The Association of Bridal Consultants
Central Florida West Local Networking Group
invites you to join us
on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
networking & educational luncheon
Educational Program by Two Fabulous Professionals!
"A cure for Headshot-itus, a guide to a good business portrait"
by Jonathan Fanning
Jonathan Fanning is an award-winning photographic artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, his background includes studies in digital photography, business management and marketing. He was first introduced and developed a passion for photography in 2005 while in high school. In 2008, Jonathan graduated from Pinellas Technical Education Center and is currently attending USF St. Petersburg earning his degree in entrepreneurship with a minor in marketing. He competed in the 2008 SkillsUSA photography competition and was awarded first place in both regional and state and went on to win fifth place in the National competition in Kansas City. He has been among the TAPPA Top Ten Photographers for 2009 and has been nationally published. Before doing photography full-time he was a retouch artist for 5 years and has taught various workshops around the state of Florida. When Jonathan is not behind the camera he spends his time with his lovely fiancée Krystol. He enjoys brewing his own beer, hiking, biking, baseball and being outdoors. It is Jonathan’s passion to preserve memories to be passed on for generations and generations. His key to success is “at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.”
Tips and Tricks to Look Fabulous in 10 minutes or Less
By Michele Renee Zerda
Stylist and Hair and Make-up Guru
Michele Renee is the founder and an artist at Michele Renee The Studio. She is extremely proud that not only is she able to help make brides feel beautiful from the inside out on their wedding day, but she is also able to work with an amazing group of 30 Artist here in the Tampa Bay area and in Gainesville. Michele Renee is not only passionate about hair and makeup but she also is the cofounder of "I Do" Good Charity Group made up of wedding professional who want to do good. Michele Renee believes that hair and makeup is an art and a science and hopes her passion for it will help make her community a better place.
Location: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors!
Photography: Castorina Photography
Florals: Flowers by Jenny
Projector: Hearts Video
Linens: Connie Dublin Linens
If you need a vegan or gluten-free meal, or have a seafoord allergy, please contact one of us directly:
Brenna Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Somersall: email@example.com
10:45 to 11:15am – Registration open
11:00am – Networking
11:40am – Welcome / Sponsor recognition / Speaker introduced
11:50am – Educational Presentation
12:50pm – Closing announcements / Giveaway Drawings
1:00pm – Event Ends / Tour of Venue for those who wish
Come mix, mingle, and make new connections with Tampa Bay'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 for $399, AIRFARE INCLUDED!! 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 merry 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 Central Florida West brings this event to you.
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.