Sunday, December 30, 2007

It Takes A Village












and I mean that literally...in order to pull off the events we manage, it takes a full blown team of assistants, interns, setup crew, vendors and yours truly....to make things work.

I thought I would share some of the "before" photos of me and the team - HARD AT WORK, making things happen before guests set one foot in the door. What you see at our weddings is the finished product, the results of our labor. As a professional wedding consultant, I will be the first to tell you that it is essential to have a team on board to manuever and work things out - I can't be in 5 places at once...so that's where my staff comes in. We are at the bride's location, we are with the groom and his party, we are at the ceremony site AND we are taking care of the reception venue also. When I say "we" - that's a literal term. It's our policy to have team members everywhere - so no stone goes unturned and your wedding starts on time!!!

And to make your event go "WOW" - it takes a few hours (in some cases - days) to do all of the installation and setup work. For the events we produce - it's our team that does the linen placement, napkin folding, chair setup, candle lighting, cake tables, sweetheart tables....that list just goes on and on. I mean, I guess I could let someone else handle it - but I'm not that kind of planner. When I design a concept for a client - I have to be all over it. Call me compulsive, obsessive - whatever, but that "eventscape" is my baby and I will manage how it is crafted.

Many, many thanks to my loyal associates, assistants, interns, setup crew and vendors - we've put in some long hours this year, so I hope you are getting some rest now!!!

10 comments:

karrin Drake, Norfolk VA said...

Linnyette,
I wanted to know. I am putting together a book of what I want my wedding to be. I want to fill it with pictures of flowers, arrangements, and decorations. Is this a good idea? I have been planning my wedding since I was about 20 and now I am 27, so I just want to be able to hand this book over to my wedding planner(prayerfully you*smile*) and say this is what I want. Is that realistic?

P.S. I am definitely claiming a better YEAR! My career is about to take off, and I am ready for the ride!

Linnyette Richardson-Hall said...

That's always a great idea! It allows you to put thoughts and musings in one place where they can be accessed at a later time.

century21 said...

Linneyette,

All I can say is WOW!!!

You are NO JOKE!

Your staff is on point! LOL!!!

Wow....

Oh, Happy New Year!

Are you gonna be on anymore future episodes of Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?

Linnyette Richardson-Hall said...

Hi:
We are going into filming for the seventh season of "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? (can't believe it's been that long!), so I hope that my loyal viewers and fans will get to see more "DIVA Magic" on the show. Stay tuned!!!!!

Tunji Sarumi said...

WOW, beautiful !!!!!!!!!

mafortson70 said...

Linnyette:

You are the TRUTH! I've watched this show and you are one that keeps me coming back to see what you'll do next. Out of all the cities that I have fam in, Baltimore is my favorite city for some reason. I spent every summer there growing up, and it just holds a special place in my soul. LOVE B-MORE! So when I saw that is where you were from, I'm almost tempted to have my renewal ceremony there just to employ you. :::smiling::: I was unaware until today that you had a blog, so I'm for sure going to continue being a reader. Keep up the good work, and you never know, I may be giving you a call one day!

Monique
Dunbar, West Virginia

Weddlady said...

That is serious manpower, Linyette. You could do a full weekend course just on management of your wedding staff. Very cool and very inspirational. Thank you for sharing those pics.

Shayna
Williamsburg, Virginia

karrin Drake, Norfolk VA said...

Happy New year Diva!
When are tickets going on sale for the Soiree in March?

kierra said...

Linnyette, I just wanted to say that I have been watching you on Whose Wedding is it Anyway and I think you are wonderful! I want u to plan my wedding so bad that I googled you!! Lol!! I need some advice..and a lot of help too...if u could call me or email me I would feel very greatful!! Thanks! Kierra Best from Baltimore,Maryland (443)825-5881

Jill Higgins said...

You are such a rockstar! Can't wait to see new shows this year! :)