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Welcome to my blog. I document my adventures in travel, style, and food. Hope you have a nice stay!

San Francisco Wedding Fair - AKD Highlights

I remember four years ago helping Alicia set up her booth for the San Francisco Wedding Fair at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco - - while she was at the breaking point with her business, she also had a one year old baby girl and was terribly under the weather. We stayed the night at the hotel soaking up the Four Seasons luxury and laid out the booth plans over room service. A hot bath and a good night's sleep was all she needed to get her game face on for the big day.

  Dressed in a cute, black frock and her hair tousled up in a pony tail, I touched up her make up and fielded her phone calls. As we wound our way through the maze of vendor booths featured in the hotel's main ballroom, her pace was quick and friendly as she waved to her industry colleagues, stopping briefly for hugs and smiles before manning the station of her own creation.

This year's fair paints a different picture! With her team in place and not a flu in sight, the bouquets were smartly arranged and her signature popcorn stand stood at the ready to greet tomorrow's brides. What started as a brass tax business in her garage over a decade ago is now an established design firm with a fabulous storefront and a remarkable team. Now a mother of two, a wife, a business owner and a dear friend, Alicia continues to transcend the ordinary to the extraordinary!


Alicia K Design's Lead Coordinator Jessica Harrington and Associate Coordinator Hazel Zambrano indexed some highlights from the day, including favorite booths and our own designs on display. Among their faves were Chantal Guillon's passion fruit macaroons (Hazel says they changed her life) and Jin Wang's stunning runway show of bridal gowns - And as always, Hartmann's tabletop designs were to die for!


- Enjoy!


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