Today the planning duo Cheeky Glam Events, made up of Jamie and Heather, shared an interview and great photos of their events with us! I just know this one will leave you inspired. Thanks ladies!

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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

We founded Cheeky Glam Events on pure love. Love of events, love of people, and the love of design. At the core of CGE is our main objective to create events that reflect the amazing people that we are fortunate enough to work with. We excel at marrying together aesthetically beautiful and personally significant details that speak to the eyes and the heart. We wholeheartedly believe that every successful event begins with flawless communication and take great pride in the relationships that we build with our clients. We are their consultants, advisors, confidants and best of all- their friends. Our mission is always the same; to ensure that each one of our clients and their guests enjoy their special day in its entirety.

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I’m so excited to share today’s interview with Luxe Event Productions. We’ve shared the great Portland area bridal event that their team puts together, so it was nice to finally meet the people behind all that hard work! Thank you Misty for your interview! We loved learning more about you today.

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Photo by Gina Emerson Photography

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Ok so I am one of those “crazy” people who always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’ve had a passion for hospitality my whole life. With more than fifteen years of professional experience and a degree in the hospitality industry, event management is second nature for me .

Plain and simple, I am completely smitten by life’s celebrations and I love a good party.

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Today’s interview is with WeddingPlannerLove’s Purple Meadows Events. Debra was gracious enough to share photos from a beautiful Miami wedding along with some insight to her business. Thanks Debra!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Purple Meadows Events & Design is a full service event planning boutique that specializes in destination weddings and events.Our focus is to help busy couples who need help in planning their magical experience in eco-fabulous locations such as California, Hawaii and Costa Rica.

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Sarah, from Pink Cloud 9 gave us today’s interview. She sent me so many photos, it was hard to select which ones to share with you today because they were all so awesome. Thanks Sarah!

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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m Sarah Shewey and I founded Pink Cloud Events back in 2006. We were one of the first companies to promote sustainable events and were featured in NPR’s breakthrough piece about couples going green for their weddings! We recently launched a new division of the company, Pink Cloud 9, on Valentine’s Day this year, and we’re really excited about that!

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Sarah Viera Event Planning & Design gave us such a wonderful interview today! She trained to be in the 2000 Olympics, how awesome is that? I don’t want to give all the interview away in the intro…so I’ll let you read the post! Thanks a lot Sarah (and adorable photo by the way!).

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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Sarah Viera; I am a wedding coordinator in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas with the dream of doing destination weddings as well. 15 years ago I moved to Colorado to live at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in hopes to make the 2000 Olympics. From that point on, I built a life here with family and friends. While I miss the ocean, wineries, fresh fruit and vegetables of California I love what Colorado has to offer. I met my husband at the OTC; we married in 2002 and have a daughter who has brightened both our lives.

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It’s Monday, which means it’s time to interview one of our great vendors on WeddingPlannerLove! Today we are featuring Odessa (aka “O”) from Oventz Inc.  She comes to us from NYC – after spending some time in London. I’m a bit envious of her travels.

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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Odessa Hamilton, but you can call me “O” for short, since my name seems to mystify people. I am the President of Oventz, a full service, multicultural event planning company. We are always thinking about what’s next and what’s hot, producing unique and fabulous events that reflect the client’s style and budget. As you’ll get to know me, you’ll find that I am obsessed with all things creatively chic, methodical and economical! I’m a Wife, Mum and self-proclaimed fashionista! If you haven’t already gathered from my slogan “Signature Events Inspired By You; From London to New York,” I’m from London, but have worked across the world, in various States, and New York of course.

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Carolyn Burke Wedding Liaison took some time out of her busy schedule to give us an interview. You’ll see what I mean when you read the answer to her first question! Carolyn sure does have a lot to offer her brides. ;)

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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’ve been a Professional Bridal Consultant since 2004 and wear three hats in the wedding industry. I’m an event location specialist in the St Louis Metropolitan area and consider myself a wedding consultant and not a wedding planner – there is a difference. I give advice on wedding-related resources and let the couple decide what resource works best for them. I am also a Wedding Celebrant and performed over 150 weddings in 2011 which has taken my business in a new direction. Lately I have been providing a package I call the “Super Liaison” service. It is where I coordinate AND officiate the event which is becoming a great value.  Anything you can do to make your business unique is imperative.

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We had a chance to chat with Melissa from Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design . For the many of you with small children and other careers, she might be an inspiration for you! Thank you so much for your time Melissa! We know it’s valuable. ;)

Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m Melissa Nemitz, the owner of Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design. I’m the mom of a very busy toddler and the wife of a fantastic man and father. As the owner of the company, I take pride in our concierge style service and I truly believe that a wedding planner is there to enhance and realize the true vision of brides and grooms alike.

Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design

2. How did you get into wedding planning?

After graduating from Culinary School in 2007, I was a personal chef and I worked in catering. I did all of the hands on cooking and serving, and I also managed client relations and event planning. I got married in 2009, and although I knew I could handle it myself, I chose to work with a wedding planner of my own. Our wedding day was fantastic, but I hit some bumps along the way with my planner and I knew there had to be a kinder, gentler way. About a year after my wedding, our daughter came along and I stayed home with her exclusively for 14 months, all the while thinking about and researching the process of becoming a planner and business owner. When that 14 month mark hit, I called my husband and said “I’m starting the business today!” and I haven’t looked back.

3. What’s your favorite part of the job?

I truly love being immersed in every aspect, but my favorite part is seeing a bride’s eyes light up when I suggest something she hadn’t thought of before. I love bringing fresh ideas into the mix, and seeing them grow into a flowing theme throughout the wedding day. Also, people ask me “isn’t it hard to work so many weekends?” Before I found my passion, that was an issue for me, but now, I honestly get giddy about going out on a Saturday or Sunday to be a part of the excitement, whether it’s a planning day or the day of an event.

Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design

4. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?

It takes time, and it’s ok to say no. You won’t plan the wedding of every couple you meet with, and that’s ok. As much as it’s an interview for the couple who’s meeting you, it’s an interview for you as well. A planner-client relationship really needs to “click”. You’ll be a big part of these peoples’ lives for an average of 9 months or more, and it needs to feel good for everyone involved.

Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design

5. What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

I love to cook and explore new recipes, and I love to just have quality time with my family, no matter what we’re doing.

6. Any great stories from working with a client?

I have a bride who couldn’t believe that every vendor we met with in one day mainly looked at her during their conversations, even though I was there, as well as her fiancé. It was cute to see her discover that the bride really does get all the attention!

Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design

7. What is your current favorite color combination?

I’m working on a style shoot right now with a tangerine and turquoise inspiration, and I’m also loving the combination of pale yellow and pale blue together.

8. Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

I’m really enjoying the “DIY” look, even if you really didn’t DIY! It’s nice to see things being repurposed for a more elegant purpose, without looking gaudy or over-the-top.

Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design

Check out more of Melissa’s work on WeddingPlannerLove or on Tiny Bubbles Wedding and Event Design’s site.

Melody from Innove Events takes the stage for today’s interview! Not only did she share some great insight and a sprinkling of beautiful work with us, she even threw in an adorable family photo. Thanks Melody!

Innove Events + Paper WeddingPlannerLove

Photo by Marie Labbancz Photography

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Innove Events + Paper has been bringing affordable, stylish design to couples in Philadelphia and the Princeton, NJ areas for almost a decade. Our goal is to help clients implement an inspiring concept that can be carried from the save-the-date to the final detail at each wedding.

Innove Events + Paper WeddingPlannerLovePhoto by Cliff Mautner

2. How did you get into wedding planning?

I was trained as an interior designer. During the planning of my own wedding in 2003, I blogged about it and shared photos of my ideas & designs.  Soon, other brides started asking me for help. I did a few weddings that first year just for fun, and officially launched Innove Events + Paper in 2004. By that Fall we had been published and had full bookings for the following wedding season, so I was able to resign from my full-time job.


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Photo by Marie Labbancz Photography

3. What’s your favorite part of the job?

I love getting to know each family, and working through the dynamics of planning a wedding with so many opinions, preferences, and ideas. The best, is on the wedding day, when it all comes together, and I get to see a memorable celebration take shape.

Innove Events + Paper WeddingPlannerLovePhoto by Alison Conklin Photography

4. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?

When you are doing something you love, it is easy to let it completely take over your life. I was working 24/7, always made myself available to clients, and didn’t prioritize time for myself or my husband. This can lead to burn-out and can also be detrimental to your personal relationships. It took me a few years, but now I have the work-life balance that makes sense for my clients AND for me.

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Photo by Annie Hosfeld Photography

5. What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

I have two sweet little girls and an amazing husband- we to stay active. Yoga has been a passion for quite some time, and I am currently getting certified to teach.

Innove Events + Paper WeddingPlannerLovePhoto by Alison Conklin Photography

6. Any great stories from working with a client?

I have been lucky to meet so many great people through my work. I have stayed in touch with many on facebook, and love to see their families grow.  There is one family, with whom I have had the opportunity of working with 3 sisters. It has been such a rewarding experience for me to get to know each personality and style. I relate it to my own family, and wonder how my 2 little girls will blossom as they grow-up.

Innove Events + Paper WeddingPlannerLove

Photo by Alison Conklin Photography

7. What is your current favorite color combination?

After years, of uber-coordinated color schemes, I am totally loving a more neutral, non-matching combo- playing with textures, and interesting materials. I am always a sucker for a classic white wedding.

Innove Events + Paper WeddingPlannerLovePhoto by Cliff Mautner

8. Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

I think the key here is to make it personal, and it will last rather than feeling trendy. I would hate to think that my designs will feel dated at some point, so I always aim to get to know each client and create designs based on their history and passions. I love to mix modern, classic, and vintage elements to create a unique and personal story.

Check out Innove Events on WeddingPlannerLove or visit Melody’s site here!

Today’s interview is with WeddingPlannerLove vendor Shelly of Signature Events by Shelly! My goodness does she offer a lot of services! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all of our questions and for showing us your great work. :)

Events by Chrissy WeddingPlannerLove

Photo by Della Vita Photography

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am passionate about design! And, I love weddings. My philosophy is that every couple is unique so your wedding should be also. I don’t do cookie-cutter designs, for my invitations or weddings  I try to get a couple to really think about their interests and bring these things out in their wedding celebration. From Save-the-dates to the final returns of the rental items we are available as much, or as little, as our clients need. Signature Events by Shelly offers a number of packages, including invitations and other stationery, but will always work with a couple to get them exactly what they need.  I am a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants. I am also a Certified Sandals Specialist and can help couples arrange a wonderful destination wedding or honeymoon at any of the Sandals resorts.

Events by Chrissy WeddingPlannerLove

Photo by Steve Giese Photography

2. How did you get into wedding planning?

I had a friend that was getting married a few years ago. She was procrastinating on her planning and as the months were winding down she still didn’t have some important things done {like the venue booked or her wedding dress chosen, for example}.  One day she called me and said the wedding date had changed. My thoughts were “super!”  They’re moving it back so we’ll have more time”  But, they decided to move it up – to 3 months from then. I immediately put a list together, delegated responsibilities and went to her house. We had put together an elegant, romantic, candle-lit evening ceremony with a live band, buffet food and lots of dancing for the reception. The entire evening was exactly fitting of their personalities {I had been good friends of both for years before this}. From that point on I decided I would love to help couples make their wedding day totally about them and to allow them and their families be guests and enjoy every aspect of the celebration.

Signature Events by Shelly

3. What’s your favorite part of the job?

Seeing how happy everyone is. I like taking care of things so I probably do more than I should, but at least the couple and their families don’t have to worry about anything!  I also like adding little surprises for the couple.  Just a little “something more” to help make their day unforgettable.

Events by Chrissy WeddingPlannerLove

Photo by Steve Giese Photography

4. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?

Don’t underestimate yourself. If you are confident in your abilities, this will show through to your clients and they will have complete confidence in you. If you’re not sure about something, don’t let it show.  Just figure it out and get it done. David Tutera once told me “Don’t ever say No. Just figure out how to do it… then do it”.

Events by Chrissy WeddingPlannerLove

5. What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

I really like hockey. Playing, watching {I used to coach and manage also}.  Music, cooking {I LOVE cooking}, trying new wines, hanging out with my family and friends.

Events by Chrissy WeddingPlannerLove

Photo by Anne Wojtalewicz Photography

6. Any great stories from working with a client?

Honestly, I think all of my couple’s provide me with some great stories.

Events by Chrissy WeddingPlannerLove

Photo by Anne Wojtalewicz Photography

7. What is your current favorite color combination?

Sky blue and chocolate.

8. Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

I just hope brides continue to keep their weddings personal. In the past, too many couples  got caught up on how everything “needs” to be and forget that it is really just about them getting married. I am really enjoying all of my couples that have personal touches throughout the entire day. Right now I have a bride that is Norwegian. Her entire family is baking desserts for favors, late-night snacks, and the dessert table {which continues to grow}. I love that!

Events by Chrissy WeddingPlannerLove

Photo by Steve Giese Photography

Thank you Shelly! Learn more about her on WeddingPlannerLove or her site.