Category Archives: STAND UP Business Professionals for Marriage Equality


The Wedding Project: Episode 3
February 5, 2013

Have you been following this couple as they plan and prepare for the big day? Watch Episode 3 of The Wedding Project today as we continue to take a first hand look at how this couple is getting ready for their special day! Get a behind-the-scenes look at this couple as they answer the questions most engaged couples want to know!

Episode 3 shows that even though non-traditional, tradition persists in how friends of Ashley and Erin refer to their wedding, and it feels right!

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The Wedding Project – Episode 1
January 29, 2013

Stand Up is featuring a new series entitled “The Wedding Project” where they are following a civil union couple in preparation for their big day! Watch as we take a behind-the-scenes look at this story where we ask questions every soon-to-be married couple wants to know and follow their exciting journey as their day approaches!

The first episode of this series can be watched here or on the Stand Up website under “videos” or right here on our blog!




‘The Wedding Planners’ Co-Stars, Liven It Up Events’, Anthony Navarro
October 25, 2012

‘The Wedding Planners’ debuted Wednesday, October 24th at www.thewedplanners.com.  This is a monthly installment of a web based talk show, where the co-hosts, all wedding planners, talk about all things wedding!  The show co-stars Claudia Antony Zompa with As You Wish Events & theBrideScoop, Desiree Dent with Dejanae Events & WEDology Toolkit (coming January 2013) and our own, Anthony Navarro with Liven It Up Events and STAND UP, Business Professionals for Marriage Equality.  The series is being produced by Rush Productions.

There was a family & friends viewing party on Tuesday, October 23rd at Loft on Lake in the West Loop in Chicago.  The show has received rave reviews and people are loving the tips and tricks for planning weddings!!  Below is a clip from the episode for you to watch featuring our first guest, Deborah Weisenhaus with Art of Imagination!

To watch more of ‘The Wedding Planners’, visit the website at www.thewedplanners.com  Episode 2 will debut at the end of November!




Equality Friday’s, Become a Member of STAND UP
September 14, 2012

If you have not already heard, we are huge advocates of the new organization, STAND UP, Business Professionals for Marriage Equality.  Yes we know in part it’s because I, Anthony, am the Co-Founder of the movement, but I will tell you, I had my entire team of planners right there supporting me through the creation of this organization.  
We are wedding planners.  We help couples from all over the country get married about 40 weekends a year.  At Liven It Up Events, we believe that no matter who you are or who you love, you should have the RIGHT to be wed.  That is why not only am I dedicated to this cause, but so are the planners at Liven It Up!
The organization is for business professionals who want to put their business on trend with supporting marriage equality.  The huge out pour of support we have had already is astonishing.  It’s so easy to become a member that will receive to show your alignment with the cause.  
Visit www.i-standup.org today and join the MOVEMENT for only $50 per year or watch this video to learn how you can STAND UP today! 


 



What’s Next for the Liven It Up Events Blog?!
September 6, 2012

This is truly an exciting time for the team at Liven It Up Events.  We have ended our Summer Wedding Season and gearing up for the fall and winter!  That alone is exciting for us!

We have decided for this fall season to switch it up a little!  We are going to have 3 days of posting, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

  • Tuesdays are all about tips.  Wedding planning related, but tips that will help you plan your wedding!  Know that you will have tips coming now from all of our planners! 
  • Wednesdays will be geared towards some memorable moments that we have had as a team, planning and running weddings.

  • Thursdays will be recapping some of the weddings we have planned in hopes to give some inspiration for your own wedding or special event.

 
You will also start to see posts on Friday about marriage equality as it is am important issue to not only the team at Liven It Up Events, but also in the country right now.  Stay tuned for more on that!

With that all said, this will be starting next week, so keep reading and watch for all of the Wedding excitement, right here on the Liven It Up Events Blog!

Thanks for reading and we are looking forward to continuing the inspiration for you!!!

Until then….happy planning!

The Liven It Up Events Team
Anthony, Misha, Sally, & Jean

 

 




Wedding Professionals STAND UP for Marriage Equality
August 8, 2012

I have to share this story.  After President Obama came out and supported Gay Marriage, I had this little idea that the Chicago Wedding Industry should do something.  I had this vision of mobilizing the masses and create a viral video that would show our support.  We are the ones who make weddings happen every weekend so why should we not support the cause.

It was a larger turn out than I ever thought!  We had over 100 wedding professionals come together to create the first STAND UP video.  From there, I knew it was more than just a video, we had to do more.

I was already working with Cher Garrett of Loft on Lake & KGA Garrett & Associates and together we wanted to do more!  Now, we have created an online platform for business owners & business professionals to become members and show that they STAND UP for marriage equality.

One little idea has turned into an organization that is spreading like wildfire!  After launching the website on July 24th, 2012, we have reached of over 25,000 people on Facebook and thousands of views on YouTube already!  We are hoping to get more members and sponsors to make an impact on creating equality for all!

Take a look at our website at www.i-standup.org

LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/standup

Tweet us at @istanduporg

and become a member at www.i-standup.org to show your support for marriage equality.

It’s amazing what a little idea can turn into!  Whatever your ideas maybe, do not forget to follow through with them!  You never know where they will lead too!




STAND UP launches today!
July 24, 2012

We are so proud to be a part of the STAND UP Project!  Learn about the official launch below!

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Please join us for the STAND UP Launch party. A town-hall-style meeting taking place Tuesday 7/24/12 at Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake, from 6:00-9:00 PM. This is your chance to find out what the STAND UP Project is all about and to begin your own business profile and join the growing membership.

The launch will feature: An informative presentation by Anthony Navarro and Cher Garrett. We will officially unveil the campaign video that features dozens of Chicago’s own Wedding Professionals who were the first to STAND UP. Find out the goals and details of the initiative and join over 100 of Chicago’s own Wedding Professionals who have already proudly announced they STAND UP for marriage equality.

6:00-7:00 – Open Photo shoot with Stephen Garrett for new members
7:00-8:00 – Multi-media presentation, including screening of videos and unveiling of website
8:00-8:15 – An informal Q&A session (additional photo-shoot time if necessary)
8:15-9:00 – Cocktails and lite bites provided by Entertaining Company, Pure Kitchen Catering, and Harry Caray’s

www.i-standup.org  The FULL website will launch tonight! 




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