Member News - October

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized during the month of October. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

GOOD GRACIOUS! EVENTS has been crowned the 2019 Global Hospitality Award by LUX Life as the Best Event Planning & Catering Company in Southern California. GOOD GRACIOUS! EVENTS has demonstrated excellence and commitment to the hospitality industry.

GOOD GRACIOUS! EVENTS was named in BizBash Top 1000 People in the US Event Industry for Catering.

RACHEL DALTON’S Celebrity Event company produced an extraordinary wedding in Oklahoma this month, with four top tier celebrity performances by artists including Chris Stapleton, Rascal Flatts and PINK, who posted twice herself about the event on social media.  PINK posted to honor the wedding couple and described what a privilege and thrill it was to duet with the legendary Chris Stapleton.

Rachel Sheerin has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Association for Women In Events whose annual conference, Elevate, will be held in Las Vegas March 5th, 2020.

Mandala Weddings is proud to announce our 3rd annual issue. We are wedding magazine dedicated to the beautiful culture of India. The next issue is set to release in February of 2020, showcasing high-end weddings Indian weddings from around the world and expert advice from industry leaders.

Nüage Designs is excited to announce a new Account Executive based out of Washington D.C. representing the Mid-Atlantic region. Haley Mates ([email protected]) is happy to handle any rental requests for couture linens and accessories for your local event needs. 

Oleta Collins, Founder and Owner of Flourishing Art Design Studio was featured on the Planner in Training podcast discussing Communicating With Vendors in High-Stress Situations. Oleta was also quoted in an article' 4 Ways You Can (Politely) Enforce Guidelines for Your Wedding Guests' on Catalyst Wed Co. 

José Rolón of José Rolón Events is set to make his national speaking debut at The Special Event 2020 in Las Vegas on the topic: Navigating the Needs of the Modern Wedding Couple.

Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros educated wedding pros in her recent Wedding IQ article 'Breaking it Down: Are You Ready for a Mentor or Coach?' Michelle was also featured on Catersource with her piece 'Hiring For Your Catering Business – Employees.' She was also named one of the Top 1K Event Pros by BizBash

Heather Jones of Wente Vineyards shared her expertise in the Martha Stewart Weddings article 'The Right Way to Seat Wedding Guests at a Singles Table.' She was also featured in a Catalyst Wed Co article 'How to Coordinate and Plan Your Long-Distance Wedding Party.'

Sandy Hammer of Allseated was named as one of the Top 1000 Event Pros by BizBash. She was also published on Catersource with her article 'Onsite Inspections with VR.' Sandy is speaking Event Tech Live 2019 next month on Safety and Security Event Training with Virtual Reality.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ was quoted in Catalyst Wed Co in a recent article' 4 Ways You Can (Politely) Enforce Guidelines for Your Wedding Guests. He also revealed 'What Your Clients Want for Their Fall Special Events' in his most recent Special Events article. He was also named one of the Top 1K Event Pros by BizBash

Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media was featured on Catersource where she revealed 'Your Roadmap to Successful Communications in the Face of Crisis.' She was also published on Special Events in her article 'An Event Pro's Guide to Content Marketing.' She was also named one of the Top 1K Event Pros by BizBash

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting was featured in her recent article 'Strategic Branding and You: How (and Why) to Build Your Brand to New Heights' on Allseated. She was also published on Catalyst Wed Co. for her article 'How to Coordinate and Plan Your Long-Distance Wedding Party.

The Vow Whisperer aka Tanya Pushkine was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings well as The Wall Street Journal ...and Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global--Authority Magazine

The Sebastian - Vail was recently awarded #1 in “Top 20 Hotels in USA/Colorado” by Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. A wedding at The Sebastian – Vail offers a flawless location in the heart of the Village, steps from the Vail Chapel. Year-round, Vail is a stunning backdrop to The Sebastian – Vail’s dramatic, luxurious ballrooms, immaculate guest rooms, breathtaking outdoor terrace and private dining spaces. For more information, contact Angie Vossler @ [email protected] or 970.477.8190

Preoccupied Bride was featured in ChicagoStyle Weddings for their boho chic styled shoot, which emphasized a soft color palette of green and hues of pink to complement the natural outdoor elements of the rustic farm venue where the shoot took place.

Laura Maddox from Magnolia Celebrates was featured on Event Planner speaking about her love of planning.  

Andy Kushner, host of the popular podcast The Wedding Biz and President of Kushner Entertainment  will be giving two presentations at The Special Event show in Las Vegas, next March: “Conversations with the Starts: Takeaways from the industry’s Top Icons” and “Leveraging Podcasts for Your Business.”

Jillian Livingston, Owner and Creative Director of Eclectic Hive, was recently named as one of the top 1000 people in the U.S. event industry by BizBash.

The Utah chapter of Eclectic Hive, moving into a beautiful warehouse location, will be participating in The Wedding Experience at the Grand America Hotel on November 5th.

The Eclectic Hive Colorado chapter is excited to be a two-time nominee for the WIPA Awards of Excellence as Designer and Rental Company of Excellence.

Nicole Lowery with Hey! Party Collective was interviewed by VoyageDenver about pursuing her passion. Hey! Party Collective was also featured in The Knot Colorado Spring/Summer 2020 print edition for Diane and JJ's colorful Denver gallery wedding.

Alan Katz of Great Officiants was just featured on the TV show Late Night Bride. The episode was about an amazing wedding at the Historic Wiltern Theater produced by Peggy Kelly of Timeless Celebrations. It was an amazing ceremony and wedding.

PartySlate launched in Boston on October 15 with a Tokyo-inspired event at Hojoko. The company is also excited to serve as the media partner for Wish Upon a Wedding's 10th Annual Chicago Blissful Wishes Ball. PartySlate is also thrilled to continue its partnership with WIPA — more details can be found here.

Elegant Affairs Caterers has had an exciting few months! They were just featured in a roundup of top people in the event industry, BizBash’s Top 1,000.

They were also featured on page six of the New York Post three separate times for their work with LIU’S Annual Gala where guests enjoyed a performance by Jerry Seinfeld, celebration of Candace Bushnell’s new book feted in the Hamptons, and Debra Messing’s cover celebration for Hamptons Magazine in East Hampton.

Elegant Affairs had the pleasure and honor of catering both of President Trump’s Fundraisers in the Hamptons this summer. One was a breakfast for 60 hosted by Stephen Ross in Southampton followed by an event for 500 in Bridgehampton with developer Joe Farrell.

President of Elegant Affairs, Andrea Correale, had had several TV guest appearances on shows that Included Fox 5 Good Morning America, PIX 11 News, and News 12 Long Island.

Andrea also had the distinct pleasure of speaking in front of Long Island’s professional women at the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women at the Muttontown Club this past October.

Ignight Entertainment has launched a winter promotion for DJ packages booked now thru January 31st 2020 of up to $500 off any DJ package. They have also announced that their new strolling champagne table is available for holiday events. The entertainment company now offers illusionists, stilt walkers, DJ & live music fusions, cocktail hour musicians and many more options for holiday events and weddings.

TINSEL Experiential Design is very proud that founders Liz Castelli, Adette Contreras, Erica Taylor Haskins were named to the BizBash Top 1,000 List of event professionals in the country. It was also recently announced that the team is included on the Preferred Vendor Lists for The Glasshouses and The New-York Historical Society

Do you know a Veteran? Friar Tux is hosting a 30% off Veterans Day Sale on November 11th for Active Military and Veterans. Veterans and active military who order their suit or tuxedo in person at any of the 31 Friar Tux stores in Southern California and Las Vegas on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, will receive a 30% discount on their entire order.  The deal applies to all members of the wedding party who rent or purchase a suit or tuxedo including grooms, groomsmen, and ringbearers. The roaring twenties is upon us ladies and gents (2020 that is..) and Friar Tux is here to help you kick off a new decade and plan the perfect night to remember in this recent blog post. If you are thinking of planning a Great Gatsby themed event or Art Deco styled wedding, you don’t want to miss this blog post filled with design and fashion inspiration.

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