Photo :: JK Photography
I had the best time! I was honored and humbled to speak at Eventology this year in Indianapolis, IN. Planned by Katasha Butler of K. Sherrie + Co, I was able to speak alongside two women who I am so proud to call colleagues, but also lovingly call them friends: Saundra Hadley of Planning…Forever Events and Liene Stevens of The Smart Planner. It was really great to see Katasha’s vision come to fruition and to see so many planners and professionals reap the benefit of that vision in so many different ways.
It was really great to come face to face with so many people that I have interacted with for literally years. To wrap your arms around some brilliant colleagues that you have laughed, cried and vented with was awesome. Bill from Fabulous Events designed beautiful tables in some of my favorite colors—hot pink, tangerine and black, with the help of Deborah of A Bride’s Florist.?? Eventology was special because of the mutual respect of all the attendees for each other and the speakers. It was great to get instant feedback, stories, and experiences of others during our time together. Having attendees that came from across the country, it was interesting to see different methods of action, experiences and ideas. Even as a speaker, I had an opportunity to learn so much from and through everyone, and am grateful to all of those that attended.
We were treated to a cocktail hour at the Omni Severin and a party at Club Six’s Milk Bar. I didn’t get to stay long at the Milk Bar, as I wanted to be bright eyed and bushy-tailed to speak the following day, but the atmosphere was gorgeous. Big snaps to la trabajadora, Eliana of By Your Side Events, who was able to get us some Nuvo for the party at Club Six.
There are great pictures every where on the net—the event’s official photographer, Jennifer Badalamenti of JK photography shared hers here, a recap from my fellow speaker, wedding planner sales genius (and friend) Saundra Hadley, Latrice of Opulent Events shared her experience, as did Aletha of Pearls Events, i do Signature Events, April Foster (finally, so happy to meet another glamazon like myself!) recapped, Amanda from Bliss Events was gracious enough to do a recap as well.
And of course…here are my not so official pictures…you know, where the party really is…
Le’Trice and Charles Penn of Le’Penn Designs
Precious & Charles
Candice & Eliana
My two home skillets: Jennifer of A Regal Affair and Saundra
Le’Trice and my Engage!09 roomate, Monica of The White Box
Liene of The Smart Planner playing dress up. This was fun.
Everyone’s fabulous shoes—and me with my new couture line for the Spring a la “Huck Finn”. In other words, I’m the one with the bare foot.
Liene and Ali Phillips (I SO heart her) of Engaging Events by Ali
We found a greasy spoon to eat at….Somebody bring me something deep friend and smothered in chocolate!
On the escalator after dinner
A big fat bowl of icing from Cinnabon. I believe that is all that needs to be said. Let us bask in its glory.
We were all taking bets on whether the flowers on the balcony were real.
Liene and Monica
Jen, me, Andria, Kelly, Saundra, and Katasha of K. Sherrie + Co., and also the innovator of Eventology.
Saundra being an OG. Katasha, visibly impressed.
Kelly tells the BEST stories. Period.
As you can see, we had an AWESOME time! I can’t thank all of the attendees for listening to us and teaching us as well! I truly look forward to see what opportunities and experiences open up for Eventology next year!
Next Up—Engage 09 in Grand Cayman in June!!