BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:
Chic Soiree EventsHouston, Tx
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:Chic Soirée Events has become the event planning and design company of choice for savvy, stylish clients in the know. Our goal was to establish an event design firm with the desire to create "cleverly stylish, currently fashionable weddings & celebrations," with a style that people remember. Our signature is establishing trends and producing events that are not just visually remarkable, but which are acclaimed for being personal and reflective. We approach events with a fresh perspective, rethinking every element and introducing fresh, modern ideas that make the experience so much more interesting and personal. So whether you are concerned about your décor, paper products, finding great music or planning your entire event, we can help you.
Chic Soirée is the glue that holds every detail together during the event planning process and on the day of your event. We will approach the event planning process with utmost attention to detail and present you with the best selections of venues, vendors and logistics that mirror your taste and budget. The key element in beginning any successful event is the union between the client and their planner. Our planning approach is simple; after listening to your needs and desires as a client, we provide honest professional advice and give appropriate direction. We take into consideration every element of the event; including: location, food, photography, decor and music. Each element plays a special role in creating the most amazing experience for your guests. This proven method has allowed us to produce a final product that our clients adore!
THE STORY:With an impeccable eye for detail with an extensive background in Marketing and Event Production, as well as a passion for music, great food, and entertaining, I began creating events with lasting memories in 2002. While climbing the corporate ladder as a Marketing Director, I witnessed my love for event planning take flight. After leaving the Marketing industry, I dove into my role as the Wedding Director and Events Planner for Joel Osteen Ministries' Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. While working at the former basketball stadium, previously occupied by the NBA's Houston Rockets, I simultaneously planned everything from luncheons to Nation-wide conferences, concerts, and weddings. Several years later I was chosen as one of the only two event designers for Darryl & Company. In 2007, with a sincere love for helping clients "Celebrate life...in a fabulous way," I took a leap of faith and established CHIC SOIRÉE.
My unique design style, eye for exquisite detail, along with an appreciation for "all things fabulous" has allowed me to gain the reputation of one of Houston's most sought out and premier event planners and designers. I quietly study and observe my clients' style and taste and merges their individual personalities and visions into stunning masterpieces that guests speak about for years to come. I have maintained an ability to weave together the perfect utilization of space and design while maintaining the client's budget; and my clients love me for it! As a result, Chic Soirée's weddings, events, and expertise have been locally and nationally featured online, in print and on television for: BRAVO TV's Married To Medicine Houston, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The Rachael Ray Show, Essence Magazine's Best of Bridal Bliss, ABC's Live Well Network "Deals," WB 39 News, Weddings in Houston, Mia Bridal Couture, BlackBride.com, MODWedding.com and many more.
The indescribably gorgeous weddings and celebrations that are designed for my clients represent their unique personalities and style, cultures and traditions, all the while expressing their love and allowing them to truly celebrate these special moments in the most fabulous way! I always state, "I "vow" to "WOW" my clients while bringing their unique story to life."
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:I am happy to have been featured on and in the following:
- BRAVO TV's Married to Medicine Houston
- Grace Ormonde WEDDING STYLE
- Brides.com - Top 8 Houston Wedding Planners!
- The Rachael Ray Show
- Essence Magazine's "Best of Bridal Bliss - Erica & Bobby"
- ABC's Live Well Network
- WB 39 News
- Modern Luxury Brides Houston, Magazine
- Wedding Wire Best of Vendors
- Voted Top 10 in Click2Houston's BEST Wedding Planner
RELAXATION:I am a single mother to one sharp and witty seven year old boy and a full time event designer and planner. (That spells stress alone!) In my industry, we work with tons of people on an event day. It's highly stressful at times managing everything from emotions from clients and guests to logistics. The day following an event, I call it "Event Hangover." To sober up, my absolute favorite way to relax is to spend some down time at home wrapped up in my blanket, with my feet propped up on the couch, remote in hand, catching up on my shows in between a good nap.
I meditate and pray daily. I have a lake behind my place and I begin my days there with coffee, a sweater and some of God's most beautiful creations! It helps me to sort through the stress and gives me new inspiration for new ideas and grounds me all at once. I walk away feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day!
Joy comes from shutting every notification off and just having quiet time (and a glass of wine). Essential oils and a good relaxing massage followed by a bath with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt also helps. When I can get there, I love the beach for relaxation as well.
LOOKING BACK:I feel the BEST advice to give my younger self would be to dream BIGGER and start SOONER. Every dream requires a solid plan and you need to believe in yourself and know that it will happen. Choose your network wisely.; from it you will excel or fail Everyone doesn't need to know about your dream. Many times the closest people to you will talk you out of it and project their self imposed doubts onto you - out of fear. Speak less about the dream and do more. They'll eventually figure it out.
CONTACT INFORMATION:Servicing Houston and Dallas Fort Worth area.
Available for travel.