ABC Florida Shine Conference 2014

I had such an amazing weekend last week! Not only did I get to attend the Association of Bridal Consultants’ Florida State Conference – shine – but I also got to speak at the event. Here are a few images from Day 1 of the conference, taken by fabulous photographer Claire Pacelli. If you’ve wondered what happens when a group of wedding planners get together for continuing education, here’s a little peek:

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My fellow speakers, along with the conference co-chairs:
Sharon Baragona, A Chair Affair; Kelly McWilliams, Weddings By Socialites; oh hey, that’s me!; Mark Kingsdorf, ABC Florida State Manager; Coach Jenn Lee; Brian Joyce and Richard Streitler, Flourish Floral Productions; Elisa Delgardio, A Flair For Affairs

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Oh, and did I mention, another fellow speaker: celebrity wedding planner Donnie Brown?

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There are so many more fabulous photos, but this one I think is my favorite:

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“The Speaker Selfie.”
This beauty was captured by Kelly McWilliams (and posted to Instagram)
after we posed for a more formal group photo. Love it!

If you work in this industry, and you aren’t attending conferences like this, you are missing out! And if you are a bride or groom, as your wedding professionals what they do for continuing education. It makes a huge difference!