Winners & Event Pictures

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Winners of the 2015 ABC’s Excellence Awards were announced and awarded at the March dinner meeting which was held at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley on 03/17/15. The atmosphere was festive and everyone had a great time networking, connecting and meeting new industry professionals.

The room looked stunning as ever thanks to the rentals/linens provided by Platinum Event Rentals, the florals provided by Flowers Forever and the lighting provided by Dennis Jones, The Creative Music DJ. It was St. Patty’s day so there was alot of Green and DJ Dennis appropriately mixed in “Irish Themed” music. The food was delightful, and we enjoyed Sweets and Treats provided by both Artistic Wedding Cakes by the Grove and Sensational Treats. Pastiche Custom Perfume highlighted her unique perfume service. Emilio Azevedo Photography was there to capture all of the best moments of the night.

Congrats to the Winners

The evening was highlighted by the presentation of the Award Winners. Winners were chosen for their ideas and creativity in stationery, photography, floral design and more at the 2015 Excellence Award Ceremony! Entries were judged by a panel of experts, and the winner for each category was announced at the dinner reception.

 
 

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Best New Trend

WINNER: Jeanette Bagcus of Jeanette Bagcus Events!

A product or service that showed 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.

Best Event Design

WINNER: Amy June of Amy June Weddings & Events!

Florists, wedding planners and designers, cake artists, stationers and more were invited to submit their recent work that included exceptional design (a tablescape, a bouquet, a dessert station, etc.)

Best Wedding Detail Or Memory

WINNER: Brandon Murphy of Russell John Films!

Entries included 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.

Venue Of The Year

WINNER: Patti Betts of the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park!

Entrants were required to write an essay that explained why their location should be the winner of this award. Pictures from one of their 2014 weddings complemented the essay.

Vendor Of The Year

WINNER: Bethel Nathan of Ceremonies by Bethel!

Entrants were required to write an essay that explained why they should be the winner of this award. Pictures from one of their 2014 weddings complemented the essay.

Consultant Of The Year

WINNER: Catherine Poole of Red Emerald Events!

Entrants were required to write an essay that explained why they should be the winner of this award. Pictures from one of their 2014 weddings complemented the essay.

ABC Excellence Leader

WINNER: Kristi Bryant of Hornblower Cruises & Events!

Members nominated a fellow ABC Member who has been an invaluable contributor and leader in the industry. Included in their nominations were things such as community and/or industry service, sponsorship and donations as well as any mentorship, specific projects or accomplishments that motivated and inspired those around them.

ABC Rockstar

WINNER: Peggy Jewell of Innovative Entertainment!

Members were asked, 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!

Excellence Awards Pictures

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April Luncheon Meeting

We look forward to April’s meeting on 04/21/15 at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, which will include a Professional Development session. Registration is already open!

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