We are thrilled to feature Overeasy Events as our Trendy Vendy! We’ve had the honor of working with Overeasy Events on numerous weddings & events, and we have nothing but rave reviews for this talented team! For this post we spoke with the owner, Lora DeLorenzo, as well as Amy Pontius, Overeasy’s creative director. Together they are a dynamic duo that strive to make a client’s vision come to life! From the planning to the design, Overeasy has it covered!
Lora’s impressive professional background extends to the culinary world and she even opened up her own restaurant on Orlando’s Lake Eola! Lora utilizes her culinary and professional knowledge to give clients a unique and easy-going experience! Amy, with her background in Art History, gets inspired from the styles of the past and incorporates them into more modern looks, creating the perfect design for any event!
Get to know Lora and her company, Overeasy Events!
Where does the name “Overeasy Events” come from? How did the company get its start?
Lora: “The name was created when a close friend was planning an event in NYC. We were chatting on the phone and she said “I just wish this event was OVER because it’s not EASY working on all these details and the PLANNING is so tedious!” I knew then I wanted to create a name and logo that symbolized stress free, fun events! Our logo is fun and colorful with champagne to represent that we are devoted to planning events that will be remembered long after it’s over, & what’s a celebration without champagne?!”
What services do you offer?
Amy: “We offer event planning and coordination services, as well as design and styling for any type of event! Our services are customizable to suit our client’s individual needs. We also specialize in creating unique, one-of-a-kind experiences at locally and nationally renowned culinary destinations.”
How did you get your start in the Wedding industry?
Lora: “Being in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, in addition to corporate and milestone events that I have planned and designed, it’s the emotional connection that drew me into the planning weddings. It’s so rewarding to present the bride with inspirational ideas and helping her decide on choosing the perfect linen or centerpiece style.”
Amy, how does your background in Art History translate into your designs? How does it help you design for clients?
“Styles of the past influence the present, and when you’re studying art history you learn about the culture, the time period, the artist, basically everything that goes into making this piece of art. My knowledge of art history has been a great asset in teaching myself how to take elements from the past and apply them to modern design.”
How would you describe your design style?
Amy: “I don’t think I have one certain style, but my favorite looks are combinations of different or contrasting styles like: glamorous and bohemian or rustic and traditional. It keeps things interesting.”
How do you keep up with the latest trends?
Lora: “The top bridal sites continue to amaze me with ever changing ways- everyday there is a new trend! Over 1 million people are employed in the wedding industry alone which shows how we need to stay relevant in today’s market. We search for inspiration online and utilize wedding apps to stay inspired on-the-go. It is wedding season after all! But of course, I still really enjoy sitting down with a great bridal magazine on a Sunday afternoon with my English Bulldog cuddled by my side.”
What sets Overeasy Events apart?
Lora: “Our mission is to transform the ordinary into extraordinary- to provide a stress-free, fun, event planning experience while creating an event that meets the needs of our client’s. We want to exceed client expectations and make those who didn’t attend, wish they had! The comforting sense of ‘ease’ is provided every step of the way. Our well-nurtured partner and vendor relationships, and our dynamic and capable team produce unique, inspired, and unforgettable events that help us stand out!”
What advice would you give brides during the design process?
Amy: “Stay true to your styles and taste and don’t compare your wedding to others. Pinterest has changed the game when it comes to finding ideas but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with how many ideas are out there. You might have an idea you love, then see something else and feel compelled to change your whole vision. Go with your instincts! Pick elements and styles that best match you and your partner because that’s what it’s all about!”
Fun facts about Amy and Lora!
•Went to culinary school at Johnson and Wales. Recently completed the second level wine certificate through the International Sommelier Guild
•Son was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals
•Daughter is on the Wake Forest Dance Team
•Has a passion for Philanthropy- worked with Rock and Wrap it up! which helps kids in low income families through food collected from sports & music events
•Has had chronic hiccups for the past 10 years that just recently ended (thank goodness!!!)
•Grandmother was from Austria, so she was raised with many Austrian/ Bavarian traditions, most notably, holiday traditions.
•She can make a pretty good schnitzel
•The Edelweiss is one of her favorite flowers
Take a look at Overeasy Event’s work in action!