ABC OC 2011 Trendsetter Awards

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The Trendsetter Awards dinner on Tuesday was a huge success! Congratulations to all of the finalists, who all submitted such beautiful and inspiring work! The ballroom at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel was really lovely! Take a look at these gorgeous flower arrangements by Flower by Cina. The dinner was incredible in presentation and taste, starting with three cheese ravioli hearts with a butternut squash,  romantic salad and slow braised prime beef short ribs with creamy white corn polenta. With two dessert stations, it was difficult to choose between creme brulee and crepes! After dinner we all danced to Undercover Live Entertainment‘s amazing music!

Every single finalist submitted amazing work for the 2011 Trendsetter Awards. But of course, only one can take home the award in each category. Catherine Joanne Cakes did just that for Best New Food Concept. So Cal Officiant won in the Best New Concept category and Godfather Films took home the award for Best New Memento for their captivating video.

Sharon Gall of Once Upon a Time won a Trendsetter Award for Best Introduction or Finale. Brandi Smith of High Society Wedding and Event Planning won for Best New Decor Under $50,000 for her gorgeous Vibiana wedding. For Best New Decor Over $50,000, LVL Weddings and Events got to take home the award. Best Captured Moment went to Jim Kennedy for his colorful wedding celebration photo and the Member’s Choice Award went to Vanessa Rockafellow of The Waterfront Hilton for her modern and sophisticated design.

A big congratulations to all of the finalists who worked so hard this year and submitted such beautiful work! A big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s ABC OC Trendsetter Awards! And thank you Studio EMP for these beautiful photos!

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A Beautiful Terrenea Wedding


The Terrenea Resort in Palos Verdes is one of the most gorgeous venues I’ve ever had the pleasure of working at. Cassandra and Michael’s wedding was spectacular and included a beautiful sunset and lots of fun. Thank you Michelle Photography for these lovely images!


Cassandra & Mike, Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your special day! I had the best time and LOVE the images we created together! I know you guys have so much JOY awaiting you in your wondering life together! Congratulations!!!


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