3999 Mission Boulevard – San Diego, CA 92109

Surround yourself with spectacular sunsets, white sandy beaches, and the sights and sounds of nature – all in one place. A beautiful bayside overlooking the sparkling waters of Mission Bay, exceptional cuisine, secluded tropical gardens, two sternwheelers, and friendly personalized service – The Catamaran resort has your paradise waiting.

Our Second Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony was a huge success! We reognized our members for their outstanding job in wedding planning, design, trends and products.

Our 2012 Excellence Judges are veterans of the event and wedding industry:
* Angie Kemp – Director of Event Sales, San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park
* Jim Lennox – VP Sales and Marketing, Pacific Event Productions
* Tim Otto – Owner and Lead Photographer, Tim Otto Photography

A huge thank you to our Category Sponsors:
Best New Trend – Sponsored by: ASHLEY WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY
Best Design – Sponsored by: CASHWEDDINGGIFT.COM
Best Announcement – Sponsored by: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS
Best Memory – Sponsored by: EPOD PHOTO BOOTH
Novice of the Year – Sponsored by: JEWELL ENTERTAINMENT
Vendor of The Year – Sponsored by: THE KNOT
Consultant of the Year – Sponsored by: BACKDROPS BEAUTIFUL
ABC Rockstar – Sponsored by: kool. PARTY RENTALS

2012 Excellence Awards Winners:
Best New Trend – Peyton Vincent, Pixel Perfect by Classy Event Group
Best Design – Neil Torr, ePod Photo Booth
Best Announcement – Gina Hundley, San Diego Weddings by Gina
Best Memory – Emilio Azevedo, Emilio Azevedo Photography
Novice of the Year – Alicia Thorne, YOUnique Weddings
Vendor of the Year – Bethel Nathan, Ceremonies by Bethel
Consultant of the Year – Sabrina Cadini, La Dolce Idea
ABC Rockstar – Jason Taylor, Taylor Films

Thank you to our generous event sponsors:
Venue – Amber Kelly and Tracey Amernick, The Catamaran Resort
Bakery – Lynn Lawrie, Edelweiss Bakery
DJ – Matt Phipps, Choice Entertainment
Flowers – Kim Werdenberg, Indulge Flowers
Linens – Laura Herrera, Tavola Events
Programs – Rachel Baker, Rock Paper Scissors Design
Photography – Dennis Way, ABI Photo

Best New Trend- Peyton Vincent, Pixel Perfect by Classy Event Group

Best Design - Neil Torr, ePod Photo Booth

Best Announcement - Gina Hundley, San Diego Weddings by Gina

Best Memory - Emilio Azevedo, Emilio Azevedo Photography

Novice of the Year - Alicia Thorne

Vendor of the Year - Bethel Nathan, Ceremonies by Bethel

Consultant of the Year - Sabrina Cadini, La Dolce Idea

ABC Rockstar - Jason Taylor, Taylor Films (Mike Hogan accepting the award for Jason)