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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!

I am Indiana!

Hey folks!

One promise I always give to my clients is that I will forever continue my education. I am here in Indiana learning from the best of the best in the industry. Harmony Walton is here making sure that that the wedding industry is uplifted with a perfect brand. Sasha Souza is here to make sure wedding planners from around the world gives you the perfect wedding design. Terrica Skaggs is making sure we have the perfect technology skills for my business. Saundra Hadley is teaching us the perfect design skills. And the amazing Lara Casey from Southern Weddings is here to make sure we have the perfect team by our side.

I must give a huge shout out to Ali Phillips and Linnyette Richardson Hall ROCKED out the welcoming speech. Love you ladies!

Will update soon!


Over at Southern Weddings…

A few months ago I had the privilege of working along side Lara Casey and Emily Ayer from Bliss Event Group and . The wedding took place over at Park Tavern by Piedmont Park. The bride and groom as well as the details were just to die for!  Melissa Schollaert did an amazing job with the images. It was such a pleasure to watch how the girls connected with their clients and guests. It was also great to spend additional time with my dear friends.

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Check out the rest of the images

Thank you for allowing me to assist Lara and Emily. As well as the shot out Southern Weddings for the mention.

Industry News – The Simple Plan Atlanta

As we continue our education in this wonderful industry, we love helping other vendors elevate their knowledge as well. We help with local and national workshops in an attempt to lift the industry as whole. We are really big on great customer service and expertise. 

We are excited to partner with Sage Wedding Pros on bringing The Simple Plan to the Atlanta area.  Here is some more information on the workshop:

Atlanta, here we come!

Kelly and I are so excited to bring The Simple Plan, our business planning workshop, to Atlanta this February 22-23.  We’ve been talking with many of you Georgia Wedding Pros for quite some time now and we are thrilled to work with you ON your businesses.  We are also over the moon with the presenters who have partnered with us to present The Simple Plan.

Presenting the Marketing Plan… Lara Casey, Publisher of Southern Weddings Magazine, CEO of Bliss Event Group, and Owner of Lara Casey Reps…

Presenting the Financial Plan… Wendy Robinson, Owner of Aspire to Plan

Presenting the Operational Plan and the Company Plan… Kelly Simants and Michelle Loretta, Owners of Sage Wedding Pros…

Go HERE to learn more about the event and sign up for the early bird special.

Thank you to 103 West for sponsoring the workshop.

Stay tuned as we bring you other great sponsors and what you can expect from the workshop.