The Minnesota-based Independent Wedding Association and This Love Weddings hosted a Hearten Talk on inclusivity and diversity in the event industry at the Machine Shop this spring, and it was a packed house full of discussion, support, and community! The special guest speaker was Mary Chatman, CEO of blackbride.com and Editor-in-Chief of Black Bride Magazine.
From the IWA event page, “Hearten Talk is a collaboration of the Independent Wedding Association and This Love Weddings. The Independent Wedding Association is a group of creative, passionate businesses in the Twin Cities area that love to celebrate local weddings and build our creative businesses together. This Love Weddings is a custom, full-service wedding planning and design boutique that specializes in long-distance planning for stylish couples looking to show guests a bit of Minnesota Nice.”