Featured Professional Wedding Consultants
Certified Wedding Consultant: Crystal Lequang of Amazae Special Events
Crystal Lequang graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Management Information Systems and then spent years as a corporate project manager juggling people, schedules, and budgets. Realizing how much she loved the people and design aspect of corporate events; Crystal completed the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) certification program and started her own business, Amazáe Special Events.
“I find this business much more emotionally charged,” says Crystal. “The key to a really great event is keeping your guests entertained.” Coming from an entertainment background and with a decade of experience behind her, she certainly knows how to keep everyone having a great time.
Crystal enjoys lending her talents to nonprofit fundraisers for such organizations as the San Jose Junior League, the American Cancer Society, and Wish Upon A Wedding. She also sits on the Board of Parents Helping Parents and is the chair of ACPWC.
Crystal’s philosophy is to provide a unique experience to each client. “While my design aesthetic is always tasteful and elegant, I am a designer for my clients, whether contemporary, romantic, or vintage,” she explains. “Whatever they envision is what I want to deliver.”
When she isn’t planning and designing extravagant events, Crystal enjoys spending as much time as possible with her wonderful family, including two beautiful and happy little girls. Crystal lets her hair down by going to San Francisco to participate in another one of her passions: dancing.
Professional Wedding Consultant: Angie Mack of Three Strands Weddings & Events
Angie joined ACPWC in May 2009 and earned her Professional title in May 2011. She has served on the Board as Membership Vice Chair during 2011 and, since 2012 to present, she has served as Membership Chair. Having served as Logistics Chair for our EPIC Conference in 2011, and as a result of her commitment and dedication for her service, she was presented with the “Spirit of ACPWC Award”.
Angie also coordinated her first 5K Run/Walk fundraising event for a non-profit humanitarian organization during April 2012 and, most recently, the organization has asked that she coordinate this event again this year. In 2012, Angie participated with a photography company in a wedding contest for deserving couples by sponsoring wedding day management services.
Did you know? Angie is a certified lay counselor; she provides pre-marital counseling as well as marriage-crisis counseling. When she’s not doing weddings, Angie puts together annual marriage retreats/conferences for her local church. She just launched a 10-week “Marriage Life Skills” (marriage preparation) class for engaged and newly-married couples, where she teaches the basics of how to have a successful marriage.
Angie and her husband Victor of almost 31 years, reside in Vallejo, California. They have three daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson.
Follow Angie on Twitter @threestrands
Member Partner: Gunther’s Catering
Gunter’s Catering is a family owned and operated catering service based out of San Jose, California. Their extensive experience allows them to create personalized menus for all types of weddings and events under almost any budget. They specialize in buffet style menus, full sit-down service, cocktail style receptions and much more.
Since partnering up with ACPWC, Gunther’s has made the transformation from catering company to exhaustive wedding planning vendor, featuring everything from catering to flowers to ice sculptures on their services list.
Gunther’s was also the first Member Partner of ACPWC, and we are proud to showcase them on our blog.
Be sure to visit Gunther’s Caring’s website.
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Northern California Personalized Course
April 1st-5th 2013