Digital Wedding Planning Marketplace, Wedspire, Holds Successful First Wedspiration 2018 Event With Celebrity Bride-to-be, Rachel Lindsay From ABC’s “The Bachelorette”

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On Saturday, January 20, one of America’s most famous brides-to-be, Rachel Lindsay, star of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and Wedspire, the go-to digital wedding marketplace, welcomed excited engaged couples to Wedspiration 2018.

On Saturday, January 20, one of America’s most famous brides-to-be, Rachel Lindsay, star of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and Wedspire, the go-to digital wedding marketplace, welcomed excited engaged couples to Wedspiration 2018. An evening of wedding planning inspiration and interactive events, Wedspire kicked off the 2018 wedding season with its premier Wedspiration at The Ebell of Los Angeles. Lindsay helped showcase Wedspire’s newest feature, shoppable inspiration boards, as well as hosted a Q&A to discuss her personal wedding planning journey through the platform.

Wedspire is a curated marketplace for all of a couple’s wedding planning needs. By first taking the site’s Style Quiz, users are connected with vendors and wedding inspiration based upon their personal answers. No more stressful searches or scouring the web for wedding vendors. Users are able to book vendors and shop directly from an inspiration feed of shoppable matches and real wedding inspiration stories. By transforming the painstaking process of searching and vetting vendors, Wedspire has combined the most innovative tools to allow newly engaged couples to search, save and shop all in one place.

At Wedspiration 2018, southern California’s premier wedding pros showcased their work through interactive stylized displays. Newly engaged couples had the chance to see Wedspire’s digital platform come to life through a variety of wedding day elements, from the ceremony and cocktails to the reception and dancing, all while sipping champagne and enjoying a selection of decadent hors d'oeuvres.

“Having Rachel join us for our first Wedspiration was the perfect partnership,” shared Afeisha James Kipps, CEO of Wedspire. "Rachel personifies who the Wedspire brides and grooms are - Modern, Stylish and Celebrated.” Kipps continues, "We’re thrilled so many couples were able to see Wedspire come to life, as well as experience the new shoppable feature in an engaging and exciting way at this year’s Wedspiration. We can’t wait to do it again! And until then, we look forward to interacting with our couples online and helping them bring their dream wedding vision to life."

During the event, Lindsay, who is set to tie the knot with “The Bachelorette” season 13 winner Bryan Abasolo, shared her personal experience as a bride-to-be, as well as some hints to the details she’s excited for in her upcoming nuptials. Although she hasn’t made any major decisions yet, Lindsay credits Wedspire for providing much of her inspiration. “That’s what’s so great about Wedspire. The style quiz allows you to figure out exactly what you need, and then you have your dream board that actually lets you visualize what your wedding can look like.” According to her red carpet interview with US Weekly at the event, flowers and music are at the top of her wedding planning priority list. “Everyone knows I love to dance. So must-haves for me are a great playlist, a great DJ.” In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Lindsay hinted that the wedding will take place in 2018 in either Dallas or Columbia with Bryan’s family.

To learn more about Wedspire, please visit, and to see more from the Wedspiration 2018 event, view the event story with all 46 Southern California partner vendors below.
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About Rachel Lindsay
Rachel Lindsay is an attorney and an American television personality who is best known for her role as a contestant on the 21st season of ABC's "The Bachelor" and as the bachelorette on the 13th season of "The Bachelorette." She is the first African-American bachelorette in the franchise's history.
Lindsay obtained her undergraduate degree at University of Texas at Austin in sports management, then went on to receive her law degree from Marquette University Law School with a concentration in sports law. Driven and passionate about her career, Rachel currently works at the prestigious law firm Cooper & Scully, P.C. in Dallas. Lindsay represents clients in a broad variety of litigation matters in state and federal court including local government law, employment, business litigation, premises liability and general insurance defense. Prior to joining the firm, Lindsay worked for several Texas municipalities, Texas State Senator Royce West and interned with the Milwaukee Bucks and the National Basketball Association.
Outside of her legal practice, Rachel is a member of the J.L. Turner Legal Association, American Inns of Court - Patrick E. Higginbotham Chapter, Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Rachel is a volunteer for the Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute, where she tutors high school students in reading, writing and SAT prep. Additionally, Rachel is actively involved with her church, Concord Church of Dallas.
Lindsay is an avid sports fan, enjoys jamming out to Michael Jackson and Prince, spending time with family, dancing, exercising, watching scary movies and reading. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

About Wedspire
Wedspire is an exciting two-sided, curated marketplace for all your wedding planning needs. It is our mission to take the "stress" word out of wedding planning, by giving couples Netflix-style recommendations and personalized matches to the best wedding pros. Filled with inspiration and planning tips, Wedspire helps turn couples' ideas into reality.

About Afeisha James Kipps - CEO & Co-Founder of Wedspire
Afeisha James Kipps comes to Wedspire after a prolific career in event management. She has helped plan large-scale festivals and conferences, including Caribana, the largest Caribbean festival in North America, where she served as the Arts & Entertainment Chair. When Kipps transitioned to her role as the events director at an international hotelier, the memorable experience of working on several large weddings there led her to fall in love with the wedding industry. Passionate about catering to every couple's unique style and vision, Kipps founded Wedspire in order to do just that by pairing couples with the best wedding vendors in the industry.

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