Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mentioned in the Daytona Beach News-Journal

We can't get much more official than this. With our next luncheon on the horizon at Harmony Gardens and our last one a great success at the DeBary Golf and Country club, we got a little mention in the Daytona Beach News-Journal yesterday. It's hard to believe how far we've come in the last year. Thank you brides, couples, vendors and venues!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thanks to all who attended the December snack and learn!

Our luncheon at the beautiful Mulligan's Tavern & Grille
in Deland was a big success! Not only was our guest speaker Heather Canada great but so was the food!

Heather Canada of First Coast Weddings did a fantastic job speaking about social media marketing. She talked about how important and useful sites like Twitter and Facebook can be. They are both definitely cost effective ways to get the word out about your company!

Twitter and Facebook are not the only Social Media Marketing tools out there, but they are a great way to get started and kind of get a feel for it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Next luncheon is coming up March 24th!


The West Volusia Wedding Professionals is having it's next networking meeting at the DeBary Golf and Country Club, in DeBary. For more info and to purchase your ticket please visit here.

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Our last speaker, Heather Canada with First Coast Weddings, was excellent in explaining the basics of social media. If you have a topic and/or know a speaker to talk at this next luncheon, please let us know!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our 2nd Luncheon at the DeLand Conference Center

Our second luncheon took place at the DeLand Conference and Business Center on September 23. Outside of the county fairgrounds, this is probably one of the largest indoor venues in West Volusia. It could almost be thought of as DeLand's Convention Center.

Our excellent lunch was catered by Encore Catering. Music was provided by KC Sound Express DJs. Connie Duglin Provided the linens while theStetson Florist added the excellent floral arrangements. All of the photography is by Pilster Photography.

This is the unfinished area, but it's huge and the potential is endless. If you have a budget to decorate it, it can be air conditioned!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Our next scheduled meeting is coming up soon!

Our third "luncheon" is really a cocktail hour and learning session at Mulligan Grille. It will be taking place in the evening on January 19. If you are a West Volusia Wedding Professional you are invited to read more and signup at

Sunday, December 27, 2009

September Bridal Fair at Harmony Gardens

In September a great little outdoor bridal fair found it's way to Harmony Gardens for the first time. Harmony Gardens is a great garden venue surrounded by a fernery in DeLeon Springs.

The newly remodeled bridal suite

Harmony Gardens lights up well at night.

Many West Volusia Wedding Pros were there including:
Harmony Gardens
Catered Events by Rosy
GF Wedding Concepts
Pilster Photography
Pat & Toni's Sweet Things
Clay Pigeons
The Bridal Palace
Kathleen Pruett Photography
KC Sound Express DJ
Stetson Florist
Courtney Crawford - Mary Kay
Spring Water's Inn
Designing Wines
Speaking Roses
Sunset Limo
High Horse Carriages
Janice Thomas - Partylite
Shanna Rae's Sweets Cake Designer
Music by Melody Harpist

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Wedding Pros December Meeting!

If you are a West Volusia Wedding Professional you are invited to join us!

Our next meeting will be a cocktail hour with info on Social Media at Mulligan's Tavern and Grille in DeLand on December 15, 2009 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. It will include appetizers, a drink and a great speaker on social media.

The wonderful Heather Canada is coming to talk on how to use social media effectively for your business. We will also discuss how to invest time, not money, into it - and see results in your bottom line.

Heather founded First Coast Weddings and Events, Inc. in 2002, and currently serves as the company's president. The firm is dedicated to creating "Weddings Without Worries," throughout Northeast Florida no matter the size or scale.

Heather earned the Accredited Bridal Consultant™ designation through the Association of Bridal Consultants in 2006. Heather is also an active member of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE).

Heather's resume includes catering jobs at resorts, country clubs and theme parks. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College, where she studied public relations and business administration.

You can sign up at!

The West Volusia Wedding Professionals is a not for profit group formed to bring weddings to West Volusia. With our unique, but typically overlooked venues, we are a fantastic place for brides from all around the world to consider for their wedding. We also want to give the millions of residents in this region a central place to locate wedding vendors and venues located in this part of Central Florida. You can find us on the web at or on Facebook

Hope to see you soon,
Chad Pilster
Pilster Photography

P.S. if you are a vendor who would like to volunteer your services for this event, please let us know.