If exquisite and elegant describe your dream day, Stephanie Middleton of Middleton Events might be your dream vendor! We sat down with this Austin wedding planner at The Commune to find out all about her planning process, where she finds inspiration and how she nails down a style. Speaking of style, we love Middleton Events’ signature timeless, classic style, as evident in this tablescape complete with Marquee Events rentals, stationery by Design to Flourish and a show-stopping arrangement by Flora Fetish.
Stephanie’s goal is to always make sure her clients can be completely present on their special day, which means she’s sweating the small stuff and taking care of every detail. Want to know more? Keep scrolling!
Photos // April Mae Creative
How would you sum up your planning process?
“When it comes to planning weddings, our goal at Middleton Events is to provide a fun, and stress-free planning process where all the details are curated and precisely executed to reflect what our client is envisioning. By doing this, we guarantee each event runs seamlessly from start to finish. We take pride in being very thorough and attentive listeners in order to exactly understand our clients’ vision and style. Once we’ve gathered all the necessary details, we provide our clients with the tools to make their wedding vision grow from concept to fulfillment! We want to honor each of our clients’ personalities and style throughout their wedding day. By being very involved and taking the time to get to know our clients, we are able to provide the experience they want and deserve!”
Tell us about the design for this tablescape:
“When creating my design, I was given the opportunity to shape what my dream wedding would resemble. My tablescape inspiration stemmed from an ethereal garden, focusing on neutral tones and a play on texture. I envisioned my design to reflect romance and femininity. I wanted the main color palette to be creams, taupes, whites and greens. My goal was for the design to display nature in its beauty.”
How do you create a cohesive wedding design?
“The greatest way in which I make my wedding designs cohesive is by creating a mood board. I pull facets of the entire wedding day and highlight how everything from something as seemingly simple as the bouquet to the wedding reception tie together. I feel it’s paramount to have a common style, color palette & vision throughout the whole day in order to achieve unified elegance.”
What do you love most about being a planner?
“One of the most beloved aspects of being a wedding planner is getting to develop close knit relationships with my clients. When I invest time in each of my couples, it allows me to learn what’s important to them. In return, this makes me a better planner by ensuring I have taken the time to prioritize and apply their wants and needs into their special day. It’s an honor to be selected to take on such a significant responsibility of planning a wedding. I want to make sure the implementation comes out precisely the way the couple has envisioned one of the most extraordinary days of their life to be.”
Where do you find inspiration?
“My inspiration for design comes from fashion, world cultures, and patterns seen from year to year. I want my designs to be classic, but also evolve as trends circulate. I want my designs to resonate with all types of clientele. My inspiration and drive for my career development are rooted in my family. They are my foundation and encourage me to do my best every day! They are my ‘why.’ I aspire to be the role model for my children that enables them to realize they can achieve anything they want through diligent work and perseverance. My motto is inspire, encourage and dream!”
What should a couple expect when working with you?
When someone books with us, they can expect to receive unwavering dedication, professionalism, kindness and guidance. We pride ourselves on receiving a concept from our clients and dedicating all efforts to find the best vendors and resources to transform their vision to reality.