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10 Reasons Engage 2018 in Banff, Canada Was EVERYTHING

Photo: Genevieve de Manio Photography

If you ever get the chance to attend Engage Summits -- a wedding conference designed for wedding pros who want to reach the high-end and luxury market -- we highly recommend! The people you'll meet (from across the country and the world), the experiences you'll have and the speakers you'll hear from are second to none. Our team usually attends Engage at least two times per year (there were four scheduled this year!). Every conference is a little bit different but the quality connections made are always top-notch. For those of you wondering what it really looked like, here, a few of our very favorite reasons this past Engage 2018 in Banff was next level.

1. THIS was where we stayed. It's a castle. Yes, a real castle (aka the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel).  

 

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Photo: Cameron Kelly Studio

2. We got to spend time with these two amazing women (Kathryn on the left and Rebecca on the right). They are the genius founders of Engage!

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Photo: Genevieve de Manio Photography

3. Registration involved some of the most amazing AND useful gifts -- including these colorful Herschel bags.

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Photo: Love Life Images

4. Our attendee book was like a beautiful yearbook chock-full of need-to-know info (designed by Vanessa Kreckel and the team at Two Paper Dolls). 

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Photo: Love Life Images

5. ALL of the speakers were above and beyond brilliant! (In order below, that's Jove Meyer, Mindy Weiss and Jes Gordon.)

 

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Photo: Genevieve de Manio Photography

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Photo: Genevieve de Manio Photography

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Photo: Cameron Kelly Studio

6. The Oh Canada welcome party involved buffalo plaid, ax throwing, incredible food, cozy tent lounges and great company.

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Photo: Love Life Images

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Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

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Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

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Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

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Photo: Love Life Images

7. On day two, we had our breakfast to go and took gondola rides to the most magical overlook in the Canadian Rockies!

 

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Photo: Cameron Kelly Studio

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Photo: Cameron Kelly Studio

8. Later that day, we had lunch among the wild flowers (with hand-painted paper elements by Kristy from Momental Designs!).

 

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Photo: Cameron Kelly Studio

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Photo: Paul Morse

9. The vintage railroad-style lunch on day three was straight out of a storybook.

 

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Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

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Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

10. The Great White North-themed gala (with creative direction by Angela Desveaux of WedLuxe Magazine) was jaw-dropping.

 

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Photo: Love Life Images 

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Photo: Genevieve de Manio Photography

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Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

 

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Photo: Genevieve de Manio Photography

 

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