the publication for wedding planners, professionals & designers

May/June 2017 Volume 7, Issue 2
Master Bridal Consultant Profile
Master Wedding Planner™ Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara, MWP™, Unique Weddings by Alexis, Boston

Master Wedding Planner™ Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara, MWP™, Unique Weddings by Alexis, Boston

Family: I’ve been married for 15 years, and we have two boys, 11 and 8. Education: Bachelor of Science in marketing with a minor in studio art from Providence College in Rhode Island. Starting the business: I had a marketing role at a venture capital firm focusing on graphic design, strategy, and corporate event planning....
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Master Profile

Master Wedding Planner™ Sandra M. Monahan, MWP™, Master Life Cycle Celebrant®, Weddings Without Worries, Wexford, Penn. Family: My husband of 43 years passed away unexpectedly in 2011. He was the love of my life and biggest supporter of my dreams. Together, we raised a wonderful daughter and son, now 45 and 42.
Master Wedding Planner™ Elisa MacKenzie, MWP™, Elegant Events by Elisa, Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Master Wedding Planner™ Elisa MacKenzie, MWP™, Elegant Events by Elisa, Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Business Beginnings: I started wedding planning 20 years ago when a friend of mine showed me an Entreprenuer magazine that listed wedding and event planning in the top 10 new ventures of that year. I jumped in that moment and have never looked back. On Business Changes: Our forte has evolved to “couture wedding and...
Master Wedding Planner JoAnn Moore

Master Wedding Planner JoAnn Moore

Master Profile Master Wedding Planner™ JoAnn Moore, MWP™, CWC, CGWP, CSS, Mountains & Meadows LLC, Weddings and Events—DBA JoAnn Moore Weddings.
Holiday Event Décor to Wow and Inspire

Holiday Event Décor to Wow and Inspire

Holiday Event Décor to Wow and Inspire It’s never too early to start planning for holiday décor, so toss the holly, ditch the garland, and unwrap this article for a peek at some creative takes on decorating for holiday weddings and events. Though we may be putting away holiday decorations now, it’s never too early...
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MASTER WEDDING PLANNER™ Shelby Tuck-Horton, MWP™, Exquisite Expressions and Events, Inc., Mitchellville, Md. FAMILY:  My husband and I have a blended family with one son and two daughters. EDUCATION: I have an associate’s degree in arts in business management from Northern Virginia Community College in Springfield and an associate’s degree in arts in marketing from...
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Master Profile

  Master Wedding Planner™ Sonya Scott, MWP™, A Perfect Day! & Planner Success, Knoxville, Tenn. Family: I’ve been married to my husband, Charlie, for 35 years. We have two 20-something daughters and a 7-year-old granddaughter. Education: M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of South Carolina and a B.S. in Home Economics from Campbell University...
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Master Wedding Planner™ Heather Canada, MWP™ | First Coast Weddings and Events, Jacksonville, Fla. Education: I have a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and business administration from Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fla. Getting Started: My background is in venue catering sales. I worked at hotels and country clubs prior to starting my business, so...
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Master Profile

Master Wedding Planner™ Gloria Boyden, MWP™ | Events by Design, Inc., Carmel, Ind. Family: I am married to Thomas F. Boyden. We have two adult children, who are married, and four grandchildren from college to elementary school in age. Education: I have a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in biology and educational media from...
Master Wedding Planner™ Shay Freeman, MWP™

Master Wedding Planner™ Shay Freeman, MWP™

Bells & Bows, Little Rock, Ark. ABC Member Since: 1997— Employees: 2-5 independent contractors Revenue Breakdown: 90% bridal planning, consulting, and related services; 10% rentals and miscellaneous
Master Wedding Planner™

Master Wedding Planner™

Frank J. Andonoplas, MWP™ Frank Event Design, Chicago ABC Member Since: 1993 Employees: 1 full-time, 6 part-time Revenue Breakdown: 70% full-service consulting, 10% commissions, 20% rentals Contact: 773-275-6804, www.FrankEventDesign.com, frank@FrankEventDesign.com Social Media: Facebook/Frank Event Design, Twitter @frankandonoplas
Master Bridal Consultant™

Master Bridal Consultant™

AnnaMarie Wintercorn, MBC™ Elegant Weddings and Events, Stuart, Fla. ABC Member Since: 1993 Employees: Owner-operated plus sub-contracted professionals Revenue Breakdown: 40% full-service planning, 50% officiating, 10% month-of services