A FREE wedding planning summit for engaged couples!

December 2 & 3, 2023 | 11 pm - 4 pm CST

The Nearlywed Summit will give you everything you need to plan your wedding with confidence!

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Not sure where to start with wedding planning?  

Learn directly from planners, florists, photographers, venue owners, DJs, stylists, and more! 

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  • 20+ Industry Professionals
  • Engaging Programming & Panels
  • Game-Changing Information
  • Optional Ticket Upgrades

 An online wedding planning masterclass with invaluable industry insight, interactive Q&A panels, and session topics that range from budgeting to latest trends and DIY’s. We have gathered a wide range of event professionals to give you everything you need to plan your wedding with confidence and help you enjoy the creative process!

What You'll Learn:

The Nearlywed Summit will demystify wedding planning, save you countless hours of searching through online content, filling out dead-end inquiries, throwing money away, and hitting creativity blocks.

  • Budgeting & Pricing
  • Coordination Details
  • Contracts & Best Practices
  • Latest Trends & DIY's
  • The Perfect Timeline
  • Your Photography Style
  • Wedding Videography
  • Wedding Styling & Attire
  • And Much More!

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Secure your seat for 2 days of engaging and experienced speakers, real insight for real couples and front-row seats to demystify wedding planning.

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The Wedding Blueprint

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Getting engaged is often one of those life-changing "I'll cherish this forever" moments!

And rightly so! Whether you got engaged during the sweetest date night at home or at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it is a moment that the world stops and love completely surrounds you. But as soon as you get into wedding planning and start navigating logistics, that euphoria quickly fades.

From looking at latest trends, hunting down the perfect venue, and figuring out seating charts to countless inquiries and sky-high vendor quotes - you can quickly start to feel like a " fish out of water."

That's why The Nearlywed Summit focuses on making sure you have all the insight you need to plan your wedding with ease and confidence!

We all know wedding planning will come with hurdles. But this summit will give you:

  • Proven stragtegies for creating a realistic wedding budget.
  • Best practices for building your wedding dream team and book vendors you trust.
  • How to establish your own personal style and let your wedding day tell your love story.
  •  Dealing with guests and how to foster those relationships while planning.
  • And much more.

The Nearlywed Summit grew from a genuine desire to bridge the gap between wedding professionals and planning couples with education and connection.

Meet Us At The Summit

What are attendees saying?

Tina M.

Planning a destination wedding on my own, I had no idea what to expect. But I figured information from wedding vendors would be helpful. I got way more than information! After attending a few of the sessions, I knew I needed to be taking notes. I can’t explain how helpful this information was.

Wedding Date: 3/4/24

Nikki H.

There isn't more to say other than, ATTEND THE NEARLYWED SUMMIT! This was not like a super salesy bridal expo. This was real conversations with real vendors and I was able to ask questions LIVE! Absolutely, without a doubt, recommend this for anyone wedding planning.

Wedding Date: 10/31/24

Crystal P.

There were so many affirming workshops! Events like this are historically catered towards “bridal’ details. But not this summit. There was an inclusive workshop on photography,  and even one on non-traditional rituals. This was honestly the best wedding event my partner and I have attended.

Wedding Date: 1/25/25


LaToya Papillion-Herr

Wedding Minister & Marriage Coach

LaToya is a wedding minister, marriage and spiritual coach, and author. Inspired by the historical ruling on same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court in 2015, she began serving couples that wanted radical support, professional standards, a whole lot of magic, and a genuine connection at the wedding altar.

LaToya's personable and engaging wedding ceremonies and sacred experiences have been featured in Vogue, Carats & Cake, Southern Bride Magazine, Martha Stewart, Dancing with Her, Equally Wed, New Orleans Wedding Magazine, Munaluchi, and more. You can also find her insight quoted with The Guardian, Brides, HueIDo, The Knot, and many others.

One of her goals with The Nearlywed Summit is to help build a truly transparent wedding industry that celebrates the broad spectrum of love that she sees at every wedding.

Michelle Norwood

Principle Designer & Planner

Named Top Planner in the World, Michelle Norwood is an industry-leading event designer based in America’s most vibrant city. As a NOLA native, she is admired for her warm demeanor and personal touch which makes her one of the most sought-out wedding planners for local and international events. Her expertise in creating unique, unforgettable experiences has won the hearts of couples everywhere & caught the attention of many major publications. 

With over twenty years of building out bespoke intimate affairs, Michelle has been featured in various high-profile media publications such as Vogue, the New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, and Over The Moon. Her portfolio proves that no dream or idea is too big or too small. 

As a co-founder of The Nearlywed Summit, she believes that couples should know exactly what to expect when planning one of the most memorable celebrations of their lives. From clear pricing expectations to how to choose a venue Michelle is all about real support and education!

Let the summit prepare you for planning an unforgetable celebration of love!

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Education. Community. Access.

By attending the Nearlywed summit, you can ease wedding planning burnout and bridge the gap with impactful education, genuine connections, and unbridled creativity! We are wedding vendors dedicated to de-mystifying the planning experience and helping you focus on the feelings of love, excitement, and celebration that began this journey.

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