NEAWP March Meeting: Shameless Plug Revisited!

Special shameless plugs to our March Meeting Sponsors:  NXNW, Michelle’s Patisserie, Just ‘n Roses Wedding Floral & Premiere Party Central!  We love our sponsors & you should too!

Here to refresh your memory

  • Kerri Parker is now with the AT & T Executive Hotel & Conference Center.  And, she doesn’t have a non-compete–Bring it on!
  • Brooke Greer of Olive & June bragged about the specialty cocktails at the restaurant.  But, she had me at Peanut Butter Pancetta
  • Lori Schneider of The Cupcake Bar brought yummies (sample toppings you can have on  your Cupcake Bar)!  What better plug is there?
  • Michele Schwartz of The Modern Jewish Wedding Blog thanked everyone for helping in the AJA Academy Gala.  Look for the printed pictures in the 2013 E-Zine in September.
  • Myra of Word of Mouth Catering, “Shakes ‘n Bakes”
  • Kristen Morado, ILD Lighting, new advanced technology Pin Spots that you have to see to believe!  They’re pretty #@!! awesome!
  • Brooke Robbins, Hill Country Event Rentals is here to make it right, make it work and make YOU look good!  Sounds good to me!
  • Angel Carter, My Fairy Godmother Events, loves her vendors!
  • Andy Sams, Andy Sams Photography, mic check please! Can he be one of the girls?
  • Laura Beth Williams, Texas Belles, Get this girl a job!
  • Jack Marino, Traveling Photo Booth, Call him, “Just Jack!” & In case you’re wondering what makes Traveling Photo Booth different?  It’s retrofitted.
  • Jean Marie, Fogo de Chow, did you know they have a FABULOUS upstairs private patio?  Well, you should we had our December meeting there.  They have a promotion on:  book an event get some gift cards!
  • Amanda & Scott from the Driskill (AKA The Driskill now a Hyatt Property)!  Yea, they got 2 minutes to tell us the big news!
  • Jenny Frahm, Top Shelf Designated Driver Service, Need we say more?  Their # is 765-MYDD
  • Emily Horvath, Emily’s Events is now Prim-Ezee Catering!  Whoot Whoot!
  • Pat Ott, was a guest of Just ‘n Roses Wedding Floral and we were glad to have her.  
  • Juliana Ross, The Allan House, They’re 130 & just gave birth to a brand new website.  Mazel Tov!  And, they have a new baby barn venue coming to S. Austin later this year.
  • Michelle Doyon, Michelle’s Patisseries, 10 years in business and she celebrated by bringing us cake balls!  She’s adding a shopping cart to her website, so, we can order online and get rewards for it too!
  • Sean Leahy, Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures, Order Ice he’s a new dad!  Plus, he’s an all around good guy–he raised over $500 by taking the polar plunge to help Juvenile Diabetes.  Plus, he won the NEAWP vendor of the year award!
  • Todd Darby, Say Cheese Photo Booth, he has 16 self-built booths and they now have video.  Plus, you can download to smug mug automagically!
  • Nestecha Cisneros, Just ‘n Roses Wedding Floral, she’s taking a class from Preston Bailey!
  • Mona Lisa Brock is back and better than ever, now that she’s at Travassa an experiential spa overlooking the lake.  She’s convinced them to do weddings–so, she’s up for negotiation!  Do I hear an NEAWP board retreat coming on?
  • Deidre Brown, Detailed Weddings & Events, tried to get out of shamelessly plugging herself.  But, we love her and made her get on stage and share her fabulous self with us.  She loves us all anyway!
  • Barbara, Barbara’s Brides, even took off her sunglasses to smile at all of us!  It was fabulous to see her–eyes and all!  Did you know she has her vendors backs?  She even makes sure they get fed.  Three cheers for getting fed!
  • Stacey Lee,, has vacation rental properties, wedding groups, small ceremonies & she’s a newly engaged NEAWP member.  Don’t accost her!
  • Cindy Gonazlez just hosted her first wedding expo.  Once Upon A Wedding!
  • Arrington Grawunder, Uptown Valet & Transportation, is getting married in May.  We decided for that month we’ll pass the pig for him!  (LOL!)
  • Melissa Ligeza is rebranding her business to Bella’s Beauties.  If she can make me look fabulous–she can do anything!
  • Samantha Schoen, is a brand new member, from Balcones Springs Venue.  250 acres on Lake Travis.  Guests can utilize the full summer camp activities.  Do I hear a second for our Summer Olympics there?
  • Dory West, Terradorna, come and see the newest indoor & outdoor accommodations.
  • Denise Streuseloff, she plans meetings for lawyers, so she wants to have fun on  her weekends and plan weddings?  If you have fun clients she’s your girl!  If you have lawyers for clients–not so much.
  • Liz Baughier, of Elizabeth Jayne Photography, is back and better than ever!  She’s focused on her love of wedding photography and plans to take us along for her and exciting plans.
  • Kathi Thomas, Kathi Thomas Designs, her niche is a limited number of events using her ecological sensibilities and helping to make her events green (not the color–the other kind).
  • Ruth Weinheimer, Fluerish Austin, She’s getting married and her last name is going to be Walsh.  Her outfit was super cool and sponsored by White House/Black Market.  When she’s doing her versatile floral design she dresses for the occasion.
  • Bethany Ferguson, Loxodona Events, Did I spell that right Bethany?  She is celebrating 3 years in business and just rebranded.  She’s the elephant in the room–that’s a complement.
  • Beth Kuhn, The Wedding Guide & Bridal Extravganza, her shamless plug is all about how she can help us plug ourselves and reach our clients.  There were 1500 brides at the February show!  WOWSA!
  • Jess Simpson, Word of Mouth Catering, Her passion is food!  (So, it’s good that she works at WOM) & she has a gluten/dairy free blog.  She said Fresh has a black heart for making her speak in front of everyone at her very first meeting–but, she was fine!
  • Satori is with Blueprint Events. providing destination wedding services in Europe, Latin America & Caribbean.  They create a “Blueprint” of a moment in your life!
  • Carrie Ryan, Sweet Louise Photography, takes good pictures!
  • Mary Baird-Wilcock, The Simplifiers, you should refer your non-traditional, roller-derby, tattoed clients to her for her amazing non-traditional events.  Or, your SXSW events cause she does a bang up job with those too.  Also, she’s going to test for her CSEP next month and she’s moving her office and her home too.
  • Matthew Johnson, Matthew Johnson Studios, is transitioning from digital to film based.  He has an amazing give away going for a destination client between now and April 15.  All the couple will pay for is his travel!  Why?  He wants to do more destination weddings!
  • Mary Grace Mooney, another new member from Judge’s Hill, which won’t be Judge’s Hill for much longer.  They have new ownership and new plans for their boutique hotel and it’s going to be a killer venue by the end of this year.  Call her for your site visit.
  • Katherine McCommon, ILD Lighting, ILD is going to be an app for your smart phone!  How cool is that?  In case you don’t want to order your lighting from your phone, you can get it from PPC instead.  But, when you use ILD, and Katherine uses Facebook, you’ll get tagged with those pretty pictures and they will send traffic to your website.
  • Susan Wolfer is a photographic storyteller.  She shoots people.  She said it I didn’t!
  • Jean Warner, Texas Heritage Society, my notes say German freescale, but, I’m not sure why?  Jean, leave a comment and remind us!
  • Aaron Farmer, Realtor!  After they get married–comes The Nest.  Let him help your clients find the perfect one.
  • Emily Pratte, new member of The Simplifiers team, she gave us a haiku: Unique Brides to Be? Let us Simplify Your Life.  We Love Our Vendors
  • Caitlin Leach, from Voka, Austin’s newest Co-Working & Event Space.  It’s super cool & Reasonably Priced!
  • Beth, The Flower Studio.  Did you know she’s a flower nerd?  She is.  Which is a good thing if you want good wedding florals.  But, she won’t act nerdy when meeting with your clients in the brand new bridal lounge.  Also, call her to find out the floral trends that are coming–she will look into her crystal ball and forecast them.
  • Natalie Schlinng, Barbara’s Brides, she’s being kicked out of the nest!  She’s apparently too good to remain an intern her whole career.  So, let’s find her a paying job.  Barbara highly recommends her.
  • Uma Sanghvi, used to take photos for National Geographic, since she has a Master’s in Photojournalism.  Now she wants to shoot happy occasions, like weddings!  We can all help her–plus, she’s new to Austin.  So, let’s show her our Texas Hospitality!
  • Nick Streeby, Texas Poker Supply.  He got up to speak without spinach in his teeth.  (I just made a rhyme!)  He builds his casino tables!  They are authentic.  He also has showgirls, fire dancers and eaters and stilt walkers!  Let’s have a Par-TY!
  • Freshly, He sits on every committee for NEAWP!  To fix his hair the day of the meeting he used a flat iron, blow dryer, styling gel and hairspray.  Maybe instead of being a wedding planner, caterer or social media nerd he’ll do our hair?


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