PRESENTERS & MENTORS
At Inspire, we bring together some of the most sought after industry experts. 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 for their styled shoot workshop--though these relationships are sure to last well beyond Inspire!.
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.)
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 has been a repeat presenter at Inspire, providing attendees with insights social media marketing; especially as it relates to video, which is a key medium for design visuals. At the next Inspire, in addition to leading various floral workshops as attendees try their hand at making bouquets and centerpieces, CeCe will be a Design Mentor to our lucky attendees!
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.
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
Jaime Kostechko is the Creative Director of Wild Heart Events. Wild Heart Events is a creative event design, styling and coordination team specializing in trendy and unique weddings, inspired by bohemian chic and urban punk. Her passion for color and pattern is featured in publications and blogs such as Domino, Loverly, Popsugar, Green Wedding Shoes and 100 Layer Cake. Wild Heart Events is the curator of The Jam Event, an annual showcase to highlight the trends and top professionals in Central California. Jaime will be addressing the topic of defining your niche and representing your brand as well as ways to expand your brand and market your business.