Good Gracious! Events Hosts ICA Webinar: You’re Gonna Wanna Eat Your Veggies

Good gracious, good gracious events, food, cooking class, vegan, vegetarian, webinar cooking class, catering, los angeles catering, la catering, wedding catering, party catering, corporate catering

Mark your calendars! Good Gracious! Events Vice President, Joanne is hosting a webinar cooking class on July 17th at 12pm PST and you will not want to miss it! Titled, “Your Gonna Wanna Eat Your Veggies” You will learn the following: Conscious cooking: how to be inclusive without sacrificing flavor. Use what you have: examining […]

The Special Event 2014 Presents: Celadon and Celery

Floral Art Installations, Wedding Crowns and Organic Flower Farms – A WIPA Member Presentation Wednesday – January 08, 2014 – 3:00PM – 4:30PM Bayou A/Delta Mez Session Number: D09 Session Type: Hands-On Tracks:  Description Bess Wyrick, of Celadon and Celery, is an advocate for sustainability and organic – locally grown flowers. Her Art Installations, Interior Designs and Floral Arrangements […]

WIPA: Follow the Leader with Milena Santoro

Have you ever wondered what makes the leaders of our industry tick?  What is it about them that makes you want to follow? What’s their secret? Are they Leading or Managing? Leader or Manager – Which one are you? In this “Follow the Leader: Leader or Manager: Which One Are You?” interactive session, discover how […]

Northern California WIPA Featuring Kristin Banta Events

This Northern California WIPA event focused on the importance of building your brand and how important it is to establish yourself in the marketplace.  It was stressed that, to effectively establish your brand, you need to define your unique point of view, identify your target niche and market yourself in areas that will help you reach […]

WIPA Presents “The New Era of Decision-Making: A Stronger Connection Between Mind & Body”

Each month WIPA brings wedding industry professionals an educational presentations. This month we touched on the mind, body and spirit as a means to grow your business. Speaker, Joan Moran presented ways to improve leadership practices by empowering staff. She will also touched upon the concepts of maximizing your human potential and increasing passion fulfillment. How do […]

WIPA- The Art of Photography

  “Squaring The Circle – The Art of Photography – An Intimate Discussion with Four Uniquely Talented Trendsetters“ Presenter: Raphael Conelly, Owner and Publisher of Modèle Weddings Magazine Panelists: Mike Colon, Gene Higa, Brian Callaway and David Robins June 24th at the Pacific Club, Raphael Conelly, Owner and Publisher of Modèle Weddings Magazine, lead a […]

WIPA Presents- Online and Off: Trends in Wedding Media

Magazine editors and publishers, bloggers and media experts already know what is on the horizon for 2013. They have the inside track having set trends in color, style and cuisine for 2013 in motion in late 2012. This session will helped our audience put their work directly on the cutting edge of the New Year. […]

WIPA- Atlanta Meeting with Brit Bertino


 On Thursday, April 25, 2013 WIPA presented “How to Make the Most of Pinterest for your Wedding Business” by Brit Bertino, CSEP of Brit Bertino Event Excellence, Las Vegas NV. Among the many users on Pinterest, magazine publishers boast some of the most vibrant boards and engaged users. “Pinterest, whose primary audience at the moment appears to be younger […]

WIPA Presents Peter Shallard

  Rayce PR was thrilled to attend WIPA’s March meeting with speaker, Peter Shallard, the Shrink for Entrepreneurs. Peter’s captivating presentation on “The Psychology of Marketing to the Affluent” should be heard by all entrepreneurs! He broke down the psychological secrets required to boost your prices (and your sense of self worth!), how to hack the mind of your customer, and effortlessly sell to anyone! He taught us how to rapidly re-program mental habits keeping you […]

Journey to India with Exquisite Events and WIPA this April

3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 619.297.7777 Driving Directions REGISTER HERE Schedule of Events 11:00AM Registration & Hors d’Oeuvres 12:00PM Lunch 1:00PM Speaker Presentation 2:00PM “Face to Face” – a time to connect, meet and share ideas, and enjoy dessert! Program A Journey to India Nikki and Madiha Khan of Exquisite Events present in depth […]

WIPA March Meeting: The Psychology of Marketing to the Affluent

InterContinental Los Angeles Elizabeth McDonald 21514 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, California 90067 310.789.6402 The Experience Please join us for a Grand Wedding Luncheon at the luxurious renowned landmark, InterContinental Los Angeles Hotel, on the prestigious Westside “City of Angels” Avenue of the Stars! In April, the hotel re-opened its Grand Salon […]

Carol Rosen: New President of WIPA

carol rosen president of wipa

Carol Rosen of Party Designs by Carol has been named the new President of WIPA, the Wedding Industry Professionals Association. WIPA is a well-known and respected organization and community of wedding professionals mastering and sharing their knowledge and skills. WIPA‘s mission statement: WIPA will advance the wedding profession, enhance the professional growth of members, uphold the highest […]

WIPA February Meeting

PROGRAM Online and Off: Trends in Wedding Media What does 2013 hold in store for the wedding market? Magazine editors and publishers, bloggers and media experts already know. They have the inside track having set trends in color, style and cuisine for 2013 in motion in late 2012. This session will help you put your […]

WIPA Regional Meeting- Atlanta

More information here. REGISTER. By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing (A Luxury Wedding and Special Events PR and Marketing Firm) We believe in creative marketing and new business development with a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing we create, implement and […]

WIPA Meeting in La Jolla

wipa meeting in la jolla

November’s WIPA meeting in La Jolla was a lovely opportunity for the Los Angeles/Orange County group to escape for a few hours to the wonderful La Jolla Woman’s Club in La Jolla, California, just steps from the ocean.Guests gathered on the front lawn to chat while they sipped on One Hope Wine and enjoyed a […]

WIPA Industry News

 by Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP
 Events of Distinction
 WIPA Founding President Three WIPA Atlanta members are featured in the 5th edition of Southern Weddings magazine, which is on newsstands now. Lindsay Pitt with TOAST Events, Sharon Alexander with Sweet Sensations and Tamara Gollub with I Do Linens collaborated on a stunning “Pecan and Honey” themed shoot […]

WIPA Presents- Ethics: Bringing Fair Trade to the Wedding Industry, November 6

La Jolla Woman’s Club Sharlene Thompson La Jolla Women’s Club 7791 Draper Avenue La Jolla, California 92037 858.454.2354   ABOUT THE VENUE: La Jolla Woman’s Club is located in the heart of La Jolla Village, one block from the ocean. With its exquisite private grounds, historic Irving Gill building and ocean view, the […]

The Keys: How to Think Like the Masters

keys to success

  What are the Keys to Success? Find out November 5 when 14 Event Masters hand over their keys to you! This UNPRECEDENTED conference and fundraiser unites 14 masters together for the first time. Their goal? To give you the keys you need to take your events and business from good to great. Get the keys from […]

On May 10, learn the art of the pitch with a real-life “Closer,” Andrea Michaels! WIPA

  TURNING YOUR PASSION TO SALES Thursday, May 10, 2012   Hacienda Palomita Douglas Dolezal 7007 Rancho Santa Fe View Court Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858.248.2101 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 11:00 AM: Registration & Hors d’ Oeuvres NOON: Speaker Presentation 1:30 PM: Lunch 2:30 PM: “Face to Face” – a time to connect, […]

WIPA’s Meeting at the Sensational Pelican Hill Resort and Spa

We had the honor and privilege of attending this wonderful WIPA meeting at the AMAZING Pelican Hill Resort and Spa! Well, needless to say we were spoiled when we arrived. The guests were greeted with refreshing beverages and a delicious sushi bar for the cocktail hour! We were then escorted inside to the beautifully decorated ballroom […]

WIPA at the Fabulous Park Plaza Hotel

The legendary Park Plaza in Los Angeles rolled out the red carpet (literally!) on February 7, when they hosted the first WIPA event of 2012. Presented in a flourish of color, design, networking and education, this afternoon luncheon packed a lot of punch in one afternoon. Greeted with a red carpet leading toward the Park […]

WIPA presents – The Emerging Gay and Lesbian Wedding Market

  THE EMERGING GAY AND LESBIAN WEDDING MARKET Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Legendary Park Plaza Trisha Harako – Events Manager 607 S Park View St Los Angeles, CA 90057 213-381-6300 ••• THE EXPERIENCE One of Los Angeles’ best kept secrets, the Park Plaza ushers you into a world of grandeur as you step […]