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!