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!
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?!?
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.
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.
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...