Member News – August 2022

Member News - August 2022

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.

Sundance Mountain Resort announces a new mountain-top ceremony location, Mandan Summit. The new site at this Utah resort is accessed by ski lift and shows off views of Mount Timpanogos and Stewart Falls. Bookings for the summer season are available immediately for up to 150 guests.

Summertime romance and fashion are in the air with this amazing Blushy, Tulle Perfection in Kestrel Park featuring Friar Tux’s chic Charcoal Shawl Lapel Tuxedo by Michael Kors in Style Me Pretty. This wedding was a cool blend of whimsical details and a classic design, and we just love the way Friar Tux’s tuxedo creates a perfect modern balance to the bride’s avant-garde gown. Friar Tux’s suit and tuxedo collections are perfect for any style of wedding: from modern to trendy, colorful to monochromatic- and their feature on Claire Pettibone proves just that with this Checkmate in Long Sleeve Lace feature. To complement the extravagant elegance of an al-lace gown, the groom wore a modern slim fit suit from Friar Tux’s Michael Kors Performance Collection in the newest color of Steel Blue!. In case you haven’t heard, the fabric in the suits/tuxedos from the Michael Kors Performance Collection keeps grooms, wedding parties and best dressed guests cool and comfortable on hot days. When you are done drooling over the fashion in that article, click on over to Junebug Weddings to see Friar Tux’s online rental brand Stitch & Tie featured in this Eco-Friendly Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration. that showcases a few of their really fun and creative looks, including their Caramel Notch Lapel Suit and Rose Pink Notch Lapel Suit.

DJ Cooper Brown from One Above Entertainment was the onstage DJ and MC for Nu Skin’s annual employee summit. One day one Cooper DJed American music along with Samoan, Vietnamese, and Latin music since employees flew in from all over the world. On day two Cooper performed on stage along with his famous Hybrid Band which includes a sax, drummer, and electric guitar. Attendees said it was the best Nu Skin summit they’ve ever attended. 

The Garland Winner of 2022 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award Ranked #11 in the Top 15 —Hotels in Greater Los Angeles. We’re taking it to the max with a groovy summer music series! Boogie down with us in the neighborhood! Here’s the skinny of it: Join us July 14, August 11 and September 29 as we welcome three bands, in partnership with West Coast Music, to Beverly Park at The Garland. Enjoy live music, craft cocktails and delicious bites from The Front Yard. More Information on our website.

WIPA Dallas had a bag pack/school supply drive and raised over $3,215 benefitting Hope Supply Co. Hope Supply Co. is an organization that targets homeless children.

Renée Dalo of Moxie Bright Events gives real talk on Legit Self Care on The Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ makes his appearance on The Flourishing Entrepreneur and shares his thoughts on ‘Intentional Burnout + Burning Bright.

Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media sits down with The Venue RX Podcast and discusses how to ‘Fine Tune Your Venue Marketing’ and contributes to the Special Events Summer 2022 Issue.

Great Officiants had the Honor of providing the Officiant and Marriage license for the highly publicized wedding of Britney Spears. Great Officiants works with many hi-profile clients to provide them with the confidential marriage license outside of prying eyes. Alan Katz is also excited to once again be speaking at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas the week of November 7th. His topic will be presented to the Officiants Track on Monday 4:25 pm in the Evergreen Room. The Title of the Presentation is: titled “CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE” It will cover: The wedding day doesn’t revolve around a single wedding pro. Many separate pieces have to fit together to make a couple’s perfect day. The ceremony kicks everything off. This is the officiant’s universe, and you are at the center of it. • Identify each vendor’s strengths and weaknesses • Wedding Day checklist that leaves nothing left to chance • Create your perfect team-centered environment.

Jennifer Taylor of Jen Taylor Consulting has launched a B2B wedding industry podcast called Design Your Wedding Business.

Jan Levie will be presenting to the Atlanta Independent Women’s Network on August 16, 2022 on “Intuition in Business: Practical Steps to Understanding What Your Clients REALLY Want.”

Margaux Fraise of Harmony Creative Studio contributes to Wedding Chicks article on ‘The Case for a Non-Wedding-Party Wedding.’

Renee Sabo of Urban Soiree is featured in Wedding Sparrow for one of her latest weddings, ‘A Classic Black tie Wedding with Jesus Peiro Dress.


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