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Bam Bams Spring Jam Wraps Up Biggest Weekend Yet

WAVY 10 News coverage of the Bam Bam's Spring Jam 2017. 

FEATURED Article Contributor: SheFinds.com

 We have the opportunity of contributing  to an article regarding bridal seating charts on SheFinds.com. We shared two helpful tips that you can see by clicking here

Featured Interview with Conversations with Creamer Podcast

Last week, we had the opportunity to be a guest on the Conversations with Creamer podcast. I really enjoyed speaking with Alison and our conversation extended well past the recording. Take a listen by clicking here

FEATURED: Contributor to Planning Pod Blog

Apryl recently served as a contributor to Planning Pod Blog on an article about Event Sponsorship. Check out the article by clicking here

Memorable Couple Featured in New Journal & Guide Newspaper

Our clients, the former Stephanie L. Sutton and Joseph Walters were featured in the social section of the New Journal & Guide newspaper.  Their wedding took place on November 19, 2016 at the Chrysler Museum of Art and was definitely a memorable event.  Take a look at the article by clicking here.

Featured Interview: Apryl Roberts appears on Conquering Dreams podcast

Apryl was recently a special guest on the Conquering Dreams podcast. On the show, she discusses how she overcame the obstacles of being a teen mom to eventually creating her own event production company. The podcast is available on iTunes and SoundCloud and may be heard by clicking here

Apryl Roberts Recieves Influenc-Her Award

Last evening, Apryl Roberts awarded the Executor Award from the World Wide Women Group at their annual The Royal Soiree.  The soiree is the event for the presentation of the Influenc-her Awards.  The Exector award is awarded to women who are trailblazers in their line of work an who fearlessy make things happen. 

The event, which was held at the Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk, also honored women philanthropists, those who contribute to education in the school systems, emerging leaders as well as women who excel in all of the aforementioned categories.  This event is a part of the Return to Royalty initiative for the organization.

Return to Royalty is the only 2 day rally built to shatter the barriers separating women from all genres of life. It has been intrinsically designed to present an atmosphere of excitement, support, and common ground amongst women who have carried burdens alone for too long.  Return to Royalty is the coronation for all women who have been stripped of their eminence due to life’s events. Every year we challenge ourselves to make this event engaging, beneficial, and life changing for all the women and their children who attend.

 

FEATURED on Munaluchi Bride: Reception Surprise

Once again our clients', Jessica and Sean, wedding is in the spotlight.  This time is is Sean's reception surprise to his lovely bride that is the center of attention!  The surprise choreographed dance routine that the groom prepared for his elated bride is featured on Munaluchi Bride.  Click here to see the feature and video.

Apryl Roberts Nominated For 2016 Influenc-Her Award

Apryl Roberts, owner of Memorable Events by Apryl, LLC, has been nominated for a 2016 Influenc-Her Award in the category of Business (Executor Award). These awards are presented by the Worldwide Women's Group, Inc. and are designed to highlight amazing women across the country who are trailblazers in their sphere of influence. 

Voting will begin at 12 PM on 9/1/16 and conclude at 12 PM on 9/11/16.  The community may vote for nominees in each category by visiting the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/63PVQBM

The winners will be announced at The Royal Soirée gala which will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Slover Library in Norfolk, VA. 

FEATURED on Elite Daily| 8 Wedding Planners Reveal Everything Brides Do Wrong Before Their Big Day

Eight wedding planners which included our own, Apryl Roberts, provided planning advice to brides on Elite Daily.  In the article entitled "8 Wedding Planners Reveal Everything Brides Do Wrong Before Their Big Day", Apryl and her industry colleagues provide brides with tips on things to consider while planning for their big day.  You may view the article by clicking here.

MEBA Wedding Featured on The Coordinated Bride

"If you let God hold the pen, he will write the perfect love story."

Today our clients', Jessica and Sean, wedding was featured on The Coordinated Bride Bridal Blog.  The wedding, which took place over the Memorial Day Weekend was definitely a labor of love.  It was a just working with this couple and becoming extended family with them.  Please check out the blog by clicking the link above and let us know what you think!

Apryl Roberts Concludes Term as ILEA Hampton Roads President

Apryl D. Roberts concludes her term as International Live Events Association (ILEA)  Hampton Roads Chapter on July 1, 2016.  ILEA is the principle association representing the World's largest community of creative event professionals globally.  The transition into a new board term was celebrated at the recent Diamond Gala which was held at Cypress Point Country Club.  The new president will be Nicole Johnson of Montero's Restaurant.  Apryl will continue to serve on the ILEA Hampton Roads Board in the executive position of Immediate Past President. 

Bam Bams Spring Jam WAVY 10 Coverage

WAVY 10 News coverage of the Bam Bam's Spring Jam Celebrity Weekend.  This coverage focuses on the community cookout.  Memorable Events by Apryl proudly helped the KBD Group and Kam Cares Foundation plan this event along with the other events of the weekend. 

Apryl Roberts Guest Panelist for Dinner & Discussion Series on Media Professionals

Apryl was a guest of Old Dominion University Alumni Association for a Dinner & Discussion with alumni in media. Students learned how to prepare for a career after ODU. They heard first-hand from ODU grads about their experiences. Other guest panelists included .Sarah Hill, Sr. Producer at WAVY-10; Noel Gramlich, Dir. of Special Events for Downtown Norfolk; Sarah Miller, Marketing Coordinator for HDR, and more.

Modern Femme on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland

Success is not one size fits all!

The fouders  of the Modern Femme Movement appeared on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland to discuss what the movement is about as well as the upcoming conference that will be held in Virginia Beach which is being planned by Memorable Events by Apryl.

Memorable Events by Apryl Appears on Montage TV Show

Apryl shares holiday tablescape tips with the viewers of Montage.  This Thanksgiving tablescape can easily be transitioned to a Christmas tablescape. 

Apryl Roberts inducted as ISES Hampton Roads President

On June 23, 2015 Apryl Roberts was inducted as the 2015-2016 International Special Events Society (ISES) Hampton Roads Chapter President.  ISES is the principle association representing the World's largest community of creative event professionals globally.  The Diamond Gala event was held at Norfolk Botanical Gardens and attendend by a Who's Who in the Hampton Roads events community. 

Taste Of Hampton Roads 2015

Memorable Events by Apryl had the pleasure of working with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia & Eastern Shore to present the 26th Annual Taste of Hampton Roads event.  This the final Taste event as the organization will be exploring other types of event to help target their fundraising goals.  This video was created by Astro Entertainment, one of our event sponsors. 

FEATURED on Tidewater & Tulle: The Stories Behind Creative Wedding Tablescapes

Memorabe Events by Apryl's tablescape design was featured on Tidewater and Tulle.  Apryl shares with readers on how she developed the idea to create the "Ethnic Fusion" tablescape.  You may read the article by clicking here

FEATURED on Chic Brown Bride| {Styled Shoot} Winter Rustic Chic

The "Backyard Winter Rustic Chic" stylized shoot is featured on The Chic Brown Bride.  This shoot was shot in Apryl's backyard in over a foot of snow!  Check out photos from this fun winter shoot by clicking here.

FEATURED in Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine| Pontoon Party Planning!

Do you own a pontoon or deck boat and love to entertain?  Well if so, you will want to check out the article that Memorabe Events by Apryl is featured in the article providing tips on hosting parties on these small vessels.  To see tips on how to stay afloat while hosting a party on the seas, click here.

Apryl Provides Tips to The Virginian Pilot

Apryl provided tips to The Virginian Pilot newspaper on how to make weddings a memorable experience for your little guests. Check out the article here

Apryl Roberts featured in 944 Magazine

Apryl Roberts is featured in 944 Magazine in their inaugural Wedding Issue.  Apryl alongside celebrity planner, Donnie Brown, discuss stories of dealing with Bridezillas and how to properly plan for the special day to avoid some of the tantrums in the article "Wedding Planner Confessions."  The magazine may be purchased in the following markets: Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco.

Apryl Roberts serves as commentator for 13News Now Live Oscars Chat & Blog

Apryl Roberts was selected as a commentator for local ABC affiliate 13 News Now's 2014 Live Oscar Night Party Live Chat and Blog.  The event was hosted by Channel 13's Naoma Doriguzzi and included guest bloggers from the Hampton Roads area that shared their thoughts and opions on Oscar Night! 

Memorable Events by Apryl featured in Premier Bride Magazine

Our "Love Is Sweet" design is featured in Premier Bride Magazine. This Cotton candy-themed  tablescape will make you swoon!

FEATURED in YFS Magazine: 15 Entrepreneurs Share New Years Resolutions

In this article, 15 entepreneurs share their New Year's Resolutions.  What resolutions have you made for the upcoming year?  View the online version here.

Apryl Roberts FEATURED in Creme Magazine| Top Entrepreneurs To Watch In 2012

Apryl Roberts was name by Creme Magazine as one of the Top Entrepreneurs to watch in 2012!  This list consisted of 8 entrepreneurs from around the country and included interviews from the different business owners to find out how their businesses came to fruition, what makes them unique in the marketplace, and where they see their businesses in 5+ years!

FEATURED on American Express Open Forum| 6 Ways to Rebrand Using Social Media

Apryl Roberts was featured in an article on American Express Open Forum entitled "6 Ways to Rebrand Using Social Media."  In the article, she shares her own personal tip on how she was able to rebrand her business after 8 years.  Click here to read some of those tips.

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