As wedding season winds down and the year comes to an end, I find myself looking back at 2015 and am oh so proud of the things that we have accomplished; the gorgeous weddings, the amazing new contacts that became friends, and all of the personal and professional growth that has taken place.
This year brings an end to my time as the Founding President of WIPA Las Vegas. WIPA, the Wedding Industry Professional Association, is the only non-profit organization which exists solely for the education and inspiration of luxury wedding professionals. Bringing this institution to Las Vegas, creating and developing the fellowship, and creating unique and engaging educational opportunities has been a passion and an obsession of mine for the last two years.
As with anything, I believe that you should end an experience with the same amount of love and passion that you begin it with. Having started our chapter at The Four Seasons Las Vegas with an all star team of creative partners, this was a tall order! But we got the gang back together again and together we headed to the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, and tapped the incomparable Cindy Novotny as our speaker for the WIPA Annual Gala of 2015.
As a long time fan of Cindy' unique persona as a Radical Mentor , and having had the opportunity to get to know her a bit on a personal level, this combination was the dream of all dreams. When Cindy speaks, the room listens. Her brand is funny, irreverent, and she's a straight talker who calls 'em like she sees 'em....
To my WIPA Family - past, present, and future - thank you for all you have done and all you will do. You are the custodians of the industry and market, and I will proudly participate as your Past President. Looking forward to seeing such great things from you all!
And to those who partnered on this, my Swan Song event....There are no words, just so much love!
Thank You To Our Partners & Friends
The Venue: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
Catering & Sales: Ali Murray
Director of Programs: Angelica McDonnell of Green Orchid Events
Floral & Decor: Naakiti Floral
Linens: Creative Coverings
Chargers: By Dzign
Photography: AltF Photography
Videography: Something New Films
Paper & Stationery: Shop Annabelle's
Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets
Gifting Sponsored by Alexis Bittar and Mary Kay
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.