December Meeting Wrap Up and News


The Stomping Grounds

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 6:30p-8:30p

Members: Free

Non-Members: $25 ($10 for first time attendees)

RSVP by January 2, 2019


This month was our annual holiday party held at CA Backspace. We were treated to a beautiful new space run by Class Acts Entertainment, along with holiday music performed by Clemens & Elliot. Delicious food was provided by Bosc & Brie and Black Velvet Desserts treated us to tasty desserts. We had fun with the green screen photo booth from Doug Melvin Photography and playing Minute to Win It games hosted by Party Pleasers. Lovely Arrows Events & Designs customized holiday ornaments for us and Connie Duglin Linens decked the tables in beautiful linens. Festive holiday outfits and our famous gift exchange were the perfect touch to finish up the year!
We said goodbye to the WPC 2018 Board…
Programs –  Sara Bentley with LA Catering
Webmaster – Amber Waters with OSU Faculty Club
Secretary – Andrea Sargent with Andrea’s Occasions
Social Media – Jenn Gohring with The Barn at Heather Glen
Membership – Kristin Baisden with The Aladdin Shrine Center
Vice President – Jaime Butcher with The Blackwell
…and said hello to the incoming 2019 Board!
Programs – Kristin Baisden with The Aladdin Shrine Center
Webmaster/Vice President – Amber Waters with OSU Faculty Club
Social Media/Secretary – Tyler Toles with Blystone Farm
Membership – Andrea Sargent with Andrea’s Occasions
Wedding Professionals of Columbus would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!


Welcome New & Renewing Members
New Members 
Jodi Ransom with Fizzy Cat Photo Booth
Renewing Members 
Laura Frazier with Bliss Honeymoons
Teri Crawford with Events by Teri
Jenn Gohring with The Barn at Heather Glen
Wedding News & Events
Cornerstone Meeting & Event Center is selling their venue. If interested in purchasing or for more information, contact Peggy Mosher at
January 12-13 – Columbus Weddings Show at the Ohio Expo Center 
January 15 – NACE & ILEA Joint Meeting at Top Golf
January 15 – Embassy Suites Dublin Grand Re-Opening
January 17 – Black Arrow Project Roaring 20s event, sponsored by Black Velvet Desserts & Lovely Arrows Events & Designs. For more information, contact Kristin Baisden 
January 25 – Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding Showcase
January 27 – Claiborne Productions Columbus Wedding Show & Expo
If you would like your venue to be featured on Engaged Columbus, contact Tammy Hudson at
WPC members can list your own wedding related events on our Facebook page!!
Click on the tab that says WPC & Social Events and add them to the calendar.
Don’t forget to jump on the referral group page as well!  CLICK HERE

A Special Thank You!

Ailsa Prohn and the team at Class Acts Entertainment for hosting us and providing drinks and the hot chocolate bar
Clemens & Elliott for providing the festive holiday tunes
Leah Diehm and Bosc & Brie for providing the delicious food
Randy Laipply with Connie Duglin Linens for providing the beautiful linens
Jake with Party Pleasers for hosting Minute to Win It
Doug Melvin Photography with Doug Melvin Photography for capturing us on the green screen photo booth
Kristin Baisden with Lovely Arrows Events & Designs for customizing fun ornaments
Missy Burns with Black Velvet Desserts for treating us to tasty sweets
WPC for sending us off with popcorn favors


If you’d be interested in hosting WPC at your location and can accommodate 30-70 guests on the 2nd Tuesday of a particular month in 2019, let us know! Please fill out this Venue Form if you’d like to show off your space to the best wedding professionals Columbus has to offer!

Do you want to share your expertise with the WPC membership? We are looking for educational speakers for our 2019 meetings and you’d have 30 minutes to speak about a topic that would benefit our members in the wedding industry. Topic ideas could include: social media; marketing & advertising; selling; taxes; contracts; life and business organization; stress management; networking; finance management; time management; working a wedding show; or anything else that would be relevant to our membership. Please complete the Speaker Form to let us know you’re interested.

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