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The Trade Sensation Events Wedding Academy offers 4 different mentorship programs that will give you the opportunity to learn the skills and gain experience in wedding planning, décor styling and floral design. These programs are all very hands-on so that you can assist in actual weddings and events that we execute.

Wedding Planning Mentorship Program

This is a 12 class program which will take you from steps A-Z with each client with regards to Wedding Planning. Classes start with the initial meeting with the client, partnering and working with vendors, to learning how to plan the agenda and day of execution of a wedding. This includes assisting at minimum 2-3 weddings for training purposes.

This program can be completed in 3 months, and will include a Certificate of Achievement upon graduation, a letter of recommendation, and the potential of interviewing for a position on the Trade Sensation Events team.

We also offer a Day of Coordination Mentorship Program which is a condensed version of the Full Coordination Mentorship intended to give you an overview of what wedding planning entails as a 6 class program. This program can be completed in approximately 6 weeks.

For more details, please visit the ‘Wedding Planning Mentorship‘ page.

Décor Styling Mentorship Program

This 10 class program is designed to introduce and develop your skills in event décor and styling. In addition to learning technique, backdrops and detailing, you will also be exposed to the business aspect of wedding décor including how to sell décor, inspiration boards, and taking part in décor execution.

This program can be completed in 3 months, and will include a Certificate of Achievement upon graduation, a letter of recommendation, and the potential of interviewing for a position on the Trade Sensation Events team. 

For more details, please visit the ‘Decor Styling Mentorship‘ page.

Floral Design Mentorship Program

This program consists of two semesters of around 10 classes each, and is meant not only to teach you the techniques of floral design, but also to learn the proper care and handling of flowers, and the wholesaling/retail aspects of this business. In addition, there will be a focus on the role of floral design in weddings and events, and will give you insight on how to build your own portfolio.

This program will include a Certificate of Achievement upon graduation and a letter of recommendation from our in house floral designer and program instructor, Natalia Fernandez.

For more details, please visit the ‘Floral Design Mentorship‘ page.

Photography Fast Track Mentorship Program

This is a fast track program consists of three levels. Run by Richard Emmanuel of Piper Studios and Richard Emmanuel Photography fame, this program will help you gain real life experience and learn techniques that will take your photography to the next level!

For more details, please visit the ‘Photography Mentorship‘ page.

 

Testimonials

Read what our happy students have to say about our program!

“For a very long time, I dreamed of becoming a wedding planner but struggled to find the right path. I was not sure if obtaining a certificate from QC School, WPIC or an educational institution would make my dreams come true. I knew these options would not give me the experiences and skills necessary to be a successful wedding planner. When I came across Trade Sensation and learned more about the programs offered for students, I realized that I could not let this rare opportunity go away. Since day one, I was fortunate enough to gain hands-on experience thanks to Carla and her amazing team who provided tremendous amounts of support and guidance throughout the program. They all were there every step of the way to answer my questions and have me by their side to observe and solve real-life situations. In addition, the program is also structured in a way that allows you to create your schedule according to your own time and don’t worry about missing a class because there will always be another class. Being in school for more than 15 years, it was nice to move away from classroom setting and actually experience the different stages of wedding planning from meeting new clients to attending venue meetings to assisting three weddings – YES three weddings. You can even get involved with the set-up and take-down of decor for other three weddings as well – how amazing is that? Even Trade Sensation has a high reputation when it comes to wedding planning, decor and floral design so don’t be surprised if you attend weddings at astounding venues such as One King West, Royal Ambassador or Holcim Waterfront Estate. If you are really considering pursuing a career in wedding planning, decor styling, floral design or any other professions, you should stop daydreaming and get enrolled into one of the programs already. You will be amazed by the impact these programs have on you as a student and a professional in future.”

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Wedding Planning Mentorship Program Student 

Our Class of 2015

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Jeanette Robinson

Decor Styling Mentorship Graduate

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Born with a passion for beautifully designed environments, Jeanette Robinson chose to shift from working in the professional services industry for 15 years and take a leap of faith by indulging in her ability to decorate weddings and homes.


Jeanette knew right away that the courses offered at Trade Sensation, by owner Carla Abramovici was the perfect muse to get hands on training and get taught by enthusiastic experts who were generous with their knowledge of the wedding business.


She says, “In life the clues of where you are supposed to be and what you’re supposed to be doing are always there. You just have to be aware of the flashing directional a signs of your instincts and literally follow them.”

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Jenny Ta

Wedding Planning/ Floral Design Mentorship Student

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I have wanted to become a professional wedding planner for quite some time now and I feel by taking these two programs I am inching closer and closer towards achieving my goals and dreams. I believe they will give me the practical skills needed to become successful in the industry.

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Charity Nopuente

Decor Styling Mentorship Student

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My dream of becoming a decor stylist was not immediately realized until I started having the desire to transform empty spaces into so much more. Whether it be a room in someone’s house or an event space, I always had a vision to turn it into something that would give it a “wow factor”. I’ve been looking for a program that could help make my dream become a reality and this program is the perfect fit! With its classes taking you from A-Z of being a decor stylist with the help of Carla and her team, it definitely excites me to be a part of it and I look forward to the opportunities this will present.

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Khrystyna Ugrynyuk

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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I want to see and understand the wedding business inside. It is a great opportunity to shadow your mentor and have the chance to get the most out of it for your future career. I am excited to follow all the steps from the beginning (when you meet the couple first time and try to feel their emotions, and how they see their wedding) to the end (when they are happy with the job you did for them). I am also very interested in little details which you cannot see with the naked eye but without them the wedding wouldn’t go smoothly. Another thing is team work! I used to work in teams at school and even now at work, but I think it is different, as you become one family with your team and the couple for whom the party is organized. I hope this course will give me the best experience ever; and will open other doors to my new future.

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Tess Garland

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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Tess Garland joined the Trade Sensation team as a Lead Bridal Coordinator in February 2015, having completing the mentorship program with an exceptional 90%. With an extensive background in advertising, marketing, events and design she has developed the perfect balance of organization and creativity. She has been accountable for the success of multiple events over the years, her favourite being weddings. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail and dedication makes her a reliable wedding planning you can feel confident about on your special day.

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Olivia Lam

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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When I joined The Wedding Planning Mentorship course at Trade Sensation I was astonished at how much hands on experience it gave me. I am WPIC certified however, sitting in a classroom environment did not benefit me the same way it did in the Trade Sensation Mentorship course. I learned how to efficiently assess and solve real-time situations which has definitely prepared me for whatever comes my way! I was able to take everything I learned at WPIC and apply it to the weddings I assisted in while with Trade Sensation. In addition to this, I was able to participate in important daily tasks and meetings such as décor trials, budgeting meetings, final agenda meetings, vendor meetings and creating inspiration boards. After helping with multiple weddings and a lot of dedication, I joined the team as an Assistant Bridal Coordinator. I am so thankful that my commitment to the wedding industry was noticed and valued by Trade Sensation. They are trend-setters and always outshine even their very best work time and time again. I am excited and look forward to the many weddings ahead!

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Mansi Sharma

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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I have had a great experience with the Trade Sensation team. Not only were they one of the few people who really contact when you have questions or inquires within a 24Hr turnaround time but they are all so friendly!When moving to Toronto, wedding planning was something I wanted to take a step into. I didn’t know where to start, so I went on google…I found place where I could receive a certification to start in the industry, which were QC School and WPIC weekend courses. Both looked great however I hesitated for a month because I wasn’t sure about investing money into something that was going to be a self-read or a quick 2 day program that just didn’t feel like it was enough. Not knowing what I should be doing I joined the QC School because I felt that I would be touch with experts in the field who are really doing event and wedding planning.When looking for some more hands on experience I stumbled upon the Trade Sensation website, so I sent my resume to the team with a little bit about me, within 24 hours I booked an appointment with the CEO Carla Abramovici (which I thought was crazy for her to just to a meet and greet). I am so glad that I did meet her, because she changed my life and gave me some of the best advice I would get!She advised me to join her school, talked to be a bit about the things you receive and showed me how things work in Trade Sensation. Without a word of a doubt, the opportunity was too good to pass up! I went to classes where you get real hands on experience; you sit with clients, observe the things they say and the issues that come up, and Carla then walks you through questions and really involves you in the wedding planning process. You get to assist on décor set up and take down so not only do you learn the wedding planning world but you see the other elements so you are well equipped! The course not only provides the help and assistance of your peers who are taking the course but you have senior coaching wedding planner who really want your success. If this isn’t enough, at the end you go through an interview process with Carla, owner and CEO, for a potential job within the Team. I honestly can’t say enough about this whole process and how easy and in depth all of the classes are…if anyone is thinking about wedding planning first start here, the certifications aren’t running anywhere…this is the real deal, the hands on everyday life or weddings in this case!

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Anvy Luu

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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Through the Wedding Planning Mentorship Program with Trade Sensation Events, I’ve been gaining such rapid knowledge and hands on experience within the wedding planning industry. I use to think that starting your very own wedding planning business/company was as simple as coming up with an agenda and following through with it on the day of the Wedding. If I had invested my time and money into such a basic & narrow understanding of what I thought “Wedding Planning” really was, I would not have made it really far into this field on my own. With straightforward guidance and very legitimate advice from Carla after each class, I felt very safe being in the hands of such a successful wedding company & felt confident fro​m learning through such real experiences, behind her entire team. Trade Sensation Events offers a full Mentorship Program which allowed me as a student to attend real life scenarios and sit in through client or vendor meetings, which enabled me to gain a whole lot of knowledge in communicating with different types of people in this industry. Stepping into this Mentorship Program, I only hoped to receive minimal experience as a Wedding Planner, and expected to end it with just a certificate to showcase my graduating this course. Instead, I was able to attend real Weddings and assist/train as a real wedding planner. Shortly after my program began, I continued to grow closely with this company as I would attend class, and grow to be a part of their team, which soon after opened such huge doors and opportunities for employment & growth for me! This course allowed me to feel out the entire industry without having to worry about following a strict school schedule or worry about an unaffordable/massive tuition fee. Their class schedules were very lenient and convenient at the same time, allowing me complete the program at my own pace, without consequence for days I would not be able to attend! I feel like if anyone ever strongly feels they deserve and place in this industry and feels passionate about becoming a Wedding planner, Wedding Décor Stylist OR a floral designer (or all of the above), Trade Sensation’s programs would be the best suited route to guide you in the direction for your future success. I am happy to say that through this program, I’ve been employed in the company, cross-trained to serve different aspects within the company & continue to seek growth and attain more knowledge / amazing opportunities alongside Carla & her wonderful team.

Our Class of 2014

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Stephanie Cooper

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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My goal is to become Trade Sensation’s Kitchener-Waterloo planner. I would like to expand my knowledge of planning, preparing and producing events by getting hands on experience, to back up the theoretical knowledge I have already attained. I also plan to use this course to help me build my business working as an event coordinator.

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Debra Berman

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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My goals in attending the Wedding Planner Program are to learn how to plan and execute detailed events of any size and to provide a Wow experience filled with professionalism and positivity to my clients.

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Aussie Marie Ho

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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I’ve always wanted to become a wedding planner and when I came across Trade Sensation’s Wedding Planning Mentorship Program, I knew right that moment it was an opportunity I shouldn’t miss. Carla has been an awesome instructor and I can tell you I’ve learned a lot within the classes I have attended. The program itself will allow you to learn the ropes of the industry in no time. I cannot thank her and her team enough with the amazing things they have taught me ever since I started the program.


*Aussie began the program in July 2014.

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Sally Wong

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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My goal is to become a knowledgeable wedding planner that knows how to make someone’s special day even more special. My plan is to merge the personal experiences I have in weddings with the professional experiences that I will gain with Trade Sensation’s hands-on mentorship program and internship opportunity.


*Sally began the program in August 2014.

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Tracy Lustina- Janczak

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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Tracy joined the Trade Sensation team as a student in 2012 with a background in marketing and corporate event planning. She found a passion and love for the business when she planned her sister’s wedding back in 2008. Never really taking her eye off of the industry, she planned and coordinated several family members’ weddings as well as her own in 2013.


What she is really looking forward to is learning about the various components of a wedding that even extend beyond her planning experience: makeup, décor, cultural traditions, styling & design.


Tracy’s goal is to eventually become a Wedding Consultant with Trade Sensation. She is currently enrolled in the Wedding Planning Mentorship program and is looking forward to completing it in November 2014 when she will officially join as a Bridal Coordinator.

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Arooj Zaheer

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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I’ve taken a couple of courses prior to Trade Sensation’s Mentorship Program, and I can say confidently that this is the most educational and the only hands-on course out there. Trade Sensation Events has the mentors who would help you change your dream into your career, and these are the people you want to learn from.


Arooj began the program in June 2014.

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Gillian Young

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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Gillian Young joined the Wedding Planning Mentorship Program in July 2014. She was consequently asked to join the Internship Program in August 2014. Gillian is currently in training for a Lead Planner position while completing the mentorship program.


After 15 years of customer service and management experience in both the retail and health care sectors, Gillian decided to follow in her family’s footsteps and join the event and wedding co-ordination industry and pursue her life long passion.


Gillian is extremely excited to join the Trade Sensation Team with Carla as her mentor, because from what she has seen so far, Carla leads a group some of the most professional, passionate, caring and customer-oriented wedding planners, she has ever met.

Our Class of 2013

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Marina Saad

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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This is a one of a kind course that goes far beyond any expectation I had. Not only does it go through the step by step process of all elements in a wedding, it provides students with the skills and confidence they need to succeed on their own. I love the mix of practical skills and excellent training elements!


*Marina was hired on the Trade Sensation team upon graduation as a Bridal Coordinator but has since moved on to other career opportunities.

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Maryam Shalchi

Decor Styling Mentorship Graduate

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Maryam joined the Decor Styling Mentorship program in 2012 and proceeded to join the Trade Sensation Decor team as a Decor Stylist upon graduation.

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Trisha Dhandhari

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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Trish joined our mentorship program in February 2013 after planning her own wedding with the unwavering guidance of Neha Chopra and Carla Abramovici. Trisha is of Guyanese background and understands the religious and cultural requirements of performing Hindu and Catholic West Indian Weddings and the events leading up to the big day. Trisha completed her Bachelor’s of Arts from McMaster University and has obtained her Paralegal Degree in 2010. Her passion for Wedding and Event Planning and her strong organizational background and skill-set ensures the bride and groom’s planning experience to be a comfortable and enjoyable one. Since then, she has finished the program and has joined our team as a Bridal Co-Ordinator specializing in West Indian Weddings.

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Jillian Lang

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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A positive outlook and endless energy brings Jillian Lang to the Trade Sensation Team. She graduated from the Wedding Planning Mentorship program in 2013 (with 87%), and has joined the Trade Sensation team as Bridal Coordinator.

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Nadya Nedashkovskaya

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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Nadya joined Trade Sensation team as a mentorship student in autumn 2012 and graduated in late 2013 (with 80.5%). She discovered her love for event planning while planning her own wedding. After assisting at several weddings with Trade Sensation team she admits that the whole coordination process gives her an incredible energy boost, which makes her realize that this is her true passion. In addition to event planning, Nadya fell in love with wedding décor execution and hopes to work with both sides of the business.

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Debbie Valente

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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Debbie, born and raised in Toronto joined our Trade Sensation team after being part of the movie industry for over 10 years. She joins us as a as a Bridal Coordinator specializing in Portuguese and European Weddings, having graduated from the Wedding Planning Mentorship program (with 89%). She discovered her passion for wedding and event planning while planning her own wedding and her friends weddings.

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Amelia Bain

Decor Styling Mentorship Student

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Jessica Li

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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I am so incredibly happy that I joined this WP mentorship program. I enjoy the hands-on experience as well as the interaction with meeting new people. I definitely feel that when I graduate from this program, I will be provided with the confidence and skills I need to be successful in this industry. Carla and her team are there to help us every step of the way! Thank you!

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Rachel Lin

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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This program has help me to gain the experience in the wedding planning industry. Although it can be tough sometimes however every class I have I will learn something new, for example; interacting with new clients, writing wedding run-down, and actcually be involved in client’s wedding to help out the team!

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Casey Nolin

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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My goal is to learn the ins and outs of the industry, network, and be inspired. I’m am excited by the creativity wedding planning gives and I hope it will help me be a more well rounded photographer. My feedback on this program is nothing but positive. Carla is incredibly approachable and fun to work with. The “hands on” aspect of the program is amazing. How the industry really works and how to communicate with your clients is not something that can be taught in a classroom but something that is learned from a true professional.

Our Class of 2012

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Andreia Belem

Decor Styling Mentorship Graduate

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What an amazing experience, it’s been. A roller coaster of excitement… Totally recommend this program to anyone wanting into this industry! Learned so much, words cannot express. Carla you are a spectacular Mentor. Thank you!


*Andreia is currently a Decor Leader / Admin Assistant with Trade Sensation.

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Bogdana Kokovina

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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The course is unique. It gives us an opportunity to experience the whole process and to learn from professionals who’ve been in this competitive business and who have become very successful. What is great is that you can participate, ask questions, meet real life wedding couples and at the end, actually assist in 3 real life 3 weddings. By the time you finish the course, you already have knowledge and experience.


*Bogdana graduated in 2011 and has since been a Lead Bridal Coordinator and Carla’s Executive Assistant.

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Miha Males

Decor Styling Mentorship Graduate

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Absolutely love it ! Highly Recommend it to anyone wanting to persue Event Planning. It has opened many doors for me in the industry. I was recently promoted to Creative Event Stylist with Trade Sensation Events!


*Miha graduated in 2011 and is currently the Design Director at Trade Sensation.

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Joni Kwan

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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I want to learn Wedding Planning A to Z and to Join Trade Sensation as a Bridal Consultant leading Asian Weddings.


*Joni was hired as Bridal Coordinator upon graduation but has since moved on to other career opportunities.

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Leona Chiu

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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I hope to develop knowledge and skills to have a career in wedding/event marketing and to love what I do.


*Leona was hired on as Bridal Coordinator upon graduating with 87%.

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Camille Ho

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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Camille joined the Wedding Planning Mentorship program in 2012, and was hired on as Bridal Coordinator. She has since moved on to other career opportunities.

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Janna Njauw

Wedding Planning Mentorship Graduate

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The course provides excellent hands on experience with events and clients. It will help you learn in a real environment and be taught by a great professional!


Janna graduated with 85%.

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Lucy Lima

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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I want to build knowledge and hands-on experience in the Event Planning Business to expand a future small business related into field.

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Elena Tsymbal

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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Priscilla De Maria

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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I have a strong desire to become a Wedding Cordinator. My goal is to work with Trade Sensation, a well rounded company that I believe has a promising future within in the Events Planning Community.

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Paula Tamburro

Decor Styling Mentorship Student

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Enjoying the hands-on training much more than an actual classroom setting. Learning on the job is much more rewarding and challenging.

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Ann Liao

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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I’ve really enjoyed this experience and I really appreciate you taking the time and giving me the opportunity for me to explore. Carla, You’ve been a great teacher and mentor.

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Aïda Baptiste

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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Nicole Bedeshi

Wedding Planning Mentorship Student

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The course provides excellent hands on experience with events and clients. It will help you learn in a real environment and be taught by a great professional! I have been loving the course so far. The fact that you can work it into your existing schedule has been a huge help. It is so interactive and hands on which is the best way to learn (at least for myself). The whole team at Trade Sensations has been very kind and helpful which makes this process very comfortable. I am so grateful that Carla has created such a rare opportunity for us aspiring to be in this industry and look forward to the possibilities this will bring me.

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The Trade Sensation wedding planning team and mentorship students in action at Sahir and Sabrina’s South Asian wedding at the Bombay Palace.

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73221_10153285055580574_1181352669_nTrade Sensation Senior Lead Planner Bogdana Kokovina training 2 Wedding Planning Mentorship Students, the lovely Ana and Margaret; along with our Intern from Paris, France, Megane at a wedding at the lovely Bellagio Event Boutique.

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