Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links or listings on the page below are “paid listings”. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Apr
11
Tue
Wedding Market Summit In Memphis @ The Guest House Of Graceland
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm

 

Wedding Pros! Join the Wedding Market Summit for 2 days for 3 talks, 8 workshops, networking and an interactive panel on the latest in technology at the Guest House At Graceland in Memphis, TN. Explore the amazing things to do in Memphis including the home of the King of Rock N Roll Elvis Presley and Beale Street the home of the Blues.

Learn hands-on all the latest in Wedtech in small class sizes. Bring your laptop, iPad, iPhone and etc! How to create ads on Facebook and Instagram. How to transform your Instagram account with amazing photos and the proper hashtags. Turn your photos and video clips into video slideshows, quickly and easily. Fast track your business, maximize your output and sync your business and clients. Join a networking event with wedding pros from the Memphis area and Wedding Market Summit attendees for a Facebook Live broadcast of Wedding Market Live with the top experts on Wedtech.

Book a room at the four-star hotel Guest House at Graceland for $109/night. Use Wedding Market Live Event code 170410WEDD is the block code and the booking link is
https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=68721&Chain=5433&group=170410WEDD
You must book your room by April 1st to get this discount rate.

Schedule of Events: 

Day One Tuesday, April 11th

Breakfast

8:00 to 9:30 am Session

How to take amazing photos and videos with your cell phone with Julie Albaugh

  • How to compose better pictures
  • Better lighting for pictures and video
  • How to shoot video that doesn’t shake

7 Steps to the Perfect Recipe to be more Productive and Profitable With Angela Proffitt *

  • How to communicate your process to clients, vendors and team members for a positive experience
  • How to be productive by implementing FREE technology
  • How to be more profitable in doing your passion by identifying your ideal/perfect client

10:00 – 11:30 Session  

The Basics of Facebook & Instagram Ads With Ashley Ann

  • The Basics of Using Power Editor
  • How to Target Brides & Grooms
  • How to Generate Leads with Facebook/IG Ads

The Power of the Inbox Presented By LaShaundra McCarty 

  •  Creating Dynamic Branded Campaigns
  • How to Automate Your System
  • Build Clientele by Creating Connections

Lunch

12:30 to 2:00 Session  

The Science of Creating Timelines By Eddie Babbage 

  •  A breakthrough system for creating industry-leading wedding day timelines with maximum efficiency
  •  Three ways to enhance their timelines and impress their vendors
  •  How to setup a workflow that allows them to measure and continuously improve their efficiency on timelines

The Power of the Inbox Presented By LaShaundra McCarty 

  •  Creating Dynamic Branded Campaigns
  • How to Automate Your System
  • Build Clientele by Creating Connections

2:30 to 4:00 Session

Hands-On Instagram Workshop for Wedding Pros With Anja Winikka 

  • Instagram basics — from regrams to hashtags
  • How to use Instagram stories and keep your audience engaged
  • Tips and tricks to better understand your audience and build your following

Tips to Creating High-Performing Social Videos With Rebecca Brooks

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use Animoto to create videos for social media that get noticed. Video is the best performing type of content on Facebook. Learn how to easily create high-performing videos using content you already have.

4pm-5:30pm

Tips to Creating High-Performing Social Videos With Rebecca Brooks

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use Animoto to create videos for social media that get noticed. Video is the best performing type of content on Facebook. Learn how to easily create high-performing videos using content you already have.

How To Implement New Processes to Go Paperless With Angela Proffitt

Angela Proffitt has become one of the most successful wedding and event planners by using technology to manage a million details. She will share with you how you can fast-track your business the same way she did to maximize your output and help you sync your business and clients.

  • Save time and money by defining a Paperless Process
  • Organize folders online to have the ability to share files with clients, vendors, & team members
  • Divorce Pen & Paper, and back up your files so you will never loose data
  • Access your client files with a click of a button by running a mobile office

If you have questions about any productivity APPS; bring your laptop, iPad, iPhone, etc. and join Angela Proffitt as she answers questions about how to be more productive using your technology.

Fun In Memphis 5:30pm – ?

Day Two – Wednesday, April 12th

9:00am to 9:40am

Wedtech Trends – Anja Winikka 

9:50 am to 10:30am

The Latest Trends In Reaching The Bride – Julie Albaugh

Wedding Market Live 

11:00am to 12:00 Lunch & Networking with Wedding Market Summit Members &
Memphis area wedding pros.

12:00pm to 1:15pm Wedding Market Live Panel Discussion On Wedtech

1:15pm to 2:00pm Networking & Guest House Of Graceland Tours

See our list of speakers:

Julie Albaugh is editor of WeddingMarketNews.com and host of the #WeddingMarket chat on Twitter every Wednesday. Some of her #weddingmarket guests have included Cake Boss, Disney Weddings, Preston Bailey, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Randy Feoli, Sharon Sacks, Sandals, The Knot and WeddingWire. Wedding Market was selected as #3 of the top 10 Social Media influencers in the Wedding Industry by Wed Biz Media. The #weddingmarket hashmark has a tweet reach of between 2 to 28 million each week.

Eddie Babbage is the founder and CEO of Timeline Genius, a software company dedicated to revolutionizing the way wedding and event planners create day-of timelines. Prior to launching Timeline Genius, Eddie spent over 3 years researching the timeline creation process – interviewing over 200 wedding planners nationwide and studying their timeline workflows. In addition to his work on Timeline Genius, Eddie is the host of the Wedding Industry Insider podcast, which provides interviews and insights from top figures in the wedding industry. In his earlier career, Eddie worked in fields ranging from e-commerce and social media to corporate law and investment banking.

Rebecca Brooks is the head of the Customer Owner Department at Animoto. She loves teaching business owners how they can stand out on social media / online using the power of video. She has taught at Wedding MBA and has also created online courses on Skillshare and CreativeLive around using Animoto to create effective video marketing.


Ashley Ann
 of Ashley Ann’s Events is a talented wedding and event designer. She is equipped with a with a B.A. in Finance and M.B.A. Ashley’s has made a name for herself by offering beautiful , unique, professional designs and productions. She inspires creative detail, and modern, elegant atmospheres. She is also an outstanding business woman excelling in social media lead generations, lead magnets, funnels, and return paths. Ashley’s offices are Based in Little Rock, AR and Dallas, TX. She has become one of the most sought after designers in the South!

LaShaundra McCarty is the owner of 3C:Creative Communications & Consulting, which is a brand and leadership development consulting company. She began her post-graduate journey as a graphic designer and social media manager providing support to non-profits and entrepreneurs. After several years, the work shifted to coaching organizations in the areas of storytelling, leadership, social media marketing and brand development.

LaShaundra earned a BA in Radio & Television from the University of Central Florida and a MA in Digital Media Production from Emerson. She is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert and certified Speaker, Trainer & Coach with the John Maxwell Team.

Angela Proffit 
Beyond creating personalized events for clients, Angela is known for implementing technology to operate a paperless organization and leveraging her education in psychology to master communication with clients, vendors, and team members. As a thriving entrepreneur, her passion for helping others has carried her from starting her career in mental health to being one of the most well-known educators and celebrity wedding planners in the world. As a result of her business success, Angela is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global business network for entrepreneurs whose companies gross more than $1 million annually. She has been featured in Success Magazine for Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech.

Anja Winikka 

As Director of Education & Industry Innovation of The Knot, Anja Winikka combines her audience development and editing skills with her weddings expertise to bring the most of-the-moment wedding trends and insights to millions of creative wedding professionals across the country.

Anja is also a sought-after TV personality and weddings expert and has been a popular source for wedding trends, planning tips and advice and etiquette for the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC 20/20, CNN Headline News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and local news segments across the country.

Prior to her current role, Anja oversaw TheKnot.com content strategy as well as the digital editorial and social media teams. Her team launched The Knot News blog and grew it to 7 million monthly unique visitors, nearly doubled The Knot social audience and set unprecedented editorial newsletter open and referral rates. During her tenure, The Knot audience grew from 7 million to 11.8 million monthly unique visitors.

 

Sponsors 

 

 

 

Apr
12
Wed
Wedding Market Live Memphis – The Future In Wedtech @ The Guest House Of Graceland
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The #WeddingMarket will be live at The Guest House Graceland in Memphis on Wednesday, April 12th. This event will be held from 11:00am to 2:00pm ET. Join the national Twitter chat online from 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT. Our special guests will include Anja Winikka from The Knot, Eddie Babbage from Timeline Genius, Angela Proffitt and Rebecca Brooks from Animoto. The chat will be hosted by Julie Albaugh of www.weddingmarketnews.com .

Join the conversation, network with wedding professionals and eat lunch. It will be a great way to connect and meet other wedding pros from Memphis and around the country. There a limited number of tickets available so get your tickets early. Join the Twitter chat online at www.weddingmarketchat.com or join the live video stream by following Wedding Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weddingmarket

Event: Wednesday, April 12th from 11:00am to 2:00pm ET

Location: The Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38116

In the theater room at The Guest House At Graceland

Price: $15 for the first one hundred guests.

Register For Tickets Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wedding-market-live-memphis-the-future-in-wedtech-tickets-33107789289

Schedule of Events:

11:00 to 11:30pm Registration
11:30 to 12:55pm Networking/Lunch
12:00 to 1:15pm #weddingmarket panel discussion on Wedtech trends
1:15 to 2:00pm Take a tour at The Guest House At Graceland

Host:
Julie Albaugh is editor of WeddingMarketNews.com and host of the #WeddingMarket chat on Twitter every Wednesday. Some of her #weddingmarket guests have included Cake Boss, Disney Weddings, Preston Bailey, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Randy Feoli, Sharon Sacks, Sandals, The Knot and WeddingWire. Wedding Market was selected as #3 of the top 10 Social Media influencers in the Wedding Industry by Wed Biz Media. The #weddingmarket hashmark has a tweet reach of between 2 to 28 million each week.

Panelist:

Edward Babbage is focused on revolutionizing the way wedding and event planners create day-of timelines with Timeline Genius. Prior to starting Timeline Genius, he was the founder of two other tech companies, Resonant Vibes and TV Dinner.

Rebecca Brooks is the head of the Customer Owner Department at Animoto. She loves teaching business owners how they can stand out on social media / online using the power of video. She has taught at Wedding MBA and has also created online courses on Skillshare and CreativeLive around using Animoto to create effective video marketing.

Angela Proffit Beyond creating personalized events for clients, Angela is known for implementing technology to operate a paperless organization and leveraging her education in psychology to master communication with clients, vendors, and team members. As a thriving entrepreneur, her passion for helping others has carried her from starting her career in mental health to being one of the most well-known educators and celebrity wedding planners in the world. As a result of her business success, Angela is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global business network for entrepreneurs whose companies gross more than $1 million annually. She has been featured in Success Magazine for Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech.

Anja Winikka As Director of Education & Industry Innovation of The Knot, Anja Winikka combines her audience development and editing skills with her weddings expertise to bring the most of-the-moment wedding trends and insights to millions of creative wedding professionals across the country.

Anja is also a sought-after TV personality and weddings expert and has been a popular source for wedding trends, planning tips and advice and etiquette for the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC 20/20, CNN Headline News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and local news segments across the country.

Prior to her current role, Anja oversaw TheKnot.com content strategy as well as the digital editorial and social media teams. Her team launched The Knot News blog and grew it to 7 million monthly unique visitors, nearly doubled The Knot social audience and set unprecedented editorial newsletter open and referral rates. During her tenure, The Knot audience grew from 7 million to 11.8 million monthly unique visitors.

Sponsors

 

Apr
18
Tue
Think Tank Small Business Workshop Long Beach @ Old Ranch Country Club
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Think Tank Small Business Workshop Long Beach @ Old Ranch Country Club | Seal Beach | California | United States

POWERHOUSE STRATEGY WITH RESULTS DRIVEN MOTIVATION’

In this workshop

 

 

 

Meryl Snow will pull back the curtain and share successful sales and business strategies for the special event industry.

Who should attend:

Event & Wedding Planners
Caterers
Venue Directors
Designers
Musician/DJs
Photographer/Videographers

What you will learn:

o 13 Sales techniques to increase sales immediately

o How upselling can add 30% more revenue

o How to turn “this will be a great marketing opportunity for you”
into bonafide clients

o Commission Impossible- Paying, Training, Motivating a Winning Team

o Converting email inquiries into bookings

o How to differentiate yourself from your competition? interactive exercise

o How ditching your inquiry form and sales materials can actually skyrocket your sales

o Why it’s not the closing conversation that will seal the deal- it’s the opening conversation

o Designing proposals that Pop

o Proper steps in the qualifying process

o The important art of listening

o What body language is really telling you

o Steps between qualifying and closing

o Eliminating Time suckers from your day

o Proper ethics in today’s event industry

o BIG selling missteps you don’t know you’re making

o How to find, keep  and grow new clientele

LUNCH & HANDBOOK INCLUDED

 

May
9
Tue
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ New Albany Country Club
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ New Albany Country Club | New Albany | Ohio | United States

Join WPC at the beautiful New Albany Country Club for their May networking event.

Learn from Julie Albaugh on the key roles social media has on your business and how to connect with engaged couples. She will be highlighting important details and give insight on: “Know How & What Social Media Platform To Use To Reach Brides” You won’t want to miss this one!

Full meal will be provided for dinner – Cash Bar

FREE for Members
$10 for First meeting (unless referred by friend that is a member)
$25 for non-members

Purchase your tickets today!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: New Albany Country Club
1 Club Ln, New Albany, Ohio 43054

COST: $10 for your first meeting, $25 each additional meeting, FREE for members

RSVP: Here or call 614-610-4694

Tickets available at http://www.weddingprofessionalsofcolumbus.com

You won’t want to miss it!

Jun
13
Tue
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ The Jessing Center
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ The Jessing Center | New Albany | Ohio | United States

Join WPC for their July networking event.

Guest speaker is Angie Travis to talk about “25 Ways to Show Extreme Customer Care” which we feel everyone can relate to and gain some great tid bits on the topic!

We are incredibly lucky to have Bosc + Brie give us a tasting of their catered food including: sauerkraut balls, short rib risotto cakes, stuffed dates, shrimp shooters and more!

COST:
$10 for your first meeting, $25 each additional meeting
FREE for members
Cash and Check ONLY accepted at the door.

Purchase your tickets today!

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13th 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: The Jessing Center
7625 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43235

PARKING:
Complimentary Parking

COST: $10 for your first meeting, $25 each additional meeting, FREE for members

RSVP: Here or call 614-610-4694

Tickets available at http://www.weddingprofessionalsofcolumbus.com

You won’t want to miss it!

Jul
11
Tue
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ The Club at Corazon
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ The Club at Corazon | New Albany | Ohio | United States

Join the WPC networking meeting at The Club at Corazon in Dublin!

Rod Randall will be speaking on “Simple Digital Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them”

More details to come! RSVP today at [email protected].
Purchase your tickets below.

COST:
$10 for your first meeting, $25 each additional meeting
FREE for members
Cash and Check ONLY accepted at the door.

Purchase your tickets today!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 11th 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: 7155 Corazon Dr, Dublin, OH 43016-6151

COST: $10 for your first meeting, $25 each additional meeting, FREE for members

RSVP: Here or call 614-610-4694

Tickets available at http://www.weddingprofessionalsofcolumbus.com

You won’t want to miss it!

Aug
8
Tue
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ The Ballroom at Oakhurst
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ The Ballroom at Oakhurst | Grove City | Ohio | United States

Join the WPC networking meeting at The Ballroom at Oakhurst! It’ll be a beautiful August night to enjoy meeting other wedding professionals and tasting Oakhurst’s catering.

A FULL meal will be provided by Hoggy’s Catering
FOOD:
Pulled Pork, Green Beans, Mac and Cheese, Corn Bread/Rolls

DRINKS:
Sweet Tea, Lemonade, Soda and Water

*cash bar*
1 complimentary ticket for a wine (featuring Plum Run Winery) or beer

It’s going to be a GREAT night:
Josh Staley Productions will be there to play some music for us. Connie Duglin will dress it up with gorgeous linens!

Speaker this month is:
Heather Waits
Founder of Profitable Weddings (a company geared to helping wedding pros turn their passion into a profitable business) and President of Bloomtastic Florist

Topic: Centers of Influence: How to build an army of people who promote you. Heather will share how leads as referrals are the #1 way to do business and how to create a group of people (centers of Influence) who promote you.

RSVP today at [email protected].
Purchase your tickets at http://www.weddingprofessionalsofcolumbus.com

COST:
$10 for your first meeting, $25 each additional meeting
FREE for members
Cash and Check ONLY accepted at the door.

Purchase your tickets today!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8th 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: 3223 Norton Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123

RSVP: Here or call 614-610-4694

You won’t want to miss it!

Oct
2
Mon
Wedding MBA @ Las Vegas Convention Center
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm
Wedding MBA @ Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

The Wedding MBA is an annual conference dedicated to educating wedding vendors on how to grow wedding business and book more brides. The event runs from October 2nd through the 4th. Wedding Market member use promo code WM5372.

Oct
17
Tue
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ Wedgewood Golf & Country Club
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wedding Professionals Of Columbus @ Wedgewood Golf & Country Club | Powell | Ohio | United States

Join the WPC Networking meeting! It will take place at the beautiful location of Heritage Golf Club.  This is our annual MEMBERSHIP MIXER and Wedding Social and we would love for you to join us. This is a FREE event for you to come learn about WPC, meet our members, have some great food and drinks, as well as mingle with engaged wedding couples. We will be giving away a 1 year membership to Wedding Professionals of Columbus valued at $285 that evening!! Don’t miss it!

More details on our guest speakers!

RSVP to [email protected] and buy your tickets below if you are not a member. All members can attend for free.

 

RSVP today at [email protected].
Purchase your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wpc-membership-mixer-tickets-37812142135?aff=eac2

COST:
$10 for your first meeting, $25 each additional meeting
FREE for members
Cash and Check ONLY accepted at the door.

Purchase your tickets today!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17th 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE: 3525 Heritage Club Drive Hilliard, OH 43026

RSVP: Here or call 614-610-4694

You won’t want to miss it!

Apr
3
Tue
Wedding Market Summit – Nashville @ The Estate at Cherokee Dock
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 3:30 pm

Wedding Pros! Join the Wedding Market Summit for 2 days for 2 talks, 4 workshops, networking and an interactive panel on the latest in technology at The Estate at Cherokee Dock in Lebanon, TN just outside of Nashville . Explore the amazing things to do in Nashville including the former home of the Reba McEntire and home of country music.

Learn hands-on all the latest in Wedtech in small class sizes. Bring your laptop, iPad, iPhone and etc! How to create ads on Facebook and Instagram. How to transform your Instagram account with amazing photos and the proper hashtags. Turn your photos and video clips into video slideshows, quickly and easily. Fast track your business, maximize your output and sync your business and clients. Join a networking event with TWESA wedding pros from the Nashville area and Wedding Market Summit attendees for a Facebook Live broadcast of Wedding Market Live with the top experts on Wedtech. Stay at area hotels around Lebanon and Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Schedule of Events:

Pre-Event
Special Wedding Planner Event Tour/Cocktail Reception Monday, April 2nd TBA

Day One Tuesday, April 3rd
12:00pm to 12:45pm Opening Session Learn The Latest Wedtech Trends With
Bogdan Constantin

1:00pm – 2:30pm Session Branding & Building your Business on Social Media With Jacqui Wadsworth

Dig into the concept of Original Content and story telling through the use of posts, ads, pics & videos. I’ll give basic advertising information and tips on increasing ROI. We’ll talk about how social media is different for small businesses than conglomerates and how to take advantage of being a small, locally owned business. We’ll talk about the different social media options and where to spend your ad budget and time based on real-time stats. Basically, everyone is a photo-journalist these days. We’ll talk about how to take advantage of that fact to organically grow page engagement, as well as how to utilize ads to find new clients through consistent ad placement and targeting.

2:45pm – 4:15pm Styled Shoots – start to finish which include styling tips and submission tips with Heather Benge

5:30pm – ? Wedding Market Live – A Networking Event With TWESA
Join a networking event with TWESA wedding pros from the Nashville area and Wedding Market Summit attendees for a Facebook Live broadcast of Wedding Market Live with the top experts on Wedtech. Great food, entertainment and networking!

Day Two – Wednesday, April 4th

10:00am to 11:30am Session
Maximize Your Marketing When On TV Or Featured Article With Angela Proffitt
Have you ever had the opportunity to go on TV and give tips in your industry? Well as a planner and designer, that usually requires props. And when the show tells you there’s no budget, what’s your reaction? FREE? Nothin is free in life. Angela will cover how to maximize your ROI when there’s not a budget to get local or national exposure. Don’t expect potential clients to call just cause your on TV. They’d only 50%. Now you have to do the other half: CTAs and planning.

Learning Objectives

*How to plan again to gain exposure

*setting up a social media campaign

*do email campaigns work?

*affiliaye links with amazon

*partners: YouTube videos

Lunch 11:45am – 12:45pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm Session Scaling Through Growth Hacking With Bogdan Constantin

How to turn $30k of ad spend into $1M of revenue in 9 months using tactics and tools available to everyone

Objective: We’ll talk about the nuts and bolts of scaling a wedding brand by focusing on the most important aspect – profitably acquiring leads/customers and then the most important part – converting them based on their own timeline for making wedding decisions related to your service or product.

2:45pm – 3:15pm Closing Session With Julie Albaugh

See our list of speakers:

Julie Albaugh is editor of WeddingMarketNews.com and host of the #WeddingMarket chat on Twitter every Wednesday. Some of her #weddingmarket guests have included Cake Boss, Disney Weddings, Preston Bailey, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Randy Feoli, Sharon Sacks, Sandals, The Knot and WeddingWire. Wedding Market was selected as #3 of the top 10 Social Media influencers in the Wedding Industry by Wed Biz Media. The #weddingmarket hashmark has a tweet reach of between 2 to 28 million each week.

Heather Benge is a nationally recognized and professionally certified event planner who broke out in the wedding industry creating and planning weddings from Alaska to Alabama. Heather currently owns an event planning boutique, is the creator of Pretty & Published – a styled shoot workshop, manages a luxury wedding venue in Houston, TX and is a instructor for the Lovegivty Wedding Planning Institute.

Bogdan Constantin is the founder of Menguin – the world’s highest rated online suit and tuxedo rental company and the CMO of Generation Tux and Menguin following Menguin’s acquisition by Generation Tux in August 2017 for $25M. He scaled Menguin to the dominant position in the multi-billion dollar formalwear rental industry through minimal marketing spend by building a fanatical customer base in the wedding vertical reaching an average NPS of 63 every month since inception to acquisition as well as a minimum 800% CAGR every year since launch in 2014. Bogdan loves the marketing and consumer space; in particular bringing innovation to untouched aspects of the consumer economy. Before founding Menguin, Bogdan worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies in finance, strategy and consulting roles. He speaks 5 languages and attended the University of Georgia where he graduated in 2.5 years. He is an avid traveler and has visited 48 countries with plans to visit every one by age 40. He presently lives in Louisville, KY where Generation Tux is headquartered with his wife, daughter and lovable malamute mix.

Angela Proffit

Beyond creating personalized events for clients, Angela is known for implementing technology to operate a paperless organization and leveraging her education in psychology to master communication with clients, vendors, and team members. As a thriving entrepreneur, her passion for helping others has carried her from starting her career in mental health to being one of the most well-known educators and celebrity wedding planners in the world. As a result of her business success, Angela is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global business network for entrepreneurs whose companies gross more than $1 million annually. She has been featured in Success Magazine for Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech.

Jacqui Wadsworth
She decided to try her hand at retail and opened her boutique, The Gilded Gown, in Knoxville in 2008. After spending crazy amounts of money on traditional advertising with radio, print and TV ads, Jacqui was not satisfied with the results. Determined to succeed and find creative ways to get brides in the door affordably, Jacqui began utilizing Facebook ads to micro-target local clients. She spent years fine-tuning her marketing skills and revolutionized her business. Year after year, The Gilded Gown’s sales have grown exponentially. In an era of hard-times for brick and mortar, Jacqui’s store is thriving. She has a proven system for engaging brides, for generating a buzz online, and most importantly for driving customers into her store. Due to her success Jacqui has been featured in Vows Magazine regularly since 2013. She has been a popular featured speaker on Branding and Advertising on Facebook at BBG (Better Bridal Group), at Atlanta’s Americas Mart, at the Chicago Market and at the Wedding MBA.