The staff of UT Professional & Personal Development stepped off the UT campus last weekend to present a successful “How to Direct A Wedding” seminar in Sevierville, Tenn.

The seminar drew participants from the local Smoky Mountain Wedding Association and others who work in the bustling wedding industry in the Smoky Mountain resort towns of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg.

Participants praised the instruction of leading wedding consultant Lana Needham.

“Lana takes you through the ABCs of being a wedding director,” said Ron Crivellone of Sevierville. “You can leave her class with confidence knowing you have what it takes to direct a wedding successfully.”

Tammy Hawkins of Kodak, Tenn., enjoyed the seminar so much that she followed up by enrolling in Needham’s 10-week non-credit Wedding Coordinating certificate course ($495), which begins Thursday evening (Jan. 28) at Farragut Middle School.

“Lana kept the (seminar) interesting and fun,” Hawkins said. “(She) left me wanting more!”

You can earn the UT Wedding Coordinator certificate (read our brochure for details) by completing the “Wedding Coordinating” and “How to Direct A Wedding” courses. If you missed Lana’s seminar in Sevierville, we are offering it in Knoxville beginning Feb. 16 as a three-week course ($99).

We’re also offering a new wedding course, “Survival of the Fittest: Wedding Coordinators, That Is!” (beginning Feb. 10; $99) with instructor Peggy Love.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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