Founded in April 2020 by Julie Bunkley and Courtney Wolf of Invision Events (named a Best Wedding Planner in America by BRIDES) and Wendy Kay of Birds of a Feather Events (also named a Best Wedding Planner in America by BRIDES as well as a Best Planner and Designer Worldwide by Martha Stewart Weddings),
Educate | Empower | Encourage is a members-only community of high achieving creatives who understand that we are better together. For both the dreamer and the doer, we are grounded and inspired by Amy Poehler and believe that:
“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
Our goal is to educate, empower and encourage creatives of all kinds, but specifically those in the wedding and special event industry. We realize there is a lot of noise on the internet right now and we want to be real. Provide real advice and real answers, with real solutions for real results.
Think of it as the ideal group-coaching environment and group therapy session, a safe space where you can be real and vulnerable, while being supported, guided and inspired by Julie, Courtney and Wendy; alongside a group of likeminded creatives who just plain “get it.”
Our community is for dreamers and doers who serve or desire to serve high-end, high-touch, luxury clientele. Creatives from all backgrounds - photographers, planners, videographers, stationers, floral designers, graphic designers, venues, cake bakers, musicians and DJs are welcome. Regardless of the number of years you've been in business, if you are looking to challenge yourself and inspire others, this is for you. If you have enjoyed what we've had to say on our Instagram lives, then you'll benefit from and enjoy our future content in the community.
If you have had one of our existing members refer you you may join us now using the referral button, otherwise please join our waitlist and we'll let you know as soon as a spot opens up!
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