ISES Chicago & Photo Op with Sasha Souza!

Yesterday I attended a fabulous Day of Education put together by ISES Chicago, and it featured SO many great speakers… I am excited to have some new ideas and inspiration to add to my arsenal! There’s so much to do, so little time, and just one little ME! The speakers and the topics they covered were: Keynote speaker and celebrity wedding planner, Sasha Souza, spoke about wedding design and emerging trends in event design and decor…

Zina Murray, owner of Logan Square Kitchen, spoke about how to plan greener, sustainable events… Custom garter designer, Julianne Smith, spoke about DIY public relations for our businesses… John Rudy from Classic Party Rental taught us how to gain trust and confidence in any meeting… Liene Stevens of Think Splendid and Blue Orchid Designs (who I met last year at her Blogging Bootcamp) shared her wealth of knowledge about blogging and social media… Sean Low, President of The Business of Being Creative, spoke about the fundamental considerations for all creative businesses…

AND we learned how to make a mojito, Carnivale style :)

I truly admire ALL of the speakers and follow many of them via their blogs and Twitter, but my little star struck moment happened when I met Sasha, planner/designer extraordinaire. Yay!

Sweetchic Events Sasha Souza
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She was also sweet enough to sign my copy of her book, Signature Sasha. According to my friend, I am such a “wedding planning geek” (but she meant that in the nicest of ways :)