Toss The Bouquet 2014 – Trump Hotel Chicago
The 2nd annual Toss The Bouquet wedding + event conference in Chicago! This year’s conference was held at the luxurious Trump Hotel Chicago! It was an amazing day of education + networking – I’m thankful to have been apart of it all and to have met so many great wedding industry professionals! If you want to see more photos from the event…search #TTBevent on Twitter, Instagram + Facebook!
Marcy Blum from Marcy Blum Associates
Toss The Bouquet Speakers:
Amy Allen from Modern Luxury: Chicago Social Brides – Amy Zaroff from Amy Zaroff Events + Design – Anja Winikka from TheKnot.com – Bernadette Smith from Gay Wedding Institute – Brian Worley from YourBASH! Event Production – Heather Arak Kanofsky & Susan Turnock from Gifts for the Good Life – Kelly Simants from Sage Wedding Pros & Sweet Pea Events – Kirsten Palladino from EquallyWed.com & Atlanta Gay Weddings – Paige Chenault from The Birthday Party Project & Paige Chenault Events – Xochitl Gonzalez from AaB Creates
Founder & Host
Toss The Bouquet Partners
CS Brides – Trump Hotel Chicago – Stationery: Courtney Callahan – Florals: Hello Darling – Photographer: Nakai Photography – Videography: Poetic Productions – Photobooth: Open by Shutterbooth – Furniture: Tablescapes – Linens: BBJ Linens – Drapery & Lighting: Art of Imagination
Toss The Bouquet Swag – Love the gold covered notebook & USB charger!
Florals: Hello Darling
Stationery by Courtney Callahan
The pastries from our Trump breakfast buffet! Not to mention the delicious fruit spread, eggs, bacon, toast, etc!
Colm O’Callaghan – The Vice President and Managing Director at the Trump Hotel Chicago welcomed us all!
Our Host Beth Bernstein from SQN Events started our day!
Amy Zaroff from Amy Zaroff Events + Design
Bernadette Smith from Gay Wedding Institute
Heather Arak Kanofsky & Susan Turnock from Gifts for the Good Life
After an wonderful lunch spread, I may have had a couple of these cute little yogurt & berry cups for dessert!
Keynote Speaker: Marcy Blum from Marcy Blum Associates
Brian Worley from YourBASH! Event Production
Media Panel Moderator: Alicia Caldecott from A Day in May Events
We took a quick break for cookies! The Trump had a cookie bar!
Xochitl Gonzalez from AaB Creates
A view of the downtown Chicago with Toss The Bouquet in the reflection-
Beth wrapping up the day for us!
Another successful Toss The Bouquet in the books! I enjoyed networking with so many people AND being challenged in different arenas of my business! Can’t wait to see the speaker line up for next year! And a little birdie told me there will be another one! So be sure to check out www.toss-the-bouquet.com if you want to attend next year!