I provide my clients with creative ideas, venue research, and suggestions for and coordination of entertainment, decorations, and food and beverages. I supply budgets, timelines, and run-of-show outlines, as well as day-of coordination services.
I plan all types of events – large weddings, intimate weddings, destination weddings, grand openings for outlet malls and restaurants, fundraisers, trade shows, sales meetings, press conferences, conventions, as well as holiday, birthday and other special-occasion parties.
When a client retains Creative Celebrations, they are hiring me, not someone assigned by an event company. I personally handle each client event, from the event overview interview to the final day-of event coordination. I have been in charge of events for nearly twenty-five years and have seen it all – so nothing throws me! Also, my background in the hospitality industry gives me an insider's perspective and an advantage when it comes to organizing and negotiating the food and beverage part of an event.
Being in the Pacific Northwest, I love planning outdoor weddings and events July through October. There are so many natural venues I love to use as backgrounds for big events, such as having Mt. Hood in the distance from a location in the Gorge, or Haystack Rock behind a wedding party on the Oregon Coast. I think the beauty of this area can become an intricate part of an event's theme. I have also coordinating weddings in Florida and Minnesota, I am happy to plan destinations anywhere!
I truly love being an event planner. I naturally have always taken on the event-planning role, from coordinating themed progressive dinners for my campfire troop (on my own, in fourth grade!), to being named social chairman of my sorority in college. I have been a professional event planner since 1990 and I feel very lucky to be able to do what I love to do, every day.