Flower Duet co-hosted a wedding industry event on May 13, 2014 at Terranea Resort. We had a grand time at our #beaweddinghero champagne brunch and training sessions for over 100 wedding & event planners and wedding vendors.
We want to extend our special thanks to our wonderful Terranea-based event vendor group with whom we love sharing ideas each month. Read on to learn about our vendor partners and what they did for this wonderful event.
First on the agenda was for everyone to enjoy a relaxing round of networking on the Catalina Terrace under sunny skies overlooking a clear view of its island namesake. After enjoying fabulous parfaits, kabobs made of bacon, fresh fruit and french toast, make your own Pavlovas (by MadebyMeg) and more savory and sweet food, we directed the group for a whirlwind round of six sessions to fix common problems that come up during weddings.
Be A Wedding Hero Lessons
Casey Schwartz and Kit Wertz of Flower Duet taught their groups how to create an emergency boutonnière for when an usher or groomsman needs a replacement on-the-fly. Casey showed the group step-by-step how to create a boutonnière from scratch, while Kit showed everyone our method for how to pin flowers on a lapel so they stays put! Meg Hall of Made by Meg Catering taught her groups how to fix a damaged wedding cake. Miki & Sonja of Miki & Sonja Photography and Brian Perry of Perryfield Films teamed up to show wedding vendors how to take a viral-worthy Instagram photo or video.
Ida Gardner of Ida Gardner Events demonstrated how to tie a bow tie (the real kind!). KC Campbell of VOX Djs went through the list of essential dos and dont’s to achieve the perfect wedding toast. The team of Design Visage Hair & Makeup showed guests how to repair a false eyelash on the big day. Chanda Alicante of PAPER CREW provided all the beautifully made invitations and signage for the event.
Terranea Catalina Terrace Set Up
Be A Wedding Hero attendees gather at the six hero stations to learn how to fix a wedding cake, how to create a boutonniere, how to give a great wedding toast, how to tie a bow tie, how to fix a false eyelash and how to take viral worthy Instagram photos and videos.
Thanks to all our top-notch wedding and event vendor partners!
Leslie McCammon, Senior Catering Manager and Jennifer Hyman, Senior Catering Sales Manager — Terranea Resort who sponsored and organized the brunch and beautiful setting for our event. Special thanks to their team for helping with all the RSVPs.
Meg Hall — Made by Meg LLC: A Catering Company — Created a Make Your Own Pavlova station with berries fresh from the Farmers’ Market for brunch in addition to the “How To Fix a Damaged Wedding Cake” lesson.
Caren Lazarus — Design Visage — Whose team did our hair and makeup before the event and then went on to demonstrate how to fix a false eyelash.
Ida Gardner — Ida Gardner Events — Who helped plan and set up the entire event and then taught our guests how to tie a bow tie.
KC Campbell of VOX DJs — Served as greeter, provided the music, DJ and then taught everyone the essentials of a perfect wedding toast.
Casey Schwartz & Kit Wertz of Flower Duet — Provided all the flowers for the event, showed their groups how to create their own boutonnière and how to pin it properly to the groom so it stays put throughout pictures and ceremonies!
Miki & Sonja Rakicevic — Miki & Sonja Photography — Who took photos of our event while also teaching everyone the best Instagram photos to take and post on your wall and co-sponsored the contest for the best Instagram photo of our event.
Brian Perry — Perryfield Films — Who filmed the event, taught the lesson on how to shoot a great Instagram video and co-sponsored the contest for the best Instagram video from our Be a Wedding Hero event.
Chanda Alicante of PAPER CREW — Created the fabulous paper invitations that were mailed to our guests, the name tags and all the beautiful signs at our Be a Wedding Hero event.
We’d all like to offer a very special thanks to ModMix Studio for the amazing gold and navy donated linens. They matched our color theme for the event perfectly!
And thanks to Design Visage for my beautiful hair-do for this event!