Personalized Wedding Plan – Gershenson & Pendleton

Personalized
Wedding Plan
Gershenson & Pendleton


Your Details

Wedding Season: October 22, 2022
Ceremony Location: Church of the Incarnation
Wedding Reception Location: To Be Determined – Preferably Tented – Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek or Brook Hollow Golf Club


Setting the Scene

Hannah and Mark have been together for four years and had the opportunity to move in together in October of last year. You are looking to plan a wedding on October 22, 2022 for 150-200 guests and are just in the beginning stages of planning. You would like to have the ceremony at Church of the Incarnation and know that you would like to have a tent for your reception, but aren’t sure where exactly. But, most importantly you want something that is not typical to other weddings you have attended and that feels authentically like the two of you and are searching for someone to help translate your dreams into reality.

Your vision of a ceremony followed by a “killer” party (i.e. either stations or seated, a killer bar, a band to remember) will allow for everyone to be together, mix, mingle, and really bond over this shared experience. It is incredibly important that you find a planner who can assist you in navigating all of the choices that are available, while also helping translate your personal intimate entertaining style to a much larger group.

While you both lean toward an aesthetic that is more classic and traditional, Hannah and Mark, you really believe in an understated less is more type of atmosphere that truly reflects you as a couple. You are both into food as well so ensuring the meal errs on the side of great is a very important aspect of the evening, especially for Mark, while Hannah will be focused on the decor (i.e. color, young and fresh, with style inspiration from Oscar de la Renta, and lot’s of flowers) and making sure that your dining space feels full yet appropriate to make your event truly intimate.

Planning for the first time, you are interested in a planning package that includes both vendor and logistics support and overall concept and design. You will have a wedding with your closest circle in attendance and are looking for it to be fun and not too stuffy. Hannah and Mark, you are interested in making your wedding as unique as possible for your guests who have potentially seen it all.


“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


Option 1

Event Planning & Coordination
Tented Design & Production
Rehearsal Dinner
Welcome Party
Post-Wedding Brunch

Option 1 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $34,595

*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


Option 2

Event Planning & Coordination
Tented Design & Production
Post-Wedding Brunch

Option 2 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $26,595

*With this option, planning and execution is focused on the wedding day and the send off doesn’t end at the sparkler (or otherwise) exit! Our team will handle every detail through the post-wedding brunch for a flawless and stress free send off to all of your family and friends


Option 3

Event Planning & Coordination
Tented Design & Production

Option 3 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $21,595

*Our gold standard and starting point for planning and execution, this is our comprehensive planning, production and design package for an unforgettable wedding day


Are you ready for some wedding planning transparency?


Process

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


Church of the Incarnation - Ceremony

Church of the Incarnation – Ceremony



Colorful Floral Inspiration - Perhaps not these exact colors, but Hannah you love color

Colorful Floral Inspiration – Perhaps not these exact colors, but Hannah you love color

My Promises

  • 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


Clear Structure Tented Inspiration

Clear Structure Tented Inspiration


Sperry Sailcloth Tented Inspiration

Sperry Sailcloth Tented Inspiration



Reception Inspiration - Classic & Timeless & Romantic

Reception Inspiration – Classic & Timeless & Romantic

Measures of Success

  • Peace of mind in planning for the first time

  • 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


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 – Rosewood Mansion


Ashley & Daniel – Dallas, Texas – Arlington Hall

 

“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.”

— Ashley, Bride


Planner

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!

 



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