WEDDING INUDSTRY SPEAKERS

KELLY ANN PECK

Kelly Ann Peck knows a thing or two about sales and business growth. With 22 years in the events industry and 23 years as a sales expert, Kelly has sold over $15 million in revenue, walked over 400 happy couples down the aisle, and produced countless experiential events for companies and nonprofits to raise funds and impact their communities. Her knack for uncovering hidden answers and innovating her way out of sticky situations was learned from a young age, as she observed her entrepreneur father do the same when faced with hurdles in life.

Driven by Kelly’s energy and expertise, you know you’re in good hands when you choose Emerson Reese Creative. As a life-long fixer, Kelly has solved countless problems: from helping businesses address budgeting oversights to launching her own business out of a need for more freedom.   Her innovative way of thinking has driven not just herself, but those around her, to strive for more and, in turn, reach their full potential.

Kelly understands the challenges creative entrepreneurs face, and she’s dedicated to sharing them so others can become the success story they were meant to be. In every way, she is the guide she wished she had when starting out as a new business owner.

COURTNEY HOPPER

Hustle + Gather is a training and consulting firm that is on a mission to inspire others to take big leaps, dream big dreams, and create amazing teams that grow profits and enjoyable (but productive) culture within business. They specialize in the hospitality industry and have coached and trained businesses to increase their profitability while creating a kick ass team along the way.

Over the past 15 years, Courtney & Dana have built and operated three successful businesses in the Raleigh NC area. Starting off from ordinary, they paved their way by sheer grit and tenacity splashed with some therapy and coffee along the way. They are on a mission to inspire others to take big leaps, dream big dreams, and create amazing teams that grow profits and enjoyable (but productive) culture within your business.

BRON HANSBORO

Award-winning floral and event designer BRON HANSBORO has devoted his career to navigating clients through the creative process and transforming their visions into exquisite events since 2014. Fondly referred to as “The Flower Guy,” he is the lead creative and floral designer at The Flower Guy Bron. He provides bespoke design and styling experiences for weddings and events of all types. Bron deeply values his interactions with clients and peers alike, and understands the power of making connections through design. His motto is, “We don’t sell flowers, we sell experiences.”

Bron has received the WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” designation for three consecutive years and is a Metropolitan Business League’s “One to Watch” Honoree. He is a sought-after speaker and will be featured at Wedding MBA 2018. Bron is dedicated to providing seamless and stress-free design services and loves seeing the look on his clients’ faces when they see their completed concept come to life. When he’s not dreaming up magical events, he loves to cook, travel, entertain, shop and connect.

JORDAN KENTRIS

A user experience designer by trade, Jordan’s background in art and design isn’t just professional—it’s been a deep-seated passion for as long as he can remember. After years in the advertising industry working in web design and user experience with major brands like Pepsi, Visa, Toyota, and Mercedes, Jordan knew it was time he took his creativity offline so he could get his hands dirty. Out of that realization, he launched a custom brooch business which, ultimately, evolved into wedding stationery, perfectly marrying his experience in digital design with his love for crafting.

Thus, his boutique design firm, A Good Day, was born to serve planners and their eclectic, one-of-a-kind stationery that establishes a unique brand for each event. From save-the-dates and invitations to day-of signage and menus, Jordan draws inspiration from his diverse array of interests spanning fashion, architecture, interior design, and film to curate an aesthetic that perfectly matches each clients’ vision for their celebration.

Utilizing his extensive UX experience, Jordan also regularly works with creatives on digital projects, to ensure they are capturing the very essence of their brand.