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Wednesday, march 13, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Registration Opens

Doors open at 9:00 AM. Grab your name badge at the check-in table, find your co-working spot, and get settled for today's activities. 

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Morning Movement & Meditation

Join us next door at Brindamour Studios to start your day with a little meditation and breathwork. The session will begin at 9:15 AM to give you time to check in at 501 Union before making your way next door. Leave your mat feeling relaxed, refreshed, motivated, and inspired. 

 

Hosted by Tamar's Light Peace Love 

 

Bring Your Own Mat!

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Headshot Sessions with Firework Photo Booth Co.


Experience Firework Photo Booth's newest offering - professional headshots! Get ready to update all your social profile's with your new headshot. The pro photo team will help participants pose for 8-12 digital images in less than 2 minutes.

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Breakfast Graze by Jillicious Foods & Events & Coffee by Dolce & Gelato Catering

Known for her iconic graze boards, Chef Jill will be providing a selection of breakfast grazes for attendees to enjoy. Start your day with a breakfast delight from our friends at Jillicious Foods & Events! Don't forget to grab a coffee from Dolce & Gelato Catering who will be serving up espressos! 

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM

Co-Working & Creative Space

 

Join us in 501 Union's expansive, light-filled main space to work, connect with fellow vendors, and network together throughout the day. 

10:00 - 11:00 AM

VR Tech for the Hospitality Industry

presented by Michelle Fernie-Oley & Akiva Reich of Feeel 

Delight in discovering the cutting-edge innovation in site touring brought to you by Feeel. Feeel introduces a dynamic live 360-degree marketplace for property tours,  revolutionizing how planners and their clients explore event locations both near and far.

10:30 AM -
12:30 PM

 

Mini Hair & Makeup Glam Session with mg hair & makeup

Sign up for a 15 or 30-minute mini-glam session before your headshots! Head over to Brindamour Studios to get your glam on!

*Sign up's on the morning of are required; capacity is limited

10:30 AM -
12:30 PM

 

Headshots with JC Lemon Photography

Grab an updated headshot with photographer, Jon Lemon of JC Lemon Photography!  

*Sign up's on the morning of are required; capacity is limited

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

Staying Legally Set and Protecting Your Wedding Business

presented by Kunbi Odubogun from Oduberg Law

In the presentation, we will dive into the crucial aspects of legal protection for small business owners in the wedding industry. This talk will provide practical advice and strategies to protect your wedding business right from the start. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the preemptive protective steps to make in your wedding business, key contract terms, and how to handle cancellations and non-refundable payments.

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM

Catered Lunch by Comparti

Close those laptops and get ready to experience a fabulous cocktail-style lunch with our friends at Comparti

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Queer Representation, Inclusion, and How to Not Be an Asshole

panel presentation 

Following a brief presentation on the history of LGBTQ+ representation in the wedding industry, Justin McCallum (he/they | @justinmccallumphoto) will be joined by a panel of extraordinary queer wedding pros including Jason Mitchell Kahn (he/him | @mrjasonmitchell), Michelle Schultz (she/her | @willowhousebeauty), Debbie-jean Lemonte (she/her | @dag_images), Theo Nash (they/he | @theonash), Karla Villar (she/they | @queerofficiant), and Kate Bancroft-Wells (she/her | @fireworkphotoboothco). Together they will discuss the future of LGBTQ+ representation, go over hurdles that queer clients and vendors face, provide tips on how to operate businesses more inclusively, and answer questions from the community.

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Mini Confetti Photo Sessions with Brindamour Photography

Head over to Brindamour Studios for a fun mini confetti photoshoot session with Rima Brindamour! 

 

* 10- minutes per session

*Sign up's on the morning of are required; capacity is limited

2:00 - 4:00 PM

One-on-one Business Coaching with Chef Jill Freiberg of Jillicious Foods & Events

 

Connect with industry vet Chef Jill on topics ranging from Business or Social Media Growth, Website Review, Starting your Catering Biz, and Integrating Day of Coordination into your catering service. 

* 20- minutes per session

*Sign up's on the morning of are required; capacity is limited

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Headshot Sessions with Firework Photo Booth Co.

Experience Firework Photo Booth's newest offering - professional headshots! Get ready to update all your social profile's with your new headshot. The pro photo team will help participants pose for 8-12 digital images in less than 2 minutes.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Crafternoon with About Designs 

Join Sonya Salierno of About Designs for a mid-day floral arranging workshop. Attendees will get to bring home their creations! 

*Sign up's on the morning of are required; capacity is limited

3:00 - 5:00 PM
 

Headshots with JC Lemon Photography

Grab an updated headshot with photographer, Jon Lemon of JC Lemon Photography!  

*Sign up's on the morning of are required; capacity is limited

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Elevating Your Brand Through Podcasting

presented by The Vendor Table 

Join Lauren O'Brien & Mike Cassara from The Vendor Table Podcast for an insightful presentation on harnessing the dynamic world of podcasting to elevate your brand in the wedding industry. Discover the strategies and techniques that will hold your audience, establish your expertise and experience, and create lasting connections with your target audience on a personal level. This presentation will tell you what you need to get started, how to attract the right audience craft compelling topics of conversation, and using social media to elevate your podcast and enhance your brand.

4:00 - 5:00 PM

One-on-one Business Coaching with Suzette Spann Scarborough of Envisioned Events by Suzette

 

Getting Unstuck: Having the Courage to Level Up! Hosted by  Ready to level up and grow in the way you want to? Don't let fear hold you back from your true potential! Chat with Suzette for encouraging advice and perspective on the next steps for the growth of your business.

* 20- minutes per session

*Sign up on the morning of are required; capacity is limited

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Happy Hour! 

Wrap up Day 1 with a Happy Hour featuring bites by Night Kitchen, killer tunes by DJ empanadamn, and speciality cocktials by 501 Union. Grab a cocktail and hop into the Firework Photo Booth with your new wedding bestie! 

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