Poppy Events

Planning a wedding can be tough.  Making it stylish and memorable can be even harder.  That's why it's best to trust the most important day of your life to a few seasoned pros.  Christine and Katy of Poppy Events have over 15 years of experience in the wedding and event industry between the two of them.  With roles in planning, design, food and beverage, and venue management, the pair has worked in just about every aspect of the field.  With that, Poppy Events won't just help you plan a wedding (or shower or rehearsal dinner or even proposal!); they'll help you create an experience, and a stress-free one at that.  Christine and Katy's innovation and creativity are topped only by their knowledge of this city and its wedding pros.  But they also know the larger wedding landscape like the back of their hands.  I even hired Poppy Events to coordinate my own wedding.  If that's isn't enough recommendation for you, I don't know what is.

Cover photo by Beth Insalaco Photography

Tell me a little bit about your business!

Between the two of us, we have over 15 years of wedding planning experience and familiarity with the wedding and event industry.  We not only provide wedding planning services, but we also offer month-of coordination, proposal planning, corporate event planning, galas, and small social events, such as showers and small dinners.  We are also very passionate about non-profit involvement.

What makes your work unique?  Why should brides and grooms hire you?

Because of our experience with various venues and trends in and around Pittsburgh, we consider ourselves experts in the field.  With Christine's knowledge and expertise in food and beverage, paired with Katy's design skills, the two of us are a force to be reckoned with.  On top of that, our organizational skills and coordination methods are very much the same.  A match made in heaven!

What is your ideal client like?

A client who is open to our advice while allowing us to make their visions and dreams a reality

What is your approach to wedding planning and design?

Discover ALL the possibilities.  We listen to the client, reflect on their budget, and run with it, whether it's small and quaint or big and bold.  The client comes first.  The coordination and planning just come second nature to us.

What is the creative process like?  How do you work with couples to bring their vision to life?

We LISTEN!  We get to know BOTH of their personalities and their wishes.  Once we know the feeling and emotion they would like to convey throughout their wedding day, we provide all the options available, regardless of the budget.  Many times, we end up with a hybrid of what they were looking for as well as a few surprises suggested by us.

What is your secret to staying calm under pressure?  How do you handle day-of challenges?

If you react, they react.  Day-of challenges are going to happen.  You HAVE to be flexible.  If not, disaster will strike.  Keep the bride and family calm, and the rest is cake.

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