Thomas W. Vaughan is the owner of Elite Bridal Events LLC, an Atlanta based company, which produces bridal shows throughout the Southeast. The company was founded in 1988 and has grown to be one of the largest bridal shows produced in the industry.
Vaughan is a Charter Board Member for Bridal Show Producers International (BSPI) and has served on the board since 1997. He also served as Director from 1999-2002. In 2004, he was the recipient of the prestigious Directors Cup Award which recognizes the bridal show industry's single most outstanding bridal show producer who demonstrates professionalism, integrity and performance. He was also instrumental in developing the BSPI Code of Ethics and By-Laws and has been a seminar speaker on several occasions at the BSPI Annual Conference.
In 1999, Vaughan created the Best of Atlanta Bridal Awards (BABA) to recognize the top bridal merchants in the Atlanta market. The BABAs are voted on throughout the year by thousands of brides and grooms while they plan their weddings, and the awards ceremony takes place every September.
In 2003, Vaughan founded and is now Director of the Georgia Bridal Association, which promotes professionalism and integrity in the bridal industry.
Vaughan is a member of several Who’s Who directories based on his achievements in the bridal show industry and is asked to speak at related industry functions. He is a native of Atlanta and received his BS degree in Business from Arkansas State University. Vaughan currently resides in Braselton, Georgia with his wife Melissa and daughter Amadea, and he is active with Blackshear Place Baptist Church.
Denise Hoegler is the Market Manager for Elite Bridal Events LLC. She has lived in Georgia for over 20 years and currently resides in Gwinnett County. Denise received a BS degree in Sociology and Psychology from Berry College in Rome, Georgia and went on to receive a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She has always had a passion for working with people and helping them to be successful. After working part-time with Elite Bridal Events LLC, Denise came on full-time with the company in 2007.
Fashion Show Choreographer
Fashion Show Emcee
Sound & Lighting
The staff of Elite Bridal Events LLC