A fun fact is that my first name is Jacqueline, but I like to use my middle name, Rena.
I've been married to the love of my life, Larry since 1996. We have two children, Isaac and Sarah.
I grew up in New York. I also started my first business in New York. For ten years I owned and operated an off premise catering company.
Bringing people together for celebrations has always brought me joy!
My career working with engaged couples began as a caterer. I owned a successful off premise catering company in NYC for 10 years. Many of the couples did not have a planner so I would step in and help with details. Planning events always came naturally to me.
After my family and I relocated to Maryland I became a certified interior decorator. I decorated homes, began teaching at a local college, and even wrote and published two books. I was then hired full-time to plan employee events for a college.
MARYLAND WEDDING PLANNER:
In December 2019, I realized how much I missed being an event planner. I decided to relaunch the event planning side of the catering business I had in New York. Events U Love was born.
When guests enter the reception area they should be greeted with beautifully set tables and décor. But, even if a well established catering hall is chosen, sometimes they miss the mark. Here's a TRUE STORY. For our 10 year anniversary my husband and I renewed our vows.
As I told you on my Home page, our initial wedding reception was in our church fellowship hall and it was beautiful. For our renewal we went to a fancy catering hall. But, when we arrived, they had neglected to set our table! Crazy, right?
My point is you may need someone to oversee even a full service catering staff to make sure everything is perfect on your big day.
Probably after the bride, food is the most memorable part of an event. The food has to look good and taste good. My catering background is invaluable to my clients who need assistance choosing a menu.
And, if they want to have friends and family cater their event, I know how to create a presentation that looks perfect. We have chafers and china that we can offer to clients who may want to use a hall that does not offer those amenities.
It's always a good idea to find inspiration for choosing a color palette. Floral bouquets are a good place to look for that inspiration.
My interior decorating background means I can advise my clients on color schemes. I learned how important color is in everything. I even wrote a book about color.
I can provide knowledgeable suggestions about how to tie your entire event together with color; all from a professional perspective and based on your choices.
Speaking of décor, let me tell you about my balloon styling.