As the countdown to Engage!16 began, my anticipation to attend the world-renowned luxury wedding and lifestyle summit went up a notch. From my experience at Engage in the last few years, I knew it was going to be a rewarding experience listening to the who’s who from the industry, and being a part of a collaborative and creative environment. I couldn’t have been more right! Engage!16 was hosted at a gorgeous private-island resort, The Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia and I was honored to be part of the stellar speaker lineup. As always, it was a huge learning experience connecting and networking with the top wedding planners, lifestyle experts and creative entrepreneurs. Engage!16 made me feel blessed to be a part of an industry where work is synonymous with leisure. Case in point, the Farewell Gala that was designed by leading planners and designers, which was easily my favorite event! I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the attendees and creatives down at the media lounge, where Maharani Weddings had a dedicated station for people to learn about publication and the world of South Asian weddings. Another highlight at Engage!16 was the incredibly talented boy band that covered hits from New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys - they were so cute, I wanted to keep them in my pocket! From Banga Studios teaching me how to ace iPhone photography, and celebrity cake artist Sylvia Weinstock pretty much redefining the term “role model” for me, Engage!16 was out of the world! The uber talented and selfless Carla Ten Eyck deserves a major shoutout, and I'm so fortunate to have met a wedding photographer as wonderful as her (below is a photo of me clicked by Carla!) Lastly, I was super excited for the SWAG because Engage always does such a fantastic job at giving wedding favor ideas through their little giveaways - a to-go cocktail kit, Solemates heel protectors, and the cutest frames and decor pieces to up the glam quotient at the MW office! Thank you Engage Summits for always making my December merrier, and for leaving me feeling so very grateful about my job!
Maharani Weddings at Engage 16, The Cloister at Sea Island
Title Sponsor and Host Resort: Sea Island Resort | Custom Event Linens & Pillows: Beachview Event Rentals and Design | Custom Event Linen: Party Tables | Floral and Event Design: Vine Garden Market | Wholesale Florist: Mayesh Flowers | Audio Visual Lighting & Sound: Five-Star AudioVisual | Photographer: Love Life Images | Photographer: Carla Ten Eyck | Photographer: Paul Morse Photographs | Photographer: Genevieve de Manio Photography | Photographer: Joel Callaway Photography | Photographer: John Cain Photography | Photographer: Laura Dee Photography | Media Lounge Producer: Meister Innovative Consulting