I did a Twitter poll asking people which cities they most want the Making Things Happen™ Intensive tour to visit. Here’s what you told me, starting with cities that got the most votes. (I only included places that got more than one vote)

Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas, Las Vegas, Houston, Denver, Pittsburgh, Hawaii, Raleigh, San Francisco, Austin, Charlotte, Orlando, Cayman, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Portland, Orange County, Monterey Bay, San Diego, Tampa, Saratoga, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Charleston, Richmond, Australia, Costa Rica, Wilmington, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Baltimore, Traverse City, Telluride, Little Rock, Philadelphia, Miami, Memphis, Indianapolis, Berkley, Oakland, Puerto Rico, Jacksonville, Savannah, Eugene, Napa, and Jackson Hole.

I listened.  The top cities have been confirmed!  Until January 1st, I’m giving early bird registration pricing for the following cities.  After January 1st, pricing will increase.  Each city has a different size limit and some cities may be broken up into two days depending on demand (highly possible for LA and Atlanta).


Dallas :: January 14th *the entire Southern Weddings team will be there for this one!

Seattle :: January 16th *guest speakers: Blair and Christy from Junebug Weddings

Los Angeles :: January 18th *guest speaker: Jose Villa

Minneapolis :: January 20th

Chicago :: January 22nd

Atlanta :: February 8th *guest speaker: Stacie Francombe of Get Married

Nashville :: February 10th *guest speaker: Jeremy Cowart

Las Vegas :: March 7th during WPPI

Denver :: March 11th

New York City :: March 22nd *guest speaker: Nick Onken

Washington DC :: March 24th

Raleigh :: March 29th

Hawaii :: TBD

Pittsburgh (Go CMU!) :: TBD


This is your year and my goal is to make sure you harness it to its fullest potential.  Why am I doing this?  Because I’ve come to realize that life is just too short.  Every moment should be lived with a sense of adventure, excitement, and knowing that you are on the right path in your life’s work.  It’s time, ya’ll.  It’s time to make big things happen in your business.  You know where you want to go.  Let’s do this.

Want the inside scoop from someone who has experienced #MTH2010? Watch this and check out what people are saying.

I can’t wait to start this journey and meet everyone on the way!  Who’s coming with me?

xo lc

image credit :: kyle barnes shot at the Winter Shoot last week in Breckenridge, Colorado

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  1. Kate Miller

    I would love, love, LOVE it if you came to San Francisco! I would be happy to be of assistance, should you need it!

  2. Angie Johnston

    I would love to get involved in your Denver event!

  3. Amy I.

    Eugene had more than one vote? That’s pretty awesome. xoxoxoxo

  4. Evy

    Getting excited and making things happen!

  5. admin

    Amy- I KNOW! I was so excited when I saw that- thought of you. I need to come see you and Andy : )
    Evy- Cant WAIT to see you in NYC!
    Keep the votes coming… can’t wait to confirm the next two cities! LARA

  6. Delores {Pearls of Wisdom}

    Would {LUV} to see you in the Maryland area!
    But,if not the Maryland area, then I would be more than {happy} to be of assistance in PITTSBURGH- ‘woo hoo’ CMU & Univ of Pittsburgh!

  7. Sumer Schmitt

    SO unbelievably thrilled to hear that you’re coming to Pittsburgh!! This made my day! If you need any assistance with Pittsburgh, please let me know, and I’d be more than happy to lend a helping hand! 🙂

  8. Latrice - Bridal Opulence

    Yay!! So excited that Nashville made the list!! If there is anything I can do to help please don’t hesitate to let me know!!

  9. Lara

    Sumer and Delores- I love the ‘burg! My dad went to Pitt and I went to CMU. I have been wanting to go back and visit for years!

  10. Nicole Mulvany (RSVP Shindig)

    Oh come to Denver. Let me know if you need help. I will be more than happy to help you with anything. I think downtown would be a great area for this. So many great venues and it’s such an easy city to get around. Hooray! This is exciting!

  11. Cherin - Customized Wedding Creations

    Definitely Philadelphia – it’s the city of brotherly love! If you come to Philly, then I can hopefully come meet you. 🙂 If not, I may have to make the trek up to NYC.

  12. Becka @Studio222 Photography

    How come Orlando is the only starred state that isn’t listed in the register list? Stop teasing us! 😉

  13. Pam Parker

    I would love to have you come to Houston, but Austin would be a wonderful choice too

  14. Michelle @ HERPRESIGN

    Lara I can’t wait to give you a big hug on the 21st. I am fired up about 2010 and glad you will be part of the journey. 🙂

  15. Jasmine*

    Just signed up for the LA stop…so excited! 🙂

  16. Debbie Orwat

    So excited that you are coming to Denver! StudioWed Denver would love to host you and assit with anything you need for the Denver event.

  17. chatti

    denver here you come! i am super excited and would love to get involve in any way possible. = )

  18. Karry

    I agree with Becka… We’d love you to come to Orlando!

  19. claire Strebeck

    Oh, Memphis, Memphis, Memphis!!! :o) PLEASE!!

  20. Kirsten

    Come to Minneapolis! You’ve got at least two that will be there – myself and Laura Ivanova!

  21. Laura Ivanova

    I see my dear friend Kirsten already spoke for me, but I’ve got to post my vote too- please come to Minneapolis!!

  22. Jen

    Columbus Ohio- but if not I will see you in Pitt!

  23. Monica

    Richmond/Williamsburg/Virginia Beach, VA would be a great location for a training. We have some awesome resorts, hotels and plantations where you could hold this event.

    You are right – 2010 is our year to shine and go for everything we want in life. I have decided to go for a new image, event and lifestyle coaching business and I want to have the best training behind me for success.

    I would also be more than happy to help coordinate. Let us know here in Virginia.


  24. Emily Steffen

    That makes 3 for Minneapolis…there are many rad spots, super cool photog studios and some much needed love from Minneapolis! I wish to see your smiling face here…..

  25. The Broke-Ass Bride

    AAAAHHH! Now I know what to request for my Christmas and Birthday gifts 🙂

    Can’t WAIT to meet you in January! xoxo

  26. Kat Braman

    Orlando would be rad! pretty please with 2 cherries on top?

  27. Katie Martin

    Hey Lara…Looking forward to seeing you on the 21st. You have a ton of followers here in the DC area…Michelle and I can certainly help you set up a place to do one here. Lots of event spaces that will do it for free! Hope you can come! PLUS YOU ARE FROM HERE! 🙂

  28. jessica

    Make that 5 for Minneapolis! Would love to have you come here!

  29. Lisa Jeffries

    Hot dern! (I believe that’s Southern ;-)) I will see you in Raleigh, missy!!!!!

    SO happy to see you’ve included a home grown “destination” 🙂

  30. Sally

    Another one for Minneapolis : )

  31. Laura

    The northwest needs some love!!!!!! And like I said, if you can get to Seattle or Portland I will personally help you sell it out. Let’s do it!!!!

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  33. Samantha

    We would love to have you in Minneapolis!!! 🙂

  34. Crystal

    One more for Minneapolis, we are reallly trying got get you to come here.

  35. Jessica K.

    I believe this counts for 10 from Minneapolis- though I wouldn’t doubt if you had separate twitter tweets requesting as well.

  36. Rebecca

    DC please please please!!!!

  37. Jennifer

    Seattle or Portland… lots of great wedding professionals in the area!

  38. Kelly

    We would love to see you come to the Washington, DC area!

  39. Heather at Outstanding Occasions

    Phoenix, Phoenix, Phoenix! If Phoenix was a chosen city, I would be happy to help you with anything! Congratulations on this tour Lara! xoxo

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  41. saundra, sales coach

    Nashville! SWEET … that is uber close. Need a guest speaker? *wink*

  42. blair deLaubenfels

    The ladies from Junebug have got your back in Seattle and L.A. We would love to see you again!

  43. Jubilee Lau

    SAN FRANCISCO!!! Wedding 360 would love to assist you if need be!

  44. Joy Lengyel

    Would love to have you in MINNEAPOLIS!!

  45. Geomyra

    Another vote for the DC Metro area!

  46. Kate Bentley

    South Florida.. I know you are coming to the Panhandle. BUT it’s way to far for me…. We would love for you to come to South Fl

  47. Polka Dot Bride

    AUSTRALIA! I’m not even picky about the city- there’s only a trillion to pick from! Plus think of the holiday and relaxation you could add into the mix!

  48. Olivia Leigh

    Congrats, Lara! So exciting. Let me know if you need someone to host in Chicago! My loft always likes visitors. 🙂

  49. Lisa Schneider

    Would love to see you come to Washington, DC and would absolutely love to help you make it happen.

  50. Lara

    OK, y’all… Seattle and Minneapolis are confirmed! Working on registration now. Thinking about DC and San Fran too!

  51. Laura Ivanova

    Oooh, yeah! Minneapolis!!!!! SO SO SO EXCITED!!

  52. diana radoi

    please come to portland,oregon!!!!!


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