We feel so privileged to feature the Owner of Pavone Events and our dear friend, Andrea Pavone, as our Trendy Vendy this week! A boutique planning company specializing in personalized services and events, Andrea provides a wide range of services from planning and designing to budget review, management and vendor referrals. Andrea has been planning weddings and events in the Central Florida area for the last twelve years, working for Hilton Hotels and most recently the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Known for her expertise in the Indian Wedding market, she loves planning celebrations of all types and sizes. Since the start of her company in early Fall of 2015, she has worked closely with couples to create an occasion that’s exciting and combines both their style and personality.
Her website displays her logo, a peacock, which was chosen because of its significance to the Pavone name in Italian. She signs off on her ‘About’ page with the heartening quote, “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” This quote is so fitting, because her passion for what she does is inspiring, and it’s evident in the way she talks about her company, her services, and her clients.
Without further ado, get to know Andrea and her company, Pavone Events!
When did you decide you wanted to start up your own business?
I decided I wanted to start my own business over seven years ago. I was working in hotels, planning events and all of my friends kept telling me that I should go out on my own. After twelve years with Hilton Hotels, I finally took the jump into owning my own company and doing what I love. I have had a lot of help and support form my friendors, family and friends.
What is your favorite part about planning weddings?
I love getting to know my couples and being a part of making their vision come to life. Whether we meet at the tail end of the planning process or I’m with them every step of the way, my clients are giving me the opportunity to do what I love. The best compliment I can get is a referral from a client or great feedback that they were happy with their event and our services.
How crucial is day of/month of planning?
The last month is usually the most stressful for our couples. I usually try to have the timelines done at least two weeks prior to the wedding day so they can enjoy the last two weeks of being engaged. Since planning is what we do we are able to guide our clients and make sure all the bases are covered.
How do you keep up with the latest wedding trends?
I follow a lot of different people and boards on social media. Reading articles and networking with some of my favorite vendors are other ways I find inspiration and keep up with the latest trends.
What sets Pavone Events apart?
We are a boutique planning company and I am personally present at all of my weddings. We will not do more than four events a month and we do not do back to back weddings.
How would you describe your style as a wedding planner?
I personally love the more timeless neutral tones, such as champagne, ivory, blush, and metallic. I want to help my couples bring THEIR style to life on their wedding day. I love working with clients on creating a design that fits their personality. Whether it’s a country wedding or a garden affair, we want to be a part of their special day.
What advice do you like to give to newly engaged Brides?
First and foremost, HIRE A PLANNER! I did, and it was the best decision I made. Enjoy your engagement and the planning process. Always remember the reason you are getting married – you love each other and want to spend the rest of your lives together, nothing else matters at the end of the day.
Fun Facts about Andrea:
- The largest wedding I planned was over 900 guests
- In 30 days, I was able to plan a wedding of 500 guests
- I have had a helicopter and an elephant in a wedding before. The bride arrived to the reception on the helicopter and the groom strolled in on the elephant!
- Being the oldest of seven siblings, I have learned to adapt to situations that may arise.
- Last year, I married my better half and hired a planner to do my wedding so I could show up and not have to worry about anything. Best thing I did.
- My husband and I are rebuilding a home, and I have been involved in coordinating all of the details from design to conception. It has been a labor of love.