ILEA, officially International Live Events Association, had their latest event at the Freemark Abbey in Napa. I had the total pleasure of photographing it for them. They are a great group if you are in the industry and truly the best people in their chosen fields and just for who they are. The day was perfect and the event was fantastic and I learned something of course as well. The speaker was Erin Rose Opperman and she did a great job. It was about really taking advantage of social media. I’m not a fan but I know I must.
Freemark Abbey History
I wasn’t aware of the history of Freemark Abbey but they do a great job with showing you exactly what it is. They have been around since 1886 and were involved in “The Judgement of Paris”. They have these incredible photographs around the site that integrate an old photograph with a new one and it is fantastic! I’m a total history buff so for me, this is just a great idea. The space is really unique with history and the renovations make it fantastic for an event space. They can completely accommodate something indoor and outdoor.
Two Birds-One Stone
Now, the food! Holy cow was it great. Two Birds/One Stone did the catering and are within the Freemark Abbey building. So some wine tasting, which umm, yum, can be done then just go in to dinner at the restaurant. It is California-inspired yakitori by chefs Sang Yoon & Douglas Keane, I just really can’t recommend it enough. The dinner was family style and we had more than enough.
Here are the vendors that participated. Do check them out as I can highly recommend them.
Thanks for having me!
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