Member News – February 2023

Member News – February 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.

Erin Parsley, owner of Erin Parsley Dance and Steps to Love Wedding Dances is named Top Choreographer in San Francisco, CA by Giggster.com. Erin continues to hold Top Pro on Thumbtack and The Best of Weddings on the Knot!

Photo: Glorious Moments Photography, Glorianna Chan

Gloria Schulz, Owner, and Lead Planner at Gloria Schulz Events, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Director of Programs for the WIPA Atlanta Chapter has been published in the 2023 Edition of Atlanta Style Weddings Magazine. Her feature, The 4C’s of Wedding Planning describes how she uses this unique methodology to plan her client’s weddings in an easy and manageable way. Glorianna Chan, Marketing & Communications for the Atlanta Board was the photographer, and Pollyanna Richter, Secretary of the Atlanta Board was the Floral Designer for the photo shoot.

Glorious Moments Photography is now Glorianna Chan. This has been in the works for about a year. It feels so surreal to embrace my name as my company name. As an artist, this is a huge step. I’m really excited to see what the future holds for Glorianna Chan. I know there will be more honest moments, fashion forward couples, and sentimental designs to capture. We are still for love and we are excited to do so under a new brand name. Cheers to new beginnings!

Photo: K&L Photography

Veronica Silghigian, President of Pawfect for You was recently featured in The Knot sharing her tips for including dogs in engagement photos.

Gloria Schulz, Owner & Lead Planner of Gloria Schulz Events, Atlanta, Georgia has been selected as a 2023 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families, and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding vendor marketplace, and planning authority that’s inspired 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. This is the second year Gloria Schulz Events has been named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards.

Gloria Schulz Events was also announced as a winner of the 2023 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire, a trusted wedding vendor marketplace. This is the second year Gloria Schulz Events has achieved this award.

Jennifer Taylor of Jen Taylor Consulting appeared on Get A “Heck Yes” Podcast and discussed ‘Creating Boundaries for 2023.’

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting has been announced as one of the global speakers for Destination Wedding Congress in Qatar this March.

Renee Sabo of Urban Soiree recently launched her new education website featuring her upcoming season of The Confetti Hour podcast, mentoring opportunities and guide and resource downloads for aspiring wedding planners! Check out her offerings over on reneesabo.com.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ was recently featured in NACE for ‘Maximizing Creative Partner Relationships in 2023.’

Margaux Fraise of Harmony Creative Studio is hosting the upcoming Wedding Summit Series February 20-22, with a focus on all things marketing and advertising. The Summit is a twice-yearly, free online event for wedding pros.

It was a month full of chicness and love for Friar Tux with these amazing features. First, a glam moment in the vineyard with an editorial on California Wedding Day with the bride in a shimmering gown and the groom rocking a Steel Blue Performance Suit by Michael Kors. Then Friar Tux, the helpful team that they are, kicked off their own wedding season with a blog of their own: You Just Got Engaged, What Do You Do Now? A great tool to use for all newly engaged couples. When you’re done reading their tips and trends, head over to The Anti Bride to see a stunning mix of black tie style and ethereal florals in An Earthly Romance featuring their Black Notch Performance Tuxedo by Michael Kors. Friar Tux’s online rental brand, Stitch & Tie, also received some stellar features this month. First, a stunning wedding in Oregon at The Arc Light featured on Wedding Chicks, the way the Black Notch Lapel Tuxedo by Michael Kors pops against the light bright florals is breathtaking. Then Stitch & Tie brought the trendy fashion fun with this pop of pastel color in Lake Bride Magazine! The way the Gold Velvet Tux and the Tan Notch Lapel Suit gleams against the purples and oranges of the décor is pure perfection.

Renée Dalo of Moxie Bright Events sat down with Wedding Pros Who Are Ready To Grow Podcast and shared how to ‘Stop Hiding – Get Visible.’

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