• October 28, 2015

The Savvy Planner Workshop

The Savvy Planner Workshop

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This week we wanted to spotlight the incredible people who donated their time and energy into helping us with The Savvy Planner Workshop which we held on October 12th! The morning started at Town & Country Even Rentals in Santa Barbara with coffee and some fresh pastries from our local favorite Jeannine’s Bakery! We had a nice time meeting and getting to know our attendees before we sat down to begin the first part of our speaking session in this cozy lounge furniture grouping we set up with Town and Country!


We wanted our attendees to go home with something a little different than the typical gift bag! So we shopped for some sweet gifts and assembled them on these small wooden trays along with these insanely gorgeous name tags which were laser printed by De Lovely Details! (If you haven’t heard about this company you HAVE to check them out!!)


Then we moved to a new area within the T&C  showroom to have a delicious two course catered lunch by Omni Catering! We designed this lunch setting with Town & Country, La Tavola Linens and Louloudi Floral Designs to feel like we were outside on a sunny fall afternoon!

IMG_2434IMG_2435First we served a Grilled Panzanella Salad with heirloom tomatoes, grilled Italian bread, feta cheese, kalamata olives, cucumber, and marinated red onions with fresh basil and a balsamic vinaigrette! It was spectacular!!


The second course from Omni Catering was a Fresh Basil Pesto Glazed Wild Salmon served over warm quinoa and fresh vegetables!


After lunch we moved over to the next stop to have a fantastic cake tasting and Champagne with Lele Patisserie. Lele so graciously brought in some of her artificial cakes for us to display as well as what felt like a million different cake & frosting flavors for all of us to mix and match to our hearts desire!! (This may have been my favorite part!)


Once our stomachs were completely satisfied, we moved over to our table design session. Louloudi Designs created a stunning fall centerpiece for our table with bright fuchsia, deep purple, and creamy mocha colored flowers as the focal point! On one side of the table we used dark black accents and mixed china to create a look that was contemporary and modern.


And on the opposite side of the table we used soft gold and champagne tones to create a romantic candlelit dinner with cut crystal glassware! Louloudi Designs even painted both sides of the flower container to mix up the designs! During this time we taught each of the ladies some of our favorite napkin folds, how we go about our design process with our clients, and allowed them to design their own place settings by using all of the products at T&C!


We ended the evening with wine and cheese (two of our favorite things!) and took the time to chat with each of our attendees to get to know them personally & discuss what unanswered questions they might still have! Overall it was a hugely successful day, and we really valued our time spent with each one of the incredible ladies who attended!

Cheers to our very first Savvy Planner Workshop!

Once again we couldn’t have done this without the help of our incredible team of vendors and friends who each made The Savvy Planner Workshop a possibility:

Town & Country Event Rentals

Louloudi Designs

Omni Catering

Lele Patisserie

Ambient Event Design 

La Tavola Linens

De Lovely Details