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February 2017 Dinner Meeting at Estancia La Jolla “High End Weddings”

February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

High End Weddings with Kevin Covey

“You’re almost there but not quite”

This topic analyzes the many questions that you might be asking yourself right now. We all do amazing work, however when you step back and look at your performance, your décor, your cake, the lighting and everything in between there is always improvement. How well do you  communicate with your clients? Did you actually make money or did you under charge to get the job? Do you wonder why you didn’t get that specific job that you really wanted and why your competition did? If you are in a stump right now you  and want to know how to get to the next step, and how one  achieves greatness in our industry then come on board. Kevin will take you on a ride showcasing how we all can be trendsetters, look beyond the regular wedding and in 2017 use our individuality to get on track.

About The Presenter

In 1999, Kevin Covey capitalized on his passion for weddings and entertaining by opening California-based Kevin Covey Wedding & Event Coordination. Kevin has starred in the reality television show “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?” that aired on the Style Network from 2003 to 2010. On this show he was filmed planning everything from budget-savvy weddings to over the top affairs. In 2005 Kevin was the host and planner on Style Network Special “Wedding Altered” where Kevin acted as the guiding light for his couple’s family members who were in charge with the planning and execution of the big day. Kevin has also starred in the 2006 Series “Married Away” showcasing Kevin’s talents planning destination weddings. Kevin and his weddings were also highlighted in Season 1 and 3 of in the popular original series “Platinum Weddings” on Women’s Entertainment Network which captured the drama and decadence of planning a wedding on an extraordinary budget. In addition, he has been showcased on other shows such as TLC’s “Wedding Story”, “Amazing Wedding Cakes” and “The Big Idea With Donnie Deutch.”

Kevin Covey also partnered with the beverage brand Kahlua and Gourmet Magazine as their national spokesperson in 2008.  He toured various Macy’s Stores as a host giving tips of the trade on how to throw an unforgettable soirées.  

Learn more at http://kevinsparties.com/

Professional Development – “Time & Mind Management”

The Professional Development session will be held from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

A new year is ahead and we are here to help you make the most of your precious time that we all seem to have so little of these busy days. Bethel Nathan & Deborah Young will give you expert tips to manage your time and your mind so you can sail through 2017 less stressed and more efficient and focused in your life.

Bethel says, “Let’s talk about time management and productivity and efficiency! We will share some tips, tricks, and methods for approaching time and your work – plus, apps, yeah, there’s probably an app or two for that too.”

Deborah Young will bring you a renewed sense of calm to your life by helping your mind and spirit create, relax, and invent your life. In our session, you will learn how to calm, your mind, redirect your anxious thoughts as well as enjoy a relaxing visualization.

About the Speakers

Bethel Nathan is a San Diego-based wedding officiant and small business coach and speaker. She launched Ceremonies by Bethel in 2009 and in just six short years, Bethel went from a brand-new business to having done over 650 weddings and selling out each year for the past three years, as well as winning key industry awards for every year since her launch. Bethel has been an member of the San Diego ABC since 2009 and an active board member on two since early 2015.

Combining her background working for both large corporations and small companies, along with her passion and skillset, and strong support for marriage equality, Bethel found the right way to build a successful and award-winning business that fit her. And she now enjoys helping others across the country to do the same as a business coach and speaker – Learn more at Elevate by Bethel.

Bethel lives in San Diego with her husband, Jason, and they enjoy traveling and scuba diving in exotic places whenever possible.

Deborah Young
will bring you a renewed sense of calm to your life by helping your mind and spirit create, relax, and invent your life. In our session, you will learn how to calm, your mind, redirect your anxious thoughts as well as enjoy a relaxing visualization.

Deborah Young is known to ABC as a wedding officiant of 25 years. She is an ABC Board Member as Professional Development Chair and has been a member for 10 years. She delights in helping people live a more fulfilled life as a spiritual counselor and coach, Certified Master Hypnotherapist and Inspirational Speaker. She has taught over a thousand classes on Spiritual & Intuitive Development and produces customized inspirational meditations.

Event Details

  • Start Time: 4:30pm – Professional Development, 5:30pm – Main Event Registration & Cocktails, 6:30pm – Dinner & Formal Program
  • End Time: 8:30pm
  • Serving: Dinner
  • RSVP By: Friday, February 17th @ 5pm 
  • Parking: TBD

About The Venue

The Perfect Place To Say “I Do”. Nestled in the heart of Torrey Pines and sprawling across ten acres of award-winning gardens and Spanish-style architecture is Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, one of San Diego’s top wedding venues, celebrated for its personalized service and unparalleled beauty. Brilliant bougainvillea and olive trees, winding pathways, and water fountains set an enchanting stage for romantic outdoor wedding ceremonies. Inside, elegant ballrooms and world-class resort accommodations are designed to host the most memorable of celebrations as Estancia staff attend to every last thoughtful detail.

Online Registration

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February 21, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


San Diego ABC


Estancia La Jolla Hotel + Spa
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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