Archive for September, 2012

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment

Bridesmaids 25ans Magazine Japan

Two lovely photos of our beautiful brides and their bridesmaids have been selected by luxury wedding magazine, 25ans Magazine,  seen by brides all over Asia.

After attending the seminar and summer night gala that we produced in Tokyo, our friends at the magazine told us they were working on a bridesmaids article and asked if I had any photos I could share with them.

Bridal parties and specifically bridesmaids are a relatively new idea for the Japanese.

In this part of the article they were discussing selecting dresses for the bridesmaids.

They selected our bride, Melina and her bridesmaids on the carousel at Saddlerock ranch in Malibu.

This photo was captured by Susan Bordelon Photography.  Susan is fantastic to work with and really knows how to get the most wonderful images from a venue.

Here they were talking about the responsibilities of being a bridesmaid.

The second image they selected was our bride Tamara and her bridesmaids at the Hotel Bel Air which was photographed by Next Exit Photography.

Cat and Adi did such a beautiful job on this wedding.

We look forward to sharing many more exciting and memorable ideas with our Japanese friends in the future.



Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Leave A Comment

Interview in HOTELRES Magazine

We are proud to share with you an interview in HOTELRES Magazine.

This highly respected magazine is viewed by hotel and restaurant professionals all over Japan. We were interviewed about our Beverly Hills Style Wedding Seminar and Summer Night Gala in Tokyo at Happo-En in July.



President of Ohta Publications, Sam Ohta, interviewed me. It was a refreshing change to be able to speak English directly to Mr. Ohta without it being translated into Japanese. Mr. Ohta studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He has a magnetic personality  that people are drawn to.

We started the interview discussing my new found interest in Japan and my love of Japanese food.  We then compared the differences between the Japanese and American wedding market.

The importance of an integrated approach to party design, from start to finish,  is a new concept in Japan that I wanted to introduce. I shared my opinion of how designing a wedding around a couples personalities or essence is critical to creating one of a kind weddings

We created a mock black tie wedding reception called, A Summer Night Gala, complete with bride and groom, wedding party and American Motown style band.  Mr Ohta shared with me how unusual it was to have Japanese up on the dance floor enjoying the live music.  It was really a magical moment.

We were so happy to share our creative experience bringing a Beverly Hills style wedding reception to Japan

We will be doing a series of blogs covering this over the coming weeks.