Friday

The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation - Careers In Entertainment


I had the pleasure of participating in the Will and Jada Family Foundation Careers In Entertainment event at Morehouse. The Careers in Entertainment Tour gives young people from undeserved backgrounds an interactive, fun and useful guide to working in the entertainment industry. 

My Simply Perfect Events was asked to provide insight into the life of an event planner. I decided to have a party within the event. Robot Booth provided the photo booth, Stylish Stems brought my photo booth dreams to life with this enchanted jungle backdrop. In a nutshell...it was EVERYTHING! 

You can find the full set of photos here.


Sunday

Zhaleh & Mike!


To say that Zhaleh and Mike's wedding was epic would be an understatement. I remember when they first told me how many people they were inviting: "It'll be probably around 800 on the guest list so we're anticipating about 500..." And that's what they got! They chose a venue that was probably the most perfectly fit venue for a couple that I've ever seen. If you've ever been to AfroPunk you're aware of 787 Windsor. Yes, the huge warehouse with beautifully covered walls that lend to endless to photo ops. Basically, a dream.

Zhaleh and Mike walked down the aisle together to Bootsy Collins' "I'd Rather Be With You" surrounded by 500 of their friends and family members. I've never heard guests cheer so loudly for a couple and it set the tone for the whole day...a beautiful celebration. Get comfy because I have PLENTY of photos to share with you all.



Wednesday

Sonya & E!


To say that Sonya and E's wedding day was full of love would be an understatement. The day started with a photo shoot which included a rad pink mansion, a national park, a rug and lots of water. Tons of it...it was BLAZING! The day continued with a ceremony and reception at Sonya's mother's house in Pasadena, CA with a backyard filled with close family, friends, love, support and pure joy.

Fun fact: Sonya's older sister, Nadia, was my very first bride 11 years ago! It's an honor to assist in another beautiful for Sonya, and now E's family. I love everything.



Tuesday

Ashley & Ryan!


The first time I met up with Ashley, she had a binder full of ideas that she quickly threw out the window a few minutes into our meeting. She trusted me which is HUGE when it comes to wedding planning. I'd give her an idea and she'd say, "I'll talk to Ryan about it." I always pay attention to the way that my couples communicate and there wasn't one decision made without Ashley consulting Ryan. Communication is key and they have it down!

Their gorgeous, Memorial Day weekend wedding was held at The Chimneys at Big Canoe and the scenery was breathtaking. We were spoiled with the stunning views but even more spoiled by having a sneak peek into Ashley and Ryan's love. 



Wednesday

Azlynne & Nikko!



I'm so excited to share Azlynne & Nikko's romantic Biltmore wedding with you! When I met them, Azlynne stressed how much of a fairytale ending her relationship with Nikko was. They met in high school, dated for a while and were now about to walk down the aisle together.

Nikko was working overseas for months during the planning so Azlynne and I would plan during the day and get texts and emails from Nikko late at night. It wasn't conventional planning but when is it ever? Their fairytale wedding was topped off when they did a surprise gender reveal at the wedding. You guys, I love this couple so much!