Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
At Simply Elegant we serve hundreds of couples, so truly our team has incredible versatility we are so proud of! We love working with couples that have a very distinct style as well as couples that need their hands held throughout the design process!
What is your favorite wedding detail you've ever seen or created?
This is an impossible question!! We love when the design really showcases the couples relationship and love for each other! We have found incredibly unique ways to bring these hints in throughout the decor without it overpowering the elegance of the wedding. A few favorites that come to mind: a library wedding that used beautifully bound books as the centerpiece but were only books the couple had read together; another is mini champagne bottles as favors because the couple met on New Years; we have brought trees into a venue as the couple wanted a natural element, but didn't want to risk weather; the list goes on and on!
What is your favorite store or brand?
Our team's style range from the classic and approachable J. Crew to a more refined and sophisticated Burberry. Almost everyone on our team is a lover of all things Kendra Scott however!
What advice do you have for a newly engaged couple?
The very first thing to do is as a couple is figuring out your top 3 non-negotiables. This can be you overall guest count, a specific venue, a strict budget, a particular photographer, the fact you really know you will need a day of coordinator, a type of floral that reminds you of your grandmother, ANYTHING! But figure out the 3 most important pieces of your wedding together. That sets the tone of the day as well as serves as a reminder when you get caught up on Pinterest of what is truly important to the both of you!
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
The amazing energy the day has. No matter how many weddings we do, we just love the feeling of waking up on wedding days. There is nothing quite like it! Even after hundreds of events, we know the couple is going to have one of the most magical days of their lives and we are just honored to be a part of it!
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
Our team is very adaptable. This is such a crucial characteristic of an experienced planner. You need to be able to think quickly on your feet to find the best solution on a moments notice, but also be able to see the big picture for everyone involved. This comes in handy working alongside other wedding vendors but also serves well when working with family dynamics throughout the planning process! We love to find the best solution for everyone involved as with our experience we understand that is the true secret to a successful wedding.
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
We love to over deliver! Our team is held to a very high standard by one another and we are all incredibly committed to ensuring that our couples and their families have the day they have been dreaming of! We have created in house documents built together (combined we have done thousands of weddings over the last 10 years.) We understand that keeping up with current trends, styles of planning, ways of communicating, and the overall evolution of the industry is imperative. We are constantly learning from each other on how to best serve our couples!