event planner, wedding planner
"Fabulous Events for Fabulous People"
Greetings and thank you for visiting Elegant Experiences by Ericka located in Tallahassee, Florida. My name is Ericka Ravenel and I am the owner and operator. My vision for my business began while planning my own wedding. Since that time I’ve worked hard to duplicate that feeling of euphoria in all my client’s special events. You’ll find that I am just as excited as you are when it comes to planning your special day and you can trust that you too will be left with an Elegant Experience.
As a wife and mother of two very active little boys, I found myself always on the go and planning my day became a necessity. What I also noticed was that no matter the situation, be it a basketball or tee ball banquet or a church or work function, I was always being asked to help coordinate the event…and more importantly I enjoyed doing it! When it came time to plan my own wedding, my husband and I knew we didn’t have a lot of money to spend but we still wanted it to be something special and memorable for the both of us. When it was all said and done, I received so many compliments on how everything turned out and people couldn’t stop asking “how did you do it?” From that experience, a plan was born to build a business and make every effort to deliver an experience for all of my customers that was just as memorable and enjoyable as my own special day.
Here at Elegant Experiences by Ericka, I customize your event according to your special needs. My goal is to make sure that each customer experience is an Elegant Experience that leaves an everlasting memory. I plan birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, corporate events and retreats, anniversary parties, holiday parties, family reunions, weddings and perform day of coordination.
Ericka, or Mrs. “E” as she likes to be called, is nothing short of a miracle worker. With less than a month remaining, I came to her to plan my “40th” birthday celebration and she nailed it! I had no idea what I wanted and wasn’t even sure if planning such a large party was even feasible with such short notice but she assured me that not only could we do it but that it would be a celebration like nothing I’d experienced before…and boy did she deliver. She came up with a 90’s theme and everything from the decorations to the DJ playing all of my favorite 90’s tunes was nothing short of spectacular. She even invited friends and family from out of town that I hadn’t seen in years. In all, I was very impressed with her professionalism and the efficiency at which she worked. They say it’s all “downhill” once you hit the big 4-0 but she proved that for me the party has just begun! Thanks again Mrs. E for making this a fun-filled day I’ll always remember!!! 09/13/2013
When I started planning my wedding, Ericka was right by my side to give advise and to help me in whatever area of planning I needed. I told her I needed a DJ and she told me not worry, not only did she find me a DJ but she negotiate a deal with for me all I had to do was pay him and tell him what music to play. Also, on the day of my wedding she step in and basically help the photographer get organized for photos. I didnt ask she just did it. Thats the type of person she is. She is a planner, helper, negotiate and shows great compassion for what she does. Any party I plan I always call on Ericka, she has connections and will get in done in less than 30 days!!! 11/5/2011
Dear Ericka, Both Sharal and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job you did in planning her 62nd birthday celebration. Though you only had a few days to organize the event, we had a great time celebrating with friends and families. The invite, cake and coordinating colors were perfect for the occasion. The restaurant selected was very appropriate and the staff was friendly, attentive and catered to our needs. We are sincerely grateful to you for making this event a memorable occasion. 3/14/2014