Member News – December 2021

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you’ll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way.

Berit Bizjak, Founder and Principal Photographer for her wedding photography business, Berit Bizjak Photography, was recently named one of the Best Wedding Photographers in New York by The World’s Best Wedding Photos Organization. Membership criteria includes: three plus years shooting as a full-time professional, 50 or more weddings as the lead photographer, 10 or more 5-star client reviews, An outstanding portfolio of artwork,  A distinctive style that sets your work apart, and A commitment to high-quality customer service. World’s Best Wedding Photos is the definitive guide to wedding photography. Every photo is carefully curated and every artist is extensively reviewed before they are accepted. With over 20 years invested in her craft, she works with many of NYC’s most prominent wedding designers and venues, and we are beyond honored to have her as a member of World’s Best Wedding Photos. Her clean, classic, and timeless approach appeals to clients and publications around the world because while trends may come and go, solid photography never goes out of style.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ is featured in a roundup of experts for Popped!’s article, ‘Holiday Proposals: How To Make Them Special.’ He also discusses ‘How Industry Referrals Can Be a Life Raft + How to Spread the Wealth’ on Catersource

Leah Weinberg of Color Pop Events chats with This Week In Weddings Podcast on a touchy subject, ‘Why is Everyone Being A D*&K Right Now.’ Leah also gives advice to The Knot on ‘How to Select a Wedding Venue You’ll Absolutely Love’ and how ‘Guests Behaving Badly is Never Your Fault’ on The Wedding Dish

Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media reveals ‘Three Surprising Marketing Transformations from COVID-19’ on Special Events and speaks to Confetti Hour Podcast on ‘What You Need To Track Success And How To Read The Data.’ 

Jennifer Taylor of Jen Taylor Consulting gives ‘The Secret to Turning Inquiries into Eager Clients’ on Catersource and ‘Why Outsourcing Is An Exercise In Self-Care’ on Wedding IQ.  She also shares ‘How to Stay On Top of the 8 Hats You Wear in Your Event Business’ on Special Events

Margaux Fraise of Harmony Creative Studio shares her expert advice on Special Events  on how to ‘Use Facebook Groups to Book More Couples.’

Elizabeth Sheils of Rock Paper Coin is named as part of ‘The 100 Most Influential People In The Events Industry’ on EventEx.  Elizabeth dives deep into how to ‘Kill It With Contracts: How to 

Streamline Your Sales Process for Everyone Involved’ on Catersource and ‘What To Do If You Want TO Enter A New Market In 2022’ on Nace

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting rounds up experts for her articles, ‘Chic Weather Backup Plans’  on WeddingChicks and ‘Managing the Wedding Boom + Planning: What You Need to Know’ on Southwest Wed.  She also makes an appearance on The Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast to chat ‘Trust and Longevity’ and shares the ‘4 Things Business Owners Love To Automate’ on Rising Tide Society.  

Rebecca Grant of New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination based out of Seattle, WA is a featured contributor to Eventpros.com article discussing what qualities she looks for in a vendor in order to consider them a “preferred” vendor.  She believes that networking in organizations, such as WIPA, is vital to growing your network of preferred vendors both locally and internationally.  

Are you sitting?  Because these Friar Tux features will sweep you off your feet.  Full of elegance and grace, this Wedding Sparrow editorial uses classic style in modern ways.  And nothing says classic and modern more than our Black Shawl Lapel Tuxedo that oozes main-character vibes for sure!  Then immerse yourself with this real wedding featured on Style Me Pretty with lovely personal touches and stylish color palette of dusty blues.   Experience how the groom’s Navy Shawl Lapel Tuxedo and groomsmen’s Navy Notch Lapel Suits pop against the softer tones of the wedding! Lastly, fly to Joshua Tree National Park with this bohemian-dream wedding in Hey Wedding Lady featuring a Rue de Seine gown and Friar Tux’s ever-charming Caramel Notch Lapel Suit.

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