South Florida

ABC September Meeting – Jewish and Interfaith Weddings

When:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 Southwest 5th Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/abc-september-meeting-jewish-and-interfaith-weddings-tickets-27636970924?aff=rss

Event Details:

Association of Bridal Consultants

South Florida Local Networking Group Meeting

Wednesday, September 28th

6:30 - 9:00 pm at

Brimstone

Join us for networking and education

Cantor Debbi Ballard will be speaking on Jewish and Interfaith Weddings

Today’s Jewish and Interfaith wedding is MUCH more than a chuppah and the Lord’s prayer!  The modern Jewish and Interfaith wedding family is multi-dimensional.  Blending the wedding of 2 people with very different faiths and ethnic origins can be confusing to say the least!

 As a leader and expert in the industry, Cantor Debbi will highlight the challenges we face as vendors serving this demographic, and explain how she uses tolerance, love, and humor to effectively serve the Jewish/Interfaith community. 

 As founder of the Jewish and Interfaith Wedding Institute, Cantor  Debbi will share her philosophy in educating vendors at the highest level to most effectively prepare them to serve this growing and diverse population.

Thank you to our sponsors!



If you have any questions, please contact:

Arlene Campos, Senior Co-Director, Arlenecreations@aol.com, 305-308-8775

Carmen Mesa, Florida State Manager, CarmenABCFL@gmail.com 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos or other fantastic Sandals Properties, Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing." 

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 3,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.




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ABC South Florida June Meeting

When:
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Carillon Miami Beach
6801 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/abc-south-florida-june-meeting-tickets-25930316274?aff=rss

Event Details:

The Association of Bridal Consultants 
South Florida Local Networking Group

invites you to join us on 

Wednesday, June 29th

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Carillon Hotel ~ 6801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Event Agenda: 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm – Registration/Networking - Cocktail Reception at the Ocean View Terrace

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm -  Property Tour 

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Educational Presentation in the Private Dining Room

Discounted parking:  $8.00

As our wedding season is winding down, what plans do you have in place to work on your business growth and keep top of mind during the summer months?  As we all know, social media is crucial..... Are you working it properly and consistently?  Are your website and blog updated?  Are you maximizing the internet to promote your business? 

Featured Speaker:  Heidi Richards Mooney

Heidi Richards Mooney is a serial entrepreneur, the author of a dozen books and a social media consultant and trainer. She helps small businesses owners make sense of social media, navigate the social web and learn which questions to ask to get their websites, blogs and profiles found online. As a Motivational Speaker Heidi shows audiences how to get their blog on, save time on social media and maximize the internet to promote their businesses.

In today’s society where technology is changing at the speed of light, social media has become an essential part of business success. With so many different social media platforms, its become increasingly difficult to know which one will be successful for your business.  To help you to decide which social media platform will be suitable for your business, Heidi will discuss the top 5+ social media channels, how they are best used, why they should matter to your business, including:

  • How to decide which channel(s) to participate in, and what to share on your best platform
  • How to Promote Your Social Media Channel to Find and Increase Your Audience/Prospects
  • How to Use Social Media to Become the Go-to Expert in Your Industry, Where Everybody Knows Your Name


Thank you to our Sponsors

If you have any questions, please contact:

Arlene Campos, Senior Co-Director, Arlene@Arlenescreationsinc.com

Carmen Mesa, Florida State Manager, CarmenABCFL@gmail.com or Carmen@CarmenMesaEvents.com

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

** Why yes, Dahling, it is easy to become an ABC member! **
Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person who makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors – and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like, oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos or other fantastic Sandals Properties, Plus the whole "We've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."It's a good thing." 


If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our meetings, we will waive the application fee! Just for you. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, we like you a whole lot!

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) is a professional organization for the wedding industry and has over 4,000 members – in 26 countries on six continents. ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. As a member, you can benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. Visit http://www.bridalassn.com for more info.


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ABC April Networking Meeting

When:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/abc-april-networking-meeting-tickets-24109367768?aff=rss

Event Details:

The Association of Bridal Consultants South Florida 

 

Invites you to join us on

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

From 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Bonaventure Resort and Spa

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  ~  Networking and Cocktail Hour

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  ~  Educational Presentation 

How do you solve your wedding Dilemmas? "Bring It to the Table" 

Open Forum Workshop - An opportunity to learn from the Pros and Peers on how to solve unusual wedding dilemmas. 

Thank You to our Sponsors!

** TICKET PRICING***

ABC Members Registration  - $15.00

Non-members Registration - $25.00

Late Registration/At Door -  Everyone  - $30.00

(At Door - Cash or Check payments only)

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and cannot be transferred**

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Arlene Campos, Co-Director ~ 305-308-8775

Joy Agness, Co-Director ~ 954-245-9978

Barbara (Bobbie) Outerino, Co-Director ~ 786-479-3220

Carmen Mesa, MBC ~ ABC Florida State Manager ~ 954-649-7441 ~ ABCSouthFL@gmail.com 


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ABC South Florida Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ABCSouthFL

State Web Page:  www.ABC-Florida.com

 

Curious about an ABC membership?

Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person that makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors, and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos, State and Annual Conferences at fabulous destinations including  the opportunity to mingle with Celebrity Wedding Professional Guest Speakers.... Plus the whole "we've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."it's a good thing". :)

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our monthly meetings, we will waive the application fee! 

  

 


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New Year! New You!

When:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Where:
Apeiro Kitchen & Bar Midtown
3252 Northeast 1st Avenue
#101
Miami, FL 33137

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-year-new-you-tickets-20649897399?aff=rss

Event Details:

Happy New Year! 


The Association of Bridal Consultants South Florida 


Invites you to join us on

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

From 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar Midtown Miami 

Networking, Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres 

Educational Presentation - ABCDs of image.  Appearance.  Behavior. Communication. Divine ID

Presented by Patricia Mills, Best Version Coach * Image Consultant

 

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar is a sleek and sophisticated new restaurant and event space from iconic restaurateur Burt Rapoport.Designed by Manhas Designs, one of the region’s leading restaurant & hospitality design firms, Apeiro encompasses more than 6,000 square feet with ample seating options available both indoor and outdoor including a wraparound terrace overlooking the busy streets of Midtown. The restaurant highlights a dynamic mix of traditional and modern design elements with hand-painted Mediterranean tile and solid wood, stained tabletops paired with sleek, contemporary white seating. A focal point to the restaurant’s design, the illuminated circular bar offers plenty of seating both inside and on the alfresco patio. Apeiro also features a private dining room that seats 30 that is perfect for hosting parties, corporate events and the like.

Educational Presentation:

ABCDs of image.  Appearance.  Behavior. Communication. Divine ID.


Speaker Bio:

Originally from Jamaica, Patricia Mills  is an "Image Consultant" and "Best Version Coach" who helps individuals become the best version of themselves they can be. A mother of three wonderful human beings, Patricia officially started her coaching & image consulting business in 2007 (even though she's been doing it unofficially for more than 20 years prior thereto), to help individuals deal with the sometimes overwhelming sadness and disappointment felt from non- achievement of dreams and disappointment in their appearance, among other things. 

Patricia's professional and personal mission is to help individuals rekindle their dreams, pursue them and live them; tell the truth to themselves; reconnect with their innate ability to release the genius residing within; and thrive in many aspects of life (health, love, family, career, finance, etc.). 

Prior to this, Patricia worked with the EU in Jamaica, in the Diplomatic Corp in London, various law firms in NYC, and spent approximately 20 years as a corporate trainer and workshop leader in boutique law firms in Miami. 

Today, Patricia spreads her message of empowerment through a wide range of coaching programs and services  such as  live domestic and international events, individual and group coaching, individual and group image workshops, virtual coaching courses, seminars and keynote speeches, etc.

Patricia is also an Advanced Color Consultant & Mary Kay BeautyConsultant; a Psych- K Facilitator; , a certified Life Coach;  and she is presently being certified in NLP.  Patricia studied Business at the College of Arts, Science & Technology.


"Honor things that count yet cannot be counted instead of those that can be counted, but really don't." (Pat Mills")

Thank you to our Sponsors

*** TICKET PRICING***

 ABC Members Registration  - $15.00

Non-members Registration - $25.00

Late Registration/At Door -  Everyone  - $30.00

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and cannot be transferred**

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!


 Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 Arlene Campos, Senior Co-Director ~ 305-308-8775

Jackie Mosley, Co-Director ~ 954-303-8099

Bobbie Outerino, Co-Director

Joy Agnes, Co-Director

Carmen Mesa, MBC ~ ABC Florida State Manager ~ 954-649-7441 ~ ABCSouthFL@gmail.com 

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ABC South Florida Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ABCSouthFL

State Web Page:  www.ABC-Florida.com

 

Curious about an ABC membership?

Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person that makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors, and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos, State and Annual Conferences at fabulous destinations including  the opportunity to mingle with Celebrity Wedding Professional Guest Speakers.... Plus the whole "we've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."it's a good thing". :)

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our monthly meetings, we will waive the $35 application fee! 







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ABC South Florida October Meeting – Connecting with Today’s Mobile Couples

When:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/abc-south-florida-october-meeting-connecting-with-todays-mobile-couples-tickets-18889449853?aff=rss

Event Details:

Join us on Wednesday, October 14



ABC South Florida Local Networking Group Meeting

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and educational presentation!

Discounted Parking Fee:  $5.00

Educational Presentation:

Connecting with Today’s Mobile Couples

In just 3 years, the number of couples planning their weddings on mobile has more than doubled.  Learn how mobile phones have become the center of a couples’ wedding planning universe and ways that you can improve your mobile website today.

Deliverables:

·      Mobile usage insights

·      Wedding planning on mobile

·      Mobile websites & Mobilegeddon: Why you should care

·      6 ways to improve your mobile website

Speaker Bio:

Tom Chelednik, Regional Sales Director at The Knot, has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. Tom has spent 7 years as Regional Sales Director of The Knot were he manages 15 states, 27 markets and Canada. Before Joining The Knot Tom spent 12 years in the world of Yellow Pages and was instrumental in helping design/create the first yellow pages online, SUPERPAGES.COM. Superpages became the industry standard for online directory advertising. Tom lives in Jensen Beach Florida, with his wife of 25 years and two children, Morgan and Noah.


                                 Thank You to our Sponsors!

 


*** TICKET PRICING***

ABC Members Registration  - $10.00

Non-members Registration - $15.00

Late Registration/At Door -  Everyone  - $20.00

(At Door - Cash or Check payments only)

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and cannot be transferred**

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Arlene Campos, Co-Director ~ 305-308-8775

Jackie Mosley, Co-Director ~ 954-303-8099

Carmen Mesa, MBC ~ ABC Florida State Manager ~ 954-649-7441 ~ ABCSouthFL@gmail.com

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ABC South Florida Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ABCSouthFL

State Web Page:  www.ABC-Florida.com

 

Curious about an ABC membership?

Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person that makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors, and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos, State and Annual Conferences at fabulous destinations including  the opportunity to mingle with Celebrity Wedding Professional Guest Speakers.... Plus the whole "we've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."it's a good thing". :)

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our monthly meetings, we will waive the application fee!

 

 


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Event Design Series Part 2 – ABC South FL September Meeting

When:
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Kovens Conference Center
3000 Northeast 151st Street
North Miami, FL 33181

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/event-design-series-part-2-abc-south-fl-september-meeting-tickets-18263427403?aff=rss

Event Details:

Join us on Wednesday, September 9th

ABC South Florida Local Networking Group Meeting


Event Design Series - Part 2

  • Current Trends and Inspirations
  • Unique Non-floral Centerpieces
  • Changing the Look with Draping and Lighting

 

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Networking, cocktails, food stations and educational presentation!

Free Parking

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

 

 *** TICKET PRICING***

 

ABC Members Registration  - $15.00

Non-members Registration - $25.00

Late Registration/At Door -  Everyone  - $30.00

(At Door - Cash or Check payments only)

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and cannot be transferred**

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

  Arlene Campos, Co-Director ~ 305-308-8775

Jackie Mosley, Co-Director ~ 954-303-8099

 Carmen Mesa, MBC ~ ABC Florida State Manager ~ 954-649-7441 ~ ABCSouthFL@gmail.com

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ABC South Florida Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ABCSouthFL

 

State Web Page:  www.ABC-Florida.com

 

Curious about an ABC membership?

Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person that makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors, and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos, State and Annual Conferences at fabulous destinations including  the opportunity to mingle with Celebrity Wedding Professional Guest Speakers.... Plus the whole "we've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."it's a good thing". :)

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our monthly meetings, we will waive the application fee!




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Speed Networking for Event Professionals

When:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Gallery of Amazing Things
481 South Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/speed-networking-for-event-professionals-tickets-17122865953?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

The Association of Bridal Consultants

South Florida 

 Invites You to a Fast Paced Networking Event

  Expand Your Professional Contacts

 

On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Gallery of Amazing Things

 

 

 Thank you to our Sponsors



*** TICKET PRICING***

 

ABC Members Registration  - $10.00

Non-members Registration - $20.00

Late Registration/At Door -  Everyone  - $25.00

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and cannot be transferred**

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

 Arlene Campos, Co-Director ~ 305-308-8775

Jackie Mosley, Co-Director ~ 954-303-8099

 Carmen Mesa, MBC ~ ABC Florida State Manager ~ 954-649-7441 ~ ABCSouthFL@gmail.com

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ABC South Florida Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ABCSouthFL

 

State Web Page:  www.ABC-Florida.com

 

Curious about an ABC membership?

Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person that makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors, and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos, State and Annual Conferences at fabulous destinations including  the opportunity to mingle with Celebrity Wedding Professional Guest Speakers.... Plus the whole "we've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."it's a good thing". :)

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our monthly meetings, we will waive the application fee!




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ABC April Meeting – Design: Transforming Spaces with Lighting and Draping

When:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://abcsouthflaprilmeeting.eventbrite.com/?aff=rss

Event Details:

Join us on Wednesday, April 8th

ABC April Local Networking Group Meeting

Design:  Transforming Spaces with Lighting and Draping

The right design elements can transform an ordinary space into a spectacular ambiance.

Our speakers will be showcasing new innovative products to create the desired mood for any event.

Learn about new and creative lighting and draping options. 


6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Networking, venue tours, tasty treats and educational presentation!

Self Parking or Valet Parking at discounted rate of $10.00

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 


*** TICKET PRICING***

 

ABC Members Registration  - $10.00

Non-members Registration - $20.00

Late Registration/At Door -  Everyone  - $25.00

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and cannot be transferred**

 

Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

 Arlene Campos, Co-Director ~ 305-308-8775

Jackie Mosley, Co-Director ~ 954-303-8099

 Carmen Mesa, MBC ~ ABC Florida State Manager ~ 954-649-7441 ~ ABCSouthFL@gmail.com

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ABC South Florida Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ABCSouthFL

 

State Web Page:  www.ABC-Florida.com

 

Curious about an ABC membership?

Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person that makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors, and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos, State and Annual Conferences at fabulous destinations including  the opportunity to mingle with Celebrity Wedding Professional Guest Speakers.... Plus the whole "we've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."it's a good thing". :)

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our monthly meetings, we will waive the application fee!




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3rd Annual IKEA Design Challenge

When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Where:
IKEA
151 NW 136th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33325

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://abcmarch2015ikeameeting.eventbrite.com/?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

We've had such an amazing time the past 2 years 

that ABC has teamed up with IKEA once again to bring you the

3rd Annual Wedding Trends Design Challenge.


Association of Bridal Consultants South Florida LNG

invites you to join us as we explore the endless

decor possibilities utilizing IKEA products

to create tabletop designs showcasing the

2015 Wedding Trends. 

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

151 NW 136 Avenue,

Sunrise, FL 33325

 

 SPACE IS LIMITED DUE TO ROOM CAPACITY!  REGISTER EARLY!

 

Timeline:

 

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 Check-in and Networking

Enjoy IKEA's famous Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, garden salad and soft drinks. 

Wine provided by ABC South Florida LNG

 

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 Wedding Trends Design Challenge & Judging

 

8:00 - 8:30 p.m.

 Announcement of winners and more Networking!!

 

 The winning team will be receiving a special gift!

 

Please follow IKEA @IKEA_Sunrise on Twitter!


 

CHECK OUT PHOTOS from the past 2 year's  DESIGN CHALLENGES

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.679014082137285.1073741836.177965598908805&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.495991180439577.115715.177965598908805&type=3

 

Come early to browse and stay late to shop!

 

 This event is open to all planners, and event industry professionals, members and non-members.

 

We hope to see you all there! And, bring your creative juices to inspire us all!!

 

*** TICKET PRICING***

 

ABC Members Early Registration  - $10.00

ABC Members Regulation Registration - $20.00

 

Non-members Early Registration - $20.00

Non-members Regular Registration - $30.00

 

Late Registration -  Everyone  - $35.00

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and cannot be transferred**

 

Thank you to our sponsors!


Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with South Florida's finest wedding and special event professionals! Bring plenty of business cards, because you won't want to miss this opportunity to grow your business!

 

Please feel free to contact your local ABC Co-Directors with any questions.

 Carmen Mesa, MBC ~ 954-649-7441 ~ ABCSouthFL@gmail.com

 Arlene Campos ~ 305-308-8775

Jackie Mosley ~ 954-303-8099

 

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ABC South Florida Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ABCSouthFL

 

State Web Page:  www.ABC-Florida.com

 

Curious about an ABC membership?

Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person that makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!

ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors, and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos, State and Annual Conferences at fabulous destinations including  the opportunity to mingle with Celebrity Wedding Professional Guest Speakers.... Plus the whole "we've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."it's a good thing". :)

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our monthly meetings, we will waive the application fee!








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ABC February Meeting – Business Sense for Wedding Professionals

When:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Where:
Woman's Club of Coconut Grove
2985 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133

Hosted By:
ABC South Florida Local Networking Group

Register for this event now at :
http://abc2015februarymtg.eventbrite.com/?aff=rss

Event Details:

Happy New Year!

Join us on Wednesday, February 11th

from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

as we present the first presentation in our series

Business Sense for Wedding Professionals

by our featured speaker

Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros

at the Women's Club of Coconut Grove

Timeline:

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres by S&J Catering

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Michelle Loretta is a consultant for small business owners and writes for the Sage Wedding Pros’ business blog {link to: www.sageweddingpros.com}. She blends her past as an accounting nerd, sales vixen, and stationery entrepreneur to help wedding pros better their businesses. Her particular strength is in financial analysis and strategy. She loves educating others on money matters and can help any business owner be more confident and intentional in their finance decisions.


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors

 

 

 

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and cannot be transferred**


Please feel free to contact us...

Carmen Mesa, South Florida Director / Advisor ~~ 954-649-7441

Arlene Campos, Co-Director ~~ 305-308-8775

Jackie Mosley, Co-Director ~~ 954-962-0979


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Curious about an ABC membership?

Whether you are a wedding planner, coordinator, consultant, designer, florist, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, baker, chocolatier, venue representative, caterer, jewelry designer, travel agent, hotel representative, officiant, hair & makeup artist, rental company, DJ, or even a person that makes little baby tuxedos for dogs...YOU can join the ABC!


ABC offers memberships to planners and to vendors, and yes, it is true, ABC members sometimes do get special little bonus treats like oh...an all inclusive trip to someplace lovely & exotic like Turks & Caicos, State and Annual Conferences at fabulous destinations including  the opportunity to mingle with Celebrity Wedding Professional Guest Speakers.... Plus the whole "we've been around since 1955 and are the largest and most respected bridal association in the WORLD" thing kinda helps! As the esteemed Martha would say..."it's a good thing". :)

If you sign up for membership while in attendance at one of our monthly meetings, we will waive the $35.00 application fee! 

Non-members may attend 2 meetings. Continued attendance will require membership as the education and networking offered at our meetings is one of the many member benefits of ABC.



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