Tuesday, July 28, 2009

In Honor of Brooke Stadler and Tyson Deklavs

I am pleased to share with you this lovely wedding I just did at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Brooke looked absolutely stunning, and Tyson looked equally as handsome. Brooke and her mom, Jeannie (from the Woodlands, Texas)were such exceptional ladies to work with!!! An amazing mom-daughter combo!! It was so fun to work with their Southern charm and meet guests from both families. Among the fabulous vendors I worked with are Kimberly Hoppe from The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Enchanted Florist, Ashley Video, Arthur Garcia (their family photographer!) Earl Alexander Band by DeBois, Pawnshop Kings, Wildflower Linens, Unique Tabletop Rentals, Elegant Designs and Level 4 International. As you can see it was a full team that all working in collaboration to create the perfect wedding for Brooke and Tyson…and it was just that way. I hope you enjoy a few pictures of their fuchsia and black wedding.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New DVD for Florida Association of Bridal Consultants

I am very excited to announce that I am going to be producing a new educational DVD! Unlike the first two I created (The Wedding Planner Path, over 1,000 copies sold and The Balanced Planner, over 800 copies sold) this is an educational DVD that will premier at the Florida State Conference for The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC)! I was originally asked to speak at the conference but I am unable to due to a wedding I have at The Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, CA. The educational DVD focuses on “Growing your staff without over extending yourself...attracting the best help and the art of delegation.” It’s a topic so close to me as I have been fortunate to work with great staff over the past 18 years.

After the conference the DVD will be available for purchase on my web site and through the ABC…so look out for it soon! To purchase either of my other DVDs visit http://www.marydann.com/

Here's a picture of part of my team from a wedding at The Skirball Culturla Center

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you all had a great 4th of July! I feel so blessed to be living in sunny Manhattan Beach on weekends like this. I was able to spend all day Saturday on the beach with family and friends, and spent all day Sunday on the beach again with more friends. It was very relaxing to enjoy a few days on the beach with my husband and lil girls. Now it’s back in the office and back to work! I’m looking forward to my next upcoming wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on July 18. Be sure to look out for it. I hope you enjoy the pictures below from our weekend of fun in the sun.