John Goolsby of Godfather Films Receives the “Miss Dorothy Heart Award” for Passion and Excellence in the Wedding Industry

The wedding industry would be nothing without passion—both the passion of the wedding couples and the passion of wedding planners, consultants and vendors whose goals include making the wedding day a testament to love. Miss Dorothy Penner, MBC™, a long-time Association of Bridal Consultant (ABC) member from Louisville, Ky., knew and embodied this. She was also a firm believer in continuing education and the annual conference, which is why she established the Miss Dorothy Scholarship. The scholarship allows two ABC members to attend annual conference each year and covers registration fees and a stipend.

Penner passed away in 1998 and the Association of Bridal Consultants chose to honor her legacy with the Miss Dorothy Penner Heart Award for Passion and Excellence to the Wedding Industry. Started the year before her death, it is the only award the ABC bestows.

This is not a monetary award, but it is the most prestigious recognition that ABC presents each year at the ABC Annual Conference. John Goolsby was busy filming the event and was totally surprised when his name was announced as the recipient of this award in the Sandal’s Royal Bahamian Ballroom in Nassau, Bahamas at the 2019 ABC World of Weddings Conference.

Miss Dorothy said, “You have to have heart, and plan weddings with a passion so strong it becomes you. You must live, breathe, eat and sleep this industry.”

John currently serves as the ABC State Manager for California, Nevada and Hawaii.


Whitney + Micah * Destination Wedding at La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Whitney and Micah chose the beautiful island of Puerto Rico for their Destination Wedding at La Concha Resort in historic San Juan.

We had a great time with this fun couple and everything went perfect since they had utilized the experts at Tropical Weddings to plan and executive all the details.

There were so many great elements to this wedding including a welcome party at the Oceano Restaurant Rooftop Lounge, ceremony on the sand on Condado Beach in San Juan, a great DJ that kept the dance floor packed all night, fabulous floral decor, very cool wedding and groom’s cakes, the famous Yuvi Plena band as a surprise for the our groom and then fireworks over the ocean. This was one awesome destination wedding!

We also had the privilege of working with some very talented wedding professionals including:

Destination Wedding Planners
Tropical Weddings

Wedding Photography
Jess Art Photography

DJ Ment

Wedding Venue
La Concha Resort

Welcome Party Venue
Oceano Restaurant

Special Surprise Entertainment
Yuvi Plena

Hair and Make up
Christine Aquino

Lorraine’s Flowers Puerto Rico

D’Lights Cakes and Desserts

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

Inland Respite – Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Inland Respite provides quality companion services to developmentally disabled individuals throughout Southern California in an effort to provide respite for their family. We take great pride in serving the local developmentally disabled community for over 15 years. We strive to provide excellent care to our clients while ensuring we meet the needs of both the client and their family.

Inland Respite consists of a team of companion caregivers and disability experts who work hand in hand with various partners in an effort to provide quality services. As a family owned business, we take great care of the families we work with, making efforts to understand the importance of their family values. It is our mission to serve our community and help those in need of respite care.

Our Services
Inland Respite provides the following non-medical services to the client at home:

Providing companion care
Assisting with daily living needs (eating, bathing, etc.)
Assisting with daily tasks and routines
Maintaining a safe home environment
Providing rest for parents/guardians/family members

Our Caregivers
Our caregivers have the following skills and credentials:
Criminal background screened
TB screened
Infant, child, and adult CPR certified
Infant, child, and adult first aid certified
Prior caregiver experience
Six or more hours of on-the-job training

Corona Branch Office
1250 Corona Pointe #210
Corona, CA. 92879
(951) 353-1261

Corporate Office
630 S. Brawley Ave Suite #9
Brawley, CA. 92227
(760) 351-0925

Indio Branch Office
43430 Monroe Street Ste F
Indio, CA. 92201
(760) 342-2290

Tanya + Jason & their Summit House Wedding Celebration!

We love being the family videographers for so many great families. Its wonderful to show up to film a wedding and already know almost everybody.

Tanya and Jason’s wedding was absolutely fantastic with so many great elements including a great venue being The Summit House in Fullerton, California. The location has a beautiful park setting for the ceremony and a spectacular ballroom with an amazing view plus a world class event staff. We love working at this great wedding venue.

You will fall in love with Tanya’s designer wedding gown and thoroughly enjoy Dad’s comical and emotional speech.

Making this even extra special were the cute kids, photo booth, donut wall, amazing floral decor, fantastic photographer, talented DJ, great cake and a sparkler send off.

Cheers to Tanya & Jason!

Wedding Venue
Summit House Restaurant

Wedding Video
Godfather Films 800.495.5530

Love is In the Erickson – David & Jade’s Wedding at the Wiltern!

The amazing Timeless Celebrations lived up to their reputation for creating amazing events that wow wedding guests when they orchestrated David and Jade’s Wedding Celebration at the Wiltern Theater in Hollywood – Los Angeles, California.

There were so many fun and spectacular elements to this celebration that time literally flew by, both for the 300 guests as well as each of the wedding professionals who all worked together to make this event happen.

Some of the elements that made this celebration so special included the couple’s names on the marquee, life sized posters behind glass in the entrance, amazing décor, stylish wedding apparel, concert theater quality lighting and sound, legendary DJ, sparkler cake, dancing that wouldn’t stop, Rolls Royce departure and maybe the most entertaining ceremony ever!

It was a pleasure to work together with this amazing team of wedding professionals!

There were so many fun and spectacular elements to this celebration that time literally flew by, both for the 300 guests as well as each of the wedding professionals who all worked together to make this event happen.

Some of the elements that made this celebration so special included the couple’s names on the marquee, life sized posters behind glass in the entrance, amazing décor, stylish wedding apparel, concert theater quality lighting and sound, legendary DJ, sparkler cake, dancing that wouldn’t stop, Rolls Royce departure and maybe the most entertaining ceremony ever!

It was a pleasure to work together with this amazing team of wedding professionals!

Event Design and Planning
Timeless Celebrations

Wedding Venue
The Wiltern

Lighting and Sound
Live Nation

Event Rentals
Bright Event Rentals

Vegan Donuts
Donut Friend

Wedding Photography
Miki & Sonja Photography

Phoco Photography

Entertainment DJ
Luxury DJs

Officiant – Alan Katz
Great Officiants

Photo Booth

Specialty Ice Cubes
West Coast Ice Provisions


Guest Table Top

Burrowed Blu


Lounge Chairs



Furniture, Bar & Glassware

MTB Rentals


Bridal Party Tabletop

Prim & Preux


Custom Step & Repeat

Step & Repeat LA


Custom Steps to the Stage

Special Event Contractors


Draping, Floral and Lighting

SRO Events


Invitations by East Six



Original Runner Company



DLS Catering


Dessert Bar

Hollywood Candy Girls






Danielle Katherine

Wedding Videography
Godfather Films 800.495.5530



ABC 2019 Annual Conference World of Weddings – Association of Bridal Consultants

ABC 2019 Annual Conference World of Weddings – Association of Bridal Consultants
The Association of Bridal Consultants Conference hosts an annual conference and it is their most exciting and important event of the year! Fellow planners and members of all levels join to hear influential speakers on the most current wedding and event related topics.

You will have the opportunity to meet ABC planners and vendors at all levels, gain insight into the industry and develop friendships that will last a lifetime!
2019’s ABC Annual Conference – ABC World of Weddings took place at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in the the Bahamas. Members convened to hear from some amazing speakers, and meet great ABC colleagues from around the world.
The conference was expertly executed by the conference committee led by Carmen Mesa, MWP TM.
Featured Speakers included: Rachel De Bernardo Sheerin, Stacey Foley, M Shannon Hernandez, Emily Sullivan, Lucretia Williams, Victoria TenEyck, Tracey M. Fricke and JoAnn Moore.
To inquire about future event registration, contact the ABC Office at 203-775-0009. Space is limited, and this is a conference not to miss.

Adrienne + Charlie & Their Morgan Estate Temecula Wedding Video

We love to see couples have this much fun at their wedding. Adrienne and Charlie along with both families and all their friends have so much personality and love celebrating with each other.

Morgan Estate is an amazing wedding venue and is perched on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Temecula Wine Country.

This wedding celebration had so many great moments including emotion wedding vows, lots of dancing, a fun wedding game at the reception and a sparkler send off to cap the night silhouetted by a full moon.

A spectacular celebration can only happen with a talented team of wedding professionals. Thank you to all of you!

Elegant Wine Country Wedding Venue
Morgan Estate

Tiffany Halverson – Onsite Coordinator

P. S. Photo Media

1024 Productions

Floral Design

Make Up Artist
Make Up By Tawnie

Wedding Video and Drone Aerial Filming
Godfather Films 800.495.5530

Eadie + Payne ~ Celebrating a Century of Quality Service

Founded in 1919, Eadie +Payne takes pride in their Firm’s rich history, while keeping an eye for the future, providing knowledgeable, trustworthy accounting services. The Firm is dedicated to personal service so that all clients regardless of size or earnings, experience one-on-one interaction from their accountants.

The goal at E+P is simple: to help your business run as effortlessly and profitably as possible. They provide various services to help your business excel, relieving the stress from your management team by handling such tasks as payroll processing, bookkeeping, customer billing, and statements.

In order to provide you with the best possible service, each partner goes through extensive vetting and continual training in their area of expertise. This allows each partner to gain the knowledge needed to assist you at the most professional level. In addition, to stay cognizant in the ever-evolving field of accounting, they believe in continued professional development of their staff. E+P set in place standards that evaluates employees and provides on-going training to keep their skills sharp.

Eadie + Payne are committed to providing clients technically sound advice and constructive solutions to problems. Through an innovative and practical consultation with you and your management team, they are available to advise and assist clients in achieving their short- and long-range financial goals.

Thank you to following for helping us tell the Eadie + Payne story:

Paul Shimoff
McPeters McAlearney Shimoff & Hatt

John Mirau
Mirau, Edwards, Cannon Lewin & Tooke

Howard Golds
Head of Business Services Practices Group, Litigator at Best Best & Krieger LLP

John Wahlin
Owner, Best Best & Krieger LLP

Bill Lemann
Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP

Jamie Robinson
Sr EVP | Head of Commercial Banking
Pacific Premier Bank

Paulette Brown-Hinds, PhD
Voice Media Ventures

Nick Goldware
Executive Vice President at Hub International of California Insurance Services, Inc.

Cindy Roth
President/CEO at Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

Congressman Ken Calvert
Proudly serving California’s 42nd District

Marissa Waldman
CEO at Leaderology

Danielle Mitchell-Bolbach, MBA
Director of Operations at Baker’s Burgers, Inc.

Michael Burrows
Executive Director – The Inland Valley Development Agency Board and the San Bernardino International Airport Authority Commission

Carole Beswich
CEO at Inland Action Inc

Rusty Bailey
Mayor of the City of Riverside

Association of Club Catering & Event Professionals 2019 Conference at the Broadmoor – Colorado Springs

The 2019 Association of Club Catering Professionals National Conference in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado was a smashing success! We want to thank each and every one of our amazing Creative Partners for inspiring us each and every day to produce a conference that will inspire and thrill our attendees in return. We appreciate and are so very grateful for your engagement at the conference. A very heart-felt thank you!!

For those of you who were able to attend, I think you will agree that this one was truly special – from the Rocky Mountain Welcome Party at Cheyenne Lodge with Tomahawk throwing overlooking the gorgeous views, to the inspiring and tear-jerking dinner at the US Olympic Training Center where our attendees were treated to stories by the athletes of their journey to make it to the Olympics, a performance by the Men’s US Olympic Gymnastics Team (WOW!) and finally, an emotional, final surprise when we all got to pass the Olympic torch while the Olympic Anthem blared, from one attendee to the next until every single one had passed it all the way up to light the giant Olympic Cauldron! It was quite a moment! Our speakers were total rock stars this year and provided incredible education and interactive workshops. Our closing session culminated with the much-anticipated announcement of the 2020 National Conference location… (drumroll…) The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA! We will also spend one day in downtown Los Angeles at the amazing Jonathan Club! We are thrilled and so are the attendees! The conference would be nothing without our fabulous Sponsors, Creative Partners and Speakers – YOU make it amazing and the remarkable experience that it is and our attendees appreciated receiving the benefit of your sponsorship.
Lynne LaFond DeLuca
Executive Director
Association of Club Catering & Event Professionals (ACCP)
Platinum Sponsors
Creative Coverings Linen Rentals & Sales
J & S Audio Visual
Colorado Party Rentals
Event Rents
Gold Sponosrs
Dorian Mode Photography
Accent Decor
Vox DJs
Pzazz Productions
Godfather Films
The Broadmoor Resort
Additional Sponsors
All Seated
Ame & Lulu
Arnold Palmer Drinks
Banter & Bliss
Carla David Design
Cheffield Presentation
Chic Productions
Colorado CVB
Don Casino Entertainment
Dreamshape Studios
Elevated Entertainment
Flowers Forever
Jack Nadel Intl./Joanne Reed
Mira Winery
Palmer Advantage
Perfect Golf Event
Perfume Bar Soiree
Plum Pretty Sugar
Private Clubs Online
Sobelle Chocolate Favors
The Knot
Visiting Media
Yount Ridge Cellars

MPIOC Annual Summer Social 2019 at Five Crowns

Do you love all summertime soirees and celebrations? So do we!

That’s why this year’s MPIOC Summer Social, CROWNCHELLA happened in the sunny beach town of Corona Del Mar (aka “CDM”) at none other than Five Crowns, a premiere dining destination and Orange County landmark since 1965.

Meeting Planning Professionals enjoyed craft cocktails, a spectacular cheese & charcuterie experience, and mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres including Five Crowns famous prime rib. And the Meringue Bar courtesy of CDM’s Mixed Bakery made your dessert dreams come true!

With a nod to Coachella, CROWNCHELLA was held in Five Crowns’ sunlit Greenhouse & colorful English Garden, inspiring cool, calm, and beachy summer vibes as we networked and socialized while enjoying experiential elements that definitely wowed even the most seasoned event professionals!

Much appreciation to the Event Sponsors who made this event possible.

Visit Newport Beach

Five Crowns

French Buckets Florist

Baker Party Rentals

Selfie Media

Suzanne Wyman –
The Best Party Psychic Ever

Invisible Touch Events

Sundrop vintage Rentals

Mixed Bakery

Godfather Films

Meeting Planners International – Orange County
With over 200 chapter members and affiliates, MPI Orange County serves members in Orange County and greater Southern California, the Inland Empire and Nevada. MPIOC plans a variety of educational, networking and social programs throughout the year.
When you join MPI Orange County, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with the innovative learning, passionate people and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world.

Anita + Adam = White & Wong @ La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes Peninsula

This picture perfect wedding had an amazing backdrop and setting at the La Venta Inn complimented by two families full of love who never stopped celebrating.

This spectacular celebration was made possible by an amazing team of wedding professionals.
Wedding Venue and Planning
La Venta Inn

Caterer and Wedding Cake Bakery
New York Food Company

Wedding Officiant
Michael Evans

Wedding Photographer
Lin and Jirsa

Reception DJ
Royal Entertainment

Wedding Flowers Florist
Be Buds Florist

Wedding Dress Gown
Le Marriage Couture

Hairstylist and Makeup Artist
Elizabeth Hickman

Venue Transportation
Starline LAX

Wedding Video Cinematographer
Godfather Films – John Goolsby 800.495.5530

La Sierra University University Marketing Film

In the final tally, La Sierra University’s graduating class was 507 strong on June 16 surpassing last year’s record number of 501 students to receive degrees from the institution.

This year’s commencement served as La Sierra University President Randal Wiseby’s last in his leadership role. He heads into retirement as of June 30 following 12 years at the university’s helm. On May 30, university trustees announced the selection of Provost Joy Fehr to serve as president beginning July 1.
In his welcoming remarks to the graduates, Wisbey noted their contributions to the campus and the world around them, some while enduring significant hardships. “You have looked for ways to extend the reach God’s kingdom, God’s justice and grace to members who have been underserved and have little or no voice. … You have helped to bring our university national and international attention through your service and through your leadership. The Class of 2019, you have left your mark upon each of us who serve at this university and we are more focused and faithful to our mission because of you.”
Wisbey also introduced commencement speaker Kendra Haloviak Valentine, author professor of New Testament Studies who was a freshman at Washington Adventist University, then Columbia Union College, when he arrived to serve as campus chaplain. Haloviak Valentine gave a commencement address titled “Just Moments.” In her message to the students and about 6,000 of their excited family members and friends, she urged graduates to not only savor their graduation moment, but asked, “…what is the relationship between here and where you want to be?” She advised, “if you want this moment to shape your life significantly, make it more than just a moment, make it a just moment.”
Haloviak Valentine illustrated her point through an analysis of the biblical account of Simon of Cyrene, an immigrant from Northern Africa whom the Romans commandeered to carry the cross of Christ. She noted how Jesus had previously told Simon Peter, the same disciple who later abandoned Christ along with the others, “If anyone wishes to follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross.” (Mark 8:34)
“But Simon of Libya does what Jesus asked: he literally took up his cross and followed,” Haloviak Valentine said.“The immigrant forced to participate in a system of oppression and torture and death, is the one person in the whole story who is literally doing the will of God,” and in so doing, subverting the regime.
“In an America today where many people of faith claim that their God works with the powerful, Simon of Libya’s story proclaims a counter narrative. God acts in solidarity with the weak of our world, the voiceless, the powerless, the poor, the stranger. Such acts proclaim no person is non-human, sub-human, less human,” she said.
She cited other notable individuals whose lives have been dedicated to opposing injustice by identifying with strangers in need, such as Mary Brewer, a 1929 graduate of La Sierra when it was Southern California Junior College and who became the college’s first missionary. At age 21 she travelled to Pakistan to serve as principal of a girls’ school where she learned the language and recruited students.
The Conferring of Degrees ceremony kicked off with a special recognition of one of Riverside’s chief community and economic development advocates. Wisbey, together with Fehr and John Thomas, dean of the Zapara School of Business, presented Cindy Roth, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce with a Doctor of Laws honoris causa for her wide-ranging contributions to the business community, impact on government and public policy, and support of the city’s higher education institutions.
“Honorary doctoral degrees are the highest recognition a university can bestow. This morning La Sierra University has the honor to recognize an extraordinary individual who represents the deepest values of our university’s mission,” said Wisbey. He noted Roth’s crucial role in encouraging economic development such as the investment in the California Air Resources Board emissions testing facility in Riverside and the establishment of the School of Medicine at UC Riverside. He also cited her contributions to myriad community organizations as well her involvement and support of La Sierra University by serving on the university’s foundation board, support of La Sierra’s students through internships, employment, and chamber grants aiding the university’s Enactus team. Roth is a lifelong resident of Riverside where she lives with her husband, California State Senator Richard Roth who attended La Sierra’s commencement for his wife’s honorary degree ceremony. In 1999 she was selected to lead the chamber, following in the footsteps of her predecessor, mentor, and iconic Riverside supporter Art Pick who also served as a La Sierra trustee.