Our recent networking gathering at Wiens Family Cellars on September 4th was an event highlighted by a Spanish themed undertone. We all know TVWP is made up a talented wedding designers, but it’s refreshing to see it carried through from the table décor, background music, and most importantly, the food. Members and guests who came thoroughly enjoyed this atmosphere enhancing experience as we closed out our long summer wedding season.
First off – no name badges. We tried something new in not having the members and guests wear name badges. This ‘old-school’ networking twist was a take-off on the concept that every event we as wedding professionals attend is in its self a networking opportunity, and we always need to have that ‘openness’, that willingness to ‘engage’, and to be prepared to ask questions, and collect those still viable business cards for follow-up. We truly never know where our next booking is coming from, especially if it’s from a business card given 8 months ago that served as a resource for someone else when they needed it.
Irena, you nailed it – thank you, and also thank you to your staff specially the catering end for bringing the heat in the theme inspired cuisine. Along the same lines, the meeting is a sum of parts that are coordinated to each build on each other. This was further added to by the main presentation this evening, one that expounds the importance of how personal wedding coordinators play in the whole scheme of a wedding event. In short, Annette Nielsen, the founder and director of TVWP brought up key points of how these TVWP members serve as the glue to keeping these increasingly complex occasions together so that all the vendors, and more importantly the couples on time and on task.
In short, the September meeting was a great evening in many aspects and gave the group a solid platform in which to move into what is usually one of the busier seasons for our Temecula Valley.
Lets’ toss out some of our appreciation for the great contributions from members that made this evening such a success; Wiens Family Cellars, your venue always shines and is even brighter today for hosting this event, Inland Empire Audio Video Equipment Rentals for all the sound and lighting, both Sub Zero ice cream, and S’more Play for handling the run on desserts before the presentation – you both excel at what you do, and again S’more Play for providing us with a fantastic glimpse of your photobooth and the fun that we had with it. Creative Coverings, you nailed it with your impression setting linens that coupled the theme perfectly, Wildwood Events for those brand-new espresso colored farm tables, and Signature Party Rentals for adding your unique blue glassware to the look of the tables. We had Courtney McManaway Photography capturing the imagery, and as you can see below – see got it!
Here is the contact information for this meetings’ vendors;
Wiens Family Cellars: @wiensweddings
Inland Empire Audio Video Rentals
Sub Zero Desserts: @subzero_rc
S’more Play: @smoreplay
Creative Coverings: @creativecoverings
Signature Party Rentals: @sigpartyrentals
Wildwood Events: @wildwoodevent
Courtney McManaway Photography: @cmanawayphoto
We’re off over to the De Portola Wine Trail for our next meeting on October 2nd at Danza Del Sol Winery. The signup page is live and will again provide another exceptional evening of business building for the wedding professionals in the Temecula Valley.