OUR EVENT DESIGN LOUNGE SPEAKERS
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Prior to opening the Washington, DC division of Room Service, which is now AFR Event Furnishings, Heidi was a designing member of the Creative Services team at the premier Destination Management Company in Orlando, FL, producing events for a wide range clients from intimate celebrations for Fortune 500 companies to farewell parties for groups of 7,500 participants. With an honors degree from one of the top hospitality colleges in the country and her vast experience, she also adds ILEA Greater Washington, DC Chapter Past President to her accomplishments along with several industry design awards. When not working, you can find Heidi on the National Mall hopping in and out of museums pulling inspiration from the art and taking advantage of all D.C. has to offer.
Uche Ojunta began her career as a floral and event designer in 2015. She is the owner and lead designer at Designs by Oochay, LLC based in Olney, MD. Prior to launching her business she worked as an Administrative and Project Coordinator for a financial investment company.
Within a year of launching her business, Uche experienced tremendous growth which enabled her to leave her corporate job. She now works full-time as a Floral & Event Designer providing couples with exquisite floral arrangements and event designs throughout the Washington, DC area and beyond. Her style is rich with texture and color.
Her work has been featured in various publications such as Munaluchi, Black Bride, Green Wedding Shoes, Aisle Perfect, Wedding Wire, Rustic Wedding Chic, to name a few.
Her company is a recipient of Best of the Knot Weddings 2017, Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award 2016 & 2017, and Thumbtack’s Best Florist in Washington, DC 2015 & 2016.
She is happily married and a mother of two kids under 5.
Born in Miami, Florida, Andrew understands the glitz and glam that events bring and most importantly how to party. As an Army Veteran who has held such titles as Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, he knows just how critical each mission and in this case events, can be. He has a keen ability to capture a client’s ideas and effectively create them into an event of one’s dreams. Attention to detail, thoughtful, and eye-catching designs ensures a well-managed and perfectly curated event.
Andrew will serve as your course host and ensure you receive all the training needed to design a successful event.
Dotun Ayodeji is an internationally celebrated photographer turned wedding and event lighting designer based in Washington DC. His eye for finding the light as photographer has skyrocketed him to one of DC area’s most sought after Lighting Designers. He has collaborated with planners, couples, companies, visual artist across the event industry to create exceptional lighting experiences for occasions.
More details on the event design lounge speakers can be found here.