May 13, 2010

Deb and Chris Get Married

This weekend, I'm assisting with fundraising aspect of a fabulously fun charity event.  It's going to be a musical, wedding and fundraiser all wrapped up into one insanely awesome evening.
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Here's the story:

In the Summer of 2006, Chris proposed to Deb. They set a date for the following year, but soon after, were hired as Artistic Directors for Theater 150 and since then, that and several subsequent wedding dates have been trampled under the mighty roughshod feet of their beloved non-profit.

Finally, they decided that if they couldn’t get married BECAUSE of the theater, then they would get married FOR the theater. Being of advanced nuptial age, and having acquired all of the household necessities, they realized that if they asked for theater donations instead of wedding gifts, in one fell swoop they could aid the theater and end up married. And so was born the unholy marriage of a marriage, a fundraiser and a full-length musical which may or may not feature one or more of the following: zip lines, dancing Jell-O, hordes of Mongol warriors, bat swarms and more kale than you can shake a stick at.

A $50 donation gets you into the musical wedding at Libbey Bowl. An additional $50 donation will gain you entrance to the home of Tom and Cathryn Krause for the prudently opulent post-wedding reception with food, drinks and dancing (RSVP by May 5th). In addition, there are a ton of fun and ridiculous sponsorship and naming opportunities – Think NASCAR wedding! Get your name on an actor, on the wedding train, on Chris’ tux. Or how about on Deb’s garter? (Um… Ok). Just about anything you can think of can be plastered with your name, logo or message.

A NASCAR theme, with swarming bats and hording Mongol warriors....Yeah, I think after this one it'll be safe to say that I've done it all  : )

Click here to purchase tickets.

Anyway, as I'd mentioned I'm helping out on the fundraising end of things.  Here's a brief overview of a few of the items that will be featured.

Raffle items available at the Performance on 5/15/10:

-Santa Ynez, guided Harvest Wine Tasting Tour for 2
-Dinner for 4 at Papa Lennon's (Best gourmet pizza, pasta and salads ever!)
-Riedel "O" glassware
-Dinner at Suzanne's Cuisine
-Limoncello collection from Ventura Limoncello
-A non-surgical face lift courtesy of Complexions by Marie Lynne
-Golf for 2 w. cart at the Ojai Valley Inn
-Fine Art Family Portrait courtesy of Whitney Elizabeth Photography

Plus much, much more!  You need not be present to win. If you can't attend Saturday's performance but you'd like to support the cause and possibly win a fabulous prize, raffle tickets can be pre-purchased (2 for $5, 5 for $10, or 12 for $20).  Just email me at

Auction items available at the Reception on 5/15/10:

-An original David Settino Scott Painting (opening bid $1000, valued at $2,000+)

- Italian Dinner with Fire Captain Rick Lajoie and six firemen IN one of Ojai's most active Firehouses. (opening bid $250, value: priceless)

-Closed set photo shoot with legendary celebrity photographer Guy Webster in his private Motorcycle Museum.  Guy has photographed thousands of the world's most influential entertainers including Jimi Hendrix, Barbara Streisand, Cher, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope, Jack Nicholson, and so on and so on.  (Opening bit $1,500, valued at $25,000!)

-The Eat, Pray Love Package:  Specially prepared lunch by the Chef at Osteria Monte Grappa for 4.  4 movie tickets to the Ojai Theatre to watch Eat, Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts (schedule to be released July 2010).  After the movie you and your friends will then head over to the AA Relaxation Station for 4 deep tissue massages.  Lastly to wrap up this day of excess, you'll head over to Ojai Ice Cream, where you'll each enjoy a fully loaded ice cream sundae.  (Opening bid $250, valued at $550)

-Entertainer's Delight: An evening soiree to remember for you and 20 of your closest friends. A personalize menu will be catered to your specifications by noteworthy organic chef and therapist, Caspar Poyck C.Ht. of Consciously Culinary.  To ensure that you thoroughly enjoy the company of your guests, the coordination and design will be provided by yours truly, Ariel Yve from Ariel Yve Design.   To keep the mood festive, a case of fine wine courtesy of Chris Nottoli (worth $600) will be included.  This package is perfect for holiday entertaining, a housewarming party, a client or staff appreciation event, etc.(Opening bid $1,200, valued at $4,000)

-Vegas VIP Package: 2 VIP tickets to see Jersey Boys live in Las Vegas, plus 2 nights stay in a luxurious room at the Palazzo Hotel and Casino. (Opening Bid $1000) 
- Equestrian Package: 1 hr. horseback ride for (2) people with Ojai on Horseback with a gorgeous vintage Stubben saddle and crop  (donated by Nancy Main) followed by lunch at Ojai Coffee Roasting Company. (Opening bid $500, valued at $1,500)
Plus many more fabulous packages and items!

 If you want to bid on any of the featured items, but won't be attending the reception, just call or email me, and I'll send you an Absentee Bidding Form ASAP.
Again, go to to buy your tickets.  I hope to see you on Saturday!

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