A Passion for Celebrating | Meet Allie

We’re excited to introduce another one of Overeasy Event’s fabulous team members, Allie Harvard. Allie is one of our Event Planner/Coordinators (she started as an Overeasy Intern)!

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Allie in Italy! She loves travel and highly recommends this beautiful country, in particular. 

Allie is a graduate of UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality and explains that her “passion is rooted in helping others, planning, and of course, celebrating!”. She appreciates that this industry is a personal one; you have the opportunity to create meaningful relationships with the clients and see the event from their unique perspectives, as well as from the perspectives of the various vendors and even the guests! She says that it is very fulfilling to make memories that will last someone a lifetime and to exceed their expectations in the process.

Owner Lora DeLorenzo says that “in full support of the Overeasy Events team, [Allie] quickly grasped the fast paced environment, multitasking on emails and event contracts. Allie is definitely able to prioritize the daily workload and complete projects within time constraints.”

Allie’s favorite part of her job is communicating with and getting to know each individual client. She elaborates that “once you know their personality and the event they envision, their excitement is contagious”. We agree, and feel that Allie’s excitement is contagious, too!

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Allie in Ireland. Did you know that there are almost 4 million sheep there? 

“[Allie] has an amazing personality that really shines through when she meets with a prospective client looking to host a celebration at any of the amazing venues we work with throughout Central Florida. I have observed her enjoyment in all types of party planning!” says Lora.

We asked Allie what some of her sources of inspiration were and she remarked that her family has always been an incredible support system and inspiration to her. In the field of hospitality, though, she says that she really looks up to Walt Disney. Her favorite quote of his is “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”.

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Allie’s family. She says that they’re her best friends and role models! 

Check out some more of Allie’s answers to our questions: 

Outside of work, what are some of your favorite things to do? 

I love spending time with my loved ones, including my pup. I enjoy being outside, traveling, and gardening.

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Allie’s pup, Bear! She adopted him from a shelter and as soon as she took him out of his crate, he came over and put one of his paws on her arm!

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? Why?

Although I’ve already been, I would have to say Italy. It’s picturesque scenery and delicious food is hard to beat.

What is one of the best events you’ve ever attended?

I really enjoyed a wedding that took place in the bride’s backyard. It was quaint and had character while feeling natural.

Looks like Allie will be planning her own wedding, soon! Congrats to Allie and her fiancé!

What is your “guilty pleasure”?

Always buying more flowers!

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I played D1 volleyball for FAU.

If you could have lunch with one person, alive or dead, who would that be?

Although there are many influential people throughout history I would love to meet and talk to, I would have to say someone who has passed in my personal life.

Keep an eye out for Allie as you work with Overeasy Events on your next celebration!

Christmas in July | Holiday Event Planning

If you missed our Christmas in July celebration a couple of weeks ago at East End Market’s monthly Evening Exchange, you’re in luck — here’s a recap so that you’ll feel just like you were there!

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Too excited about your own holiday event planning this year to read about Christmas in July? It’s okay, we understand that too. You’ll want to scroll to the bottom for more information on how Overeasy Events can help you get your winter wonderland in the works today!

Christmas in July

On July 19th, we partnered with some spectacular friendors to host a memorable Christmas in July experience for our #OvereasyDateNight guests in our suite at East End Market. We invited the wonderful folks from Omarvelous Productions to set up their famous Slow Motion Video Booth, which certainly did not disappoint. With coaching throughout the whole experience, our guests were happy to see how their videos turned out. We had a whole slew of holiday-themed props to make the video even more magical – everything from confetti poppers and fake “snow” to inflatable champagne bottles and mistletoe!

Additionally, we loved having Chef Michelle Hulbert from Cuisiniers there to host a cookie decorating workshop for participants! She taught us techniques like “flooding” and even gave away delicious prizes for winners of holiday trivia! Some of the cookies tasted better than they looked, but all of our guests had a chance to show off their unique creative style!

Guests were also treated to one of two signature holiday cocktails (recipes below) while they learned a little bit more about Overeasy Events’ services. We love to share our “why” with potential future clients and explain just how much we love the work that we do and the clients that continue to make it incredibly meaningful and special.

White Christmas cocktail

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Rum Chata
  • 2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • Ice Cubes
  • Candy Canes (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a shaker, add ice and the Rum Chata/ Peppermint Schnapps.
  2. Shake thoroughly to combine.
  3. Pour evenly into two glasses.
  4. Add a candy cane if desired

Blood orange spritzer

1/4 c.  blood orange juice

1 tbsp. Aperol

Sparkling wine

Blood orange twist, for serving 

Directions

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add blood orange juice and Aperol and shake well, 1 minute. 

Strain into champagne coupe and top with sparkling wine. Serve with blood orange twist.

 

We hope that this date night opportunity was a chance for these friends and couples to get away from their “normal” for an evening and enjoy all that we had to offer (in addition to the fun and excitement of the other Evening Exchange vendors!).

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Planning Your Holiday Event

Now is the time to contact us about getting your fabulous holiday event on the calendar! We know, we know, it’s only August! But our calendar fills up quickly with Christmas celebrations, Hanukkah soirees, and holiday weddings. We would love to help you plan the event that you’ve been dreaming about since November of last year so don’t wait!

Some things we can (and would be more than happy to) assist you with:

  • Picking the perfect venue.
  • Selecting a fun, functional catering menu that makes sense for your theme and timing.
  • Choosing decor and staging that will complement your catering, venue, music selections, etc.
  • Recommending top-notch vendors locally who can provide everything that you’re seeking, down to the detail!
  • Crafting a detailed, organized plan and timeline for your event to ensure that it’s fun for you and not just fun for your guests…

Check out some photos below of stunning holiday/winter events we’ve planned in previous years for inspiration!

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East End Market | Orlando Health Appreciation Event
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Winter Park Backyard Holiday Party | Vendors included Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals & Cuisiniers Catering, Porch Therapy florals
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Same as Above | Enjoying “chilly” December nights in Florida! We were excited to provide complete planning services for this annual event – two years in a row! 
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Client Home Holiday Party in Windermere | Catering by Cuisiniers | 4-Year Repeat Event
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Corporate Holiday Party at Quantum Leap Winery | Catering by Cuisiniers 
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Private Home Holiday Birthday Party in Longwood | Vendors included Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, Porch Therapy, RENTthePHOTOBOOTH (A Victoria Angela, LLC Company)
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Same as Above | Full event planning and design services! 

 

 

 

Cheers to Chepenik | A Corporate Happy Hour

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While we do plan and coordinate many a wedding (and love doing it!), we also work on other types of event planning as well – including corporate event planning. Over the past few years, Chepenik Financial has trusted Overeasy Events with planning for their Happy Hour event to kick off their annual 4.01k Race for Financial Fitness™, benefitting Junior Achievement at Quantum Leap Winery. With close to 100 guests in attendance, our role has been to ensure that the presentation and display is beautiful, that delicious catering from Cuisiniers runs smoothly, and that other vendors like valet parking and music are in place to add to the professional ambiance of this fun event.

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A representative from Chepenik noted that “arrangement for the venue, dinner, and transportation were handled in a professional and flexible manner. The venue was fully prepared for run through by the time of our arrival”. 

Guests were greeted by representatives from VIP Valet upon arrival and then Steven Miller Photography did an excellent job of capturing the warm, inviting feel of this wine-centered event. Guests were free to wander about the venue and enjoy menu selections such as charcuterie du jour, fried green tomatoes, chicken & biscuits, Maryland crab cakes, and brisket or beef sliders. All the while, musician Joseph Meadows of Brown Bag Entertainment entertained guests with a three-piece band (on Instagram @brownbagb).

In 2017, the menu included other delicious eats such as sugar cane skewered tuna, empanadas de carne, and chicken burger sliders, again thanks to the fabulous Cuisiniers. The entertainment was musician John Frank (you can find him on Instagram at @johnwfrank).

In 2017, an exciting part of the event was the release of Jean Chatzky‘s book, Age Proof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip. Jean, Financial Editor of NBC’s TODAY Show was in attendance at the event as a celebrity spokesperson and ‘coach’ for the race. This year, Jean returned to share her newest book, Women with Money: The Judgement-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve. Jean signed copies of her book and greeted guests as they enjoyed the event.

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To ensure that Chepenik Financial was able to fully enjoy this event, before and during, Overeasy Events’ staff was present to create a seamless event and to make sure that no detail was left out. We provided an on-site Event Coordinator to manage the day-of event setup and to create a memorable experience for the guests and organizers from conception to completion.

Another member of the Chepenik Financial team remarked, after the event: “Thanks so much! What an amazing event. Everything was perfect.”

You can read more about the wonderful Chepenik Financial team here! They were awarded 2019 large team of the year by PLANSPONSOR after being recognized as a finalist! Cheers to you, Chepenik! 

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Sextons of Fun | Kailey and Corey’s Wedding

We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our former clients, Kailey, and to recount the story of her beautiful (and oh-so-much-fun) summer wedding two years ago!

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On June 3, 2017, Kailey Miller became Kailey Sexton* when she married her hilarious now-husband, Corey. Their gorgeous, tropical-meets-modern-glam wedding took place right here in Winter Park, FL – the bride’s hometown – and even the Central Florida heat and summer thunderstorms could not ruin this stunning day. The bride and her family chose Overeasy Events to make their vision for the weekend a reality and we’re thrilled that we were able to do just that.

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Kailey writes, “Hiring Lora to help with the planning and coordination of my wedding was one of the best decisions we made. She helped me sort through my ideas to create my perfect wedding day. She met with us on many occasions to make sure she really understood my vision and then guided me through the process of bringing my ideas together. She thought of details I would never have considered and so, when the wedding day came, I had nothing to worry about besides marrying my husband!”

Kailey’s vision included luxurious pops of rose gold, as much greenery as could fit into each space, and the comfort and charm of Park Avenue and Winter Park where she’s spent the majority of her life. We really wanted all of these components to highlight another incredibly unique aspect of this wedding – the wedding gown designed and handmade by the bride herself!

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Kailey’s love of playful florals and soft, gray-purple hues mixed with her affinity towards a modern twist in décor and accents made for a stunning day at both the Women’s Club of Winter Park (ceremony) and the Winter Park Community Center (reception). We helped Kailey and her family to select complementary vendors such as Porch Therapy for the florals and Tara McGovern for the photography because it’s important to take into account how your vendors will enhance one another to assist in creating the exact event “vibe” that you desire!

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Kailey’s ceremony was a tremendous celebration of her love for Corey, his love for her, and their mutual love and faith in the Lord. There was not a dry eye in the audience as they sang their first worship song as a married couple and recited their vows. Then, after some fun pictures on Park Ave’s picturesque brick roads, the couple and their crew made their way to the reception for an absolutely delicious dinner buffet, thanks to Cuisiniers, and scrumptious desserts, thanks to P is for Pie. Kailey opted for some non-traditional entertainment and hired Orlando Dueling Pianos so that guests could dance to an upbeat mix of classics and new favorites after dinner. Not surprisingly, the guests didn’t leave the dance floor until it was time for the newlyweds to make their grand exit for the evening, which wouldn’t have been complete without glowing peacock rings – a favor that highlighted Winter Park’s majestic mascot!

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Kailey’s mom, Lucia, had this to say about working with us on her daughter’s special day: “We had such a high level of comfort working with Lora. It helped to make our daughter’s wedding day much more relaxed. Just knowing that she and her staff were taking care of the details so we could be focused on enjoying the day.”

We were honored to serve as Kailey’s planner, crisis manager, stylist, and more throughout her wedding planning process and during the weekend of her big day!

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*If you recognize Kailey’s name, it may be because we worked so well together that we decided to bring her onboard our Overeasy Events team last year! Look for her when you’re planning your next event!

Lego Love | Sam & Michael’s Wedding

We were honored to be a part of Sam and Michael’s wedding at East End Market a few weeks ago along with their other fabulous vendors (see below). We’ve teamed up with photographer + friendor (friend-vendor!) Steven Miller to recap their special day for you all!

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One of our favorite things about both Sam and Michael is just how laid back and casual they both are. It can feel somewhat chaotic to be getting prepped and ready for a wedding at East End Market during a busy Saturday, but these two are very go-with-the-flow and were ultimately focused on ensuring that their families and friends had an amazing time at their celebration (spoiler alert: they did!). One of the coolest parts about getting married at East End Market (or holding any event there, for that matter) is that there are a multitude of locations to take pictures before, during, and after. Depending on what types of backgrounds you prefer, there is really something for everyone!

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Sam and Michael hosted their wedding in the Audubon Ballroom at East End Market, which was perfect for the amount of guests and provided plenty of space for laughing, dancing, and eating. It provided the perfect transitional space to move from the ceremony to the reception smoothly. Steven also remarked that they “LOVED that Sam and Michael wanted to get married at East End Market, which is such an eco-friendly venue here in Orlando; just our kind of style!”.

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Sam and Michael are unique by today’s ‘wedding standards’ because they preferred to keep things beautifully simple. They included their friends and family heavily throughout the day and let us talk about a group of people who were helpful, focused, and fun to be around! Steven mentioned that he hoped it wouldn’t be the last time he got to photograph them (hint, hint?!). Their day also stands out due to the personalized details that they chose to incorporate; things like their processional music selection, table decor, and even their “lego selves”, which truly expressed their fun personalities!

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Steven Miller was kind to comment on his partnership with our Overeasy Events team throughout the course of this wedding day. He said, “Overeasy was crucial in making sure that our couple and their plans stayed on schedule, making our day much easier!  We could instead focus on more creative ideas for photos rather than constantly checking the time!  They were also a great go-to option for any questions we had!” We LOVE working with your team, too, Steven!

 

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To view even more stunning pictures from Sam and Michael’s big day, check out Steven Miller’s post here.

Vendors

East End Market Wedding Photographers: Steven and Megan from Steven Miller Photography

Orlando Wedding Ceremony & Reception APEX at East End Market

East End Market Wedding Planner:  Overeasy Events

Bridal Wedding HairDolce Vita Salon

Orlando Wedding Make-upMake-up By Meghann

Orlando Wedding Floral ArrangementsPorch Therapy and Southern Blooms

Wedding Cake DesignersPublix Bakery

Orlando Wedding CateringCuisiniers Catering

 

 

Don’t Sweat It | Summer Event Planning

The heat of summer is upon us (isn’t it always?)! Here are 3 tips for summer event planning so that you won’t have to sweat it – figuratively of course, because we’ll all be sweating!

  1. Send Invites Early. The conventional wisdom around sending out invites for an event says anywhere between 3-6 weeks, depending on what type of event you’re planning. For summer events, though, it may be best to err on the side of caution since folks tend to travel and plan their vacations in advance. If you want the majority of your guest list to attend, make sure to give plenty of advance notice.
  2. Consider the Weather. In Florida, we’re constantly thinking about the weather, which is helpful when we’re considering our event planning timeline and logistics. Something to think about is the time needed for setup and breakdown of an event — are these scheduled times right in the middle of a daily afternoon shower? It’s likely going to be very hot for most, if not all, of your event. Have you planned for fans, shade for guests, plenty of water, and an indoor rain contingency plan if you’re hosting guests outside?
  3. Think Through Theme. I know that summer screams “beach bash” and “tropical luau”, but not every summer shindig needs to revolve around palm trees and water. Not that those things aren’t great! They certainly are. But, think outside of the box with me for just a minute. What about a carnival, a cruise-inspired celebration, an under the sea party, or a Midsummer Nights Dream fairytale event? The options are endless!

Certainly, there are more than just 3 tips to any successful event (starting with hiring a trusted event planner!), but this is a start! Let us know what your best summer event planning tips and tricks are, too!

 

Best Man or Man’s Best Friend?| Pets and Event Planning

We’ve all seen the photos on Pinterest — Cute labradoodle wearing tutu and dainty flower crown carries ring box down the aisle and doesn’t even stop to lick adoring guests along the way. 

If you’re imagining a wedding (or any celebration for that matter!) that includes your furry friends, here are some creative ways to incorporate them into your event that you may not have considered.

Pets on Paper

Maybe your pet doesn’t quite understand the concept of petiquette well to attend the celebration itself and, you know, that’s okay – we can’t all have a beautiful wedding with well-trained animals to boot (we can guarantee you that beautiful wedding, though)! Instead of inviting Rover to the ceremony, invite guests to the ceremony using Rover!

Save-the-dates and invitations are great ways to feature a beloved animal that only capture their very best side. Whether it’s a photo or a drawing, guests are sure to be drawn to your furry (or scaly — no judgement) friends. A wonderful example are these custom save-the-dates by the talented Lindsay Sacco, a local artist and owner of Sacco Studios. Check out her Etsy shop for more! If you love what you see, let Lindsay know that you’re an Overeasy Events customer for a 10% discount. 

Follow Sacco Studios on social media:

Instagram – @saccostudios
Twitter – @saccostudios
Pinterest – @saccostudios

Other ways to incorporate animals on paper include event-musts like the seating chart, the welcome sign, the program, or even a paper fan in the shape of little Luna’s kitten face (for those outdoor weddings)! If you want your pet to be more of the theme than just a small detail, this could be a great way to highlight them “from afar”. The question to ask yourself here is “how prominently do I want my pet to be featured?”.

Pets in the Processional 

This isn’t necessarily a “new” idea, but maybe you didn’t realize that you could give your pet(s) the invite without giving them any responsibility! Best of both worlds for that puppy that just won’t sit still with your groomsmen for the entire ceremony. Designate a couple of friends or family members as the ‘pet handlers’ and have them process down the aisle before your wedding party with your pet(s). Guests will get the chance to ooh and aah over your babies, but those babies won’t get in trouble for slobbering all over the rings (because they didn’t need to carry them)! Once the animals have made it down the aisle, they’re escorted to the back of the venue or out of the venue completely by their handlers and you don’t need to worry about whether or not they’re causing mischief while you’re saying “I do”!

Pets in Pictures

If your pet is lucky enough to warrant an invite to the day-of celebration, they could always sneak into a few pictures before or after the main event. Just make sure to let your photographer know ahead of time so that they can plan accordingly. Likely, you won’t want them in every single shot, so make sure there is someone waiting to bring them to and from the photo shoot.

If you don’t want to worry about your animal(s) during the big day, that’s okay too! It does not make you a bad fur-parent. Perhaps including your creatures in your Engagement photos would be a better idea or creating a totally separate shoot to focus on your little family. If the idea of a first look doesn’t appeal to you and you’re okay with seeing your partner all dressed up before the real deal, you could ask your photographer to take some “dress rehearsal” pictures and bring your pet along. That way, when you look back, it will seem like they were there on the big day (when really, they were snoozing happily at a Doggie Daycare).

Pets in Place Settings

If all-pet-everything sounds a little bit over the top to you, maybe incorporating your animal(s) into something slightly less visible, like a guests’ place card, is for you! Little Fido’s face sure would look nice next to your Aunt-at-table-12’s name. This smaller detail ensures that each and every guest knows just how important Fido is, but it allows you to go in a non-Fido direction, thematically (because gray-blue florals and succulents are the real theme!).

Another adorable way to spotlight the little cuties is to order custom linens for each place setting! This is certainly a pricier option than something like name cards, but the impact is greater, too. These cocktail napkins, by locally owned Lettermade, would be stunning on any tablescape and could be created to complement your color scheme. They’d even double as a sweet favor if you wanted them to!

Follow Lettermade on social media:

Instagram – @shoplettermade
Twitter – @shoplettermade
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Photographer: Lacey Irving (@laceyirvinglifestyle)

Party Favor Pets

If cocktail napkins aren’t your cup of tea, there are any number of ways to feature your fur baby in the form of a favor! Personalized cookies are a fairly common, delicious way of doing just that, but here are some other ideas for pet-related guest gifts: luggage tags, printed cups, stickers, or even a pop socket! Make sure to order a few extra because you know you’ll want to treat yourself to this favor, too!

Do you have other ideas for incorporating man’s best friend into a celebration?! Let us know – we’d love to hear about them! 

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10 Minutes Is All We Need | An #OvereasyDateNight

When was the last time you went out for a date night? A real dress-up-signature-cocktail-photo-op date night. We’re talking anything from a good ol’ fashioned ladies night to a romantic date with your bae (do people still use that term?!). If your answer was any date that you could remember (Valentine’s Day doesn’t count!), you’re winning at life! Congratulations. If, like most of us, your answer was something like, “when was the last time I went out for anything remotely like a ‘date night’?” then read on!

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We had a unique opportunity to create our Overeasy Date Night concept when East End Market, our beloved home, announced that they were going to be hosting an event called Evening Exchange (#EvEx). This (genius) concept brought locals together to experience the magic of East End’s vendors – crafts, cuisine, cocktails, and more! Since we’re proud to call East End home, we decided that we wanted to offer guests a special opportunity to learn more about our event planning services as well. How could we help guests to see what event planning is all about in just a few minutes? Light bulb moment – the #OvereasyDateNight was born.

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A lovely photo from guest, @accrux

It’s really pretty simple, actually. We were determined to help guests unplug and unwind in a beautiful, elegant environment to mirror that one-of-a-kind date night feeling: no stress, delicious food, a flirty cocktail, and a picture to prove that you got dressed up and left the house! All of that, for free, in 10 minutes. And guess what?! We loved it. You loved it. Everyone loved it! We had young married couples, best friends, and everyone in between sign up to participate in our first Overeasy Date Night. Thanks to our incredible vendor partners (listed below), we were able to provide guests with a few luxurious moments to forget about work, anxiety, school, and anything else that might have been on their minds when they arrived. All they had to worry about was the decision between a glass of bubbly or the signature cocktail of the evening, something tasty and mysterious called Pretty in Pink.

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The Overeasy Events team

The best part? There was no catch. Sure, guests heard a little bit more about Overeasy Events – who we are, what we can offer – but they were under no obligation to sign on any dotted line! Instead, we were able to show them, firsthand, what’s most important to us as doers, dreamers, and designers: a celebration that left guests leaving with a smile.

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To our dear friendors (friend + vendors, obviously): THANK YOU! You all made this night incredibly beautiful, delicious, and fun. You added the pops of color, the personalized details, and some laughs along the way. Event planning would be lackluster without the partners whose details come together to build the party of peoples’ dreams!

Decor + Tablescape Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Florals: Little Wild Bloom

Light Bite + Cocktails: Cuisiniers Catering

Hand Lettering Name Cards: Lettering by Lee Ann

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Overeasy’s fearless leader, Lora, and the creative genius behind Little Wild Bloom, Stephanie 

Wishing you’d taken part in the fun in March? No need to fret – we’re going to do it again! In fact, East End Market is going to be hosting an Evening Exchange on the third Friday of each month so hopefully we’ll get to see you all on April 19 at our second #OvereasyDateNight. This month, we’re trying something else – a scavenger hunt! No reservation necessary, just come to our studio on the second floor when you arrive to participate! We look forward to meeting you!

For folks who choose to come and participate in this #OvereasyDateNight Scavenger Hunt and share the fun on social media, we’ll be selecting a winner at random to receive a giveaway basket filled with goodies!

Last month’s giveaway basket!

The Dreamer Behind Overeasy Events | Lora DeLorenzo

Compassionate. Innovative. Attentive. These are all words used to describe Overeasy Events’ Owner and Founder, Lora DeLorenzo. Lora prefers titles like Designer, Dreamer, and Doer to her more formal roles, though, which is easy to understand when you sit down to get to know her. Lora’s love for hospitality stems from her childhood, spent cooking with her great grandmother in their Italian kitchen. She went on to study at Johnson and Wales University and even completed the second level Wine Certificate Program through the International Sommelier Guild. These culinary experiences led Lora to operate a 100-seat, full-service restaurant and bar on Lake Eola before launching Overeasy Events.

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Lora DeLorenzo at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, one of her favorite venues for planning events!

Lora has also dedicated a great deal of her time and energy to local philanthropy and volunteer work. She is passionate about assisting children and families in need and in 2004, Lora co-founded the Bridges of Light Foundation, an organization focused on education, nurturing and mentoring at risk youth in the Central Florida community. She has volunteered for over 15 years and serves as an advisory board member for Rock and Wrap it Up!, and anti-poverty think tank that has recognition from the White House with a Point of Light Award and a recipient of numerous EPA distinctions.  After attending the first Evening of Hope Gala in 2010, Lora connected as a committee member with The Faine House (in partnership with Children’s Home Society) promoting positive cultural, cognitive, emotional and social support necessary for empowering teens to become confident, productive adults.

Overeasy Events was born in August 2013 as a full service event planning and design company. This is not your mother’s wedding planner! Lora’s long history of strong customer service, an eye for beauty and elegance, and strong leadership have led to countless productive partnerships with other local vendors and a small, dynamic team that creates nothing short of magic in Central Florida and beyond. Lora says that the freedom to be creative by growing skills she’s learned in the hospitality industry combined with a lifetime of passion for events with her large, Italian family have truly inspired her to do this work.

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The Italian Incorvia clan from Sicily, Italy

Not surprisingly, one of Lora’s team members says that she “always keeps the client’s best interest in mind – doing her best to bring their vision to life while keeping them grounded.” Her daughter, Nicolette, says that she is best known for her personalization and attention to detail when working with a client and adds, “There is something to be said for creative, intelligent women who will make you feel unique and excited about your event planning process”.

Lora says that her favorite parts of creating events are those that have a positive impact on her clients’ happiness – she loves seeing the joy in each guest attending the celebrations. She thrives under the pressure to exceed every client expectation and make those who didn’t attend wish they had!

Nobody will work harder than Lora and her team to create an incredible event; no detail will be overlooked the client will be able to actually enjoy the event that they’ve spent so much time dreaming up. –Kailey Sexton, Overeasy Events Lead Event Coordinator

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The DeLorenzo Family

Outside of work at Overeasy Events, some of Lora’s favorite things are her children, her sweet English Bulldogs, entertaining friends, and traveling. We were excited to learn a little bit more about these things:

  • What are some things that most folks don’t know about Lora? She is extremely proud of her kids’ accomplishments: Jordan was drafted out of college in the 12th round to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals and won two championships and Nicolette was named Valedictorian in high school and is now preparing to graduate from Wake Forest in May!
  • If Lora could have lunch with one person, living or dead, who would that be? Prince! She’s seen one live concert and says it was absolutely amazing! His musical talents and the way he brought the crowd into the show was incredible. She’d love to ask questions about the 80s and 90s and hopes he’d throw an impromptu concert at the end of lunch!
  • If Lora could travel anywhere, where would she go? She loves the islands. She says that the beauty and serenity of the ocean, saltwater, and sunshine are calming to her and dreams of visiting the Maldives because it looks so peaceful. She travels to the Caribbean each year and tries to visit a new location!
  • What are some of Lora’s sources of inspiration? Lora says that networking and connecting with fellow women in the event industry community are her favorite places to share and receive inspiration for up-to-the minute event ideas! She loves browsing BizBash (top 3 event planning blogs you should follow) for dramatic visions and memorable moments. She considers that publication an ‘event planner’s bible’. Social media is the perfect outlet to stay up to date on what designers around the world are creating – check out the Overeasy Events Instagram at @overeasy_events.
  • What is one of the best events Lora has ever attended? She admits that that’s a tough question! She loves themed events like a friend’s wedding in New Orleans, an annual tailgate party to support their Buffalo Bills, and the MTV awards when they were hosted in Miami!

We so enjoyed getting to know more about Overeasy Events creative powerhouse, Lora. It is evident that she and her team will work tirelessly to ensure that your wedding day, milestone, or corporate event are as easy and seamless for you as possible. A great planner like Lora and Overeasy Events will make all the difference!

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