The stars were twinkling and shining their brightest last March 9, 2016 when the Association of Bridal Consultants-Orange County (ABC-OC) held its All Member Meeting at the Estate on Second. This was made possible by the coordination and arrangements made by Green Apple Events Co.

If you are wondering how come so many Orange County weddings exude an air of charm and romance, the credit should be given to ABC-OC, which is known as the oldest and biggest training organization for wedding professionals all throughout the world. Since it was established wayback in 1955, they have honed and trained over 4,000 members. Up to this day, ABC-OC is continuing the legacy by teaching, coaching and making wedding magic happens in 50 states including 27 other countries.

The meeting was more like a delightful get-together where old friends and acquaintances reconnected with each other. An empowering and moving event indeed among Orange County wedding vendors, the lovely evening culminated upstairs with an enchanting cocktail hour.

The night was further made interesting by the live latin music provided by Undercover Live Entertainment. The music was perfect for reminiscing past Orange County weddings handled by some of the members. From the looks of it, they enjoyed chatting and clinking their glasses while they listened to the live music.

And oh, the place was set in a rustic western backdrop that evokes wistful and nostalgic memories of wedding planning. This kind of set-up is perfect for a rustic chic Orange County wedding. The decorations of the place was oriented as if providing a homey cozy feel, a light and sweet approach to the hectic world of wedding planning.

After exchanging pleasantries and stories over cocktails, a delicious and mouthwatering serving of hot paella courtesy of Jay’s Catering was served to the delight of all members. People enjoyed munching over palatable food that has been served during the night. Future Orange County wedding vendors must try Jay’s Catering for their food didn’t disappoint, it’s amazing!

Finally, the night wouldn’t be complete without Jasmine Star. For those who are not familiar with her, Jasmine is a world-renowned and one of the most sought-after wedding photographers out there. She delivered an inspiring message that reverberated all over the venue. She inspired ABC-OC members to “Keep It Real” with her speech, that is, she motivated the group to keep chasing their dreams and to turn these dreams and ideas into creative actions.

Overall, it was a night of pure fun and gaiety. The night was painted with alluring smiles, inspiring messages and beautiful people. Twas indeed a lovely night to remember.

The sponsors for the said event were the following:

Planning: @greenappleeventco

Venue: @theestateonsecond

Food & Beverage: @jayscatering

Florals: @sweetsageevents

Linens: @modmixstudio

Lighting: @ampersand.events

DJ: @voxdjs

Entertainment: @undercoverlive

Stationary & Graphic Design: @fabuniquedesigns

Photographer: @LOVE_TRAVEL_EXPLORE

Videographer: @hoo_films

Rentals: @sundrop_vintage

Farm tables: @harvested_goods