Engage13 - Let the adventure begin!

Greetings from Engage13!

This conference is dedicated to educating and inspiring luxury wedding planners and partners from around the globe. I wait and plan all year for this, and am both giddy and humbled at being able to emerge myself in such awesome company! I will try to tweet, blog, Instagram and Facebook as often as I can - there is certainly no shortage of inspiration! But I also want to be as present as possible, so I can soak in each moment and bring it back to you!

My adventure began on the way to the airport when I realized that I am grossly over weight...In luggage, not personally! I'm not surprised. I pack like Emelda Marcis on Safari! Southwest was kind enough to sell me a tote bag, and I was on my way!

Shoes!  I always pack more than a few pairs...And some Tom Ford perfume!

Shoes!  I always pack more than a few pairs...And some Tom Ford perfume!

Mrs. Angelica of Green Orchid Events is my travel partner, and she is happily pregnant! Last Engage it was me, this time it's her! What is it about us Vegas girls?!?

With fellow Las Vegas Wedding Planner Mrs. Angelica.  She was hiding a little baby bump under there.

With fellow Las Vegas Wedding Planner Mrs. Angelica.  She was hiding a little baby bump under there.

We arrived to find that Scottsdale is much warmer than our unseasonably cold Las Vegas. We peeled off our layers, poured ourselves into a cab, and arrived at the Montelucia in no time.

The Montelucia Christmas Tree greeted us on arrival. 

The Montelucia Christmas Tree greeted us on arrival. 

This hotel...This hotel! Oh my, do they do it right! I was checked in by a gentleman named Scott who hails from, wait for it, Las Vegas! It's true what they say...UNLV: you never leave Vegas! Charming Chad was our driver who took Angelica and I to our rooms. And what a room! It's huge, with a big, beautiful bed, an enormous bathroom, and an outside verandah with a plush recliner, chairs, and a mini table for dining al fresca! And the kicker is the couch...Red. Velvet. Plush...and MINE! All mine!

And magazines! Too many to count, and I am going to savour reading each one.

Just a little light reading - All the best wedding planning magazines!  

Just a little light reading - All the best wedding planning magazines!  

The Engage! welcome and check in room was just breathtaking! Chandeliers, stunning florals, mock-tinis and just about the cutest veggie set up I've ever seen!

The welcome tote didn't disappoint, the yummy snacks, super cool creature comforts and the signature pashmina, natch!

I cannot wait to share the inspirations, photos and stories with you. Follow my adventures here as the welcome session begins in 5...4...3...2...

Always...

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.

An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for The Engage Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more.  Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!

Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.