Gratitude Event Planning and Design is a boutique-style company based in Portland, Oregon. The # 1 word that I hear with regard to wedding planning is: “overwhelming!” It is my mission that I replace “overwhelmed" with "overjoyed” It’s supposed to be a happy time, and I will ensure that we have fun, while being productive! My specialty is bringing YOUR vision to life! I have yet to meet a bride that didn’t have an idea or a style that they envision for their special day. I’m inspired by each and every bride that I work with, and love collaborating my resources, experience and passion to pull it all together. I work with amazing vendors who have a taste for a timeless, sophisticated yet whimsical experience. It is my goal, that guests leave your wedding feeing like they have been a part of something extraordinary and uniquely yours.
If you want an “above and beyond” kind of experience planning your wedding day, please contact me anytime! My initial consultation is complimentary....so, "let's talk!"
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Nicole Day · Married on 12/15/2018
Thoughtful, Caring, and Experienced Planner
Julie at Gratitude Event Planning and Design was an incredible asset to our wedding experience. She does everything a planner should- remembering those little details that are so easy to forget, helping us find the best vendors, putting together the perfect timeline to make the day itself go smoothly- but she also goes beyond what is expected! Her thoughtfulness in every decision, her care for us as people, not just clients, and her execution of our vision are what made Julie such a wonderful planner. I would recommend Gratitude because of Julie's extensive experience, knowledge, and coordination skills alone, but even more so because of her passion and love for her work and clients.Sent on 12/30/2018
Sandi Laschober · Married on 12/15/2018
Julie was incredible!
I cannot say enough good things about working with Julie, her guidance, wisdom, insight, expertise and heart when planning my daughter’s wedding was invaluable!! Julie was able to capture my daughter’s vision for the wedding, fit it to our budget, all the while helping us to have fun along the planning process!Sent on 12/31/2018
We complicated the wedding planning because my daughter was out of town for six months prior to the wedding. Julie took that right in stride and with her calm efficiency made my daughter’s wedding an incredibly beautiful, joyous occasion!! Julie’s communication with my daughter and I was clear and concise. When my daughter was in town, and we were able to have one on one meetings, Julie made the most of those planning meetings by being thoroughly organized and efficient. Yet, again, never sacrificing the fun and heart of planning the wedding.
It is clear Julie has a passion for what she does, AND, she is fabulous at it!! Her JOY in seeing my daughter’s wedding come together was palpable!!
Julie’s love for what she does was again evident on the day of the wedding. Her priority was to make sure not just my daughter and her fiance, but the entire wedding party, have a relaxed and beautiful day. Again, her organization skills from helping to set up the venue, to keeping on top of the various vendors, to making sure my daughter and I had our moment together, never compromised the joy and heart of the wedding.
We could NOT have had this most beautiful and special wedding day without Julie!! THANK YOU JULIE!
Dimitriy · Married on 12/09/2018
Julie is amazing!
I can’t say enough great things about Julie. She goes way beyond expectations and she is so detail oriented that I can’t imagine how she remembers everything. That is why she is a fantastic coordinator and any bride should hire her!Sent on 12/29/2018