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Engage 11 Wedding Summit San Diego – Day 3 “The Finale”

Day 3 started with a yummy breakfast buffet of of crepes, exotic fruits and all kinds of heavenly pastries! What a great way to start the day!

Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.

We have been terribly spoilt for the choices in the number of informational and inspirational sessions that have been arranged for us on the last day of Engage11 San Diego.

Our first session is a Media Panel hosted by my friend and very inspiring Michelle Rago, who did an outstanding and job and gave such insight into understanding all the aspects of how to get the best media for your business.

Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.

The panel consisted of Jill Meister of Meister Innovative Consulting; Christy Weber of Junebug Weddings, Marilyn Oliveria of Inside Weddings;  Susan Moynihan of Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Angela Desveaux of WedLuxe and Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty!  There was nothing missing… the best magazines, television and blog media all on one stage giving incredible insight, and the sentence of the day was “for sure, you won’t get published, if you don’t submit”.

Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.

Sean Low, always so powerful with keeping us be true to ourselves as artists in the business we are in.  Not always an easy feat, but his message is always so clear.

Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.

A delight for me personally was attending the session with Jasmine Star, Harmony Walton and Lara Casey. I learned so much and these ladies know about media, and what it takes to get your message out in the wedding world.  I was very enlightened by their presentations and handouts.

Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.

I got to see the effervescent Diane Valentine — what energy and charisma. She told it like it is! Just check out her outfit, she is a trail blazer!

Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.

A stunning gala, seated with fantastic people, had to be the perfect ending to this incredible summit!  The photos will speak for themselves, the setting fantabulous…the energy levels and joy permeating…. A great time was had by all. The photos speak for themselves… Mindy Weiss (the ultimate planner), Lehr & Black (the paper extraordinaire), Revelry Design (all the design details), Mark’s Garden (the floral genius), and West Coast Music (a band like no others) created an evening to remember! All the pretty details…

Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.

Some photos of the After Party!

Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
Photo by: Mel Barlow and Co.
with the fantabulous Diann Valentine


Engage 11: Grand Del Mar // Wrap Film from Cloud Nine Creative on Vimeo.

Now, its time to plan Engage11 Cayman, November 14 to 17….

All Photos except last three are by: Mel Barlow and Co.

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