Columbus NACE + ILEA Columbus Presents: Wedding Trends 2019


June 13, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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National Veteran's Memorial and Museum | 300 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215



Personalizing every aspect of the big day, from the first kiss to the last dance, creating forever memories that will last a lifetime. Join Columbus NACE and ILEA Columbus as we team up to bring you our annual Wedding Trends event! This year we will feature several pros that are in the thick of all the elements making every wedding moment truly unique.  


5:30p - Registration + Networking
6:00p - Hors d'oeuvres + Venue Tours
6:30p - Welcome + Dinner + Education
8:00p - Closing Remarks


  • Current Wedding + Event Styling
  • Music + Photography to Suit Your Style
  • Bringing Your Event to Life through Florals + Design
  • Dinner, Dessert + Cocktail Sophistication






Meleka knew she wanted to be a wedding and event planner since middle school. She was the only 7th grader who carried around bridal magazines in her book bag. Meleka graduated from The Ohio State University and immediately took the leap into opening her own business.

Since 2009 MMJ has continued to grow bigger and bigger. Meleka has been recognized for her planning and design in top publications and blogs including Martha Stewart and Inside Weddings. 

Meleka has a unique eye for design, and an ability to mix personal touches with beautiful details. 



Victoria Boczkowski, CMP ON BEHALF OF NVMM


The moment visitors walk through the front door, they are introduced to veterans from across the country, creating a powerful visual reminder that veterans are among us every day and have long played a significant role in serving and protecting the nation.

The Great Hall is an open, inviting space with large-scale installations that set the stage for the museum journey and situate the museum in national contexts.




Josh Staley is a worshiper of Jesus Christ, Husband, DJ, Music Producer, Mix engineer, Editor, Radio Show Host, MC, Live Sound Technician, Guitarist, and All Around Creative Soul.  

Josh is a highly experienced DJ, Beat Mixologist, and Entertainer. He brings his all to every event he preforms. Josh founded JSP after a terrible experience with his own wedding DJ when he married his beautiful wife Michelle. He believes everyone deserves the absolute best on their wedding day, and Josh Staley Productions was founded to accomplish this vision. 




L.A. Catering, recognized by Business First as one of Columbus’s top 25 caterers, provides personalized service and attention to detail, making us a household name in central Ohio. We are proud members of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Catering and Events.

L.A. Catering is a proud division of LifeCare Alliance, which has been serving the local community since 1898 with outstanding service through its nutrition and health programs. All profits from L.A. Catering are reinvested in LifeCare Alliance to support older adults, medically challenged and disabled individuals in central Ohio. 

Our staff is ready to cater your next event at our beautiful event center or any venue you have in mind.


Derek BURNS, Krema Nut Company


Established in 1898, Krema has been satisfying the discriminating tastes of nut lovers for over 100 years. Our commitment to old fashion values keeps them coming back for more.

Our master roaster has been with Krema for over 25 years. Under his watchful eye, Krema nuts are gently roasted in small batches by hand. It is this time-honored tradition that gives Krema nuts their incredible, distinctive flavor.

The Krema Nut Company is located in Columbus, Ohio and is one of the oldest peanut butter makers still manufacturing in the United States today! Our creamy and crunchy peanut butter is completely natural - always has been. That means we don't add salt, sugar, or preservatives.




Riley Harris is the owner and founder of From Scratch Cupcakes. She began the business in 2012 as a 13-year-old out of her parent’s kitchen. While starting in cupcakes, From Scratch has grown to offer a wider assortment of products such as wedding cakes, brownies and specialty items. Over the years, she has continued to grow her clientele, catering graduation parties, weddings, and photo shoots.

All of these accomplishments led her to travel to London, England in the fall of 2017 to study at the Peggy Porschen academy. While in London, Riley earned 5 diplomas in areas like decorating techniques, baking layering and icing, wedding cakes, tiered wedding cakes, and sugar flowers.

The one factor above all that makes From Scratch stand out in the crowd is its dedication to quality. Each cake is made from scratch, using only quality ingredients. Each design and assortment is hand-crafted by Riley herself, giving special attention to the often-overlooked details.



Surface Parking Available Near the Venue for a Fee




$35.00 NACE Member, Wedding Trends 2019
$35.00 NACE Non-Member Guest, Wedding Trends 2019
$15.00 Student, Wedding Trends 2019