Meet Deborah McCoy
President, American Academy of Wedding Professionals (AAWP)
Deborah McCoy has written four, major, bridal-reference books, and appeared on Good Morning America, Sally Jessy Raphael, and The Rick Sanchez Show. During the course of her career, she was etiquette columnist for For The Bride and the Wedding Pages magazine and a feature-article writer for Wedding Dresses magazine based in Paris and New York.
She has been interviewed by numerous print publications including the Sun Sentinel, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, and countless others-and appeared on numerous syndicated radio programs.
As a hands-on wedding expert, she owned a large, full-service bridal salon in South Florida for over 15 years, a wedding floral business for six, and was also a top-notch bridal consultant.
For years, she provided gowns for Bloomingdale’s bridal shows in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, besides being a keynote speaker and commentator at these events. She is also a keynote speaker at major wedding events across the country.
Deb is a business partner, mentor to Marivic Gallimore, owner of Elegance by Marivic LLC and the Founder-President of NRV Bridals and Events. Marivic has been a platinum member, certified AAWP since 2009. Together, these two successful wedding planners/consultants have been collaborating to launch their exciting partnership this summer 2014 by offering the AAWP wedding planning course to a small group of aspiring wedding planners. Their goal is to offer the most comprehensive, interactive and accredited wedding planning course that will prepare their students to become a successful bridal consultant. Limited seats for students and hands-on training opportunities are available. If you are passionate about wedding planning, contact Marivic and she will sit down with you one one one.
~Marivic Barbosa-Gallimore is the owner and founder of Elegance By Marivic LLC, a full service special events planning and professional consulting business. Marivic is a member-certified with the prestigious global wedding organization, the American Academy of Wedding Professionals (AAWP) since 2009. She is also the Founder & President of NRV Bridals and Events, a non-profit organization serving the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley and other surrounding communities.
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