With extensive experience in food styling, lighting and floral design, fabric treatment, space planning and technical production, Los Angeles based event stylist, Yifat Oren and her staff design and manage every aspect of an event down to the smallest detail. Ms. Oren is often acknowledged by her peers and the press as an innovator of industry trends. An event planner since 1997, the services of Yifat Oren & Associates are available for weddings, bar mitzvahs and social events.
24 Carrots is staple in catering events in southern California and across the nation. Owners Norm Bennett and Jon Brown have taken their love for cooking and entertaining to a whole new level.
Norm Bennett, Swiss-born, American raised chef-owner has a list of culinary credentials from around the world. Norman Brown graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He then traveled to Europe where he worked in many countries, learning first hand the taste and culture of each place. Returning to the United States he continued to work in some of the finest hotels and restaurants across America.
Jon Brown, is entirely business minded and with his managerial experience and an obsession for flawless customer service and operational excellence, you will be guaranteed the ultimate event.
Armed with a team of some of the industry's most talented wedding and event professionals 24 Carrots is committed to making your event a memorable one.
When word broke about Chelsea Clinton's wedding, all of the wedding professional community was abuzz about who was the lucky event planner was the nabbed the gig. The Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding took place this past July with grand fairand was successfully guided with much care and attention by Boston's premier event planner, Bryan Rafanelli of Rafanelli Events.
Mr. Rafanelli got his start in the business after a good friend of his passed away from AIDS he found himself volunteering in the special events section of the AIDS Action Committee. He volunteered for every event and soon found himself chairing and eventually running events. Handling a non-profit, galas, weddings and fundraisers with Creative Director, Billy Ivers, the Rafanelli Events team produces over 100 events per year!
Dana LaRue is co-owner of and writer for The Broke-Ass Bride. The Broke-Ass Bride is a blog for engaged couples about being smart, sassy and confident enough to make the most of what you’ve got. Whether you’re currently planning your wedding or are simply looking for romantic money-saving tips, The Broke-Ass Bride provides much inspiration on both fronts. Dana (the actual broke-ass bride) offers tips on how to be a better negotiator, how to decorate on a budget, and, of course, easy ideas for saving money before the big day.
Ms. LaRue is also the founder of Bride$hare.net, a social media network designed to help brides save green and be green through the sharing, swapping, and reuse of all things wedding related. Her savvy approach to weddings and money delivers entertaining and informative outside-the-box planning inspiration, and teaches brides of any budget that it’s not how much you spend, its how you spend it.
For couples who don't want to give over all the control to a planner but needs professional guidance along the way, The Broke-Ass Bride also offers wedding consulting services.
Denise Woods is the founder and owner of Denise Woods Weddings & Events. She is a Certified Wedding Planner and has been in the event planning business for several years. She was born in the Philadelphia area and raised in Delaware. As a young girl, she received an early start in party planning and design by watching her Mother plan parties for her social group. During college she worked as a floral designer. It was there that she was able to consult with brides planning the big day. She later went on to a successful career in sales and customer service while always planning the occasional party or wedding on the weekends. After migrating to the Florida gulf coast, Denise went on become a wine guide and event planner with a local wine store. She established her wedding and event planning business in August 2008 and is a proud supporter of the American Cancer Society, Making Memories Foundation, Brides Against Breast Cancer and Save The Girls.
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