Friday, May 28, 2010

Temecula Presentation to Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) - Inland Empire

I headed to Temecula last Tuesday for a speaking engagement for the ABC Inland Empire monthly chapter meeting. On the way, I had lunch with Godfather film’s John Goolsby at the beautiful South Coast Winery and enjoyed a mini little tasting which was super lovely! In the evening, I spoke at Wilson Creek Winery about managing clients’ expectations of selling, planning and the day of journey. The room I spoke in was the Barrel Room with wine barrels all around us. The wine and the service was outstanding, and the owner of the winery came out to greet everyone which was a super nice touch. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces, especially the La Quinta Resort catering team along with my real-life sister Rose. I can’t wait to go back again when I don’t have to do public speaking! I have posted a few images from the night. See below!

All images provided by Stephen Ashby
Much Gratitude,
Mary Dann-McNamee

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wedding at Palos Verdes Golf Club

This past Saturday we had Courtney and Matt's wedding at newly renovated Palos Verdes Golf Club, Palos Verdes Estates (You don’t have to be a member to book your wedding ceremony and reception here - As long as your have a Professional wedding planner!). I really enjoyed working with this couple along the way. They were such a treat to escort through the planning process. I especially loved working with Palos Verdes Golf Club catering team, Sweet and Saucy Desserts, USC band, D and K Photography + Video, Flowers by Laurel, The Terranea Resort, Norman Lewis Transportation, and DJ Dense. Fabulous team!!!!

Below is a sneak peek of the wedding!!

Courtney with her girls

Courtney and Matt

Palos Verdes Golf Club

A shot from outside looking in. One of my favorite shots to capture at an event.

The cake. And check out the amazing view behind the cake!

Fabulous desserts by My Sweet and Saucy

Jennifer from my team, Courtney and I

Much Gratitude,

Mary Dann-McNamee

Friday, May 14, 2010

Inland Empire Association of Bridal Consultant's Networking and Educational Dinner Meeting

I am thrilled to be the guest speaker at the very special Inland Empire Association of Bridal Consultant's Networking and Educational Dinner Meeting. The meeting will be held on May 25Th from 6:00p to 9:00p at Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyard. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non members. You can RSVP at It's going to be a lovely event and I hope to see you there!!

Wilson Winery

Much Gratitude,
Mary Dann-McNamee

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Update on Huntsville, AL Conference

A little update about the conference last month in Huntsville, AL! It was super fun, met a lot of nice people, especially the coordinators of the south east regional conference Sonya, Diana, and Callandra who are all featured below!

The conference started off with a cocktail reception and book signing. Then we all got in to pajamas around a big round table covered in candles with a storm outside. It was really nice. The next day was a day of presentations and conferences. Right after I spoke on managing clients expectations during the planning, selling and day of experience, I headed home. It was a super quick trip but really nice to be in the south with the fabulous hospitality. Thanks again for having me ladies!

Much Gratitude,

Mary Dann-McNamee