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Sarah Day with Sarah Atlanta Events, Mesita Partridge with Ivory Bridal and Formal, and Tracy Kaltman-Ahmed with Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Meeting Pros

Sarah Day/Sarah Atlanta Events FacebookLinkedInTwitter

Sarah Day with Sarah Atlanta Events has over 15 years of experience in wedding consultancy and event management. From beginning to end or anything in between. Her aim is to exceed client expectations; whether their unique celebration is near or far away from home, a grand or intimate affair they deserve to have all the details taken care of. Sarah relocated to Atlanta in 2010 from Washington State where she owned and operated a historic wedding chapel and reception venue since 2005. Her passion for her brides and clients is what continues to motivate her to produce one of kind events.

Sarah has become an integral part of the Atlanta Events community by being a member of NACE, ISES, AWP and the Allie Awards along with being a founding member of Painting the Town Peach an Atlanta Events Women’s Networking Group. In Washington State she served as the Vice-Chair / Membership Director, Mid-Columbia Small Business Council, Board of Directors, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-Cities Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Mesita Partridge/Ivory Bridal and Formal FacebookLinkedinTwitter

Mesita has worked in the hospitality industry for 7 years and has gained a lot of experience planning corporate and social events. Her favorite event has been weddings. Weddings are always challenging, yet fun helping brides with their big day.

Opening a salon has been a dream since college. Around the time of her own wedding, Mesita decided to make that dream a reality. During the process of shopping for her own gown, some of the shops she visited seemed to all fall short in some areas. For her shop, she wanted to create an intimate boutique, with an experience all about the bride, not just the sell. Mesita’s goal is to offer only the best in customer service and inventory to fit women of various sizes. Hence, Ivory Bridal was born. Mesita invites you to a unique shopping experience in Smyrna’s premier bridal salon where “It’s All About The Dress”.

Tracy Kaltman-Ahmed/Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Linkedin

Tracy moved to Atlanta in July to take the Director of Sales & Marketing position at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North after 6 years at the Westin Tysons Corner outside of Washington, DC. She has over 30 years in the hotel industry with both independent, franchise and owned and managed hotels. Tracy has worked for Four Seasons, Hilton, Starwood, Loews as well as Management Companies.

Tracy is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Performance Voice (Opera). Tracy has two children – a daughter who is an Ensign in the US Navy currently in training as a Naval Flight Officer and a son who is a second year student at Berkeley studying Astro Physics and Chinese.



Lou Guzzo with Spectrum Entertainment, Jennifer C Nieman with Jennifer Nieman Makeup Artistry, Gayle Greenley with Loaves and Fishes Catering, and Veronica Oliver with Save the Date Weddings and Events

Meeting Pros

Lou Guzzo/Spectrum Entertainment

Louis is the DJ Manager at Spectrum Entertainment. He has over 24 years of wedding experience. Averaging over 150 events each year, Louis has fine- tuned his skills and will be a definite impact on your next event. He is an exceptional Emcee with natural instincts to get everyone comfortably involved in the Fun! Originally from New York, Louis competed among the best in a very saturated DJ market. He has a broadcasting degree from The Center for the Media Arts in NYC, and can provide any level of interaction from an outgoing personality to a more reserved service. He has performed for all types of events including Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16’s, and other Private Parties. He carries a huge library spanning from the 1920’s to current play with all ethnic backgrounds covered.

Jennifer C Nieman/ Jennifer Nieman Makeup Artistry Facebook

Gayle Greenley/Loaves and Fishes Catering Co. FacebookLinkedin

Gayle Greenley with Loaves and Fishes Catering Co. has been dabbling in the Hospitality Industry in one form or another since the 70’s…they opened their first business in New York a gourmet restaurant-taking peasant food/national dishes and adding that American taste to it. They also catered out of that restaurant in the 80’s. They have been catering in the Atlanta area for almost 13 years with most of their business being in the wedding industry, but also other social events for both corporations and personal, from holiday parties, birthdays and beyond.

Veronica Oliver/Save the Date Weddings and Events Facebook

Veronica Ferbeyre Oliver is the Owner and Lead Consultant of Save the Date Weddings and Events. Save The Date Weddings and Events is a Atlanta & North Georgia-based boutique style wedding and event planning company. We offer a diverse selection of event planning services from “A la Carte” packages to the full service “Grand Affair”!  Our staff of consultants has the experience of over 300+ combined events including everything from an intimate gathering to the most lavish soiree!


Steven Eisenstein with Classic Tents and Events, and Alison Lueker-Ritter with Sun In My Belly

Meeting Pros

Steven Eisenstein/Classic Tents and Events FacebookLinkedinTwitter

For more than a decade, Classic Tents and Events has tented Atlanta’s social and corporate events, dominating the festival and fair market. A highly visible community partner, Classic Tents & Events has a long history of sustaining Atlanta’s vibrant art and literary scene through a managed program of financial donations and in kind support.

Alison Lueker-Ritter/Sun In My Belly FacebookTwitter

Alison Lueker-Ritter is the executive chef and founding partner of Sun In My Belly catering and event design. We started a catering company in 1995 and opened our doors as a restaurant as well in 2004. We are located in Atlanta close to Decatur in Kirkwood. We specialize in fine dining catering and seasonal local fare.



Felicia Newberry with The Magnum Companies, and Reid Ramsay and Trevor Smith with Beer Street Journal


Felicia Newberry/The Magnum Companies Ltd. LinkedinTwitterTwitter

Felicia Newberry is the Director of Sales and Marketing for The MAGNUM Companies Ltd., a prominent leader in the production industry for over 30 year. Felicia started her career in production selling lamps and gel part time and worked her way up to be a principal player in the meeting & Events industry.  Felicia is part of an award winning team at MAGNUM receiving several awards for lighting & production design as well as logistical achievement.  Always hands on, Felicia has worked with some of the top lighting designers and event planners in the industry and always enjoys a challenge. Felicia is currently serving her 4th term on the board of MPI Georgia chapter as VP of education producing fresh & relevant educational programs for its members.

Reid Ramsay and Trevor Smith/Beer Street Journal FacebookTwitter was created by Reid Ramsay over five years ago here in Atlanta, Georgia. The obsession on knowing and writing more about beer has lead Beer Street Journal to become one of the largest beer websites in the United States.

Trevor Smith partnered with Beer Street Journal in early 2013 grow and expand its national presence.