Daily Archives: Monday, May 7, 2012

ISS Experience NC Recap

Inspire Smart Success  “Experience” came to Durham, North Carolina, a couple weeks ago, and Southern Bride & Groom’s Jenna Olender had the pleasure of attending the event.

ISS is an event industry resource, including a magazine, mentoring programs, and the “Experience” seminars that travel the nation. The event is framed to inspire, educate and connect wedding business professionals. The event kicked off with a cocktail party in which The Cotton Room was decorated beautifully by a team of Triangle wedding vendors, led by Erin McLean Events. Throughout the event, attendees were fed delicious food by Triangle Catering. Other local sponsors & contributors included The English Garden, Heart Stone Films, MakeUpForYourDay, Joe Bunn DJ, Tesh Parekh Live Painting, Ice Occassions, Vesic Photography, The Green Kangaroo, CE Rental, and Party N’ Post.

The nontraditional seminar consisted of presentations and live interviews/group discussions with prominent national event professionals, including ISS Founder Stacie Francombe, Design Superstar Preston Bailey, Weddings Unveiled Editor Brooke Thomas, and Celebrity Cake Designer Jay Qualls.

Although we at SB&G focus on the local event business, we follow national trends so that we can share them with our family of vendors and brides. This was a unique look into the mind’s of some of the national wedding business’ forefront movers and shakers.

One thing that stood out was something that Preston Bailey said on his success, “I surround myself with people who teach me things, and who inspire me.”

This is a fabulous way both to live life and approach your career. At SB&G, we live by that principle; we are very lucky to work with such amazing event professionals, and are always continuing to be amazed and inspired by our fabulous group of wedding associates!