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Project 1 - Rustic Romance Wedding

Posted By Ashley Bald, Friday, December 14, 2018

Hello Everyone!


 My name is Ashley Bald and I was born and raised in Philadelphia but have now lived in Rhode Island for about two years. I moved here to attend the Rhode Island School of Design as a graphic design major, and plan on offering my design services alongside my planning services. I have been playing music as a drummer and creating art for many years now, but also have always had a passion for the planning of weddings and events. My goals are to start up my own planning business in early 2019 and work throughout the year to make it successful. I want to use my associate's in graphic design degree and this certificate to make a better life for my and my 6 year old son.  

I have no prior experience in planning but I do have plenty of design experience that helped me not only have an eye for color and design of a wedding, but also of the website I created. I'm presenting in this blog post project one, and the theme I created for this wedding is Rustic Romance. I'm excited to see what everyone else has come up with as well!


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Project 1

Posted By Alyssa Murphy, Thursday, January 5, 2017


This is my first project. I really enjoyed the aspect of choosing a theme for the wedding, including color coordination and choosing decoration elements that go with "elegance" and "a magical evening." Choosing wedding activities was my biggest challenge, because sometimes I mainly wanted to focus on the look of the wedding and not so much the entertainment. There were several challenges to this project as it was my first wedding I have planned, but I have learned a lot along the way. Now I have a better idea of how many elements go into planning an entire wedding.

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Project #3: Grand Opening

Posted By Keitra L. Brooks (Murphy), Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What a project!!!!  I have thoroughly enjoyed this course!!! Please check out my project!  I'd love to get feedback!!!!!  Much love and Good Luck to each and every one of you in your future endeavors!


Manifested Visions Events & Design, LLC will host a grand opening on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  The event will be held at the brand new Manifested Visions Event Center in North Little Rock, AR.  The event will black, white and gold color scheme.  The event will begin promptly at  starts at 1:00 pm and go on until 4:00pm. The guests will enter the venue on a red carpet fully equipped with photographers (paparazzi) who will capture each moment and also mingle through the guests on the inside.  The guests will then be greeted me and my staff and asked to complete a client profile card that will enter them into the drawing of door prizes. There will also be two buffets set up in the foyer presented by Kona D’s Catering, LLC of Dallas, TX.  They will have sampling plates of some of her favorite dishes and desserts.

Guests will then be able to walk through each of the eight rooms that will be decorated in different themes to show the many possibilities of our space.  Each room will also have local vendors set up to discuss with potential clients how their visions can be made real at Manifested Visions.  Each vendor has been asked to offer some type of prize and/or giveaway for the drawing. Manifested Visions will offer free day of coordination, deposit waiver, 20% of venue rental and we will give away one free full service wedding planning package as the ultimate prize.  This will be a fun and interactive experience for staff and guests.  I am so excited to be able to offer this venue to our city.    Our guests will leave with a small tub of popcorn, a thank you bag with gold Hersheys kisses on the inside and information on our business offerings and services. 

Opening an event venue has been a long-time dream of mine and it will finally come true!  This is something that the Central Arkansas area truly needs.  Our motto is “Let us help make your visions reality!” and that is exactly what we aim to do with each client.  We choose to only work with the best of the best but are not afraid to check out up and coming vendors to give them the opportunity to prove they are just that. 

As a business, Manifested Visions will always offer time and money to worthy causes.  We will partner with North Little Rock High School to offer internships to students who are participating in the Charter Conversion program.  We will also sponsor charitable organizations by making contributions to those organizations that share the same mission we have. 

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Gala Beleza is Taking Weddings to New Heights!!!

Posted By Alegria ~. Sita, Friday, May 10, 2013
Gala Beleza Events & Weddings is taking weddings to new heights and encouraging clients to go out on a limb (literally) for their wedding ceremonies.  We are offering adventurous couples a one-of-a-kind opportunity to say their vows in the boughs of Redwoods trees, on the Pacific North Coast of California!  Redwood Canopy Ceremonies literally take place 70 - 100 ft. off the ground in the tallest trees on the earth!  We are excited to offer custom wedding packages to local and destination couples.  Check out our blog for more details...

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Successful Wedding Planning on Wheels Tour Event!

Posted By Alegria ~. Sita, Friday, November 9, 2012

I just hosted my first Wedding Planning on Wheels Tour as suggested in our curriculum.  As a result of using the marketing strategies listed in our course work, as well as other strategies, my event was a success AND made the FRONT PAGE of the Business Section in our local paper!  This led to immediate interest and contact from wedding-relevant vendors in my community wanting to find out how they can participate in the tour (and partner with my company in the future), as well as warranted a phone call from one of our local Chamber of Commerce organizations requesting that I immediately become a member!

The tour was held last Sunday, November 4th!  All of our vendors were so excited to be a part of the tour... they far exceeded my expectations with the level to which they participated!  Each vendor prepared a verbal presentation of their services to the 4 couples we selected at a local Bridal Fair.  Then, each vendor showered our participants with incredible gifts to take home with them!  By the end of the day, our participating couples were juggling the many quality gifts in their arms, smiling and excited about the creative wedding process!

Thank you to this course for inspiring such a successful event!  I am excited to continue building my business using the tools and inspirations I've received from this course!

If anyone has any questions about the tour and/or how I set it up, please contact me!  ;)


Denise "Alegria~Sita" Bauer
Gala Beleza Events & Weddings

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3 ways to create an additional wedding planner revenue stream !

Posted By Chris De Houwer, Tuesday, December 20, 2011

3 ways to create an additional wedding planner revenue stream !

1 ) Destination wedding planning

2 ) More then wedding planning, keep a wide scope

3 ) B2B & B2C Event planning

Destination weddings are the trend of the 3rd millennium, no doubt about it. In some Scandinavian countries more then 30% of all weddings are destination weddings.

While advantages of destination weddings are numerous, they’re beyond the scope of this post, and at the same time they appear to be a threat for local wedding planners.

Well, they don’t have to be. Why not turn them into an opportunity to create more revenue, and to enhance your wedding planner business, or even specialize in them.

Let’s look at the options ;

Many resort hotels all over the world have an event manager, who usually is also the person in charge of weddings. Many offer (all-in) packages, and there is little or no business opportunity there, since packages are widely available on the internet.

In most popular wedding destinations there are one or more small weddingplanner agencies, or private entrepreneurs, living and working in the area, with a personal approach to wedding planning, just like you have. What’s more, often they are interested in cooperation with wedding planners in various countries. Now, that’s an opportunity !

As you know, one of the biggest challenges in successful wedding planning is to know, understand and feel exactly the wishes, preferences, colors, styles, etc of the clients.

The thousands of kilometers distance between destination wedding planner and client make that challenge even bigger, sometimes resulting in not-so-perfect wedding.

A local professional wedding planner can solve that problem, ask the right questions, and act as a bridge between destination wedding planner and client.

That makes it even better is that you can still offer all local services to a client you otherwise never would have had, and receive a commission on the destination WP services.

How’s that for creating an additional revenue stream ?

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2 ) Wedding planning and more

Why limit your business to ‘traditional wedding planning’, while there are so many more opportunities out there ?

Renewal of the vows, same sex weddings, divorce celebrations, second-chance symbolic ceremonies for couples whose ‘real’ wedding due to circumstances, money issues, etc was no success, christening parties, etc, etc

Be creative, and more important, be pro-active and post on relevant forums, blogs, etc

And yes, it’s perfectly possible to combine this extra revenue stream with the previous one, since these types of celebrations are very often celebrated abroad.

3 ) Event planning

I’m referring here to B2B or B2C event planning, especially for small or medium sized businesses who often do not have the HR resources to do it themselves, nor the financial resources to hire a ‘big’ event planner agency.

It takes some marketing efforts, especially because you’re fishing in a totally different pond, but it’s certainly worthwhile.

And even here you can offer destination event packages.

Wishing you a successful 2012

Chris De Houwer
Costa Blanca Events
Professional wedding & event planners on the Spanish White Coast (Costa Blanca)

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Wine Lover Themed Fete'

Posted By Keshawn Ridgel, Friday, October 21, 2011

Recently, I hosted a wine themed fete’ to introduce my business, Event Passion, LLC, to family and friends. The event was held at Sip Riverside, a venue with wine stations offering guests the option for a sip, half or full glass of over 40 different wines. Assorted sweets- chocolate covered strawberries, drunken cupcakes (flavored with Chambord, Kahlua, and Grand Marnier)shot glass filled desserts, petit fours, and the piece de resistance- a wine bottle shaped cake, were served along with delicious tapas and entrees. In addition, guests adorned their glasses with charms and everyone said they had a great time!

I’m excited about putting my LWPI certification to work; growing my business and helping my clients achieve their event dreams.

Thank you!

Keshawn Ridgel

Soon-to-be Certified Wedding and Event Planner

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my creations

Posted By evangeline tesoro (bucaneg), Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Baking cakes and cupcakes are some of my passion and presentation for me is very important. Because a nicely presented product makes it more appealing and it captures curiosity and attention. I baked the cupcakes and made the  wrapper myself with the help of my sister-in-law for her daughter's dedication.

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