Friday, June 19, 2009

Lessons from the Diva

Like I told you guys on my last post, June 6 & 7, the Socialites journeyed to Towson, Maryland to attend the Business of Matrimony Power Course Workshop. The Wedding Diva herself, Linnyette Richardson-Hall, gave the 10 ladies in attendance (including the Professional Socialites) an intimate and honest view of lessons she's learned over her 17 years in the wedding planning industry.

I had seen Linnyette on "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway" on the Style Network, but still didn't know what to expect. People's TV persona can be totally different than reality. So... after meeting her: Linnyette is one of the realest, most entertaining people I have met in a long while!!! Anecdotes about her various excursions in event planning fabulosity had me cracking up! But more so, Crystal and I learned. No, seriously... we learned A LOT! The tools we came away with after that Workshop will save us a lot of unnecessary bumps in the road. We came back and now we're incorporating what we've learned into our business model.

Megan, Linnyette, Crystal

I think Linnyette is the bomb. It's more than her great events, honesty, and love of great shoes. A socialite by definition uses their social skills and connections to help others. She let us in on hard learned trade secrets that she could have easily kept to her self. She learned the lessons and taught us the game, and one day we'll be able to pass those lessons (along with what we learn) to the next generation of visionary socialites and divas. A saying that is somewhat overused, but not always done, comes to mind: Pay It Forward.

On a random side note... we had a blast in Maryland/D.C... until I got sick!! But all was fun. That Monday before we caught our plane back to Houston (and in the middle of my painful upper respiratory mini-death), we went to D.C. to check out the monuments. Here's us at the National Mall by the Texas pillar, and another shot of us with Honest Abe. Is it sad that I wanted him to start talking like on Night at the Museum?



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