{my best friend’s wedding} Paige of Gilded Lily Events

You first met Danielle back when she was bridesmaid dress shopping {see the first feature here} – and now as her wedding planning is really picking up, she’s back to introduce us to her wedding planner — as well as give us a little insight on why she hired a wedding planner.

From Danielle: “Once we decided that our wedding was going to be in Keith’s [fiancé] parent’s backyard, I knew that I needed some help! While I wanted to plan everything and every detail myself, I just knew that I would get overwhelmed since we have to bring in everything – bathrooms, tents, tables, plates, silverware, etc!! So that’s when we decided to hire a wedding planner. Paige has been such a huge help thus far and I can’t imagine planning our wedding without her. She really gets our overall vision and I know that she’s going to help us execute it perfectly! We can’t wait for the big day and to see it all come together! 

So who’s Paige? I’m pleased to introduce you to Paige of Gilded Lily Events – a full service design and planning studio based in New Jersey. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Paige, who was sweet enough to share her story with us. Read on for more!

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What made you go into wedding planning?
Event planning has always been at my core. I believe that it is the perfect marriage of my strongest skills. My type A personality is perfect for planning and organizing but yet I have a strong creative side that loves to design and create beautiful things. It was just a matter of time until I made it my career. After my wedding (almost 4 years ago now), my feelings were confirmed and Gilded Lily Events was born.

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Tell me a little bit about your business.
Gilded Lily Events is a labor of love! I work tirelessly to make sure that I create events that will make lasting memories and truly reflect the personalities of the couples getting married. I love meeting new couples and starting the brainstorming process until the big reveal when all of the hard work has paid off. We work with couples to design the look of the wedding, provide unique vintage rentals to add that something special and bring it all together with the logistics of the day of planning.

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What’s the meaning behind the name, Gilded Lily Events?
I love that you asked that! (I just wrote a blog post about the meaning behind the name.) “Gilding the lily” means to make something already beautiful even more so. However, the reason I chose this name is because many years ago my very creative and talented mom and aunt had a business that they called Gilded Lily Events and they designed the most elaborate theme parties for friends. As a little girl, I was amazed and inspired by these events that are still so memorable. It is an homage to them.

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What’s the one thing you tell all of your brides?
I feel like that is a particularly hard question for me to answer since every bride is so different. Each bride’s personalities need a different response but one thing I hope they understand from me whether or not I say it outright is that “I am on your side”. I want every bride to know that their day matters so much to me and I will do my very best to make it as perfect as possible.

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Thank you so much for sharing, Paige! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for Danielle’s wedding – We’ll just have to wait patiently until September!

photography by Christina Lilly Photography

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