The second wedding planner I’d like to feature in my round up is Essen Events. Essent Events is a Minneapolis wedding planner who in addition to planning also designs wedding florals.
Hailey, from Essen Events, is one of my favorite wedding planners in Minneapolis. Hell, she’s one of my favorite Minnesota wedding planners! I love working with her and will jump at any opportunity to do so.
Essen Events is unique in the wedding planning world. That’s because they offer floral design in addition to full service and day of coordination wedding planning! That means they get to play and design all of the pretty elements of their clients’ weddings!! Those are some damn lucky couples, if I do say so myself.
Hailey’s favorite thing about her job is her clients. (Awwwww!) She said helping her clients hone in on their wedding vision makes her heart smile. It’s also incredibly rewarding to make her clients’ Pinterest boards jump off the computer screen and into real life.
One tip Hailey would like couples to know is the differences between wedding planners/day of coordinators and venue coordinators.
Your venue’s “in-house coordinator” is not the same thing as a day-of coordinator. [Day of coordinators] care about you, your parents, your wedding party, your vendors, and your guests. [Venue coordinators’] primary responsibility is to take care of the venue.Hailey, owner of Essen Events
I’d like to add that while venue coordinators care about their couples, their main responsibility is to care for the venue. If you want someone who specifically works for you, who’ll communicate with your vendors, set up decor, and make sure everything runs smoothly, you’ll want to hire a wedding planner.
Do yourself a favor and connect with Hailey to learn more about Essen Events and what her team can do for you. Follow them on Instagram, visit her website, or shoot her an email at email@example.com.
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!