Richmond Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Silvestro Wedding & Event Planning
Meet Jackie, the owner of Silvestro Wedding & Event Planning, LLC! We don’t know where she finds the time to plan weddings while being part owner of the Green Bay Packers . . .
Tell us a little about your company!
Silvestro Wedding and Event Planning, LLC is a planning and design business providing services to those hosting an event in Virginia. We specialize in wedding day coordination and complete wedding coordination. In addition to organizing, coordinating and executing events, our goal is to become an advocate for our clients to ensure they feel taken care of throughout the duration of their planning process.
How did you get started in this business?
I’ve always been drawn to wedding planning. I was born an organizer, and I always find a solution to any problem. When someone says “impossible,” I find a way around that. What part of this job wouldn’t appeal to me? I had the idea to take this leap several times, but I always stopped myself. Halfway through planning my own wedding, I took the leap of faith and decided to make my dream a reality no matter how crazy I seemed. My husband and I married on October 10th, 2015, and ,y business was launched three days later. I think the passion speaks for itself!
What’s your favorite wedding story??
I have to be cheesy. My favorite is my own. It was the debut of Silvestro Weddings and the day I married my soulmate. I will never forget standing at the top of the stairs waiting to make my entrance, looking at my future husband as the wedding party started in. I stood back far enough so no one could see me, but I had a perfect view of the entire processional. Our son was the last to go down the aisle before me. As soon as I saw his face and looked back at my husband’s, all emotion from this entire journey broke loose and I cried all the way down the aisle. It will be the most memorable moment from any wedding I will ever experience.
Why do you like working with weddings?
Weddings are so pretty! I can organize and execute any event, but I love all the extra details that go into a wedding. The love that goes into weddings set them apart from other events. It’s just a very happy time.
From a vendor’s perspective, what is the one best piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples?
Enjoy your engagement! This is a very special time and usually it doesn’t last for more than a year. Unfortunately, planning a wedding can distract you from it. Remember to take breaks and to remember why you’re planning in the first place.
How far in advance should couples book your services?
Six months to a year is the ideal time to book, especially if you are booking complete wedding coordination. Just remember the quicker your planner is booked, the quicker you can relax.
What inspired you the most / where do you find inspiration?
It sounds very odd, but technology is where I get a lot of inspiration. Technology drives innovation and changes the way we do things. It keeps things interesting. I also love florals. I can stare at flowers and visualize an entire wedding theme!
What do you like to do when you are away from work?
I love to spend uninterrupted time with my family. There is nothing more important.
What would we be surprised to learn about you?
I am a H.U.G.E Green Bay Packers fan! I even own a share of stock, so you can really say I am one of the owners of the Green Bay Packers!
Thank you for answering our questions, Jackie!! If you’d like to learn more about Jackie and how she can help plan your big day, please visit www.silvestroweddings.com.