This year, we’ve been celebrating over 10 years of success at Inspired by This, and after our Inspired by Wellness and Inspired by Motherhood events, it was time to end the year with a bang with our Inspired by Weddings luncheon! We gathered 50 guests for this Bed Bath & Beyond-sponsored 4-course luncheon at The Modern in Long Beach to listen to two exciting panels that left everyone feeling Inspired by Weddings and ready for 2020! Be Inspired PR produced this amazing event, and the photos from Rebecca Theresa Photography did not disappoint!
Guests arrived and immediately were greeted by one wedding trend that’s already on everyone’s radar for 2020: all the neutrals! From chic and cozy lounges from Found Rentals to the gorgeous floral installations from Inessa Nichols Design, everyone was swooning over the modern neutral color palette that filled the room. Juice Box Media captured every moment and we can’t wait to see the final video!
While guests sipped on tasty welcome beverages served by The Bar Modern and listened to fun music from Red Shoe LA, they were able to take photos in front of the Bed Bath & Beyond photo backdrop and browse the BBB registry display – everyone was immediately adding items to their wishlist! One of the favorite installations of the day was the Mrs. Box cabinet, filled with every bride’s dream: the most gorgeous ring boxes to display your sparkly something!
Bed Bath & Beyond sponsored the event, and guests were able to browse some of the BBB Favorite registry items at the Bed Bath & Beyond registry display, and they all went home with swag bags courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond.
As guests began to take their seats for the delicious lunch Sundried Tomato was serving, they couldn’t stop taking Instagram photos of the gorgeous table settings. Hidden Garden Flowers created the most incredible tabletop arrangements, and the sleek tabletop rentals from La Pinata Party brought the decor to another level. The custom paper goods from Prim & Pixie completed each place setting, and made for the perfect Instagrammable moment!
When the panels began, speakers took their seats at the front of the room in front of a champagne display from One Hope Wine. Combined with the gorgeous dried florals from Inessa Nichols Design, it created the perfect backdrop for two inspiring panels.
Guests first heard all about wedding trends for 2020. With Leila Lewis of Inspired by This moderating, attendees heard from Amy Marella of Hidden Garden Flowers, Jeni Maus of Found Rentals, Summer Ball of The Mrs. Box, and Desiree Siegfried of Desiree Hartsock Bridal about what trends wedding industry pros could expect to see more of in 2020. Guests heard the experts share their opinions about upcoming trends, trends they’d love to see less of, how to stand out among so much competition, and more!
After a quick break for guests to mingle and network with each other and the panelists, the second panel on media and marketing began. Jennifer Stein of Destination I Do, Lara Burnap of California Wedding Day, and Jen Campbell of Green Wedding Shoes shared their knowledge with attendees, answering questions like what exactly editors are looking for in submissions, how to make a wedding submission stand out, and how to make the most out of a wedding feature. Every attendee left this event feeling “inspired by weddings” and ready to embrace 2020 with a fresh mindset, new ideas, and a “we’ve got this!” attitude!