We are thrilled to introduce our new Blog series, “Meet the Team”. Each month we will highlight a service professional from our wonderful Reunion team. This month, we are starting with our fabulous Senior Catering & Wedding Sales Manager, Lisa New. With over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, Lisa has gained her knowledge working in catering, weddings and conventions with leading hotel companies such as Renaissance Hotels, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Walk Disney World Fairy Tale Weddings and The Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Reunion has been lucky enough to have her for the last year and a half!
Here is a chance to get to know Lisa a little bit better:
First 3 things you do when you wake up: Feed my cats, turn on the news to check the weather, make coffee
Skittles or M&M’s: Skittles
Best advice you’ve ever received: Know what you don’t know. Always be open to learning new things.
Favorite “Get Pumped Up” Song: Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
What is your favorite part of the wedding industry?: Seeing all my hard work come together and result in an amazing event that will last forever in people’s memories.
Tell us your funniest or most embarrassing story from an event: At Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, I had a wedding outside and it was so hot that the cake was melting. The couple had chosen a Mickey & Minnie Mouse Ceramic Topper and at one point, the cake topper slid off the cake and hit the patio. It smashed into pieces and everyone at the wedding started clapping!
What would you choose as your last meal?: Tator Tots
Which event location at Reunion is your favorite?: Linear Park- for a beautiful garden wedding ceremony.
What is your best advice for couples getting married?: Trust your wedding professionals to do all the work. Try to savor every happy minute of your wedding celebration- it flies by!