I am thrilled to introduce to you one of our newest vendors, Melissa Panico of MAP Events!! Melissa has been planning events in San Francisco & Tahoe for years and is an expert when it comes to pulling off exquisite soirees and beautiful weddings. Read below to get to know Melissa, and be sure to contact her for your next amazing event! Legion of Honor in San Francisco where I ran the wedding and event space and the catering contracts. It was a natural transition into Wedding Planning from there. I had developed relationships with all the best wedding vendors in the area. What made you want to expand your business to Tahoe? A few of my clients have second homes in Tahoe on the lake and I was lucky enough to plan a couple of weddings here. It's beautiful here, and like the wine country, a perfect option for a destination wedding. Meals on Wheels Gala in San Francisco and the Staglin Music Festival for Mental Health, both for 6 years. I've also planned the Global Heritage Bi-annual Gala at the Asian Art Museum and World Boy Scouts Organization Gala at the Legion of Honor. I recently did a dinner for McKinsey & Company at Calistoga Ranch. Classic Party Rentals come in and level the area with staging pieces and construct a wood-framed, clear topped tent out over the hillside that attached to their wine cave. Beyond that, they wanted to have the ceremony at the neighbors Meadow and run the guests through a wine tour in between the cocktails and dinner. We timed the shuttles and groups out of the cocktails every 20 minutes and at the conclusion of the wine tour, the guests entered the reception tent. It worked out perfectly and even rained a bit because it was also April! The bride really wanted the tent wall open to the vineyards below and we were able to do it with the vineyards lit up below. It was magical! here!