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Engage!12 at The Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas Recap

I just returned back from the amazing wedding conference Engage!12 in Las Vegas and couldn’t wait to share all the wonderful details and pictures from my trip! A group of CT talent (Beth Chapman, Carla Ten Eyck and Nichole Michel) flew down to Sin City for a few short days of business inspiration and hard core idea generation. I’m a triple baller and love going to this conference for so many reasons. Rebecca and Kathryn put together an itinerary and group of amazing individuals with many unique talents. Their conference is the only wedding conference you should even think about attending. Nothing can compare to the content, speakers, swag, decor, ideas, details, networking and sheer open-heartedness that’s felt throughout our three short days with the Engage! family.

A huge thanks to ReadyLuck and Scott Clark for the gorgeous images below!

allan z and I left the pool to hit up the registration desk and grab our swag, put together by gifts for the good life. these ladies are totally out of control, crazy talented.

my beautiful friends laura grier and sarah natasha | speaker and event designer ed libby kicks off this years engage | engage co-founder and truly gorgeous kathryn arce

myself with dear friend and barbados event planner malissa blackman. peep the letterpress goods by two paper dolls and hand painted by kristy rice

the knot co-founder and incredibly smart carley roney telling us how the knot was started

the beautiful and smart duo of sharon sacks with the editor of brides magazine anne fulenwider

me with my close friend and travel cohort beth chapman and the crazy talented abby larson, editor of style me pretty

groups of lots of friends, including aimee monihan, elan villamor, bernadette coveney smith, kelly mcwilliams, nichole michel, lindsay landman, sean low, amanda allan, heidi bartlett, rachel troyan and ashley olivier

the many outfits of elan villamor… my new style icon

my first new favorite person, brian worley. insanely talented and a hell of a good dancer

matthew robbins, whose new book i am in possession of, talking with my girl ali phillips. you must buy his book.

liene stevens of think splendid gave a very compelling talk on the new generation of today’s wedding consumer.

my second new favorite person.. jes gordon along with sean low

peter callahan won worlds best speaker award when the trays of his famous mini grilled cheeses came out

Engage ends with a spectacular party. Let’s face it– most of us spend our weekends watching other people dance and have fun, so when this crowd gets the opportunity to go to a party that they didn’t have to plan– we are bound to cut a rug and tie one on. Edger from Revelry and the ladies of engage did not disappoint. Peep this decor!

One big surprise at the engage! gala during the band’s break was an entire set preformed by these cuties. Take a room full of Millennials and add in new kids on the block, n’sync, back street boys and boyz II men and this is what happens. Pure girl pandemonium. At one point I could have sworn Joey Mcintyre asked me for my number.

I Do Films put together three hot recaps of the week long event. Check them out below!

A huge thank you to the team at Engaging Concepts for putting together, yet again, a gorgeous and wonderful conference. I loved meeting so many new people and of course, seeing those familiar faces who I hold dear. See you at The Breakers! xx

Some ♥ for our Vendors

Happy Wednesday lovelies! We’re reflecting today on what a great and blessed year we’ve had here at Jubilee Events. 2011 marked huge milestones for our business, and more importantly, for our clients. It has been such a dream of ours to be standing where we are today and we couldn’t possibly have had such success without all these amazing talents. The old adage that it takes a village certainly rings true when producing a beautiful and successful event. We want to give a huge thank you to all the incredible businesses we’ve had the opportunity to work with this year and years past. Thank you for exceeding our clients’ expectations, for your superior customer service, and for always going above and beyond!

To those looking for the best of the best in the area… look no further. You would be sincerely lucky to have any of these professionals working for you on your wedding day! xx

Catering

A Thyme to cook
Cloud Nine
Coastal Gourmet
Culinary Concerts
Emily’s catering group
Gourmet Galley
Jordan Caterers

Confections

A Little Imagination Cakes
Ana Parzych Custom Cakes
Cakes Unlimited
La Petit France Bakery
Let’s Eat Cake
Lovely Cakes
Lovely Lollies
Palmer’s Bakery
Sweet Cakes
Sweet Lisa’s
The Cake Boutique

Dress

Valentino Tailors
The White Dress by the Shore

Floral

Azalea Floral Design
BLUSH Floral Design
Datura: A Modern Garden
Hana Floral Design
Just for You Floral Design

Hair & Makeup

Dana Bartone and Company
DD Nickel Makeup
Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie

Lighting & Design

Ryan Designs
Shoreline AV

Linens

BBJ Linen
Cloth Connection
Gala Cloths
La Tavola Linen
Wildflower Linen

Entertainment

101 Management
Boppers Entertainment
Don Cavett
Elan Artists
Eli Escobar
Hartt School of Music
Heartbeat Dance Band
Joe Kiernan
Lapis Luna Band
Millennium Music
Powerstation
Rob Alberti
Sound Guyz Entertainment
Valentino Productions
Vali Entertainment
Wilson Stevens Productions

Officiant

Mary Coburn

Paper

CECI New York
Coral Pheasant
Michelle Dowling Calligraphy
Elizabeth Porcher Jones
Lilah Paper
Love Jenna Calligraphy
Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Neither Snow
Posh Paperie

Planning

Kathy O’Boyle Events

Photography

Binary Flips Photography
Brooke Allison Photography
Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Charlotte Jenks Lewis
Derek Fowles
Eric Foley
Erik Maziarz for Carla Ten Eyck
Greg Lewis Photography
Growing Tree Photography
Iris Photography
Jasmine Balgobin for Carla Ten Eyck
Julie Morawski for Carla Ten Eyck
Katie Slater for Carla Ten Eyck
Lisa Berry Photography
Raya Carlisle Photography
Raw Photo Design
Robert and Kathleen
Robert Norman Photography
Studio Foto
Take Aim Photography
Tricia Bohan Photography

Rentals

Connecticut Rental Center
Luxe Event Rentals
Party Rental LTD
Rentals Unlimited
Taylor Creative Inc.

Tent

Mahaiwe Tent
Sperry Tents

Transportation

Gateway Limo
Kelley Transit
Liberty Limo
Premiere Limousine
STA Transport

Venues

Amarante’s
Anthonys Ocean View
Bee and Thistle Inn
Bel Mer
Branford House
Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park
Dauntless Club
Florence Griswold Museum
Guilford Yacht Club
Homestead Inn
Inn at Middletown
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Latitude 41
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
Saugatuck Rowing Club
Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
Sharon Country Club
Shore and Country Club
Stonington Inn
The Barns
The Lace Factory
The Ocean House
The Old State House
The Riverview
Tomes-Higgins House
Wadsworth Mansion
Waveny House

Video

Boston Entertainment
Buzz Media Company
Vantage Point
Vintage Cinema

Engage11! Grand Cayman Recap Part I

I haven’t been home in nearly 12 days after an exciting trip to both Costa Rica for a destination wedding and Grand Cayman for the 8th Engage conference at the Ritz Carlton. I had such a fantastic time connecting with industry friends and listening to the inspirational speakers such as Barbara Corcoran, Marcy Blum, Ed Libby, Todd Fiscus, Brian Rafanelli, Sean Low, Jasmine Star, Randy Fenoli, Carley Roney, David Beam, Darcy Miller, Mindy Weiss, Ceci Johnson, Marley Majcher, Simon T. Bailey, Andy and Brian Marcus, Sylvia Weinstock and an awesome Media Panel discussion lead by Michelle Rago. It was great to meet so many people that we chat with on a weekly basis but never get the opportunity to sit down with!

Check out these two videos of Engage11! Grand Cayman, produced by Elysium Productions:

Happy weekend. xoxo