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Weekend Event – Military Ball

If I had to pick a favorite job, it would be event planning. I have helped plan weddings, birthdays, homecomings, street parties, black tie events, celebrity events, and intimate dinners. When I was running the show, there was so much pressure as well as immense reward.

After a year of working strictly for billionaires last year, I needed a break. But this summer I was fortunate enough to run into one of the top event planners in Santa Barbara. I told her if she ever needed help to give me a call. And she did.

It’s been fun to work in events again, and to let someone else take the lead. Last night was the 2017 Military Ball and I had the honor of working it. 

Heading out the door at 12:30 to go help set up:

Heading out to work an event


Setting up was fun and easy. All of the hard work for preparing for this kind of event has been done.

working the 2017 Military Ball  2017 Military Ball

It’s show time…pretty fun to get dressed up to work!

Getting dressed up to work the 2017 Military Ball event in Santa Barbara

Getting ready for the main event!

2017 Military Ball event  At the 2017 Military Ball event in Santa Barbara, they did The Missing Man Ceremony

The princesses working at the ball:

The princesses are working the ball

Everyone had a great time and it was wonderful to see all of the Military people being honored for their service. Time to go home and put my feet up!

Hope your Saturday was wonderful and you are enjoying your weekend!


  1. Ooooh you got to fulfill your planning side! You look fantastic in that dress, by the way 🙂

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2017-11-06 at 14:12

      Thank you Christy. It is fun to be back doing events. I’ll see how far I take it again!

  2. Oh yes, I think this would be a fun job!

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2017-11-07 at 07:53

      It is, but wow, it is also tiring! I was on my feet for 10 hours straight that night.

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