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We Attended The Inspired By Weddings Luncheon And Learned What's To Come In 2020

By: 
Mackenzie Sylvester

As 2019 is coming to a close, everyone is starting to look ahead to 2020 and what’s to come next year. That’s why we were so excited to attend the Inspired by Weddings luncheon and panel event hosted by Inspired by This! The Bed Bath & Beyond-sponsored luncheon at The Modern in Long Beach had everyone feeling inspired and ready to take on 2020. Be Inspired PR produced this amazing event, and the photos from Rebecca Theresa Photography did not disappoint!

Guests were greeted by a wedding trend that’s already on everyone’s radar for 2020: all the neutrals! From chic and cozy lounges from Found Rentals, to gorgeous floral installations from Inessa Nichols Design, everyone was swooning over the jaw-dropping modern and neutral color palette. Juice Box Media captured every moment and we can’t wait to see the final video!

Guests listened to fun music from Red Shoe LA and snapped photos in front of the Bed Bath & Beyond photo backdrop while sipping on tasty welcome beverages served by The Bar Modern. Everyone was immediately adding items to their wishlist while browsing the BBB registry display. One of the favorite installations of the day was the stunning vintage-style Mrs. Box cabinet, filled with every bride’s dream: the most gorgeous ring boxes to display your sparkly something!

Guests 'grammed photos of the gorgeous table settings as they took their seats for the delicious lunch served by Sundried TomatoHidden 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 most 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 all the brides' burning questions from what exactly editors are looking for in submissions, to 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. We were thrilled to have been a part of this event, and we can’t wait for the next one!

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