Abeki A. Carter is a Certified Wedding & Event Planner, Event Educator and Mentor with 25+ years of experience planning weddings and creating unique events. She is also an entrepreneur and the CEO of Chic Occasions Events, a full service wedding and event planning company in New York. An advocate for professional development and education in the event industry, Abeki has been teaching Wedding and Event Certification Courses at the local community colleges over the last six years. She takes pride in being able to educate, support and empower the community of wedding and event professionals through courses, hands-on workshops and mentorships.
Abeki has a BA in Marketing, MA in Public Administration and holds certifications in Wedding and Event Planning as well as Fundraising Event Management. She is a member of the International Wedding Planning Association. Abeki’s knowledge and expertise have earned her recognition as Internship Coordinator of the Year by David Tutera, Outstanding Instructor by Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institution, 20 on The Rise, by HoneyBook/Rising Tide Society and Dream Maker Award by Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute.
Abeki provides education, resources, and support to both emerging and experienced wedding creatives who want to grow and sustain a profitable business while living their best lives. She is supportive, honest, resourceful, and a firm believer in community with a mission to show up, inspire, serve, and make a difference in her community of industry peers.