Owner • Floral Designer • Certified Wedding & Event Planner
As one of the area’s most sought after Austin Texas wedding planners, I have had a love for weddings and events ever since I was a little girl. The intricate process that goes into planning & designing a singular event and working closely with a client to make sure each detail is planned perfectly are only a couple of reasons why I love this business so much!
I attended Texas Lutheran University where I received a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and a minor in Public Relations. At TLU, I gained my first insight into event planning when I joined the international business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. This experience, along with my lifelong love for weddings and events, has guided me on my endeavors to pursue my calling in this field.
Upon graduating from TLU, I decided to continue my education at the QC School of Event and Wedding Planning where I received my certification as an International Event and Wedding Planning Professional (IEWP). I then proceeded to follow my dreams of owning my own business as a wedding and event coordinator, floral designer, and destination wedding planner and this is where iLove Wedding & Event Design was created.
I am very passionate about the unique design that goes into each planning process. The thought of helping a client as they plan their dream event and assisting them every step of the way has always been a dream of mine. I love the special energy that surrounds a couple as they are planning their big day, or the secretive process that goes into planning an extravagant surprise party. Every event has its own special touch, and it is very important to me to provide a sense of trust and dependability so my clients can relax and enjoy the experience.
I absolutely love this business and I can’t wait to help you plan an event that you will cherish for a lifetime!
Little things “iLove” most — God. My husband. Spending time with my family. Being outdoors. Sporting events. New York. Traveling. Baking. Spending time with friends. Whole Foods. Laughing. Watching movies. The color pink. Making people laugh. Home cooked meals. Comfortable clothes. Notre Dame. Volleyball. Chocolate. Washington DC. Texas Lutheran University (Go Bulldogs!). Alpha Kappa Psi. My Two Labradors (Bella & Max). Exercising. Cafés. How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days (the movie). Vanilla malts. Flying. Exploring new cities. Relaxing. Julia Roberts. Vegas. Being creative. Music. Taking on challenges. Enjoying life!
Certified Lead Wedding & Event Planner NYC
Melissa Harrington is iLove’s New York wedding and event planner. Melissa’s love for weddings and events began when she was a small girl growing up in Massachusetts. From a young age, her outgoing personality with friends and neighbors on the block earned her the unofficial title of “street mayor,” and she was tapped in to every social event going on in town.
Melissa was a student senator at Hartwick College in upstate New York, and was always involved in planning a myriad of college events, working budgets, and helped raise $60,000 for the Relay for Life event. Melissa also studied at American University in Washington D.C. where she met Chelsea Steffek on the planning committee for the American University Washington Semester Program, and the two quickly became great friends.
Upon graduating, Chelsea returned to her home town in Luling Texas and founded iLove Wedding and Event Design, while Melissa persued a career in television.
Melissa landed many jobs working for production companies learning the ins and outs of planning film shoots and putting together packaged films for clients. With a background working in television/post production and a love for wedding and events, Melissa was able to take all of her skills and use them at iLove. Melissa is not only a certified wedding and event planner, but she is also a photographer, videographer, an experienced editor working on live shows, and she is great at communicating and working with people.
Whether it is planning an event, a wedding, or the production of your wedding video, Melissa knows how important the details are and how to help you every step of the way to make your event perfect!
iLove offers a variety of packages to meet the needs of every client’s budget and we hope that if you are in the NY or MA area, that you reach out to meet Melissa and work with iLove’s team of fantastic/certified planners. We hope you get to work with Melissa in the near future, call us for a free consultation!