Monday, June 6, 2011

Engage!11 The Grand Del Mar

Once or twice a year I have the privilege of attending the Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits. This May it was hosted at The Grand Del Mar in Sand Diego. The summit is organized by the wedding industry marketing consultants at Engaging Concept, who are somehow miraculously making each event even better and grander than the last. Here are a couple of photos from the conference....

David Beahm giving us a peak into his Zen wisdom and creativity!

The "so-gorgeous-it-looks-like-a-photo-shoot" welcome party, complete with a unique Sand Diego musical group that played the "earth harp" with Sylvia Weinstock.
The General Session - (aka The Main Event) hosted speakers like Carley Roney, Mindy Weiss, Monique L'huillier, Todd Fiscus, Marcy Blum, Cindy Novotny and the brilliant Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts (picture below)
This photo is from a lunch hosted by the cake diva (and the person who made my wedding cake!) Sylvia Weinstock. This tent was like nothing I've ever seen with embroidered trim detail, stunning chandeliers, and ghost chairs (swoon)! ... just further demonstrating the level of talent at the conference.
Photos 1-7 by the ultra talented:Jessica Claire

The stunning Diann Valentine, celebrity event planner to stars like Toni Braxton and Shawn Stockman, is indescribable! If I could mix the word "swagger" and "grace", that would be HER word!

This photo was of the Gala put together by the FABULOUS Mindy Weiss, THE celebrity event planner of LA (who is the planners for my favorite celebrity: Jessica Simpson! .... the first and the second wedding, that's how good she is!). Attending one of her parties is like attending the Oscars, unforgettable and totally glamorous!
photos 8 & 9 by the SUPER Mel & Co. !!

More to come on all the ways the conference inspired our business. Too much gratitude and love to fit in one blog post!

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