When we first met Jen, we knew she was the perfect fit for Luxe! Her style and dreams for her big day were so unique and we could not wait to bring them all to life!
Jen and Joe had lived in Chicago prior to moving to PDX and wanted to bring a little Chi-town to their Portland wedding, while also aiming for a celestial influenced design – without being too campy or “theme-y”.
We first met Andrea via phone call as she drove from Seattle to Portland for a holiday to see family. That first phone call was filled with so many laughs and jokes, we knew it was going to be a great fit. Yet to have met Moni, we had heard that he had lots of friends and LOVED to party!
All of the meetings leading up to the wedding day were just with Andrea as Moni was very busy at work and unable to attend. Andrea explained that they wanted their own version of Twilight with a timeless and classic feel.
Alright friends, let me set it straight and talk about the differences between venue managers and actual wedding planners.
As a seasoned event producer who has coordinated, planned, produced and designed hundreds of weddings and events I can easily say one of my biggest pet peeves (and every planner I know) in the event/wedding industry is when a venue sells their in-house coordinator/manager as an actual wedding planner.
Over the years I’ve learned that unless you’re in the wedding industry, the differences between the two aren’t commonly known…
You’re probably experiencing a slough of emotions, especially if you’re planning an event during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your event producers and creative partners are right there with you, not only are we concerned about the future of our small business but we are trying our hardest to keep an optimistic outlook for our clients and our communities. Like the Hospitality and Tourism industries our Event Industry is hit just as hard, if not harder. While you may have a lot of stress regarding the reschedule of your event …
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