I founded Sapphire Events in 2011, after a year in the event industry working for a venue. I came into the event planning business as a result of unemployment – I had graduated from law school at Tulane and passed the bar in 2009, in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis (remember Bear Stearns?). It was a wild time, and I knew a lot about weddings having just planned my own. I decided to start an event planning company by building a brand that I could sell one day when law jobs picked back up. Luckily for me, I found that I had a real passion for running the business, and I was very good at it (and, perhaps most importantly, I realized I enjoyed my work much more than any of the law jobs I’d had before). My clients felt I had something to offer that other planners and coordinators they spoke with didn’t; I enjoyed connecting with people and using my skills to bring out the joy of life, celebrating important milestones.
I founded Ruby and Pearl Events as a sister brand of Sapphire Events in 2015, in order to serve a wider range of clients seeking a planner offering quality control, expert planning and consulting advice, and an experienced team of event producers to execute their best laid plans. We are happy to offer a flexible set of planning options to our clients, affording each the opportunity to have as much or as little involvement in their planning process as they desire. Our foundation is born in the necessity to offer advice from a seasoned event professional to all our clients – making sure everyone of our events culminates in the best day ever!