Education/Expertise

Elisa is committed to continuing education and support of the industry, whether in learning, teaching or serving! Why is this important?  Because when it hits the fan...and it often does, you want, need an experienced, educated professional handing one of the most important and expensive days of you lives.

  • MPI Midwest Regional Conference-Louisville KY Feb 2017
  • ABC Midwest Regional Education Conference - West Baden -Jan. 2017 
  • ABC Midwest Regional Educational Conference - West Baden - Jan. 2016
  • The Special Event Trade Show and Educational Conference - Orlando - Jan. 2016
  • ABC Midwest Regional Educational Conference - West Baden - Jan. 2015
  • ABC Midwest Regional Educational Conference - West Baden - Jan. 2014
  • ABC Midwest Regional Educational Conference - West Baden - Jan. 2013
  • The Special Event Trade show and Educational Conference in Chicago - Jan. 2013
  • Association of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides, Indianapolis - Nov. 2011
  • The Special Event Trade Show and Educational Conference, San Diego - Jan. 2009
  • The Special Event Trade Show and Educational Conference, Atlanta - Nov. 2007
  • Association of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides, Colorado Springs - Nov. 2006
  • Association of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides, San Jose - Nov. 2005
  • ABC Midwest Mini conference, Columbus - Spring 2005
  • The Special Event 2005, South Beach - Jan. 2005
  • The BEE (Business Educational Expo) Hebron - 2004 
  • Eventworld, Chicago - Aug. 2004
  • The Special Event, Las Vegas - Jan. 2004
  • ABC National Conference, Atlanta - Nov. 2004
  • ABC Regional Mini Conference in Columbus - Spring 2003
  • The Special Event, Orlando - Jan. 2003
  • Eventworld, Minneapolis - Aug. 2003
  • Eventworld, Sydney Australia - Aug. 2002
  • Assoc. of Bridal Consultants, Los Angelas - Nov. 2001
  • Eventworld, Indianapolis - Aug. 2001
  • Assoc. of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides, Caribbean Cruise - Nov. 2000
  • The Special Event trade show and educational conference, Orlando - Jan. 1999
  • ABC Conference, New Orleans - Nov. 1999
  • The Special Event, Dallas - Jan. 1998
  • ABC National Conference, Beaver Creek CO - Nov. 1998
  • Assoc. of Bridal Consultants, Business of Brides, San Diego - 1997 

Speaking

  • ABC Midwest Regional Education Conference- West Baden-Jan, 20, 2017
  • Assoc. of Bridal Consultants Cincinnati - Mar. 2010 
  • ABC state combo meeting, Nashville - Mar. 2009
  • Perfect Wedding Guide, Marquise and McHale’s Catering - Nov. 09
  • The Special Event, San Diego - Jan. 2009
  • Assoc of Bridal Consultants State Meeting, Bowling Green - Aug. 2008 
  • Assoc. of Bridal Consultants, Cincinnati - April 2008
  • ABC state meeting KY/TN - Feb. 2006 
  • Panel discussion with celebrity-wedding designer Preston Bailey, Louisville - Feb. 2006
  • Association of Bridal Consultant’s, Business of Brides, San Jose - Nov. 2005
  • The Special Event, Miami - Jan. 2005 
  • The BEE (Business Educational Expo) Hebron - Spring 2004
  • ABC Midwest Mini conference, Columbus - Spring 2005
  • The Special Event, Las Vegas - Jan. 2004
  • ABC Regional Mini Conference in Columbus - Spring 2003
  • Four Season’s County Club - Jan. 2002
  • Joseph Beth Bookstore - June 16th, 2001
  • Northern Kentucky Magazine Show - Jan. 2000
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore presentation March of 1998
  • Northern Kentucky Small Business Development Center, Women in Business Seminar - March 1998 

Media

  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Winter 2017
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Spring 2016
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Spring 2015 
  • Wedding Row Kentucky Nov. 2014
  • Style Me Pretty March 2014
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Fall 2014
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Spring/Summer 2013
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Fall 2013
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Winter 2013
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Winter 2012
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Fall 2011
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Spring/Summer 2011
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Summer 2010
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Winter 2007
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Winter 2006
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Summer 2006
  • Kentucky Enquirer April 5th, 2006 
  • Kentucky Magazine Jan. 2006
  • Modern Bride, Dec. 2005
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Winter 2005
  • Cincinnati Wedding Magazine Summer 2005 
  • Marilyn Harris Show Spring 2004
  • Better Living Magazine Jan. 2004 
  • Complete Idiot's Guide to Planner the Perfect Wedding 5th Edition-2003
  • Live Wedding on Fox 19 - January 13, 2001
  • Fox19 morning News on January 8th, 2001  
  • Complete Idiot's Guide to Planner the Perfect Wedding 3rd Edition-2000

Leadership

  • Kentucky State Coordinator for the Association of Bridal Consultants  Dec. 2003- Dec. 2010
  • Midwest Regional Vice President of the International Special Events Society July 2002- July 2003
  • Cincinnati Chapter President for the International Special Events society in June 2001-June 2002
  • Vice President of Communication for the International Special Events Society, Greater Cincinnati Chapter in Nov. 2000-2001
  • Vice President of Membership for the International Special Events Society, Greater Cincinnati Chapter in Nov. 1998 - Nov. 1999 
  • Charter member of Cincinnati Chapter of the International Special Event Society Aug. 1997

  

Elegant Events by Elisa | Elisa MacKenzie, MWP
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16 N. Fort Thomas Avenue | Fort Thomas Kentucky 41075
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