"Because of Desirée, I've never felt as stress-free and joyful as I did on my wedding day."
We balance modern style with timeless hospitality, resulting in an heirloom experience for you and your guests that will be remembered for generations to come.
why we're different from other planners
why we're different
Your wedding symbolizes the hard work you and your family put in to commemorate this special milestone, not just when planning your wedding, but throughout your life.
Your wedding is a reflection of you and your family.
Our Clients believe
Your friends and family are the most special people in the world. Your wedding is your chance to show them how much you appreciate their love and support.
Weddings bring people together for inspiring and unique experiences.
Our Clients believe
We strive to balance modern style with timeless hospitality, resulting in an heirloom experience for you and your guests that will be remembered for generations to come.
In being fully present with those around you.
Our Clients believe
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NUMBER OF CHAMPAGNE GLASSES WE GIFT EACH COUPLE - CHEERS!
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NUMBER OF STATES WHERE WE'VE PLANNED WEDDINGS
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Hiring Desiree was the best decision for our wedding. She’s the most organized, knowledgeable person I’ve ever met! My mom said during the planning process "when I count my blessings, I count Desiree twice." Thanks for making it the best day ever!
"She read our minds and made our vision come to life!"
Mallory & bill
We were driving to our minimoon and we said to ourselves ‘We didn't deserve that. It was so perfect. So flawless. It was surreal that it even happened to us and for us.' Our friends said it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever been to.
"Desirée brought so much joy to our lives."
Caleb & Eddie
Desirée knows what she's talking about. She understood my vision and was extremely organized. During welcome drinks and on the wedding day, I got to fully relax and enjoy the moment with my family and friends while Desirée made sure everything was buttoned up, running smoothly and perfect.
"We loved her designs and attention to detail."
Ashley & Max
She curated a beautiful vision for us that reflected who we are. She has amazing relationships with vendors and makes sure that they understand your vision. We had zero stress and full faith in Verve to pull together a beautiful day. They exceeded our expectations big time! We highly recommend working with Verve Event Co. and can't say enough great things about Desiree!
"We would have been lost without her."
Claire & alec
It's hard to even know where to begin with thanking you!!! Your creativity, resilience, patience, and organization led us to one of the most epic weddings we've ever attended :) We're so appreciative of your creativity, calm, and genuine excitement. We have been fielding phone calls and emails and texts from friends and family who are expressing just how AWESOME it all was!"
"Desirée brought our dreams to life."
Holly & Dan
The day's finally here. You’re giddy with excitement. While you sip champagne and immerse yourself in the day, our team is executes all the beautiful details we’ve spent months planning. We usher you from one segment to the next. All you need to do is revel in the beauty and love and connect with everyone around you.
After we put together your vendor team, we create a bespoke wedding design that maps out the day from guest arrival until good night. You've been looking forward to this since we started and you can't contain your excitement.
Our comprehensive approach gives us a deep understanding of your vision. We create a heartfelt connection with you. Together we create an heirloom experience for you and your guests.
A SUMMARY OF OUR PROCESS
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Since 2007, I’ve produced events from coast to coast. I've received multiple awards and I’ve been fortunate to have my work featured in several outlets, including the Today Show, New York Mag, Parade, Bridal Musings, Wedding Chicks, and Inspired by This!
I've enjoyed working with royalty, heads of state, and celebrities. Thanks to my experience planning on an international stage, I approach my events with a focus on precision, originality, and design.
As my family has grown, my perspective on events has deepened. Time with our loved ones is finite. You don't get it back.
I want you to connect with them and revel in the moment.
When I’m not planning, you’ll find me choreographing dance routines with my interns, AKA my kids; staying fit with body pump; or crafting new cocktails with my husband, whom I met while attending a high school leadership conference. (Can you guess who was excited to be there and who wasn’t?). I also use a lot of exclamation points when I write (I’m trying to cut back) and never turn down a glass of champagne.
Want to get to know me more? Stalk me on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook! (It's definitely not weird.)
When everyone gathers together for your wedding, I want you to immerse yourself on that day.
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Click here to contact me or drop me a note at email@example.com. I can't wait to chat with you!
Payments are spread over multiple installments depending on the length of time we're working together.
I would love that! Many couples still book Full Service planning even though they've booked "their main vendors." I work with them on budget creation and tracking, vendor management, event design, among many other things. We work with their vendors to ensure all their planning is in order, such as updating timelines, production schedules, and inventory lists.
I'm so glad you asked! Custom design is a key component throughout the planning process. We discuss in depth your tastes and style and I tailor the wedding design to you. It walks you through the day scene by scene. Imagery, color palettes, layouts, and fabric swatches are only the beginning. Click here to see an example.
One of the first things I do for my full-service clients is draft a realistic budget. It accounts for your priorities and your vision for the day. I present you with pricing options so you have control over your spending. This prevents anxiety about surprise costs and gives you more control of your budget. A wedding planner is an investment in you and your wedding. A majority of vendors are with you on your day and your day only. I support you for the duration of the planning process AND at the wedding and often even after. You are paying for expertise to manage a complex team of vendors with intricate nuances. My couples want their wedding to be a time of joy and celebration for them and their guests. They want to experience the day calm and focused on their family, not distracted and tense. I help them achieve that.
In reality, the venue has at least 1 wedding every weekend. They don’t have the time to devote to your wedding and your details like a professional planner does. Nor are they supposed to. The venue coordinator represents the venue. I represent you. If something goes wrong at the venue, I make sure they provide a fair resolution to the situation. If you don’t have a planner, you are at the mercy of the venue.