I DO! Wedding and Event Design
Main Office Location: By Appointment Only
San Francisco - Los Angeles - Chicago
Contact: Julie Nunn
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Service Area: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago areas and worldwide.
Certified By The Guide Reviews(What does this mean?)
“Julie did our wedding and it was fabulous. Top notch. When Julie came on board, it was my happiest day leading to my wedding. She has such style, and she is all about design. She is just so organized and professional!”
“We were thrilled with the entire process. On the day of the event Julie was super calm and kind of just everywhere all at once, overseeing things and checking on all aspects of the ceremony, catering, entertainment. I would absolutely recommend her because she is just very flexible, she gets what you are saying about your likes/dislikes, budget, etc and can make it happen. To this day people still tell us it was the most moving, beautiful, delicious wedding they have attended.”
“I have used I DO! Wedding and Events for 3 different events, including my wedding. We were absolutely thrilled! I have left most everything in Julie’s hands for all three events, from the invitations to the food, flowers and even wine selection! Her taste is flawless. I would never dream of throwing a party without her. What she manages to pull together for the budgets I give her is truly miraculous. She did everything and was worth every penny! Julie is beyond organized. She is a total perfectionist.”
“I have found her to be very talented. Her design concepts are really nice. She can verbalize ideas. She works with very reliable vendors as well.”
“She is grace under fire. She is extremely detailed, more than I’ve known any event planner to be. She conducts the details in a polite, non-aggressive manner. I really feel that she is exceptional.”
Questions and Answers
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work? Fine art, traveling, nature, furniture and accessory stores, and being raised in and around beautiful environments and surroundings.
What makes a wedding memorable for you? The vows and kiss at the altar, amazing toasts, and personal, one of a kind touches.
What have weddings taught you? Life is precious, beautiful, funny and kind.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding? Relax, have fun and we will take care of you.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be? To control the weather and stop time!
What are 3 words that describe your personality? Kind, giving, fun.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art? Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Indiana Jones for movies. For art, anything Picasso, love Miro, Gaughan, and Van Gogh.
What's your favorite quote? Too many to list, but my own is: "Life is short, live it well."
Extracurricular activities: Running, traveling, pottery, painting, hiking.
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead? I'd be an art teacher or a veterinarian.
What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day? Lying in bed!
Tell us about your pets, if you have any. Olive, a chocolate lab and so sweet.
About This Company
Elegant. Stylish. Glamorous. Sparkling. Unprecedented. These are just a few of the ways people describe events planned by Julie Nunn, founder of I DO! Wedding & Event Design. As the second oldest of five children, Julie spent her younger years playing dress up, plotting elaborate slumber parties, and helping her mother and grandmother host sophisticated dinner soirées. “My family is very talented and creative,” says the Los Angeles native. “I planned my sister’s wedding and am proud to have earned her trust.”
She’s also earned the trust of all of her clients, her own highly trained team, and the much-admired network of topnotch professionals that she draws from when the occasion arises. “She circles each event with great vendors and an amazing staff,” says an industry colleague. “You can tell she keeps her finger on the pulse of it all, “says another. “So the clients are happy and the vendors know just what to expect.”
What they’ve all come to expect is nothing short of perfection. Thanks to her background in fine art and interior design, Julie has a penchant for romantic flower arrangements, letterpress save-the-date announcements, and dramatic table settings—all of which have brought her recognition from television networks and numerous publications. Capable, creative, vivacious, dynamic and a brilliant planner, she is known for her organizational acumen, the keenly detailed “blue sheet” she uses to keep projects running like well-oiled machines and a gift for pleasing clients and their guests. “Grace under fire,” is the way a photographer who knows her well describes this delightful visionary. “She’s a total perfectionist,” says a client. “Her taste is flawless. I wouldn’t dream of throwing a party without her.”
“Every wedding and event is a new story,” says Julie. “I love coming up with inventive ideas and making each occasion a reflection of the host.” Whether it’s an outstanding personal celebration, a fabulous fundraiser or a glamorous gala, Julie manages to bring vitality to every affair, to make each participant feel special and to chart a sure course to success. Moving, sumptuous and delicious—events planned and executed by Julie and her staff are reputed to be a feast for the senses. “I want to create a beautiful backdrop for my clients’ amazing once-in-a-lifetime events,” says the popular planner and, by all accounts, that’s just what she does.
She’s known for embellishments that consistently dazzle—like the fireworks and fire dancers that lit up a destination wedding she orchestrated in El Careyes, Mexico. From intimate gatherings, birthdays and showers, to destination events and weddings evocative of old Hollywood glamour (with thousands of exotic orchids and roses, hand-rolled cigars, and apple blossom trees laced with white lights), she makes each affair unforgettable. “The best way to describe my feelings about Julie is to say that if I was getting married, or had a major event, I would hire her in a heartbeat,” says a completely charmed colleague.
“I love to shower my clients with extras,” confides Julie. “But I can’t tell you what they are,” she adds. “I want them to be a surprise.”
Press: I DO! Wedding & Event Design has been featured on WE tv in Platinum Weddings, in C Weddings magazine, Chicago Social Brides, Brides, Daily Candy, San Francisco Bride, Weddings in Houston, Style Me Pretty, 7x7, San Francisco, Marin, The Wedding Chronicles, For Your Bride, Town & Country, and the San Francisco Business Times. They’ve been Certified by Here Comes The Guide since 2005 and Julie Nunn is a Founding Member of WIPA, the Wedding Industry Professionals Association.
I DO! Wedding and Event Design Covers These Areas:Northern California
- East Bay
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- San Francisco
- And other areas by special arrangement.