Spanish Hills Country Club, Camarillo

I was so honored to be asked to be one of 5 featured designers for the June ABC meeting, for the Westlake/Thousand Oaks chapter, at Spanish Hills Country Club ( One things that I love most abut being an Event Planner is the community! I have to brag and say that I truly believe the Event Industry is the best. I mean….we throw parties for a living! There are many local networking communities that sometimes it can be hard to keep up, but I definitely try to make it out to as many as I can. Not only is it a great way to stay on top of current trends and education, but I’ve made some really great friends and colleagues through these events as well!

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The ABC ( is one of my favorite networking organizations, so I was thrilled to be a part of this last meeting. For this months meeting, they decided to showcase dining tables design by 5 ABC chapter wedding planners, in lieu of a formal program. I was told that the meeting would  simply be “An Evening Under the Stars”, and that we had total creative freedom with our design. For inspiration, I thought about what I enjoy most about dining al fresco, and that’s the opportunity to catch a beautiful sunset! Inspired by the gorgeous pastels in a cotton candy sunset, I incorporated iridescent glassware, rose gold stemware, a variety of pastel napkins (creating an ombre effect) on the table top. Party Pleasers Event Rental Co. ( has such aside variety of decor, and had the perfect inventory for my vision.

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I collaborated with the SUPER talented Heather, of Brown and Co. Designs ( to come up with a menu that incorporated this sunset theme. She created the stunning, hand painted, sunset menus. I sent her my color palette, and she incorporated all the colors, flawlessly into the design.

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The florals tied it all together, featuring all the sunset color palette, perched delicately on glass vessels. Tiana at The Exotic Green Garden ( did an amazing executing my vision, beyond what I had even imagined! She also came through with a variety of floating candles, and votives, to complete the design.

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I LOVE when I have the opportunity to design from my heart, and stray from the typical. Those are the times I feel most in my element.

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