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May 30, 2021
It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce that Essence of Events, LLC has permanently closed due to the insurmountable impacts of the continuing coronavirus, subsequent government - mandated shutdowns and restrictions.
For the past 19 years, it has been my privilege to serve many clients from all over the world, a majority of which were couples with weddings. In 2002, I started this company from scratch just 6 months after the birth of my daughter Esseance and chose to name it after her. With the intent and goal to use my talents to help others and have the ability to have flexibility to be home with my children so I could be an active participant in their lives. It seems only fitting, with her 19th Birthday being today, that today be the date of closure of Essence of Events, LLC.
In the hospitality and event industry, it is only natural to bond with your clients and vendors in a way no other industry does. Time and energy that has been devoted to each individual, whether working with a couple or company, has created strong bonds and in some cases, even lasting bonds over the years. As hundreds of major milestones have been celebrated, from engagements, parties that followed, rehearsal dinners and on into their union in marriage. As life and additional privilege of service has gone on to include the excitement and celebrations for anniversaries, followed by baby showers, birthdays and even to include the most difficult times - when loved ones have been lost. Through all of these highs and lows, I have been able to maintain my sense of passion for service and recognition of the needs of each individual that I’ve had the privilege to serve with the utmost respect and compassion to the best of my ability, including vendors I worked alongside. In doing so, I have had the blessing of cultivating meaningful and lasting friendships and being able to witness so many continue on in their commitments and devotion to their partners, families, careers and communities.
This business poses great challenges that I conquered daily. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic was one challenge I was not able to overcome.
To all those who supported me through this journey by their words, actions and referrals - my success came from you. Successes that I will forever be grateful for including:
Retail Window and Store Displays
Onsite Venue Management
Event Trade Show Management
Collaboration with several venues including: Mandalay Bay LV, Harrah’s Atlantic City and Messe Frankfurt Germany.
Wedding venues offer to help couples looking for a space - KING 5 by Jessie Jones
5 Ways To Save On Your Wedding - Consumer Reports Online and Magazine - Tobie Stanger
Cheap Wedding: 31 Ways to Save on the Festivities - Consumer Reports Online and Magazine - Tobie Stanger
What You Need to Know about Seattle Wedding Planning - Closet Box
LCT Headed To Europe - LCT Magazine by Martin Romjue
Several Blogs - IMTNP.com
Several Blogs - Voir Photography
Blue Boy West Golf Course and Event Center - Lauren Ryan Photography
Career Day Volunteers - Central Kitsap Middle School Newsletter
Best Consultants and Planners by the City of University Place
Volunteer Excellence Award by Kitsap School District
A+ Business Rating from Better Business Bureau
Client's Choice Award for 7 consecutive years
Seattle A-List - Ranked Top 3 Best Planners
Top Reviewed - for 6 consecutive years
After 19 years, it’s truly the end of an era.
Essence of Events, LLC