floral & Event Design.   Everything from the flowers, to the tablecloths, to even the desserts, united the theme in shades of pinks, plus golds and creams!  Speaking of desserts, our after-lunch treats were supplied by no other than Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., one of San Diego’s finest dessert and cake bakeries!

These two special wedding vendors not only supplied our networking meeting with decor and desserts, but the two companies took the opportunity to present to the group, elaborating on the scope of their work and sharing some details and info that many of us do not already know!

The day really was great, and despite the “May Gray” typical to San Diego this time of year, every detail came together perfectly.  From service, to location, to decor, to company, we felt pampered at this spectacular bay-front property.  The staff there did a phenomenal job!  And, a little bit a trivia: Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, to this day, is still a functioning lighthouse!  Share that with your friends, or better yet, go visit yourself!
San Diego Wedding Professionals_Tom Hams LighthousePhotos Courtesy of Laura Christin Photography

news :: january meeting at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

images courtesy of studio carre’ photographie

Our first meeting of the year was filled with enthusiasm, inspirational ideas, positive feedback and lots of referrals. We had a delightful lunch at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse and were welcomed by Stephany Phenny, Catering Manager.

WoD’s 2011 dedicated Board Members are President Ann Strobel of Ann’s Plans, Vice President Krista Murphy of Definitive Events, Treasurer, Andrea Pena Catering Manager at the Prado, Membership Chairlady is Paula Anderson of Rae Florae, Marketing Chairlady Shannon Henry of Studio Carre, and Secretary Merrylin Brichmann of Artistic Productions DJ’s.

We shared fabulous ideas for programs in “This Year I Would like to See” and the team icebreaker cracked us up in “Your Plane has Crashed ~10 items you need to survive?”. Everyone got super creative with this one!

Raffle prize winners were Merrylin (Certificate from Silverwood & fab bag from Betwixt), Cynthia Zatkin won a beautiful bouquet from Lois Mathews Design and the healthy bag of home-grown goodies will be enjoyed by Lisa of Elle G Photography.

We look forward to networking and sharing another great meeting in February!