WIPA Industry News

 by Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP
 Events of Distinction
 WIPA Founding President

Three WIPA Atlanta members are featured in the 5th edition of Southern Weddings magazine, which is on newsstands now. Lindsay Pitt with TOAST Events, Sharon Alexander with Sweet Sensations and Tamara Gollub with I Do Linens collaborated on a stunning “Pecan and Honey” themed shoot at Georgia’s Foxhall Farms.

Gloria Atherstone, Owner of I Do Venues is excited to announce an expansion of their services to include a new Rehearsal Dinner Directory, along with the launch of their design-focused I Do Venues e-Magazine in the New Year!

Andrea Borchers, Director of Business Development at Wine Country Party and Events, gave birth to Inez Luella Borchers on September 26, 2012!  Inez was warmly received at home by her father Scott, brother Malachi, and sister Desiree.  Congratulations Andrea!

Exquisite Events was invited to participate in the Women’s Expo at the LA Convention Center and showcase their design talents. They were given a 40×40 space to create three separate tablescapes for the holidays and display the latest trends in holiday entertaining.

Dani Lamas, Facility Rental Events Manager at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, had two recent weddings featured in Style Me Pretty – one appearing on October 26 and the other on November 7.

Congratulations to the following WIPA members who were nominated for Gala Awards by Special Events Magazine:

  • Joann Roth-Oseary, Someone’s in the Kitchen – Best Off-Premise Catered Event (2 nominations) and Best Fundraising Event
  • Joyce Scardina Becker, Events of Distinction – Best Wedding: Budget Under $1,000 Per Guest

Submittals for the Gala Awards went through rigorous judging by members of the Advisory Board to Special Events Magazine.  Judges included Pauline Parry, Owner of Good Gracious! Events and WIPA Immediate Past President and Carol Rosen, Owner of Party Designs by Carol and WIPA Director of Certification.



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