A charming day at the Ralston Hall Mansion with WIPA

I had the total honor of being a sponsor of the recent meeting of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA), which was held at the gorgeous Ralston Hall Mansion in Belmont. I love WIPA meetings! The speakers are great and I always meet so many wonderful and talented people. Plus, since it's crafted by wedding professionals, the food, decor, and other details are always exquisite. Here's a peek at last week's gathering, and of some of the people who made it amazing.

First things first: Here's what we saw when we arrived in the morning.  The Ralston Hall Mansion was built in 1864. Its Italianate Villa style exterior and steamboat gothic interior remain intact, chock-full of beautiful details all around.

Before we event got inside, we found this gorgeous display by the talented PJ of Milk Glass Vintage Rentals. Isn't this adorable?!

The gorgeous flowers were done by Soulflower - more to come...

Here's what we saw when we walked in the door - wow!

Inside the mansion, artisan details abound. Here are just a couple.

And here's a photo of the ladies who make the mansion come alive for events - Denise and Karen. We were so lucky to have them as hosts.

And, the goodness just kept going. Soulflower's luscious flowers bedecked every table.

and Pamela Joy Jazz filled the rooms with music.

This is where the meeting was!

Tables were bedecked with beautiful tablecloths from Napa Valley Linens, and more beautiful Soulflower flowers.

Menus crafted by The Card Lady were on every plate.

The speaker was David Merrell, who founded the award-winning AOO Events and runs the blog DesignDawgs. He flew up from Hollywood to give us his wonderful presentation.

And the food, by La Bonne Cuisine, well.....

After David's talk and a sumptuous meal, there was time for connecting

Here's Kathy from Well-Rehearsed, who arranged the event table decor of the event.

And LVL Events' Kimberly, who co-chaired the event.

Last but not least, dessert by True Confections.

A sweet end to a sweet day.

Thanks to everyone who made the day amazing!

Event Coordination: LVL Events Catering: La Bonne Cuisine Videography: Kevin Chin Photography Entertainment: Pamela Joy Jazz Florist: Soulflower Event Table Decor: Well Rehearsed Linen: Napa Valley Linens Décor Rentals: Milk Glass Vintage Rentals Rentals: Stuart Rental Printing:  The Card Lady Audio/Visual/Lighting: Enhanced Lighting Desserts: True Confections Coffee and Cappuccino Bar: Travelin’ Joe Espresso Speaker: David Merrell