Posts Tagged ‘may 14’

Attention Bay Area Fiancees and Fiances – Wedding Event Tonight at Fort Mason!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I’m not sure if it’s too late to get in on this, but check it out and see if there’s room for one or two more tonight at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 at the Dream Team Mixer – it’s just especially for people wishing to get married in the bay area.

(Be warned – somebody might try to make the case on how you should spend your cash in order to make your Big Day special, but isn’t that what you want anyway?)

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See you there!

Meet the Dream Team Mixer
 
We would like to invite anyone wishing to get married in the bay area to attend this fun and informative evening. 
 
Music from Spintronix. 
 
Flowers from  Branch Out Floral and Event Design. 

Movie Trailer featuring the Dream Team, from Studio MSV.

Hors d’ouevres from Spring Loaf Catering.

Wines from Franciscan Winery.

Lighting from North American Theatre Technology. 

Fashion Show featuring Bella Mia Bride, Bliss Bridal Shoes, Natural Images Skincare, One World Designs, and Get Your DO Up!

Photo Booth from The Laugh Box.

Special Display from Nancy Liu Chin Designs.

Rentals from Williams Party Rentals.

Cupcakes from Freedom Bakery & Confections.

Photography from Lilia Photo.

Limo from Lone Star Limousine.

Featured Special Guests: Haute Horticulture, Balloons Equal Fun,  Jon Casey Caricatures, and Blue Water Party Rentals.

Come meet the couples vying for the title of “San Francisco’s First Dreamy Couple”. 

You’ll learn more about the vendors responsible for this community-driven project and how you can enter for a chance to win a $100,000.00 Dream Wedding! 

We hope to find a hard-working and deserving couple who values the impact of giving back to the community around them.

Could it be YOU?

Enter the $100,000 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway to Win Win Win!

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Are you just about to get married? If so, there appears to be no downside entering the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway. And if you win, you’ll be getting hitched on May 14, 2010, whether you like it or not!

All this assumes that you’re not bashful talking about your fiance (or fiancee) and that you don’t mind being exposed to a wedding-related sales pitch or two. After all, you only get married one time (or eight (!) times, something in that area). 

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And just for fun, read the FAQ. Apparently, ingrates, people who haven’t even won yet, write in with less-than-gracious inquiries:

Q} – I already paid deposits to other vendors for the wedding I have been planning on my own. Can I get those deposits back?

Q} I can’t afford to take time off work. If I am the winner, will I be compensated for my time?

Q} Can we cancel the wedding if we are the winners?

(Can you imagine? I mean, really, mink coats and no manners, right ladies?)

Anyway, here are the deets. The contest starts August 4, 2009, at exactly 7:55 AM Pacific Standard Time.

You can’t win if you don’t play! And Our Schools Win Too!*

“San Francisco’s top wedding vendors are giving away a Dream Destination Wedding & Honeymoon to Napa!
Contest opens August 4, 2009.  Visit
www.sfweddinggiveaway.com  to enter online.

Valued at $100,000.00, one deserving couple will win the wedding of their dreams. With a date set for May 14, 2010, the long list of prizes include everything a bride and groom need for the perfect dream come true.
 
Over 40 of the Bay Area’s most sought-after wedding professionals have gathered forces create a lavish wedding at Hotel Vitale, one of San Francisco’s most luxurious hotels, for the winning couple along with 75 of their friends and family.   No stone will go unturned, as this team puts together a high-end wedding worthy of platinum status.
 
Afterwards, the winners will head to Milliken Creek Inn in Napa, CA for a three night honeymoon including: Dinner on board the Napa Valley Wine Train, spa treatments and a private lunch and winery tour at Robert Mondavi Winery.
 
“These days, it seems all we ever hear on TV is bad news, with the recession, home foreclosures, and hundreds of people losing their jobs every day,” says Liz Guthrie, the contest producer, and owner of San Jose Wedding Consultants, LLC. “Weddings are expensive, and many people cannot afford a lavish wedding, especially given the state of the economy. We wanted to offer something back to the community that has been so good to us over the years, and the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding seemed like the perfect opportunity.”   
 
The winning couple will receive the following goods and services: wedding planner, coordinator and event designer; catered rehearsal dinner for 25 guests at a 1 Fort Mason; wedding ceremony and reception venue at Hotel Vitale; 3 nights’ accommodations in San Francisco; 3 nights’ accommodations in Napa; catered dinner; specialty rentals; shoes and dresses for the bride and her bridesmaids; Massage treatments in San Francisco and again in Napa; bridal party hair and makeup; jewelry for bride; wedding rings for bride and groom; wedding cake and grooms’ cake; engagement, rehearsal and wedding photography; videography; classical guitarist; cocktail hour jazz trio; party band for reception; DJ/emcee; custom invitations and wedding stationery; specialty lighting; limo transportation; photo booth; wedding favors; and more…

*Our schools win in only the most indirect sense.

San Francisco Bike to Work Day 2009 – War Declared on NIMBYs

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Look out NIMBY‘s - the San Francisco Bicycle Plan is coming to YOUR neighborhood, whether you like it or not. That’s the conclusion you’d come to had you made it this morning’s Bike to Work Day rally on the steps of City Hall. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition put on quite a show for a couple hundred-something in the crowd, most of whom parked their colorful bikes thusly:

The mise-en-scene:

SFBC Executive Director Leah Shahum MC’ed the rally, speaking of NIMBYs and the Bicycle Plan. The battle is joined, or it will be starting next month, probably. Get up to speed with the 2008 San Francisco State of Cycling Report put out by the SFMTA.

Lots of Supes were there:

District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar briefly addressed the crowd, talking about improving cyclist safety, mentioning the lower Haight Wiggle he uses to get back and forth from the Richmond District.

District 3 Supervisor and Board President Davis Chiu doesn’t think changes should stop with the proposed Bike Plan. He wants to Go Further. Lots of cheers for that.

District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu showed off her fashionable fuzzy white helmet to the delight of the crowd.

District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi always makes these events - he hasn’t really gotten much sleep since the recent birth of Theo Aureliano Mirkarimi.

District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty cited recent changes to the streetscape, including Pavement to Parks.  

District 9 Supervisor David Campos was pleased to see the outreach to people living in the Mission.

District 11 Supervisor John Avalos gave a shout out to District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly. He also said, “Bikes Rule.”

The “Big 56” will go somewhere in here. Click to expand to see a much larger version: 

 One Less Car, One More Bike. A young scion amused the pols.

What’s that on City Attorney Dennis J Herrera’s shirt?

“One Less Lawyer in a Car.”

O.K. fine.

2009 is shaping up to be the Year of the Bike Plan.

To Be Continued…

This Thursday is Bike to Work Day – Presidio Offers Free Lunch, Bicycle Drawing

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 14, 2009, of course, but you already knew that. Here’s the news: Those cyclists who find their way to the Presidio might get an extra reward or two.

How about winning a bike in the free drawing? Or a free BBQ lunch at the Acre Cafe? Or a quick bike tune-up from the Sports Basement? In short, it’s going to be ON. Just get over to near the Fire Station at the corner of Halleck and Lincoln between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

The giant endangered parking lot of the Presidio Main Post. You’ll need to bring your bike to get the goodies. If you drive, then No Soup For You. Click to expand

All the deets below, and after the jump.

See you there!

 
Bike to Work Day – May 14

On Thursday, May 14, thousands of people will put their car keys aside and hop on their bicycles to commute to work. As always, the Presidio Trust will sponsor an Energizer Station near the Fire Station at the corner of Halleck and Lincoln between 6:30 and 9:30 am. Ride in to get FREE refreshments and goodies, and to sign up for a raffle to win one of two bikes, courtesy of Sports Basement and Honest Tea. Sports Basement mechanics will also be at the Station to offer quick bike tune ups. Riders who register at the station will enjoy a free BBQ lunch at Acre Café that day. Questions? Contact Chris Weeks at the Presidio Trust at (415) 561-5474. Visit the web to find out what is happening for Bike to Work Day throughout the Bay Area.

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