Loose Mansion’s owner, Barb Saathoff, and I just returned from the Wedding Merchants Business Academy Conference (MBA) in Las Vegas.  We attended this conference for the opportunity to listen and learn from national consultants with The Knot, Wedding Wire, Perfect Wedding Guide, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Style Network, and others.  We came home with many new ideas, a review of new trends, and insights that will prove helpful when planning with our brides!  It was a jam-packed event with lots of sessions, but we managed to fit in an Elton John concert one night!  It was a blast! 

Here’s a few photos to share:




I’m proud to say share that Loose Mansion received special recognition at the conference!  The Knot announced a new “Hall of Fame Award” to honor members of the wedding industry across the United States who have had a long-standing dedication to brides and who have shown excellence in their profession.  To qualify for this award, a merchant has to win The Knot Best of Weddings Award for at least four years.  The Knot announced at the conference that there are only 253 wedding professionals (including venues, caterers, photographers, florists, wedding gown stores, wedding consultants, etc.) who have won this new award from coast-to-coast.  In Kansas City, there were 9 winners, and we are one of them!  There were 11 of the 253 nationwide winners represented at the conference, and we were asked to have photos taken with the Knot’s President, Michael Steib, and their Director of Trade Marketing, Laura Cave.