The Southern Sparkle Wedding & Event Planning team members are officially Certified Wedding Planners!
We spent the past weekend attending a 2 day course courtesy of The Bridal Society’s Wedding Planning Certification Course. The course was held at the breathtaking Chateau Elan Resort & Spa right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. To be completely honest with you, I was a nervous wreck. I spent hours doing research on this course, and seeing what the reviews were. Every single review spoke highly about the course and its instructor. About a month before the event, I submitted an essay in order to get the chance to receive a scholarship. I received third place and was even more excited and nervous.
Within the first ten minutes of the class starting, I knew the next two days were going to be amazing. Laurie Hartwell, the founder and CEO, is extremely passionate about weddings. This passion made the class enticing and full of knowledge. Within the first few hours I had taken pages and pages of notes. I was literally taking in every word she was saying. The class was a long one, from 9:00-6:30. However, Laurie made the class interesting and fun. I didn’t want to leave! Day 2 was just as wonderful. We completed group design activities, conducted a staged wedding rehearsal, and got to meet one of the top DJs in the country. The best part of day 2… by the end of the day we were all Certified Wedding Planners!
This course and Laurie helped me build my confidence in not only Southern Sparkle, but myself. I can’t wait to take everything I have learned and use them for my Sparkle Brides. Below are some photographs from our wonderful weekend.
The Bridal Society: www.thebridalsociety.com