AFWPI Awards Gala 2014

Glitz, Glamour, Big hair and lots of bling!  It was a fun trip back to the 80’s at the AFWPI Awards Gala.  AFWPI is the Association for Wedding Professionals International and this is the Sacramento Chapter. The theme for the night was 80’s Prom and it was a blast to the past!!  The decorations were amazing and the music really put us all in the spirit.  The event was held at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento.  It’s a beautiful venue.   

The food was delicious, catered by Beth Sogaard Catering.  We just saw the team at their cooking class last week (see previous post), so we joined their table for dinner.   When it was time for awards, we were pleasantly surprised to hear our name called.  Farrell Photography, Sacramento Wedding Photographer received four awards in all!!  We cannot tell you what an honor this is for us to be recognized by our peers in the Wedding Industry.  These beautiful awards will have a special place in our photography studio!


AFWPI is a very fun group!  We have mixers each month.  It’s a great way to network and get to know others in our business.  We have made many great connections and friendships!  This is me with Wendy Hithe (Photographer) and Tami Miller, publisher of Sacramento Bride and Groom Magazine.  I (Stephanie) am honored to be a regular contributing writer for Sacramento Bride and Groom Magazine.  Steve’s photos are featured in the editorial section of the magazine too!


There was a lot of fun happening at this fabulous party!! Here is Amber Lacuna leading a fun dance!  She is a DJ with Vision Pro DJs.


This is Wendy Sipple, publisher of Real Weddings Magazine.  We are so honored to have one of our weddings featured in the current issue of Real Weddings Magazine.  We are also THRILLED to have another of our weddings to be featured in the next issue!  Thank you Wendy!!  Yes….we know how to party 80’s style!!


The Library Galleria is a terrific event venue!  How beautiful is this??



This is Rick Jenkins of Vision Pro DJ’s.  He was keeping the 80’s spirit alive with an awesome selection of tunes that really brought back a lot of fun memories!


Rebecca Johnson of My Social Media Pro was the star of the evening, receiving high honors!!  Here she is with Tami Miller, Sacramento Bride and Groom Magazine.


All of this would not be possible without the Founders, Julia and Richard Markel.  Two of the nicest, most supportive people you will ever meet.  They founded AFWPI and are also the producers of the Bridal Expo at Sunrise Mall twice a year.  www.  We are honored to call them friends!!


Thank you AFWPI for the awards and recognition!  We are truly blessed.


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