every event is special
every non-profit benefit is important
every budget is unique
every client is important…no exceptions

– yvonne wolf, event planner

13Dec

I am thrilled to have coordinated Carol and Lori Wolf’s (no relation) beautiful wedding!

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They are a truly special couple (with a fabulous son!) and an inspiration to all of us!!  Read the full article at People.com.

12Jul

Jean-Luc Godard said “A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order. “ I respectfully disagree. I believe the most successful events tell a story exactly in that order. My goal is to create that story using food, décor, music, entertainment and special details in a way that my clients will be able to relive and share their day like storytelling. Good photography and videography bring to life these events like books on tape!

Start with a cocktail hour and mingling or networking as the “beginning” in one room filled with unique visuals, food and décor. Move your guests to another room for the main presentation, lunch, dinner or party offering a new ambiance reflecting the host’s or company’s personal connection as representative of the “middle.” Everyone loves a happy ending…so use your last hour as a pièce de résistance with a surprise guest or live entertainment and delicious sweets to leave your guests wanting more!

All good things must come to an end… but let’s make sure there is a fabulous story to tell when it’s all said and done!

 

29Mar

Buffets have come a long way since they first became most popular in Las Vegas. Often viewed as a less elegant way of serving meals, “food stations” as I like to call them, are a great way to offer your guests creative and delicious choices during any special event.

In order to avoid lines and hungry people, consider having several tables that are “mirrored” (have the same offerings on each table), are double-sided (where guests can access food from both sides of the table), display full platters of selections (not just a few pieces that constantly need to be replenished every minute) and lastly, are professionally supervised so you never run out of meals or it looks picked over!

I, personally, like to have guest tables pre-set with silverware, water, wine glass, napkin and anything else that will allow your friends and family to walk the stations with just a plate. Nothing more inconvenient than having to fumble with utensils, a napkin and possibly a drink, along with a plate of food, before taking your seat.

Be creative with your presentation and don’t be afraid to use different vessels and dramatic florals to compliment your dishes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts are all perfect meal choices for buffets.

“What happens in Vegas” can stay in Vegas because your birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or gala’s culinary stations will have your guests loving Los Angeles!