The Big Vision

After an extremely busy start to the year that included two major events along with a trip to Columbus, Ohio, we took a day to catch our breath and update our yearly vision boards.

Here is a look at the process...

Danielle was a welcoming host in her brand new Napa home!

Just like at any SSP event, we were well fed.

Including yummy bread.

And good wine.

Getting into the zone with our boards.

Out with the old, in with the new!

We also paused for a small birthday celebration.

SSP is already rocking 2014! Now a more a more honed vision.

Thank you to Danielle and David for sharing their beautiful home with us.

Back to the City, safe and sound.

Until next time.

Jessie -

Lodi Field Trip

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Last week we visited the site of an upcoming event in Lodi, California.

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As an intern, this provided a fun change of pace from my usual day. Our field trip answered all of our questions. We found the perfect space for a thank-you summer lunch for a corporate client.  

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Here a few of our examples of our theme inspiration:

We've taken a cue from this Pinterest idea and will be using 
Japanese washi tape to further incorporate the theme.

For this event we have a citrus-colored theme – lots of yellows and greens. We're creating a fun, summery feel; appropriate given the high temperatures in Lodi! 

The lunch will feature a frozen desert. These cupcake liners look pretty and catch every last drip.

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Check out the SSP Pinterest page to see more event-inspiration photos and click here to hear a musical interpretation of Lodi!


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Menus with a twist

We are always looking for ways to make every element of an event special. When working on an event that is taking place this weekend we wanted the menus to feel like a keepsake from the event.

Our fabulous intern Sarah created these menus which are mounted on wood panels. They definitely bring the event's nature theme to life! More photos from this event to come soon.


Santa Barbara Glamour

Merideth and I just returned from a fabulous event at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara! It was a beautiful location and the guests loved every last bit.

We did an "Old Hollywood Glamour"-themed evening - complete with black and white photos of our favorite stars as centerpieces, and cool gobo silhouettes of Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, and Humphrey Bogart.

And then there was the cruise of the Santa Barbara Harbor on the amazing Channel Cat catamaran. We saw some cute critters!

All in all, it was a fantastic event!