Friday, May 27, 2011

Fridays Favorite Finds - I Do Cam

One of favorite finds in the I do cam…  you provide the camera person  and "I Do Cam Products"  provides the editing and visual art of film making for a final version of your wedding video. I do Cam is owned and operated by Ashley Video Productions, which is the most reputable videography company in Los Angeles and Orange County.  

See below for a sample of a finished product we helped our clients create on their wedding day.

Much gratitude!

Mary Dann & iDOcam from Vidiyeo on Vimeo.

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Mentorship Opportunities!

I am thrilled to announce two new Mentorship opportunities:

I have two new openings to increase your wedding planning experience and wedding wisdom on June 17 + 18, 2011 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and September 2 + 3, 2011 at The Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes.  Your Friday and Saturday will be filled with education, inspiration and hands on experience to take your business to the next level. 

Day 1 will be filled with in office training and education on how my business is run, along with a wedding rehearsal.

Day 2 will be filled with shadowing me while I lead my team, vendors and clients through their magical wedding day (from set up to break down). 

At the end of your mentorship you will receive a certificate of completion, a autographed signed copy of my book, Wedding Wisdom, and 2 hours career counseling time for follow up.  The reduced mentorship fee is $ 1500. (a $1500 savings)  Please note: travel fees are not included, but I will get you the lowest available room rates at these amazing resorts.

See what Janet had to say about her past mentorship with Mary:


Words will never be enough to thank you for the wonderful time I had with you!  It was  so  Amazing to be able to be a part of your life if only for 3 days!!!  I look forward to our next time together! I am so happy to have gained you as a friend and mentor.  I will treasure our time we shared  forever!

Warmest Wishes to you and your family!

Below are images of the resorts. Enjoy!

 The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes

Much Gratitude!
Mary Dann-McNamee

Monday, May 16, 2011


Charity Shootouts and are teaming up to offer engaged couples and wedding pros an opportunity to mix, mingle and get photo sessions from some of the top photographers in Southern California. Even more, all the proceeds of this event will benefit BRIDGES TO ABILITY, whose mission is to improve the lives of teens and adults with disabilities through quality vocational, educational, social and recreational programs.

Charity Shootouts is an organization founded by Beverly Hills wedding photographer, Jen O’Sullivan to bring new and seasoned, talented photographers together with engaged couples searching for the perfect wedding photographer as well as wedding industry specialists who need an updated headshot. Test drive photographers with no pressure to book and all your high res files are included. The experience is unlike any other wedding or bridal event out there. The lucky brides-to-be also get to test drive hair and makeup artists as well as other wedding day specialists.


~ Test drive photographers with no pressure to book and all your high res files are included (engagement photo sessions for couples and professional headshots for vendors!). Note: One photo session included; $20 suggested donation per additional photographer, with proceeds going to BRIDGES TO ABILITY.

~ Test drive hair and makeup artists as well as other wedding day specialists

~ Cake tasting from premier cake artist, Kimberly Bailey of The Butter End Cakery. Bel Air Bay Club will also feature their tastiest hors d'oeuvres and fantastic music from the best entertainment company in the country, 11H Entertainment will play all through the event. There are several participation opportunities for you so please contact us to get involved!

~ Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar

~ Complimentary Sparkling Wine Toast by Fresita.

~ Live and silent auction at the close of the event full of valuable wedding day items to benefit BRIDGES TO ABILITY.

SIGN UP HERE! or check out the website at Charity Shootouts.

Much Gratitude!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fridays Favorite Finds - Mike Steele Photography

I wanted to highlight one my favorite Photographers in Southern California
Mike Steele Photography.  He was voted the top photographer in Orange County.  He is tall (which is always a great view point to snap a shot), easy to be with, super creative and has a talent to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera…Enjoy some of his work…
Much gratitude!

Mike Steele Photography