Monday, March 28, 2011

Karen and Aric - Summer 2010

What do you do when you have been planning your wedding but got stressed out as it gets closer and closer to the wedding day and you feel overwhelmed with all the wedding details? Why, you seek professional help of course!

That is exactly what Karen and Aric did. Karen came to us about a month before her wedding, looking to have us help her manage her wedding day and take care of all final details for her wedding. We gladly took over and allowed her and Aric to be able to enjoy the extra time that was free-ed up. Mind you, Karen was a very organized bride and very meticulous about details herself. She even gave us all the wedding stuff in labeled boxes on the rehearsal day, which makes our job easier!

Karen and Aric got married at The Pavilion Event Center at Boulder Ridge Golf Club in San Jose. It is a relatively new venue for weddings and it has gorgeous views of Almaden Valley in San Jose. Even though their wedding day was one of the hottest days last summer, Karen and Aric did not let it bother them and soaked in all the glorious sunshine amidst all the love and support shown by their friends and families that day.

I love it when couples add personalized touches to their wedding day, Karen and Aric's wedding is one of my favorite summer weddings last year. They were going to honeymoon in Hawaii so they used leis to decorate the aisle at their outdoor ceremony. Karen is Chinese and the wedding reflected this as they had specialty wooden fans from China at the ceremony for the guests. They also had a dessert buffet at their reception; cupcakes, cookies, eclairs, cream puffs and fruit tarts, yum! That turned out to be a very popular feature for the guests, the desserts were gone in a flash!

This was a wedding that has understated elegance written all over it, check out the photos below to see for yourself:

Thank you to Tom Vo Photography for providing all the photos here! You can also visit his blog for more photos of their wedding here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

ACPWC EPIC Conference 2011

What a February it has been! I spent most of my time working on the ACPWC EPIC Conference, specifically the Events Professional Showcase that took place on Friday, and am so happy that the entire Conference was a huge success. Both attendees and vendors alike commented on how valuable the information gained from the workshops are; I know I personally learnt a lot of useful information that I cannot wait to implement into my own business.

It was a lot of hard work but I'm so glad that it paid off! The Showcase reminded me of the event that I helped plan last year, the Free Pamper Yourself Event. We also had different types of vendors showcase their products and services. It looks like I had been doing a showcase each February for the past 2 years, wonder what next February will bring.

Without further ado, here are some photos I'd like to share with you:

Registration table on Friday morning
Breakfast table Friday morning with linens by Exquisite Party Rental
Opening address by ACPWC Director Deborah Moody
Vendor Showcase at The Poolside Pavilion at Hyatt Regency
Vendor Showcase at The Poolside Pavilion at Hyatt Regency
Lounge area for the Gala on Saturday night (by North American Theatre Technology and furniture from Stuart Rental)
The Poolside Pavilion transformed for the Gala
Table setup (Chairs and linens from Stuart Rental, centerpiece from Citti's and North American Theatre Technology)