Society of Wedding Professionals

Society of Wedding Professionals is a Dallas/Fort Worth based 501(c)6 organization that is locally operated and looks forward to giving back to our community.

The Wedding Wish was established in 2018 by the SWP board of directors and inspired by the vision of the SWP president, Rebecca Hackl. The dream has been cultivating for over five years and will come to fruition in August 2018!


The mission of Society of Wedding Professionals is to be a cultivated association that supports and fosters professionalism through networking for the welfare and betterment of the wedding and overall event industry.


Rebecca Hackl, President; Ricardo Tomas, Past President and Treasurer; First VP, Tiffany Bell; Second VP, Alex Stein; Director of Media and Public Relations, Lance Panton; Secretary, Michelle Garmon, Director of Fundraising and Vendor Relations, Karen Higginbotham; Director of Programs, Makesha Miles; Director of Meetings and Events, Melissa Tacker; Director of Socials, Angie Blue; At Large, Kyle Hennigan


Rebecca Hackl

President, Trifecta Event Management

For over fifteen years I've been partnering with companies and nonprofits to act as an extension of their brand and mission to create exceptional event experiences! I value having the opportunity to collaborate at the initial phase of the planning process to brainstorm, advice, build concepts, and the essential event budget. My goal is to produce events that leave my clients and their guests looking forward to the next event! Cheers!

Ricardo Tomas

Ricardo Tomas Weddings

I am passionate about my weddings and honored to be part of a couples' special day and lives.

Karen Higginbotham

KLH Designs


Tiffany Bell

Marquee Event Rentals

Melanie Hill

Exceptional Events of North Texas

Hello! I am almost a native Texan....I got here as quickly as I could....we moved here when I was 2 1/2 years old. I have lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex since 1980 and love the variety of things to do here. I own Exceptional Events, a full service Event & Wedding Planning company. We love bringing clients visions to life and watching everyone enjoy an event. I am also a residential REALTOR with Webb-Barton & Associates, LLC. Helping guide people through the sometimes complex world of buying & selling is very rewarding. And sometimes I get to help them get married and then sell them a house! I am married to an amazing man, Brian, and we have the cutest dog that loves bananas.

Michelle Garmon

Encore Productions, Talent Booking Agent /Certified Wedding and Event Planner

Jay Cooper

TLC Event Rentals

Kyle Hennigan

Event Director at Dallas World Aquarium

Kyle Hennigan has over 27 years in the Wedding & Hospitality industry. He began his career in Lake Charles, LA at the prestigious City Club and has been with The Dallas World Aquarium for 22 years, where he is the current Event Director. Kyle is an active member in several of the DFW Industry organizations and is a true believer that success is in building lasting relationships with his clients and peers.

In his spare time, Kyle enjoys reading, gardening and breeding 3 legged endangered exotic kittens (tres-ped felis catus) found in the backroads of Oak Cliff.

Jaime H. Chavez

Ambiance Entertainment, Professional Master of Ceremonies & Disc Jockey

Dallas-based Ambiance Entertainment disc jockey Jaime Chavez provides DJ, MC, event coordination, entertainment, and lighting services for weddings (and corporate Audio/Visual) for clients like you who value spectacular entertainment, and its impact on unique, fun, elegant, and highly successful events; unlike traditional DJs, he strives to become “part of your family” by learning the most intimate details from the day you met to the description of your guests so that he can help personalize your event, involve your guests, play the music you love at the right time, and guide and excite everyone through the perfect night. He also strives to keep the focus on you, your family and guests, simply setting the stage and letting you have the fun. Ask his clients! He understands these are once in a lifetime events that will serve as memories for years to come.

Jaime has been passionately serving the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex, San Antonio, Houston, Austin and surrounding areas since 1986





Society of Wedding Professional will be granting a couple that has been affected by a life altering experience: either through a health matter, an environmental circumstance, or caused by military/first responder experience.


We are proud to partner with some of DFW’s top companies to make this event a success for all involved.