Interviews

Adam George – Embrace Life Photo

Let's start with some background: "When I was 15 years old, I shot, developed and processed my first roll of 35mm black & white film. Immediately, I fell in love with the magic of photography and making people look and feel good through my art. This is what I was meant to do. My devotion to the art got serious during my final year at Agoura High School; four of my six classes were photography related, the highlight of which was...

Rob Roche – Peninsula Beverly Hills

WEDDINC: Can you give us a little bio on yourself?  A little birdie told us that you were formerly in the luxury yacht industry. ROB ROCHE: I have been fortunate to have a long history in the Luxury travel / hospitality industries. Most recently with SeaDream Yacht Club – which is a private yachting company operating two twin mega yachts in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Prior to that I was with – Rosewood Hotels, Four Seasons and RockResorts. WEDDINC: How would...

INTERVIEW with Percy Sales of Percy Sales Events

We are excited to be interviewing Percy Sales from Percy Sales Events today and Happy Birthday Percy.  Today also happens to be his special day! Percy is a highly sought after destination wedding and special event planner from Santa Barbara, CA.   He is full of life and color and has been sought after not only by many destination brides but also donates his time to charity and has made many TV appearances.  To start off, a little birdie told us that you...

Nicolas Pakzad – Inheriting His Father’s Legacy at The House of Bijan

Since the passing away of The House of Bijan’s founder, Bijan Pakzad in 2011,  Bijan of Beverly Hills has been forging ahead with a unique team that consists of family and friend. Every member is dedicated to enhancing the excellence, exclusivity and luxury imbued in the brand, and helping it maintain its market dominance. The power of brand image is part of Bijan’s heritage, growing vastly over four decades. The Bijan mark is an asset that is both priceless...

Jocelyn Haybittel – Deko Arts

Jocelyn, first of all, we would like to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the beautiful hand-painted watercolor icons you artfully designed for us for our website.  They are absolutely gorgeous and we looovvvveee them! WEDDINC: Jocelyn, you are a fine artist, it’s clear. Your abilities, from event renderings to fashion illustration to your ability to capture the ambience of an event style are simply gorgeous. Which would you say is your favorite of all...

Sandy Verkerk -Paper Melange

WEDDINC: Sandy, we’ve seen your invitations and paper goods at some of LA’s most prestigious bridal shows.  What inspires you to create such beautiful, one of a kind invitations, especially the hand painted ones? SANDY: The beauty of nature truly inspires me. And I do love beautiful things. WEDDINC: You design with absolutely the most lovely elements: lace, water color, beach glass and wire, satin, raffia and custom illustrations.  What inspires your choice of elements and textures? "I wanted to bring a more tactile...