Richmond Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Agape Love Events, LLC
Meet Jasmine, the Owner & Event Planner/Coordinator of Agape Love Events, LLC!
Tell us a little about your company!
Agape Love Events is a premier event planning business that specializes in “month-of/day-of” coordination services for the DIY bride and groom.
How did you get started in this business?
I got started after having the opportunity to coordinate a friend’s wedding three months after I got married. We both were DIY brides and agreed to barter wedding day-of services. I coordinated her wedding and she was our DJ. While coordinating her wedding I was continually asked by the vendors I worked alongside, “Where are your business cards? We’d love to refer you to our clients.” I seriously thought that they were joking. I personally knew how much I enjoyed coordinating weddings, but I found it to be complete confirmation when my friends, their families and vendors all spoke so highly of my services.
What’s your favorite wedding story?
There was a beautiful couple that I worked for who were supposed to get married on the same day a horrible blizzard hit Richmond. Ya’ll, I was terrified because the sweet couple was insisting that they wanted to go forward with the wedding. Unfortunately, many of their vendors were not going to be able to make it to the wedding venue on time because their cars were trapped in their driveways and the governor announced a state of emergency across Virginia. So long story short, we had to reschedule the wedding to a date in February. And guess what? Their wedding day turned out absolutely perfect!
Why do you like working with weddings?
I love coordinating weddings because it allows me to help couples enjoy every second of their celebration with their close friends and family versus worrying about who will sew the bridesmaids dress that accidentally ripped in the back!
From a vendor’s perspective, what is the one best piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples?
I believe it is so important for engaged couples to always remember to focus on nurturing their relationship with their future spouse instead of only focusing on planning the wedding. My hope for all of my couples is that they will have a gorgeous wedding day and enjoy a long healthy marriage!
How far in advance should couples book your services?
I recommend that couples book my services one year to eight months in advance.
What inspires you the most / where do you find inspiration?
I am most inspired by my engaged couples. So many of them are DIY brides and grooms who are juggling grad school, working full-time, or even parenting small children. Knowing how hard they work to plan their dream weddings motivates me to ensure they have the most perfect wedding celebration possible.
What do you like to do when you are away from work?
When I am away from work, I love love love spending quality time with my sweet family (now of four because I gave birth to my second son 8 weeks ago)!! We love our Saturday brunch dance parties and visiting local museums. I also enjoy listening to podcasts, reading devotionals, and reading books about emotional health
What would we be surprised to learn about you?
While studying at Virginia Commonwealth University, I was nominated for the Black History in the Making Award!
Thank you, Jasmine, for chatting with us!! If you would like to learn more about Jasmine and Agape Love Events, please visit www.agapeloveevents.com!