It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and vendors, and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
When people ask “what do you do”, how do you answer?
Wedding styling and planning takes coordination to another level from design inspiration to vendor curation and referrals, working with your floral and stationery designers, choosing linen and table centerpieces, prop and detail sourcing, right up to the installation on your wedding day, and much more. Our main focus is to guide the whole look and feel of your event, ensuring that your supplier team is on the same page, working collaboratively to create a cohesive flow of your wedding aesthetic and style, and bring all the design elements together on your wedding day. Beyond helping you find the perfect vendor team, the extras provided in the Full Planning package include budget management and a customized wedding checklist. You will have unlimited assistance from start to finish for a smooth planning experience!
What did you do before this?
With a degree in Marketing, I was working in the tourism industry in Orlando. The last position I held was at the Orlando Premium Outlets. I planned two charity fashion shows, one for Make-A-Wish and one for Susan G Koman. Planning all the details including the clothing, models, sponsors, decor, and press, etc. really lit a passion in me that I had for events. What better industry to be involved in than weddings where two people express their love and commitment to one another. I had to make the switch!
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
I first got my taste for weddings working under another Wedding Planner in 2016. I loved it so much, I decided to start my own company in 2017. It has been such an amazing experience!
What is the best compliment you have received from your clients?
I will never forget a wedding I coordinated last December at Sydonie Mansion. The couple was the sweetest ever and the wedding went very well. The next morning, I sent the family some photos and videos that I captured during their day. Minutes later, the mother of the groom called me crying happy tears over the footage I sent and told me how thrilled she was that they hired me to coordinate the wedding. She mentioned how wonderful everything came out and the whole family commented on what a great wedding it was. She stated that they couldn’t have done it without me. Needless to say, I am now planning her daughter’s wedding to take place next March at the Dr. Phillips Center of Performing Arts. I have now been deemed the “family planner” and it feels so good!
What types of events do you specialize in?
At Sparkleigh Productions, we help couples from all backgrounds. We love colors! Whether it’s all white or involves every color of the rainbow, we are not too shy to be bold! Fun themes and color schemes are our specialties. We also love producing experiential events, providing thrills for your quests. Whether it may be including an elephant, belly dancer, lion dance, cigar roller, live painter, arcade games, etc. You name it, we can find it for you!
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
We take pride in having our couples trust us with the flow of the wedding planning process. For the best planning experience, our couples look to us for our expertise in finding best practices, guidance on proper vendor solutions, and out of the box design ideas for their special day. Our goal is to produce a celebration unlike the one that you have ever seen before, one that is uniquely yours!
Tell us about some of your package options.
Sparkleigh Productions handles everything from day-of help to full event production including decor and vendor selection. Enjoy your moment while we take care of every detail. We can customize a package to fit your needs and are adding services to the portfolio regularly. We service the state of Florida and are willing to travel wherever you wish to celebrate!
The best piece of advice for brides or grooms.
Enjoy your engagement! Don’t try to rush the process and get overwhelmed. I provide all of my couples with a checklist to keep them on track for managing projects each month leading up to the big day. Set aside some private moments alone with your fiancee. Also, take some time to observe your guests enjoying themselves – it may be your favorite part of the night!
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
Where do we begin? At first, we were planning on doing our wedding without a planner, but there were just some things we couldn’t figure out so we ended up calling around for different planners. Casie was the first one we met with and after meeting several other planners, we ended up going with Casie and utilized her event styling and coordination.
We’re so happy we chose Casie, she was a real pleasure to work with, professional, always on time, and sweet. She was well worth her weight in gold and made sure our magical day was flawless. She helped ensure our florals were exactly what we had envisioned, helped guide us with the details and setup of our lighting and chair rentals, helped us with our seating chart and other little fine details that we just can’t think of. On our wedding day, she helped orchestrate and direct our wedding with the help and cooperation of other vendors and she was wonderful! Our day was perfect and went off without a hitch, and if you’re reading this definitely give her a call, she’s well worth it and wonderful to work with! Thank you Casie =)” – Fionah & Mike, The Balcony Orlando
“I would 100% recommend Casie at Sparkleigh Productions to help you through the craziness that is wedding planning! We originally didn’t think we needed a planner, but as you go through the process, you quickly realize there is so much to coordinate and stay on top of and that is where Casie came in! She is super friendly and professional and very on the ball which is all the things you want in a wedding planner!
We hired Casie for day-of coordination, but that didn’t limit her services to just the wedding day! We met with her three times to go over the timeline, the song-list, the wedding party, where the decor should be, everything! She even came out to our venue to meet with me and the venue coordinator so that she had everything down to the minute on her day-of timeline. She came all the way to Howey-in-the-Hills for our rehearsal and walked us through everything. She is incredibly detail-oriented and thought of things you wouldn’t think about so that your ceremony goes smoothly and avoid looking awkward up at the alter. From how to hold your hands, to the spacing of the wedding party, to how the father gives away the bride. These are things you don’t think you need to rehearse, but you really do!
Our guests said it was the most romantic ceremony they had ever attended. Casie and her assistant did such an amazing job keeping things on track and making sure everyone was where they should be at the right times. It made for such a stress-free day! I’m so happy that we chose Sparkleigh to help with the wedding because they took so much of the confusion and unknown out of the equation and the wedding was so much fun!! I know the clean-up was such a huge part of it and I know they worked their tails off gathering all personal items and gifts from the wedding and tidying the ready rooms and making sure it all got back safe and sound while we got to enjoy our wedding reception! Adam and I want to thank Sparkleigh Productions so very much for all their hard work and attention leading up to the wedding and especially the day of!! ” – Grace & Adam, Mission Inn
“Simply put… I highly recommend that you hire Casie. We first met over Skype last year (I’m from the UK) to discuss our destination wedding in Orlando and over the course of 12 months, we felt very much in safe hands. Casie made us feel at ease as the wedding got closer, and ensured all was in place for when we arrived in October this year for our big day.
Casie was professional, highly competent, and also an absolute sweetheart! She whipped our wedding party and guests into shape to ensure our day ran as smoothly as possible, whilst also giving us the freedom to do things our way and adapting to what was best for us at the moment. Casie took care of all the details that I’d missed and coordinated everything on my wedding day so I could relax, get ready and drink Champagne. Hire Sparkleigh Productions if you want great service at an affordable rate! Thanks so much, Casie, from me and my HUSBAND! 😉 xxx” Cate & Altu, Cypress Grove