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Meet Melissa

Melissa Wagner-Gens is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through The Project Management Institute (PMI) as well as a certified Wedding Coordinator through the International Institute of Weddings. She is a current member of both organizations, as well as an active member of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and several other eco-chic event sites including the Green Bride Guide and Green Your Theme.

Melissa has been highlighted by Figure Magazine as a plus size business owner who exemplifies green business practices. She is the resident green event expert for both EcoPartyTime.com & The Green Parent celebrity blog. Her article Green Weddings: Save the Date; Save the Planet – A guide to making your day eco-chic was picked up by Reuters News Service as well as several other eco-friendly websites. She has written and contributed to numerous other articles on unique and earth friendly special events.

A teacher at heart, Melissa also has been recognized for developing & teaching a wedding planner certification course at Collin College, affectionately referred to as "the Real Wedding Planners of Collin College".

Melissa developed Emerald Certified Seminars to address the growing number of event planners who were eager to learn more about sustainable event production and design. She is also currently working on a green events book due to be released in March of 2014.

A recent newlywed herself, (She married the love of her life, Mr. G in October 2009 in a vintage & eco-chic soiree) Melissa understands both distinct sides of green weddings & events - The blushing bride's and the perky planner's.

Melissa Wagner-Gens has firmly established herself through her exquisite & eco-friendly taste, unique pairing of modern & traditional styles and outstanding attention to detail.

Contact her at 800-697-0427 or Melissa at BeBrilliantlyGreen.com
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