Love Is in the Details at Christina Gillon Events
April 17, 2013 by Jill Tanner
From borrowed to blue, to old and new, Christina Gillon has the eye for detail and the calm charm to plan and create the wedding of your dreams. Christina and her team style weddings that are personalized, gorgeous, creative and chic. Adding "je ne sais quoi" to wedding days is what Christina Gillon Events is all about.
Christina grew up in Toronto and moved down South for high school and college. She spent five years in advertising in Atlanta and decided she was ready for a change. She moved to SoWal in 2006 and began a new job planning events. When the company she worked for changed course, Christina saw it as an opportunity to strike out on her own. Her passion for planning and the enjoyment she derives from being in the epicenter of love and happiness fueled her dream.
In 2008, Christina started Fete Weddings. She has a knack for marketing and is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who is always looking for ways to exceed customer’s expectations. Christina Gillon Events has five people on staff. Annie Lockamy, another planner, helps Christina with the day-to-day planning from start to finish of each event. The rest of the team comes in on the day of the event to assist Christina and Annie as they bring it all together.
Photo by Tec Petaja Wedding Photography
Planning even the smallest wedding can take up to 75 hours. The wedding planning process can be intense and time consuming if taken on by anyone other than a professional. Christina and her team make sure the bride, groom, and their families have nothing to worry about, from the engagement until the bride and groom are swept away on their honeymoon.
Christina never gives the couple too much to decide at once, but these all-important decisions must be made – from venue to the florist, caterer, and photographer. The rest of the details from hair and makeup to music and officiant are also planned over time.
You know the saying “the devil is in the details?” Well, Christina and her team never miss a detail. The little things like how to make 'save the dates', when to send invitations, and other reminders and tasks one may be unaware of, are overseen and managed by Christina.
Periodic reminders are sent out to the couple to check in and make sure everything is on track. Although it is helpful to have at least six months to plan, Christina has put on a spectacular wedding with just five weeks notice.
Photo by Lauren Kinsey Photography
Christina Gillon Events was the recipient of the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards for 2010-2012 as well as The Knot's Best of Weddings. Christina Gillon Events has also been featured in Southern Living and also nationally recognized by Weddings Unveiled, Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Wire, and Weddings Illustrated.
Getting married should be the happiest time of a couple's life. Christina Gillon Events takes the stress away by handling the vendors, timing, bridal party, and every tiny facet to ensure a smooth and beautiful day that the couple will remember the rest of their lives.
Annie Lockamy and Christina Gillon