By combining her 20 years of experience in the events and hospitality industry with a lifetime of loving celebrations and bringing people together, Nancy has established a reputation for outstanding event management and leadership. Prior to opening her studio, Nancy served as the Executive Director of Catering and Event Management for many leading full-service hotels such as the St. Regis Bal Harbour, Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Portofino Bay Hotel, and Eden Rock Renaissance Resort.
Nancy's goal is to always surpass her clients expectations and deliver events that express each clients unique style or brand. Nancy works with a collaborative spirit with everyone involved connecting on a personal level to deliver events that are beyond what was imagined.
Nancy’s career began in college while working as a concierge at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. She knew from day one she belonged in hospitality and events as she truly enjoyed taking care of the guests and fulfilling their special requests.
Her story…“During my day, I loved watching the catering managers walk around with their binders and interact with their clients. On days the hotel had events, I would peek into the ballroom to watch the set up process and marveled as I saw everything come to life. One day, a guest came to me for my help, he had been carrying an engagement ring around for three days hoping for the right moment to propose and with only two days left on their vacation he was running out of time. He was looking for something different with a little adventure- the hotel had just started offering Helicopter rides, so common now but this was 1988! Needless to say, this was a big wow back then. I had suggested they take a ride and when they flew over the hotel we would have a sign on the roof saying “I love you, will you marry me?” and upon landing they would be greeted with flowers and champagne by the hotel General Manager. He agreed and everything went off without a hitch and from that day on I’ve been completely hooked on events and event planning.” And yes, she said yes!
"Careful planning and strategic thinking are key
to a successful event experience"
Being there from the first hello to the last goodbye. As the planning process begins, it often starts with finding the venue first. In Nancy’s previous hotel roles, she was often the first person a wedding couple contacted. Nancy would then become their very first connection in the planning process, becoming the first to hear their vision, first to show the event space and begin to make their vision a reality. Nancy was also the first to discuss food, beverage, décor, floral and photography along with the many other details involved in planning a wedding. As hotels establish their own preferred list of vendor professionals, Nancy was also the first to recommend planners and vendor professionals that she knew would be the best fit for the wedding couple (and the hotel). Nancy based her recommendations on the vision and needs of the clients and most importantly, her experience working directly with each one. Nancy always remained directly involved in the overall planning process of all of the events she has worked with. Having all this experience along with her other knowledge, based off 23 years of industry work and experience, is what makes her a valued asset to planning your event, setting Nancy well apart from the rest.
Nancy’s favorite moment of any event is the client’s first look of the completed space and capturing their expression and delight.
When she’s not working, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends or on-the-go with her two golden rescues Starsky and Hutch.