Our Designers are some of the most successful and sought-after wedding designers on the continent. Our attendees will have the opportunity to meet and chat with them one-on-one in small groups where they can ask detailed questions and share experiences and concerns with the best of the best. In addition, each attendee will be assigned one of our amazing designers to be their personal mentor throughout the experience--though these relationships are sure to last well beyond the workshop.
Elly B is a planning and design firm that specializes in creating each event unique to our clients. We enjoy each and every detail from the single teardrop that falls from your fiancé’s eye to the laughter created from the blending of two families to the opportunity to color outside of the lines for our birthday parties and other social events. We currently hold offices in Atlanta, Georgia as well as New York, New York.
Joy Proctor started Joy Proctor Design (formerly known as Joy de Vivre) in 1997 and has since planned and designed over 400 events from California to New York, Bali to Italy. Her work has been featured on the cover of the Style Me Pretty book as well as numerous magazines and blogs around the world.
Joys design aesthetic is a combination of elegant and romantic paired with organic, lush and global influences. She loves aged woods and metals, fluffy garden roses, Anthropologie, sushi, Africa, champagne, family, travel, good people, great music and life (not necessarily in that order.)
Cynthia Martyn is Canada's premier luxury event planner and Edit-in-Chief of the Smitten Magazine. Cynthia Martyn Fine Events is an award-winning, full-service wedding and event management and production company based in Toronto, Canada. They specialize in crafting beautifully styled and executed fine art weddings. Since 2004, they have produced over 300+ spectacular events, and become widely respected for their creative approach to design and comprehensive planning services.
In addition to all the great presentations by our Lead Designers, we will have several presentations and workshops intended to instruct and inspire attendees, in a variety of areas.
Lulu is the creator of the INSPIRE Design Workshop and owner of Weddings By lulu in New Orleans, where she specializes in destination weddings at home and abroad. Lulu will share insights into how to maximize the added value of design, as a part of planning services, as well as practical tips for a system of presenting & selling your designs.
Christie "CeCe Todd
Self proclaimed queen of pink, CeCe Todd is an award winning and renowned floral designer, pink enthusiast, and third generation entrepreneur. Her company, CeCe Designs, has enjoyed features with Style Me Pretty, Southern Bride, and Magnolia Rouge among others. Fully immersed in the events industry, she also runs CeCe Decor, a sister company that specializes in prop rentals and decor, and is a co-owner of Create, a luxury collaborative workspace that brings together creatives in the wedding industry.
CeCe will be a repeat presenter at Inspire, providing attendees with insights social media marketing; especially as t relates to video, which is a key medium for design visuals. CeCe will also lead various floral workshops as attendees try their hand at constructing and desigin bouquets and centerepieces.
Bonnie is a creative and design-savvy artist with a sharp business sense. After starting her career in Manhattan's interior design industry, Bonnie decided to leave the 9-5 grind and long commute behind and open Bonnie Bryant Creative in 2016. She will lead our attendees in a hands-on sketch workshop, so they'll be equipped with the skills to sketch their designs--an awesome way to sell reception looks to clients and relay ideas to their design team.
Nothing fires me up more than working with a client to elevate her brand so she can create the life she's always dreamed of. I run on coffee and puppy kisses and believe that one person can give life to creating change.
I live for making the world a prettier place with heartfelt conversations and random acts of kindness...and, of course, a curated Instagram feed!
You may recognize me from Instagram, or you may have seen my new TV series, the Lifestyle & Fashion Guide with The Caroline Doll, on Virginia This Morning. As a brand influencer, I strategically partner with fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands that I am truly passionate about.
I believe that every day is a celebration and I live by my business slogan, Champagne Is Always The Answer®! Let's be honest, this doll loves to party pretty! #dollspartypretty