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Grand Cayman Luxury Wedding Business Summit

Grand Cayman Luxury Wedding Business Summit

I am so excited to be at the Engage 09 Luxury Wedding Business Summit in Grand Cayman from Sunday to Wednesday. Rebecca Grinnals of Engaging Concepts is bringing together many of the 'best of the best' in the wedding industry - from speakers to attendees - engage seeks to offer something not found in other conferences.  Careful attention is paid to creating an atmosphere of effortless networking allowing for an open exchange of ideas, information, inspiration and candid discussions of the issues and opportunities facing everyone in today's luxury wedding industry.

Off to California

I am off in California at the Assocation of Bridal Consultants convention in Newport Beach, California. I am so excited to see all my wedding consultant friends from all over the country and learn new things about weddings.
Check back next week for pictures and a review!

The Intercontinental Chicago Wedding of Katie and Michael

Katie and Mike exchanged their vows at the historic St Joseph's Catholic church in Old Town. I LOVED working with Katie and Mike Cunningham on their November 3rd Wedding at St Joseph's Church and the Renaissance Ballroom at the Intercontiental Hotel. Everything about Katie and Mike's wedding was wonderfully elegant and sophisicated. Katie chose a black and white color scheme for her modern wedding style with an accent of green in some of the flowers. 
"See Kurt Gurber's FABULOUS pictures": Photography by "Kurt Gerber":// Flowers by "A Stem Above":// Entertainment by "Fun Times DJ":// Linens by "Carousel Linens"://


From the moment we sat down to meet Ali, we felt completely at ease with her and knew we would enjoy working with her in planning our wedding. She was involved with all aspects of our wedding from the beginning to the day of and we couldn’t be happier that we chose this option. Ali kept us on task from our first meeting—letting us know what details we should be completing at present and what we should be thinking of next at all points in the planning process. Wedding planning is stereotypically known to be stressful due to the sheer amount of time and effort put into planning every little detail to make a wedding the special, magical day that the bride and groom envision. However, I can honestly say that planning your wedding does not have to be stressful! With Ali’s help, we actually had a lot of fun planning our big day and I surprised myself as well as my family and friends with how calm I remained throughout the entire planning process. We really appreciated Ali’s vendor suggestions and absolutely LOVED the vendors we chose for our wedding. 
Thanks to Ali, our wedding day played out without a hitch and we got to focus on each other, our family and friends rather than worry about the many details that go into having such an event run smoothly. We highly recommend Ali and are so thankful for all of the work she put into making our wedding day “perfect.” 

Kristin and Jared King and the wedding at The Marriott Lincolnshire

I first met Ali several years ago when she planned my sister's wedding, literally saving it when the location fell-through at the last minute! So it was a no-brainer when I got engaged who I had to have to help me with my own wedding. I work long hours and Ali was there to answer all of my questions in whatever means worked best for me at the time - whether it was through email, late-night phone conversations, or the rare occasion when I could get away for a face-to-face meeting. Ali took care of everything on the wedding day so well that my husband and I were able to relax enough to keep us smiling and laughing the entire day through. Thanks to Ali, I had my absolute perfect wedding which I'll remember forever!