The Speakers

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Monica Caesar, WPICC, DWC
Aisle Plan Your Day

Topic: Destination Wedding Planning

Monica Caesar is an award winning, full-time destination wedding planner and owner of Aisle Plan Your Day based in Edmonton, Alberta.

As one of Canada’s leading destination wedding experts, Monica’s high regard for detail and professionalism are ultimately the foundation that has built Aisle Plan Your Day into the seasoned wedding and event planning company that it is today. Her energetic personality engages her clients as she creates ‘one-of-a-kind’ weddings that are unique & distinctive in design. Aisle Plan Your Day has been a premier source for weddings since 2006, producing and executing flawless celebrations in locales spanning across Canada, to Mexico and all throughout the Caribbean.

Monica is also an Instructor for The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, and trains wedding planners across Canada, the Caribbean & Mexico.

She has been a speaker at the World Travel Conference, the Cultural Wedding Summit, and the Jamaica Wedding Professionals Conference.  Her extensive travels allows her to stay up to date with the latest industry trends; while building an extensive network of top industry professionals worldwide.


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Meagan Eagles, WPICC, DWC
Botanica & Bloom

Topic: Social Marketing for Wedding Professionals 

From Meagan: “Serendipitously, the wedding industry has always managed to sneak into my life, regardless of my line of work. In a perfect world, my dream was to work as a pastry chef. To be the person that always smells like vanilla and spends her days decorating elaborate wedding cakes. Four AM mornings, not my thing.

Instead, I enrolled in business school, where I studied and graduated from Sales and Marketing. The artistic streak remained in my blood long after I left my wedding cake fantasy, which led me to the world of hair and makeup. I found success by running a mobile HM&U business, but still wanted to become more involved in the technicalities of a wedding day. That’s when I found WPIC, and really launched the career of my dreams.

Part of my success as a wedding planner leads back to my education in Sales and Marketing and numerous hours of research to stay up to date with changing platforms and algorithms. Having the ability and skills to complete a job, is much different than having the ability to run a successful business. After realizing that so many capable wedding planners were not able to find success in managing their business, I became passionate in helping and encouraging others. I’m currently producing a “Social Marketing for Wedding Planners” course that will educate wedding planners in every aspect of social marketing, from Blogging to Instagram and Pinterest, as well as the (now) smaller social media platforms that you we can still make work for us.

I have a fierce love for teaching everything I know, and I can’t wait to share that with you.”


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Andrea Eppolito Events

Topic: Working with High End Wedding Clients

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.


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The Flower Guy Bron

Topic: Curating and Creating Killer Styled Shoots

Award-winning floral and event designer Bron Hansboro has devoted his career to navigating clients through the creative process and transforming their visions into exquisite events since 2014. Fondly referred to as “The Flower Guy,” he is the lead creative and floral designer at The Flower Guy Bron. He provides bespoke design and styling experiences for weddings and events of all types. Bron deeply values his interactions with clients and peers alike, and understands the power of making connections through design. His motto is, “We don’t sell flowers, we sell experiences.”

Bron has received the WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” designation for three consecutive years and is a Metropolitan Business League’s “One to Watch” Honoree. He is a sought-after speaker and will be featured at Wedding MBA 2018. Bron is dedicated to providing seamless and stress-free design services and loves seeing the look on his clients’ faces when they see their completed concept come to life. When he’s not dreaming up magical events, he loves to cook, travel, entertain, shop and connect.


wendy-lee-circleWendy Lee, WPICC
Asian Fusion Weddings

Topic: Creating Amazing Wedding Editorials (part of the Styled Shoot Master Class)

Wendy Lee is the Creative Director for Formosa Events, and the lead wedding planner at Asian Fusion Weddings.

Her design inspirations have been showcased in Asia, Europe and North America. She adores working with couples who desire that ultimate guest experience. Wendy has an innate ability of reinterpreting bygone cultural traditions with modern flare. She believes that balanced teamwork is at the heart of every successful event.

When Wendy is not designing and planning a stunning event, she can be found exploring Toronto and beyond with her family.  She loves to meet people, and experience their world.


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Tracey Manailescu & Danielle Andrews 
The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Inc.

Topic: How to Get Published (and why it matters)

Tracey Manailescu ~ Named one of the “Top 20 Most Fascinating Women in Events 2017” by Canadian Special Events Magazine, Tracey has been consulting on, planning and coordinating hundreds of weddings and international events professionally, since she became certified in 2000.  She has owned the wedding planning firm, Tracey M Events, since 2012.

You have seen Tracey giving expert wedding advice on television, in most wedding magazines and major newspapers in Canada, the United States and across the Caribbean.  She has written articles for Today’s Bride and her weddings and events are regularly featured in media outlets around the world such as Elegant Wedding Magazine, EventSource.ca, The Wedding Opera, Wedding Obsession, Poptastic Bride, Partecipando, Whimsically Wed, etc.

 

Danielle Andrews ~ Also named one of the “Top 20 Most Fascinating Women in Events 2017” by Canadian Special Events Magazine, Danielle has been a certified wedding consultant, coordinator and planner since 2000.  She has owned and operated The Wedding Planners, and coordinated hundreds of weddings and international events since that time.

You have seen Danielle giving expert wedding advice on countless television shows such as Canada AM, Breakfast Television, Good Morning Canada, to name just a few.  She has written articles for Today’s Bride and has been quoted in most wedding magazines and major newspapers in Canada, the United States and across the Caribbean.  Weddings and events she has worked on are regularly featured in media outlets around the world such as Style Me Pretty, Elegant Wedding Magazine, The Frosted Petticoat, The Wedding Opera, Black Nuptials, B*tchless Bride, Bride in Italy, Aisle Memories, etc.

Tracey and Danielle (both working independently, and together)  have planned weddings, events and conferences in Canada, the United States, Mexico, a Caribbean cruise, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, Italy, and Ireland.

They believe that education is never finished, and endeavour to facilitate higher, continued education for wedding professionals.  They are the co-founders of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Inc., The Wedding Planners Institute of Coordination Inc., the Wedding Professionals Conference, the WPIC Alumni Association, and the WPIC Wedding Awards.

In addition to planning weddings, teaching WPIC certification courses and planning events for Wedding Professionals, they regularly speak at Wedding and Event Industry conferences around the world such as Wedding MBA, Love Mexico, Bodas Destino, Jamaica Wedding Professionals Conference, Wedding & Romance Professionals Symposium, World Romance Travel Conference, etc.