FEB 2020 - Wedding Trends

February 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Westin Book Cadillac
1114 Washington Blvd,
Detroit, MI 48226

NACE Detroit's annual Wedding Trends will be hosted in the timeless Venetian Ballroom at The Westin Book Cadillac. Tickets will go fast and are anticipated to sell out once again this year, so don't wait - get yours today!

Trendsetter: a person who leads the way in fashion or ideas.

We look for trends everywhere, from the Pantone Color of the Year to runway shows to inspiration in nature and architecture. We find inspiration in Instagram Feeds and pages of glossy magazines and look to celebrities and their planners to tell us what is en vogue.  But how do celebrity wedding planners get their ideas? How do they plan and produce an event that is both timeless and current? How can you push a bride beyond what's currently trending in the market in order to tell a story, generating greater depth and dimension to the event design? 

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Kristin Banta is the creative visionary behind Kristin Banta Events, one of the country’s leading event design, planning, and production houses.

Kristin Banta Events has been an innovator for over sixteen years, setting the standard for high-end events among a private and corporate clientele who all share a passion for the dramatically different. At the cutting edge of the latest trends in decor, catering and entertainment, KBE takes the client’s vision to an epic new level, orchestrating truly original celebrations in locations worldwide.

Kristin is a contributing writer to countless lifestyle publications and blogs, and has been featured in numerous television shows including Hallmark Channel, Style Network, SYFY, Fox and most notably her own special for Bravo, The Wedding Party. 

KBE was recently featured in VOGUE Magazine’s Top Weddings of the Year for Mia Swiller and Darren Criss’s Rock and Roll Wedding in New Orleans. She has been named as one of BizBash's Top 50 Event Designers and has also been the recipient of numerous awards over the years including most recently, being recognized as the winner in the category of Best Social Event by BizBash and the West Region Event Winner by Catersource.


  • 6:00 pm - Registration + Networking
  • 7:15 pm - Announcements
  • 7:30 pm - Dinner
  • 8:00 pm - Wedding Trends Presentation by Kristin Banta
  • 8:50pm - Raffle Winner Announced
  • 9:00 pm - Meeting Concludes



Looking to elevate your level of business savvy? Enter our raffle at Registration for a chance to win our GRAND PRIZE: a one on one, ONE HOUR, phone consultation with Kristin herself! She’ll give you all tips and tools that she personally has used to climb her way to the top! This prize is valued at $500.00 - don't miss your chance to win! Our first and second runner up will also each win a special gift basket! Purchase one ticket for $20.00 and any additional tickets in $5.00 increments. 


There will be a cash bar. Unlimited signature drinks are available to purchase with your pre-registered ticket for $10! 


Valet Parking is available at the hotel front entrance for a discounted price of $10.00. Street parking is available around the property, as well as self-parking in all public lots nearby.


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$30.00 Member Ticket
$40.00 after 11:59 pm February 12

$50.00 Future Member or Guest Ticket
$60.00 after 11:59 pm February 12

$20.00 Student Ticket

$40.00 Member Ticket - Unlimited Signature Drinks
$50.00 after 11:59 pm February 12

$60.00 Future Member or Guest Ticket - Unlimited Signature Drinks
$70.00 after 11:59 pm February 12