Tuesday, March 31

We Were Voted Best Event Planner in The Knot Best of Weddings 2009!

We are happy to announce that Dream A Little Dream Events has been named "Best Event Planner in Northern California" for the second year in a row by the readers of The Knot Magazine, and is featured in the Knot Best of Weddings 2009 Magazine on newsstands now! We are so excited to receive this honor, as it is voted on by past brides, and there is nothing more important to us than to have praise from our past clients.

Happy Planning!

Saturday, March 28

Bouquets as Art - De Young Museum

My assistant Brittani and I took the morning off about a week ago and went to check out the floral installations at the De Young Museum named Bouquets as Art. It was absolutely amazing to see what some of our industry friends were able to design with flowers, plants, vegetables and fruit. I took some pictures and wanted to share a few of our favorites.

The last one is our economic crisis! It was perched next to a photo of George Washington. I just loved the creativity and design that these talented floral designers came up with. It only was up for six days, but check it out next time it comes around!

Happy Planning!


Thursday, March 26

A treat for your toes!

I got to check out a new spa in San Francisco last weekend, and I had to blog about it! I am always looking for the best place to send our clients and bridesmaids (not to mention myself) before the wedding to get manicures and pedicures. It's always a tough time finding a place that is clean, has the space and is affordable. Alas, there is Tip Toes Nail Salon in Potrero to take care of you!

The spa is immaculately clean and modern. There are enough chairs for even the largest bridal parties to take over all at once. They have a bar in which you can set out champagne, wine and snacks for your private or semi private party. Besides all of that, the actual service is incredibly relaxing, and includes a scrub and warm lotion massage. All this while watching chick flicks on the flat screen TV and eating brownie bites. I'm sold!

Anyway, if you are looking for a place to get a great mani/pedi before your wedding, or for any time for that matter, I would check them out. There is plenty of parking, as they have their own lot right in front. The staff was so friendly, I plan on going back in a few weeks when I need another pedicure!

Happy Planning!

Tuesday, March 24

Our office is featured on IKEA's business website

I had submitted our office space to IKEA's business website a while ago, and I recently noticed a bit of activity coming from the IKEA website. I checked it out and sure enough, our office is one of their featured spaces! We think it's great, since we put a lot of work into our office space, as it is a true reflection of our businesses.

Check out the listing on IKEA's site by clicking here.

Happy Planning!

Wednesday, March 11

Classic Party Rentals Open House

Last night I was able to attend the Classic Party Rentals Open House in Burlingame. It was such a fun time not only to see colleagues and friends, but to see all the new and exciting design trends in rentals. There were so many vendors involved, so I won't list them all, but will share some photos from the night!
Design from Natalie Bowen Designs

Design by Nancy Liu Chin

Design by Spiral Hand DesignsWedding Planner Friends

Happy Planning!

Monday, March 9

It's Planning Time!

We have so much exciting stuff going on right now, I'm trying to keep up with the blog while getting all these new things together. We are currently planning all the 2009 weddings and events. It's the time of year that while there may only be a few events we are producing, but we are planning the events that are coming up, and that means tons of meetings! I am just so excited for the weddings we have coming up this year, and being able to share the photos and tips here on my blog.

While most of our clients are wedding clients, we just produced a wonderful event last week at the Julia Morgan Ballroom for one of our corporate clients, and it turned out just perfect. I had my right hand girl, Brittani, with me, and our spring intern, Erika, to help set-up and run this large event. It went great, and while I don't have any professional photos from the event, I thought I would share just a few.

Here are some of the vendors that helped make this event happen:

Caterer: Thomas John Events

Florist: Natalie Bowen Designs

Band: Pride & Joy

Lighting and A/V: Enhanced Lighting and Sound

Happy Planning!