Network, Network, Network! I love networking events, they are a great way to meet new people and stay educated in the event industry. My first networking event was an Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) meeting on green weddings at the Buena Vista Palace. The guest speaker was Mark Kingsdorf who has been on Who’s Wedding is it Anyway? and is currently the ABC Florida state coordinator. The food was really good and all from local vendors. For starters there was a setting of bread rolls with butter, honey, and garlic which was a tasty combination. We had an appetizer of Tomato-Watermelon Gazpacho with Florida Blue Crab, the entree was Chicken with a Pepper Honey Glaze with vegetables, and for desert a Lemon Meringue Pie.
The most important aspect though was the information learned on green weddings! There was a lot of information so here are a couple f the ways to help make your wedding green.
- Luxury gowns can be green! To find a green wedding dress, avoid poly & poly blend gowns. Hemp and Bamboo material is available.
- For catering look for seasonal and locally grown food.
- Use 100% post consumer recycled materials with Soy based ink
- Use energy efficient lighting with LED lights
- If you simply want to give back with your wedding without worrying about if the things you like are green or not then you can always make a donation to offset your carbon footprint.
Stay tuned! More networking adventures to come!
Have any networking tips? I’d love to hear them!
This was such a fun birthday to be a part of! It was for Captain Anthony’s 4th birthday. Bonnie coordinated this event while I helped look into the little details such as linens, the colouring sheet place mats, and themed props. The party was held at the Disney Yacht Club which was a really great venue but the inside decor (walls and carpeting) was more of colonial American theme so we were a little concerned about how that would effect the overall theme. Here is the room BEFORE!
And AFTER! Our decor came to life and was the main focus so the original room decor wasn’t a problem!
We created a lot of personalized touches for this birthday party like the dress like a pirate station. I took Pirate Mickey logo I found and edited it so it only had one item on at a time for the sign.
I also took the same Pirate Mickey logo and added it to all of the eye patches and giveaway gifts.
And here are the awesome place mats I put together.
The food and cake were catered by the Disney team, they accommodated an orange ship/jello idea Bonnie found on pinterest.
Captain Anthony also had his own steering wheel for his seat but the icing on the cake for designing this party was the masts that Bonnie and her husband Paul created for the main table!
We were proud and excited to see our hard work put together and in place!
And what is a Pirate Mickey party without Pirate Mickey?
Overall the party went on without a hitch! Captain Anthony had a great time at his party, the greatest moment for me was when Pirate Mickey came in! Captain Anthony’s face lit up he was so excited and after hugging Mickey he immediately turned around ran back to his mom and gave her a big thank you hug!
What are your favorite moments at birthday parties?
The first full service wedding I worked with Mobella Events was a really great learning experience. Since I’ve only been an intern with Mobella for a couple of months now I didn’t work on the design or planning part of this particular wedding. I did however work the day of coordination. The wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Lake Mary Event Center, which is a beautiful venue. I loved the little details of this wedding, they used photos of the couple holding a number instead of traditional table numbers and they had a subtle but beautiful New Orleans theme.
The Kings Table!
The banquet rounds
and the cake table!
It was a long day working the full wedding but it was so much fun! I learned a lot from this wedding, setting up the ceremony and reception space (specifically setting up the table numbers, lanterns, tea candles, guest takeaway gifts, escort card table), getting the wedding party all lined up for both the ceremony and the reception for bridal party into, as well as the grand exit and efficient clean up after it all. It was a great experience, I’m look forward to the future weddings and events I get to be a part of! With wishes for the couple of a long and happy marriage!
What theme would you or did you have for your wedding?
Hooray! I’m a Senior at the University of Central Florida, an Event Management major, and I have less than a year left. Before the summer started, thinking about graduation made me anxious because I didn’t feel I was prepared enough to be out of school and in the professional world. Now I’m an intern at Mobella Events and although I’ve only been with them for two months I feel more confident that I am finally learning the things I need to to be fully ready for graduation. Here are the accounts of my life, what I am learning along the way and all the little things in between such as my dog (Henry), my baking, and decorating the house.
How did you prepare for life after college?