Edna Dratch-Parker Wins the Boston Wedding Group Spirit Award – Two Years in a Row
The Boston Wedding Group Spirit Award recognizes one member who has shown exceptional commitment, leadership and energy as a member of the Boston Wedding Group. The Boston Wedding Group is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive resource for couples marrying in New England.
NACE National – Wedding of the Year
Edna Dratch-Parker and Kasie Blanchette of EFD Creative-Event Planning & Design has been recognized for its work as The Wedding Brander™ by the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) and was awarded the National “Wedding of the Year” for their outstanding work designing and planning an August 2014 wedding for their client Sharon & Chris.
“The NACE awards program was created to celebrate the best of the best in the catering and events industry,” said Executive Director of NACE, Bonnie Fedchock, CAE. “EFD Creative Founder Edna Dratch-Parker and her team impressed our judges with a beautiful Great Gatsby-inspired wedding that showcased the level of creativity, artistry and commitment to service excellence that we see in those professionals who are at the very top of their fields.”
The NACE awards program gives recognition to the nation’s top catering and events professionals, highlighting the accomplishments of chapters, individuals and teams who worked collaboratively to create a successful event during the past year.
“We are honored to receive this award from NACE and to be recognized by our peers in the industry,” said Dratch-Parker. “We are constantly looking to push the envelope to make every wedding special for our couples. This award is not only a tribute to the dedication of our team at EFD Creative, but also to the group of incredibly talented vendors we work with daily, who always go the extra mile to make each event a success.”
The National Association for Catering and Events is the oldest and largest catering association in the world, and encompasses all aspects of the catering industry.
WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for Wedding Planning
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2017 for Wedding Planning in Massachusetts!
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2017 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, including wedding planning, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. This is the 8th consecutive year in a row that EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design has won.
The Knot Best of Weddings
EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings. This is our fourth consecutive year in a row and we are now in the Knot Hall of Fame.
The Knot Best of Weddings 2017 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Boston, the most creative wedding planner in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides.
ILEA New England – Spirit of ILEA and Merit Awards
Kasie Blanchette of EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design won two awards at the June 2015 Heart & Soul Award Ceremonies – Spirit of ILEA & Merit Awards. In 2014 Kasie won the RISING STAR Award.
ILEA is famous for its hospitality and friendly spirit, Boston is one of the top meeting destinations in the United States. The area has over 35 hospitals and more than 60 colleges and universities, which make it a fantastic base for some of the country’s best guest speakers. Founded in 1988, the ILEA New England Chapter has supported its members and the industry at large, through cutting edge educational programs, dynamic networking events and a peer-to-peer support system that helps our members grow their businesses and their careers. ILEA New England hosts nine educational meetings and 2 social/networking meetings each year. Our meetings showcase different venue locations and vendors throughout Greater Boston and the New England area. In addition to monthly meetings, the chapter organizes philanthropic initiatives, scholarships and much, much more. Our end of the year Heart and Soul Gala event in June recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the chapter. The chapter is run entirely by volunteers and guided by a member-elected Board of Directors, which reports to ILEA International. From the ILEA NE website
Wedding Planner Magazine – Trendsetter of the Year
Edna Dratch- Parker of EFD Creative was one of 5 recipients nationwide, and the only winner in the northeast, to win the 2012 Wedding Planner Magazine’s Trendsetter of the Year Award.
Wedding Planner Magazine is a publication inspired by the Association of Bridal Consultants. ABC is the oldest and largest training organization for wedding professionals in the world. We currently have over 4,000 members located in all 50 states and in 27 countries. Since 1955 our goals have been to raise professional standards in the wedding industry and to make brides happy. These goals have helped ABC members stand out for their high standards and thereby prosper along the way.
From the Association of Bridal Consultants website
NACE New England – Wedding of the Year
Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative-Event Planning & Design has been recognized for its work as The Wedding Brander™ by the New England Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NENACE) and was awarded “Wedding of the Year” for her outstanding work designing and planning an August 2012 wedding for her client Priyanka and Dan.
The NENACE awards are judged by industry peers. Dratch-Parker received the award during the organization’s awards ceremony held on May 7, 2013. “We are pleased to honor the work of top catering and events professionals who not only excel in their fields, but who also meet the highest service standards in our industry,” said Jill Person, vice president of communications and membership, NENACE. “The NENACE annual awards program identifies those individuals who have risen to the top of their craft in a variety of categories. Edna Dratch-Parker at EFD Creative impressed our judges with a beautiful Indian fusion wedding that deserved recognition in this year’s awards program. The National Association for Catering and Events is the oldest and largest catering association in the world, encompasses all aspects of the catering industry.
Biz Bash – Social Event Planner of the Year
Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design was selected as a winner of the inaugural BizBash Boston Readers’ Choice Awards by BizBash Media, the leading trade media for the event industry. EFD Creative was chosen as “Social Event Planner of the Year,” an award that its founder Edna Dratch-Parker received at the ceremony announcing the winners, held at the BizBash Expo on Thursday, November 10, at Fenway Park.
BizBash’s Boston readers and online users nominated and then voted on finalists in nine categories, including Event Producer of the Year, Venue Manager of the Year, Caterer of the Year, and Association/Nonprofit Event Planner of the Year. Finalists campaigned heavily, especially on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, resulting in over 25,000 votes.