Ever so often, I put together an event called "Martini Madness". It's mostly attended by anyone who's anyone in the Wedding and Event Planning Industry, from Hotels, Concierges to Hospitality Vendors including some of my Clients who want to mix, mingle, network and have fun. This event is usually held at a sponsoring venue, hotel, restaurant, club or lounge. Sponsors interested in promoting their products and services would provide the ambiance, food, beverage and entertainment that creates a vibrant atmosphere for party revellers in hopes of potentially gaining some business referrals and exposure. Of all the Martini Madness parties I've ever hosted, last year's "Steam Punk" theme at the beautiful Oceano Hotel and Spa in Half Moon Bay has got to be the most incredible event yet to date. It was not only an Industry party, but also a celebration of birthdays for my best friends David Ethridge of AVR Films, Jonathan Gomez of Asiel Design along with his Dad, Jon Gomez Sr. and Edith Crowe Meyer of Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes. And what a party it was! Thank you once again to our amazing Sponsors who participated in making this a fabulous soiree.
Design, Event Production and Host: Duncan Reyes with F. DUNCAN REYES EVENTS BY DESIGNCatering, Hotel Accommodations and Venue: Nancy Nerhan with OCEANO HOTEL and SPA
Catering (Specialty): Richard Poncini with COOKING FOR FRIENDS CATERING
Cupcakes: Edith Crowe Meyer with Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes and Jen Kwapinski with Jen's Cakes
Entertainment (DJ): Eric Yee and DJ Louell Del Mar (aka DJ "El") with SPINTRONIX
Event Rentals: Moises Navarro with HARTMANN STUDIOS
Floral and Event Design: Jonathan & Linnae Asiel Gomez with ASIEL DESIGN
Lighting Design: Brandon Cruz with AEC TRI-VALLEY in partnership with Victor Castrillo with VICTORY EVENTS
Photography: Orbie Pullen with ORBIE PULLEN PHOTOGRAPHYVideography: David Ethridge of AVR FILMS in partnership with Ryan Black with RYAN BLACK FILMS
If you're interested in becoming a Sponsor and participating in the next Martini Madness, please contact me at 415.794.4117 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am currently in the process of planning the next one this April. To get on the mailing list, please contact me with your company name and e-mail address at email@example.com.
Until the next soiree ............