Be rewarded for your ideas and creativity and set a new trend in stationery, photography, floral design and more at the 2014 Excellence Award Ceremony! You will finally be able to showcase your marvelous work in front of your peers in the wedding industry. Your entry will be judged by a panel of experts who will look for something fresh and creative, and the winner for each category will be announced at the March meeting.

The hosting venue is The Thursday Club, built in 1927 in Spanish architectural style. Inside the clubhouse you’ll find original, beautifully maintained hardwood flooring, French doors, stained glass windows, and historic details in the chandeliers, crown moldings and finishes. Outside a wonderland of pristine gardens with a flowing fountain, green arbors, trellises, winding paths, and breathtaking ocean views. The 2,576 square foot ballroom comfortably accommodates up to 175 guests for a seated dinner service or up to 350 guests for a non-seated event. The 350 square foot stage is a perfect spot for your DJ or band to perform.

Categories:

1.  Best New Trend – Sponsored by: ARTISTIC WEDDING CAKES BY THE GROVE
A product or service that shows creativity and originality such as a theme, a favor, entertainment, a dish presentation, anything that wowed guests for being something new or different and that future couples will want to incorporate in their own celebration

2. Best Event Design – Sponsored by: BRIDAL BAZAAR
Florists, wedding planners and designers, cake artists, stationers and more are invited to submit their recent work that includes exceptional design (a tablescape, a bouquet, a dessert station, etc.)

3. Best Wedding Detail or Memory – Sponsored by: ROCKIN’ JAZZ BIG BAND
Entries include save-the-dates (these could be a video or a card), invitations, wedding websites, grand entrances, songs with personalized lyrics and everything that served as an introduction of the couple favors, a unique signature drink, guest book ideas, gifts, and more

4. Venue of the Year – Sponsored by: ENTERTAINMENT AT LARGE
You will be required to write an essay that explains why your location should be the winner of this award. Pictures from one of your 2013 weddings will be a great way to complement your essay.

5. Vendor of the Year – Sponsored by: SAN DIEGO STYLE WEDDINGS
You will be required to write an essay that explains why you should be the winner of this award. Pictures from one of your 2013 weddings will be a great way to complement your essay

6. Consultant of the Year – Sponsored by: SENSATIONAL TREATS
You will be required to write an essay that explains why you should be the winner of this award. Pictures from one of your 2013 weddings will be a great way to complement your essay

7. ABC Excellence Leader – Sponsored by: IMAGINATION ENTERTAINMENT
Please nominate the ABC Member who has been an invaluable contributor and leader in the industry. Include in your nomination things such as community and/or industry service, sponsorship and donations as well as any mentorship, specific projects or accomplishments that motivate and inspire those around them.

8. ABC Rockstar – Sponsored by: SAN DIEGO STYLE WEDDINGS
Who is your favorite ABC member? What makes this member a Rockstar? Do you admire her/his style or do you think her/his products/services deserve recognition? Let us know!

Our 2014 Excellence Judges:

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Jennifer Cole, Jennifer Cole Florals – Jennifer is one of the most sought-after floral designers in Southern California. She has been designing beautiful weddings for over 17 years, making clients happy with a creative and elegant vision for their event needs.

 

 

 

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Lisa Lippe, Details Defined – Lisa began Details Defined, one of the top San Diego event consulting teams over twelve years ago with an emphasis on hospitality and attention to detail. She has a genuine dedication to her clients, and to creating events that are beyond expectations. With a background in journalism, she enjoys telling your wedding story through an expertly executed ceremony and celebration. She also loves crafting world-class corporate events and private functions.

 

CaryPennington_WebCary Pennington, Cary Pennington Photography – San Diego wedding photographer, Cary Pennington is known for his picturesque style and breathtaking images. He specializes in capturing elegant and romantic moments, in addition to fun candid shots and amazing details. He has established his name as one of San Diego’s ! finest wedding photographers, with many of his images being published in Bride & Bloom magazine, The Knot, Exquisite Wedding, San Diego Style Weddings and Ceremony Magazine.

 

 

 

Complete the submission form HERE and remember to attach pictures of your work! Good luck!

March 18 – Agenda:
5:30pm – Registration and Networking
6:30-8:30pm – Awards ceremony and dinner service

The Thursday Club
1224 Santa Barbara Street
San Diego, CA 92106