Friday, April 23, 2010


We were so excited about attending our monthly AACWP (American Association of Certified Wedding Planners) meeting this month because (a) it was at the beautiful Ritz Carlton and (b) it was a round-table discussion about Destination Weddings!
The Ritz-Carlton was, as expected, beautiful and sophisticated. We had an amazing meal that started with an Amouse Bouche of spring english pea and butter lettuce shooter with crispy speck that elegantly moved to a salad of grilled asparagus with baby greens, minus 8 vinaigrette hazelnut goat cheese souffle. The entree was delicious and featured a pan seared sablefish, miso cauliflower potato pillow, sauteed wild ramps, sauteed haricot vert with a golden raisin brown butter emulsion. The dessert was my favorite part, since I have such a huge sweet tooth, which featured Gaviota strawberry panna cotta, sous vide poached rhubarb and vanilla shortbread.

Then the round-table discussion started! Each table discussed unique challenges that coordinators face when encountering destinations weddings such as how to charge for your services, sourcing from vendors, legal matters, local customs and logistics.
As we were eating our delicious meal and discussing such a fun topic, we looked around and are always amazed by the wonderful group we are so honored to be a part of. There are many, many wonderful certified coordinators in Dallas; many that we look up to and are humbled when we are in the same room with everyone all together.

We can't wait until the next meeting which will be at Union Station and is the yearly FASHION show!

Sarabeth | Amanda | Fallon

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