On Monday August 16th I, Julie Hopkins, attended a networking event at the Lobo View Estate in Agoura, CA held by the Association of Bridal Consultants. The photographer, Kevin Foley, and his beautiful wife who is a makeup artist by profession, hosted the event. The Foleys own this estate in Agoura and have fashioned it into a wonderful venue for weddings and just about any kind of event. The area is stunningly gorgeous, isolated from the crowds, and has some of the most picturesque views of the Santa Monica mountains.

During the event I had the pleasure of meeting, once again, Christine Dellosso of LA Limousine. Christine has a wonderful character. I could imagine that if their fleet of Limousine drivers is anything like Christine you are in for a very fun drive around town, or to and from an event. Christine then introduced me to Chailling of Chailling’s Make Up. Chailling has some of the most reasonable prices for makeup and hair. Make sure to take a look at Chailling’s “before and after pictures” on her website. We had a good time trying out together both Truxton’s American Bistro menu that was delicious and generously served at the event. And for desert we ventured to the nothing bundt cakes savory sweets table. I regret to announce that the first batch of pastries were stolen from my plate when we left the table to get some wine. Now you know that those cakes were yummy when they get snatched away when you are not looking. LOL

Chailling then introduced me to our photo shoot buddy, Lauren Kinkade-Wong of Divine Events by Lauren. Lauren is an event coordinator. Then Sheryl Fraze of Garment Saver dropped by our table and introduce herself. Sheryl not only takes care of wedding attire in need of immediate repairs at an event, she also sell items that can protect your pristine white dress from becoming soiled before the ceremony and after wards when it is stored. The last people that we spoke with at the ABC event was Joeleen Medina, owner of A Sweet Design and Megan Meredith, a pastry designer. They have some of the most creative designs in cakes. Take a look at their website and witness the designs.

And, just before leaving we had an impromptu photoshoot with They have a tent setup to take pictures of people at events that is similar to, but oh so much more, than a photo booth.

Chailling, Julie Hopkins and Lauren Kinkade-Wong

So there you have it. A sample of a fun networking event for wedding professionals and some good resources for brides to check out.


  1. Sounds like it was a fun event, when's the next network mixer?


  2. They have not posted the next networking event yet, but you can check the website: to find out what's up and/or get on their email list.


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