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Association of Bridal Consultants New York

ABC New York State Conference Recap - 2014

Our first ABC New York State Conference was a success, from our AMAZING 2nd Annual Soiree to our DYNAMIC Conference with keynote speaker Ceci Johnson, Ceci New York. Below is a recap of both days with some amazing shots captured by two of New York City's fantabulous photographers Alan Abrams Photography (Soiree) and Christopher Duggan Photography (Conference).

Soiree and Award Night 2014

We celebrated our second annual Soiree Reception was some great professionals in the industry. The new segment we added to the Soiree program was the first New York Sparkle Awards. It was difficult selecting among the many submissions, but after a thorough review a panel of 3 Master Bridal Consultants from the tri-state area selected the final 4 top tier professionals for 2014. 

The 2014 ABC New York Sparkle Award Winners

New Member of the Year

Robin Gardner Jones

Best Top Professional - Consultant

Tammy Lee Papia

Best Design Transformation of Space

Laurie Beckmann, MBC, MWV

Best Top Professional - Vendor

Reverend Luisa Porrata

Association of Bridal Consultants New York State Conference 2014

The ABC New York State Conference “What Makes Your Business Sparkle?” was huge success. Our keynote speaker Ceci Johnson, Ceci New York, shared great points to guide us in unleashing our business sparkle.

  • Stand out from your competition
  • Reinvent-Evolve-Standout
  • Create a memorable brand
  • Think about what makes you unique, different, and special.

“You can’t afford to go unnoticed” Ceci Johnson

 We were also joined by a fantastic group of wedding professional panelists, as they shared what makes their business sparkle.

JoAnn Gregoli (Elegant Occasions), Alan Abrams ( Alan Abrams Photography), Brian Buonassissi (B-Boy Productions), Mimi Isles (Mimi's Fusion of Flavors), Laurie Beckmann (A Gracious Event), John Goolsby (Godfather Films), Yoli LaGuerre (YL Event Design), and Mario DaRocha (Silver Star Limousines). New York State Manager Jacqueline Vazquez (Lifetime Events by Jacqueline), and Association of Bridal Consultants President David Wood ( 

Finally we were joined one of our participating sponsors Visit Mexico, as they gave us an update on the new trends and venues throughout Mexico. After their presentation they raffled a few hotel stays from San Miguel to Los Cabos.

Special thanks to the Conference Planner - Lisa Marie Blinn, our ABC New York Team, and all the Volunteers.

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