AfWPi Mixer “A Very Merry UnBirthday” at Winchester Country Club

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club

Last Tuesday we had the opportunity to DJ, MC and provide ambience lighting service for a mixer for Associations for Wedding Professionals Int. (AfWPi) at Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista. Darcie Carrier, the wedding Coordinator at Winchester in such a sweetheart! She works sooo hard and is one of the best for sure!! The theme: “A Very Merry UnBirthday” from Alice in Wonderland. We had a lot of fun with the lighting design. She wanted lots of colors! It was fun and unique, not something you may see at a wedding but LOTS of FUN! We also projected a mini slideshow of some pictures from the tea party from the “Alice in Wonderland” movie on the ceiling. Here’s some picture of the room thanks to Jeff Sharpe with Sharpe Photographers, thanks for bringing your camera Jeff. We are sure you never leave home without it. 🙂

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club. Cake by Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

We had few awesome featured vendors participating. We of course had the beautiful Winchester Country Club, Shelley with Pizzazz Event Planning (her table was so pretty), Liza with Golden Gourmet (for all of our yummy food) and the oh so DELICIOUS Rebecca with Sweet Cakes by Rebecca. We didn’t know Rebecca before the “Let Them Eat Cake Event” but she has been added to our preferred vendor list! We just love her. She had a beautiful table (which we are not surprised since she won Best Table Presentation at LTECE), brought a fabulous “UnBirthday” Cake for the centerpiece and TONS of mini cupcakes for our tea party table for us to enjoy. I LOVE SUGAR. 🙂 Liza provided the food, she had 4 yummy stations FULL of food. The soup we drank out of mini tea cups which fit the theme perfectly. Here’s a highlight video of the night provided by the talented Phil with Sheffield Multimedia, thanks Phil!

Why do we attend these mixers or participate? They give us so many advantages but one of the best ones is getting to know all our wedding professional friends. We get to network with the best of the best. We learn about all the different and unique things we all offer, we can refer QUALITY PROFESSIONALS and it helps us better ourselves and our companies for our clients! We want to give you all that we can and be the very best we can be here at Sound Image Entertainment!! Here is a picture of some DJ friends from the mixer, thanks Greg for the photo:

AfWPi mixer, Winchester Country Club

(Left to Right) Greg Dills with Music to go (his lovely wife Lauren took our picture), JD Firestone with JD Productions Quality DJ Entertainment, Doug LaVine and Doug Harmon with Music on the Move DJs and MCs, Mike Anderson with Creative Memories Entertainment and last us my super cute husband Brandon and me. 🙂

Summary of December

It was a long enjoyable month in December. We have taken some time off to regroup and now we are ready and roaring to go for 2010!! We have so many amazing brides and grooms for this year and look forward to the others we will book. If you are getting married Sound Image Entertainment would love to be a part of your big day to help make it enjoyable and full of memories!

I wanted to add some lighting that we did in December. Most of our events were Corporate events but we had a few lighting events:

First was the AfWPi Christmas dinner. I had the pleasure to be the Chair of this committee this year so got to help plan it all. I had an amazing team and line up of vendors. Mike with Creative Memories Entertainment was our fabulous DJ, he had the kids so excited when Santa came. We had gorgeous couture linens by Mimi & Co., Jeremy with Sharpe Photographers took our amazing pictures with Santa. We had a plethora of delicious food by Hannibals Catering, festive sweet cakes for each table by Shelton’s Wedding Cakes, Action Flip Books provided by Matthew Allen Weddings which was really fun and unique and the amazing staff and Bartenders from Country Club Event Center. It was an amazing event!!

AfWPi Christmas Dinner at Country Club Event Center (Before and After with our lighting)

Country Club Event Center

Country Club Event Center

Country Club Event Center

Country Club Event Center for AfWPi uplighting

Custom Gobo we made…

Custom Gobo for AfWPi

A big shout out to Audrey with Botanica Floral Design. She came up with these centerpieces last minute for me and they are soooo adorable. My pictures don’t do them justice… Thanks so much Audrey!!

AfWPi Christmas Dinner at Country Club Event Center

AfWPi Christmas Dinner at Country Club Event Center

Our little family with Santa 🙂

Sharpe photographers pics with Santa for AfWPi

AFWPI Mixer at the Vizcaya Pavilion and Mansion

So Tuesday March 3, we did one of the monthly mixers for the Association for Wedding Professionals Int. at the Vizcaya Pavilion and Mansion. It was a lot of fun, it was a St. Patrick Day theme. Elizabeth, Sandi and Kathy all there are amazing to work with and made an awesome mixer. Everything was green and full of fun St. Patrick Day touches. It was called St. Paddy’s Day at the Vizcaya, We are Sham-rocking the house! I was so excited about it I had to add it to the monogram we made. We also did lighting with our new lights and the room glowed GREEN. We were so glad that we were able to do this event and be a part of it. We hope to be at the Vizcaya more often. Here’s a few pics:

Lighting for AFWPI mixer

 Lighting for AFWPI mixer

Recognition Dinner for AFWPI

So Tuesday February 3 we had our Recognition Dinner for Association for Wedding Professionals Int. It was AMAZING! I first want to give Jenny with Sun City Roseville kudos for all her hard work, she was so great to work with. This was the first time we had the pleasure to work with her and she is so devoted to what she does, she puts her all in to it. She also did a dessert buffet which was amazing, I will have to add pictures when we get some! Mike Anderson with Creative Memories Entertainment was the Emcee and he did a phenomenal job. He also did all the uplighting inside. This event was so great to be a part of, it’s not often you get numerous vendors in every category to work together to pull off this large of an event. I think their were 5 of us DJ companies setting up and running the event with Mike. It was so great to be a part of it. We got to do some lighting in the entry way here’s a few pictures below. Oh and a side note I was blessed to win the Team Spirit Award, I was so surprised and grateful to be considered. I also received the associations Vice President Julias’ 82nd Airborne pin from her dad. Long story short it was for going sky diving with her, you can search the blog for the story. I was so touched and honored to receive it.

The decorators Cathy with Visual Impact Design, Shannon with Flourish, Darcie with Slip of Elegance and Jenny and her staff at Sun City Roseville made the room look outstanding! Wow, with Mike’s lighting and their decor it made the event. Phill with Sheffield Multimedia who did all the video, commercials and clips also was fantastic. He has a way with capturing your attention and keeping it, we love his work and know how hard he works too. Anyone would be lucky to book him and we promise you he would do all he could to make your video amazing, it’s so worth it. Also Jessica with Scarlet Design and Invitation Consulting did our invites, I loved them soooo much. I know this is kinda long so I will stop but we had so many wonderful vendors working this event to make it the success it was. I will for sure add pictures when I get them.

Entry way into Sun City Roseville

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Last Tues. we went to the AFWPI Mixer at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, Ca. It is a Awesome venue. I have been hearing photographers bragging about it but we haven’t had a chance to DJ there yet… but we will this October for Josh and Natalie, such a sweet couple. We were able to see a few friends and were able to convince one of our favorite catering companies to come, Magpie caterers. I don’t want to list everyone we talked to, you know who you are but it was a great mixer, I won some Chocolate (in your face Ed 🙂 ). We got a chance to go to dinner with Julia Markel who is the VP of AFWPI and Doug, Doug and Dara with Music on the Move, Buzz and Sue Gallardo with Business Network Expo and a couple that we have worked with before but are new to the wedding industry in Sac. Daniel and Angie Coughlin. We had a lot of fun and it is always nice to talk to people you admire like Buzz, Sue, Doug’s, Dara and of course Julia. We enjoy these mixers a lot, we get to know other vendors in the industry and let people know we are here. Until next BLOG…