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Engage!10 Recap

I know I know this event happened over two months ago but it is never too late to look at pretty pictures. What can I even begin to say about Engage!10? It was a life changing experience.  Not only did I learn from the greats, but I had the opportunity to mix and mingle with people I have admired over the years.  Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce does an amazing job with the Engage symposium two times a year, and gives us wedding and event planners and opportunity to raise the bar. Can’t wait to attend the next one!

Sit back and take in the pictures from my unforgettable experience at The Breakers in Palm Beach.





Photography:  Mel Barlow Photography and Allan Zepeda |  Venue and Catering:  The Breakers |  Decor:  Nuage Designs

Pictures were borrowed from Atlanta Occasion’s blog. Please head over there to see additional pictures.

The below pics are from our personal camera. So please excuse the amateur exposures. How pretty are the papers? All of the branding showed exactly how paper should look like for your event.  Think about all of the little details from beginning to end.

I have met Simon Bailey many times over the years so it was great to reconnect with him again.

Now this lady is one of the sweetest people EVER.  To know that Ellen Black of Lehr and Black clientele is 98% celebrities and she is so down to earth as she is, is really unbelievable.

Can you believe these two sweethearts are the brains and beauty behind Style Me Pretty? Abby and Tait Larson are a couple made in heaven and were just delightful to meet.

Oh Mindy Weiss how I love you so! I don’t think I ever thought you would be as down to earth as you are!  It was great to meet you and now have the privilege to call you my friend!

Ellen and I with Amy Atlas and her director.  It was great to have some moijitos and just chit chat.

Jill Miester was a doll and shared her knowledge so willing.

Yes! Can you believe it? That is Mr. Randy Fenoli from Say Yes to the Dress! He seriously has the most energy I may have ever seen in my life.

I had the chance to celebrate my good friend Harmony’s birthday while we were in Florida.  Harmony is the owner and branding guru of The Bridal Bar.

With the two most powerful women in the wedding industry! Carley Roney from The Knot and Darcy Miller from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Learning the day to day lives and business strategy of celebrity wedding designers Todd Fiscus and David Beahm definitely added fuel to my game!

Does this lady need any introduction at all? Sylvia’s Weinstock’s dress was one to envy for the night!

Cindy from Tulle Belles is the genius behind my little pink bag that was created for ellyB’s brand!

Here with the fabulous ladies of Engaging Concepts, Kathryn and Rebecca, along with the beautiful Lara Casey and Randy Fenoli.

The Eventiste herself, Marcy Blum

There is no way you can meet Sylvia without meeting wonderful Ben Weinstock. Them two are just adorable! Also had a great time getting to know Marilyn Oliveria who is the editor for Inside Weddings. Oh my I have no idea why me and my room Cassandre Snyder never got a picture together alone but here you can see the chick that has now been dubbed my official travel buddy.

Michelle Rago, was just a hoot! As much fun as I knew she would be.

I must admit, I did not know much about Bryan Rafanelli before Engage. All I knew is that he had planned Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Bryan, I am now your biggest fan and cannot wait to meet and soak up some of your brilliance again.

And there you have it folks. The conference that made me think bigger and brighter!

Happy Friday!

Hey everyone, I cannot believe it is Friday already! Was Thanksgiving really a week ago? Did Hanukah start two days ago? Is Christmas really in 22 days? I mean why is time flying? I am sure it is just a sign of how old I am getting but geesh, please slow down, I have lots to do.

Anyhoo I really just wanted to say happy Friday and have a safe and warm weekend.  It is freezing here in ATL.

Oh and we wanted to share with you what we have in the works:

  • For the next two weeks we will share with you never before seen images of some of the Atlanta and New York weddings we have had this year.  We cannot wait!, some have amazing videos to go along with them.
  • We also owe you images from Engage10!, it is never too late for some eye candy.
  • Oh and we cannot forget the images from Mindy Weiss’s Most Ridiculous Wedding Event Ever, get ready for inspiration overload!
  • Also next weekend we will coordinating the Lavish Xperience produced by Shameeka from The Broke Socialite, I have had the opportunity to work or meet with some of the BEST bloggers in the world.  If you know anything about this blog we are all about events but we are also about all things fabulous.  Can you say amazing party with Rue Magazine here in Atlanta! Oh yes we are versatile.



Find out more about the Lavish Xperience conference HERE.

Stay warm and if check out our archives if you are staying home this weekend.


Video Recap of Engage!10

I am still on a natural high. High from being in the same room with the top of the top of wedding industry pros to just being around awesome and inspiring wedding professionals around the world.  I have been working on my blog recap for days. I want to make sure you are able to relive this event as if you were there. As I fine tune and make it just right. I wanted to leave you with the video recap from Cloud Nine Creative.

Day 1

Engage 10 {Day One} from Cloud Nine Creative on Vimeo.

Day 2

Engage ’10 {Day 2 + 3} from Cloud Nine Creative on Vimeo.

Heading to Engage10: The Breakers!!!


I have been a big fan of the Engage since the very first conference in 2008.  Every time it comes around I always say I will be at the next one and I am so super excited that that time has finally come!  I get to learn and have fun with the best of the best in the wedding industry. Take a look above, WHAT A LINE UP!

Don’t worry my blog has come out of hiatus and I have scheduled posts in my absence so still tune in for some cool couples and and of course cool ideas.  I will be returning with even more energy then before and ready to take the world by storm! You just wait!