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May 2014 meeting
“Developing a Risk Management Plan for Meetings and Events”
May 21, 2014
11:00 AM CDT - 1:30 PM CDT



Wedding Trends 2014

Expanding Horizons & Celebrating Diversity:   Non-Traditional,  Fusion, Inter-Racial, Inter-Faith and Same-Sex weddings.  Wedding Trends 2014 is just around the corner.  This year we will be featuring a panel of experts on all things Weddings…

2014 “Real Weddings Survey” results from The Knot
Bernadette Smith, on the emerging same sex wedding market
Danielle Couick, CPCE, on the latest trends in fusion weddings

A Night of fabulous Education, unlimited Networking and infinite Entertainment, featuring Succulent Cuisine, Decadent Desserts, Cool Cocktails, Distinguished Décor with artistic and paper florals, Interactive Lighting and Technology,  Fantastic Fashion and more! Enjoy an Expert Panel of speakers, talk-show style, on the non-traditional and emerging wedding markets, & all things Weddings Trends! Join us for the poshest event of the Year! Don’t miss this chic soiree!

Overall Event
·         Silver Street Studios, Venue
·         DJones  Photography
·         Tech Ave, Draping
·         MDI Video, Video
·         Gary Baumann, CPCE, Script
·         The Party Architects, Logos & Invitations
·         Imperial Transportation Services, Valet
·         The Knot, Swag Bags
·         Bow Tie Servers. Service Staff
·         H&H Tents and Events, Generator, Staging in each room
·         Sam And Sanderson and Chi-Tek Media, printed Bar Signs, Room Layout signs
·         The Houstonian Hotel, Club, and Spa,, Speaker Accommodations
·         The Hotel Derek, Speaker Accommodations
·         Linens by Lisa, Linens
Elite VIP Reception
·         Linens by Lisa, Linens, Tables, Chairs, Décor
·         Flowers by Tiffany, Floral
·         Imagine That! Floral
·         LG Entertainment, Entertainment, Lighting, Clear Stage
·         J&D entertainment, Saxophonist
Menu Theme: An Old Fashioned Love
featuring Miniature Apps with a “throwback” love from younger days
Short Rib Burgers with mini onion rings
Ginger Brown Sugar Cured Salmon on wonton crisp
Deviled Quail Eggs
Ste Michelle Wine Estates:  Château Nicolas Feuilatte D’Luscious  & Michelle Brut
Cocktail Reception and Networking
·         The Perfect Touch Linens & Décor, Linen, Décor, Lounge, Furniture, Strand Lighting
·         Webwood Flowers, Florals
·         DJU Productions, Staging & Lighting
·         Adams & Green Entertainment, Entertainment
·         Mélange Events, Catering
·         Damsel White Label, Bridal Fashion
·         U of H NACE Student Chapter, Bridal Models
·         Dream Bouquet, Bridal Floral
·         Pixel Studio Productions, Slow Motion Video Booth
·         iHeart Flipbooks, Flipbooks
Menu Theme:
Miniature Passed Apps that capture a simpler time and a chic feel!
Asparagus Straws                               
Risotto with Green Vegetables
Chicken Apple Hand Pies
BBQ Pork Hand Pies
Ste Michelle Wine Estates:  Château Nicolas Feuilatte D’Luscious  & Michelle Brut
E&J Gallo Winery: Canyon Road Wines
Speaker Room
·         J&D Entertainment, Emcee
·         MDI Video Productions, Live Video Feed
·         Bright Star Productions, Lighting, Sound, Truss
·         Tech Ave, Stage Set, Draping, Stage Backdrop, Custom Wedding Trends Lettering
·         CORT Event Furnishings, Stage Furniture, Chairs
·         Paper Floral Artistry, Décor
·         Richard Brown Orchestra, Flash Drive
Danielle Couick, CPCE
Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events
Twitter: @MBBde
Pinterest: magnoliablubrd
Instagram: mbbde
Facebook: mbbde
Bernadette Coveney Smith
14 Stories/Gay Wedding institute
Twitter: @gaywedding
Pinterest: 14Stories
Instagram: 14Stories
Facebook: 14Stories
Meghan Overdeep
The Knot
Twitter: @meghanoverdeep
Pinterest: meghanoverdeep
After Party!
·         The Mockingbirds, Band
·         J&D Entertainment, Aerialist on Silks
·         Mélange Events, Catering, Food Station Décor, Custom Cocktails
·         E B Events, Inc., Tables, Chairs, Linen
·         Over the Top Linen, Linen
·         Bloomfield's Weddings, Floral
·         DJU Productions, 20x14 Interactive Bar, Lighting, White seamless Dance Floor, Food Stations Truss, Moving heads, Custom Dance Floor Logo
·         Bright Star, Lighting
·         Tech Ave, Décor, Chandelier,
·         Catch the Moment, guppyPod and Slow Motion Video
·         Edible Designs by Jessie, Desserts
·         For Heaven’s Cake, Desserts
·         Michaels Cookie Jar, Cookies
·         Dolce Bocatto by CFE, Churros Station
·         The Party Architects, Candy Station
·         A Finer Event, Flatware, Plates,  Glassware,
·         Java Pura, Coffee Bar
·         Johnathan Andrew Sage, Floral
·         Flora & Eventi, Café Façades
·         E&J Gallo Winery: Canyon Road Wines
·         New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin
·         Bulleit Bourbon
·         Railean Rum and Blue Agave Tequila
·         Silver Eagle Distributing ,  Bud Light and assorted products
Food Stations capturing love…the love of food…the love of love…
“Rooted Deeply in Love” Salad Bar featuring a “farm to table” essence with
lots of root vegetables and greens; guests can enjoy the fruits of the days labor of love from the farm!
Rustic Love Waffle Station…you know that moment when you want to impress your honey by making breakfast in bed and your first attempt at making waffles/pancakes
doesn’t go so well?  We’ve developed three luscious waffle recipes with the perfect
toppings for an unforgettable taste experience! If you love waffles of any type, you will adore these made fresh in front of you!
Rosemary Glazed Chicken Wings over Garlic and Herb Waffles
Fish Taco Waffles on Corn and Chipotle Waffles
Vegetable Tangine on Curry Waffles
Bohemian Love - Chicken or Veggie
Mini savory “pop-tarts” filled with pulled pork or savory vegetable blend, topped with
parsnip mashed potatoes, balsamic vinegar, micro greens;
Garnished with root vegetables; served in mini metal crocks
Baskets of Bread
French Double Dip Love….Au Jus Wish!
Grandma said that you can have a good piece of meat but if it ain’t got no juice, it’s just another dried up piece of meat. When asked about love,
Grandma said the same applies to love. If there ain’t no juice, their ain’t no love. With this station, you get your juice back and fall in love all over again!
French Dip Station with Au Jus,
Sweet Potato Fries and Regular Potato Fries
Assorted Ketchup Flavors
Wedding Trends 2014 Committee
Chairman:  Scott Fontenot, Houston Marriott West Loop
Beverage Committee
Margery Reinheardt, CPCE,  Hilton Houston Post Oak
Barbara Jurbala , Ste Michelle Wine Estates:  Ch. Nicolas Feuilatte D’Luscious  & Michelle Brut
Monique Studak,   E&J Gallo Winery: Canyon Road Wines
New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin
James “Hal” Brock, Bulleit Bourbon
Kelly Railean,  Railean Rum and Blue Agave Tequila
Silver Eagle Distributing ,  Bud Light and assorted products
Thanks to J. Hal Brock  with Glazers Distributors for “Mixology” and
Colleen Murray, Republic National Distributing Company,  for their support
Food & Dessert Committee
Jessie Lopez, Edible Designs by Jessie, Committee Chair
Harold Kelly, Mélange Events                       
Rick Ballard, For Heaven’s Cake
Sergio Ruiz, Dolce Boccatto by CFE
Décor Committee
Lisa Anhaiser, Linens By Lisa                        
Jill Vidal, E B Events, Inc.     
Angela Berrospe, Tech Ave                            
Jason Fajkus, DJU Productions
Claudia de Velasco, A Day to Remember                  
Natalie Drummond, Over The Top
Mehak Adamjee, The Perfect Touch Linen & Décor
Steve Wilson, Webwood Flowers                   
Adrienne Wagenheim, Ideal Party Decorators
Technology, Lighting, and Entertainment Committee
Jason Fajkus, DJU Productions, Technology & Lighting chair                                   
Gary Archer, Bright Star Productions
Delores Messer, Adams & Green Entertainment, Entertainment Chair
Dolores Townley, Catch the Moment
Guy Branche, DJU Productions, Marketing Chair
Fashion Committee
Shining Wang, Student Committee Chair 2014          
Diana Guerrero, JW Marriott  
Misty Daisy Schneider, Sheraton Suites Houston Galleria
Natalie Drummond, Over The Top
Rebekah Cunningham, Dream Bouquet
Jessie Gutierrez,  Logistics, Double Tree Suites by Hilton Galleria
Advisory Committee
Lisa Carruth, CPCE BraeBurn Country Club
Jill Vidal, E B Events, Inc.
Cherie Fontenot, The Petroleum Club
Adam Rineer, CPCE, CMP, The Westin Galleria & Westin Oaks
Gary Baumann, CPCE, The Four Seasons, Houston

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