Nestled with an intimate sanctuary filled with grand visits and enchanted nooks, the La Costa Resort and Spa has many ideal places for wedding celebrations. Some within the warmth of their village ambiance, others down winding pathways. For larger formal affairs, walk down the aisle overlooking the greenery of the golf course on the all-new Valley Promenade. Or choose a more intimate gathering on one of the many lush garden terraces dotting the grounds.

ABC Members were rewarded for their ideas and creativity and setting a new trend in stationery, photography, floral design and more at the 2013 Excellence Award Ceremony. Entries were judged by a panel of experts (Liz Beck, Liz Beck Events РDarin Fong, Darin Fong Photography РAnthony Griffin, White Lotus Productions) who will look for something fresh and creative, and the winner for each category were announced at the event. Categories included:

Sheri Karpinski of Sensational Treats

Jeanette Bagcus of Chairish the Moment

Amanda Morgan of Bob Hoffman Photo and Video

Amy June of Affairs by Amy

Ben Aguirre of Ben Aguirre Photography

Geneene Thornton of Celebrations Event Planning

Sabrina Cadini of La Dolce Idea

Sabrina Cadini of La Dolce Idea

And thank you to our meeting sponsors-
Venue- La Costa Resort and Spa
Photography- Melissa McClure Photography
Videography- Caleb Wojcik Films
Florals/Rentals- White Lotus Productions
Linens- Sweet Ribbon Events
Desserts- Sweet Thoughts
Stationery-H&J Graphics
A/V and Lighting- Mobile Music Plus
Twitter Feed and DJ- DJ Extreme
Music- Jessica Lerner
Joan Rivers- Imagination Entertainment

Please enjoy a few photos from the evening by the fantastic Melissa McClure and visit the Facebook page to see the full gallery!
The Joan Rivers Collection
The full album