Member News – June 2024

Member News – June 2024

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.

We are thrilled to welcome Cleveland as our next Chapter-In-Formation. Now that the secret is out and WIPA is coming to Cleveland, you’ll definitely want to stay up-to-date with all the exciting news that’s heading our way.

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This is just the start of new opportunities and growth in Cleveland! 𝐖𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓!

Seatown Sweets is excited to announce the opening of our new home in Kenmore! We have moved our operations to Kenmore where we served fresh baked goods everyday. We have expanded our menu and offerings to include new flavors of cupcakes, cake pops, a large selection of cookies. We also have gluten free and vegan options.

Located in the Kenmore Town Center next to Rite Aid, Safeway, the UPS store and a block away from City Hall, we are in the center of it all. We are open daily and would love to see you stop by!

Friar Tux was featured in some pretty amazing publications last month! First, this stunner – Lush Florals and Vintage Details: A Wedding at a Stunning Italian-Inspired Villa in Southern California on Cake and Lace. This wedding at Wrensmoor Castle was a smooth blend of old-world classic charm and fun vibrant florals. The groom gleamed in a Black Velvet Peak Lapel Tuxedo with classic black-tie accessories. Next Friar Tux was featured on a German website (yes, they are international stars!) about how people can get married abroad, including a section about Las Vegas! The groom went bold against the iconic backdrop on a bold Dark Green Notch Lapel Suit paired with a chocolate long brown tie for a retro feel. Lastly this dreamy Tranquility and Elegance by the Sea at Bel Air Bay Club on Style Me Pretty. This real wedding had the bridesmaids in chic champagne and the groom + groomsmen in classic Black Notch Lapel Performance Tuxedos by Michael Kors.

John Bognot Photography

Tanya Pushkine (aka The Vow Whisperer) was featured on two podcasts in the month of May. Tanya is the creator and producer of epic wedding ceremony experiences and shares her expertise on these two podcasts. She emphasizes the importance of the ceremony and how it should be given high priority….just like the appetizers or the first dance.

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Kirsten Palladino is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, DEIB consultant and facilitator, sought-after international speaker and published author. She is the cofounder and editorial director of Equally Wed, the world’s leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine, as well as the creator of Equally Wed Pro, an educational resource and community for inclusive-minded wedding and event professionals. She is the author of Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding, the first and only gender-neutral wedding planning book for LGBTQ+ couples, and is available wherever books are sold. Kirsten serves as the DEIB Director of WIPA – Atlanta, an advisor for Fellowship for Change (a program by WeddingPro, a product of The Knot Worldwide) and is an official WeddingPro educator.

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