ABC 2018 Annual Conference World of Weddings – Association of Bridal Consultants

ABC 2018 World of Weddings Annual Conference. We have been producing Highlight Films for the Association of Bridal Consultants and their Annual ABC Annual Conference – ABC World of Weddings for more than 10 years. Next year’s conference will be at Sandals Royal Bahamian October 26-30, 2019. You know you want to go!

The 2018 Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) Annual Conference was held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Florida on November 11-13. Attendees came from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia and Peru. After a year of planning and designing, it was great to see so many friends and colleagues and make new ones.

The opening keynote presentation was given by Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events. Her topic, Design to Impact: How to Push beyond What’s Trending and Generate Greater Depth in Design.Fellow Keynote presetations included Sean Low

Breakout sessions included topics on Branding, Sales & Marketing, Décor & Design, Business & and Professional Development, Technology & Social Media, Business Growth & Development and were presented by Heather Canada Randall, Jennifer Lloyd Ball, Melanie Ramone, Marie Danielle Vil Robyn Hejnosz Bruns, Allison Eberhardt JoAnn Moore, Mark Kingsdorf, Christie Osborne, Tom Chelednik, Anna Coats, Marla Diann Dennis, Rebecca Koop and Madlyne Kelly.

The Miss Dorothy Heart Award was presented to ABC Director of Latin America, Camelu Millan Vargas. Marian Hilliard, Casey Lee and Susan Perry were honored as Miss Dorothy Scholarship winners. The highest designation in the association, Master Wedding Planner was awarded to Yolanda Furbert.

ABC President David Wood and ABC Director of Annual Conference Carmen Mesa wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the conference team and partners. Nicole DaSilva, Elayne R. Anderson, AnnMarie Steiner, Tammy Waterman, Shelby Tuck-Horton, Andy Martin Photography, Godfather Films, Apple Blossoms Floral Designs DJ Felix Event Productions, Boone’s Professional Events, Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions, Spark Weddings Mobilewind, Over The Top Rental Linens Gabro Event Services Connie Duglin Specialty Linen, Simple Personal, A Piece of Cake, iPop Gourmet Popcorn, A1 Foliage, The Bride’s Bouquet, Pronto Farms, A Chair Affair, Inc., Geronimo Cigars Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sandals & Beaches Resorts Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida West Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida East LNG, @ABC South Florida LNG.

Wedding MBA Industry Conference Promotional Film

The Wedding MBA is an annual conference dedicated to educating wedding vendors on how to grow wedding business and book more couples.

Wedding MBA is the biggest and best educational networking experience for wedding professionals. More than 200 seminar presentations by the leaders in the wedding industry with more than 5000 attendees from around the world enjoy a great trade show, parties and of course a wonderful learning experience. Sign up now for Wedding MBA at

Since 2003 Wedding MBA has been bringing International Wedding Industry Powerhouses like:
The Knot
Wedding Wire and Brides Local Magazines
Martha Stewart Weddings
Perfect Wedding Guide
Premier Bride
The Wedding Vendor
WedLock Magazine
Kathy Ireland
Association for Wedding Professionals International
Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants
The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada
American Disc Jockey Association
Great Bridal Expo
Wedding Marketing Network
Bridal Association of America
Wedding Industry Leaders Conference

Association of Club Catering Professionals 2018 Conference Napa California

The 2018 Association of Club Catering Professionals National Conference is now an incredible memory! We would LOVE it if you would put 100% of the sponsors on your referral lists, book them for Member Events and purchase wholesale from them!

Jarvis Estate Winery
The team at Jarvis opened their doors to us and poured their amazing wines because they realize the influence you have in your markets. So, please call Sil Coccia to book winemaker dinners, schedule tastings/tours for your members and inquire about adding Jarvis Wines to your club’s wine lists.; 707.255.5280 x158

Accent Décor
Love all the beautiful vases, votives, lanterns and décor we use at the conference? Almost all of it comes from Accent Décor and their product is fabulous! Their wholesale prices are amazing and each of you can set up a wholesale account to purchase items for your clubs. Use this link below, to set up your account today and make sure you choose “ACCP” under the dropdown about “Where you heard about us”. It is the second option from the bottom…

Those gorgeous swag bags! Have you checked out their website yet? Their fabrics and quality are incredible. I can’t get enough of their lounge pants… Great as gifts or as a new line in your spa shops, golf shops and retail outlets.
Gabriela Shultz,

Creative Coverings Linens
Have you set up an account with them yet? You will not be sorry…service and linens are BEYOND amazing…
Samantha Olson, Director of Business Development;
Zoey Hamm, Brand Manager;
Nancy Stolz Director of Design

If you have not checked out their website, you need to! As well as all the custom, incredible napkins they do for us every year, and the cute baking cups, picks and straws, they have too many products to mention. It adds the “next level” of detail to your events (and you know we LOVE the details!) Michele Moran, Director of Marketing & New Product Development;
Maggie Faust, Senior Product Manager

Vox MC’d and DJ’d the entire conference and rocked out the Gala on Tuesday night! Where do they get all that energy?? They travel anywhere to entertain and thrill your events!; (310) 372-2222

Godfather Films

Thank you to John Goolsby for being our official videographer since year 1! If you have not had John to your club to create a video history, what are you waiting for?; 800-495-5530

Dorian Mode Photography
Thank you, Dorian, for capturing amazing moments! I know Dorian has already sent them, but here is another link to view the gallery:
The password is ACCP2018. You can download all or any you wish, direct from the site. If you share on social media, remember to tag @Association of Club Catering Professionals on FB and LinkedIn and on Instagram, @ClubCateringPro. Use the hashtag #ClubPros2018 on all postings so we can see all the postings!

ReServe Interactive if you are looking for a catering software program
Angela Westphal Sales & Marketing Manager,;
Beth Goodell, CMO & VP, New Business Development

AllSeated if you are looking for virtual reality room diagram software!
Sandy Hammer, Co-Founder, ;
Yaron Lipshitz, CEO,

Palmer Advantage
Do you love your Palmer Advantage cap? And 4 of you will be enjoying fabulous Mexico vacations! All compliments of Palmer Advantage. If you have not seen their short webinar, call Sheryl to schedule one. You will see all the amazing benefits available to your club Members – golf reciprocal privileges, wine clubs, travel, so much more! And all at NO COST to the club! Sheryl Sellers, Palmer Advantage Specialist,

Private Clubs Online
Love all the social media that was swirling around the conference this year? Thank you to Shanna Bright from Private Clubs Online! She can teach you better member communication skills and techniques… members love it and you can build attendance at events and member retention! Shanna Bright, Consultant, Speaker, Educator & Trainer,

Napa Venue

Silverado Resort and Spa

Additional Wineries
Frank Family Winery – in the swag bags and at the bar on Tuesday night
Edward Skupien, Vice President,
California & Asia Sales,
Bouchaine Vineyards – table gift on Tuesday
Chris Kajani, Winemaker/General Manager;
Acumen Wines – Mountain Red Blend (yum!) at the bar on Tuesday night Gordon Waggoner, Director of Sales,
See you in 2019, if not sooner!
Lynne LaFond DeLuca
Executive Director
Association of Club Catering Professionals (ACCP)

Christina + Avedis Wedding Video at St. Mina Coptic Church & Mission Inn

The beautiful Christina and handsome Avedis enjoyed a fabulous wedding celebration with a Orthodox Coptic Wedding in the hills of Grand Terrace at St. Mina followed with an energy filled reception at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside.

Our church opened its doors in 1986 with hopes to serve Copts who have moved East from Los Angeles, California. The late hegumen Father Daniel Farag was ordained in 1990, and through his care and direction, the congregation of the church purchased an allotment of land around the hills of Grand Terrace and build a church. They built our beautiful church in the modern Coptic shape of Noah’s Ark. All iconography in the church is handwritten by the late Dr. Issac Fanous. Our current Parish consists of Father Macarius Shehata, Father Bishoy Ray, and Archie Mina Tadrous.

With its breathtaking architecture and European charm, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa becomes a grand stage for weddings and celebrations. The Inn is the perfect destination to serve all of your needs, from wedding showers, intimate gatherings to rehearsal, ceremony, majestic reception and elegant accommodations.

Wedding Video

Godfather Films


Jennifer & Jeff’s Wedding Video ~ La Quinta Resort & Club

A beautiful day in the California Desert was the setting for Jennifer and Jeff’s wedding celebration. The ceremony took place on the Mountain Dunes Golf Course followed by a reception in the clubhouse at La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California.

There were so many fun and stylish elements including a designer bridal gown, fabulous floral décor and an officiant who gave homage to Marvin Gaye and Porky Pig.

Having family in the wedding business, it is not surprising that a stellar team of wedding professionals made this wedding such a success.

Event Coordination
Chic Productions

Jim Stansfield

Wedding Venue
Mountain Dunes Golf Club
La Quinta Resort & Club

Floral Design
Arrangements Floral & Party Design

Michael Segal Photography

Exquisite Desserts

The Art of Sound

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

Bryanna + Peter & their Mission Inn Wedding Video Celebration

Such a fun and handsome couple who know how and why to celebrate. Congratulations to Bryanna and Peter and thank you for choosing Godfather Films to produce your wedding movie – Mission Inn Wedding Video

It was an honor to work with such wonderful professionals.

Mission Inn – Riverside, CA

Wedding Coordinator

Hair and Make-up
Design Visage

Your Ideal Wedding

Iris Design

Michael Anthony Photography

Photo Booth
Mystery Photo Booth

All Occasion Rental

Ocdamia Music Group
United World Enterprise

Dance Floor
2Create Designs

Child Care
Child Care by Stacey

Face Painter
A. R. Designs

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

Amber + Tom ~ Hawk Ranch Wedding Video Highlight Film

Amber & Tom’s Hawk Ranch Wedding Video
Amber and Tom enjoyed a fabulous and fun celebration created by Storybook Wedding and Events at the perfect venue by celebrating their wedding at the spectacular Hawk Ranch in Murrieta, California.

Godfather Films was honored to work alongside a great team of wedding professionals that together made this celebration one to remember.

Wedding Planner
Storybook Weddings and Events
Stacey Rayburn

Bar & Beverage
The Ice Taxi

Katalyst Bar Services

Espresso Chauffeur

Mike Lopez Barber (951) 323-7045

Beauty Foxy Faces

Sweet Rock Pastry

Stone Fire Grill

Cinema Wedding Video
Godfather Films (800) 495-5530

Sterling Productions

5 Star Mobile DJ

Nature of Things

Josh Shelton

Jenn and Pawel

Rentals & Décor
Jenn Calligrapher

Rentals & Décor
Abbey’s Rentals

Rentals & Décor
Rummage Girl

Rentals & Décor
Racquel’s Specialty Linen

Details Beyond Design

Hawk Ranch

Roadeo 2018 Riverside Transit Agency

Roadeo 2018 Champion Kyle Jones will Represent RTA at International Contest

Kyle Jones is RTA’s top cowboy for the fourth time in five years.

The coach operator’s driving skills earned him another victory at Riverside Transit Agency’s (RTA) 2018 Bus Roadeo on October 20 at the Agency’s Hemet facility. The win gave Jones his fourth crown in five years and a chance to represent the Agency at regional and international contests.

Kyle has worked with RTA for 13 years and currently drives routes 1, 19 and CommuterLink Express Route 205. He will represent RTA at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) International Bus Roadeo next spring in Louisville, Kentucky.

Winning is nothing new to Jones. Two years ago, he took a first-place victory at the APTA International Bus Roadeo, competing against drivers from transit agencies across the United States and Canada and giving RTA its first international victory in 40 years.

During the recent event, Jones and other drivers steered their 30,000-pound, 40-foot machines through a timed serpentine obstacle course of cones, sharp turns and challenging back-ups. Judges observed the performance of each bus operator and noted how well they completed each element on the course.

“This is an especially sweet victory for me,” Jones said. “I wasn’t able to compete last year and I was hungry to get out there and turn things around. This one felt great.”

So why has Jones won so many times?

“It just brings out the competitor in me,” he said. “We all work so hard to be good drivers on the streets and provide excellent customer service, so it’s always nice to put all those things together and show off our skills.”

In the Coach Operator Division, Alaric Hayes and Fred Allen took second and third place, respectively. In the Maintenance Division, Jonathan Arevalo took first place while Moe Zaman and Porfirio Lewis were second- and third-place winners, respectively. In the Administration Division, Nataly Ambriz took first place. The contest also featured several RTA Board members, the fastest of which was Tom Ketcham, who represents the County of Riverside, District I.

“Driving a 40-foot bus is a lot harder than it looks,” said RTA Chairman Art Welch. “It’s amazing to see how well drivers like Kyle can handle challenges on the road while maintaining customer safety and excellent service. We wish Kyle the best of luck as he represents RTA at the highly competitive, international level.”

The Riverside Transit Agency is the main transit agency for western Riverside County, California, United States. RTA provides both local and regional services throughout the region with 34 fixed-routes, eight CommuterLink routes, and Dial-A-Ride services using 289 vehicles.

Design Line Kitchens Showroom & Factory

Design Line Kitchens Showroom & Factory
Serving the Jersey Shore, New Jersey, NY, PA & DE Jersey Shore for nearly 40 years.

Since we first started in 1976, our goal has always been the same: “Do the best possible work at the most competitive price”. With that goal in mind we eventually grew into our current 10,000 square foot showroom and factory in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

Design Line’s founder, Matthew Egan, began as a cabinet apprentice in Ireland. Matt came to the states in 1963, became an American citizen in 1970, and started Design Line Kitchens in 1976. Working out of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, Design Line grew into its current 10,000 square foot showroom and factory in Sea Girt, NJ. Matt is still very active in the business today, although his son Stephen has taken over as the chief of operations.

Kitchen Cabinetry
Kitchen Islands & Peninsulas
Kitchen Hoods
Gadgets & Accents
Integrated Appliances

Custom Vanity / Bathroom Cabinetry
Custom Showers

Custom Home Bars
Custom Wall Units
Custom Built In Cabinetry
Custom Home Offices
Custom Mudrooms

Light Cabinetry
Dark Cabinetry

Trevor & Tina’s New York City Wedding Highlight Film

Trevor & Tina’s New York City Wedding Highlight Film

A Beautiful Bride and a handsome Groom compliments a gorgeous New York City Day at Battery Park, The Conrad New York, The Irish Hunger Memorial, Liberty Park, Battery Gardens and Our Lady of the Rosary.

Such a privilege to work alongside the talented Denise from Modern Wedding Photography!

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

The Battery

The Conrad New York

Liberty Park

The Irish Hunger Memorial

St Peter – Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 7 State Street, NYC

Gatsby Style Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party at Villa Contempo
Lauren’s 16th Birthday Celebration at Villa Contempo in Orange County

Event Planner
Barbara Rozema

Villa Contempo

All The Rave Entertainment & Events

SF Photography

Jason’s Catered Events

Location Coordination
VIP Events and Weddings

Casino Games
Ace High Casino Rentals

Photo Booth

Starr-Al, Inc.

Godfather Films


State of the County 2018 – Riverside County Economic Development Agency

State of the County 2018 – Riverside County Economic Development Agency Film by Godfather Films

With rivers, mountain peaks, deserts and fertile valleys, Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. More than two million people live in the County, taking advantage of nearby beaches, mountains, hiking and bike trails, the Wine Country near Temecula and resorts that offer oases in the desert.

With an active voting community of almost 1 million voters, the county features 3 quarters of a million households.

Our population is larger than some states.

Riverside County is home to one of the nation’s most diverse and reliable transportation networks. Including highways and express lanes, public buses, commuter rail trains and active transportation options serving bicyclists and pedestrians alike.

Our freeway system connects other counties to Riverside’s businesses, entertainment, and high quality of living. The region has recently invested $20.9 billion to connect the Toll-road and High Occupancy Vehicle network of highways to increase the efficiency and

reduce congestion for commuters. Significant investments have been made on a number of key corridors including State Route-91, Interstate-215, Interstate-10 and another $471 million project is ready to break ground in December 2017 on I-15.

The thriving RivCo economy is home to 59,906 businesses creating $80.4 Billion in Gross Regional Product and $64.4 Billion in exports in 2017 alone.

With such a noteworthy gross regional product, global companies are flooding the region. Fortune 500 and privately held companies have chosen this region as their home for either corporate headquarters or for a regional office. A wide range of industries from service to entertainment, technology to automotive, and medical to aerospace.

The wide range of industries in RivCo support over 700,000 jobs bringing our current unemployment to an all-time low of 4.8% (as of May 2018)

Job growth in RivCo has experienced a 20% increase from 2013 to 2017. Whereas, in that same time period California Job Growth was 11% and US Job Growth was 7%.

RivCo is ranked among the top 10 Metro areas for Retaining College Grads boasting a 70.9% Retention Rate.

In 2017, there were at total of 15,785 Post secondary degrees awarded by 16 Institutions of Higher learning and 6,046 completions of certificates at 34 vocational and trade institutions.

Our Mountain Adventures provide enjoyment from water-sports to fishing, downhill bike riding in the fall months to skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and plenty of relaxation to go around.

A quick commute to a Coastal Getaway from sailing to surfing and everything in-between, getting some fun in the sun is a breeze.

The Desert Oasis of Palm Springs is world renowned for its resorts and golf courses. Boasting over 100 golf courses, and the famous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, it is the go to vacation spot for visitors from around the world.

And you won’t find a greater selection of world class entertainment options anywhere else. Coachella, Stage Coach, Jazz in Pines, and the Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival.

Speaking of Temecula, the Temecula Valley Wine Country hosts over 70 wineries matched with restaurants and entertainment, you won’t forget.

We have it all. RivCo features many trails for everyone from the weekend novice to the triathlon enthusiast. One place you won’t be is on the couch. Come explore all the hidden and not so hidden gems of Riverside County.

As you can see, Riverside County is defined and determined by YOU, your passions, your vision, your accomplishments and your future success.
This is Riverside County

FIRST DISTRICT:: Supervisor Kevin Jeffries
District 1 includes about 450,000 residents and encompasses the cities of Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake and most of the City of Riverside. The district also covers the unincorporated communities of DeLuz, Gavilan Hills, Good Hope, Lake Hills, Lake Mathews, LaCresta, Mead Valley, Meadowbrook, Spring Hills, Temescal Valley, Tenaja, Warm Springs, and Woodcrest..

SECOND DISTRICT :: Supervisor John F. Tavaglione
The Second Supervisorial District includes the cities of Corona, Norco, Jurupa Valley, and Eastvale. It also includes approximately 1/3 of the City of Riverside, including the following City of Riverside neighborhoods: Northside, Downtown, Wood Streets, Magnolia Center, Grand and the northern half of Arlanza and La Sierra Acres. Unincorporated communities within the 2nd Supervisorial District include Home Gardens, El Cerrito, Coronita and Highgrove.

THIRD DISTRICT :: Supervisor Chuck Washington
Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, state law requires that all counties adopt new lines for supervisorial districts based on census population information. After the 2010 census, the District 3 population was about 440,000. The district stretches from Idyllwild to Anza Borrego Desert State Park, and from Temecula to San Jacinto. It includes the cities of Hemet, Murrieta, San Jacinto and Temecula, and the communities of Aguanga, Anza Valley, Cahuilla, East Hemet, Gilman Hot Springs, Homeland, Idyllwild, Lake Riverside, Mountain Center, Murrieta Hot Springs, Pine Cove, Pine Meadow, the Pinyon Communities, Poppet Flats, Rancho California, Soboba Hot Springs, Valle Vista and Winchester.

FOURTH DISTRICT :: Supervisor V. Manuel Perez
The Fourth District is geographically the largest by far, covering the eastern two-thirds of the county. Within the Fourth District are the cities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.

Unincorporated communities in the district include Bermuda Dunes, Chiriaco Summit, Colorado River communities, Desert Center, Desert Edge, Eagle Mountain, Indio Hills, Lake Tamarisk, Mecca, Mesa Verde, North Shore, Oasis, Ripley, Sky Valley, Sun City. Palm Desert, Thermal, Thousand Palms and Vista Santa Rosa

FIFTH DISTRICT :: Supervisor Marion Ashley
The Fifth District is a truly unique and diverse area that stretches from Palm Springs in the north east to Menifee in the south. The cities within the Fifth District are Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Menifee, Moreno Valley and Perris. Unincorporated areas include Banning Bench, Cabazon, Cherry Valley, Desert Hills, Desert Hot Springs, El Nido area, Juniper Flats, Lake Perris, Lakeview, Lakeview Mountains, Mission Springs, Nuevo, North Palm Springs, Painted Hills, Quail Lake, Reche Canyon, San Jacinto Wildlife Reserve, San Timoteo Canyon, Snow Creek, the Sovereign Nation of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Twin Pines, West Garnet, Whitewater and Windy Point.