The ABC Board / Steering Committee decided to do something a little different this year for the annual board retreat this year. We packed into a 15 passenger van and headed up the 15 to Leoness Cellars (winery) in Temecula.

The annual retreat is a time for the board to connect, reflect, grow and strategize the goals and direction of the association. It’s not our typical “working” meeting, but a time to take a few steps back and have a thorough review of just about everything. We are excited with the direction and future outlook of the association.

Leoness Cellars is an amazing wedding and event venue. We enjoyed top-notch service, and had an amazing lunch – where each course was accompanied with an applicable Leoness wine. We ended the day with a personalized site tour . . . which included more wine tastings. (We didn’t get the passenger van just cuz…. 😉 )

Thank You

We especially thank Five Star Transportation for the safe and efficient ride up and back to Temecula. One of our board committee members, Alfonso Hernandez is the General Manager and stepped up to provide our transportation for the day. Next time you’re in need of transportation for 5 or 500, contact Five Star!

And to Lidia Pareno of Leoness Cellars for the amazing hospitality, excellent food and top-notch service during our short stay. We highly recommend you consider Leoness for your next wedding or event.

And to each of the Steering Committee members below, thank you for the time and resources you bring to the organization.

The 2017 Steering Committee

*While Sabrina is no longer on the active board for 2017-18 she attended the retreat. Sabrina has been an integral part of the ABC Organization, holding various positions, including Director/President for years.

To Learn More

To learn more about the Steering Committee and how you can get involved, visit

To learn more about the Association of Bridal Consultants and how it can improve your business, and your connections in the industry, visit


You don’t think we’d take one of San Diego’s best photographers with us and not have some pictures as a result, did you? Thanks to Emilio for snapping some shots along the way.