The Special Event 2017 Recap
By Kevin Dennis
Now that The Special Event is behind us, I’m excited to share a recap of my wonderful experiences in Long Beach! Overall, my trip was very productive and left me feeling motivated and inspired.
We had a great turnout for my talk about lighting and décor trends, which is always a favorite area of mine to discuss. I also enjoyed being a part of Honeybook’s panel about business technology – lots of great info was provided and it was an honor being among so many esteemed colleagues.
I especially had a blast at the Opening Night Party, which was held at the Aquarium of the Pacific – what a fantastic experience! It was an incredible space that paired well with the inventive menu. The party was such a great way to reconnect with friends, as well as make some new ones!
I wrapped up the week by connecting with my colleagues (and enjoying the company of my fellow WIPA members at the WIPA tables!) at the Wedding Event. It was so great to see my friend Rrive’s pieces in action, as he was one of the main sponsors and provided many of the décor elements for this memorable event.
Most importantly- it was wonderful taking in some great educational sessions. I enjoyed engaging with my colleagues, and potentially bringing on board more contributors to WeddingIQ.
Up next, we’re looking ahead to more great inspiration and networking at Catersource in New Orleans in March, followed by WeddingWire World in Anaheim in May.
I hope to see you along my travels- be sure to say hello if you see me!
Kevin Dennis is the editor of WeddingIQ and owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, a full-service event company based in Livermore, California. Dennis is the current chapter president for Silicon Valley NACE, and the immediate past national president for WIPA.