about our speakers

andrea Eppolito
Founder/lead Planner - andrea eppolito weddings, events, lifestyle

SEAn low
founder/president - The business of being creative

Armed with nearly two decades of event planning experience, numerous awards (including a Special Events Gala Award and Las Vegas Wedding Professional of the Year) and backed with a degree from the highly respected University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Andrea’s work has been featured nationwide in The New York Times, The LA Times, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Glamor Magazine and more.

Renowned for designing weddings with soul, and called “vibrant, chic, and impeccably organized,” Andrea prides herself on being an advocate for her clients. Her tireless dedication is a testament to her love of weddings, allowing her to bridge the gap between wedding planner and friend.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito was born in New York, and lived bicoastally between New York and LA, before relocating to Las Vegas in 1994. After 20 years she considers herself “nearly a native” of the city she now resides in with her husband and children.

Andrea Eppolito Events LLC is based in Las Vegas, and operates world wide.

Sean Low is the Founder and President of The Business of Being Creative, a consulting firm focused on providing practical advice to those in the business of being creative. Prior to founding The Business of Being Creative, Sean spent six years as the President of Preston Bailey Design, Inc. representing Preston in his business endeavors around the world.

Sean has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and, apart from working with amazing creative professionals, his business acumen is honed from his previous experience as a lawyer, investment banker, financial executive and small business owner.

Sean’s client list includes the who’s who of the wedding industry and design community. Sean is passionate about challenging creative businesses to be the best versions of themselves, helping them set the foundation for growth and development and working along side creative business owners to take their businesses as far as they want them to go.

joann gregoli
owner/lead planner - elegant occasions by joAnn gregoli

JoAnn Gregoli, Owner of Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli, is an event planner/producer with offices in New York, New Jersey, Rome, and Marrakesh.

She co-authored the Knots Guide to Destination Wedding and was one of the first planners to host destination weddings. She is a speaker and author and was awarded the title of Professional Wedding Planner by The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). She further completed ABC’s course and earned the distinction of Master Wedding Planner, and was appointed the New Jersey State Coordinator of ABC. JoAnn was also appointed the New York Metro Coordinator for the Association.

Over the years, destination weddings have grown immensely and are more than just a trend. JoAnn has been recognized as a guru in this area. Modern Bride magazine included her as one of their Trendsetters of the Year, and she was recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Wedding Planners in the world! JoAnn has the knowledge and contacts to make your dreams a reality. She is considered one of the top wedding planners in the world! JoAnn’s passion is to be an advocate for her couples and make sure every vendor is creative and passionate about their craft.

ian prosser
floral designer - Botanica Floral

Queen Elizabeth. Grace Ormonde. Tom Cruise. Katie Holmes. John Lynch. Dan Wheldon. Kirstie Alley. The presidential inaugurations of President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. Ian Prosser has a repertoire that exceeds what anyone thought was possible over 30 years ago when he started his floral career. His list of accolades and achievements runs long and he continues to be a leader in the floral industry worldwide, making him a mentor to others. Yet, Ian still takes on each event personally with the utmost creativity and care, making him one of the most sought after floral designers in the world.

One of Ian’s most prized successes was the invitation by the Society of American Florists to design the inaugural decorations for President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. In 2005, Ian was given the honor to serve as “Floral Design Chairperson” for the second-term inauguration of President George W. Bush. As this designation, he helped in the selection and management of 160 florists from across the country to create the floral design for the numerous events surrounding the inauguration. Working closely with the Presidential Inaugural Committee he styled rooms for 14 official events, including the 9 inaugural balls. Ian is known for his exceptional creativity, diligent work ethic, and a sense of humor that can have anyone laughing so hard they cry. He has a love for fashion, architecture and good wine.

Designer/Planner/PR Specialist - RSBP Events

With a passion for event planning and a knack for business, Brooke has been leaving a trail of glitter since childhood. Brooke graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Molecular Biology and has a master’s degree in Public Relations from Georgetown University. She has worked with many charitable organizations and has been recognized for her philanthropic efforts. As the President of RSBP Events + PR, she manages high-profile clients, luxury weddings and organizes events for professional athletes and celebrities. 

Julie Novack
co-Founder and Ceo - partyslate

Julie is the CEO & Co-Founder of PartySlate, a photo-rich platform that helps leading venues, vendors, and event professionals grow their businesses by attracting new clients, driving industry referrals, and enhancing their digital presence. With over 20 years of digital marketing experience with some of the biggest brands in the world, J

Julie is excited to bring this expertise to the events industry. After she planned 50+ large-scale galas and corporate events, Julie became increasingly frustrated while planning a high-profile cancer research gala, spending hours online looking for ideas and venues, only to find wedding blogs, sterile vendor listing sites, and Pinterest dead-ends. Julie was inspired and set out to create a Houzz-like website to address the $143 billion events industry. Since its founding in 2015, over 15,000 of the country’s top event professionals and venues have uploaded over 1 million event photos to their beautiful profile pages.

amrit dhillon-bains
owner/planner/designer - anais events

Amrit Dhillon-Bains, CEO Anais Events, leads a premier full-service international event company that specializes in the planning and production of luxury South Asian weddings & celebrations. With a commitment to preserving the traditions and culture that make these celebrations so special, she works closely with couples to incorporate them into their events in a meaningful, modern, and memorable way.

Named one of the top wedding planners lists of Over the Moon for two years in a row, Amrit and her team are well known for creating beautifully designed and perfectly executed weddings. With several prominent clients in their diverse portfolio, and work routinely featured in international publications such as Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar, Fast Company, Conde Nast Traveller etc., Anais Events is a leading name in cultural weddings globally, keeping the traditions and culture of these celebrations alive in modern times. 

andrew leavitt
Founder/Concierge Event Meteorologist - ironic reports

Andrew Leavitt has over 20 years of experience in the live event industry. He started his early career producing and planning charity events, weddings, and mitzvahs and then moved into large-scale festivals and concert tours in partnership with AEG Presents / Goldenvoice and Live Nation.

In 2020, after the concert industry came to a halt, Andrew combined his passion for event meteorology & event safety to launch Ironic, Inc., a concierge event meteorology service specializing in weddings and private events.