Member News – January 2022

Member News – January 2022

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you’ll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ is featured in a roundup of experts for Brides’ article ‘How to Plan the Perfect Beach Proposal.’

Leah Weinberg of Color Pop Events provides the solution to ‘No Wedding Party, No Problem’ on So This Is Love. Leah also gives advice to The Knot on ‘25 Brunch Wedding Reception Ideas Early Risers Will Love’ and ‘Why Wedding Planning is So Stressful — and How to Reduce it for Clients’ on Special Events

Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media addresses ‘Advertising in 2022 – Here’s What You Need for Success in the New Year’ on Catersource and ‘What the COVID Omicron Variant Might Mean for Your Wedding’ on WeddingWire

Jennifer Taylor of Jen Taylor Consulting gives Rising Tide Society ‘How to Conduct a Year-End Retrospective for Your Business in their The Ultimate Guide. 

Margaux Fraise of Harmony Creative Studio makes a print appearance on Catering, Foodservice & Events on ‘Saying I Do With Big To Dos.’ 

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting rounds up experts for her articles, ‘Deciding on Your Engagement Length During the Wedding Boom’ on Elizabeth Anne Designs and ‘Guest Experience Ideas To Wow Everyone In Attendance’ on WeddingChicks.  She also makes an appearance on The Biz Birthday Bash Podcast to chat ‘How To Get Published On A Wedding Blog’ and shares the ‘What Pandemic Shifts are Here to Stay in the Wedding Industry?’ on Special Events 

Dilushka Wanigatunga has been hired as Vice President of Operations for Beets Hospitality Group (which manages Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery and the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard).  Dilushka has prior experience in the luxury hospitality space within the hotel industry and more recently as the managing director for a Sonoma winery.

“DJ Will Gill, Los Angeles Wedding DJ and Emcee, was named Forbes Next 1000 of 2021. He joins the ranks of American entrepreneurs whose innovation during the pandemic redefined what it means to run a business today.”

Renée Dalo of Moxie Bright Events shared her insight on Special Events on how to ‘Turn Competition Into Collaboration.’

Rock Paper Coin enjoyed a recent guest article on How to Enhance Your Photo Client Experience Online with RangeFinder, in addition to sharing their 2022 Positive Predictions for Special Events Magazine. Co-Founder Elizabeth Sheils also sat down with The Confetti Hour to share her take on- ‘Turning Dreams into Reality: The Keys to Bringing Your Ideas to Life.’

Friar Tux is excited to kick off 2022 with the 10th edition of The Stylist MagazineFrom style inspiration to helpful tips this is one amazing planning guide and a must-read for engaged couples and industry professionals. Grab your cozy winter blanket and get ready for this Warm Romance at the Ebell Los Angeles feature in Magnolia Rouge with Friar Tux’s Rose Pink Notch Lapel Suit. With the wedding inspiration filled with warm yellows and romantic pinks, this suit pairs perfectly with the setting! Next, pop on over to B. Loved Luxe & Lovely Blog to see a gorgeous wedding design at the Christmas House Inn & Gardens that mixes Southern charm and California fun with Friar Tux’s Slate Blue Suit. Next, see this magnificent autumn-inspired piece in Style Me Pretty – when the fabulous planning and design mind of Bowties & Bouquets pairs up with Friar Tux’s chic tuxedos you know it’s going to be good! The way the Black Notch Lapel Performance Tuxedo by Michael Kors pops against the colors of the backdrop is magical, plus a cropped pant leg is a chef’s kiss!

Chef Marty D & Dawn Deardorf of Aurora Catering are looking forward to the changes for catering that are coming about in 2022.  For the first time in months, they are booking events at one of their favorite venues, the David Brower Center in Berkeley, and are pleased to be on the preferred vendor list at The Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina working with Maggie Panontin-Young!  They are looking forward to catering many events at both locations in person after a long absence.  Happy New Year everyone!