Event Specialist Courtney Haskell, has a passion for executing the perfect event. The more formal the better for this Massachusetts native. It’s no surprise that Courtney’s style and The State Room are a perfect match. Courtney dishes on her event style, favorite details and turning events into 5 Star fetes.
My event style can be best described as classic and sophisticated with impeccable attention to detail. I am attracted to décor that is clean and chic with a touch of playful. Lately I have been drawn to all whites and anything that glitters – whether a romantic arrangement full of baby’s breath or a room washed in sparkling (LED!) candles.
Born and raised in Massachusetts I also love New England’s changing seasons and will often use them as inspiration – for example a pumpkin re-purposed as a vase or crystal sugar made to look like snow on a wedding cake. My favorite events are formal affairs that encourage guests to dress up and enjoy being glamorous for the evening. From décor to menu to service – I aim to make my bride and groom, as well as each and every guest attending, feel like royalty for a night.
While décor is always an important facet of every wedding, the details can also be found in service – such as a bridal attendant with hairspray before you even ask or a wedding band singer who mysteriously knows your sister’s favorite song. Regardless of how many times I watch I am endlessly impressed by our fabulous synchronized service and its ability to always wow our guests. A beautiful room is important, but thoughtful and attentive staff are essential in executing a first-class event. Service and attention to detail are what set my events, and Longwood Events, apart from any other.
One of my great passions, and what originally attracted me to the event industry, is food. I love trying new restaurants and will always order the most interesting or unusual thing on the menu. I like to bring this sense of adventure and creativity to my menu planning with brides and grooms. My absolute favorite course, however, is dessert! Cupcakes, macarons, cake-pops and anything and everything chocolate. And don’t forget the champagne – nothing puts me in the mood for a wedding celebration more than a glass of bubbly.
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