Always flattered to be tapped to photograph prominent industry events, like those produced by the members of WIPA. ¬†Last week the June 2011 meeting was held at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad and featured discussions on “A Sense of Place” from destination planner Ali Phillips and photographer Andrena “Dina” Douglass.

Park Hyatt Aviara
Guests arriving in time for the cocktail reception

Ambiance DesignsMatt and I were duly impressed by Ambiance Designs‘ floral creations on the back lawn!

WIPA usa

Henna designsThe event theme was “Bon Voyage: India, Morocco, Turkey” so of course Henna San Diego had to be present!

Event at Park Hyatt AviaraRentals and event design were generously furnished by Pow Wow, Artistic Event Design, and La Tavola Linen, respectively.

Pauline Parry

WIPA president Pauline Parry welcoming attendees and (warmly) congratulating raffle winners

WIPA program speakers

Program speakers Ali Phillips and Dina Douglass

Park Hyatt Aviara ballroom

Shawna Yamamoto FloralsGolden floral centerpieces by Shawna Yamamoto

Denny WhiteLoving the composition in this photo of Denny White

Belly dancerDancer from Sohaila International Promotions

ice cream serviceDr. Horrible Sensational Treats serving up some liquid nitrogen ice cream

hookah bar