Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Engaging Affairs Welcomes Christine Godsey

Last night I met Christine Godsey, the newest member of one of the DC area's premiere Wedding Planning companies, Engaging Affairs.

Christine Godsey began her event management career 5+ years ago while working at The Staubach Company, a corporate real estate consulting firm. There, she planned a variety of events such as holiday parities, incentive outings, networking events and offsite meetings. While at The Staubach Company, she realized her true passion in life...planning events. Christine attended and completed George Washington University’s Event Management Certificate Program. While studying at George Washington, her weekends and evenings were spent learning from and working alongside some of DC's finest event planners, assisting the coordination of weddings and corporate events to destination management.

Since then, Christine has left the corporate world to work in events full time. Recently joining Engaging Affairs, Christine has been busy planning events and wedding of all sizes and budgets. Her biggest reward is a flawless event where everyone is having a great time. Christine has been educated in international protocol and etiquette by The International Society of Protocol & Etiquette Professionals.

Herrington on the Bay

I had a wonderful experience at a jewel of a destination last Thursday, Herrington on the Bay in Friendship, MD. Innkeeper Anna Willman showed us a great time with a tour of the beach area for Wedding Ceremonies, the pavilion for receptions, and the remodeled rooms for Wedding guests and vacationers.

The lunch of petite crab cakes, Herrington salad, lime rockfish w/peach salsa, and a raspberry cheesecake lollipop was awesome. Also thanks to Elizabeth, Stacey, Janice, and Chrissy for the royal treatment. I highly recommend this treasure in Southern Maryland for Weddings, Picnics, Corporate Events, or just to get out of town.

Monday, May 4, 2009

SESMA at Ridgewells

Kudos to Ridgewells Catering for trying to teach me to cook last Wednesday. David Keener (above), Corporate Chef at Ridgewells, gave a wonderful culinary demonstration on casual home entertaining. Their new showroom is awesome and our group, SESMA, started with some strong margaritas.