Member News - January 2020

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. 

Tanya Pushkine aka The Vow Whisperer was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Annual Planner. She contributed to the Ceremony section, "The Main Event" and spoke about personalizing vows.

Heather Jones of Wente Vineyards was featured on 7X7 Weddings for 'Wedding Inspiration: A Gilded Garden Party at Livermore's Wente Vineyards'.

Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros shared tips on Special Events  for 'Unexpected Ways They Practice Self-Care'. Michelle was also featured on She Creates Business for 'How to Take Risks and Intentions with Purpose in Your Business'.

Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media was published on Catersource magazine where she discussed 'Reaching Your ICA During the Holiday Season'.

Oleta Collins, Founder and Owner of Flourishing Art Design Studio gave Special Events six tips on ‘Building Cohesive Themes For Your Corporate Event.’ 

Emily Sullivan of Emily Sullivan Events gave insight to for ‘2019's Guide to the Best Wedding Registries’. Emily was also featured in an Elegant New Orleans Wedding at Maison Montegut on Elizabeth Ann Designs.

José Rolón of José Rolón Events added to SheFind’s list of ‘11 Wedding Trends That Are IN For 2020’.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ discussed how to “Prep Your Business For The New Year’ on WeddingIQ Blog.  Kevin also shared with Special Events on ‘Special Event Pros Share Unexpected Ways They Practice Self-Care'.

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting shared insight to Special Events ‘Pantone Color of the Year 2020’. She also spoke to Catalyst on ‘Alleviating Wedding Woes: Solutions to 4 Common Conflicts’. 

Renée Dalo of Moxie Bright Events recently was interviewed on the "Things Everyone Forgets to Plan on their Wedding Day" with the Bridechilla Podcast. She has also been announced as a speaker for The Bridal Masterclass Experience in Los Angeles on May 19, 2020. 

Nicole Fauls Maitland of Urban Allure Events was featured on Fox 32 News Chicago speaking about the National nonprofit Wish Upon a Wedding that she is Vice President for:

Janice Carnevale, of Bellwether Events, a DC-area wedding planner, is pleased to announce that her June 2019 clients were chosen for the cover photo for the current issue of Washingtonian Weddings, the premiere DC wedding publication. 

Alan Katz of Great Officiants Just got Married in an elopement ceremony in Central Park. Alan met his bride Al-x at a wedding where she was a guest and have had a whirlwind romance for the last 2 ½ years. To celebrate their love story and others, on Valentines Day 2020 he will be offering $14 weddings at his Cute Little Wedding Chapel in Long Beach.

Magnolia Celebrates is excited to announce the launch of their sister brand, Azalea Celebrates to service their Day Of Event Production clients in Atlanta!  Magnolia is now also offering consulting services for venues and vendors!  

Premiere Party Rents was named the Rental Company of Excellence for the 2019 WIPA Awards of Excellence! Premiere Party Rents was also featured on Martha Stewart Weddings for this intimate Ojai garden wedding

Good Gracious! Events was the 2019 Catering Company of Excellence at the WIPA Awards of Excellence! Pauline Parry of Good Gracious! Events was named to BizBash's Top 1000 List.

Rhonda Couchigian, Founder Rayce PR was included for the second time on BizBash's Top 1000 List.  Rayce PR and Marketing is also celebrating their 10th year in business assisting creatives in the event industry achieve national brand recognition and market expansion in the Luxury Event Industry. 

Sam Jacobson of Ideaction Consulting is launching a new workshop designed to help you put your ideas into action. A workshop that will make you more money, before you go home. Join Sam and his team in Austin, TX, February 3 - 7. 

Rebecca, Owner of New Creations Weddings based out Seattle, was interviewed and featured on talking about 2020 trends, her new acquisition, and the importance of vendor relationships.  You can check out what she has to say here.

PartySlate celebrated its fourth anniversary by partnering with leading event professionals on an incredible celebration in New York on November 20, including Gourmet Advisory Services, CNVS, DeJuan Stroud, and Fred Marcus Studio. Kareem K.W.O.E. Wells of K.W.O.E. Foundation and Flow Entertainment received PartySlate's 2nd annual Impact Award at the industry event. Co-Founder and CEO, Julie Roth Novack, was also recently featured in a Fast Company article highlighting the best business books of 2019. PartySlate also recently launched their Video Gallery feature, which allows event companies to upload videos to their profile pages. 

The work of Julie Bunkley & Courtney Wolf of Invision Events, a Southeast based design and plan firm, was recently selected and highlighted as one of five real wedding features in the annual Martha Stewart Weddings print issue. The North Carolina destination event took place at Lonesome Valley and will remain on newsstands through March. 

  • Manor Vail Lodge was recently recognized as a “Best Ski Hotel” in the 2019 USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards. On the list of top 10 ski hotels, Manor Vail Lodge was ranked #1 in Colorado and #3 in the US.  View article

  • Manor Vail Lodge receives the “Best of Weddings 2020” award by The Knot.
  • The Times Square EDITION is excited to celebrate its first anniversary of opening, and showcase the elevated dining experience that its signature restaurant, 701West, has to offer. Helmed by Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser, 701West offers three-course prix-fixe, pre-theater, and a la carte menus, accompanied by an inventive cocktail program, a wine pairing, and a one-of-a-kind Champagne trolley with table-side service. Boasting a three-star review by The New York Times, 701West is open for dinner and cocktails throughout the week and is also available for private events in a truly unique environment.
Kinsey Roberts of She Creates Business and Vista View Events at Open Heart Ranch launched a new podcast with co-host Lindsay Lucas called The Venue Podcast with the goal to educate wedding and event venue owners.

Angie Johnston of Sapphire Celebrations was recently elected the Chapter President for the Greater Denver NACE Chapter.

Atlantic Limousine and Transportation is proud to announce that they have been selected as a 2020 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings.  This is their second year in a row winning this prestigious accolade.

Jen Taylor, of Jen Taylor Consulting was featured on the podcast This Week in Weddings discussing how to create brand ambassadors within your business.

On December 18th, 2019 Tatiana Valerie of ArtVesta Studio was featured on Fox 5 News' Family segment sharing her tips and tricks on creating the best family photos for holiday cards.  She also launched an industry educational initiative called The Wedding Common. This video initiative was created to provide a 360 view, a behind-the-scenes perspective, and an under-the-radar scan of all things weddings to help engaged couples make educated decisions in wedding planning.

Friar Tux is kicking off the New Year in symbolic style by lining up the most talked about wedding dates of 2020 in this recent blog post. Did someone say disco vibes? Friar Tux was recently featured in this Ruffled Blog post about a colorful and groovy disco inspired wedding. If celestial chic is more your thing, then visit this dreamy feature from California Wedding Day and be sure to check out the really cool white barn. Last but certainly not least, a friendly reminder Friar Tux has a must-see video for anyone who wants to learn more about the Friar Tux shopping experience.

Jordan Fatheree of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts recently transferred from Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek to Rosewood Baha Mar as the ultra-luxury resort’s Wedding Specialist.  Gracing a beautiful stretch of pristine white-sand coastline along Nassau’s Cable Beach in The Bahamas, Rosewood Baha Mar is located within the stunning Baha Mar resort enclave.  This sanctuary of exclusivity is the height of island refinement---a spectacular backdrop for a dream wedding.  Please feel free to contact Jordan directly for assistance with crafting an unforgettable wedding celebration in Paradise for your clients looking for a unique sunny destination.   

Luxe Linen recently released their Holiday Magic Collection and Lookbook. They were also featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, Carats and Cake, and Style Me Pretty.

WIPA members Elizabeth Priya Kumar, Elaina Luperello and David Fletcher are participating in Eventellect,  an all event industry panel produced by NY ILEA and YEP!  January 22, 2020 at Housing Works 126 Crosby NYC

Elizabeth Priya Kumar will represent NY WIPA on the panel, joined by representatives of ILEA, MPI, NACE, NYC & Co, HSMAI and YEP!

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