Member News – April 2023
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. 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.
Artem Lomaz, wedding and event MC, recently co-MCed the Exotic Wedding Planning Conference, as well as served as a panel moderator during the international conference. Held in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates this year, the conference had attendees from over 60 countries, spanned three days, and included wedding industry powerhouse speakers like Tara Fay, Preston Bailey, Tomas De Bruyne, among many others. Artem also hosted the Apex Awards as part of the conference’s gala celebration!
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Gloria Schulz, Owner & Lead Planner at Gloria Schulz Events was recently a guest speaker on Meet the Elite Podcast. Gloria spoke of her company’s customized wedding coordination and planning services which serve engaged couples in the Atlanta and 30A, Florida areas.
Leah Weinberg, co-founder of Oduberg LLP and owner of Color Pop Events sits down with The Wedding Stylist Podcast and discusses ‘Legal Advice for Wedding Pros’. She also speaks on ‘The Emotional Side of a Planner’s Job’ on Planners on Purpose.
Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting rounds up experts for her articles on Goodshuffle, ‘How To Navigate Continued Inventory Shortages In The Event Industry,’ ‘The Realistic Pros and Cons of Business Growth’ on Catersource, and the ‘Should We Plan to Elope Prior? The Pros and Cons’ on Popped! Meghan also was featured in the latest Special Events Spring 2023 Issue.
Gloria Schulz, Owner & Lead Planner of Gloria Schulz Events in Atlanta had a speaking engagement on March 7th at Career Day at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Georgia. The topic Gloria spoke on was “It is never too late to change career paths to do what you love.” Gloria also spoke about how she has recruited seven Blessed Trinity Alumni to be Associate team members for Gloria Schulz Events and how she has booked and planned nine Blessed Trinity Alumni weddings in the last three years.
Things are looking sunny and bright just in time for the spring and summer weddings at Friar Tux! Featured in none other than Southern California Bride with this Mediterranean Inspired Styled Shoot at La Venta Inn. Friar Tux’s Black Notch Lapel Performance Tuxedo from Michael Kors was paired with a gold velvet bow tie against the moody amber tones of the wedding design. Friar Tux would like to remind everyone heading into busy wedding season, that it is also prom season! See all of Friar Tux’s prom night inspiration in their new look book featuring gowns by Windsor®.
Friar Tux’s online sister brand Stitch & Tie also had a big kick off into wedding season by being featured in not one, but three amazing publications! First, a dreamy appearance in Minnesota Bride featuring their Steel Blue Notch Lapel Performance Suit by Michael Kors paired with a sleek and smooth platinum velvet bow tie in this Warm and Romantic Styled Shoot at Woodhaven. Then they had 2 amazing spreads in Lake Bride Magazine’s latest issue One a Pretty Pastels design with the groom in a Gold Velvet Shawl Lapel Tuxedo and Tan Notch Lapel Suit . The other was a Velvet Romantic spread featuring their Burgundy Velvet Shawl Lapel Tuxedo – which perfectly complemented the bride in her leather jacket.