Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Corona Regional Medical Center Volunteer Luncheon 10-22-2008

The Corona Regional Medical Center Volunteer luncheon was held on the campus in the Conference Center. I was invited to play for a bit, then join in on the luncheon. They treat their volunteers very well. This luncheon is one of several special events that are held in honor of the ladies, gentlemen and students who offer their time to the hospital.

Doubletree Hotel and Spa Claremont 10-20-2008

This was another Bridal Open House for potential couples. Vendors have a chance to chat with the brides and I was located right next to the wine booth. Fun!

This venue goes all out, offering delicious food, appetizing wine coolers yummy desserts. All help bring on a festive atmosphere. A delightful time was had by all in attendance.

Amada Plaza 10-18-2008

Te Amada Plaza offers many unique items to the couple searching for something a little different. A lovely indoor atrium complete with pond, gorgeous setting and surprise opening of the roof as the bride enters makes this a special venue, indeed.

This wedding was a reception only, but the room was gorgeous. I played out in the foyer, prior to the dinner.

Hacienda Bridal Open House 10-18-2008

The Hacienda, located in Santa Ana is a sister venue to both Tivoli Terrace and Tivoli, Too, in Laguna Beach. A historic ranch estate built in 1901, this location becomes more lovely each time I visit. They even boast a gorgeous new garden chapel where I was proudly placed. This lovely new area, the luscious indoor Taos Room and the original garden setting offer three ceremony sites all within one venue!

The staff is professional the food, fantastic. This well kept secret, located in the heart of the city, is open for Sunday Brunch as well as lunch and dinner.

Esmerelda Resort & Spa Indian Wells 10-11-2008

The Esmeralda Resort and Spa is one of the jewels of the Coachella Valley that really stands out above most others.
Their logo is "An Oasis of Modern Luxury" and this is really the case. The weather was perfect, the venue extraordinary and the wedding was glorious.

Alumni Center UCR 10-6-2008

The Alumni and Visitors Center at UCR is a lovely venue that has recently been redone. The event was a banquet for the Riverside County Medical Foundation. Board of Directors.

The building was lovely and the food gourmet quality. This venue and the lovely surrounding gardens will now be doing weddings and other special events.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hidden Valley/ Villa Amalfi, Norco 10/4/2008

Villa Almalfi, formerly of Corona, has recently assumed the catering and special events at Hidden Valley Golf Club, right here in my hometown of Norco.

The day was cold , overcast, windy and even a few sprinkles, but the sun made an appearance for the bride. Rustic, but spectacular scenery, incredible privacy and fabulous cuisine make this an Inland Empire venue to be considered for your next private event.

Canyon Crest Country Club 9-25-2008

Canyon Crest Country Club is one of the older, gentile, private country clubs that boast all the amenities. Golf, tennis, swimming and of course an elegant dining/event center. I have the opportunity of playing here several times a year for their special birthday/anniversary formal dinners for their members. This club does everything right and I'm proud to be on their preferred vendor list for weddings.

Monday, October 6, 2008

ABC Event Oak Creek Golf Club 9-9-2008

Oak Creek Golf Club was the venue for the Association of Bridal Consultants monthly meeting. The evening was incredible. Vendors donate their time , $ and efforts to a gala evening that is fun for all.

As a participating vendor I was allowed to sit at the head table. An anniversary dance was held to find out who had the most years in the business. At 27 years, I was among the last few left standing in an elimination type dance. What a gorgeous evening!