Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Picture Perfect

Today I found this amazing picture by A Bryan and it is special moments like this which make me so excited to become an event and wedding planner one day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Senior Project Progress

Over the past few weeks, I have been researching online and calling dozens of local venues in hopes of finding the perfect location for the CubeSat banquet in April. All of my hard work paid off when I came across Avila Beach Golf Resort.

Today, I had the pleasure of meeting with Destini, the Event Coordinator, at Avila Beach Golf Course at to discuss the CubeSat banquet. The property is absolutely stunning and I know that this event will be exquisite. More updates will come as the process gets underway. Until then, here are some pictures from my visit.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Fifteenth and Final Wedding

Last weekend was the last wedding for my internship. William and Nicole got married on Saturday, October 23rd. They had a beautiful beach wedding with a bit of Texan flare.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Thirteenth and Fourteenth Weddings

This past weekend was one hectic yet memorable weekend with weddings at Sycamore. On Saturday, Becky and Tony got married. Their colors were black, white and red. They had a candy bar and a Tequila shaped cake along with many personalized items including chapsticks, magnets, and cocktail napkins.

On Sunday, Dani and Ryan had a beach themed wedding. They had lots of candles spread throughout the room which added an intimate touch to the reception in addition to blue and white accented rocks and shells.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Event Planning On Campus

Ever since I began my internship, I have wanted to get more involved in event planning on the Cal Poly campus. With that being said, I ran for the Event Coordinator position for the Communication Studies Club Board and I got it! For this position, I am in charge of planning several events but the two that I am most excited about are the Annual Career Symposium and the Spring Banquet. For the Career Symposium, I get the pleasure of working with my internship director in putting on a brunch and workshop at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort. I get to decide everything from the colors to the theme. I also get to assist in picking the speakers, all of whom are Cal Poly Communication Studies graduates. I will collaborate with a graphic design student to create the tickets and flyers. I will also be the main contact person for ticket sales. Finally, I will be the one to come up with the thank you gifts for the speakers and amenities for the guests. As for the Spring Banquet, I will be in charge of booking the venue (which is traditionally at a golf course in Avila Beach), picking the menu, booking a d.j., coming up with colors, themes, and decorations. I will also be in charge of promoting the event and coming up with awards for the extraordinary Seniors.

When it came to picking a Senior Project, I knew I wanted to plan an event. After talking to countless Communication majors who have already completed their Senior Project, I decided to take part in planning the 8th Annual CubeSat Workshop at Cal Poly. I, along with two other Senior Communication Studies majors, will be planning a three day workshop with a $50,000 budget. We will be in change of everything from fundraising to PR to planning the banquet at one of the local hotels with over a $15,000 budget!

I am incredibly excited about both of these positions because I am getting to be creative and think of new ways to make these annual events better than ever before.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Twelfth Wedding

This past weekend I had two weddings and Michele and Johnny's was certainly a high note to end on. This radiant couple went with a nature/forest theme for their special day. They had several nice touches that are rare to weddings: cupcakes instead of a cake, a wishing tree, stars hanging from the ceiling, and flip flops for all guests so that they can all dance the night away.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Eleventh Wedding

Today was Deanna and Matt's wedding. This couple had 89 guests attend their beautiful ceremony and reception. Everything from the flowers to the table numbers to the amenities were dark red and ivory. They had a wine ceremony following the exchange of the vows which was something new for this wedding season.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

We Won!

One of Sycamore's amazing newlyweds, Tiffanie and Eric, won the Central Coast Bride - Bridal Idol Contest! Their wedding will be the only one featured in the September 2010 issue!

Congratulations to the happy couple and all of the vendors that made this possible. To see pictures from the wedding please follow the link below to Amy Wellenkamp's blog.

Venue: Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Photographer: Amy Wellenkamp
Makeup Artist: Gina Pierce
Flowers and Centerpieces: Flowers By Denise
Harpist: Cindy Myers
Catering: Gardens of Avila Restaurant
Bakery: The Cakery
DJs and Lighting: Kramer Entertainment

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Tenth Wedding

This past Sunday, Alicia and Steven got married. They had a romantic and vintage feel throughout their ceremony and reception. They honored their grandparents through memorial candles and pictures. Their guest book was unlike any I had seen. They had a Polaroid camera and guests were encouraged to take a picture on the spot and then place it in the guestbook along with a note to the newlyweds. There was a signature pink drink and crossword puzzles about the couple were on each guest's place setting. Additionally, there were over 150 candles lighting up the banquet room. Finally, the couple had a traditional send off ceremony with their guests lining the path with sparklers as they went back to their suite.