Vendor Spotlight: Soiree Event Design

I say it all the time, but seriously, you should definitely hire a wedding planner. It’s SO worth it. And the great thing? Wedding coordinators can be as involved or not involved as you want, making them ideal for almost any budget.

If you want someone to sit down with you for 2 hours to help you plan your centerpieces or decor? Done.

You want someone to be there on the wedding day to help you keep your sanity? No problem.

Or if you want your planner there from the beginning of the planning to the second you leave on your honeymoon. They can do that too.

Today we are showcasing Ali and Jessica of Soiree Event Design. These two ladies have taken the Spokane/Coeur d’ Alene wedding scene by storm. They are known for their fresh perspective, beautiful decor and amazing attention to detail. We are HUGE fans of Soiree here at Apple Brides, they were one of the four local planners we chose for our exclusive Brides Night Out in October and we’ve had the pleasure of working with them on several occasions for shoots, etc and have always come away thinking… “Wow, those girls sure do know how to plan a stellar wedding!”

We’re delighted to be adding them to our Featured Planner list! Here is an interview to get to know them better!

Spokane wedding planner, Soiree Event DesignPhoto by Matt Shumate Photography

How long have you been planning events?

Between the two of us, Jessica and Ali, we have been in the event industry now for a combined 7 years and planning events for over 3 of those.  Both of us found our love of events through working for catering companies.  By being in the thick of it all, we learned the ins and outs of how good events feel, look and flow.

Spokane wedding planner, Soiree Event DesignPhoto by Matt Shumate Photography

What made you decide to go into weddings?

Weddings are a natural fit for event planners, but for us we love how weddings, especially, are infused with so much personality.  We love the challenges that our clients give us to create an environment unique to them.  Weddings give event planners the opportunity to work with so many other vendors and so many great people.

Spokane wedding planner, Soiree Event DesignPhoto by Amber Glanville Photography.

Why should brides consider hiring a wedding planner?

First and foremost, to help her enjoy the day and her planning process.  Planning a wedding is a lot of work, but it does not have to be a burden.  With guidance from an experienced professional the planning process is a lot of fun.  Planners help their clients overcome the learning curve of planning an event.  On event day, planners allow their clients to relax and enjoy the day that they’ve thought so much about.

Spokane wedding planner, Soiree Event Design

Spokane wedding planner, Soiree Event DesignPhoto by Matt Shumate Photography

What range of services do you offer?

We can tailor our packages to fit the client’s needs.  From event design consultations to day of assistance or full coordination, we are willing to cater our services to fit each client.

Spokane wedding planner, Soiree Event DesignPhoto by Amber Glanville Photography.

What is your favorite part of the planning process?

We actually have two favorite things. First, we love getting to know our clients. So many of them are friends afterwards and it is such an honor to be a part of their big day. Secondly, we love challenging events.  Many times when you come across a challenge in an event, you have to work twice a hard to find a solution.  Typically the outcome creates an even better event!

Spokane wedding planner, Soiree Event DesignPhotos by Ifong Chen Photography

How do you come up with the concept of a wedding theme for your clients?

We tend to embellish ideas instead of come up with them. Most clients tend to express what they want for their wedding in a meeting even if they don’t think they are.  Our job is to translate those wishes into reality and also into an event that works well from both the host and guest perspective.

Will you travel?

Of course!

Spokane wedding planner, Soiree Event DesignPhoto by Amber Glanville Photography.

For more info and prices check out the Soiree Event Design website.

*See some of Soiree’s work previously featured on Apple Brides!*

“Brides Night Out®” is a registered trademark belonging to Pamela Yager of bridesnightout.com. Pamela has huge expertise, primarily planning and consulting on bachelorette/wedding parties in the Las Vegas area. She has been featured on numerous national publications and TV shows, and has coordinated high profile events such as Jessica Simpson’s bachelorette party. For the same star treatment check out bridesnightout.com

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