In the countdown to the biggest industry event of 2016, the WEOA Summit, we thought we’d shine a spotlight on each of our fabulous speakers who’ll be sharing their expertise and success stories with you as well as answering any burning questions you might have about your own business.
We’re kicking things off with US Celebrity Wedding and Events Planner, Mindy Weiss. In the past 25 years, Mindy has successfully grown her personal brand and is now the go-to event planner for the stars.
We are beyond excited to have her at the WEOA Summit next August and can’t wait to hear her ideas, tips and tricks on how to style our own events!
Get to Know Mindy
Based in Beverly Hills, Mindy started her career in the event industry by designing custom invitations. These beautiful designs caught the attention of her clients with some of them asking if she could ‘just do their party too!’ Encouraged by her friends and family, Mindy let her creative spirit free and one party led to another and another and another!
Now one of the most sought after wedding and events planners in Hollywood, Mindy is known for her attention to detail, daring décor ideas and stylish personal touches as well as making the impossible, possible. Her drive and passion comes across in all her work and her star-studded client list demonstrates that she honestly is the best in the business.
Mindy’s imaginative eye has not only seen her plan and host some of the most fabulous parties across the World, but she’s also authored three best-selling books, designed a line of wedding stationery with Wedding Paper Divas and has launched her own collection of bridal jewellery.
Mindy is known for overflowing creativity, excellent eye and ability to turn a beautiful space into a stunning one. That’s why so many couples, famous or not, have turned to her to plan their celebrations – weddings, baby showers, birthdays, engagement parties – you name it, she’s done it. Up to date with trends and always willing to try something new, her décor designs are the ultimate inspiration.
Here are some iconic examples of Mindy’s work:
Mindy is know for her creative use of florals in all her events. From the garden inspired baby shower she threw for Jamie Chung where handpicked boheme-style bunches draped from the ceiling, to this stunning bridal arch, she knows how to use blooms to create some beautiful. Here we love how she’s brought together different florals, textures and styles to create this stunning archway. The combination of draping florals and those wound around the stand make it look like the piece has popped out of the ground itself!
The Purple Ombre colour scheme at this wedding was not only seen in the florals but also in more subtle touches like the napkins and table runners. To create a more intimate feel at the tables, Mindy opted for low hanging pendants to add light and reasonably low centrepieces to allow conversation to flow throughout the evening. The pendants paired with the drapes make for a beautiful setting.
The right lighting can create any kind of mood. In several of Mindy’s late afternoon and evening events, she favours low lighting aided by candles and fairy lights to create a romantic atmosphere. In this alfresco afternoon wedding, the strings of fairy lights over the guests create the illusion of a starry sky while the candles and subtle lighting around the bridal arch draw your eye and create a focal point.
Have any burning questions for the best in the event planning business? Want to see the lady behind so many amazing events in the flesh? Well, grab your WEOA Summit tickets today (we still have some EarlyBird’s available!) and hope a little bit of Mindy magic rubs off on you! Buy your tickets here!