Member News – October 2022

Member News – October 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.

Renée Dalo of Moxie Bright Events ( is featured on The Knot with her client’s Old Hollywood Inspired Wedding at The Ebell of Los Angeles in California. She was also confirmed as a speaker at the 2023 Be Sage Conference (

DJ Dazzler, Los Angeles based nightlife, corporate and luxury events DJ, will be the headlining DJ for GRAMMY award winning Top 40 and Latin popstar Pitbull featuring opening act Iggy Azalea.

We are fully open/operating and accepting all bookings now that we have acquired our liquor license this year. We are a raw event space, so we allow outside catering, design, and decor. We have some upcoming events: 

  • mosaics Night with Cristina Salas (artist behind the hand mosaic tiling on our property) starting Sept 28th and happening for the following 4 Wednesdays
  • Night garden featuring an open wine and beer bar with full access to our space to explore – $30 per person
  • Open Gardens every Wednesday from 11am – 1pm, free
  • Dance performance by Haus f PVMNT and CreateART on October 6th
  • Events link here:

Friar Tux is back at it again with some gorgeous features! First, a stunning and romantic Historic Meets Modern Wedding Inspiration at Rancho Guejito Vineyard on The Aisle Guide. The way the Rose Pink Notch Lapel Suit pops against the vineyard and mountain backdrop of the venue is a must see. After frolicking through the vineyard, take a hike into Joshua Tree National Park with this Minimalist Mid Century Modern Elopement in Southern California Bride. The mix of nature and black tie style is pure perfection, especially with the groom rocking Friar Tux’s Black Notch Lapel Performance Tuxedo by Michael Kors. Last but certainly not least, go back in time (but keep it modern) with this fun 1950s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Inspired Garden Wedding Editorial in Chic Vintage Brides. Who doesn’t love a nod of vintage mixed with a pop of color for weddings? Friar Tux’s Green Notch Lapel Suit was the perfect complement to this creative wedding design. Have couples planning fall weddings? Make sure to have them check out Friar Tux’s blog where they have weekly wedding inspiration, as well as their latest seasonal style tips including Top 10 Groom Looks for Fall Weddings.

Tanya Pushkine aka The Vow Whisperer was featured on two podcasts; Dream Day Radio: and Wedding Secrets Unveiled.

Renee Sabo of Urban Soiree ( contributes ‘Fresh Pastel Wedding Ideas’ to Glamour & Grace.

Margaux Fraise of Harmony Creative Studio ( was recently published on Green Wedding Shoes with ‘How To Avoid The Comparison Trap.’ She is also heading to Wedding MBA this November to present on Get a Life: Work/Life Balance.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ ( sits down with The Venue RX Podcast and shares how to maximize your venue and vendor relationships.

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting ( rounds up experts for her articles, ‘Your Guide To Setting A Wedding Budget In The Midst of Inflation’ on Hey Wedding Lady  and ‘Seasonality and How it Can Affect Your Offerings’ on Catersource and Special Events. She also gives insight on Goodshuffle on ‘The Art of Managing Client Expectations’ and ‘Everything Pros Wish They Knew When They Started Their Business’ on Catersource.

Rebecca Grant, President of WIPA Seattle & Owner of New Creations Wedding Planning, contributed on “What would you say to a potential client who is uncertain about hiring an event planner?” You can read all about her and other wedding professionals answer via their blog:

Bobbi Brinkman (, Motivational Speaker, Coach + Educator, 
will be emceeing and speaking at Central Florida Wedding Association Education Summit in Orlando FL.

Leah Weinberg of Color Pop Events ( discusses with Goodshuffle, ‘The Art Of Managing Client Expectations.’

Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media ( shares her ‘3 Simple Research Tactics To Build A Better Content Marketing Strategy’ on Goodshuffle. She is also scheduled to present at Wedding MBA this November with Choose or Lose: The Secret to Max Marketing.

DJ Thomas Dean of Elite Mobile Entertainment has been named the Top Wedding DJ in Tucson for the 3rd consecutive year. You can check out the link here. He will be attending the DJ Collective in Nashville Tennessee this November as an Ambassador to help onboard new members. When asked about this significant step collaborating with some of the best Wedding DJ’s nationwide, Thomas had this to say “…I am super excited to share my passion and experience to help on board and welcome new members to the DJ Collective and to be working alongside some of the top pro’s in the nation including DJ Brian B, Jason Jani and Joe Bunn to name a few. Their trust in me to help represent the brand they created means the world to me and I am looking forward to November!” Also, Thomas and his company Elite Mobile Entertainment are expanding their coverage from Tucson to the Greater Phoenix area including Scottsdale and other Cities. Be sure to follow him on IG to keep up with what is next: @elitemobileentertainment.

BBJ La Tavola is hiring in many markets across the country! Join us as we bring more than linen to the table. Visit for more information.

Michelle Loretta of Be Sage Consulting, announced the launch of the 2023 Be Sage Conference to take place in Sonoma County, California, this upcoming February 27 to March 1st. This conference offers 3 days of deeper learning and masterminding to level up your wedding and event business.

Jacqueline Vizcaino launched her book that hit best-seller in three Business categories and #1 New Release in Weddings, “I Was the Help, Now I’m The Wedding Pro,” as an industry expert and wedding business coach, she shares her story about being the “help,” building other people’s businesses and navigating through the feelings many behind-the-scenes creatives have when they have the talent and passion, but entrepreneurship seems meant for someone else. To push past the fears and become a sought-after wedding pro.

Jacqueline provides stand-out-from-the-crowd tips and actionable key sales strategies to help you capitalize on your unique strengths and create a thriving wedding business. Whether you’re just starting or you’ve been in the wedding industry for years, this book will help you take your business to the next level and calibrate the sale of your services so that you can be compensated for what you’re worth!

David Fletcher will speak at the 10th annual Event Planner Expo in New York City on October 12 He will represent the Young Event Professionals on the All Industry Panel that also includes representatives of ILEA, MPI, NYC and Co, and the Live Events Coalition.

WIPA Atlanta’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Matt Mitchell, is partnering with the Certified Wedding Planning Society to bring a 4 – week LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Clinic. The Clinic will be hosted LIVE on Zoom on Tuesdays in November (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) at 12:30 PM EST. If participants cannot attend LIVE, each session will be recorded and available for rewatching on the educational portal. For more information and to reserve your space, click here!

Rachel Dalton will be a speaking at the Bridelux Paris Symposium November 2-4th. As a celebrity talent producer and entertainment attorney, she will speak about “leveling up” events with celebrity talent as well as the legal aspects of the industry.

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