New Faces & New Places

June 26, 2020

New faces and new places! Things are looking a little different around here and I couldn’t be more excited. The new website launched, a lead planner joined the team and we are now planning weddings & events in the metro Phoenix area. Whew, that’s a lot of change during a time that was/still is incredibly volatile for the wedding & events industry.

First up, a HUGE welcome to Colleen! She is joining the 44th & Luxe team and will be running weddings in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. She will be the friendly face you see on wedding day! We have been dear friends since our college days at Butler University. She’s the best and I am so excited to have her join the team. We will be tag teaming Midwest events, meaning, brides you get a BOGO planner special! A get to know Colleen post is coming soon, but in the meantime hop over to our story page to learn a little more about her!

Phoenix Wedding Planner

You may have noticed an outlier in the list of new things at 44th & Luxe… Phoenix. Phoenix is not right around the corner from the Midwest, so why plan events in that market? At the start of the pandemic, my husband and I added to the craziness and moved to Scottsdale. It was in the works for awhile before COVID happened – we aren’t that crazy! We have vacationed several times in Arizona and have loved every second of it. When the opportunity happened for my husband’s job, we knew we had to take it! Hello, Phoenix!

Phoenix Wedding Planner
Conrad, the pups and I in a little town in Kansas

Wooo, the new website and branding launched this week! It was long overdue and adding a new market was the push I needed to get it done. A huge shoutout to Nic and Kristen at The Artful Union! They worked so hard to do a little tszujing to create the vibe I envisioned for the new logo, website & marketing materials. Didn’t they do an amazing job?!? They provided the best guidance and direction throughout the entire process. If anyone needs some updates to their brand and website, please reach out to them!

Finally, a big shoutout to Kate Stuard for the most amazing website & marketing collateral copy. She has such a gift with words and has an uncanny ability to take someone’s initial thoughts and ideas and turn them into the most eloquently worded text. She figures out what you are trying to say and poof, magic. If you need a copywriter, she is your gal.

I will greatly miss seeing former couples, vendor friends and the Midwest, but Colleen and I are ready to tackle the next chapter of 44th & Luxe Events! I cannot wait for Indy and Cincy to meet Colleen and I cannot wait to meet everyone in Phoenix. Bring on the good juju for the second half of 2020!

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