Beauty and the Bride

As a wedding professional do you often get asked by your brides what should I do for my make up and my hair on the wedding day?  Or do you think my make up looks good now so that I can do it myself on the wedding day?   My friend does hair and make up and we are going to save a ton of money because she is doing it for free, as you glance over at her friend’s make up that she is referring to in sky blue eye shadow with red lipstick and hair matted with hair spray (all you can think about is, we are stuck in an 80’s nightmare!) Those are the questions that can make any wedding professional look like a deer caught in headlights.  But it does not have to be that way.  Once you sign your bride up to work with you as your client, have a checklist of the things that you will go over with the bride for instance selection of photographer, videographer, dress shopping and all the other needed services, but most important  have a category on your planning forms called health and beauty.  This is where you can discuss with your bride about proper nutrition so that she has the energy that is needed on the day of, exercise to help her look the best that she can, skin care with a professional esthetician and lastly professional hair and make up that will make her look natural but beautiful on the day of the wedding.

The Association of Bridal Consultants had the pleasure of hosting their meeting at Marilyn Monroe Spa.  At this meeting we had an opportunity to hear from each person that works at the salon to explain the process of taking care of the bride’s skin, hair, and nails in order to prepare for the wedding day.  One of the take aways that stood out was to not wait for the week before to start planning the regime of hair, make up and skin.  The bride’s skin should start preparation almost simultaneous to the day after engagement so that it does not become an expensive last minute process. As a wedding professional, feel comfortable talking about these beauty tips.  Don’t forget to discuss teeth whitening and tips to maintain those pearly whites.  One of my personal favorites, if you have to have that cola or tea, use a straw and do not swish your drink in your mouth, use whitening toothpaste and whitening mouthwash.  Lastly if you are going to preach beauty, as a wedding professional don’t forget to check your own after all, our clients look up to us to be the best that we can be.

Thank you to our sponsors that made our meeting a success at Marilyn Monroe Spa.

Venue: Marilyn Monroe

Video: Treasured Moments

Photo: Captured By Elle

Floral: Peddles

Favors: Florida Candy Buffett

Linens: Connie Duglin

Dessert: Yogurtland

Chivari Chairs/Tables/Chargers: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Catering: Rock n Brews

Your ABC Co Directors

Rosie Moore, MBC 407-905-5454

Diane Jenson, PBC 407-927-9245

Victoria Van Pelt, CWP 407-913-2893

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Enjoy the Life You Were Born To Live

Is that a cliché’ to say live a healthy life, eat healthy and everything will be right with the world?   We would all like to think that, but we  know that things happen and in a spur of a moment, our lives change.  At our Association of Bridal Consultants Meeting this past April, we had two speakers, Judith Topper, healthy living speaker and Alayne Gatto, Certified Nutritionist.  Judith shared with the wedding planners and wedding professionals about healthy eating for our busy lives.  We are all guilty as wedding professionals of eating at our desks, grabbing fast food in between client meetings and the worse one of all, skipping meals.  Judith showed us through proper planning of our meals how we can maintain our health (and figures!).

Alayne Gatto, brought us some education on pregnancy for the pregnant professionals. But she also brought us information on how babies born too soon can affect our lives as well as the babies.  This month the Association of Bridal Consultants invited The Gift of Life, a local non-profit organization that supports parents of premature babies and babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.  The takeaway from this part of the meeting as wedding professionals, all lives matter, because that very premature baby can be our client and prematurity can affect anyone, even a wedding professional.  Tying that back to taking care of our health so that we can be as healthy as can be during the pregnancy for the things that we can control,   for example, proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise will help us be the best we can be during this stage.

Listen to both of these speakers as they give you a glimpse in to their topics!

 

When coordinating this meeting, we had to take in to account the topic of healthy eating.  The Chef at the Sheraton, knew exactly what to make so that we were eating a healthy lunch ad dessert of fresh fruit for our day.

Thank you to our Wedding professionals on this day:

Venue: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista

Linens/Angels Dream Events

Chivari Chairs/Chargers: A Chair Affair

Floral: Peddles

Photography:  Captured by Elle

Videography: Treasured Momenst

DJ/MC: Roque Productions

AV Media: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista

Speaker: Judith Topper/Topper Productions

Speaker: Alayne Gatto/Mead Johnson

Charity: The Gift of Life

Your Co-Directors:

Mark Kingsdorf, MBC

Diane Jenson, PBC

Rosie Moore, MBC

Blog Post by: Rosie Moore, MBC

Attracting and Working With the Luxury Bride

Have you ever wondered what it takes to work with a luxury bride?  What is considered a luxury bride? In this market managing a luxury bride means managing large budgets and planning events for clients that have high expectations.  It is not enough to have a degree in wedding planning services to call yourself a luxury wedding planner.  The luxury wedding planner must have experience, etiquette and knowledge of what a luxury wedding entails along with exceptional service.

Luxury brides most of the time come referred to a luxury wedding planner through word of mouth.  One rarely sees a luxury bride at a bridal show or being contacted through any of the online forums.   To work with a luxury bride, you will need to learn where  these brides eat, shop, get their hair done and work out.  It is a circle that you would have to be willing to frequent.  Most wedding planners starting out do not have the finances to invest in to their business right away so they start small which is okay as they develop their company.

If you are going to cater to the luxury bride, your prices will need to reflect that to the client, but with that will come a certain expectation of expert quality care.  Ask yourself, does your website reflect luxury? Are the pictures that you are showcasing considered luxurious? You won’t appeal to the luxury bride if your pictures and videos that are being showcased reflect a DIY or budget conscious bride.   For the right wedding planner the DIY or budget conscious bride is perfect,  but for the luxury bride,  from the moment they look at your website to the moment that they meet you, needs to say luxury.

A luxury wedding planner does not take on as many clients in a year due to the time that is invested in each client.  The luxury bride is usually a very busy high-profile bride that will not have a lot of time on their hands;  their expectation will be flexibility and trust in you as the luxury planner to plan their wedding seamlessly.

As a luxury wedding planner, you must always look and sound your best.  From the location that the client meetings take place , to the purse and  attire that is worn.  When meeting the client it is not an option to be in slacks and a sweater or a shirt.  The luxury planner should in a nice suit, dress, or pant suit.  It does not matter if the bride and groom come in jeans and a polo, they are looking at you and how you fit in their inner circle. Think about your hair, is it professional looking in style, is your make up, professional, are your nails done? You might say all of that is vain and yes it can be if not looked at in stride, however,  in order to capture that circle of clients, a certain level of expectation is going to be required.

Now  dress code and professional attire should always be a must regardless of what client any wedding planner is meeting because you only have 60 seconds to make a first impression when you walk into a room to meet a client.  Let the attire speak first, then what comes out of your mouth in the next few minutes is part 2 of selling yourself to the client and finding out if you are a good fit for them and if they are a good fit for you.

These are great tips to think about as you mold your business to the type of clients that you want to work with.

Heather Snively, Master Bridal Consultant spoke at our Association of Bridal Consultants luncheon recently.  We wanted her to bring us a few points on working with the luxury bride.  When coordinating the venue and the wedding professionals for the meeting,  it was important to think of the topic and who we needed to obtain to showcase a high-end event.  One of the points that Heather brought up in the meeting, was about meeting the catering manager of the high end venue for the first time.  When the planner comes to the luxury venue to meet the catering manager, it is important to have an established relationship prior to the meeting, even if it is on the phone.   When walking in to the venue with the client, exude confidence in who you are as a planner and have the knowledge to know the client’s budget, even though a luxury client may have a high budget, there is always an amount in their mind of what they are willing to spend but will most of the time spend much more because they go with a want and must have vs a need.

Listen to Heather talk about the luxury budget.

Our Luxury Wedding Professionals at our Association of Bridal Consultant Meeting:

Venue: Citrus Club

DJ/MC/Lighting: White Rose Entertainment

Floral/Linen/Chivari Chairs/Chargers: RJ Glamour and Innovation

Photography: 123 Photography

Videography: Treasured Moments

Harpist: Christine MacPhail

Our Speaker: Heather Snively, Master Bridal Consultant

Listen to some of the points that Heather had for the wedding professionals:

Thank you on behalf of the Local Association of Bridal Consultants for attending the meeting on Working and Attracting the Luxury Bride.

Co Directors Association of Bridal Consultants:

Mark Kingsdorf, MBC

Diane Jenson, PBC

Rosie Moore, MBC

Blog Post by : Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant

Planning A Tented Wedding

Planning a tented wedding takes a lot of planning for sure.  Susan Southerland of Just Marry and Darrin Shiffril of Orlando Party Rentals shared their best practices with the wedding professionals at the Association of Bridal Consultants meeting at the quaint Celebration Golf Club, in beautiful Celebration, FL.

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First of all to plan a tent wedding there are many considerations to think about, per Susan and Darrin, location, location , location! The weather, feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!! Yes, you will be if the correct amount of air conditioning is not reserved in the tent. Clear tents are trending with up lights to enhance the look.

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Planning a tent wedding is costly, but when hiring the correct wedding specialists, they will walk you through every step that you need to be in compliance with permits, noise ordinance and decor to enhance the tent.

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On May 21,  Celebration Golf decided to see just what we could do with a tent, so to plan we went with the help of many wedding professionals………….

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Now for The Association of Bridal Consultants, the evening started with a signature drink of white refreshing sangria to cool everyone off from the hot spring evening in Florida.  They had Passed Hors d’ oeuvres of Cold Smoked Shrimp Mousse on a Garlic Crostini and Minced Blackened Beef Tenderloin drizzled with Cajun Aioli.

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As the wedding professionals milled around they were able to see the beautiful grounds at Celebration Golf.  There are a few sites for doing their ceremonies.

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Some couples want the beauty of the outdoors,  but at the same time want to enjoy the coolness of the indoors, so the best way to satisfy that is a clear tent as provided by Darrin from Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals.  Darrin educated the planners on knowing the best times to use tents, types of tents and when air conditioning is needed vs heat and how to best cool the tent down. Look also at the beautiful chivari chairs provided here by Chair Affair, a perfect match for the outdoor garden theme.

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Today we looked at a clear  tent open to air with beautiful up lighting for an evening of dancing under the stars.

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As the tour ended it was time to go inside the quaint ballroom perfect for a Southern or beach themed wedding.  The wedding professionals came in to the ballroom and were serenaded by music from White Rose Entertainment!  Their amber lights brought a nice warmth to the ballroom and the perimeters of the property.

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The centerpieces and linens provided by RJ Glamour and Innovation,  invited everyone in to a romantic setting where a feeling of coziness allowed the guests to relax and enjoy the night.

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As the guests were seated they were able to read what was being served for dinner on the beautiful menus designed by Anni Muniz of Anni Muniz Events, tempting the taste buds!

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1st Course

 Chilled Tomato Gazpacho topped with a Cucumber Sour Cream and an Herbed Crouton

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 2nd Course

Baby Spinach Salad topped with dried Cranberries, toasted Pine Nuts, and Crumbled Blue Cheese drizzled with a Bacon Herb Vinaigrette

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 3rd Course

 Seared Grouper with Grape Tomato and Roasted Corn Relish

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 4th Course

 Herb and Dijon Mustard crusted Rack of Lamb with Minted Lamb Jus and Spaghetti Squash Stuffed Tomato

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Now one thing we want to point out, did you see the mismatched china from A Chair Affair?  This really set the tone for the evening, letting you know that you were going to be dining in style in all of the southern charm that Celebration Golf could provide.  What better way! And top that with some iced tea, you knew on this day that you were in the South! 0111_SY5_3111

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Susan Southerland of Just Marry and Darrin Shiffrel of Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals educated the wedding professionals on all the ABC’s of planning a wedding or event in a tent.  So many things that have to be well thought of when planning a wedding or event in a tent.  Many people think it is a piece of cake, but as the professionals learned that night, planning a tent event, is strictly an event that to make it a success you need professionals to execute it.  The dynamic entertaining duo brought us stories of success, stories of nightmares they have heard of , how to plan these events, costs, permissions and so much more!

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We had a visit from our state coordinator Carmen Mesa from South Florida.  It is always a treat to get to hear what is happening at ABC on a bigger scale than what we here monthly at our meetings.  Carmen was able to touch on the many benefits of becoming an ABC member, what happens at our state conference and our national conference.  Carmen encouraged everyone to contact anyone of the co-directors for membership information.

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The sunset came shortly after as we were able to view it right through the picturesque windows in the ballroom.  This led straight to dessert time to the tunes of BB Kings, playing those jazz blues as we watched the chef attended bananas fosters a la mode station.

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As a special treat pastry chef Lucy Martin of Soffelle Confections, tempted us with some gourmet cupcakes to take home in our little bags of treats!

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As the wedding professionals bid their good byes,  they each received a little sweet treat from Lorraine owner of the Lake Nona Candy Company.

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For a quick wrap up of the evening, watch our video here by Bruce Reynolds of Treasured Moments

Thank you to our amazing team of vendors that made this night extra special!

Venue: Celebration Golf http://www.celebrationgolf.com/

Photo: Yanman Photography http://www.yanman.com/  

Video: Treasured Moments http://tmvphdfilms.com/

Dessert: Sofelle Confections http://sofelleconfections.wix.com/sofelle  

DJ/Uplighting White Rose Entertainment http://www.orlandodj.com/

Floral/Chivari Ballroom/Décor/Linen/Chargers in Ballroom/RJ Glamour

RJ Glamour and Innovation http://www.glamourinnovation.com/#!/RJ_GLAM  

Chivari Chairs in Tent/China: Chair Affair http://chairaffairrentals.com/

Tent: Orlando Wedding and PartyRentals http://www.orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com/

Candy Buffet: Lake Nona Candy Company www.lakenonacandycompany.com

Lounge Furniture/Chivari Chairs in Ballroom: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals http://www.orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com/

Menus: Annie Muniz http://anniemunizevents0.wix.com/anniemunizwednevents

Coordination: 27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Speaker:  Susan Southerland Celebrity Wedding Planner http://susansoutherland.com/

Speaker: Darrin Shiffrel /Orlando Wedding and PartyRentals http://www.orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com

 You don’t want to miss the exciting monthly meetings bringing you something different and exciting every month….Watch us on facebook  Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida East 

Until next month…don’t be a birdie on the side wondering what you will miss, because you may not get everything from a single tweet!0098_SY5_3108

If you woudl like to become an ABC Member, visit us at https://www.bridalassn.com/ 

Your Co -Directors

Mark Kingsdorf/Mission Inn

Alan Saltman/Alan Jay Images

Diane Jenson/The Wedding Party

Rosie Moore/27 Miracles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Difference Between a Venue Coordinator and an Outside Wedding Coordinator

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.

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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.

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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.



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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!!!

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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

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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

Linens – FL Event Rentals

DJ & Lighting – Roque Productions

Photography – Michael Anthony Photography

Video – Treasured Moments Video Productions (ABC Member)

Dessert – Party Flavors

Menus-The Invitation Lounge

Until next month!

 The Standard for Wedding Excellence……………………………

The Brilliance of Simon T. Bailey and His Vujà Dé Moment

By Rosie Moore, MBC™, 27 Miracles Wedding Consulting, Windermere, Fla.  Takes great pleasure in telling a a happy couple’s unique story through their wedding ceremony and reception.  Moore, who is also a registered legal nurse, is a certified travel agent for Cruise Brothers and certified Sandals specialist able to help couples with their travel needs.  She is bilingual in Spanish and a certified Berlitz translator.

Attendees at this year’s Business of Brides are in for a “brilliant” time with keynote speaker Simon T. Bailey. Bailey is the master of brilliant thinking and has shared his message with more than one million people worldwide. “When you reach a point that you are uncomfortable with life, change or be changed. Brilliant people focus on relationships and create experiences,” he says. SimonTBailey_2013

Bailey is the founder of the Brilliance Institute, a consulting firm that has worked with more than 400 Fortune 1000 companies—driving productivity, increasing accountability, sparking creativity, and winning the race to innovation. He is also the author of Release Your Inner Brilliance and The Vujà dé Moment! Shift from Average to Brilliant. His personal goal is to inspire 10 percent of the seven billion people on the planet to release their inner brilliance and create the future, a goal that means his keynote at annual conference will inspire attendees to get up and pursue their dreams. Wedding Planner Magazine recently caught up with him and asked him to share his insight.

WPM: You are known for being a compelling business thought leader in the wedding and event industry and a teacher of how to creatively release leadership and organizational brilliance. What are the qualities of a good leader?
Bailey: A good leader is a good listener, a life-long learner, a person who leads from a servant mindset, not just someone who tells people what to do. It is someone that can make people the best they can be.

WPM: Are leaders born, or can they be developed?
Bailey: Leaders can be developed with proper attitude and a willingness to submit the need to be right. They have to be self-aware. A leader has to have the willingness to want to get better. It is a process in the making.

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WPM: Does everyone have an inner brilliance? If so, how can they unlock it?
Bailey: Yes, everyone has an inner brilliance. To find it, they need to ask four questions:
Where have I been?
Why am I here?
What can I do?
Where am I going?
They need to create an action plan, and get up and pursue the dream they have.

WPM: How many people achieve this inner brilliance?
Bailey: Less than 10 percent achieve inner brilliance. Because inner brilliance requires deeper work and consistent follow up, some people start and stop. Some get close and stop, because they think it’s not worth it so they quit. You have to believe in it.

WPM: What is a vujà dé moment?
Bailey: A vujà dé moment is when a person decides to create his or her own future instead of waiting for the future to be created. It is a twist on conventional wisdom. It is making the shift from average to brilliant. It’s when you wake up from the deep hibernation of average living and of waiting for things to change. It’s a feeling of confidence about what lies ahead.

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WPM: What is the Brilliance Institute? How do you enroll? What are the benefits and costs?
Bailey: The Brilliance Institute is a consulting company with an online college curriculum. Harrison College is an online leadership program that will provide high potential professionals with powerful leadership competencies to navigate their careers. Students receive techniques to make them brilliant at work and life. You can enroll at http://www.SimonTBailey.com. You will benefit by learning how to move an organization forward. The curriculum will show you how to embrace change and create breakthroughs. It is a six-week course online, and the cost is $1,997.

WPM: What advice do you have for planners wanting to be successful?
Bailey: For planners wanting to be successful, I recommend they create a board of directors—not with planners but with other wedding vendors and people outside their industry. This helps create ideas on what may work in a different wedding market/industry other than planning. ••

Meet Simon T. Bailey

Reference Original Article in Wedding Planner Magazine:

http://weddingplannermag.com/2013/09/the-brilliance-of-simon-t-bailey-and-his-vuja-de-moment/

Simon Bailey   www.SimonTBailey.com

27 Miracles  http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/

Rosie Moore/Windermere, FL Receives the Distinction of Master Bridal Consultant

Rosie Moore, wedding and event planner for 27 Miracles received her designation of Master Bridal Consultant.  She is the first  Windermere, FL Resident to receive such a designation.  The designation is based on a detailed portfolio that includes professional development to showcase master level of experience in the wedding industry including a wedding reflecting that expertise.  This presentation was done at the Association of Bridal Consultants National Conference in Denver, CO on November 11, 2012.  The wedding of choice was the Christmas Blessing Wedding of December 2011.

Rosie has been planning weddings for many years, she opened 27 Miracles along with her husband and business partner Marcus Moore May 2008 and went straight to being a Professional Bridal Consultant based on her schooling and expertise.  From there she went straight to working on her Master Bridal Consultant.

Rosie is bilingual in Spanish and works with the Latin community frequently on Quinces and Weddings.  She is experienced in cultural weddings and weddings of special circumstances.  Rosie is the author of the book A Story of Faith by Rosie Moore.

There are now 69 Master Bridal Consultants in the world, 9 in the state of Florida and 4 in the city of Orlando. Windermere, FL now has it’s very first Master Bridal Consultant.

27 Miracles Wedding Consulting is a full service wedding and event coordination business able to meet your needs from wedding consultation to full event coordination (and anything in between). We also offer full wedding and event design.

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

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