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OH and KY ABC/ISES Cincinnati Educational Conference

Kentucky Association of Bridal Consultants

OH and KY ABC/ISES Cincinnati Educational Conference

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Fri. night (April 9) reception, booksigning-guest $40.00 $1.99
Fri. night (April 9) reception, booksigning - member $25.00 $1.61
Sat. April 10 full day - member $125.00 $4.12
Sat. April 10 full day - guest $150.00 $4.74
Sat. April 10 full day after Mar. 31 - member $150.00 $4.74
Sat. April 10 full day after Mar. 31- guest $200.00 $5.99
Sat. April 10 half day $75.00 $2.87

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The Kentucky and Ohio Association of Bridal Consultants

and the Cincinnati ISES Chapter presents

"A Day of Education and Inspiration"

April 9th and 10th at the Cincinnati Netherland Hilton Plaza Hotel

Featured Speaker Sasha Souza, MBC

As a member of Modern Bride Magazine’s “Top 25 Trendsetters”, Sasha Souza is one of the premiere event designers and a top innovator in the wedding industry. She is one of only a handful of wedding designers who have been named a Master Bridal Consultant, the highest designation given by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Souza is the recipient of numerous awards including the Special Events Magazine Gala Award winner for “Best Dining Tabletop Design”, Event Solutions Magazine “Designer of the Year” and three ISES Westie Awards.  Souza’s first book Signature Sasha:  Magnificent Weddings by Design (Beaufort Books, January 2010 release) is a stunning, hard cover wedding design book featuring beautiful photography of all aspects of wedding design including never before seen Sasha Souza Events real weddings. A culmination of her many years as a top wedding designer, Signature Sasha:  Magnificent Weddings by Design provides brides, event planners and florists with unique wedding design inspiration and is the first book of its kind to offer details on event design ranging from color couture, to floral, to creating inspiration boards, and much more.


Saturday - A Day of Education and Inspiration

April 10, 2010 

8:00-9:00 a.m. registration/breakfast

9:00 a.m. ABC benefits

9:30 a.m. Sasha Souza

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Kevin Ford

2:00 p.m. Tonya Shadoan

3:00 p.m. Kathy Piech-Lukas

4:00 p.m.  Rue Reolo 

Industry Related Speakers:

Sasha Souza of Sasha Souza Events-

Stay up to date on the latest color and event design trends to wow your guests and take your events to the next level! Sasha Souza will walk you through what’s hot while providing you with approachable event designs to help make each of your events more successful.
•    EQUIP yourself with new ideas to help you design your next event in stunning style.
•    Be able to EDUCATE co-workers and clients about the upcoming trends in event design.
•    ENERGIZE by networking with fellow industry professionals.

Tonya Shadoan of Circle City Planners-

Taking the LEAP of FAITH and guiding your business to new heights.  Goal Setting and making things happen.  Before attendees leave they will have a full action plan ready to implement on Monday.
Growing up in a small town, Tonya J. Shadoan knew there was more in her direct future when she moved to Indianapolis in 1991.  Obtaining a Masters degree in Education and Theatre was just the first chapter in her life as she conducted Broadway productions for a local high school.  Later as her passion grew stronger, she took the leap to open her business Circle City Planners.  Today, Tonya has found her true calling in life by teaching wedding planners across the country to pursue their dreams.  Almost nine years in the wedding business gave Tonya the hands-on training she needed to launch several divisions of her thriving company in 2009.  It was a natural progression for her to take her signature-style and create a coaching program for planners across the nation.
Tonya J. Shadoan is known as a “wedding expert” on local and national levels.  She recently was asked to speak at the national conference for the Association of Bridal Consultants.  Tonya is currently a Professional Bridal Consultant, a distinguished member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and a member of International Special Event Society (ISES) where her company won BEST CREATIVE LOGISTICS 2008. Her company has been voted “Best Wedding Planner” in Indianapolis by the community, three years in a row.  
Tonya is dedicated to the wedding industry and planner education, but more importantly she is dedicated to the community and her passion for living live to the fullest.


Kevin Ford of Ford-Ellington Wedding & Event Design-


Kathy Piech-Lukas of Your Dream Day

Apprentices & Consultants a Match Made in Planning-Learn about how an internship can help both of you develop as professionals and to help grow your business(es). The Association of Bridal Consultants is in the process of developing a national apprenticeship program, and this is your chance to see what elements make a good apprenticeship program, both for the novice and the consultant level member. 

Plus an informal modeling sesson with Bella Donna.



Registration & Payment Members ABC/ISES: $150 Guests: $200

Half day only morning session with Sasha Souza only…$75  

includes breakfast, lunch and book signing.



Friday Evening Reception & Book Signing  

   April 9, 2010 7-9 p.m. in the Pavillion Ballroom.

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

All ABC, ISES and Guests invited!


Registration & Payment $40


Novice Training Class-Register Separately

Joyce Smith is Conducting a Novice Training

Friday, April 9, 2010 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Rue Reolon.

(Fulfills a requirement for advancing to consultant level within ABC’s point system)


Registration & Payment Members: $150   Guests: $175

Mail registration and check for Novice Training Class directly to Joyce. 

Checks made payable Weddings Unlimited, Inc.

PO Box 40869 CIncinnati OH,  45240

Fee includes: continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon break snack & materials.  


Hotel Reservations:

Hilton Netherland Plaza 

35 West Fifth St. Cincinnati, OH 45202  

513-421-9100        $99 (single) ABC 




Joyce - joyce@weddingsunltd.com   

Elisa - elisa@elegant-events.com

Details will be added as we finalize them.


Hosted by Joyce Smith, MBC and ABC Ohio State Coodinator along with

Elisa MacKenzie, MBC,CSEP and the ABC Kentucky State Coordinator


Have questions about OH and KY ABC/ISES Cincinnati Educational Conference? Contact Kentucky Association of Bridal Consultants


Cincinnati Netherland Hilton Plaza
35 West 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Kentucky Association of Bridal Consultants

www.abcky.com > A group of wedding professionals in the state of Kentucky that work together to increase awareness of the wedding industry and improve the professionalism of it's members through education and networking.  

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