Ginger Bee Events & Planning

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What I do:

  • Wedding Design <——If you can think of it I will make it!
  • Wedding Planning <——Hate planning? Don't have time? That's what I'm here for!

Ginger Bee Events & Planning specializes in non-traditional, modern, beautiful design and planning. Contact The Ginger Bee for a customized, unique, and organized experience making your visions come to fruition. No matter how weird, elaborate or adventurous your plans are, I want to help them come to life!

Ginger Bee Events & Planning is the culmination of many brainstorming sessions, frustrating days in a 9-5 job, and baby steps taken toward a new career. After spending 7 years as a structural engineer, I broke free (*cues Queen song) and began Ginger Bee Events & Planning. I chose Wedding Planning and Design because I still get to use the skills I like most about engineering, organization, research, and categorizing details, and I also get to cultivate my creative side! This is a one-woman operation which means I will be there from start to finish and the same person you are communicating with will be the same one making your event happen.

Do you want to know what other folks in the industry and other clients think of me? Check out my reviews and more info on my Recognition Page.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

Offbeat couples are my ideal clients because I'm looking for clients who are ready to throw out the traditional rules and activities associated with a wedding and come up with something that is uniquely "them." That personalization goal means that I want to cater to YOU! Challenge me with something funky, something amazing, something weird, something you love! There is no reason that your personal style or fashion shouldn't be reflected in your wedding. Instead of focusing on what the newest trend will be or what is "traditional" wedding style, I focus on paving the way for fresh ideas.
I would describe my own design sense as bold, modern, colorful, and unique. Check out some of my inspiration shoots in my portfolio here.

In addition to my offbeat design style, I am always trying to get more technically savvy, I keep almost all of my work online, and I avoid printed products. I maintain gender-neutral language in my contracts, my advertising, and my marketing as a way to vocalize my inclusiveness.

"Natalie was recommended to us by our fantastic photographer, Affinity Photography, and I am so glad that we went with their suggestion. I can't even imagine how we would have pulled off our wedding without her. We originally only wanted her to manage the day-of coordination, but after looking through her website's portfolio and speaking with her early on about her extra services, we also had her handle our floral and some decoration (ceremony arch, table centerpieces with our books and coffee mugs). She took our request for rustic/simple/classic and displayed it beautifully. I had shown her some example images of what I had in mind, but seeing it come to reality the day of still surprised and delighted me."

"We communicated mostly by email and phone, though we did meet a few times: first when we expressed our interest in her, later again mid-way to our date to go over our vision for decor, the timeline, and our vendor list, and again on site to show her the space. In the few months leading up to the wedding, she really amped up her involvement despite the "day-of" designation–if I didn't like control so much, I would have been more than happy to have her handle everything! I absolutely trusted beforehand that our day would go smoothly, and it did. Guests at our wedding told us later that they had never been to a wedding so on schedule and seamless from one section to the next. There was never an awkward waiting period. We always knew where we needed to be and what was happening next. I cannot thank her or recommend her enough! If I ever need to plan any other sort of large dinner or party, she will definitely be my first contact." -Shelah

Find more reviews on Wedding Wire.

Couples who mention Offbeat Bride when booking a Full-Planning or Design package will receive an additional 4 hours of complimentary work on a handmade project of your choice!

Examples of my work

Examples of my design work (these are my favorites!):

Rates

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