Chamathil & Hartley
Desired Wedding Date: February 19, 2022
Ceremony Location: TBD Orthodox Church Location, Dallas
Reception Location: The Renaissance Hotel, Dallas
Setting the Scene
Cheryl & Travis got engaged this May in Lake Tahoe and are excited to continue planning their long awaited wedding celebration. This wedding weekend will bring together two distinct traditions and family backgrounds with Travis coming from the Midwest from an orthodox Christian upbringing, and Cheryl bringing her family’s Indian heritage. You’ve booked the perfect reception venue at The Renaissance Hotel, and are looking for a planner to guide you through the many details involved in your three-day wedding weekend.
Your wedding date is set for February 19, 2022 and you’re imagining you’ll have about 400 guests. You’d like to kick off the wedding weekend with a Mehndi, with a more intimate group, and are considering having this in your home. Friday will have a traditional rehearsal dinner, with a location to be determined. On Saturday, you’re envisioning a ceremony at a traditional Orthodox Christian Church before the main event, the wedding reception, at the Dallas Renaissance.
Aesthetically, you’re envisioning a classic and elegant setting for the wedding day with a neutral color palette incorporating lush white floral. While you have a large guest count, you want the ballroom to feel luxurious and celebratory for this most important piece of the wedding weekend.
Cheryl and Travis, you come from a tight-knit family that is mostly local to Dallas and you’re both busy professionals. While you’ve been closely involved in family weddings and those of close friends, you’re seeking a planner that can help you vet the best vendors for you that truly get your personal style, help to maximize your financial guidelines, and are fun to work with! You’ve seen first-hand the detail that goes into planning a wedding and you’re hoping to find a partner that can help relieve some of that responsibility, and take on each detail with the care and attention that you would give if you had the time.
Cheryl, you’re excited to arrive at the wedding day and be able to truly enjoy each and every moment of this joyous celebration, surrounded by your family, best friends, and glam squad, knowing that a trusted partner is in charge of the major details and has everything under control. Travis and Cheryl, this is a once in a lifetime celebration and an occasion to bring your families together for a beautiful and memorable day, you need a planner that understands your unique perspectives, has been there many times over, and can make smart decisions on your behalf, and I stand ready to assist you in that cause.
“In a time of chaos, wonderment & being completely overwhelmed, Julian stepped in and gave us so much ease in our lives. That was a priceless gift.”
— Becky, Legacy Client
Your Personalized Wedding Options
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $58,595
*This selection includes turn-key coordination from guest arrival through departure with thoughtful planning of each and every detail. This is the ultimate package for hands-off peace of mind for a complete wedding weekend
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $55,595
*With this option, planning and execution is focused on the wedding weekend and the send-off doesn’t end at the sparkler (or otherwise) exit! Our team will handle every detail from the Rehearsal Dinner through the Ceremony & Reception for a flawless and stress free send-off to all of your family and friends
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $52,595
*Our gold standard and starting point for planning and execution, this is our comprehensive planning, production, and design package for an unforgettable wedding weekend
Are you ready for some wedding planning transparency?
We look forward to executing the wedding planning option you select together to create a stress-free wedding that reflects you as a couple. We will:
Define and construct a budget with reasonable parameters to achieve your vision
Deep dive into your design inspirations (e.g., art, culture, architecture, etc.), which will create the foundation for an event that represents you both
Encourage and facilitate a conversation among relevant stakeholders to ensure everyone has been heard
Assist in incorporating both of your past histories into your future together
Provide communication tools and techniques to allow you to navigate the world of weddings
I promise you’ll enjoy the planning and the wedding day.
I promise that you’ll always know where you stand – with the process, with the budget, and with the checklist.
I promise that you will never have to seek me out – I will always be available to assist throughout the process.
I promise to listen to your vision and ideas and together create a wedding that looks & feels like you.
I promise to never leave you alone on the wedding day. Someone will always be with you to assist with any need or issue that may arise.
I promise that there is no logistical challenge that I’m not up for – no problem that I cannot figure out some way to solve. And I’ll solve it – often before you are even aware of it.
I promise to use discretion in design, in spending and in the sharing of your information.
I promise to provide guidance and direction in protocol & etiquette to ensure that you are the best host possible for your guests.
Our Client Code
Flat fee structure: We provide clarity on exactly where we fit into your budget
Vendor transparency: We find the perfect retailers for you to work with and pay directly
Online portal access: We provide a platform for you to monitor and view your wedding progress in real-time
Passed-through savings: We provide you with savings, where applicable, utilizing our long-term industry relationships
Experience that matters: We provide you with over 15 years of personal experience navigating the world of weddings including stints in catering, floral, rentals and planning to guide you through the wedding maze
Measures of Success
Peace of mind in planning with a quick turnaround
Confidence in your vendor selections from years of past experience
Roadmap for an engagement with peaceful and attainable benchmarks
Guest and family-focused wedding weekend with options for every demographic and price point
Clear direction on communicating decisions effectively to your immediate family and friends
Attainable goal of ensuring your guests are relaxed, well taken care of and comfortable throughout the wedding weekend
“I have been in a handful of weddings and truly have not seen one wedding planner be as organized and efficient as Julian. We will forever be thanking him for his time, his talent, and his infectious energy for making our wedding the most perfect weekend.”
— Nasim, Bride
“No matter how many times someone says, “live in the moment” and “enjoy every moment” I think that might be impossible. The celebration flies by and is so incredibly magical but with Julian the planning is just as rewarding and fun as the celebration.”
— Veronika, Bride
I wear many hats (er bow ties.) I’m a diplomat, designer, advisor, counselor, sounding board, dreamer… The list goes on.
I’ve dabbled and directed everything from catering sales and management for the Crescent Hotel and Rosewood Mansion, to wedding planning and floral design for Bella Flora of Dallas. And along this 15 year journey here’s what I know is true…
THERE’S A RIGHT WAY…
And that way is whatever way makes you most comfortable.
I subscribe to the Platinum Rule of treat others as THEY would like to be treated. And as a Washington School of Protocol-trained expert, I’ve learned that etiquette is about making others feel comfortable.
That’s why, I’ll meet you wherever you are on this planning journey. And we’ll walk the path together. With discretion and good judgement.
After all, the way you feel determines how your guests will feel. And I want them to feel fabulous!