This month’s San Diego ABC meeting was held at the bay front oasis that is the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in Mission Bay. With its lush surroundings, beautiful décor, and water’s edge location, the Hilton San Diego Resort is the ideal backdrop for a dream wedding or any other special event.

January’s meeting kicked off with an hour of industry networking on the picturesque outdoor Koi Pond, followed by a three-course lunch in the elegant Terrazza Ballroom. Attendees listened to the lovely melodies from our talented DJ/MC, Earl Henry Sr. of My DJs, and also enjoyed the dazzling and delicious cupcakes provided by Hey There, Cupcake. Every part of the event was captured by the talented One Love Photography, including the beautiful centerpieces created by Flowers Forever.

During the meeting, introductions for the 2011 San Diego ABC Board Members were conducted by our Consultant Co-Director, Sabrina Cadini.

The best professionals in the wedding industry were also announced at the 2011 Excellence Awards Ceremony. The three highly regarded industry judges were Paul Barnett of Barnett Photographics, Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings, and Kymm and Andy Salmonsen of NRG Band.

The winners of the 2011 Excellence Awards are:

Best New Trend – Marc Lehman of Ashley Video for the iDOcam

Novice of the Year – Gina Hundley of San Diego Weddings by Gina

Vendor of the year – Jeanette Bagcus of Chairish the Moment

ABC Rock Star – Spencer Bezy of Mobile Music Plus

Congraulations to all the winners!

See more pictures about the meeting HERE.