Flower Duet Co-Hosts Be A Wedding Hero at Terranea Resort – May 13, 2014

Brunch on Catalina Terrace

Everyone enjoys a delicious brunch on Catalina Terrace at Terranea for our Be A Wedding Hero Event.


A Flower Duet Sphere in Navy Blue with White Gerberas as one of the centerpieces for Be A wedding Hero.

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.

Be a Wedding Hero Flowers by Flower Duet

Flower Duet co-hosted a wedding industry event at Terranea Resort on May 13 for over 100 wedding professionals.

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.

Terranea Be A wedding Hero

Chanda Alicante and teammate of PaperCrew (far left) and KC Campbell of VOX Djs, greet guests at Be A Wedding Hero at Terranea.

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

Catalina Terraces before Be A Wedding Hero.

Before everyone arrives…tables set at Terranea for Be a Wedding Hero!

Terranea Resort

It was a gorgeous day in Rancho Palos Verdes for Be a Wedding Hero on Catalina Terrace at Terranea.

Be a Wedding Hero Brunch

Everyone enjoying the wonderful food and networking portion of our event.

Flower Duet's Be a Wedding Hero

Flower Duet’s Be a Wedding Hero Table setup for each group. We had roses for everyone to create his or her own boutonnière in our hands-on demonstration.

Catalina Ballroom Be a Wedding Hero Event

Attendees gather around the six Hero stations we all created in the Catalina Ballroom Be a Wedding Hero Event.

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

Meg Hall demonstrates to attendees how to fix a damaged wedding cake.

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.

Design Visage makeup

Design Visage team shows how to fix a false eyelash.

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 (far right in black dress) demonstrates how to tie a bow tie at Be A Wedding Hero.

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 Vox DJs

KC Campbell of VOX DJs gets the crowd motivated to create a great wedding toast.

KC Campbell of VOX DJs – Served as greeter, provided the music, DJ and then taught everyone the essentials of a perfect wedding toast.

Flower Duet how to create a boutonniere

Casey Schwartz of Flower Duet shows wedding vendors how to create their own boutonnières in case of emergency.

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!

Instagram how to by Miki & Sonja Photography

Sonja of Miki & Sonja Photography talks about how to take a great Instagram photo and the dos and don’ts of good viral-worthy photos.

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.

Kit Wertz of Flower Duet

Kit Wertz shows off her hairstyle by Design Visage for the Be a Wedding Hero 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!

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