Learn more about the Seattle WIPA chapter below.

Seattle Board of Directors

We are excited to welcome our WIPA Seattle Chapter Board of Directors. These Directors are esteemed professionals whose passion for our industry is evident in the work they produce. Their presence in the Seattle area will allow the growth of WIPA so we can continue to bring new standards, education and sense of community to all wedding professionals.


PRESIDENT
Rebecca Grant
New Creations Weddings


VICE PRESIDENT
Mallory Bailey, CERP
CORT Party Rental


SECRETARY
Marni Ness
Pedersen's Event Rentals


TREASURER
Reese Rowe
Shooby Doo Catering


DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
BreeAnn Gale
Pink Blossom Events


DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Clea Hersperger
Crimson Haze Event Lighting


DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
Anne Timss
Anne Timss Makeup & Hair


DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Jenn Tai
Jenn Tai & Co


DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Barbie Hull
Barbie Hull Photography

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
Amy Soper
Amelia Soper Photography


DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP RETENTION
Alison Herber
J.Hilburn Custom Menswear


AT LARGE
David Schwartz
Orion Entertainment

Upcoming Events

   
 

Let’s celebrate spring with a beautiful event and stellar education at the Edgewater Hotel! We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner with panoramic views of the Seattle waterfront, and the “Queen of Reels” Brandee Gaar will give us the scoop on how to use Instagram reels to grow our businesses.

Are you a WIPA Member? Then join us from 4-5pm for our **Member-Only Pre-Event Mixer and Education**! We’ll be treated to specialty drinks, tasty appetizers, and a more intimate conversation with our speaker, Brandee Gaar, discussing how to increase the engagement on your Instagram posts and how to make better use of your DMs. Not yet a member? Learn more, become a member, and attend this special mixer before our 5-8pm main event.


Registration Closes May 11, 2022.

Catering and Venue - The Edgewater Hotel www.edgewaterhotel.com
Dessert - Street Treats www.streettreatswa.com
DJ - Affairs to Remember www.djseattle.com
Educator - Brandee Gaar www.brandeegaar.com
Floral - Pollen in Love www.polleninlove.com
Lighting - Bellevue Lighting https://bellevue.lighting
Linens - BBJ Linen https://www.bbjlinen.com
Live Music - The Side Project http://www.tspband.com
Non-Alcoholic Drinks - Joyus https://drinkjoyus.com
Photography - Jean-Marcus Strole Photography http://jean-marcus.com
Planning - Pink Blossom Events https://pinkblossomevents.com
Rentals - Wander Event Rentals https://rentwander.com
Stationery - Songbird Paperie http://songbirdpaperie.com
Videography - Best Made Videos https://bestmadeweddingvideos.com
Video & Audio Support - Encore at the Edgewater 

SAVE THE DATES
Save the dates for our quarterly meetings on the third Tuesdays of February, May, August and November, annually.

OUR SPEAKER
Brandee Gaar is a luxury event planner, thought leader, educational speaker and host of the "She Who Dares" Podcast. As a lifelong lover of all things events, Brandee spent 7 years as a corporate event planner with the prestigious Gaylord Hotels brand before opening her own event consulting firm. Blush by Brandee Gaar and Eleven Events by Blush have quickly become known for their over the top events and high touch standard of customer service. Brandee Gaar is the go-to business coach and resource for wedding professionals and creative business owners who want to transform their small business from an expensive hobby into a thriving and successful career that gives them the financial and time freedom they deserve.

Brandee has been dubbed the Queen of Reels because of her love for teaching business owners simple and practical ways to get the most ROI for their time and energy investments, so they can earn a salary they deserve while creating a work-life balance they crave. Her talks are always interactive and hands-on because she’s found this approach leaves attendees with the tools and knowledge they need to immediately implement her strategies.

$14 valet parking and discounted overnight accommodations are available using the code “Event," exclusive of the amenity fee and tax.

Menu:
Tray Passed Appetizers:
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Ahi Tuna Tartare
Thai Chicken Sate
Corn and Pepper Fritters – Vegan

Course 1:
Burrata Salad
Watermelon, tomato, arugula, olive, lemon-basil vinaigrette

Course 2:
Pan Seared King Salmon
herb roasted baby squashes, spring peas, hondashi potatoes, Japanese horseradish beurre blanc.
or
BBQ Spiced Cauliflower - Vegan
smoked cauliflower puree, pickled tomatoes, frisee salad

Desserts from Street Treats

 
     


 

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