Melissa and I attended the Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas. It’s refreshing connecting with wedding businesses across the world and bring home fresh ideas to share with our brides and grooms. The conference was filled with executives from the knot, weddingwire, Martha Stewart. Look for WeddingWire.com to become THE online resource for Brides and Vendors. Our favorite presentation was from Andy Ebon, who had over 1000 in awe with their jaws dropped as he called to attention all the ways wedding vendors have caused “weddings of mass destruction.” It was a hard truth for some and a reminder of our need for attention to the details. Among those we had the chance to hang out with were some of National DJ industry greats like Peter Merry, Drax, Randy Bartlett, Ron Brown, and the Kansas American Disc Jockey Association crew. We can’t wait to share some of the ideas we learned with our brides.
In addition to meeting Vanilla Ice this year at the DJ convention we got a chance to meet nationally recognized Professional DJ trainer Mike Walter from Elite Entertainment in New Jersey. He helped us form the basis for our DJ/MC training program and has his own video available.
We got a chance to hang out with Mike and his girlfriend Kelly as we showed them what California and Paso Robles has to offer… Vino! Cool people, cool accent, cool friends!
Cheers to New Jersey’s Finest
Matt and Sarah chose Robert Hall Winery for their beautiful Paso Robles Wedding. On a warm day, their ceremony was in the cool cellars below with the reception in the grand amphitheater.
Together with our lighting designer they chose our solid color amphitheater lighting package with theater seating lighting. Because we use all linked LED lighting, we were able to change and fade between colors for important moments and event transitions. Call today to schedule an appointment to meet with our full time lighting designer and see all your Robert Hall lighting options. (805) 544-9900.
Here are a few more gorgeous photos of decor lighting at Robert Hall Winery
Here’s a video of some of the decor lighting options available for the caverns:
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Brian and Karen celebrated their wedding at Eagle Castle Winery when most of the county was setting off Fireworks on July 4th. You got to love Brian’s job. He’s an Imagineer for Disney. Meaning he creates all the fun rides at the Disney theme parks. He’s wanted to do it ever since he was a kid. You could say he knows a thing or 2 about lighting. That’s why it was fun for us to bring our new LED up lighting system and gobo projector to his reception. We kept the color of the room a warm amber or “candlelight” color during dinner. Then when Brian and Karen took their first steps toward the dance floor for their first dance, the entire room changed color and took the guests by surprise.We installed pin spot lighting on the cake and then back lit the wall behind it with our lighting. Normally cakes get lost when the lights are dimmed down, but not when it’s pin spotted. The LED pin spot generates no heat, so their is no fear of a hot light melting the cake.
Notice there are really 2 cakes in this picture. The main one that we lit, and the smaller one to the right on top of the barrel with no lighting. Without the correct lighting the cake may look invisible. Whereas the one with lighting can be seen from any point in the room.Happy 4th!
Melissa is putting her wedding dress back on for one night only to support the fight against the SLO County Proposed Events Ordinance. Thank you Down the Isle for the dress. Visit us at the CCWP booth located on Higuera St next to bubble gum alley in SLO from 6pm-9pm. Just look for the girl in the white dress! Event professionals from the entire county will be there alongside concerned citizens. Help us spread the word about the damage this will cause the wedding industry, the tourism community, landowners, and brides wanting that dream rustic wedding. Don’t forget to wear a red shirt, bring $10 to buy one of our “Seeing Red” shirts, or join Melissa by wearing your wedding dress again! It’s a serious issue, but it’s never been more fun to spread the word. Join us tonight at 6pm and bring a smile.
UPDATE ** We spoke with KSBY and they may be covering the story **
President, Central Coast Wedding Professionals
Volunteers from CCWP help spread the message about the devastation that the proposed “Event’s Ordinance” would cause the San Luis Obispo County every Thursday at Farmer’s Market in downton SLO. Our numbers are increasing every week as more and more people learn the truth. Most of the locals we spoke with were shocked and stunned to hear that this ordinance was even being considered.This ordinance effectively bans most weddings from Ag Zoned lands, destroys local jobs, and decreases tourism to our County. If this passes, local businesses will be seeing red because of lost income from wedding business and lost jobs. The County will be seeing red from lost tourism and taxes. And the engaged women who dreamed of getting married at these many beautiful outdoor venues will be red with anger when all of their wedding locations disappear with the stroke of a pen by the county planning commission.We invite everyone to come out and join us next Thursday from 6pm-9pm in front of Bubble Gum Alley on Higuera St in down Town SLO to show their support and help spread the message. Bring a friend and wear red. If our voice gets loud enough, we can stop this ordinance together. Join us and help make a difference!“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
Visit www.eventsordinance.com for more details
Beau KramerPresident, Central Coast Wedding Professionals
The San Luis Obispo County supervisors is considering passing a proposal that would limit Wedding Receptions to 50 guests or less when held at an “Ag-Zoned” property. With the average Central Coast Wedding having a guest count of 125, passing of this proposal would realistically eliminate about 95% of the weddings on these properties.
Some of the most beautiful rustic properties and barns would no longer be available for our brides to have their dream weddings at. Our brides lose, the property owners lose, the wedding industry loses, the county loses millions in tourism dollars from out of town guests, and our local government loses sale tax dollars. Help us stop this devastating ordinance put together by a few wealthy landowners who had a few isolated problems with one venue.
-Join us at the CCWP booth every Thursday evening at the San Luis Farmer’s market, sign our petition, and help spread the word.
-Join us and the hundreds of outraged people who will be storming the July 30th Planning Commission meeting at 9am. CCWP will be distributing their red shirts at the door for us all to wear.
Visit the Coalition of Affected business owners here for more information.
We are helping to put on the Central Coast Kids Talent Show benefiting the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program. There are 2 age groups; kids 4-12 and teens 13-17. Auditions are starting July 30th at SLO Farmer’s market. Finals are August 21st at Holland Ranch. A big thank you to our Kramer Entertainment team members, Shane Wright and Melissa Kramer who are donating their time for this worthy cause.
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We just got pictures back from the Mike Larson Photography Team from a wedding we did together at Meridian Winery in Paso Robles. We got a chance to try out our new high powered LED up lighting. What makes it so different is that they can change to any color instantly or through a slow fade. We worked with wedding coordinator Laura Robertson from TOS events to install landscape lighting outside to help illuminate the walkway and define the outdoor space.
When it came time for the first dance, as Pat and Carrie stepped onto the dance floor, the entire room slowly changed color to red, with fucia accents on the 2 pillars. When the first note hit our sparkle lights came on lightly swept their dance floor. It was a great romantic evening.