Working with High End Clients

High-End, or Luxury clients are often much-desired and sought after by wedding professionals. This exclusive clientele represents less than 4% of the wedding industry.  Learn what drives this segment of the wedding industry, what they expect of their wedding professionals, and  most importantly, how to attract them.

October 22, 2017
Thompson Hotel


The Topics




The Speakers

Keynote Speaker:

andreaeppolito-headshotAndrea Eppolito
Andrea Eppolito Events

Armed with nearly two decades of event planning experience, numerous awards (including a Special Events Gala Award and Las Vegas Wedding Professional of the Year) and backed with a degree from the highly respected University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Andrea Eppolito’s work has been featured nationwide in The New York Times, The LA Times, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Glamor Magazine and more.

Renowned for designing weddings with soul, and called “vibrant, chic, and impeccably organized” by Junebug Weddings, Andrea prides herself on being an advocate for her clients.  Her tireless dedication is a testament to her love of weddings, allowing her to bridge the gap between wedding planner and friend.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito was born in New York, and lived bi-coastally between New York and LA, before relocating to Las Vegas in 1994.  After 20 years she considers herself “nearly a native” of the city she now resides in with her husband and children.

Andrea Eppolito Events LLC is based in Las Vegas, and operates world wide.

laura-atendidoLaura Atendido
Laura & Co. Events

You may recognize Laura as a resident planner on Season 5 & 6 of the Slice Network’s hit reality show Rich Bride, Poor Bride and its spin off show Rich Groom, Poor Groom.

Laura & Co. Events is an Award Winning, Wedding & Event Planning Boutique specializing in luxury weddings & events within the Toronto area and beyond! With an eye for detail, a flare for style and a passion for organization and flow, they’ve spent the last 12 years perfecting the art of event planning, production and design. Simply put they are hopeless romantics who feel that every wedding should be a captivating celebration of style, creativity, and above all else, LOVE!

Laura & Co. Events has graced the pages of Wedluxe Magazine, Elegant Wedding, Harper’s Bazaar Bride and Lavish Duhan as well a number of distinguished Wedding Blogs such as Style Me Pretty & Wedding Bells.  Most recently, Laura & Co. Events was recognized by BlogTO as one of the Top 10 wedding planning firms in the Toronto Area.

While it’s fair to say Laura loves a good looking party, she also takes great pride in the logistics of making sure everything runs smoothly. Her talents lie far beyond beautiful ideas. While she loves to dream big, her detail orientated passion for authentic project management and the value she places in the relationships she builds with her clients is what truly has allowed her to make a name for herself in the Toronto Event Industry. When she’s not at a wedding or planning one for that matter, she is wears the hat of WIFEY to her incredibly supportive husband Clint and plays supermom to 2 amazing little ladies, London & Presley!

terry-brenner-bio-photoTerry Brenner
!Xam Diamonds

Terry Brenner is co-founder and co-owner of !Xam Diamonds, a fine jewellery custom design house with locations in Toronto and Vaughan.

!Xam [derived from the African San tribe word meaning “community”] was launched by Terry and his brother Jeffrey in October 2011. With a background in law and corporate finance, Terry joined Jeffrey with his experience in the diamond industry as a junior diamond mine owner and cutting/polishing factory operator. Their joint goal was to offer clients full transparency of process, from gem source through jewellery design and completion, with focus on the highest level of integrity, quality and service.

Terry was born in South Africa and lived for 15 years in Greater New York before moving to Toronto to focus on !Xam.

The Entertainment

cd-cover-w-pinstrips-blusoul BluSoul

What do “Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinson, “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “My Girl” by the Temptations, “ On Bended Knee” by Boys II Men or “Sugar Pie” by The Four Tops to name a few have in common? The common denominator between these songs along with many other Motown, as well as Adult contemporary hits, is, these songs represent a time in music history when everyone could enjoy as a collective the sounds of such melodies.

Unfortunately, in today’s society that genre of music has somehow been lost. The common factor is no longer present; a line has created a division between today and yesterday’s generation. How can this common foundation be restored? How is it that we can have music that can make everyone feel happy, peaceful and just overall comfortable?

The answer again is quite simple. Provide the general public with a taste of that musical era. Give them the chance to reminisce as to when and where they were when they first heard their favourite Motown song. Also, it will give today’s generation the chance to appreciate where their hit songs originated.

With all of this said and done, this brings us to BluSoul.

The Schedule

Sunday, October 22, 2017
10am-11am: Speaker 1
11am-Noon: Brunch & Entertainment
Noon-1:30pm: Speaker 2
1:30pm-2pm: Speaker 3
2:00pm-3pm: Site Visit of The Thompson Hotel and Speaker 4

Sweets Provided by


The Location

th_toronto1The Thompson Hotel
550 Wellington Street W
Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

*Topics, Details and Speakers may change at the discretion of the Producers as circumstances dictate.