Boy howdy, the month of September whipped by in a whirlwind! Hopefully there'll be plenty of professional photos from all the weddings this month!
Today I'm all about Art of The Party. Tomorrow night ISES Portland is hosting the first annual Tabletop Competition. In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm a board member of the Portland chapter and I am because of all the cool things this group does, field trips, education, Pimp My Warehouse - it's very beneficial for my business and it's flippin' FUN! We're bringing in 2 guests speakers for this meeting - Pauline Parry and Dan Smith of Good Gracious! Events in LA. They're also our celebrity judges! For ISES I'm the Registration Czarina (I'm trying out new titles) - if you're in the Portland area, hurry up & register or I'll have to send out the Cossacks after you (note to self: double check that 'czarina' title actually automatically comes with Cossacks.)
I'm wearing another hat as well tomorrow night - I'm also on the board for the Portland chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding. "Wish Upon a Wedding is the world's first nonprofit wish granting organization, providing weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation." All over the country in the month of November WUAW chapters will be hosting fundraising galas. I contacted our Portand president, Nadia Ly of Creations by Ly, and asked her if she wanted to do a table with me to promote the November gala and she was all in without hesistation. The next day brought Lisa Martin of Studio del Fiore as the florist - I'm soooo excited!
So, register for Art Of The Party now - and check out the info for Portland's Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball. Meanwhile, I'm checking into those Cossacks ;-)