Since we live in Los Angeles, we wanted to hire a wedding coordinator so that our trips to visit my parents wouldn’t be a constant barrage of wedding planning. When I met Chelsye of Intrigue Events, I knew from her easygoing nature and receptivity to wacky ideas (we originally considered a mariachi band provide the ceremony music) that she was the right planner for us. She was always listening and looking for ways to make our wedding more personalized. Chelsye knew that travel had played an important role in our story since Matt and I had lived in different cities during the first 18 months we dated and decided to pursue the relationship despite the distance during a trip we took to Berlin together early on. When Matt and I mentioned that we were thinking of buying leather luggage tags to give to our guests as favors, she suggested that they serve as both escort cards and favors and that we purchase acrylic ones so that the vintage map of Charleston, which was used as the liner of invitation envelopes, could be incorporated to make the tags more of a trip memento for our guests.
Chelsye not only has wonderfully creative ideas, but she is also incredibly generous with her time. We probably met with her on at least 8 occasions, even spending 5+ hours with her in a single day for event rentals and florist meetings, and I never once felt like she was rushing us or that our time with her was being tallied against what was agreed to in the contract. Most importantly, she was amazingly serene when we had to reconfigure our entire ceremony décor plan because the threat of thunderstorms forced us to tent the site. Her calm attitude in dealing with the slew of changes this entailed was incredibly reassuring and allowed me to enjoy the pre-wedding festivities without fretting about how everything was going to turn out. Chelsye and her team made sure that everything went smoothly the day of the wedding, and we didn't have to worry about a single thing!