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Destination Weddings & Upscale Celebrations


May 18, 2010
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Silver Creek Valley Country Club
5460 Country Club Parkway
San Jose, CA 95138

Join us for a dynamic evening with your colleagues in Silicon Valley's hospitality industry. Each meeting is an opportunity for sharing ideas and advice about catering and managing special events. Bring spouses, friends, and colleagues.

Please Register Now -- the first 25 RSVPs will receive one free raffle ticket.  You'll enjoy three hours of great networking, a sensational dinner, a valuable educational program featuring a panel discussion with outstanding celebrity experts, affiliate presentations, member testimonials ("Member-to-Member Shout-Outs"), and exciting raffle prizes.

Our celebrity panel (planner Sasha Souza, of Sasha Souza Events; videographer Andrew Hsu, of Studio MSV; baker Jen Kwapinski, of Jen's Cakes; and photographer Brook Todd, of Alisha + Brook Photographers) will present an Over the Top program about "Destination Weddings and High End Celebrations". Current and future trends, features we can use now, how to market, and more.  It will be amazing!

Sponsors include Wildflower Linens (linens); Kren Rasmussen, of Bloomsters Floral Design (centerpieces); Nicole Lisanne, of Nicole Lisanne Weddings and Events by Design (decor); Claudia Akers, of Claudia Akers Photography (decor photos); Lucie Kubinova Silveira, of LucieXYZ Photography (networking photos); Natti Pierce-Thomson, of North American Theatre Technology Inc (lighting); Cathe Huynh-Sison, of Feterie Paper Goods (menus); Sheen Michi Shin, of Michi Sushi (sushi); Jason Spencer, of Spencer Weddings and Entertainment (AV & entertainment); David Ethridge, of AVRFilms (video); Brenda Cooper, of Interior Plant Design (decor); Jen Jaciw, of Lone Star Limousine (limo); Kyle Baldasano, of Corinthian Parking (valet parking); Danny Thomas, of Danny Thomas Party Rentals (rentals); Jason Moran, of Form 4 Digital (vinyl & signage); and Jen Kwapinski, of Jen's Cakes (dessert).

Raffle prizes include a $50 Gift Card to Elephant Bar & Grill, donated by Hey Mr. DJ Entertainment, three (3) hours for local charter in 8 passenger stretch limo, donated by Lone Star Limousine; dinner for two, donated by Park Place Restaurant; complimentary standard room on a Fri or Sat night, donated by Cypress Hotel;  A copy of "The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" and a $10 iTunes Gift Card, donated by Jason Spencer Weddings & Entertainment; the Hilton San Jose and Crowne Plaza San Jose are also donating a Fri or Sat night stay, and 2 Pounds Of Gourmet Coffee, donated by Moksha Coffee Roasting. 

One day after this meeting, you can download a list of this meeting's attendees by clicking the "Attendees" logo below the photo above (find it upper-left on this page).  A few days later, you'll see photos of the decor and the networking in our Photo Gallery (find it in the "Quick Links" box, on the left).

Please RSVP now.  The chef needs an accurate count, so unless you cancel by the noon May 14 deadline, your registration fee is due, even if you don't attend.  Walk-ins are always welcome; however, our special dinner may not be available beyond the number of RSVPs, so walk-ins may receive an alternate.


Mixed Baby Greens, Artichokes, Tomatoes, Carrot Curls and Balsamic Dressing

Sesame Seed, Poppy Seed and Olive Breads with Sweet Butter 

Petit Filet Mignon, Roasted Shallots with Merlot Reduction Sauce 

Garlic Herb Potato Au Gratin

Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert provided By Jen's Cakes



COMMUNITY SERVICE: We support a different community non-profit at each meeting.  For this meeting, please bring packages of pet food. We will donate them to The Humane Society of Santa Clara. The Board of Directors would like to know the community organizations that YOU, our members, want to support. Please let any board member know of your community service idea.



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