New Members – August 2021

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for August 2021. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

ATLANTA

Rachel Clarke
Rachel May Photography
www.rachel.may.com
540.841.5344
South Carolina based wedding photographer who captures the natural essence of the day in a vibrant and joyful aesthetic.

Grier Donald
Spirited Event Group
www.spiritedeventgroup.com
205.482.2827
Spirited Event Group represents over 10 venues in the Atlanta Market as a venue representative to manage their private event sales.

Saphir Grici
Holy Crepe LLC
www.holycrepecatering.com
706.765.7087
Conceived in France, born in America, Holy Crepe creates bridges between cultures bringing together the French authenticity and the American audacity. Our crepes are the reflect of our philosophy of life

Ashley Strickland
Ashley Nicole Photography
www.ashleynicolephotos.com
404.994.1275
An Atlanta-based professional wedding photography company specializing in capturing the lives and love stories of couples who can’t get enough of each other!

CHICAGO

Jill Alali
Siblana Events
847.975.7299
Siblana Event Design is a premier, full-service event design and decor company specializing in custom conceptualization and ideation for all types of special occasions. We provide superior quality, original productions featuring artisanal floral design and one-of-a-kind touches personalized for each client. For the past six years, our team has delivered perfection to clients who wish to regale and amaze guests at their weddings, baby showers, galas, birthday parties, religious ceremonies and more.

Alexis Alvarez
BURST Event Company, LLC
www.burstweddings.com
224.548.6580
Planning a wedding sucks. We make it suck less. We plan weddings for all couples regardless of race, religious beliefs, gender, and sexual orientation.

Rehana Bhaiji
Siblana Events
www.siblanaevents.com
847.791.2208
Siblana Event Design is a premier, full-service event design and decor company specializing in custom conceptualization and ideation for all types of special occasions. We provide superior quality, original productions featuring artisanal floral design and one-of-a-kind touches personalized for each client. For the past six years, our team has delivered perfection to clients who wish to regale and amaze guests at their weddings, baby showers, galas, birthday parties, religious ceremonies and more.

Megan Estrada
NSWE Events
www.nsweevents.com
312.546.2360
North Shore Weddings and Events

Carolyn Flueckiger
LK Events
www.lkeventschicago.com
312.498.5365
LK Events is known for conceptualizing and producing exceptional events in Chicago and across the country. We have created a planning experience that is as thorough as it is seamless, bringing a customized and tailored planning experience to those who dream of an approachable, detail rich, timeless wedding celebration.

Lauren Rozum
LK Events
www.lkeventschicago.com
630.747.8688
LK Events is known for conceptualizing and producing exceptional events in Chicago and across the country. We have created a planning experience that is as thorough as it is seamless, bringing a customized and tailored planning experience to those who dream of an approachable, detail rich, timeless wedding celebration.

Beverly Saylor
BURST Event Company, LLC
www.burstweddings.com
630.803.3247
Planning a wedding sucks. We make it suck less. We plan weddings for all couples regardless of race, religious beliefs, gender, and sexual orientation.

Andrea Smith
Soiree Smith
www.soireesmith.com
847.242.1476
Soiree Smith is a planning company that serves Chicago’s North Shore community. We craft fully individualized events that maintain focus on our client’s experience and ensuring they feel like a guest at their own event.

COLORADO

Jacie Marguerite
Jacie Marguerite Fine Art Photographer
www.jaciemarguerite.com
719.244.1840
Wedding, Elopement, & Proposal Photographer

DALLAS

Laura Mayfield
Mayfield Events
www.mayfieldevents.com
940.781.5130
Wedding Planning & Floral Design

GRAND CIRCLE (FOUR CORNERS AREA)

Sam Barnes
Mountain Lodge Telluride
www.mountainlodgetelluride.com
970.369.6018
Mountain Lodge Telluride is a luxury condominium property in Telluride, Colorado with a scenic restaurant and outdoor venue.

Kaci Cole
Griz Entertainment
https://grizent.com/
9709850021
Live Music and DJ service providing quality entertainment around the Western Slope and beyond! DJ/EMCEE, Photo Booth, Lighting, and much more!

Kaitlyn James
Mountain Lodge Telluride
970.369.6017
Mountain Lodge Telluride is a luxury condominium property in Telluride Colorado with a scenic restaurant and outdoor venue.

IRELAND

Jennifer Murphy
Flowers by Moira
www.flowersbymoira.ie
18259948
Retail, Wedding & Event Floral Designers

NEW ORLEANS & GULF SOUTH

Gayla Jones
Gray Meetings & Events LLC dba Gray Gatherings
www.graygatherings.com
504.920.0972
Event planning and management firm, serving New Orleans, the MS Gulf Coast, and beyond.

NEW YORK

ESIRA CASTILLO
Grand Artistry Productions
www.grandartistryproductions.com
973.979.2899
GRAND ARTISTRY PRODUCTIONS specialize in theatrical entertainment that transport event guests to magical worlds. Our breathtaking performances masterfully employ artists, models, and specialized stagecraft to enrapture event guests with spectacular artistry. From bespoke costumes, choreography, music production, and props, we customize each element to bring the client’s vision and event themes to life.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA PANHANDLE

Brady Huf
Huf Wedding Films
www.hufweddingfilms.com
808.221.7273
Huf Wedding Films is a team of high EQ cinematographers who serve couples through capturing their wedding story on video.

Erika Smith
Indie Pearl Photography
www.indiepearl.com
850.819.4740
Wedding Photography

OTHER / AT LARGE

Claudia G. de Velasco
A Day To Remember
www.daytoremember.net
713.862.1751
National award-winning luxury event planning firm Event Management | Design | Destination Weddings + Events

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

JD Davidson
Status Beauty Agency
925.980.8479
Luxury Beauty Services

Kimberly Vaughan
International Wedding Festival
www.internationalweddingfestival.com
209.966.3890
A wedding show for everyone

SEATTLE

Clea Hersperger
Crimson Haze Event Lighting
www.crimson-haze.com
425.954.5451
Crimson Haze Event Lighting is Seattle Bride Magazine’s “Best of Bride” award winner for lighting and A/V services. They are Seattle’s highest-rated event lighting provider on Yelp, WeddingWire, and The Knot. Offering personalized luxury lighting and special effects, these friendly experts customize the ambiance for your unique vision, from the subtle to the spectacular.

Craig Slater
Bugsie Productions
www.bugsieproductions.com
206.931.9361
About  Bugsie Productions was started in 2001. An award winning DJ company that cares about our clients and has a reputation for excellence. Bugsie Productions will immerse your guests in beautiful music, controlled clear sound, tasteful guest interactions, and pack the dance floor with the ease and professionalism that only comes from experience.  We are professionally attired, charismatic, reliable, and insured. There is no need to feel overwhelmed and stressed.  With Bugsie Productions planning is easy.  You’ll find our approach is calming. You have the freedom to relax and experience the best day of your life. What makes us different from the rest is our ability to listen and take charge when the time is needed. We are not overbearing nor are we the center of attention!

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Megan Duffy
LA River Studios
www.voxproductions.com
310.320.4400
With over 15,000 square feet of historic, urban space, our stunning venue boasts wooded bow truss ceilings, exposed brick walls and a flexible floor plan tailorable to your wedding and special event dreams. LA River Studios is subtly placed along the Los Angeles River in the North East LA enclave, making it the perfect venue for artists and creatives alike. With indoor and outdoor theater-style seating options, two green-room suites, and a seating capacity of 250 with room for a dance floor, LA River Studios lets you dream big while maintaining the intimate aura you crave.

Tara Roberts
City Market Social House
www.citymarketsocialhouse.com
844.310.2674
CMSH is the only warehouse style facility in Los Angeles that is fully permitted as an event venue with permanent occupancy for up to 1,000 guests, and expanded capabilities to accommodate conferences up to 5,000.  Flanked by nine 16-foot roll up doors, the main studio is seamlessly converted from an interior hall to a 9,000 s.f. outdoor pavilion, with plenty of air flow and space for physical distancing.  The venue is ADA compliant and has 17 restrooms.  Designed and built by Live Event Industry veterans with ease of execution and maximum flexibility top of mind. Top notch production capabilities and a versatile, blank canvas design foundation allow for a customized experience that is unique to every event.

UTAH

Matt Evans
Timber Moose Lodge
timbermoose.com
801.679.6999
Timber Moose is the biggest log cabin in America, and hosts stunning mountain weddings with a jaw dropping lake and mountain ridge backdrop.

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