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Leslie is multi-passionate and creative in the design arena: fashion, interior, and events. With a fashion degree from Winthrop University and over 35 years of experience in the world of design, she has worked with, and for, private individuals, global corporations, non-profits, PGA and corporate golf tournaments, annual conferences and weddings. Having been with Ampa Events for a total of 12 years, her goal is to provide a distinctive design that creates a wow factor while exceeding all expectations. Leslie is a member of The Tuckahoe Women’s Club and The Richmond Symphony League.
Leslie is multi-passionate and creative in the design arena: fashion, interior, and events. With a fashion degree from Winthrop University and over 35 years of experience in the world of design, she feels that every bride and groom has a unique story to tell. Whether it is the parents of the bride, an honorary pet, or the flower girl that won’t go down the aisle, Leslie has a calmness and southern belle grace that makes every detail of a wedding flawless. Born and raised in Richmond, she is a member of The Tuckahoe Women’s Club and The Richmond Symphony League.
Ted Rubis is traveled, learned, cultured and experienced. A doer and problem solver, Ted is equally comfortable in a Tuxedo or Coveralls – building stage sets in the shop, attending a black tie gala, or working with executives, committee members, and brides with exquisite taste. Book knowledge from business school combined with over 30 years of experience producing events for a broad mix of clients including brides, Ted brings a rich and diverse skill set to the wedding expo business including an acute understanding of the details to execute complex events, design, fabrication, and technical expertise. Guided by an education heavy in marketing and finance, and reinforced by years of observing and analyzing the results of real-life corporate programming, Ted is a firm believer in developing a rapport with potential clients through face-to-face interaction. In an ever-increasing digital world, meeting clients and connecting as people gives businesses a distinct advantage in securing new clients.
Ted: “For brides and families, who want to make informed decisions, there is nothing more powerful than shaking hands and talking with real people from dedicated businesses.”