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Introducing Arthur Backal "Mr. Manhattan" from State of the Art

Known around Manhattan as the go-to guy for New York events, celebrity event planner and hospitality consultant Arthur Backal has years of experience planning some of the most glamorous get-togethers. In the course of his two decades in the industry, Arthur has managed event spaces in the St. Regis Hotel, the Plaza Hotel, the Pierre, the Waldorf Astoria, the Rainbow Room, and Cipriani, to name but a few prestigious venues under his leadership. He has also consulted and …
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Insider's Guide to Lowcountry Weddings with Tara Guerard

Tara Guérard helms Tara Guérard Soirée, a full-service event planning and design company headquartered in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Since opening their doors in 1997, Soirée has earned a reputation for its ability to create spectacular settings celebrating life’s most anticipated occasions, right down to every last stylish detail. We couldn’t wait to get Tara’s inside scoop on weddings in the lowcountry… {THE BRIDAL CIRCLE:} CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND? {TARA}:  Southern by …
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Our Interview with Maddy K, Weddings & Events Atelier

MADELEINE KOJAKIAN, FOUNDER OF MADDY K WEDDINGS & EVENTS ATELIER The team at Maddy K Weddings & Events Atelier has helped coordinate countless events over the past ten years, from anniversary celebrations to bar/bat mitzvahs and baby showers. There’s really nothing they can’t whip up into a fabulous soiree at a moment’s notice!  But it’s their passion for weddings that shines through. Why weddings? Well, as Founder and Creative Director Madeleine Kojakian says “Weddings are one …
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