Speakers

We have handpicked from some of the top female entrepreneurs in our industry to collaborate with us for the Bliss & Bokeh retreat. We are excited to offer you the opportunity to learn from each of these incredibly talented women.

Lynn Easton Andrews

Lynn Easton Andrews

Touted as one of today’s leading event planners, Lynn and her talented team at Easton have produced major social events and luxury weddings for an impressive client roster – working both nationally and internationally. In addition, Easton has planned and executed many events for Fortune 400 corporations, which include Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Smith Barney, American Express, DaimlerChrysler, and Abbot Laboratories. Lynn is inspired by what’s in vogue, but timeless classic design is at the foundation of her events. Lynn is known for her heightened attention to texture and patina, and by layering details she creates a one-of-a-kind experience for her brides and their guests. Lynn and her husband, Dean Andrews, have built an array of successful enterprises, including Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville and Zero George St, a contemporary boutique hotel in Charleston. Pippin Hill Farm was named “Top 50 Most Romantic Wedding Venues” in the US by Brides Magazine. Zero George was included on 2013 Travel + Leisure “It List,” a definitive list of the coolest new hotels around the globe.

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Ginny Au

Ginny Au

Ginny Au is a creative director and stylist, with a primary focus on the wedding industry. She believes in simple designs, authentic beauty & nurturing your craft. Her objective is to draw inspiration from the natural world, allowing the environment to breath within a design, always conscious of creating harmony with the surround space. Most recently she is focusing on blending beauty with authenticity, wanting to protect the genuine moments ofter overlooked.

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Elisa Bricker

Elisa Bricker

Elisa Bricker is a film based photographer who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. She loves the artistic and creative process of being a photographer. No doubt, it’s informed by her experience and background in the arts – theater, dance and voice. Elisa is an inspired artist and romantic – passionate about capturing who her clients are in the present, reflecting their dreams for the future, and creating art that emanates beauty.

Her work has been included among some of the greatest of today’s publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, Once Wed, Southern Weddings Magazine, Southern Living Weddings Magazine, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, & More.

When Elisa is not photographing weddings, she is traveling and photographing her surroundings for pleasure, spending time with her husband Edward, their son, and their little pup who loves to curl up at her feet while she reads. {image by Eric Kelley}

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Jen Huang

Jen Huang

Jen Huang approaches weddings with a romantic, fine art sensibility. Known for her fresh, light-filled portraits, Jen has been featured on the covers of numerous books and international bridal publications, including Town & Country Weddings, Brides Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart, The Boston Globe and New York Magazine. Jen is a dedicated medium format film photographer, and shoots wedding and editorial work on location all over the world. She has been named a top photographer by Martha Stewart Weddings, and has received accolades from Rangefinder Magazine and the Framed Network. Jen has been teaching workshops for several years on the art and craft of shooting film. In 2012, Jen released her first book, “A Guide to Fine Art Wedding Photography,” along with her highly-anticipated Workshop-in-a-Box. She continues to teach and speak at collaborative events and workshops globally. Jen lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and two french bulldogs.

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Katie O. Selvidge

Katie O. Selvidge

Katie’s professional background began as a ballerina and choreographer. She later utilized her journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma to promote local non-profits before developing the Cottage Hill brand, publication and movement. On any given weekend you can find her at a Barre3 class or perusing the farmer’s market with her husband Nate and their yellow lab Savannah. {image by Ally King Photography}

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