Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Days Two + Three Highlights/Wrap Film ::
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I am really looking forward to speaking on March 1st at Event Solutions "Idea Factory" in Las Vegas at the brand new Cosmopolitan. Other wedding industry friends who will be participating as speakers include Preston Bailey, Marcy Blum, Sean Low and Todd Fiscus among a host of others.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
“China is by far the world’s largest wedding market, with approximately 10 million weddings a year, which is five times the number of weddings in the U.S.,” said David Liu, CEO and cofounder of The Knot Inc. “With the first generation of children from the One Child Policy marrying now, a wedding is a highly anticipated occasion for their parents and grandparents. This presents a huge opportunity in the China market, and our mission is to be the number one leader in bringing Chinese couples stylish inspirations, expert advice, and unique tools to help them plan their weddings and lives together.”
Chinese Wedding Industry Statistics
Ijie.com provides U.S.-based businesses an opportunity to align with a premium trusted brand and access to a huge untapped bridal market. As the first generation of children from the One Child Policy enters the average marrying age, young engaged Chinese couples wield unprecedented wedding budgets and are increasingly incorporating Western traditions into their wedding ceremonies.
- Wedding industry: $57 billion (400 billion RMB) (Source: China Wedding Industry Development Report)
- Average number of weddings: 10 million couples marry annually (Source: China Wedding Industry Development Report)
- Average wedding spend: $12,000 (80,000 RMB), excluding the cost of the wedding ring, attire and honeymoon (Source: China Wedding Industry Development Report)
- 80 percent of weddings combine Chinese-Western traditions (Source: National Committee of Chinese Wedding Service Industry)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I am honored to be a judge in the PDN (Photo District News) New School of Wedding Photography contest :: "Top Knots" -- I am passionate about great wedding photography and its importance to the wedding industry and really looking forward to this unique opportunity!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Pictured here at our "Island Paradise" collection dinner table on the beach at sunset with my dear friends Joann Delgin, Director of Weddings and Debbie White Director of Public Relations for Sandals & Beaches Resorts!
Here I am in a fabulous creme & gold Raj Tent with owner Maurice. I have always loved these gorgeous tents and was thrilled to get to finally see (& enjoy!) one in person!!
The specialty Raj tent on the lawn at The Grand Del Mar.
Enjoying an afternoon glass of wine with the fabulous Dez Patterson (one of our new engage!10 :: cayman islands friends), Pauline Parry (President of WIPA & owner of Good Gracious Events! in LA and an industry icon!) and Natasha Chornesky of WriteShot in Las Vegas and who gave a lovely introduction to my presentation.
With the fab Pauline Parry on one of the incredible staircases at The Grand Del Mar - what an enchanting resort...I can't wait to return!!!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
With the 'paint just dry' on engage!10 :: cayman islands (see below for the recap) we are already hard at work on details for our next event this fall...engage!10 :: the breakers!