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Casey Hahn, Beets Hospitality Group {Creative Partner Spotlight}

Today, we’re excited that we get the chance to shine our spotlight on Casey Hahn, the Director of Events for Beets Hospitality Group! She brings a lot of experience not just in events, but in the Tri-Valley area as a whole. So if you’re looking to plan a wedding in Livermore, she’s your gal!

Keep reading to learn more about Casey Hahn and her role with Beets Hospitality Group!


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Tell us a bit about your professional background. What brought you to the event industry?

I’ve been doing events since high school (which was a LONG time ago!) and went to school for Hospitality at Chico State. I’ve worked and done events for City of Pleasanton, City of Dublin, Robert Half International, and Wente Vineyards prior to finding my home at Beets Hospitality Group. I love hosting and planning parties so events were a perfect fit for me!

What do you love about your job at Beets Hospitality Group?

Mentoring event coordinators who are new to the industry as well as making each of our Brides and Grooms most important day come true!

If you could share one wedding planning tip with an engaged couple, what would you tell them?

Remember that it is only 5 hours of your life 🙂 Don’t sweat the small stuff, and know that we will take care of the small stuff for you, and ENJOY your day!


It’s always a pleasure collaborating with Casey and her team at Beets! When you work with her, you can rest assured that you’ll always be in good hands.

Photo of the Week: Sweet Wedding Recessional

Today, we’re celebrating that “just married” excitement that is always present during a couple’s wedding recessional! They’ve worked so hard to get down that aisle, and now there’s nothing left to do but party! (And the marriage part, but first things first…)

wedding recessional | palm event center

These lovebirds said “I do!” at Palm Event Center and you can just tell that their wedding recessional was a moment that felt unreal! As for their wedding reception… well, that was an unforgettable experience as well!

Oh, and psst… Don’t miss our ceiling swag dressing up the altar! We love how drapery can transform a space — and this is just one of the examples. Check out our drapery gallery to find more inspiration!

Marlene Fahrenkrog | Beets Hospitality Group

Marlene Fahrenkrog, Beets Hospitality {Creative Partner Spotlight}

We’re bringing back our Creative Partner Spotlight series and showing some love to our fellow industry professionals! First up, we’re shining a well-deserved light on Marlene Fahrenkrog, the Executive Director of Sales for Beets Hospitality Group.

Beets Hospitality is the exclusive event management and catering company for two of our favorite venues, Palm Event Center in the Vineyard and Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.

Without further ado, here is a bit about Marlene!


Marlene Fahrenkrog | Beets Hospitality Group

Tell us a bit about your professional background. What brought you to the event industry?

Worked in the hotel industry for 26 years and wanted to learn something new!

What do you love about your job?

I love the team at Beets the most – we call ourselves Beets Peeps. 🙂 I also love our clients and the amazing events that come together with all of their creativity shining through!

If you could share one wedding planning tip with an engaged couple, what would you tell them?

Be true to yourselves in all decisions you make during the planning process. This is your big day and everything should be focused on the two of you and what makes you happy!


Marlene is a delight to work with and we appreciate her commitment to fulfilling clients’ event visions. Cheers to you, Marlene!

Photo of the Week: Romantic Luxury

How’s this for a taste of romantic luxury?

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Not sure what’s more picture-perfect: Staring into the eyes of forever? Or the way the natural light envelopes this sweet pair, outlining the perfect silhouette of love? We’ll take both, please!

Tall floral centerpieces and a majestic chandelier give us all the romantic energy, creating the perfect vibe for these lovebirds! (Oh, and did you peep the delicately adorned arbor at the entrance? Swoon!)

This beautiful couple made the most of their alone time under our crystal beaded chandeliers as Ryan Lam Photography captured this sweet moment at Palm Event Center. If this isn’t the epitome of romance, we don’t know what is!

What Has Casey Hahn of Palm Event Center Been Doing in Quarantine?

This is a part of our Creative Partner Spotlight: Quarantine Edition series, where we show you what our creative partners from all around the Bay Area have been up to during quarantine. Today, we’re checking in with Casey Hahn of The Palm Event Center

What has been your favorite part about quarantine? All the additional puppy cuddles, time with my hubby, and getting creative in the kitchen! I’ve also been following all of the “quarantine trends” — I have yet to make banana bread or create geometric chalk art though! But my paint-by-number is really coming along!

What has been your least favorite part about quarantine? Not seeing family and friends, cancelled baseball games and two baby showers for my Godson and my first nephew has really been a bummer.

How have you been spending your time? Beside Netflix and chilling… taking lots of walks, committing to live online workouts, working on my tan in the backyard, and listening to music.

What are your favorite local restaurants to order take out from? Kawa Sushi is always my first go-to, but recently I’ve been craving some Taco Bell 😊

What have you been binge watching? Besides Tiger King, I’ve been Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Beverly Hills Housewives, and American Idols.

What are you looking forward to most when all of this is over? Looking at a different 4 walls! HA!

Have you celebrated a birthday or event during quarantine? How did you do it? Easter and my Sister-in-Law’s birthday were both celebrated by Zoom chats with family and ‘cheers’ from afar.

Have you learned any new skills during quarantine? I am looking forward to Rachel Hollis’ Rise Conference this weekend! It is all about leadership and understanding a growth mindset. As soon as my paint-by-number is done I am looking forward to getting started on more scratch art! It’s like scratching a lottery ticket, just with no money at the end and instead you are left with a cool picture.

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Looking forward to seeing all of our couples AND vendors when we can convene again!

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Did you know that our Statue LOVE Letters also come in white?! We were so excited to unveil them at Romance in the Vineyards and we hope you love them as much as we do!

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We are obsessing over our new Mid Century Shiplap Wall! It paired so well with our Geometric Chandeliers and Nicole Ha‘s amazing florals at Romance in the Vineyards. We can’t wait to share more photos!

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Sneak peek alert! Tyler Vu sent over this shot of our Arbor from Romance in the Vineyards…we can’t wait to see the rest of the images!

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Umm can we talk about this gorgeous first dance? We loved being a part of Marissa and Alex’s wedding day and our creative partner team certainly knocked it out of the park. Thanks to Green Vintage Photography for this super romantic shot!

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We’re always suckers for a great first dance, and this shot from Sarah and Kevin’s vintage glam wedding is incredible! Huge thanks to Vicen Forns Photography for capturing this moment!

 

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What a gorgeous sweetheart table setting! We always love when couples customize our Reclaimed Wood Wall and the Candle Chandeliers always add the perfect touch of romance. Thanks to Tyler Vu Photography for this detail shot!

Meet Casey Hahn of Palm Events Center

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Casey Hahn from Palm Event Center.

The Palm Event Center in the Vineyard is a beautiful, elegant and rustic wine country property. They feature a dramatic palm tree-lined driveway and gorgeous venue with an intimate Estate Room and expansive ballroom overlooking the vineyards. They feature delicious, wine-friendly cuisine and host primarily weddings and corporate events.

We asked Casey to tell us about what inspired her to pursue a career in weddings and how he got started in the industry.

My love for event planning began in high school where I was in charge of planning Homecoming activities, rallies and events for my peers, and when I started college at Chico State I discovered that they had a nationally accredited Recreation Administration program with an option in Special Event Planning! After college I returned to the Bay Area and started working part-time as a server in the Catering Department at Wente Vineyards, serving at weddings, golf tournaments, concerts and corporate events. My other part-time job was with the City of Dublin Special Events Department where we planned and hosted the St. Patrick’s Day Festival and the Day on the Green Festival among other smaller city events. I was then given the opportunity to become an Event/Wedding Coordinator at Wente Vineyards, and then moved into the role of Associate Events Director. After a brief hiatus from weddings during a stint in Corporate Event Planning, I realized that my love and passion for wedding planning was something I could not suppress! Shortly after that I was offered the role as an Event Coordinator with Beets Hospitality Group serving both Casa Real and Palm Event Center, and I’ve been here ever since!

Casey also shared what her favorite part about being in weddings is.

Being a wedding coordinator does have its stressors, but that is overruled by the pure joy that we see on our Brides & Grooms faces as we get to walk with them through what could be one of the most important days of their lives! One of my favorite moments during a wedding is having that minute with the Bride right before sending her down the aisle; fluffing her train, adjusting her veil, seeing her relish in that moment with whomever is escorting her down the aisle, telling her to take a deep breath and smile…opening the doors, and go! Being with her and supporting her in such an important, pivotal moment makes me feel like I have purpose!

Casey is also sharing the one piece of advice she likes to give couples planning their wedding.

Keep things in perspective and remember to truly enjoy your day! Lots of things can happen, especially with family dynamics, money, and the stressors of planning a huge party for all of the most important people in your life. But really soak in the day as it goes by SO fast! You’re doing a lot of planning for only 6 hours of your life, so you have to relax and enjoy it!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Meet Alyssia Lundgren from Casa Real & The Palm Events Center

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Alyssia Lundgren from Casa Real & Palm Events Center.

Our company, Beets Hospitality Group, is a catering and event management company. We primarily focus on detailing and executing Bridal, Corporate, and Social events at our two properties in Livermore Wine Country, Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery and The Palm Event Center in the Vineyard.

We asked Alyssia to tell us about what inspired her to pursue a career in weddings and how she got started in the industry.

I paid my way through college as a restaurant server, eventually becoming a manager, then event director for a restaurant; this position included managing rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and small wedding receptions. Hospitality is in my soul, I LOVE that in one brief experience you can change someone’s mood, relieve stresses, and be a small part of a memory they may cherish forever. Now I get to be a part of one of the most substantial memories a couple and family can share, and I get to do it everyday. It’s amazing.

Alyssia also shared what her favorite part about being in weddings is.

I must preface this by saying that for me, it is always difficult to answer any question that starts with “What is your favorite…”, however if I had to pick one element it would be seeing two people from different families, different childhoods, sometimes cultures, religions, traditions, etc. come together to start a new family. Its such a powerful, beautiful thing to see how those two worlds are merging into one. Its one of the most rewarding moments when we can assist in navigating this new path, honoring both histories as they start their future. But even above that amazing reward, we get the honor of being a part of their families and traditions and culture, even for a short time. For that, I am beyond grateful, for everything I’ve learned and how much I’ve grown because of our couples.

Alyssia is also sharing the one piece of advice she likes to give couples planning their wedding.

1. Hire an amazing team of vendors and then trust them. There is nothing more valuable than having an all-star team of vendors on the day of your wedding.

2. Think-of, plan, picture every detail, up until your rehearsal – and then become the bride and groom. Remember, you have hired an amazing team of professionals and that you can trust them (as long as you’ve followed advice #1).

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Theresa and Oscar’s Wedding at Palm Events Center

Talk about beautiful! We are so excited to share Theresa and Oscar’s fun and romantic wedding at Palm Events Center. See all the fun below.

Thank you to Maurice Ramirez Photography for all of these lovely images!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Monica and Jeremy’s Palm Events Center Wedding

We’re so excited to kick off October with Monica and Jeremy’s stunning and romantic wedding at the Palms Event Center! We loved working with this happy couple, and couldn’t be more excited to share their photos.

A big thank you to Lumitone for these beautiful images!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Casa Amore 2017

These vendor showcases are a labor of love, as we started working with our design teams months ago to bring our ideas to life. We were lucky enough to share our spaces with some amazing creative partners, who were all inspiring and such a joy to work with, so be sure to check them out!

Enchantment Floral
Nicole Ha Design
Delford West Flowers
Pleasanton Rentals
Napa Valley Linens
Swoon Custom Chalk
JK Design
Sweetface Design

We haven’t received any of the professional photos yet, but we wanted to share some of our favorite looks from the evening that we captured ourselves!

We were so excited to unveil our Statue LOVE Letters! Standing 8′ tall, they’re an amazing statement piece and they would be so much fun for photographs. We will be offering these letters in both the dark wood seen here and white! Nicole Ha Design always outdoes herself, and this year was no different! Our 9′ Round Crystal Beaded Chandelier is always stunning, but adding in the 20′ long Crystal Beaded Column, 5 Light Crystal Chandeliers, and greenery on the top takes it over the edge! We wanted to create a twist on our 12’x12′ Beaded Crystal Chandelier, so say hello to our Fabric Chandelier! Adding the GOBO patterns and 25 Light Crystal Chandelier will help create a stunning focal point over your dance floor! This may have been one of the smallest vignettes…but it was certainly one of our favorites! Our Black Velour Drapery and Edison Bulbs add to the autumnal dream Nicole Ha created! We loved getting the opportunity to collaborate with Liz of Enchantment Floral in this whimsical vignette! Our 16 Light Crystal Chandeliers complement the design so well! 

Our brand new 12′ Arbor is a really exciting addition to our inventory! It’s totally versatile and can be used in many different ways alongside our other items, like our Edison Bulbs and Geometric Chandeliers, but we especially love the look that Karl of Delford West created with the greenery!

Kristy and Mike’s Wedding at Palm Events Center

We’re celebrating Kristy and Mike’s romantic and candlelit wedding on the blog today! This sweet couple were so happy on their wedding day, everyone couldn’t help but smile all day long! Check out some of the highlights below:

Thank you to Bogdan Condor Photography for the beautiful photos!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Erin and Diego’s Wedding at Palm Events Center

Erin and Diego’s wedding was full of romance and love, and we are so excited to show you some of our favorite moments! This couple’s color palette full of deep reds and creams set the scene for both the ceremony and reception. Dramatic chandeliers and simple drapery was the perfect way to tie it all together!

A big thank you to Kelly Boitano Photography for all of these beautiful images!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

RW: Arielle and Phillip at Palm Events Center

We couldn’t be more excited to share Arielle and Phillip’s wedding with everyone! This couple packed their special day with fun, romance and lots of laughter. Enjoy the photos below!

A big thank you to Apollo Fotografie for sharing these beautiful images.

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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We absolutely ADORE this photo of Erin and Scott during their first dance! They had such a fun decor set up for their sweetheart table that helped serve as a wonderful backdrop for this dance. Thank you to Jessica Miriam Photo for this image!

RW: Erin and Scott’s Palm Event Center Wedding

Erin and Scott’s wedding was a beautiful and classic celebration and we couldn’t wait to show you! From the dazzling gobo wash on the dance floor to the intimate sweetheart table adorned with florals and candles and under our Edison bulb chandelier, we were so pleased with how the Palm Event Center was dressed up for their wedding day!

We always love a couple that can have fun! These two tore it up on the dance floor and we were so honored to be a part of their special day.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. – we hope you are enjoying married life in style!

Our gratitude goes out to Jessica Miriam Photography for sharing such lovely photos with us today!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Photo of the Week

This week’s photo comes from Maurice Ramirez Photography! We love how he captured our 12’x12′ Crystal Beaded Chandelier from a different vantage point- isn’t it incredible? We love the bird’s eye view of Theresa and Oscar’s dance floor!

RW: Precious and Mike’s Palm Event Center Wedding

Boy, do we have quite the wedding to share with you today! Precious and Mike’s special day at Palm Event Center was truly stunning and we have the photos to prove it. From glamorous tablescapes to the romantic customized dance floor, these two had a wonderful celebration that kicked off their happily ever after!

Three cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs.!

Many thanks to Lumitone Photography for sharing these beautiful shots with us!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

RW: Reenah and Spencer’s Palm Event Center Wedding

Between a french fry bar, cookie ice cream sandwiches, and quite the extensive dessert display, Reenah and Spencer’s wedding was one that no one will ever forget!

Our gratitude goes out to onelove photography for the gorgeous photos that you see before you!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

RW: Cherry and Chris’ Palm Event Center Wedding

Cherry and Chris hosted such a lovely wedding and completely transformed Palm Event Center! We loved the gorgeous pink and white theme and there’s no better addition to a dance floor than a stunning crystal chandelier. See all of the grandeur below!

Congratulations to this lovely couple – we wish Cherry and Chris all the very best in married life!

Our deepest gratitude goes out to DK Weddings today for sharing such wonderful photos!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

RW: Dina and Randy’s Palm Event Center Wedding

Dina and Randy’s dream came true at Palm Event Center and we were so delighted to be a part of their special celebration! From the gorgeous centerpieces to the stunning round crystal chandelier, their wedding truly took our breath away!

Talk about a memorable first dance – with her new husband and her father!

A huge congratulations to Dina and Randy on their marriage! We wish you the very best!

Many thanks to Classic Photographers for sharing these lovely photos with us!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

RW: Jeanette and Wing’s Palm Event Center Wedding

We are so thrilled to share Jeanette and Wing’s beautiful wedding design at Palm Event Center – we were in awe at how the space was transformed!

Gorgeous crystal chandeliers and a custom gobo wash graced the dance floor for a truly stunning effect.

Our gratitude goes out to Jeanette and Wing for including us on their very special day! We were so honored to be a part of your wedding!

A big thanks to Junshien International for sharing such wonderful photos with us – we are so grateful!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Press: Borrowed & Blue

Three cheers for new press! We were over the moon to see Mary and Michael’s wedding featured on Borrowed & Blue – this timeless blush wedding is simply to die for! Check out the full feature here.

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

RW: Kim and Adrian’s Palm Event Center Wedding

Boy, are we excited to share this looker with you? Kim and Adrian’s Palm Event Center wedding was absolutely breathtaking – just read on and you’ll agree.

A gorgeous crystal chandelier, rich blue linens, and a beautiful custom wash came together for the perfect wedding scene for this sweet couple!

We wish you all the very best, Kim and Adrian – hope married life is treating you well!

Thank you so much to Dee & Kris Photography for sharing the gorgeous photos from Kim and Adrian’s wedding with us!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Press: Borrowed & Blue

We were delighted to see Stephanie and Stephen’s gorgeous Palm Event Center wedding featured on Borrowed & Blue! This wonderful multicultural celebration was decked out in pink and gold details and a spectacular crystal chandelier – and don’t miss those sweet floral cupcakes! Tune into the full feature here.

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.