Creative Minds Meet: Wedding/Event Pros Network

Energy. Enthusiasm. Creative teamwork.

Every small business needs an infusion of these occasionally. A warm and friendly networking meeting in the middle of a cold New Hampshire winter provided that boost to a group of wedding and event professionals. The meeting was graciously hosted by Susan of Zen Glow Wellness & Beauty Spa in downtown Wolfeboro. Since minds work better on a little fuel; snacks, sweets, and treats were provided by Winnipesaukee Chocolates, La Boca Bakery, and Nolan’s Bistro.

The idea for putting together a team of professionals to collaborate on weddings and events originated with Franklyn of The Room Records, LLC. He approached me a few months ago about working together. Even from the beginning, we thought expanding beyond just a DJ and photographer would benefit us all – and our clients as well. Brides & grooms and others planning events would be able to take care of most, if not all, of their needs in one place, but we could also offer them specials and discounts when booking several services together.

Franklyn connected with various professionals and we thought it would be a good for us to meet, get to know each other, hear others’ needs and goals, and talk about ways we could work together. At our initial meeting, we had photographers, a DJ, a musician, a florist, a salon/spa owner, a bakery, restaurant, and a chocolatier. Bringing everyone together fostered all kinds of ideas on ways we can coordinate all of our various services and skills. There were other members of our networking group, though, that weren’t able to make it to this first meeting.

One thread that struck me during our meeting was how everyone talked happily about being involved in building their local communities through various volunteer efforts.

Below is a list of professionals who are part of our networking group (and you’ve already found Mulberry Creek Imagery, so please browse around).

Zen Glow Wellness & Beauty Spa – A sanctuary for you senses.

Zen Glow is a full-service spa and salon located on Main Street in downtown Wolfeboro, NH. Whether you come for an hour or a day, you will feel pampered, relaxed, and beautiful when you leave.

The Room Records – Your suite of entertainment.

When you need entertainment at weddings, parties, or events, they have you covered. More than just professional DJ services, they offer uplighting, photo booth, karaoke, Justice of the Peace, and other services.

Carolyn Ramsay Band – Painting songs with their own brush.

Carolyn Ramsay collaborates with other artists to set the right mood for any occasion. She has you covered if you want an acoustic soloist for a small gathering, a folk-sounding trio for a garden party, or a rocking band for a wedding reception.

Robert Ortiz Photography – Passion captured in each image.

Their professional team brings the passion of fine photography to every job they do – weddings, portraits, commercial, and more. Going beyond still images, their videography captures the flow and emotions of your special day or event.

Anastasia Shephard Photography – Hold onto those fleeting moments . . . forever.

From a grand wedding at the Mount Washington Hotel to an intimate ceremony in a backyard with your closest friends and family, Anastasia captures the memories for you to hold onto. Beyond weddings, Anastasia crafts beautiful portraits of families and high school seniors in the Littleton area.

Linda’s Flowers & Plants – Growing smiles, spreading sunshine

In our 10 years, we’ve made the most beautiful flower arrangements for our brides, made thousands of mothers happy on Mother’s Day, comforted your families with our custom funeral work, and dressed hundreds of young men for proms and weddings.

La Boca Bakery – Our bread isn’t just “fresh” or “artisan,” it’s a revolution!

La Boca is a true scratch bakery- meaning everything we produce is made here with our own hands – from the doughs for our breads to the icing on our cakes. We start with fresh, quality ingredients in order to create delicious food.

Winnipesaukee Chocoloates – Locally crafted chocolate indulgences

Using the finest ingredients available (local, whenever possible), they carefully blend a uniquely different combination of chocolates for each bar. Each bar is mixed, molded and wrapped by hand so they can assure you the finest chocolate possible. They also offer personalized wrapping to match the uniqueness of their chocolates.

Nolan’s Brick Oven Bistro – Our reward is your satisfied smile.

Local, fresh ingredients are always part of the mix when they provide you with a full menu of delicious lunches and dinners. Let their chefs please your guests with catering at your event or bring your party to them and use their private function room.

Wright’s Weddings – Sublime sound & lighting

Peter’s specialty is helping couples create unforgettable memories on their wedding day – fabulous décor and outstanding entertainment, tailored to perfection. As a Special Event Producer, he provides music programming, master of ceremonies, wedding day coordination, and  much more.

Seacoast Photo Booths – The Life of the Party – and the pix to prove it!

Photo booths unlike the others – they use an open concept, allowing more people to join in the photo. Props make the photo booth which is why they provide props that match the theme of your event. Another unique feature is their booth lets you connect directly to your favorite social media services!

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