What an amazing Gala event! It was truly a who’s who of the Wedding Industry as we rolled out the “blue” carpet – see the pictures here! Many of the local past presidents and directors were in attendance including Founding President Martha Cook. 25 years ago these women joined efforts to form the local ABC group that we love today.

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Thank you to Marcy Melley of the The Prado  for rolling out the red carpet for us, and as as usual, with a world class dinner menu. Other VIPs in attendance were ABC National Office President & CEO – David Wood and ABC State Director for California, Nevada, and Hawaii – John Goolsby.

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We pulled out all the stops for this event with an incredible entertainment line-up courtesy of Imagination Entertainment. The Euphoria Brass Band paraded guests from the Casa del Rey Moro Gardens Terrace to the Ballroom to kick off the night.

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Tribute to the Jersey Boys took the stage just before dinner and Stephen Fishwick wowed guests with his amazing Flamenco Painting as he completed it in just over 4 minutes.

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The evening’s guest speaker, Steve Kemble, has a long list of TV, Radio and Event credits and is known for his sassy, tell it like it is style. Steve was dynamic and interesting as he captured the room with his presentation that spanned everything from upcoming trends to recent events and lessons learned along the way.

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Thanks to current member/Gold Sponsor Emilio Azevedo, of Emilio Azevedo Wedding Photography, for providing the beautiful photos of this gala event!

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ABC San Diego’s 25th Anniversary Gala Photo Gallery

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