…You realize that there are literally a million details that need to be considered and that’s when the overwhelm and panic of “how am I going to get it all done” sets in. Luckily, there are resources to help so that you can still plan the most incredible event without sacrificing your precious time and energy!
and that’s where we come in...
I GET IT, PLANNING AN EVENT, CONFERENCE, MEETING, OR WEDDING SOUNDS “FUN” UNTIL…
MY NAME IS JACQUELINE AND I AM THE CEO OF SUNRAE PLANNING
I loves planning kick-ass events, going to spin classes and am a major fan of all things flowers. I believe that just about anything can be solved with a fruity martini and a spreadsheet and if that doesn’t work, its possible you’ll find me watching Gilmore Girls while binging hot honey pepperoni + pineapple pizza (my latest addiction.) I am engaged to a handsome fella named Ed and the only thing I doesn’t like about him is having to learn a new signature when she takes on his last name…. K’s in cursive are HARD! I love letting him plan their vacations to exotic places and also helps him run a Greek + Italian restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I run on everything except caffeine but mostly chocolate cake and Texas Pride. I am a gifted napper, flower whisperer, and calendar organizer but I sucks at sending Holiday cards…. Hey, you can’t be great at everything! If you are overwhelmed, hate handling logistics, have no interest in planning an awesome event (or preserving the flowers from one!)… YOU ARE MY PEOPLE! I can’t wait for you to get all the credit + compliments for the next vibrant event that we… cough cough…. I mean “YOU” plan.
TO BE TOTALLY HONEST, I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I WOULD BE AN ENTREPRENEUR.
NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT
Should I admit that? Maybe not. But it's the truth! I knew that I loved logistics and planning because my brain is wired that way and it’s something that I’ve always been good at. Make a career out of it, absolutely…. but starting my own business seemed a little far-fetched.
Over the last 9+ years, I have been on all sides of the event industry….catering manager, conference registration assistant, venue coordination, wedding planner, meeting planner, and convention sales manager. From this, I have a unique perspective because I understand multiple sides of an event and this is exactly why I was able to start my own business.
I have a passion for what I’m doing, I have the tools + experience to do it well, and I have the resources to figure out anything that I don’t know.
BUT, WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT SUNRAE PLANNING WITHOUT A MAJOR SHOUT OUT TO MY TEAM OF COORDINATORS
I have the best team and they love this industry with the same heart and soul that I do ad will take care of your coordination needs with as much passion and attention-to-detail. I have personally seen these ladies FREAKING HUSTLE to make sure everything is ready to go for your event, stay one step ahead when it comes to your curated timeline, and go above and beyond to serve our clients!
WHEN YOU’RE IN THE HANDS OF AN SRP COORDINATOR, YOU ARE IN THE BEST HANDS!
Our work for wedding/elopement clients have been featured in several publications including Utah Valley Bride and Rocky Mountain Bride with social media features on @sohitched and @ruedesinebridal. I was also a guest speaker on the “Regret-Free Weddings Podcast”
THE CALM BEFORE THE CHAOS, THE ANXIOUS FEELINGS OF ANTICIPATION, THE LAST-MINUTE DETAIL FIXES, THE FINAL ROLE CALL + SOUND CHECK….. IT’S GO TIME!
THERE IS A MAJOR ADRENALINE RUSH THAT HAPPENS ON EVENT DAYS AND I LIVE FOR THOSE MOMENTS.
WE ARE AN EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN COORDINATING VIBRANT EXPERIENCES THAT UNIQUELY REPRESENT OUR CLIENTS STORY AND VALUES. The best feeling in the world for me? Seeing my clients being able to CREATE MEMORIES during their event because everything happening behind the scenes hasn’t event crossed their minds.
We’ve spent months or even years planning for this moment and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing it come together. You know what else I about this industry? The people. Every single client has their own story, their own values, their own idea of the ‘perfect experience’ and our team plays a huge role in making those experiences vibrant + memorable. As friends and/or colleagues come together at an event, I get to witness memories-in-the-making and know that I helped make that happen….THAT FEELING is the most powerful feeling in the world. and seeing that is a constant reminder that I love what I do.
LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
I ALWAYS HAVE WATER AND ABOUT 5 OPEN DRINKS AROUND ME BECAUSE I’M PARANOID ABOUT GETTING DEHYDRATED
MY BIG- CRAZY FAMILY MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND IF YOU COME AFTER THEM, YOU COME AFTER ME.
I HAVE SECRET DREAM OF SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT A MAJOR SPORTING EVENT…PREFERRABLY A TEXAS RANGERS GAME.
GILMORE GIRLS IS MY FAVORITE SHOW AND I WATCH IT EVERY FALL… IT JUST FEELS LIKE THE RIGHT TIME!
THE GYM IS MY ‘ME TIME’ AND A HUGE PRIORITY TO ME. I LOVE SPIN, KICKBOXING, AND WEIGHT CLASSES.
I’LL TAKE MINT BROWNIES OR CHOCOLATE CAKE OVER JUST ABOUT ANY DESSERT
I’VE DONE A LOT OF HIKING + BACKPACKING BUT I’M STILL UNDECIDED ON WHETHER I ENJOY IT HAHA
SECRETLY WISH I HAD A STRONGER TEXAS ACCENT SO I REPRESENT… #TEXASPRIDE
CREATING + MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL SHIPS. COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION EVERY SINGLE TIME.
YOU HAVE A VISION BUT NEED HELP EXECUTING AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR.
We THRIVE on logistics and can’t wait to see what vibrant experiences we can create together!