We've been doing this for awhile and we know the time and effort it takes to dream up and create the wedding you want. Let us do the heavy lifting so you can spend that time dating, being in love and enjoying your engagement.
As wedding planners we work on the logistics of the wedding. We create and run timelines, offer vendor recommendations, and work as a liaison between you and the vendors. We are there to avoid any detail falling through the cracks and making sure that all loose ends have been tied up. On the wedding day, we will oversee the set up, timeline, vendor management, and oversee breakdown. We both come from account management backgrounds handling everything from small to multi million dollar accounts and everything in between. Therefore we are well suited to manage your contracts, timelines, and solve problems and issues that might arise.
As wedding designers, we are just that, designers. This is where we, (you and us) create the mood, feel and vibe of your distinct and extraordinary wedding day. With a creative background from working in the graphic design and advertising industry, we will create the visual and tactile experience of the wedding by drawing inspiration and fresh perspectives from each individual. In fact, we challenge ourselves to create handcrafted events that will be memorable for years to come. As designers we will consult on all the details. From printed materials to the napkin folds on the table, from floor plans, florals, rentals, light, linens to wedding party fashion. We specialize in designing elements from the wedding website, to paper goods and even custom design backdrops and props - creating an experience for the guests that is sometimes not your typical "escort tented card on a 6-foot table". After talking about what you like outside of the wedding; your favorite food; a movie that one of you is obsessed with; a hobby you share we then challenge ourselves to create the mood, feel and vibe that tells your story - a story that screams "that is SO them!". On the wedding day, a designer will come in and supervise all of the decor installation and make sure everything is in place as envisioned. A wedding designer does not stay and run the wedding day or manage the event timeline.
As wedding designer/planners, we are both. We have our feet everywhere from developing all of the timelines and managing the logistics to creating and designing the mood and feel of the wedding day. When hired for Complete Design, Planning and Coordination our role is to create an all-encompassing experience for you and your guests by having a common thread throughout the wedding. Our events stem from our approach and we believe in branding each event from beginning to end. We want to set the tone through save-the-dates and carry that vibe through the entire event day. We are also very untraditional in our hearts, so doing something unique and quirky or something that guests wouldn't expect to see, is what fuels our creativity.
As wedding designers, planners, coordinators, and stylists, we co-create with couples from diverse backgrounds and budgets in order to make sure that the wedding day is gorgeous, intimate and stress-free.
Orange September an event company offers a number of planning services for many types of special events including surprise proposals, engagement parties, weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, and all types of corporate events. We prefer not to offer set packages because we do not feel that every client, or their event, necessarily fits into the exact same box. We would rather customize a level of service to fit your specific needs and budget. For example, producing a wedding at a private compound is extremely different from that of a resort wedding so they demand very different levels of attentions. We take pride in that attention to detail and that is what sets us apart.
But because the industry has built so much around "packages" and honestly it's a little easier to visualize below are simply overviews and outlines of the services we can provide, as Orange September proposals and service outlines are quite extensive in length.
It begins with casual conversation over coffee, tea, cocktails or video chat. One of our favorite things when meeting is hearing your story, and not just your love stories but also your life stories … this is where we draw so much inspiration. We want to really get to know you and learn how you think. This is so important throughout the planning process as well as on the wedding day. At this time we’ll also discuss all your wedding ideas and review any inspirational images you may have collected over time.
If you have not already secured a venue we will plan a location-scouting trip together. Shortly after we’ll orchestrate the complete creative vision including wedding design, hiring and management of all wedding vendors, creation of timelines and layouts, negotiation of contracts, management of the budget, RSVP’s and overall direction of the entire planning process. Sampling:
Everything from finding venues, interviewing vendors, determining a budget, managing RSVP's right down to when you walk down the aisle to saying good night to your guests. Let us take care of the big plans, tiny details and everything in between while you take care of the color pallet, design elements and DIY projects. Sampling:
The difference between Full Planning and Coordination and Complete Design, Planning and Coordination is that although we will help you get your arms around your own design and style, and get you moving in a direction that is right for you, we don't design, create and/or fabricate.
The difference between Full Planning and Coordination and Partial Planning and Coordination is that you've already started the planning process but find yourself at a point that you'd like help.
With Full and Partial Planning and Coordination our primary focus lies with planning, managing, and coordinating the wedding day.
At this point, we’ll meet you partway. You might have already chosen a venue and theme, finalized your guest list and sent out invitations, but you may need help with catering and bar service. We'll help you coordinate with your vendors. We’ll collect your vendor contracts (invoices) to see what services you’ve secured, take a look at the items you’ve collected, whether purchased, rented or handmade, and maybe combine them with special objects and props to create a gorgeous event such as a vintage wedding with a touch of glamour or memorable new business brand launch.
THE biggest difference between our complete service and partial planning, is that although we will help you get your arms around your own design and style, and get you moving in a direction that is right for you, with partial planning, we don't create and fabricate as we do with complete planning. With partial planning, our primary focus lies with planning, managing, and coordinating the wedding day. Sampling:
After an onsite walkthrough to see your location and provide suggestions, we create a detailed timeline that outlines every detail of your day including your hair and makeup schedule to your ceremony processional all the way through to your Newlywed send off, we’ll even include set up instructions. The month prior to the wedding day we’ll take over communication and management of all vendors, creating a production schedule including set up and breakdown notes, and leading a final walk-through with vendors. The day before the wedding, we coordinate your ceremony rehearsal, and walk your family and bridal party through the timing and events of your wedding day. The day of the wedding, we gently guide you and your bridal party through the day, manage and cue all vendors, direct all events, and execute set up and breakdown of your personal décor and belongings, ensuring that you are able to relax and enjoy your special day with your family and closest friends. Sampling:
After an onsite walk-through to talk in further depth about your event we create a design proposal including visual inspiration, a color board and layout and hand select and manage your complete design team including the florist, rentals, linens, invitation designer, lighting company and any other design related vendor. We create one-of-a-kind events that are elegant and tasteful. Sampling:
If you are looking for the perfect Officiant, look no further. Orange September an event company offers officiating services to those interested in celebrating their love by a man who believes in love, who believes in marriage and who believes in having a memorable celebration that's simply about two people's love story.
Jerry has officiated weddings for the most amazing couples, who have each played such a significant role in his experience and development as a celebrant. Booking him means that he will want to know you, both as a couple, and as individuals because his goal is to officiate a ceremony that no one is expecting, but is 100% completely and honestly who you are. Most times when he's meeting with a couple to review the ceremony outline for the first time ... the tears begin to flow ... I pinky promise this is a true statement ... When he begins to read the ceremony out loud with his soft spoken voice they all get chocked up! This is something he is meant to do!
Provide us with floor plans and setup ideas and we’ll be there to setup, and breakdown your ceremony, post ceremony and event celebrations and receptions. We are problem solvers, so if something isn’t working, we will work with what we have to deliver and resolve any issues. With a fine eye for detail, your event will be beautiful.
We will coordinate a legal marriage ceremony at an amazing location with handcrafted florals, maybe a little decor and even organize your after party and have the whole thing photographed for the record. Pricing dependent on number of guests, location and scope of event.
We are experienced in designing, planning and orchestrating professional events. We assist clients with translating their business brand into any type of social event from boardroom lunches, business meetings, conferences and press conferences to grand openings, brand launches, team building, employee parties and promotional events. We produce experiences that create brand love and loyalty, plus we take care of those not-so-fun logistical needs.
We also love designing and coordinating private parties, showers, birthdays and any gathering that involves happy people clinking glasses and sharing laughter.