wedding education

St Louis ABC Regional Meeting

On Sunday, March 21st, fifty event professionals gathered at the Hyatt at the Arch in St Louis, Missouri for the Association of Bridal Consultant Regional Education meeting. I was asked to speak this year and was so honored. The event was produced by Lacy Branch of Lacy Branch Events and Lisa Zwiefl of Eventz Planning and they did an incredible job! The event kicked off with a city chic cocktail party on the top floor of the Hyatt overlooking the St Louis Arch. And what an event it was. From lobster macaroni and cheese to yummy signature drinks to the fun photo booth, Lacy and Lisa showed us how to party St Louis style.

Ali Phillips, Wedding Consultant in Chicago, Attends Annual Association of Bridal Consultants Conference

Ali Phillips, Wedding Consultant in Chicago, Attends Annual Association of Bridal Consultants Conference

I "Fell in Love with Indy" last week when my assistant, Kristin Weis, (seen above in the picture) and I attended the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Business of Brides Conference. This is my sixth annual conference I have attended and was excited when they decided to host it in the Midwest this year. The Indianapolis wedding planners from ABC did a great job planning this event and event greater that they ordered up 60 degree weather in November! There were 40 wedding planner attendees from Chicago as well so it was so fun to spend time with people from my hometown.

Ali Phillips, Wedding Consultant in Chicago, attends Engage 09, Luxury Wedding Business Intensive

Ali Phillips, Wedding Consultant in Chicago, attends Engage 09, Luxury Wedding Business Intensive

Last week I attended the Engage!09 The Encore, Luxury Wedding Business Intensive in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Wynn Encore. The amazing ladies, Rebecca Grinnals and Kathyrn Arce of Engaging Concepts hosted their fourth luxury wedding conference. I have been lucky enough to be an attendee at all four conferences and this one was just as outstanding as all of them.

Engage 09!

If you remember back in October, I attended the amazing Engage!08 The Encorein Orlando; a high-impact wedding symposium for the best of the best in the wedding industry. I am so excited that the women of Engaging Concepts have announced the date and website for their Engage!09, Something Blue, at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman from June 21st-June 24th. This will be a conference I would NOT miss and am so excited to see my old friends I made and meet new friends as well.