Art Paper Scissors is lucky to work with incredible vendors and create the most amazing experience for our couples. One such vendor is Gilded Lily Events, a full-service design and planning studio specializing in wedding and love.
We’ve done a Q&A with Paige VanGombos, founder and owner of Gilded Lily Events, based in Red Bank, New Jersey. Paige and her team have been bringing wedding dreams and Pinterest boards to reality for six years, with her eye for romance, beauty and detail. Get to know Gilded Lily and Paige:
APS: You have truly made an incredible name for yourself in the six years you have been part of the wedding design and planning industry. How did you get started?
Paige: I started my business after learning that I truly enjoyed and was good at planning weddings after planning my wedding 7 years ago. After that experience, I was called up for other events for family and friends. I quickly learned that it was the perfect occupation for my personality type and I enjoyed working with clients to bring one of the most memorable days in their lives to life.
APS: Tell us about your design style and aesthetic.
Paige: I strive to create design details that compliment each couple’s style however I find that there is a common thread that is woven through any Gilded Lily Events wedding. I like to combine classic elements with whimsical details. Each wedding is a unique opportunity to create something memorable for both our couples and their guests.
APS: What services do you offer for the bride and groom – from design to florals?
Paige: We focus primarily on weddings and offer full planning, design and day of coordination packages. Our full planning package covers absolutely every thing that you would need to bring your wedding to life both visually and logistically. However, I find that most brides that find me are drawn to our aesthetic so more often than not, choose us for our design services which is by far my favorite part of the planning process.
APS: What advice would you give to a newly engaged couple beginning the planning process, and how to incorporate their theme into their invitation design?
Paige: There is so much advice that I could give but I think that there are two pieces of advice that will help make the process enjoyable. Number one is to celebrate the planning milestones, which will serve as double duty since you will remember to relax and date your fiancé during the process. Finally, there will always be another idea, another pin, another image on Instagram but at a certain point if that detail didn’t occur to you it is not that important and you can go without it.
Invitations are the crux of your wedding design. I always suggest really having a good idea of the design direction and feel of the wedding you are creating before going to your stationer. Once the invitations have been designed, you can take elements from your invitations suite to translate into the escort cards, table numbers, signage to create those cohesive details that truly make your wedding yours.
APS: What is your absolute favorite part of your client’s Big Day?
Paige: I love weddings! I better love them, right?! To be honest, each wedding morning look forward to the potential because all of the work that we have put into the details is finally going to be revealed. I love when my clients finally see how all of our ideas have come to life and they take a deep breath and just enjoy themselves because all the work is behind them. On a personal level, since becoming a parent of a little boy, my favorite moment of the wedding is watching the mother/son dance. I cannot imagine how proud those mothers are.
Get to know more about Gilded Lily Events, and how they can work with you to make your Big Day the absolute best day ever: gildedlilyevents.com!