A professional wedding planner aims to make every Big Day go right with her couture wedding planning services. Click here to read more.
Elisa MacKenzie is inspired by the quote “Find something you love to do and then how to make a little money doing it.”
“Over 20 years ago, I was involved in every company picnic, year-end party, and awards banquet wherever I was,” she explain. “I did every social event at church. Then, in 1996, I read an article about wedding and event planning and I jumped right in.”
Today, MacKenzie is the Owner and Lead Planner of Elegant Events by Elisa, a professional event planning company based in Cincinnati that specializes in couture wedding day and event coordination.
“I decided from the start I wanted to focus on the private and social side of event planning,” she says. “I joined the Association of Bridal Consultants and worked to gain as much experience, education, and expertise as I possibly could if I were to deserve to take on the responsibility of one of the most important — and expensive — days in someone’s life.”
With more than 20 years under her belt with Elegant Events by Elisa, she still ensures that she’s very hands-on with every project.
She says that she loves what she does and she’s very skilled at it, which makes her even more confident in saying she makes “dreams come true” for clients.
MacKenzie has been a Master Wedding Planner since 2006 and earned her certified special event professional distinction back in 2008.
When a client chooses Elegant Events by Elisa, they don’t choose from packages, but rather a custom proposal, MacKenzie explains. “Every event is as unique as the bride or groom themselves,” she adds. “We work as the conductor for the amazing orchestra of vendors you have.”
The team at Elegant Events by Elisa works to handle all of the little, and not so little, issues that may arise in the wedding planning process.
“Our focus is logistics,” she adds. “We make the event happen. We appreciate the beauty and often event assist with that, but when comes down to it, it’s the flow of the entire day. And we just love to spoil our clients rotten that day – of all days, this is the day they deserve it!”
When brides and grooms choose to work with Elegant Events by Elisa, they’ll find that what MacKenzie is the most proud of is what she brings to the table in terms of her talents and credentials.
“I have spent years becoming the best planner I can be, investing large sums of money and time into my expertise,” she says. “I attend, even now, at least three educational conferences a year.”
MacKenzie says that she also stays at the cutting edge of the bridal industry for her clients.
The team at Elegant Events by Elisa has a member who has been with the business for 19 years, another for 10 years, and another for six years.
“Due to this, we can offer our clients so much expertise and coverage on wedding day,” says MacKenzie. “We have found a niche that we offer to our clients in our couture wedding coordination, think between ‘day of’ services and ‘full service’ planning, and this level of consultation and coordination is unique to the city.”
MacKenzie says there’s always something new on the horizon for Elegant Events by Elisa. She says that this year, the business will focus on the increase of technology in the industry and using tools like virtual reality and artificial intelligence.