Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Real Wedding: Brian & Katie at the Surf & Sand

Brian and Katie were married in July on the sand next to the surf at the Surf & Sand

The groom’s charcoal suit complemented the bride’s ivory boatneck classic gown. Various shades of blue (from tiffany to steel) and brown brightened the ceremony and reception. 

Katie and Brian have more creativity than anyone I know…and it showed in every detail, beginning with the invitations. Ian from Red Shoe rocked the house! Awesome to reconnect with him.     The beach wedding, the cocktail hour on the patio, and the ballroom reception at Surf & Sand were perfect thanks to the one and only Sandy.     Swell details captured by Jack Randall Photography were: their clever table numbers (hilarious quotes from Seinfield), the couple’s dog as the  ring bearer,  watching the guests’ toes in the sand,  and the absolute love that Katie and Brian have for one another.  

The night was topped off  with a beautiful cake by Donna B's complete with a hilarious mice cake topper and tons of dancing, including the groom, Brian,  breakin’ it down on the dance floor! 

Congratulations, Katie and Brian! You’re a couple for life!  Best of luck in Madison, Wisconsin.   You are already missed.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hannah’s Street Faire!

Start with an adorable Mitzvah young lady.
 Add well-behaved, hip teenagers and parents who were gracious hosts and guests. Hold at an awesome Laguna Beach venue: Seven Degrees  and serve wonderful food = This was one of my favorite Mitzvahs in a long time.  The guests were grinning ear to ear as they left this party…. I heard more than once, “WOW.  That was awesome!”  

Swell details captured by the one and only Dominick Jr. Photography. Check out the SILVER MAN brought by Stargazer Productions  and the Flip Books by Nowgetflipped.  Greg Rackley from Maximum Impact  and his dancers kept the dance floor  completely full all evening long.  

Too many others to mention.  Can’t give away all my secrets for finding the best vendors in the OC and LA :) But call me and I'll share!  

Monday, September 20, 2010

Swellegant Events featured on Wedding Channel's Wedding of the Day

Remember our post in July about Megan & Tim?

Well this beautiful couple was featured on Wedding Channel's Wedding of the Day over the weekend. 

Swellegant Events
is honored and excited to have been selected.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Feeding our Souls, Being a Mentor...and Having Fun!

I was honored to be involved with a swell event this past weekend.  I blogged about "Culinary Delicacies of Spain, a Tapas Party" two weeks ago.   Kudos to Valley High School School Inc. program in Santa Ana for breaking the mold in public education.   Because, in my busy days as an Event Planner, I always want to mentor those who are interested in food, events, and happiness.  :)

The fundraiser for High School Inc. was held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Hilton Anaheim.  Chef Messinga, Executive Chef at the Anaheim Hilton, was incredibly generous at every step of the way. With 150 attendees, over $8,000 was raised for our Extreme Kitchen Makeover.
Great for a grassroots effort !

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Valley High School in Santa Ana, is where tenth to twelfth grade students are being trained to enter the workforce and begin a career in the food and customer service industries in Southern California.The teenagers at Valley High inspire me. At your next event, if you happen to see someone who is with me who has very bright eyes, it will be one of the incredible Culinary Arts Students at Valley High, who is shadowing or mentoring me.

 LOVE LOVE LOVE the program and LOVE the kids at Valley High even more!  Have a couple of hours a week?  Come join me...call me at 714)473-9512.

If you would like more information or would like to support the cause, please contact Sharon Gomez at Sgomez@SantaAnaChamber.com or 714-541-5353