Celebrity wedding and event designer Sasha Souza is internationally recognized as a trendsetter, top innovator, and leader in the wedding and event industry. Owner of prominent event design company Sasha Souza Events since 1995, Souza is one of only a handful of wedding designers who have been named a Master Wedding Planner, the highest designation given by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Souza is the recipient of numerous awards including the Special Events Magazine Gala Award winner for “Best Dining Tabletop Design”, Event Solutions Magazine “Designer of the Year” and three ISES Westie Awards and was named by Modern Bride magazine as a “Top 25 Trendsetters” in the wedding design industry. She has served as a Catersource Advisory Board member since 2013, and is a regular contributor to Bridal Guide magazine. She is also a featured event planner in numerous wedding magazines and blogs as well as having been a planner on the Style Network TV show “Whose Wedding is it Anyway???” Sasha and her work are frequently featured on television programming including CBS “Early Show”, ABC’s “Primetime” wedding series special, “Inside Edition”, “Eye on LA”, and “In Wine Country”, “Get Married” and on “Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen” for SyFy, among other shows. Sasha has shared her expertise with colleagues and brides around the world. She got her start with speaking engagements when she was a featured celebrity speaker at the Conde Nast Bridal Group’s Wedding March – part of the March on Madison series. She is now a regular speaker at The Special Event Show, Catersource, WeddingMBA, and The Rental Show Conferences and is an active keynote speaker for events around the world. Her speaking engagements have taken her all across the United States and internationally to Canada, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, Japan, Trinidad, the Bahamas and South America. All to educate her peers & couples about the hottest trends in wedding & event design. Souza has authored two event design books and a wedding design planner. Signature Sasha: Weddings and Celebrations to Inspire features images from many of Souza’s beautiful events and offers event inspiration, practical advice, design ideas, design-your-own suggestions and directions, color palettes, real wedding and celebration images, and other party tips for both the party throwing layman and event industry professionals. Souza’s first book, Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design, received the Gold Award for the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards and is a stunning, hard cover wedding design book featuring beautiful wedding design photography. A culmination of her many years as a top wedding designer, Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design provides brides, event planners, florists and event professionals with unique wedding design inspiration and was the first book of its kind to offer details on event design ranging from color couture, to floral, to creating inspiration boards, and much more. Her newest book is Signature Sasha: Wedding Design Planner which provides planners and brides-to-be with innovative approaches, planning tools, guidelines, and other wedding design necessities to keep you organized, prepared, on budget and well-informed through the entire wedding design planning process. It walks you through the steps of crafting each element of your wedding, including decorations, flowers, cake, venue, seating assignments, table top arrangements, timelines, and much more! Sasha is frequently engaged as an influencer for top International brands such as: SuperClubs® Grand Lido Resorts named Souza their national spokesperson and designed a Sasha Souza SuperClubs® wedding resort package, inspired by Souza’s design. Brown & Forman engaged Souza for a series of programs around their Amarula liqueur. Sasha’s designs were also featured in Sapporo, Japan at Miyanamori Frances wedding & event venue where she was engaged to design several spaces at the venue, train staff in how to implement the designs and educate the staff on top event design trends. In 2016, Souza launched the Consultancy for Creatives brand which helps creative event professionals take their business to their next level. A mix of one-on-one coaching and mentoring and online DIY style Master Classes, Souza has created a new way of reaching the ever-expanding hospitality market & provides another level of professionalism to the industry. Believing strongly in giving back, Souza was the Founding President of Wish Upon a Wedding, the only national wedding wish granting non-profit for couples facing terminal illness or other life altering circumstances, and served for 5 years as the Events Chair and Executive Committee Secretary of the Search Foundation which helps planners in the events industry who have faced catastrophic loss and illness.