WIPA Las Vegas at The Downtown Grand
Beautiful, natural table centerpieces by Floral 2000.

Beautiful, natural table centerpieces by Floral 2000.

What a way to welcome guest to our first WIPA Las Vegas event of the year!  As 2014 came to a close and our new, official board was sworn in for 2015, I have to say that I am consistently blown away, humbled, and inspired by the professionals that come together and dedicate their talents to create our WIPA Luncheons and Educational series.  

With The Downtown Grand as our host, guests were treated to a front row seat of just how much old Las Vegas has changed!  Champagne Creative provided the talent and entertainment which greeted guests as they entered to register.  Darling boys in tuxedo-cum-ballet tutus served as champagne stewards, which a living runway and champagne model treated guests to a spectacular photo opportunity.

Taryn Pollack, our speaker and WIPA member from Arizona, riffed off of the rejuvenation of Downtown Las Vegas, and shared the tools we all need to invigorate and inspire new life in our own businesses.  I found myself nodding throughout her speech, thinking to myself, "This chick gets it."  And honestly - this is what WIPA is about!  

Afterwards, the WIPA Las Vegas Board of Directors was officially sworn in by our National President, Kevin Dennis.  What an honor to stand up with (and for) such a great group and pledge to grow an organization I love so much!  Our group comes together, from one professional to another - with no ego, no competition, and no desire other than to inspire and elevate our partners in this crazy thing we call the wedding world. We just come together to teach and share and experience something magical!

And magical it was when we all left the Art Bar and Conference Room, traveling to the rooftop pool known as PICNIC.  Our sponsors truly outdid themselves, with Floral 2000 creating farmer's market inspired tables capes, PICNIC serving Mediterranean inspired salads and skewers, Sound Fusion offering kick-ass music, and the teams from Paper Flower Girls and Shutterbooth creating the coolest photo backdrop ever!  You have to see these photos...Not to mention out Memory Lane Cinema video as shot by DRONE!  Add some stunning linens by Creative Coverings, stationery by Annabelle's, and sugar cookies by Peridot Sweets...It was just a beautiful, wonderful day.

From the bottom of my heart, I could not thank everyone enough for coming out and showing their support.  Whether a board member, a sponsor, or an attendee, seeing our community together like this not only makes us better for the city and for one another; but it truly makes us better for for you, our couples!

Always...

 

WIPA Ambassadors from Champagne Creative.  

WIPA Ambassadors from Champagne Creative.  

Welcome to the Art Bar of the Downtown Grand.  

Welcome to the Art Bar of the Downtown Grand.  

What a welcome by Champagne Creative!

What a welcome by Champagne Creative!

Greeting visitors from our Arizona Chapter.

Greeting visitors from our Arizona Chapter.

Pretty People!  Peridot Sweets, RED Make Up, and Green Orchid Events.

Pretty People!  Peridot Sweets, RED Make Up, and Green Orchid Events.

Megan Payne of Make Up in the 702 was super excited to join us!

Megan Payne of Make Up in the 702 was super excited to join us!

Strike a pose!

Strike a pose!

Dennis Silknitter of the Four Seasons.

Dennis Silknitter of the Four Seasons.

National WIPA President Kevin Dennis with speaker Taryn Pollack. 

National WIPA President Kevin Dennis with speaker Taryn Pollack. 

Education at The Downtown Grand

Education at The Downtown Grand

I am always honored to introduce the program.

I am always honored to introduce the program.

Speaker Taryn Pollack of Arizona helped us rejuvenate our businesses.

Speaker Taryn Pollack of Arizona helped us rejuvenate our businesses.

We had a full house for speaker Taryn Pollack's presentation at the Downtown Grand!

We had a full house for speaker Taryn Pollack's presentation at the Downtown Grand!

WIPA Las vegas Board 2015

WIPA Las vegas Board 2015

Taking our vows....I mean, oath!

Taking our vows....I mean, oath!

PICNIC at the Downtown Grand.

PICNIC at the Downtown Grand.

Farmer's Market inspired tables cape by our friends and the very talented Floral 2000.

Farmer's Market inspired tables cape by our friends and the very talented Floral 2000.

Fruit & Flower Tables at PICNIC at The Downtown Grand.

Fruit & Flower Tables at PICNIC at The Downtown Grand.

Paper by Annabelle's.  

Paper by Annabelle's.  

Yum!  Mediterranean Platers by The Downtown Grand.

Yum!  Mediterranean Platers by The Downtown Grand.

WIPA Las vegas Board 2015

WIPA Las vegas Board 2015

WIPA Las vegas Board 2015.

WIPA Las vegas Board 2015.

Get in here, Taryn Pollack!  

Get in here, Taryn Pollack!  

Paper Flower Girls and Shutterbooth Fun!

Paper Flower Girls and Shutterbooth Fun!

Paper Flower Girls and Shutterbooth Fun!

Paper Flower Girls and Shutterbooth Fun!

Thank you to my partner, my love, and the man who makes it possible for me to lean it and serve on the board...Tony Fisher! And thank you Adam for getting a photo of he and I together!

Thank you to my partner, my love, and the man who makes it possible for me to lean it and serve on the board...Tony Fisher! And thank you Adam for getting a photo of he and I together!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Venue:  The Downtown Grand

Photography:  Adam Frazier Photography

Videography:  Memory Lane Video

Floral & Decor: Floral 2000

Entertainment:  Champagne Creative

DJ:  Sound Fusion Entertainment

Stationery:  Shop Annabelle's

Chair Rentals:  Kool Party Rentals

Linen Rentals:  Creative Coverings

Photo Booth:  ShutterBooth

Flower Wall/Photobooth Backdrop:  Paper Flower Girls

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.