Three times a year Engage Summits brings together the top leaders in the events industry for three days of powerful speakers, inspiration and networking. Here are our favorite moments from the Engage Luxury Wedding Summit at the luxurious and tranquil resort, Nizuc in Cancun.
Gifts for the Good Life partnered with local Mexican artisans to create an engaging and special pop-up Mercado, fashioned with everything from Mezcal-cologne to holiday ornaments. Engage branding carried through with the fresh color palette, clever tags and unique presentation.
The 22nd Engage kicked off with a powerful opening session, lead by a traditional Mexican blessing. Nuage Designs dressed the conference space in Pink Velluto linens which were as gorgeous as they were luxe to touch.
Hundreds of twinkling cafe lights glittered above the beach at Nizuc to welcome guests to the opening celebration of Engage. Action stations featuring traditional Mexican cuisine nourished attendees, while a tequila bar spiced up the evening. Seating was styled in a mixture of cafe tables, high tops and lounge furniture making for casual and interactive dining, while the beach swings were the most coveted seats. Elan artists kept a packed dance “beach” with high-energy music, while the Elan interactive actors fluttered about painting faces and charming guests.
The second day of Engage kicked off with inspiring speakers on the integrity of your business, never giving up and having a good team around you, and was followed with breakout sessions on hot industry topics from Marketing to Millennials to trend reports.
Fresh pink and vibrant palm linens adorned tables scattered throughout the poolside fete as attendees dined on fresh fish and Mexican favorites, while a duo serenaded the group with lively luncheon music.
The popular dine-around format allows attendees to connect with dynamic groups in an intimate table setting, hosted at restaurants throughout the resort.
The Dia De Los Muertos Dessert Party brought mystery, theater and the unexpected to life. Guests walked a fiery path lined with skeleton-clad actors to the poolside party, featuring cirque performers dressed to the nines in the theme. A stage was built over the pool, which provided a stellar stage and even more fun dance floor as Elan Artists kept the dance floor packed. The clever use of actors and costumes made the ambiance at the dessert party completely inspired.
The third day kicked off with the Media Lounge, which gives attendees an opportunity to connect with top editors. From there, guests attended intimate break-out sessions with top industry professionals.
Lively music, synchronized swimmers, poolside dancers and a posh picnic gave guests the opportunity to “engage” in the sun. Shutterfly created custom-branded everything… from beach towels to pool balls, while non-stop entertainment kept the mood lively and fun.
Pre-gala arrival photos capture the beauty and personalities of the Engage guests.
This celestial fete charmed guests with the inspired and powerful color palette, the impeccable use of lighting and projection and majestic arrangements of flowers. Towering colorful arrangements magically rested on top of pin-thin gold vases, while a custom dance floor portrayed constellations and the Engage branding. Pristine table appointments sat atop of twinkling Nuage Design linens, while dancers in shadow boxes around the room brought an element of mystery and movement. The entertainment – from cirque performers to non-stop big band entertainment, kept guests dancing until the wee hours of the morning.