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Posted By Tania Garnas, Sunday, October 30, 2011
Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hello everyone,

First off, I would like to thank Carol, our instructor, for all the amazing people she has introduced us to and for passing all of her knowledge on to us. I have truly enjoyed the class and the new friends I have created. I can’t wait until I put everything I have learned into practice. 

I'm a huge fan of photography so, I have attached a few of my fun "trash the dress" pictures. All photographs taken by Fizelwink Photography by Ryan Thomas Young.  

 Tania A. Garnas :o) 

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Tags:  Assignment 18.6-Blog  event planner  Wedding Planning Course 

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Excited to get started!

Posted By Ashley Gregory, Sunday, October 2, 2011
As this is one of my last assignments before I am officially done with my course, I can look back and honestly say, I have more than enjoyed this course to it's fullest. I am more excited, beyond what words can express, to start my career as a wedding and event planner. I also am a consultant for in-home parties and looking forward to put my new 'party-throwing' skills that I have learned through the course, into use.
I am impressed with the challenges that came with each chapter, Destination Weddings and Signature Weddings were definitely the two chapters that were not the easiest for me, but they were fun and in the end, I now can point future clients in the right direction!!

Thanks so much for everything you've given me to kick-off my wedding and event planning business LPWI! I loved every minute of it!!

Tags:  Assignment 18.6-Blog  chapter 18.6  Wedding Planning Course 

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{Real Wedding} Marisa and Brian

Posted By Kelli Crannell, Friday, September 2, 2011

I am over the moon excited to be able to share these beautiful pictures of a wonderful couple that I had the pleasure of working with July 9, 2011. Brian and Marisa contacted us and requested our services for "Day of" coordination for their wedding day. It was truly our honor to work with these two and get the chance to work at 2 beautiful venues and along side some incredibly talented vendors as well. I hope you enjoy this little snapshot into their wedding day!

Their ceremony took place at the Denver Botanical Gardens in the "Romantic Gardens". It began as a beautifully sunny day that quickly turned into rain with periods of sunshine at just the right moments.

Marisa and Brian were lucky enough to get ready in the Waring House on the grounds of the Denver Botanical Garden.  This particular location is not available to the public so it was unique in nature and it also allowed for some breathtaking shots.

Marisa's hand tied bouquet consisted of blue hydrangea, blue cornflower, purple anemone, white sweet peas, green dendrobium orchids, scabiosa pods with accents of purple fern shoots and a collar of dusty miller. The bridesmaids carried white garden roses, blue hydrangea, green dianthus and dusty miller.



The Wedding Reception was held at the historic Hotel Monaco Downtown Denver. If you have never had the opportunity to visit, I highly suggest it. The hotel is beautiful and the staff A-MA-ZING!

It was an incredible day spent with an incredible couple! Congratulations again to Marisa and Brian! Many happy wishes to you both!

Here's To You . . .

Kelli Crannell

Owner / Lead Coordinator

Here's To You . . . Weddings and Events


Photography: Awaken Photography
Ceremony Venue: Denver Botanical Gardens
Reception Venue / Wedding Cake: Hotel Monaco Downtown Denver
Florist: Flower Gallery
Wedding Coordination: Here's To You . . . Weddings and Events
DJ: Jammin DJ's

Tags:  Assignment 18.6-Blog  chapter 18.6  Wedding Planning Course 

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Posted By Katie Psencik, Sunday, July 17, 2011
Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011

Hey Classmates!

Just emailed a blog post for Preston Bailey! Hopefully, it will be up soon!!

For more information on the upcoming event go to our blog at...


Happy Planning!!!



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LWPI Students at Wagner College Meet Preston Bailey

Posted By Abby Langston, Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A group of lucky LWPI students at Wagner College in New York, Richmond County, recently had the opportunity to meet and tour the New York City offices of one of the wedding industry’s most elite members, Preston Bailey. The students’ instructor, Marissa Mortimer, the owner of Lavish Occasions in Staten Island, N.Y., says the trip was not only an unbelievable experience for her students but for herself, as well.


"When (Lovegevity’s) Wedding Planning Institute launched their partnership with the fabulous Preston Bailey, I was thrilled. When I navigated through his course I sat inspired by every word, image and idea. I literally pictured how I would discuss each aspect of his business in my classroom. I had a small glimmer of hope that I would be able to bring my students to his office, and though he is such a busy and celebrated person my dream came true today and with a down-to-earth, informative and patient event designer. His staff prepared a beautiful statement piece for us that was imaged as a huge design board, with florals stating ‘Welcome Wagner College’,” Mortimer shares on her blog.


Mortimer’s students are currently enrolled in Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding and Event Design course through LWPI. During their meeting with Preston they were able to ask him any question they wanted about his business and experience in the wedding industry. Preston says on his blog that he is "so inspired by other wedding and event designers, but especially those that are young and just starting out. Their perspective is fresh, and their enthusiasm is contagious. The students I met last week were no exception. It was such a pleasure to chat with them and hear their plans and ideas.”


Mortimer and her students were invited to meet with Preston in his personal office. He asked the students questions about themselves, and he offered them a look into his background and career. "In a world where today so much ‘wedding fluff’ can be found, it was so refreshing to have open and honest dialog with a superstar,” Mortimer says on her blog.


The students also got a behind-the-scenes tour of Preston’s offices, giving them a look at where all the magic happens! They met with several of his staff and got to see first-hand the creativity and hard work that goes into his dazzling events. Natalie Licini, a New York and New Jersey wedding photographer, joined the group to make sure that Mortimer and her students have something tangible to remember their extraordinary visit with Preston!


Mortimer has been teaching wedding- and event design courses for about four years, and finds that introducing her students to top-notch vendors and industry leaders is a great way to get her students’ careers off on the right foot. "You are only as good as your vendors and that’s why I only work with the best in their fields,” she says. Her students in this class included: Zahra Alaouie, Yosmery Brito, Felicia Gibson, Krystal Erinosho, Mariya Molduvanova, Pauline Peramuna, and Tania Salmeron.


This summer, Wagner College will hold a Wedding Planning and Design Seminar where Mortimer will discuss Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding and Event Design course, wedding- and event-planning certification, and helpful hints on planning a truly memorable wedding. For more information, contact Mortimer at or Wagner College, 718-390-3221.

Tags:  event planner course  LWPI  Preston Bailey  Preston Bailey Signature Design Course  Wedding Planning Course 

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