The age-old question is always, what is the difference between the venue coordinator and the outside wedding planner? The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) invited Zhay Robles/Catering Manager at 1805 on the Boulevard and Caitlin Lawler/Wedding Planner/Owner of Plan It Event Design and Management to answer those questions. Mark Kingsdorf Master Bridal Consultant and Co Director for ABC facilitated the discussion.
As everyone checked in, the wedding professionals were welcomed to the Crowne Plaza Hotel by Kirk Schenkel, Director of Catering and Convention Services . Our wedding professionals were welcomed with a refreshing Mardi Gras Mojito Cooler and the Chef’s appealing choice of appetizers; while we took a moment to network with some new friends and mingle with some old friends.
Master of Ceremony, Andres Roque of Roque Productions welcomed everyone in to the ballroom with a festive array of Mardi Gras music to get our meeting started. As everyone found their seats, we had a chance to see the beautiful linens, chairs and centerpieces provided by RJ Glamour and Innovation. The up lights provided by Roque Productions, enhanced the Peacock theme that we had going throughout the room.
Allan Saltman ABC Co Director, welcomed all the wedding professionals to our first ABC meeting of 2015. Allan took a moment to introduce new Co Directors Mark Kingsdorf, Master Bridal Consultant and Wedding Sales Manager at Mission Inn and Rosie Moore Master Bridal Consultant with 27 Miracles. After some brief intros we were ready to taste the succulent lunch that The Crowne Plaza prepared for us.
Rose Robinson of The Invitation Lounge tempted our taste buds with the lunch courses on her peacock themed menus. The first lunch course was Herb Seared Duck Breast with Strawberry Risotto and Wilted Arugula. Once that was completed, our second course was Grilled Petite Filet Mignon and Roasted Jumbo Shrimp with American Sauce, Potato Gratin and Grilled Asparagus. What a treat for lunch!
After lunch, our speakers provided some very good insight to the wedding professionals that attended the meeting on the difference between a wedding venue coordinator and an outside wedding coordinator.
If you missed this meeting, no worries, we have educational meetings every month. If you are not on our email list to receive information about upcoming meetings, contact us through our Facebook page and we will be glad to get you on our list. This year is jam-packed with some fabulous meetings that you do not want to miss out on. Sign up early as soon as the meeting comes out so that you are guaranteed a seat at all our events!
To end our meeting we had the pleasure of trying the sumptuous cupcakes from Party Flavors. They showed us their creativity with a Peacock Cake that was too beautiful to eat!!!
Our dedicated photographer for this meeting Nicholas Sabatino of Michael Anthony Photography and our Videographer Bruce Reynolds of Treasured Moments captured this beautiful peacock/mardi gras themed meeting at the Crowne Plaza.
If you are interested in becoming an ABC member, please let us know and we will be able to help you or you can call ABC directly
Association of Bridal Consultants
Association of Bridal Consultants Central FL East
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!
Venue & Food – Crowne Plaza Universal
Co-Presenter – Caitlin Lawler – ABC Member – Plan It Events
Co-Presenter – Zhaydrix Robles – 1805 On the Boulevard
Floral – RJ Glamour and Innovation
DJ & Lighting – Roque Productions
Photography – Michael Anthony Photography
Video – Treasured Moments Video Productions (ABC Member)
Until next month!
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