This spring here in Missoula has been really busy so far. We just wrapped up our taxes and now we are excited to look forward to some upcoming travel and events this spring and summer. We are excited to head to Cour d’Alene, Idaho in May for Weddings Inspired Northwest, an event bringing together top wedding industry professionals. Tickets are on sale now to the event which includes lunch, a cruise on lake Cour d’Alene, and a fantastic group of wedding industry speakers. We are sure to learn from this group and are looking forward to connecting with other professionals in a beautiful setting.
There is a great roster of speakers from around the country. If you are interested in going or knowing more about the event here is a list of the folks that will be speaking:
An industry expert, sought after guest speaker and stylist to the stars, Renée Strauss is not only a renowned specialist in bridal fashion, but a trusted industry expert on all things wedding, from etiquette to planning the big day. Through her hit TV show, Brides of Beverly Hills, and her popular Huffington Post blog, Renée Strauss has been able to connect with fans all across the country as well as internationally. Renée currently shares advice and imparts wisdom about the ins and outs of bridal through her columns on TLC.com and The Huffington Post, her articles for Beautiful Brides magazine and her weekly updates to her own blog. She also regularly holds seminars and speaking engagements offering insight to fellow bridal retailers, wedding and event specialists and industry professionals.
Founder and Editor of Apple Brides blog, Rachel created Apple Brides form her experience planning a wedding in Spokane, Washington all the way from Ireland. After her October 2009 wedding at Spokane’s Davenport Hotel she turned her knowledge into the thriving wedding blog Apple Brides. The blog has become a resource for inland northwest brides across Washinton, Idaho and Montana.
Fouder and CEO of Cameo-Events & PreVeiled Wedding Wish Grants, and Celebrity Wedding and Event Planner, Misty Ceriello brings over ten years of experience to wedding and event planning. From the small intimate baby shower to a television aired wedding on Fox Network and Gordon Ramsay’s “Hotel Hell”, to annual corporate parties for one of the largest over the road moving companies in the US, Misty has the background, experience, passion, spirit and drive to make every event the absolute best that it can be. She has expanded her company presence from Denver to a new office in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Linnyette is the Creative Director forPremiere Event Management in Baltimore, Maryland. She runs a Baltimore-based firm specializing in unique, elegant, fun and personality-oriented events for clients. She is also the Special Contributing Editor of the two book series “Going To The Chapel” (Penguin Putnam 1998) and a former Contributing Editor for Signature Bride Magazine and Columnist WeddingChannel.com. Lynnyette is also a featured consultant on the reality television series, “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?” on the Style Network. Her work and expertise have also been featured in publications including Glamour, Essence & Black Enterprise magazines, The Washington Post and has appeared on CNN, FOX News, CBS and a host of other media outlets.
Founder of The Wedding Report, Inc., Shane holds 12 years of wedding industry experience and 21 years experience in sales, marketing and business management. The Wedding Report has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and SmartMoney. Shane and his company frequently provided direct wedding industry insight to eHarmony, Martha Stewart, Conde Nast, Blue Nile, Swarovski, WEtv.
Media Personality, Social Entreprenuer, Author, and Inspirational Speaker Alexis Jones was born in Austin, Texas and now hails from sunny Los Angeles, Califoria. She has hosted a TV show on the Red Carpet, worked at Fox Sports, ESPN and was a contestant on the hit CBS reality TV show: Survivor. Leveraging her Entertainment background as a platform, Alexis launched I AM THAT GIRL, and quickly became an internationally recognized speaker, media personality, activist and author. She was recently invited to the White House to discuss a Healthy Media initiative. Alexis and the I AM THAT GIRL team are trailblazing the women’s empowerment space with a savvy, inspiring, 21st century twist. She has spent the last 4 years speaking to over 100,000 youth in person and over a million people on-line regarding personal and professional development, leadership, activism, social entrepreneurism, and women’s issues. Alexis Jones is THAT GIRL and she’s on a mission to change the world.
If you decide to go drop us an email and let us know — we’d love to say hello in person! Idaho — here we come!
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