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Join #WeddingMarket Live Blogging For Profit At Wedding MBA
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Pulp Fiction Blogging For Profit will be live at the Wedding MBA in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 5th.  Join the #WeddingMarket Live event on Facebook Live at 8:00am PT/11:00am ET or 4:00pm GMT. Our special guests will include Dawn Strong, Editor from Style Me Pretty,  Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Editor from The Knot,  Bogdan Constantin, Co-founder and CMO of Menguin and Michele Schwartz Publisher of The Modern Jewish Wedding.  The chat will be hosted by Julie Albaugh of www.weddingmarketnews.com .

Join the Twitter chat online at www.weddingmarketchat.com . Include the #WeddingMarket hashtag in your posts or tweets. Join the Facebook Live broadcast on the @WeddingMarket Facebook page or www.weddingmarketlive.com . See also on Wedding Market’s Periscope at www.weddingmarket.live.

Going to the Wedding MBA? Join Pulp Fiction Blogging For Profit in person at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Saguaro Room at 8:00am PST on Wednesday, October 5th.

Sponsored by WedFlick



Julie Albaugh is editor of WeddingMarketNews.com. 

She has been a leader in the wedding industry for over 25 years. She is the host of the weekly Twitter chat for #WeddingMarketChat every Wednesday at 1:00 EST. Some of her Wedding Market guests have included Cake Boss, Randy Fenoli, David Tutera, Colin Cowie, Darcy Miller, Disney Weddings, Preston Bailey, Sharon Sacks, The Knot, Sandals and WeddingWire. Wedding Market was selected as #3 of the top 10 Social Media influencers in the Wedding Industry by Wed Biz Media.



Special Guests:

Dawn Strong, Editor at Style Me Pretty


Working alongside founder Abby Larson and an amazing team of crazy talented and creative people, Dawn Strong’s lifelong obsession with weddings is now her dream job as an Editor at Style Me Pretty. She has written and published thousands of weddings and events over the years. Launched in 2007, Style Me Pretty received more than 16 million page views per month, 1.4 million unique, and has become a true mainstay in both the weddings and publishing industries.



Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Editor at The Knot

As Weddings Photo Director for The Knot/XO Grouprebecca-crumley-bio-headshot-1 Inc., Rebecca Crumley’s role is always evolving
while seeking out the world’s best inspiration in real weddings. Her ability to sift through hundreds of
wedding submissions at a time keeps her in tune to local and national trends, relationships and how
technology plays a part in the wedding industry. With a decade’s experience of reviewing weddings,
she thoroughly knows local culture, talent, styles, and venue beats. Formally trained as a
photographer, Rebecca understands the balance of photographic challenges and how they’re translated to editorial outlets. Rebecca is also helping develop Two Bright Lights as an editorial industry outlet for being published. Rebecca currently works in Chicago, IL.



Bogdan Constantin, Co-founder and CMO of Menguin

Bogdan Constantin is the co-founder and CMO of bogdan2Menguin – the world’s highest rated online tux rental company. A native of Atlanta, GA; Bogdan graduated from the University of Georgia with dual degrees in 2 years while working full time in the technology sales division of HP. He’s had a variety of management positions in management consulting, corporate finance and analytics, having worked at 5 Fortune 100 companies prior to founding Menguin. An avid traveller, Bogdan has visited over 47 countries and speaks 5 languages. He’s a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers and been featured on Entrepreneur and Forbes as a featured “Under 30” entrepreneur. He presently resides in Fayetteville, AR with his wife Amy and their year rambunctious dog Kona.



Michele Schwartz, Publisher at The Modern Jewish Wedding

Where venerable Jewish traditions meet au courant michelespeakerdesign, fashion and culinary trends, you will find popular blogger, writer and speaker Michele Schwartz, creator and editor-in-chief of The Modern Jewish Wedding. Known as “the Jewish bride’s guide to the Chuppah,” Modern Jewish Wedding elevates the newest trends, provides time-tested advice, and inspires couples to design an event that reflects their style and their faith. She has been featured as a speaker at TSE, Event Solutions, NACE Experience & the prestigious Engage! Luxury Wedding Conference on topics including Reaching the Jewish Audience, Blogging & Social Media and Creating Modern Jewish Weddings for Your Client. Her advice has been featured in print worldwide, including the New York Times.



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Wedflick will live stream behind the scene videos of wedding pros at their weddings. They will live stream weddings for family and friends to see on their mobile device and on Wedding Market. Facebook Live accounts can be made private or public. Video can be embedded into a wedding Website. The video creates an online guest book heirloom with comments.


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
You must book your room by April 1st to get this discount rate.

Schedule of Events: 

Day One Tuesday, April 11th


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


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.


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.






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.

Wedding Planner Certificate Online At California State University, East Bay
Nov 6 all-day

Earn your Wedding Planner Certificate online in 10 weeks @ California State University, East Bay

Distinguish yourself from the many wedding planners in the field today by earning your Certificate in Wedding Planning from an accredited university. Professional certification from Cal State East Bay informs your clients or potential employers that you have expert knowledge in all aspects of wedding planning and management.


Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Wedding Planning provides you with the industry skills, required knowledge, and practical training needed to pursue a career in wedding and event management.

You’ll learn from an internationally recognized expert on weddings and special events Joyce Scardina Becker. Joyce is president of Events of Distinction in San Francisco, an innovative designer, and has been an inspiring educator for 20 years.

No application is needed to enter this program, simply register and enroll!

Enroll Today!