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.”
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.
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, 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.