A few weeks ago I attended my first Bay Area Wedding Network (BAWN) event. It was held at the James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco and was sponsored by numerous wedding and non-wedding vendors from around the Bay Area.
I went as a guest of Lea McIntosh who generously paid for my registration fee (this time, that is! We've agreed that I would pay her fee for the next one...) and had a good time catching up with friends and meeting some new people as well.
One of the main reasons I wanted to attend this one was because Stacie Tamaki, my friend and founder of The Flirty Guide, was a part of a panel on internet marketing, blogs, and social networks. I think of myself as fairly well plugged into that scene and didn't necessarily go to "learn something" - I've never excelled at "learning things"; just ask my high school world history teacher, Mr. Neiman. But I did go for moral support and to see Stacie Do Her Thing.
Here's a picture of a Kobe Beef Mini Burger that was one of several excellent hors d'oeuvres that were served that night.
Here's Stacie during the panel discussion.
Here's Stacie taking a picture of me taking a picture of her before the session began.
For a complete list of BAWN sponsors, continue...
Abbey Party Rents Rick Seramin (415) 715-6900 www.abbeyrentssf.com
Bartenders Unlimited Rohnda Malmstrom (415) 454-3731 www.bubars.com
Bay Music & Entertainment, Inc. Kent Strand (415) 482-8000 www.baymusic.com
Coco Delice Fine Chocolates Dennis Kearney (415) 407-8413 www.cocodelice.com
Creative Occasions Marie Rios (415) 897-9939 www.creative-occasions.com
Everything Audio/Visual Chris Williams (415) 671-3880
Floramor Studios Laura Little (415) 975-2020 www.floramor.com
Grant and Company Grant Rector (415) 822-2101 www.grantandco.com
Hartmann Studios Moises Navarro (510) 970-3264 www.hartmannstudios.com
Hello! Lucky Custom Letterpress & Social Stationery Sabrina Moyle (415) 355-0008 www.hellolucky.com
HuntLittlefield Neil Hunt (415) 738-2360 www.huntlittlefield.com
In Good Company Events Kristjan Gavin (925) 855-3255 www.ingoodco.com
Knights Catering Maureen Kelly (415) 920-3663 www.knightscatering.com
Living Room Events Kim Stevens (415) 522-1417 www.livingroomevents.com
McCall Associates Anna Williams (415) 552-8550 www.danmccall.com
Melon's Catering Sheldon Sloan (650) 583-1756 www.melonscatering.com
MetMedia Creative Digital Video & Multimedia Jonathan Metcalf (510) 507-8507 www.metmediavideo.com
Peninsula Parking Rae Ann Reichmuth (650) 596-5728 www.peninsulaparking.com
Perfect Circle Photography Curtis Myers (415) 819-3088 www.perfectcirclephoto.com
Perfect Circle Photography Johan Wikman (415) 246-5143 www.perfectcirclephoto.com
Soulflower Floral Design Emily Dreblow (415) 971-8507 www.soulflowersf.com
Taste Catering & Event Planning Christina Cerri (415) 550-4777 www.tastecatering.com
The James Leary Flood Mansion Randy Sargeant (415) 563-2900 www.floodmansion.org
True Confections Judy Chadwick (510) 665-9836 www.trueconfectionscakes.com