Not only was Lesley lucky enough to attend the first ever License to Wed Workshop presented by Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events in fall of 2009, she was invited back to attend the second workshop held this past weekend (February 6-7, 2010) to share her portfolio project and take part in some of the training exercises designed for the workshop participants!
Ivy covered everything from how she got into the business of wedding planning, stories about her own experiences, how to obtain clients and how to build a good reputation in the industry. She also had some of her favorite wedding professionals that she’s worked with come in to talk and share their advice and experiences from working with wedding planners. They went over all the do’s and don'ts while everyone devoured delicious cake and food! Here is a list of the amazing vendors from the 2009 workshop who took time to offer their expert knowledge with everyone:
Jessica Helms – Hampton Inn at Phillips Place - hosted License to Wed
Taylor O’Shields – The Place for Flowers
Lisa Hiner – Classic Party Rentals
Andrew King – High Cotton Catering
Gail Buff – Cheesecakes, etc.
Charles Oldham – Lawyer
Richard Israel – Richard Israel Photography
Aubre Vaughn – Chic Impressions
Melissa Lamkin – Fashion/ Bridal Stylist
Kathy Scott Rummage – Bridesmaid Essentials.com
They all offered such good advice and were very encouraging! BLUSH would like to thank all the vendors who came out to speak with the up and coming wedding planners and a special thanks to Ivy & Jenn Grabenstetter for putting together the event (twice)! BLUSH highly suggests attending the next License to Wed Workshop for any wedding planning professionals!