Batter Up Boutique, cupcake catering

Jessica Czarnogursky, Editor-in-Chief

Though many students are accustomed to seeing Tec-128 professional and geared for the Board of Trustees meeting, the School of Continuing Education and instructor for Wedding/Event Planning Toni DeLisi transformed the room proud. The BCC School of Continuing Education hosted The Designer’s Wedding Showcase on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Tec-128.
The event, filled with prospective wives-to-be had twenty-eight different vendors, each eager to be a part of the wedding. Batter Up Boutique, a cupcake caterer, had free samples to offer, in addition to their ornately decorated table and treats. Synergy, “A sophisticated band with a cool sound”, entertained the attendees as they perused the vendors. The event also had florists, including Schweinfurths, who offered a prize of a bridal bouquet valued at $100. Bakers, invitation designers, event planners, videographers, and caterers also were represented.
In addition, Toni herself had a booth from the company that she not only founded, but now serves as the principal of, “Memorable Events LLC” that offered a free consultation and a chance to win $500 off a “Day of Wedding” coordination package.
DeLisi is a master bridal consultant and the national manager of the Association of Bridal Consultants “Community College Initiative” programs. In addition, DeLisi owns Memorable Events LLC, a wedding and social event planning company. She currently teaches “Weddings and Special Events as a Business” through the School of Continuing Education, where students learn the basics about wedding planning as a career and earn a BCC certificate after twelve sessions.

Meghan Giambona, a student in the Wedding/Event Planning Certification program commented how great it was to have an instructor that was herself involved in the industry. “[Toni] teaches you things a book could not explain”.

The event was received well by the population of Bergen and beyond, giving hope that even a small venue can hold promise for perhaps your biggest day.

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