Personalized Wedding Plan – Fountain & Santana

Personalized Wedding Plan Fountain & Santana


Wedding Date: September 12, 2020
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Club at Hillbrook, Cleveland, Ohio
Ceremony Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Ohio
Wedding Reception Location: The Country Club, Cleveland, Ohio


Setting the Scene

Caroline and Ed have known each other since they started college at SMU for their undergrad degrees. Caroline arrived in Dallas via Cleveland while Ed took a little longer route via Flordia and originally from Brazil. Ed currently is studying for his Masters at SMU in Mechanical Engineering and Caroline works in communications for a pharmacutical logisitics firm.

While they do reside currently in Dallas, they have made the decision to have their 2020 wedding in Cleveland where Caroline’s family still resides. Their planning will be very family-focused taking place at locations that are near and dear to Caroline’s side while still mixing in fun traditions from Ed’s Brazilian roots.

They are looking to plan a wedding on September 12, 2020, with the ceremony at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and have settled on the beautiful Country Club for the reception, leaning into it’s natural eleganance and romance. They will have around 290 guests from all over the country and the world and are also interested in a party that allows for a seated dinner for everyone.  

While they both lean toward a style that is more traditional with a modern twist, Caroline and Ed believe in an understated less is more type of atmosphere that truly reflects them as a couple. Since they are coming from two different cultural backgrounds they are also excited to throw in some fun surprises from each tradition. They are looking to be able to surprise the Brazilian and Dallas contingents with how hospitable Cleveland is and give the Cleveland guests a little taste of how it’s down south.

Planning from a distance, Caroline and Ed are interested in a planning package that includes both vendor and logistics support and overall concept and design for both their wedding and rehearsal dinner. They will have a wedding with a large number of their friends in attendance and are looking for it to be fun and not too stuffy. Caroline and Ed are interested in making their wedding as unique as possible for their guests who have potentially seen it all!



Caroline & Ed

Caroline & Ed


The Club at Hillbrook - Rehearsal Dinner

The Club at Hillbrook – Rehearsal Dinner


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Ceremony

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Ceremony


The Country Club - Wedding Reception

The Country Club – Wedding Reception



Wedding Palette Inspiration

Wedding Palette Inspiration

Process

We look forward to executing the below plan together to create a stress-free wedding that reflects you as a couple.

  • Deep dive into your design inspirations (e.g., art, culture, architecture, etc.), which will create the foundation for an event that represents you both

  • Define and construct a budget with reasonable parameters to achieve your vision

  • 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


 

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


Wedding Palette Inspiration

Wedding Palette Inspiration



Ceremony Floral Inspiration

Ceremony Floral Inspiration

 

Measures of Success

  • Peace of mind in planning from a distance

  • 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


 

Personalized Wedding Plan 

Please find below your road map to a successful, beautiful, and bespoke event.

Pre-Wedding

  • Create and maintain wedding and rehearsal dinner checklist

  • Create and maintain wedding and rehearsal dinner budget

  • Recommend and manage contracts for vendors who fit the budgets

  • Schedule and attend vendor selection and planning appointments (This list may include venue, florist, photographer, filmmaker, entertainment, cakes, linen, transportation, stationary, caterer, lighting, wedding atelier, menswear, hair and makeup, décor, security, and valet.)

  • Manage and coordinate the design of stationery

  • Schedule all portraits; attend portrait shoot and assist with delivery of wedding attire and floral

  • Pre-determined monthly wedding meetings, weekly phone calls, and daily emails as necessary to plan and finalize wedding details

  • For destination weddings, provide a minimum of three site visits, one of which will be the wedding weekend (The client will be responsible for the costs of airfare, accommodations, per diem, and transportation for each visit.)

  • Produce itinerary documents for the wedding party and all vendors with minute-by-minute wedding details

  • Provide vendor walk-through at reception venue one (1) week prior to the wedding

  • Gather and deliver amenity bags for out-of-town guests

  • Manage wedding apparel (This could include wedding gown pick-up and one (1) bustle appointment and/or tuxedo or suit fittings.)

  • Assist in obtaining wedding insurance

  • Assist in recommending dance lessons for the couple

  • Plan ceremony and discuss family information, pew seating, processional, and recessional

  • Meet with couple and family one (1) week prior to the wedding: pick up all personal items (guest book, pen, portrait, toasting glasses, sign-in book, cake knife, favors, programs, etc.) and transport to ceremony and reception venue

  • Attend rehearsal ceremony, coordinate ceremony (in the absence or in concurrence with on-site church coordinator), handle marriage license, and church fee

  • Consult on personal design and wedding vision

  • Create wedding concept, design, floor plans, and color palette

Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner Days

  • Manage all vendor set-up on the day of your event and on-site coordination of partners throughout the event

  • Coordinate payment of partner balances and distribute tips as requested

  • Coordinate transportation for out-of-town guests and wedding party

  • Deliver wedding attire, as well as assist couple and wedding party in the dressing rooms prior to the ceremony

  • Coordinate wedding ceremony and wedding reception (This includes pre-ceremony and post-ceremony pictures as well as day-of activities.)

Post Wedding

  • Return all personal items and gifts to the couple following the honeymoon

 


Tablescape Inspiration

Tablescape Inspiration


Tablescape Inspiration

Tablescape Inspiration


Tablescape Inspiration

Tablescape Inspiration


Tablescape Inspiration - Please ignore the palm plate (Too tropical)

Tablescape Inspiration – Please ignore the palm plate (Too tropical)



Tablescape Inspiration

Tablescape Inspiration

Investment

Flat Wedding Planning Fee: $22500 | 50% retainer due at signing | 50% two weeks prior to the wedding

Note: The above fee includes wedding and reception planning as well as the cost of rehearsal dinner planning. It does not include the cost of a welcome party or post-wedding brunch planning.

Additional Staffing Fee: $30 per hour for assistants on the wedding weekend | billed post-wedding

 


Praise

  

“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.”

— Kasey, Bride


Kasey & Nash - Dallas, Texas

Kasey & Nash – Dallas, Texas


Gabrielle & Will - San Miguel, Mexico

Gabrielle & Will – San Miguel, Mexico

 

“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.”

— Gabrielle, Bride


Planner

Julian has over 15 years in the event planning, luxury hospitality, and etiquette industry. His diverse experience includes catering management, floral design, corporate occasions, and large-scale wedding and event production. Julian enjoys playing golf; is an avid reader; and loves traveling, having visited over 20 countries around the world. 

 


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