Vendor Feature: Michele Venter of Urban Events
Michele is relatively new to events (as of 2019), but she is insanely talented! So, definitely make sure you read her feature!
You can check out her site here.
And follow along with her on IG here.
How long have you been in business?
I started by business in the winter of 2019. Although, it had been an idea in my mind since 2014, my wedding year!
What made you start Urban Events? My own wedding actually. I loved the process of finding a venue, the perfect vendors, the timeline and most importantly, marrying my best friend. It wasn’t stressful to me to plan this memorable event and share it with our friends and family. Then, several years later, I was having cocktails with one of my bridesmaids and longtime friend, Alondra, and we decided to get it started!
What is your favorite part of owning your own business?
I love the connections, networking and creativeness that comes along with Urban Events. I have been so blessed to be able to get to know so many other small business owners within the community and everyone’s story is aspirational and beautiful. These wonderful people are also extremely supportive of one another. That is something that was really unexpected, but a wonderful surprise.
Who is your ideal client? Who inspires you in your design?
My ideal client is a couple that wants to ask every question they can think of so that I may ensure their vision comes to life. If I know what they want down to the last detail, I will be able to deliver.
Designing is definitely one of my favorite things to do. I love the ability of having a vision and making it a reality. Every design can be totally different, even if it has trending qualities. Everyone has pizazz and personality; you find a way to get it out and bring it to life.
Describe the process of working with you. What do couple’s need to know?
Yes! First is my free consultation to learn about the couple, their plans thus far and what they need. Then, I explain a little bit about me and what I do for them, and give some guidance on what they might need from me. If they feel it is a match, we would go into our next meetings with all the details! I am always available by text, phone or email as well. A month prior to the wedding, I do a final walkthrough at their venue and finalize the timeline.
What trends are inspiring to you right now?
The trend that’s not trendy. I like a challenge and something that’s different! There’s nothing better than to try something totally new and see where your mind goes and how it works. Be a trend-setter, I always say :)
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Mint Chocolate Chip… yummmm
Where would you most like to travel? Chiang Mai, Thailand to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary :)
Want to see some of Michele’s beautiful work? Check out the Walker Fine Art Gallery Styled shoot.