A friend once said “Every wedding needs a good stage manager.” It’s true that it takes a certain set of skills to get the lights up, calm the actors’ nerves, fix the last minute problems, and keep 100 paying audience members laughing, crying, and applauding on cue.
As a wedding and event planner with a background in stage management, my experiences really run the gamut. As the Marketing and Events Director for the alternative newspaper Philadelphia City Paper, I enjoyed planning everything from a citywide scavenger hunt for Cirque du Soleil to a craft fair of local artists at the TLA. As an independent wedding planner, I’ve planned a full service sustainable, vegetarian wedding for local, Philadelphia actors, a chic Center City cocktail party, and did Day-Of coordination in the Poconos. I am willing to travel to any destination my clients can dream of and look forward to helping each couple or company find their unique entertaining style.
I am a proud alumnae of Dickinson College, a member of Azuka Theatre Company’s Board of Directors, and an active member of the International Special Events Society (ISES). I earned a certificate in Wedding Consulting from Temple University and studied abroad at University College Cork, Ireland.
In addition to planning, Board-of-Director-ing, and studying, I love 1) world travel, 2) food and wine, 3) sci-fi/fantasy, and 4) live music (not necessarily in that order). My unsolicited recommendations for those activities include 1) Fes, Morocco, 2) Goat Cheese and Fresh Mint Omelet, 3) Jim Henson’s Storyteller Series, and 4) Johnny Brendas.
I am dedicated to the following policies when it comes to your wedding or event.
No two couples are alike – and no two weddings should be the same. I will help you choose which traditions you want to keep, identify the trends that fit your personality, and set NEW trends for the next couple. On the Big Day, you should hear “That was a wedding that ONLY you two could have thrown!”
The best compliment I could receive from a guest on your wedding day is NONE – my goal is to make the HOST/ESS look great. You will always know where I am if you need me, I will check in to make sure you are happy, but the compliments are all yours to keep!
As a planner, I truly believe that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” I strive to create plans that anticipate problems and find solutions before the solutions are needed. The more prepared I am, the less last minute trouble will find me. On the wedding day, I am both the “prevention” and the “cure.”
I am dedicated to helping my clients celebrate their commitment in the most responsible manner possible. Whether it’s helping you find chic invitations on recycled paper or seeing that your centerpieces get donated or composted after the wedding, I am happy to seek out sustainable options for every aspect of your wedding.
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