We had the pleasure of working with Alex Rembac of Sterling Engagements last year on a beautiful winter wedding for our clients Tracy and Kramer. Following the wedding, I (Steve) followed up with Alex and asked if she had any ideas how we could widen our client base. When she suggested doing a tasting for event planners, I didn’t realize that she would orchestrate a comprehensive extravaganza, leveraging her network of industry partners and bring together a full scale presentation of event services, coordinated to the last detail, facilitating a backdrop for our food and service beyond any we could have imagined. I don’t think the event planners realized that we were hi-jacking the better part of their Tuesday and serving them ten courses, three craft cocktails and wine, and calling it “lunch.”
While the word “audit” conjures images of auditions and the word “audition”, conjures images of American Idol hopefuls queued up around the rose bowl—our “edible auditing” with some of California’s top event planners was one of the more enjoyable events we’ve served. The opportunity to serve people who share our passion for facilitating memories heightened the excitement in the room—and we all left with a renewed inspiration for our industry.
A massive thank you to Shawna Yamomoto Event Design for a floral program that was epic; Prim and Prixie for invites and menus that blew us away; Designer Specialty Linen for custom made linens for the event; Vibiana for providing us with a staggering host venue; Roger Espinoza with live classical guitar; Maureen Harkness of Classic Party Rentals for a killer rental portfolio; OCAVS for A/ V Support; Beverly Hills Valet; to MStetson Design for a graphic design and branding program that keeps us coming back for more; and, as always, to Ryan Garvin Photography for capturing images that make us want to e-blast photo links to the world. As for Alex Rembac of Sterling Engagements, we don’t really know what to say to accurately articulate our gratitude. So, we’ll just keep saying it over and over… for years to come.
Thanks everyone… here’s to a great next season of memorable events.
Thank you, as well, to Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings for featuring the event on her blog.