Parties & Celebrations

June 8, 2012

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

  1. Dude. Can’t wait to go back in December! XO

  2. Leslie Durso says:

    Candace it was so great to see you! Love all these pics!

  3. Thanks for sharing Candace! As usual I wish I was there. Hopefully next year my dear!

  4. Paige {This Texan Wife} says:

    Love the event recap! I may just have to add this to my conferences to attend list even though I don’t do weddings. Who says corporate events can’t be fun and unique!?

  5. Great recap Candice! Enjoyed meeting you in person after all of these years of connecting online. See you again soon!

  6. Brian Worley says:

    OMG. What a fabulous re-cap of the event! These photos are priceless… although, I might pay you a large sum of money to take down the one of me and the girls dancing on the table (I’m totally kidding, I love it!).

  7. Lisa V says:

    Wow, the Vegas conference looks amazing. It’s great to go to one place and get so many ideas. Great photos!

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