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On Tuesday, the Catrina Maria Designs team had the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of San Francisco to see an “Over the Top” presentation by the world-renowned designer, Preston Bailey.

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His story was truly inspiring to listen to, and the designs that he shared with us were jaw-droppingly intricate. We had so much fun! For more information about Preston Bailey’s background and amazing designs, visit his website at http://www.prestonbailey.com/.

Before we headed to the cocktail hour at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, we visited My Boudoir SF to talk to the amazing and very knowledgeable lingerie stylist, Miriam Hernandez, for a some girly fun! For questions about your own undergarments, visit her website at http://www.thelingeriestylist.com/. 

At the Preston Bailey NACE event, we had the chance to interact with some very exciting vendors! Some of our favorites were:

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A big thank you to San Francisco NACE for hosting this event! The Catrina Maria Designs team had a blast!

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The Knot: what bride-to-be doesn’t love it?  We totally love the Knot, too, and were ridiculously excited when we were picked as one of The Knot’s 2010 Best of Weddings vendors.  Besides all the warm fuzzies that we got from receiving this award, we also got to attend the 2010 Knot Networking Bash in what may be San Francisco’s coolest venue, the California Academy of Sciences.  We got to meet tons of wedding professionals from Northern California and learn all about what The Knot is up to, all while surrounded by the Academy’s gorgeous exhibits.  It was definitely a party to remember – check out all our pics from the event below!

The Academy was given a modern nightclub feel with chic lounge areas scattered around the building
Lounge at California Academy of Sciences
Another lounge at California Academy of Sciences
Seating in front of penguins at California Academy of Sciences
We fell in love with the earthy centerpieces, which included lots of succulents and biodegradable pots, and which perfectly complemented the safari feel of the decorations
Succulent centerpiece at California Academy of SciencesAnother centerpiece at California Academy of Sciences
BBC did a fantastic job catering the event, offering fun specialty cocktails, delicious fresh finger food, and yummy cupcakes
BBC Catering at California Academy of Sciences
Catrina and Marianna at California Academy of Sciences
All in all we had a wonderful time, met great people, and fell in love with The Knot even more!  Thanks again to all who nominated us for the 2010 Knot Best of Weddings!

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