Matthew Trettel is regarded as a premier designer and producer in the wedding industry; as an accomplished professional in publishing, graphic design, fashion and trade show production. With more than 15 years experience in the event industry, Mr. Trettel’s resume includes Creative Director and Principle for Chrom Creative Events!; and Co-founder and President of Elite 100 Weddings Couture; and has served as Vice President and General Manager for Twin City Bridal Association. Mr. Trettel has served Executive Producer for the TrendSpot Press Fashion Show for New York’s Couture Bridal Market. Mr. Trettel is a recipient of numerous accolades in the wedding industry and is world-renowned as one of The Wedding Guys®.
Mr. Trettel has also contributed as an art and creative director for the Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton publications of the Bridal Group of Companies, Canada. Mr. Trettel has served on the board of directors for Bridal Show Producers International as Co-director and the Board of Directors for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of the International Special Event Society (ISES) as President. Mr. Trettel is the recipient of the Industry Innovator Award from Meetings Magazine and Directors Cup from Bridal Show Producers International. Mr. Trettel is currently producing Unveiled, The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event, The Twin Cities Bridal Show and TLC’s ‘Randy to the Rescue’.
Bruce Vassar is highly respected internationally for his insight to marketing, media and public relations. As a graduate of Augsburg College with a degree in Marketing and Communications, Mr. Vassar has been responsible for the marketing, positioning, and reputation management in the medical, hospitality, and sports, non-profit and wedding industries. Mr. Vassar’s resume includes twenty years in the special events industry including visual merchandising and promotion in the bridal fashion industry along with an extensive background in catering; event design, tradeshow and fashion show production.
His truly authentic passion for everything bridal has awarded him numerous accolades and the world-renowned title as one of The Wedding Guys®. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director for The Wedding Directory, Executive Producer for The Wedding Fair and Executive Producer for the TrendSpot Press Fashion Show for New York’s Couture Bridal Market. He co-founded and serves as Vice President of Elite 100 Weddings Couture. Mr. Vassar has been seated on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations and currently serves as the President of the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives NACE. Mr. Vassar is the recipient of the Industry Innovator Award from Meetings Magazine and is on the President’s List for the National Association of Catering Executives. Mr. Vassar is currently producing Unveiled, The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event, The Twin Cities Bridal Show and TLC’s ‘Randy to the Rescue’.