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


DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICE


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

   
 

Join us for an evening of networking and education at The Collective Seattle! November is the perfect time to reconnect with fellow wedding professionals while enjoying delicious food & beverage and expanding your knowledge.


*Registration closes end of day on Wednesday, November 9th.
No Admittance Day Of.*

OUR SPEAKER
Kirsten Palladino (she/her/hers) is a multi-award-winning entrepreneurial educator, writer, editor, 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, the digital LGBTQ+ inclusive certification course and educational platform for wedding and event professionals to learn how to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive. As one of the foremost experts in LGBTQ+ weddings and LGBTQ+ inclusivity since 2010, Kirsten has written for, been interviewed by and featured in myriad luminary publications including Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, New York magazine, Time magazine, Go magazine, Glamour magazine, The Knot magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Them, AARP, A Practical Wedding and Forbes. She is a recurring in-studio guest on major news networks, such as CNN, NPR and CBS, and multiple podcasts, webinars and stages of wedding and event conferences around the globe, including Engage! Luxury Wedding Summits, WIPA, NACE, The Rising Tide Society’s Tuesdays Together, WeddingPro events by The Knot and WeddingWire, White Dress Society Retreat and the Bridal Masterclass Experience. 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, which was published by Seal Press, part of Hachette Book Group, which is one of the top five publishing houses in the United States, and is available wherever books are sold.

ACCOMMODATIONS
More information coming soon!

CREATIVE PARTNERS
VENUE & CATERING: The Collective Seattle, collectiveseattle.com 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Entwined Portraits, entwinedportraits.com 
VIDEOGRAPHY: Best Made Videos, bestmadeweddingvideos.com
FLORAL: Analog Floral, analogfloral.com 
DJ & PHOTO BOOTH: Orion Entertainment, orion-ent.com
STATIONERY: Sablewood Paper Company, sablewoodpaper.com 
ACCOMMODATIONS: Pan Pacific Seattle, panpacificseattle.com 
RENTALS: Grand Event Rentals, grandrents.com 
DESSERTS: Seatown Sweets, seatownsweets.com

 


 

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