Overture Wedding Summit is a one-day conference focused on bringing wedding professionals together to connect, learn and grow.
Overture Wedding Summit is for wedding industry professionals who see value in investing in growth and want to break through the next level. Each session is carefully crafted with actionable, practical advice that can apply to any stage of business.
Not only is it an investment in your business, it is a opportunity to make lasting relationships, collaborate and connect with professionals who have similar visions, goals and standards.
Learn from top industry professionals who know the unique struggles and rewards of being in the wedding business.
Walk away with new and exciting ideas for your business that you can implement right away
Connect with like-minded wedding professionals and build strategic relationships with colleagues and sponsors
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8:30am Breakfast + Registration
9:00am Welcome – Rob Ferre
9:30am Opening Keynote – Alison Howard
10:30am Morning Break + Networking
11:00am Social Media Panel – Moderator: Samantha Parker
12:00pm Lunch + Networking
3:00pm Breakout Sessions
6:00pm After Party – Dancing, Drinks + Hors d’Oeuvres
Wedding Business Strategist
As a former Luxury Wedding Planner and current Wedding Business Strategist, Alison Howard provides no-nonsense resources for aspiring and novice wedding planners who simply want to know how to run a successful wedding planning business. Alison is the only Wedding Planner in the world with a partnered YouTube channel geared toward wedding planners, is the creator of the REFINE community, facilitates yearly trainings where she teaches attendees how to break into the wedding industry, and speaks for various prestigious organizations across the country.
Emcee, Disc Jockey & Entertainer
Rob Ferre owner of Life of the Party Entertainment relocated to Utah in 2006 and has since DJed and Emceed more than 500 special events. Rob is the perfect music maestro and master of ceremonies for weddings. He is the president of the Utah Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association as well a member of the National Speakers Association. He and travels the country entertaining and inspiring organizations with his insights of business culture and human interaction.
Social Media Strategist
Sam is the social media genius behind Hype Social Strategies. She’s also the Editor-in-Chief and head Badass of Badassery Magazine. She’s believes that all businesses are built upon having a strong desire for community and nurturing that community to its fullest. She is not afraid to speak her mind and will be beyond honest with you. Sam has some serious ninja skills when it comes to running an online business. Sam is passionate about helping others grow their business through a solid visibility strategy that includes a strong community and providing value at all times.
“Never give up on a dream and always inject it with pure passion”!
Small Business & Confidence Coach
Nicole is a Small Business & Confidence Coach for entrepreneurs who are ready to create their own version of success and one half of the hosting duo of the BeYOUtifully Bold in Business Podcast. Basically she really wants you to see the power you bring to the table in your business and truly be confident in the goals you have.
Social Media Consultant + Manager
My name is Erin Montgomery and I am the founder of Piper Media, a boutique communications agency that specializes in social media management and blog assistance for small businesses. I have been working in the social media field for 5+ years and have worked for wedding professionals. I have a background in Journalism and am a mom to two little ones.
Rev. Christopher T. Scuderi
Non-denominational Community Minister
Rev. Christopher T. Scuderi of Universal Heart Ministry is a full time non-denominational community minister serving ALL, without exception, for over five years. In that short time he has performed nearly 900 custom written wedding ceremonies and vow renewals. He has been filmed by “TLC” (The Learning Channel) performing a wedding, noted in “LA Magazine” and most recently featured internationally in “Torque Magazine”. He has been an active ally of the LGBT community for over twenty five years, has served as Administrator and Diversity Chair on the Utah Steering Committee for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), was the original co-founder, Educational Director and later Executive Director of Transgender Education Advocates of Utah, served as a Board of Director with Equality Utah, served on the Utah Public Safety Liaison Committee and has provided inclusive training to local law enforcement, SLC District Attorneys Office and other agencies.
Keneshia (Kay) Raymond
Wedding Business Strategist
Keneshia also known as Kay a Southern California native & A Bay Area transplant and the Founder of Enchanted : The Wedding Event, the Founder & Editor in Chief of Blissful 2 Be and Blissful Creatives a online education resource for wedding creatives. With 7 years in planning and design she works to collaborate, and celebrate vendors. Kay is a speaker & educator and works with vendors, on how to grow and succeed in the wedding business and stay authentic during the process while rocking fun colored chucks.
Owner & Editor of Apple Brides
Jessica is the owner and editor of Apple Brides, the premiere Inland Northwest wedding resource, based in northern Idaho. The goal of Apple Brides is to inspire and assist local brides and grooms in planning the wedding of their dreams. From Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Walla Walla to Chelan, She graduated from Boise State University and is currently working on her Masters in Communication from Eastern Washington University. She found a passion for the wedding industry through a career in public relations. She also is a certified wedding planner through ABC and works as an event planner for Red Letter Event Planning.
Owner & Creative Director - Sparrow Soirees
After spending 17+ years in the event industry, which included several years overseeing marketing and volunteer programs, I founded Sparrow Soirées, a social media marketing consulting firm. Originally starting out as an event designer offering a social media component, I flipped the business plan on its head after receiving numerous requests for social media marketing from clients. Now getting social, digitally speaking, is my business’ primary service. With lady-like moxie, a dash of humor, and coffee in hand, I work alongside my clients, ranging from local mom & pop shops to national brands, to help them strike a balance between their digital lives and analog kinships within their digital marketing strategies and campaigns.
Financial Mentor & Business Strategies
Sloan is a seasoned financial mentor, business strategist & coach who serves women & entrepreneurs. Sloan has occupied the financial services industry and online space for over a decade working with Fortune 500 organizations, accredited investors, start-ups, and new to the game purpose driven entrepreneurs. She helps her clients achieve security, success and freedom by overcoming financial hurdles and creating sustainable income generating business models & investment strategies to reach all of their big picture goals. Financial abundance queen, dog mum and fair weather athlete, Sloan’s soul is in all she does with whom she’s with.
Laura McAllister has been in the Wedding & Event Industry for over 5 years now. Besides owning her own Event Design & Planning Company – Laura Lorraine Designs – she has worked with some of the finest creative minds in the LA area. With her eye for design and experience in the wedding & event industry, she has the knowledge and expertise to fashion something as simple as a table scape to a large event hosting hundreds of guests. Laura resides in the Salt Lake City area and is now a Regional Sales Manager for Luxe Linen, a fine linen rental company, handling Northern CA, Colorado & Utah.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The Cottonwood Club
1780 E Lakewood Drive
Holladay, Utah 84117