It’s wedding faire time once again. Meet all your wedding professionals in one location and get ideas. Many vendors will also be offering show specials for that one day only. Stop by our Kramer Entertainment booth and say hi to Melissa, Perry, and I. Visit www.centralcoastbride.com for more info and to pre-register
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Noon to 4:00 pm
The Central Coast Wedding Professionals held their second annual Autumn Wedding Faire last Sunday at the Pavilion on the Lake in Atascadero. Brides had a great chance to meet great vendors as the CCWP faires are the only wedding faires on the Central Coast where vendors have to qualify to participate. And you could easily tell by the amazing booths that were there. This faire also had a V.I.B. or Very Important Bride room, for those that preregistered (See pictures below). We are looking forward to the next Faire on Sunday January 31st at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo.
Imagine spending all that time planning your wedding. Imagine your cocktail hour coming to an end and all your guests are starting to head over to the reception. Just then, the power goes out all over town. You’ve got a dark room, no music, and guests ready to come in and eat dinner. Not what you were expecting.
In 13yrs of business we’ve never faced this situation until Friday September 18 at Cambria Pines Lodge, when, because of a car accident several miles away, the power went out for 2hrs. With the room only lit by a few decorative candles, everybody wondered what would happen.
It turns out, we had a special power generator that allowed us just enough power to power our DJ system. Also, because our new LED lights have extremely low power draw, we had enough power to power one light that we shined in the center of the ceiling allowing everyone to see. The night turned out to be an incredible party and later the lights finally came back on. The next day we purchased one of the power generators for each DJ system that our DJs use. No power, no problem.
While the whole town was without power, we were dancing
Thanks to Patrice for making everything go off without a hitch, even without power. Also thanks to the Cambria Pines staff who, armed with flashlights, presented an incredible meal on time. I still don’t know how they did it so smoothly. Thanks for helping to making Megan and Brent’s wedding everything they’ve always wanted, with or without power.
Jennifer and Scott held their wedding at Meridian Winery in Paso Robles last Saturday. Thanks to superstar coordinator Laura Robertson from TOS Events and Corinne from Panacea Event Floral Design, the place looked amazing. The use of Fabric above the dancefloor helped to create a sub-roof effect over the event. We loved bringing our Kramer Entertainment garden string lighting and amber up lighting as it allowed us to turn off the standard fluorescent lighting and create a softer and warmer feel. They decided not to do a cake, but instead had the dessert bar that is becoming more popular. It was filled with sweets and cupcakes that we pin spotted for added effect.
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!
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:
For information on your lighting options for your Robert Hall event, visit our website
Melissa and Beau help draw attention at Farmer's Market
We were recently interviewed for an article about the proposed County Events Ordinance by the New Times.See the full article by clicking here.Thanks to Melissa Fitzpatrick for the pic of Melissa in her wedding dress from last Thursday’s Farmer’s market. And thanks to Down the Aisle for the dress.
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.
before, with house lights on
After, with our pinspot and colored backlight.
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.
Melissa puts her dress back on to help save Ag Land Weddings
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 **