Elopea Offers All-Inclusive Wedding Ceremonies for Couples at Any Budget

 Planning a wedding, but overwhelmed by the time and attention to detail required? Getting married is a huge milestone in life, and couples want their wedding day to be perfect, however, the time and costs of a traditional ceremony are often prohibitive. That’s where Elopea comes in– they offer all-inclusive wedding ceremonies that are both elegant and affordable.

Elopea is a local Austin, Texas company started in 2021 by Michelle Cua and her husband Nathaniel Hallford. Together, they have 9 years of wedding and event planning experience, and along with Nathaniel’s background in tech, created a modern all-inclusive solution for brides and grooms who want a breathtaking experience for their wedding without the stress of planning. Elopea specializes in a customized and collaborative approach to planning the big day at any budget.

“At Elopea, we understand that each bride and groom has their own unique vision for their big day. That’s why we offer a variety of ceremony options, from traditional venues to adventurous locations,” said Sarah Marie Dela Pena. “And, with our online ceremony planning tool, we can help the bride and groom save time and money on the wedding of their dreams. Whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering or a luxurious affair, Elopea will make your wedding day perfect.”

To make things simple, Elopea offers a single, all-inclusive price for weddings. Whether it’s small and intimate or large and festive, Elopea has engaged couples across Austin covered. Their customizable experiences include all the finishing touches to make that special day complete: an officiant, limo, photographer, videographer, and florist all in one cost-effective package.

Elopea has been featured in The Austin Daily Herald, The Daily Sentinel, and on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Patch, and helped create the perfect day for more than 600 happy couples.

For more information, visit elopea.co and follow Elopea on Instagram.


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R.J. Gibran Offers a Witty Observation of the Customary Moments of Human Life Through Her Rich Collection of Poems and Epigrams

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Making strategic use of metaphors, rhymes, and wordplay, R.J. Gibran brilliantly drew life lessons from the examples of animals, inanimate objects, regular people, themes, and events as she developed a poem or an epigram for each of them in her book, “Poetic License: A Divine Right to Write.” R.J. Gibran vividly described the characteristics of her subjects as she pointed out one side of life that was wholly depicted by them. Her words often make a good quotable quote.

In over a hundred poems and epigrams, “Poetic License: A Divine Right to Write” explored the irony and lessons of life taken from the deeds of animals such as horses, cows, pigs, cats, etc.; inanimate objects such as wild lettuce, sepulcher, purple feather, etc.; themes such as plain English, its subliminal perception, punishments, the miracle of you, on the pursuit of happiness; events and people such as job application, circus, etc. Noting the value of passion, R.J. Gibran expressed these words: “The breeding of fine horseflesh is perhaps more of a passion than a science or art.” As for the pursuit of happiness, she conveyed this wise piece of advice: “Happiness, after all, is the raison d’etre (reason or justification for existence).”

“Poetic License: A Divine Right to Write” is a great reading material for reflection and motivational storytelling, which can be used by moderators and the casual reader in events and occasions where they have to illustrate a situation that embodied a particular life lesson and even irony. This book is a great recommendation for those who love poetry and those who are looking for a motivational yet satirical book.

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“Poetic License: A Divine Right to Write” / Poems and Epigrams

Author: R.J. Gibran

Publisher: Your Online Publicist

Publication Date: March 2022

Genre: Diversionary Poetry

Target Audience: Adults

About the Author

R.J. Gibran is a passionate poet, who once again reiterates the genre of the new age in “Poetic License.” Let us remember the various game faces we encounter daily, and how we too have those faces within ourselves. The new age is fascinating, if not curious as we cower into it. True, man has furthered himself greatly in terms of technology and modernization, yet R.J. stresses the importance of adhering to the old ways, and never deviating from aspiring to the classics as the correct choice, no matter what. However, putting this new age into perspective is crucial for seeing clearly and understanding its true meaning.

India offers the unbeatable combination of talent, scale and skill to the world: Shri Piyush Goyal

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal has said that India offers the unbeatable combination of talent, scale and skill to the world. He was interacting with the students after visiting the Knowledge part at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai.

Shri Goyal said that the campus of IIT-Chennai was truly outstanding. It is a piece of art because science alone cannot define this place. Science is an enabler, art is in all of your minds which also helps come up with simple solutions for our day-to-day problems, he added.

The Minister spoke about India’s immense innovation potential and said that the World would also want to engage with sustainability and newer technologies at an affordable price and they would look towards India for it because of our innovation and talent pool. “Sustainability, energy efficiency, electric mobility coupled with India’s manufacturing skills, every innovation and technology developed here has a huge market”, he added.

Shri Goyal said that India offered a huge market of over a billion people who are now connected to the whole world through television and smart phones. India offers the largest aspirational population, he added.

The Minister noted that world today recognises that India’s time to shine has arrived. India’s demographic dividend, our large young population is another factor that is our strength, he said. Countries across the globe are today wooing us and is attracted to us for the talent pool and skillset India has to offer, he added.

Addressing the students, Shri Goyal said that the nation would be grateful to every contribution of our youth and our students. He observed that the scale of India’s aspirational population can help them get the economies of scale, can power the technologies they are producing and can economise the output of their work.

Shri Goyal urged the students to have a bold vision and big ambition. “We as a country should have Big, Heavy, Audacious Goals. It abbreviates to BHAG. We all need to participate in the journey as we work our way towards becoming a developed nation and run collectively towards this goal”, he added.

The Minister said that innovation is elementary, simple thinking leading to solutions of a range of problems that can help our country and the world and students can all contribute immensely to these solutions. As we power our way into Azadi ka Amrit Kaal, these 25 years are going to define India and its future, he noted.



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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, ‘Purple Revolution’ originating from Jammu & Kashmir offers attractive avenues and those who have entered the lavender sector are making a fortune out of it

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Science and Technology, MoS PMO, Space and Atomic Energy, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that the ‘Purple Revolution’ originating from Jammu & Kashmir offers attractive StartUp avenues and those who have entered the lavender sector are making a fortune out of it ,but what is required is a wider publicity and awareness about these new opportunities of livelihood rolled out in recent years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The pace of innovation in India has assumed global scale, but the change of mindset also needs to be encouraged at the same pace, he said.

Addressing a Conference on “Sustainable Agricultural Innovations for Resilient Agri-Food Systems” at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) here , Dr Jitendra Singh enumerated a series of pro-agriculture reforms introduced by the Modi government and said several pathbreaking decisions like new guidelines for geospatial technology and relaxation in the regulations for developing Drone are also enabling provisions for today’s agriculture entrepreneurs and agri-startups.

The Minister also noted that this government had brought in an amendment in the hundred-year-old Indian Forest Act which was enacted by the British government and following this amendment, the home-grown Bamboo has been exempted from the Forest Act so that the youth could use the versatile properties of Bamboo for agriculture entrepreneurship as well as in other sectors. He said, even in our immediate neighbourhood there are huge reserves of bamboo in districts like Kathua and Reasi but these were never adequately explored.

Referring to the theme of the Conference i.e. “Sustainable Agricultural Innovations for Resilient Agri-Food Systems” Dr Jitendra Singh said sustainable innovations are the prerequisites for sustainable StartUps and sustainable means of livelihood. To achieve this, he emphasised the importance of linking with industry right from the beginning and making industry an equal stakeholder so that the research projects are determined by the requirements of the industry.

In the next 25 years of Amrti Kal, said Dr Jitendra Singh, Jammu & Kashmir and several hill territories as well as the Himalayan States are going to make a significant value edition to build India’s future economy because these are the territories whose resources have remain under-utilised in the past. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving a focussed attention to these areas, they are going to play a pivotal role in placing India on the world pedestal by 2047, he said.

Dwelling on the theme of the conference, Dr Jitendra Singh said, agricultural development is one of the most powerful tools to end economic constraints, boost shared prosperity and feed a projected 9.7 billion people by 2050. He said, healthy, sustainable and inclusive food systems are critical to achieve the world’s development goals. The Minister, however, emphasised the need to address the climate related issues to avoid their adverse effect on agriculture sector.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, agriculture, forestry, and land use change are responsible for about 25% of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation in the agriculture sector is part of the solution to climate change. He said, the world faces a dilemma, whether to stay with those innovations that were successful in yields but risk catastrophic climate change, endangering those yields or to continue with innovations in agricultural technology so that we don’t suffer those risks from climate change.

Dr Jitendra Singh also gave example of the Green Revolution, where the yield really did go up and that is a benefit but second those benefits came with serious downside and in some cases economic development was very uneven and people ended up worse off than they were before. In other cases, we had serious agricultural pollution from the agro-chemicals and pests become resistant to pesticides which risks continuing those high yields, the Minister added.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, the areas which will ensure sustainability of agriculture are genetic innovations for climate-resilient agri-food systems, pest management innovations, biodiversity conservation, carbon neutrality and reducing use of fossil fuels in agriculture. He said, the agricultural innovations to enhance food security and productivity in a sustainable manner, climate resilient food solutions, restoration of natural resources, future of farming, agricultural sensors, farming drones, and public health and food safety are important issues concerning the agriculture world over including India.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, policy makers and agricultural scientists in India are working hard on improving livelihoods and creating more and better jobs, including for women and youth, improving food security for all, including access to safe and nutritious food and making agriculture and food more sustainable and more climate-smart, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In his concluding remarks, Dr Jitendra Singh said, Agriculture has changed dramatically in the 20th Century as food and fibre productivity has soared due to new technologies, mechanisation, increased chemical use, specialisation, and government policies that favoured maximising production and reducing food prices. But, the challenges of 21st Century ranging from climate changes to pest attacks and conflicts could pose a threat. The Minister said, “I am convinced that agricultural scientists are capable enough to help India lead the way”.



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Allen Woo offers actions and strategies for retaining human talent in a company

There is no doubt that talent retention in companies is a difficult task to achieve, but Allen Woo’s advice is a formula that can make this factor an effective reality.

Québec, Canada – WEBWIRE

A company’s ability to implement human talent retention strategies is fast becoming a key factor in competing. If hiring the right talent is already difficult, retaining them is an additional challenge. Because of this, Allen Woo has used his knowledge of people management to provide some essential tips and strategies for effectively retaining human talent in a company.

When a company sets out to conduct a recruitment process, it is normal for a great deal of financial and HR effort to be devoted to this important task. However, many leaders do not give the same importance to talent retention or do not care about it at all, which can result in additional costs for the company.

If an organization wants to keep its best workers in the long term, it must know the actions and strategies for talent retention, which are detailed by the expert. Employee retention refers to a company’s efforts to retain its most valuable asset – human talent – for as long as possible.

“Sometimes retention comes completely naturally, thanks to a combination of good incentives from the company, excellent leadership and the goodwill of employees who are happy to work for the organization,” Woo explains. “However, it is not advisable to expect it to happen naturally, as you may lose excellent employees in the process. The best thing to do is to resort to retention strategies that prevent their departure.”

It is also important to know the turnover rate if you want your company to increase its long-term profitability. However, while they are related, the retention rate is not the inverse of turnover due to important differences between the two.

On the one hand, some companies choose to calculate the turnover rate based on employees who left on their own accord, excluding those terminated for cause. On the other hand, to obtain real data, the retention rate must be measured over a considerable period of time; at least one year is recommended.

Woo suggests starting by hiring the right person from the beginning. Retention starts from the employee application process, candidate screening and job interviews. According to Woo, 35% of employers who hire new staff do so with the expectation that more employees will quit during the year.

If a large portion of new hires are already expected to leave before the end of the year from the start of the hiring process, it’s no wonder turnover rates are so high. It’s important not to fall into that kind of negative mindset and make sure you hire the right employees from the start.

Many employees admit that they will stay with a company longer if they know better what their role will be at the time of hire. A bad experience during the hiring process – for example, if they last too long and create uncertainty – and then performing functions that they were not previously informed about, is an “excellent” formula for an employee to leave their job in a short period of time.

Following the previous point, a bad hire costs much more than the employee’s salary, since it brings with it all kinds of negative effects. This includes reduced productivity, wasted time in training an employee who may leave in a short time, and reduced morale in a team that is constantly seeing its parts change,

Knowing this, you can’t hire the right person unless recruiters are involved, not just with the interviews, but with the entire selection process, and one of the parts of this process is precisely the job description. A description that is too technical or too vague results in a greater recruitment challenge and the loss of talented candidates to other companies simply because they don’t know exactly what the job is about.

“Pairing a new employee with an experienced worker to mentor them can ensure greater long-term retention,” Woo asserts. “Mentors are important figures who bring their knowledge, experience and fresh insight into how things are done to new talent. Assigning a mentor to new hires prevents mistakes from being made, and raises production and engagement.”

And finally, use technology to improve the work climate. Many employees feel the desire to leave their job when the company’s environment is not to their liking or has deteriorated too much. A useful tool to anticipate such scenarios is to use employee survey software.

This resource opens a window of conversation where people can express their doubts, opinions and concerns about the work environment, and thus determine what aspects can be improved and what measures are needed to improve the situation. If conducted on a regular basis, it is possible to measure the evolution of employees’ opinions.

About Allen Woo

Allen Woo is a self-taught expert in business and personnel management. Originally from Canada, he has spent much of his adult life honing his innate skills in motivation and personal growth. Woo dedicates his time to helping businesses and individuals make significant improvements in their daily interactions, constantly exploring new methods to motivate and enhance teams. When he’s away from responsibilities, he likes to focus on inner growth and enjoys outdoor activities that exercise the body and the mind.