Wedding 360 – The Academy of Planners and Designers

The first Academy of Planners and Designers event was a smashing success held at the St. Regis Hotel  and Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco on March 14-16.  Hosted by Wedding 360, this event was created for event planners and designers in the wedding industry to learn new techniques, be inspired, show off talents, connect with old faces and meet new ones.  Over 150 from all over the US and Canada attended the 3 day event which included seminars by the top industry experts like David Beahm, Tara Guerald, and our very own Youngsong Martin (owner of Wildflower Linen) who was honored to be  speaker alongside renowned photographers Gene Higa, Catherine Hall, and Editor in Chief of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Grace Ormonde!   Gene and Catherine shared amazing advice on how to create a publishable wedding, Grace shared some of her favorite photos and why she chooses them for publication and Youngsong showed some beautiful images of  tablescape and  linen rentals, showing how they can send a photoshoot to the next level.

The first night kicked off with an “Emerald World” cocktail reception on St. Regis’s Yerba Buena Terrace.  The tented space was perfectly styled in black and white lounge furniture with emerald green accents.  Key participants who made this look come to life were Gloria Wong Designs, Hartmann Studios, Asiel Floral Design and Enhanced Lighting.  

Orange Photography via Two Bright Lights

 The following evening’s dinner was a feast for the eyes.  The Museum of Petals motif was taken to the next level in St. Regis’s exquisite Ballroom.   Lavender, magenta, soft pink, sugarplum colors all worked together perfectly against clean white and glass elements.  Gloria Wong Designs perfected this vision with the help of Blueprint Studios, Nicole Ha Florals, Enhanced Lighting and of course Wildflower Linen.  We created custom linens using chiffon lavender overlays that were showered in petals. 

Orange Photography via Two Bright Lights

What a special and memorable event.  Congrats to Jubilee Lau and Jean Marks for their success!  We look forward to the next Wedding 360 event!