Executive Director of Weddings @ Wynn, Las Vegas
I am delighted to be participating today in an industry wide initiative,2009 "Wedding Pledge" sponsored by BrideTide.com to honor those in the wedding industry who inspire us and are exemplary in their positive influence in the wedding industry around the country.
Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge is proud to honor someone in the local Las Vegas wedding industry who first impressed and inspired me more than 7 years ago and, continues to inspire me to this day.
She is an example of class, style & professionalism & because of her influence, continually helps in raising the bar in making Las Vegas a luxury wedding destination.
She is a credit to her employer,the Las Vegas Wedding Industry and I will always be happily indebted to her for NOT HIRING ME all those years ago!
In 2001 I was fortunate to meet Ms. Montoya in the most unfortunate of circumstances for a pre-scheduled job interview at Bellagio Wedding Chapels where she was their Director on...September 13, 2001. I knew 2 days before, nothing would be the same here in Las Vegas for some time but was impressed right away that she actually kept the appointment.
Fast forward another 18 months to early 2003 and I met Jacqueline again at Bellagio for a job interview after completing my June Wedding Inc. Certified Wedding Consulting Course. I was at the cross roads and apparently, during our interview, Jacqueline saw the road I was destined to travel & did not hire me to be a wedding coordinator for the Bellagio Wedding Chapels.
Again, a few years later I was delighted to find that she was now the Executive Director of Weddings for the new Wynn, Las Vegas Resort. I was privileged she had invited me to an exclusive VIP "FAM" event in April 2005 for Wedding Planners from around the country (which some of my planner colleagues who were there still talk about to this day!).
From that day on, I have had the distinct pleasure to collaborate with Jacqueline & her wonderful Wedding Consultants and assistants on some highly successful weddings, promote one another, share helpful information & enjoy each others successes.
Jacqueline had a vision for how Weddings at Wynn Las Vegas, from the elegant Wedding Salons to the ballrooms, photo, video, catering and more, should set the standard for the most luxurious experiences a couple could have in planning and celebrating their wedding in Las Vegas. From the quality of the flowers and decor to the wedding amenities and most of all, the luxury of the personal attention and customization and detail that each and every member of the Wedding department provides and every bride & couple wants & deserves; Jacqueline's vision continues to make weddings at both Wynn, Las Vegas & Encore, Las Vegas the example of which so many other properties try to emulate.
She is a smart, savvy and stylish business woman and someone who inspires me (among others I'm sure) to continually do what I do with polish, poise and passion as well as warmth and compassion. Directly or indirectly, Jacquie has been an exemplary teacher for me over the years and a very positive force in my career; giving me an additional boost of confidence and encouragement to go out on my own in the first place and eventually establish my company, Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge.
So THANK YOU Jacqueline! You truly are a first class example of..."Las Vegas Wedding STYLE!!!".
With Admiration & Affection,