Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Favorite: Get Glowing!

We love summer, especially outdoor weddings where you can dance the night away under the stars and sip a fresh cocktail.  We also love lights, lots of them!  Sometimes certain venues can take the fun out of using sparklers to send the bride and groom off, but luckily our Celebration Wands bring the glow back.  They are super safe, multi-colored and do the job when you need to send the happy couple off in style.  These 14 inch plastic sticks can be placed on a solid "on" position or on "blinking" mode. They last for 10 hours and add tons of fun to the party atmosphere.  Use them on the dancefloor, departing your ceremony or reception or for directing traffic..jk.

Our Celebration Wands are more vibrant, safer, versatile and a keepsake for anyone to reuse…

Order now before they "glow" away...

Cost: $ 2.95 each + .50 for shipping and tax, per wand. Wands are sold in increments of 20 and may take up to 2 weeks from the date the order is placed. Please contact us directly for faster delivery, additional charges may be applied.

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Have a great Memorial Weekend! Safe Travels!

Janel Gonzalez, Event Manager
Mary Dann Wedding & Party Coordinators

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Favorite Find: The Legendary Sportsmen's Lodge

This week we were invited to tour The Sportsmen's Lodge, a Los Angeles landmark that was a popular gathering spot for cast and crew in old Hollywood, including Clark Gable, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.  The property still remains a favorite in the San Fernando Valley because of it's charm, scenic backdrop and lush grounds. 

The newly renovated Event Center is located on the property and fit for weddings, social and corporate events.  The ballrooms are a vision of sleek modern white mixed with neutrals that still retain a historic charm.  There are ten different ballrooms that can accommodate any size gathering from intimate up to a 1,000 guests.  Each of the ballrooms have elegant chandeliers or light fixtures which create the perfect ambiance.  Eight of the ballrooms also have floor to ceiling windows, which offer spectacular views of the gardens with romantic bridges overlooking the legendary trout ponds.

Some great features provided by Sportsmen's Lodge Event Center:
  • Built-in bars, which create more space for guests
  • Built-in stages and dance floors for your entertainment needs
  • State-of-the-art audio, video and lighting systems
  • Two entrance options depending on the location of your event
  • Two outdoor ceremony options as well as an indoor ceremony location
  • The historic Sportsman's Lodge located on site to accommodate your sleeping rooms
  • Creative menu options that are uniquely presented, freshly prepared and will please even the most discerning palates.
Check out the photos below:

Beautiful bridges and legendary trout ponds

Lush gardens

Sleek Entrance
Cascade-Starlight-Waterfall Ballroom (Accommodates 60 to 700 guests)

Beautiful chandeliers

Empire-Regency Ballroom (Accommodates 80 to 1,000 guests)

The Sportsmen's Lodge is truly an LA treasure and makes for the perfect turn key venue. 

We want to thank General Manager Laurence Whiting and Catering Manager Melissa Saldibar. They were such a pleasure to meet!

For more information, please contact the Catering department at (818) 755-5000 or check out

Hope you have enjoyed the tour!

Happy Friday!


Janel Gonzalez - Event Manager

Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators

Friday, May 4, 2012

Greetings Everyone!

Our support for Hathaway-Sycamores continues, this time for the "Shot-at-a-Million" Golf Classic, which will be held at the beautiful Angeles Golf Course on May 18th.  You don't need to attend to get in on the action, but you can buy a raffle ticket ($20 each) and enter to win a trip to Maui or New York! The drawing will be held on May 18th and the winner need not be present.

For the past year I have been assisting Hathaway-Sycamores Child Family Services with counseling
children who are suffering from the unfortunate trauma of losing someone significant in their life.  As I share a little about my work, so many people have asked how they can help.  The best way to help children of Los Angeles (living below the poverty line) is to contribute to the Largest Family Services agency in L.A. serving over 1000 families. Hathaway-Sycamores Child Family Services ( is based in Pasadena and is one of the best run organizations I have ever encountered!

Thanks for making a difference by buying a raffle ticket and hopefully one of you will win the trip!
Just follow these easy steps to get your raffle ticket:

1) Print out the flyer below
2) Fill it out and mail to:

Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services
210 S De Lacey Ave # 110
Pasadena, CA 91105

For more info on the Golf Classic go to:

Much Gratitude,