Member News - December

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 November. 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. 

Radiant Events has had an exciting year! They expanded their company, are managing a brand-new event venue in Colorado, and released a podcast focusing on all things wedding and planning! To begin with, they are thrilled to welcome Amberle Hersel to the planning team as their new Administrator! 2019 was incredibly successful and as a result of an increased design inventory, Amberle will be spearheading all maintenance and organization for the company. 

Radiant Events is excited to announce that they are overseeing the grand opening of Creekside Canyon in the spring of 2020! Creekside Canyon is an idyllic mountain venue nestled by Bear Creek in Evergreen. It offers the mountain experience only Colorado can provide, and is still just 30 minutes away from Denver! Lastly, they recently released Confessions of a Wedding planner, a podcast highlighting an inside look at the unseen world of wedding planning! Each episode they bring in a guest who works in the event industry to chat about things to look for when hiring the perfect vendor for your special day. You’ll get some sound advice and perhaps a few juicy stories, so you won’t want to miss it!

Reneé Dalo of Moxie Bright Events is fresh off of her trip to Columbia. She published Episode 139 of her podcast This Week In Weddings on ‘The Power of Your Language and How It Can Transform Your Business’.  

Heather Jones of Wente Vineyards shares her tips on ‘11 Items You Don’t Really Need To Pay For When Planning Your Wedding’ on SheFinds. Heather was also featured on Forever Bride for a ‘Rustic California Ceremony at an Estate Vineyard’. 

Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros educated wedding pros in her recent Catersource article ‘Strategies for Caterers to Improve Cash Flow’. Be sure to grab your tickets for Michelle’s conference, Be Sage, February 3-6, 2020 in Austin, TX...there are still a few seats left! 

Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media was published on Catersource magazine where she discusses ‘Holiday Ads and Social Media’. She was also featured on GoodShuffle for '5 Strategies for Making Your Rental Company Stand Out on Social Media.'

Oleta Collins, Founder and Owner of Flourishing Art Design Studio shares with SheFinds ‘9 Trends That Are Out For Winter Weddings’. She was also featured on GoodShuffle for insight on ‘How To Win Corporate Event Rental Business’.

Emily Sullivan of Emily Sullivan Events recently completed Styled Shoots Across America talk. We are thrilled to share she will be speaking on two topics at Catersource and The Special Event Show 2020. For Catersouce she will be discussing ‘Buffets - Back & Better Than Ever’. and speaking at TSE on How To Uncover Your Ideal Niche Market. Emily was also featured in a New Orleans Destination Wedding on Love Inc. Mag.

José Rolón of José Rolón Events was featured on Weddings For Real Podcast ‘Episode 85: What My Children Have Taught Me About Business’. 

Kinsey Roberts of She Creates Business launched her 365 Day Content Calendar.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ has been announced as a speaker for The Special Event Show 2020 in Las Vegas on the topic of ‘Navigating the Needs of the Modern Wedding Couple’. He was featured on Rising Tide Society in an article ‘The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Time Management and Increasing Productivity While Traveling’. Kevin also gives tips to The Plunge on ‘The Best Cheap Wedding Venues’.

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting is listed as one of the hot speakers to watch for at The Special Event Show and Catersource 2020 with (3) total sessions.  She recently shared insight with WeddingPro on how to prepare for engagement season as a wedding professional

Rachel Sheerin is preparing to take the TEDx stage at TED's Bold and Brilliant event, happening in December in the Dominican Republic.

Magnolia is excited to announce the opening of their sister brand, Azalea Celebrates.  Servicing "Day Of" Event Production for the high end clients of the Atlanta area. Magnolia Celebrates will continue to service our Full Planning and Full Weekend Planning clients.  Laura was also honored to be featured on .  

It’s been a great Month for Alan Katz at Great Officiants. He took home 2 big Wedding Industry Awards. The OFFICIANT OF EXCELLENCE from WIPA and From ABC Orange County the Trendsetter Award for Best Ceremony Element.

Alan Katz was just booked to speak at The Special Event / Catersource in Las Vegas in March 2020.

Rebecca Grant, owner of Seattle-based New Creations Weddings, was recently featured on “New Day NW” on King 5.  She featured 5 DIY Hostess Gift Ideas- perfect for your upcoming holiday gatherings!  Check out her feature here!

Rolling in Dough Bakery starts another round of fundraising for schools, charities, churches and local leagues for the community in January. 

WIPA Seattle Chapter President, BreeAnn Gale of Pink Blossom Events and WIPA Seattle Director of Membership, Rebecca Grant of New Creations Weddings, were recently featured on Best Made Videos® Podcast, Get to Know Your Wedding Pro®. BreeAnn and Rebecca spoke about the upcoming Launch and benefits of joining WIPA Seattle. 

Mishkalo art wedding registry is proud to partner with Kids & Art Foundation where children with cancer benefit from participation in the arts as part of the regular treatment plan. Couples who create a registry with Mishkalo can donate their leftover funds in the registry to this foundation and help them use art as healing to empower, encourage, and create memorable experiences. The aim of their work is making daily life–and outcomes–better for children and teens battling illness through every phase of treatment and recovery, including bereavement.

cKaceeGo, your go-to stylist for wedding hair and makeup in Vail, is now offering Cryo-One Sélene cryotherapy for body, and non-surgical facelifts.  Less filter, more you.  cKacee is offering bridal packages: Book four slimming sessions and the bride's treatment is complimentary.  For more information please visit  

David Krieger of Krieger Entertainment was awarded "DJ/Entertainer of Excellence" at the WIPA Awards of Excellence this past November. This is Krieger's second win for the Awards of Excellence. 

Phillip Van Nostrand of Phillipvn Photography was recently published in Town and Country's list of Fall Foliage-Inspired Wedding Altar Ideas.

Phillip Van Nostrand of Phillipvn Photography was recently named a Top Ten Photographer by the media outlet The Vendry.

This wedding season, Event Rents Denver welcomed fresh additions to the family, forming a full team devoted to Denver’s wedding industry. Joining the outside sales team as wedding specialists, Nicole Shapiro and Cody Thompson come from experienced backgrounds and offer an extra touch of service, engagement, and dedication for couples, planners, venues, caterers and vendors.

Nicole joins with over eight years of experience in the wedding industry, most recently as a wedding sales and service professional from the city’s poised Denver Athletic Club. She offers a passion for building and maintaining client relationships. Cody joins with over eight years of experience in hospitality from The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, most recently serving as the luxury hotel’s communications and marketing manager. He offers a desire for genuine connections and exceptional client service. Event Rents is Denver’s premier event rental provider, celebrating 25 years in the Mile High City with locations in Phoenix, Arizona, and their newest alpine outpost, Event Rents Vail/Aspen.

Need to get holiday ready? Be sure to check out your nearest Friar Tux store location or online at for a wide selection of velvets, paisleys, and more. Friar Tux kicked off the holiday season with a 40-60% off Black Friday Sale on suits, tuxedos and accessories for purchase. The Black Friday sale ends 12/2/19. Need inspo on styling a formal engagement photo shoot in Downtown LA? How about having a boho wedding at an alpaca farm? Check out Friar Tux’s recent blog posts for all of the latest wedding style trends.  

Seasoned executive event manager Meridith Lowe has been appointed Senior Event Sales Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail. Spanning over 20 years, Lowe has an impressive career in the hospitality, sales and event fields. 

Sarah Nickens of SG3 Events was recently featured on The Coordinated Bride showcasing a Modern & Bold Wedding Tablescape. She was also featured on Kara's Party Ideas for a Modern and Glamorous Science Party that she planned for her daughter's birthday, and on United with Love showcasing a Romantic and Enchanting Wedding Styled Shoot


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