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my passion is producing stylish & memorable experiences through special events. 

Whether it's a holiday dinner party or a wedding celebration for 300 guests, I believe every event is an opportunity to create something special. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you'll stay a while and find some inspiration along the way!

So, hey! I'm Cassandra.

Welcome to Event Prep!

Hello, friend and welcome to the brand new Event Prep website! If you have a love for pretty things and detail-filled celebrations then you’re in the right place. I’m so excited to share with you my journey and plenty of behind-the-scene tutorials. I hope that some of my DIY projects, wedding resources, editorial-style shoots and wedding albums will serve as an inspiration for you when you’re planning your next celebration. 

What’s with the name, Event Prep?  For as long as I can remember I’ve had this deep love for creating events. I long for the opportunity to create celebrations where I can bring people together and it’s exciting to create certain atmospheres through details like table settings and backdrops. While planning I think to myself “what’s the inspo (inspiration) for the party and what event prep (preparations) do I need to organize to properly execute it? Through out the years I began to entertain the idea of starting my own little event planning business and Event Prep just made sense; I’ve always loved preppy details and clothing. So there you have it – Event Prep. 

Where it all began..  One of the first parties I can remember planning was a “pillow decorating slumber party.” I spent hours making my to-do lists and saving my lunch money to use at the craft store. I invited some of my elementary school girlfriends over and supplied them each with a brand new pillow and supplies to decorate it with. We spent the night eating too much candy, embellishing our pillows with sequins and taking lots of photos on our disposable cameras. I still get butterflies when I think about how special that party was to me because it felt like I was helping others make memories they would cherish for years to come. Even if the pillows are long gone by now!

This journey as a new small business owner means so much to me because it’s an opportunity for me to share but to also serve. I’m filled with gratitude to have the chance to do what I love. The hard work, long hours and weight on my shoulders is instantly forgotten when I see the expressions of brides & grooms and their families when they are able to sit around the same tables and cherish wonderful times together. 

Last but not least, a huge thank you to the family and friends who have always supported me along the way. I would never have the confidence to go after my dreams if it wasn’t for your love and encouragement. I will be forever grateful that God has brought so much love into my life.

Cheers!!

Cassandra

 

Photos courtesy of Haley Elizabeth Studios

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- Monica & Stephen

Where do I begin? If you're considering hiring Event Prep as a wedding planner, stop thinking and DO it. Cassandra was the BEST decision we made for our wedding day (besides each other, of course!) I was working full-time, in graduate school full-time, and trying to plan the wedding. Because of her, I was able to truly relax, especially on our wedding day, and live in the moment which I am so grateful for. We can’t thank her enough for helping to make our wedding day exactly as we had hoped and dreamed it would be! 

"The best decision we made"

LOVE NOTES.

- Elena & Nick

Event Prep is the best decision you can make for your wedding planning needs. Period. From the beginning vision phases, to the tough decision making moments, Cassandra is there not only as a seasoned professional but as a friend. There were times where I was at my wits end, and Cassandra became my place of peace and calm. She was always 10 steps ahead of the game and guided me in the right direction. She made me feel like my wedding was her only focus and her efforts showed through. My husband and guests were absolutely speechless at our ceremony and reception. They were truly blown away. None of it would've been possible without her. Simply put, Event Prep made my wedding dreams come true. 

"None of it would have been possible without her."

- Lauren & Todd

You will not be disappointed in your selection with Event Prep. Cassandra is the most professional, kind and bubbly spirit you’ll come in contact with.  We both have full time jobs and knew we would need all the extra help we could get.  Cassandra and Event Prep were the answers to my prayers! She made sure that we were all able to enjoy our day and not think twice about what needed to be accomplished. When I needed her, she was right there. I could not possibly fit a list of all the things Cassandra assisted with into this review. However, I can say she is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness. Having the ability to focus on our guests and enjoy the most important day of our lives was priceless. 

"She is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness."