Member News – August 2023

Member News – August 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.

HipMaps announced they are the winner of the LUXlife 2023 Global Wedding Award for Most Unique Wedding Destination Platform. They are proud to be among the amazing folks this UK-based magazine selected. Check out the list here.

Meaningful Frames’ latest creation is our round guestbook photo frame, and it is the perfect way to capture your guests’ well-wishes and memories on your special day! With a photo opening at the center of the frame, you can display a favorite snapshot of you and your partner. Just remove the back door, place your photo inside, put the door back on, and your frame is ready to display at your wedding celebration. This frame is available in different sizes and stain colors on our website. Handmade in the USA, our frames are unique alternatives to traditional guestbooks and are a fun way to engage your guests as they help create an enduring piece of wall art that you can proudly display in your home. Let us know how we can help make your celebration even more memorable.

Parties on the Terrace, wedding venue based in Redmond, WA, won the Seattle Bride Magazine’s Best Intimate venue for the second year in a row. Jeff and Patti Falconer were thrilled to have accepted the award at the gala on June 20, 2023. “We are amazed at how our couples have embraced our unique venue. We didn’t know our chandelier in the woods would be such a favorite”, shared Jeff Falconer, Venue Owner and resident of the property. “We didn’t know what to expect after opening in late 2019. We are so fortunate that couples fell in love with our property and stuck with us through the pandemic postponement flurry”, said Patti.

Leah Weinberg, co-founder of Oduberg Law LLP sat down with Celebration Pro Podcast to discuss ‘The Legal Side of Running a Thriving Event Business’ and From Ring To Revenue to chat about ‘What’s the Worst that Could Happen?!

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting rounds up experts for her articles on Let’s Get Rehearsed on ‘How To Nail Your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Toast’ and ‘One Week To Go! What Are You Forgetting?’ on Wedding Chicks. Meghan also discusses ‘Creating a Cancellation Policy for Your Business’ on Catersource and ‘Self-Auditing Your Systems & Processes for Sustainability’ on Special Events.

Renée Dalo of Moxie Bright Events gives her expertise to NACE on ‘Healthy Habits for Event Pros.’

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ contributes to two articles on Signature Bride, ‘Wedding Tips Vendors Wished Their Clients Followed,’ and ‘Wedding Planning Tech Tools and Apps Every Bride Should Know About.’

As the weather heats up, so do the publications for Friar Tux! This was a month of fashion from our trusted suit and tuxedo partner. First, this chicness: A Pre-Wedding Studio Shoot Inspired by NYFW on WedVibes.com. This inspiration drips with fashion with the bride in several modern bridal looks to the groom in an all-black moment featuring their Black Notch Lapel Performance Tuxedo by Michael Kors. Then we hop a plane from New York to sunny Palm Springs with this Modern Wedding Shoot: Embracing Palm Springs featured on Destination I Do. This wedding brings out all the fun retro vibes that Palm Springs has to offer – with the bride in a satin high neck gown with colorful accessories and the groom in a traditional Black Notch Lapel Tuxedo. Friar Tux wraps up their wedding content with Blue and Pink Hues at the Spanish Style Quail Ranch on Santa Barbara Weddings. Friar Tux loves how this real wedding brings the summer vibes with light pink dresses and the groom + groomsmen in the Steel Blue Notch Lapel Performance Suit by Michael Kors. Even though prom season has passed for Friar Tux, this adorable feature on Good Morning America with actor Parker Pannell surprising his long-distance girlfriend on prom night is too perfect not to share!

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WIPA Philadelphia – Inaugural Gala Success

WIPA Webinar – March – Rob Ferre

WIPA Cincinnati – Gala Event Recap