Personalized Wedding Plan – Lorio & Green

Personalized
Wedding Plan
Lorio & Green


Your Details

Wedding Date: June 11, 2022
Ceremony Location: Christ Church (Tentative)
Reception Location: Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Virginia


Setting the Scene

Caroline and Harris met while attending University of Virginia and are excitedly awaiting their engagement. They dreamed of a wedding in Charlottesville after falling in love with the area in college. With graduating from college, getting engaged, planning a wedding, there is lots of joyful change on the horizon and you’re seeking a full-service wedding planner to help you bring this wedding celebration together seamlessly so that you all can enjoy this precious time together with family.

You have a vision for a wedding ceremony at Christ Church which is just a few miles from the reception location and near and dear to Caroline as she attended church here while in school. The reception will immediately follow at Farmington Country Club, a beautiful traditional space that’s the perfect setting for a fun celebration. You’re expecting about 350 guests and most all of the guests will be traveling in to Charlottesville for the weekend.

While this aspect of the wedding is still in the beginning stages, you’re picturing an intimate rehearsal dinner, a welcome reception for guests and likely a farewell brunch on Sunday to see guests off at the close of the weekend. You want to ensure that guests feel well-hosted and get a feel for Charlottesville as it’s such a special place to Caroline and Harris.

Aesthetically, Caroline, you love a classic look with a twist! You love a floral look with lots of fresh greenery accented with some floral. You’re not afraid of a little color and in addition to the greenery will add in some blue and blush floral with some hints of citrus mixed in. You love classic details like a Gracie panel and are envisioning a classic East Coast feel for the wedding look. Caroline and Natalie, this design process will be such a fun collaboration with the two of you as you both are on the same page with your taste and style and are looking forward to jumping in to the fun details.

Charlottesville is absolutely stunning and another beautiful aspect of the wedding will be bringing the outdoor views of the surrounding mountains in to the reception space. The feel of the reception should be an elevated feel in a relaxed atmosphere set for guests to have fun! You’re planning on a stations-style reception that keeps guests up and moving throughout the evening and on the dance floor! Caroline, you’re a big band person and a packed dance floor is one of the pieces of the wedding weekend you and Harris are most looking forward to.

Diving into this planning process, Natalie and Caroline, you’ve been very much on the same page. You’ve looked at lots of work you love online and have attended lots of beautiful weddings so you really have a clear vision for the day. You’re looking for a planner that can guide you through the process of making financial guidelines for the date, make really smart decisions that keep the guest experience amazing without being totally over the top. You are seeking a planner that can understand the vision for Harris and Caroline’s wedding weekend, and bring a wealth of knowledge, organization and creativity to the table, keeping the process streamlined, and fun! 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


Option 1

Event Planning & Coordination
Wedding Ceremony & Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Farewell Brunch

Option 1 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $55,595

*This selection includes turn-key coordination from guest arrival through departure with thoughtful planning of each and every detail of the wedding weekend. This is the ultimate package for hands-off peace of mind for a complete wedding celebration.


Option 2

Event Planning & Coordination
Wedding Ceremony & Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

Option 2 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $48,595

*With this option, we apply the same standard for wedding planning and execution to the rehearsal dinner evening, for a stress free kick-off to the wedding weekend


Option 3

Event Planning & Coordination
Wedding Ceremony & Reception


Option 3 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $45,595

*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?


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


Classic Wedding Inspiration - Greenery Focused Arrangements

Classic Wedding Inspiration – Greenery Focused Arrangements



Gracie Panel Inspired Escort Card Wall

Gracie Panel Inspired Escort Card Wall

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


Classic Invitation Suite with Gracie Panel Inspiration

Classic Invitation Suite with Gracie Panel Inspiration



Fun Party Band Atmosphere

Fun Party Band Atmosphere

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 wouldn’t have even considered planning a destination wedding without Julian. His experience and expertise were imperative to the process. His range of knowledge, capabilities, creativity, execution and calm demeanor make him a crucial asset.”

— Becky, Bride


Becky & Jeff – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Querencia Club


Leigh & Michael – Laguna Beach, California – Montage

 

Julian was thoughtful, patient, calm and innovative throughout the entire process. He helped ease my anxiety on all of the little details, and let me enjoy the fun parts of planning a wedding. I never had to worry about what Julian was doing-I knew that he would follow through and get everything done exceptionally.”

— Leigh, 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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I'm Julian Leaver.

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