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Best TCWEP Event Ever

Best TCWEP Event Ever Nominees 2018-2019

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Delta Hotels by Marriott – October 2018
Event Review

The venue was beautiful, the food was amazing, including the cheesecake. It was a great day all around. – Anonymous

I liked the flow and room layouts. The food stations were excellent! I can’t recall the table activity, but table activities/discussions are one of my favorite things about TCWEP. – Anonymous

Hope Glen Farm – September 2018
Event Review

The overall ambiance to the food to the great elite staff/host & hostess, Michael and Paula. The best of the best! – Anonymous

Again THAT BUTTERNUT SQUASH from Apples 2 Apples, exploring the treehouse, the tables there and the glorious sunshine made it an amazing day. – Anonymous

The Bushilla’s, Hope Glen Farm June 2017- Friend-er Fundraiser, They always go over the top, host our group often and are among the friendliest members! I actually didn’t get to attend this event due to busy June weddings but it was for a great cause and I heard great things! Wish I could have been there, but all their events have rocked! – Anonymous

This was a great event all around: food was delicious and plentiful, had fun side entertainment with Mirror Me Perfect and the live painter, well attended, lovely work by Tami from Studio B, started the social media tagging at this event, etc. It was well attended also which is always a good sign! – Anonymous

I may be late to the game because this is the one event that struck me as just stellar. From the catering, to the venue, to all of the vendors that participated. The friendships were palpable. – Anonymous

The Hutton House – March 2018
Event Review

I think the Hutton House event March 14, 2018 was my favorite! It all came together so beautifully! – Anonymous

Hall of Kings – Jefe’s Urban Hacienda – January 2019
Event Review

I loved the Jefe Event
Game of Thrones meets warm and cozy
You could tell she really loves the history and sharing it.
The food was yummy and the decor was on point.
-Anonymous

Venue, menue, and decor were all really fantastic!! -Anonymous

TCWEP Member of the Year

TCWEP Member of the Year 2018-2019

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Jeannine Pohl – Jeannine Marie Photography
“C’mon! Is there really an explanation needed for Jeannine! She has an amazing energy…professionally, emotionally, and ethically. She exudes joy and is exemplary of skill in photography, marketing, and relationships!” – Anonymous

Lori Snyder – Rock Your Dermis / Roden + Fields
“A bright sunshine that lights up the room who truly wants to help everyone to be their best! Goes the extra mile to help in any way possible. Donates a lot of her time.” – Anonymous

“I recently just met Lori and from my first time meeting her she made me feel welcome. she makes the wedding and event industry more friendly as she loves making connections with other vendors. She makes it known that she is there to help other businesses succeed and She is such a great connection to have.” – Anonymous

“Because shes bringing sexy back. And I’m just so dang happy she is back! She is such an amazing person in so many ways.” – Anonymous

Susan Lee-Wright – Perfect Day Ceremonies
“She has been a constant at the meetings and always welcoming to new people and an advocate for the group.” – Anonymous

“Susan is a warm human who always includes others and makes people feel welcome.” – Anonymous

“She made me feel so comfortable the first time I ever came to a networking event and always brings pens! So helpful! She always shows up to any open house I have as well. ” Anonymous

“She always has a smile and makes everyone feel welcome. At our last TCWEP meeting a first time newcomer acknowledged how Rev. Susan took the time to get to know her and make her feel welcome. I have known Rev. Susan ever since I started my music business and she always takes the time to give me a hug.” – Anonymous


Lifeline Award TCWEP 2018-2019

Lifeline Award Nominees 2018-2019

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TCWEP’s Lifeline Award is for the individual who will drop everything to help a “friendor” have a successful event. They have come through in high stress moments and times to save the day. All of course with the client ever noticing…

James Ehlenz with EMI Audio

On New Years Eve he helped save Calvin’s event. That’s huge. Can you imagine doing that for someone on NYE?! Am impressed. – Anonymous

He really does go above and beyond! – Anonymous

Tami Johnson with Studio B Floral Designs

Tami is always there and goes above and way beyond for her friends, couples and really anyone she meets! This year she stepped up in a difficult situation to take over a wedding last minute for us and the bride could not stop singing her praise! – Anonymous

Tami’s own creative skill seems to keep blooming in ever increasing artistic style! She has been not only a lovely friendor with whom to collaborate, she has responded to the need for a lifeline with friendliness and without the need of being seen as a hero. – Anonymous

Georgene Vesey with Afton House Inn

She is always there willing to help, volunteer unlimited. Knows everyone. If you were 100 miles away and needed something call her, if she cannot help you she knows who can. Love this lady! – Anonymous

Georgene goes above and beyond to meet new people. She has been in the business many years and has many connections. She is always connecting members. – Anonymous

Best Planner in the Twin Cities

Best Planner in the Twin Cities

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During the planning process for this event, it is no surprise to us that the fastest replies with the content and information we needed came from the four amazing ladies in this category. The event planners are the core to the success at events with their calm demeanor and quick acting instincts.

Maddie Huntwork – Ask for the Moon Events
Worked many seamless weddings together. Knows how to take care of every detail! The Best!” – Anonymous

Personality & Kindness” – Anonymous

I have always appreciated her friendly presence but when I saw her in action I had an elevated impression of her skills! We worked together at a multi-cultural wedding with a lot of “moving pieces” and a myriad of special requests. I saw her keep her calm while being pulled in SO many directions! ” – Anonymous

Angi Larson – Hart & Sole
she is just best planner with the kindest heart! -Anonymous

Moderate prices, friendliness, team player amongst Twin Cities wedding planners” – Anonymous

Jaime Engebretson – J’aime Events
“I’ve worked with Jaime many times over the past 18 months and she is a Pro! She is Spot on for even the most mundane detail so that the event goes off without a hitch! Her clients love her and the venues say nothing but Amazing things about her services. Jaime truly deserves this award!” – Anonymous

There are many talented planners in the group but would nominate myself for the award based on my experience level, style and network circle outside of just the TCWEP group.” – Anonymous

Jaime does a great job for the clients, from design to planning to coordination. She is also very talented on the business side in marketing and efficiency. She is the whole package!” – Anonymous

Dana Allison – Keyed Up Events
Dana has been phenomenal to work with over the past couple of years. Regardless of what venue I’ve been at she has been there to support me. She is willing to offer advice and show up to any open house I invite her to. She even stops by my wedding show booth to give me a break when I’m working a show alone! ” – Anonymous

“Dana is always on her game, she is relatable and recommends people and companies from all different skill levels. Dana is willing to give anyone a shot and have their back during the thick and thin! “ – Anonymous

Consistent, helpful, referrals.” – Anonymous

Dana Allison of Keyed up Events. She is the best! She is constantly willing to help out other planners and treats her clients with the most respect. She loves what she does. ” – Anonymous

Dana is a great coworker and she does some really cool events. She connects people and works well with others. I think is is approachable and kind and doesn’t look down on low budgets events but can really wow on the big ones too.” – Anonymous

“Dana A., Keyed Up Events. Although I have not personally worked at an event that was coordinated by Dana, I have heard enough testimonials at TCWEP to know that I would feel comfortable recommending her. ” – Anonymous

“Keyed Up Events, Dana A. She looks out for others in her industry, volunteers to set up big events just to educate other planners.” – Anonymous

“Dana Allison, Keyed Up Events. I keep seeing her events. She doesn’t stop. She makes them happen. And is consistent.” – Anonymous








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