Wedding planner David Twigger of Vermilion Events and Design Group/T Weddings and Events is one of those people that you just KNOW is going to make your wedding planning experience better. He has a real passion for coordinating events and event design and is a constant presence in the Arizona wedding community as well. Since we are huge proponents of hiring a wedding planner to help you navigate the wedding planning process and provide expert guidance on your wedding day, we want you to get to know him better!
Where does your inspiration for planning events come from? I have a long and diverse history in the hospitality industry. Everything from hotels to DMC’s to private venues and this intricate combination of experience has fueled my love for creating events. The entire process is what I love. Taking an idea through the conception to design to execution is incredibly exhilarating for me.
(Above photos: 3d Photography & Design)
What do you think makes your services and/or talents unique to the wedding industry? My diverse background makes me unique. I have planned and executed wedding from every standpoint. As a catering manager at a hotel or resort to running 2 private venues, to owning my own wedding planning and design company. This unique combination of experiences allows me to take my couples safely and productively through the entire process. Knowing what to ask for, what to look for and how to make it happen.
This is David at his own wedding- he and Emmanuel make such a great couple!
(Above photos: Hagerty Photography)
As a wedding planner who has been in business for many years, David’s expertise has led him to planning events in a wide range of styles- he works at both the luxurious Montelucia Resort & Spa making grand ballroom weddings beautiful as well as making a private back yard wedding intimate and heartfelt.
(Photos: Clark Photography, Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa Montelucia)
(Photos: Minson Weddings)
What are your strengths as a wedding planner? I have been told I have 2 top strengths. 1 is thinking proactively. That comes from experience. Being able to think of not only what you are working on but being able to think how that piece will affect the next 2 steps down the road allows me to keep my couples happy. The second is the creativity. 7 National design awards show my passion for event design. I take this passion and talent and I direct that back towards my couple. I pride myself on putting the couple’s tastes, hobbies and personalities into their wedding. Each and every wedding that I do has their stamp on it. Making it pretty is nice, but it’s not personable – that is what I do.
(Above photos: Rachel with Melissa Jill Photography)
What trends in weddings are you looking forward to this year? Trends are “trending” so fast right now, which tells me that wedding couples are taking their weddings back! I love this! A trend can inspire ideas but don’t lose yourself along the way. If I had to pick a couple, the organic romanticism is refreshing to see. The naked cakes, the romantic dresses, the organic venue locations and settings. It is a step away from the full on rustic and adding a bit of simplicity into it. I am big on colors as well. I am predicting the next color of the year to be a brilliant shade of yellow. Yes Navy is hot right now but I see color next spring and yellow brings warmth, happiness and true beauty.
What do you want couples to know BEFORE they meet with you to get the most out of your initial consultation? I actually have created a “Getting to know you” sheet that I have couples fill out before we meet. It’s simple and fun, with questions like how did you meet, what do you like to do on Sunday afternoons and please describe your fiancé. It also has a couple of questions about the wedding itself. This allows me to really get to know the couple and to find out if they are on the same page about the wedding. You would be surprised how many couples assume they are but they each have different important parts they are focusing on. It’s fun!
(Photo: Harley Bonham)
What do you think is the key to a fabulous wedding? I honestly think the MOST important part to a fabulous wedding is making sure you enjoy the wedding process. It’s not just about this one day. Some couples spend a year in the planning stage and this is a stressful or hectic process your day will be as well. Slow down, enjoy all the amazing things you get to do for your wedding. (oh and hire a planner!!:-)
Yes, you need a wedding planner. Connect with David and Vermilion Events and Design Group/T Weddings and Events:
Website / (480) 420-8923 / David@vermilionevents.com
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