The Special Event Edition, Part One

I know what you’re going to say- OFD who? And frankly, I wouldn’t blame you. But alas, life gets in the way and on a general to do list of 30 or so things, blogging is often #31. πŸ™‚ But today, I come bearing photos- pretty ones at that, as I get to give you a glimpse into the amazing Wedding Event I attended this past January at The Special Event in Tampa.

The Wedding Event is always one of my favorite “to do’s” at The Special Event. Last year, I had the pleasure of attending with Jennifer McBride of McBride Events and this year, we ventured out once again to see if they could outdo themselves- this time with Emily Hudspeth along for the ride as well.

Below is one of our very first views when we entered the building–

Shortly thereafter, we enjoyed an amazing Opera singer as our cocktail hour entertainment-

And before long, we were ushered into the dinner-

The designs varied throughout the space and we were lucky enough to enjoy this gorgeous tablescape:

The entire evening took my breath away- I’m sure you can see why! πŸ™‚

As lovely as the evening was, I daresay my favorite part was connecting with such an amazing group of attendees at our very own table- while Richmond was representing, we also enjoyed the company of planners from South Africa, Australia and Canada.

I would be remiss if I didn’t send the biggest of kudos to the Wedding Event’s Co-Chairs- Sean De Freitas of Designs by Sean, as well as Lori Randall and Jessica Meiczinger of Simply Divine Events. Rebecca Bouck Photography captured all of the amazing details as well.

Thanks for stopping by- more soon!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr columnist to wedding marketing journal WedLock magazine and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.


Meghan Ely

Regarded as one of the leading wedding publicists in the US, Meghan Ely combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR. She has earned coverage for her clients with the New York Times, People, Brides, Bridal Guide, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, CNN Money, and more. She is a WeddingPro Expert and long-time contributor to and