The 2016 Coterie Retreat Speaker Lineup

 Toba Garrett

Toba Garrett

 Andre Wells

Andre Wells

 Ceci Johnson

Ceci Johnson

 Eliana Baucicault

Eliana Baucicault

 Susan Stripling

Susan Stripling

 Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi

 Kathy Romero

Kathy Romero

 Tiffany Aliche

Tiffany Aliche

 Sadaf Kherani

Sadaf Kherani

 Yemi Kosibah

Yemi Kosibah

 Akeem Clayton

Akeem Clayton

 Myrna Daramy

Myrna Daramy

 LaConya Murray, ESQ

LaConya Murray, ESQ

 Nkechi "Ink" Eze

Nkechi "Ink" Eze

 Valerie Gernhauser

Valerie Gernhauser

 Keith Cephus

Keith Cephus

 Nicole Walters

Nicole Walters

 Brian Green

Brian Green

 Wendy El-Khoury

Wendy El-Khoury

 Papered Wonders

Papered Wonders

 Darryl Wilson

Darryl Wilson

 Chike Nwobu

Chike Nwobu

 Ray Roman

Ray Roman

 Jacqueline NWobu

Jacqueline NWobu

 Chioma Nwogu-Johnson

Chioma Nwogu-Johnson

 Marc Wilson

Marc Wilson

Thanks to our Partners

 
 

With thanks...

Swag bags and gifting
From Sir With Love
@fromsirwithlove

Velvet Binders, Itineraries, Acrylic Lanyards, and Coterie Retreat Awards
Oda Creative
@odacreative

Custom Invitations, Menus + Escort Cards
Ijorere
@ijorere

Photobooth
@movebooth

Headshot Photographer
Southern Amore Photography

Main Conference Photographers
Dana Lee Jones Photography + Teshorn Jackson Photography

Stage and Lounge Furniture Rentals, and Custom Bars
Northern Decor
@northerndecor

Welcome Party

Hosted by Darryl Wilson of D Concierge Events, Marc Wilson of MWD Lifestyles @mwdlifestyles and Andre Wells @eventsandrewells
Floral design by Studio 82 Events @studio82events
Dancefloor illustration by @odacreative
Dancefloor wrap by Inkcredible Dance Floors @inkredibledancefloors
Band: Treme Brass Band
DJ: Mike Music @iknowmikemusid
Custom props: @ten23designs
Linens: @decor2remember

General Sessions Room and Stage Design

Designed by @dureevents
Furniture by @northerndecor
Backdrop by @gtxprod and @decor2remember
Signage by @ten23designs
Flowers by @blucidfloral

White Party

Hosted, planned and designed by @weddingsbylulu
Candlescapes by @fireflyambiance
Catering by @pigeoncaterers
Venue: New Orleans Board of Trade
Floral design by @erinsteenflowers for @weddingsbylulu
Linens and specialty rentals by @eventrental
Band: @phunkymonkeys
Stationery: @eeinvites
Musical interlude: by #TanyaandDorise
Brass Band: @tbcbrassband
DJ. @exquisitesoundent
Tatoo bar: @shimmertatts
Photobooth: @movebooth

Masquerade Ball

Planned and designed by @ellybevents
Floral design by @ltlevents and @studio82events
Candlescapes by @fireflyambiance
Linens by @tthefinishingtouchny
Custom chargers by @en23designs
Menus and escort cards by @ijorere
DJ: @onesoundandent
Photography by @danaleejonesphoto
Videography by @bridgescinema
Lounge and Custom bar Rentals from @northerndecor
Chairs and Table from @lavishdecordesigns
Dancefloor wrap by @inkredibledancefloors
Photobooth: @movebooth
Glam Photosession by @sterlingpics

Platinum Sponsors

South African Tourism @visitsouthafrica
South African Airways Vacations @flysaav