Kudos to Mike B Photography for a gorgeously intimate Potts Point wedding feature on Glamour and Grace! The bride, an interior designer, created a breathtaking wedding day for her and her beau, and Mike B captured each and every detail flawlessly. You’ll definitely want to check this one out, especially if your a lover of all things rustic! See the full feature here.

Mike B on Glamour & Grace

 

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

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Wedding MBA is around the corner, which means the nomination deadline for WIPA awards is coming up! Do you have a favorite photographer? Perhaps it’s a florist who always goes above and beyond – or, maybe, you’re the one who fits the bill! Whoever it is, nominations are due by August 14 at 5:00 pm PST, so be sure to get your applications in soon! Applications and instructions can be found here. The winners of the 2015 WIPA Awards of Excellence will be honored at the Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas on September 15. Hope to see you there!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

Another fun and insightful feature for Destination Weddings, this time on GayWeddings.com! With destination weddings on the rise (they make up about 25% of all weddings!), the experts from Destination Weddings share their thoughts on trends and other hot topics in the destination wedding market. Check it out here!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

Oh me, oh my! Our friends at Tart Event Co. have once again stolen our hearts with this whimsical styled shoot by Stephanie Yonce Photography on Style Me Pretty. This delicious, colorful shoot was a collaboration between a number of our friends in the Richmond wedding industry and what better place to shoot than at Paisley and Jade? Bravo, ladies! See the full feature here.

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

The times, they are a’changing and it’s quite exciting to be in the middle of it. Hooray for GayDestinationWeddings.com and their wonderful feature on TravelPulse! Check out this very informative and insightful feature here.

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

We’re thrilled to once again be offering a fall internship with OFD Consulting. Interested in joining the team? Please review the below and then contact Amanda at hello@ofdconsulting.com  for more information, as well as an application. The deadline is fast approaching (August 1!) and we look forward to hearing from you soon! ~Meghan

DUTIES

Specific duties of the intern vary each year depending upon new issues and marketing objectives, but could include:  writing promotional pieces; social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Blogging); assisting with activities during events; appointment confirmations; involvement in promotions and research; and providing staff support. Intern will work a flexible schedule of 10-15 hours per week remotely. A weekly meeting will be requested to review current and future projects.  The internship is unpaid although OFD will gladly work with you on paperwork/requirements for college credits.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible participants must be at least 18 years of age, a current college student and preferably residing in Richmond, Virginia, for the summer, although under the right circumstances, we have enjoyed successful internships with those working remotely. Preference will be given to those possessing strong communication and organizational skills, as well as maturity, creativity and the ability to work independently.  The candidate need not be from a wedding industry background and those with a 3.0 or better Grade Point Average is preferred.

SKILLS

The best candidate is a driven, organized and detail oriented individual who values on the job experience. An understanding of basic marketing and public relations is preferred and strong writing skills are required. Previous experience planning events is a plus. Candidate must take direction well, although the opportunity to be creative will be prevalent throughout the time spent at OFD. Public Relations is often a fast-paced environment so the ability to think quick and “on your feet” is a huge bonus.

Proficiency with Windows (or Mac OS), Microsoft Office (specifically Word and Excel) and Social Media Management (Twitter, Facebook, Blogging) is a must. Also, a proficiency in WordPress would be helpful.

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

We were besides ourselves when the latest issue of Richmond Bride landed on our doorstep! Why is that? Only because of PW Photography‘s gorgeous two page feature of Taylor and Thomas’ wedding, of course! Check out this lovely Richmond wedding at the Richmond Bride site here.

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

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Hot off the presses this Monday afternoon- I’m just thrilled to share this latest news! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Meghan Ely
OFD Consulting LLC
804.543.6400
meghan@ofdconsulting.com

 

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting joins WIPA National Board

RICHMOND, Va. – Meghan Ely, founder of niche wedding public relations agency, OFD Consulting, has accepted a position as Director of Communications on the Board of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA).

“WIPA is an industry leader in event trends, education and innovation, and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to connect with many of its members throughout my travels,” shares Ely, a regular speaker at industry workshops and conferences.  “It’s an honor to serve alongside this year’s leadership and I look forward to contributing.”

OFD Consulting, a Richmond-based firm, was founded by Ely in 2009 and has built a strong presence not only in the Virginia wedding industry, but nationally and internationally.

Ely joins the WIPA Board of Directors alongside other top wedding professionals around the nation and is headed by the president, Kevin Dennis of Fantasy Sound Event Services.

About OFD Consulting

OFD Consulting LLC is a niche Wedding Marketing and Wedding PR Firm that services the Wedding Industry. Founded in 2009, OFD Consulting assists Wedding Professionals with targeting their Wedding Marketing and Wedding PR for maximum impact. More information can be found at http://www.ofdconsulting.com.

About the Wedding Industry Professionals Association

The Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) launched in 2008 as a member-run non-profit association that represents a number of wedding professionals. More information can be found at http://wipa.org/ or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Wipausa.

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We are ever so pleased to announce Destination Weddings’ feature on Catersource! Get the inside scoop on the rise of South Asian destination weddings – you’ll want to know this information.  Click here to learn more!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.

Wow! This week, we are overjoyed to announce that, along with a group of our friends, OFD Consulting had the opportunity to contribute for a feature on Special Events. Tune in to check out exclusive insight from BDI EventsTaylor’d Events, and David Abel Photography. You will not want to miss this article on the topic of branding, and corporate and social events! Click here to read the full feature!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding marketing and wedding pr firm OFD Consulting. She is the exclusive wedding pr blogger for The Knot, a WeddingWire expert and is a highly sought after speaker in the wedding industry. She loves ruffle table runners and Royal Wedding Tchotchkes. To learn how OFD Consulting can assist you with your wedding marketing and wedding pr, please contact us today.