Where It All Started
Our vision is to be a one-stop resource for our client family! We want to be the go-to when you want to provide your guests with an event that is unique, extraordinary, and exciting! Whatever you are thinking about, we will design it for you and connect you with our network of tried-and-true vendors that complement our services. Professionally and lasting memorable events is our commitment to you!
Our Mission Statement
A Friend's Touch Events are devoted to helping our client family with every detail of their events from beginning to end...planning to the final piece of confetti lands on the ground! We strive to make our name synonymous with spectacular, meaningful, and the highest of quality events. No matter what your budget, we strive to assist our client family with the best possible resources!
Our Code of Ethics
A Friend's Touch strives to present each client with honest, fair treatment in a very efficient and timely manner. We will provide our clients with fair and clear contracts, written estimates of our services, and reasonable rates for our services. We will treat all of our clients respectfully, professionally, and honestly throughout our entire working relationships!
A Friend's Touch Events started as a custom-designed wedding attire company after the owner graduated with a degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Virginia Commonwealth University. With an additional degree obtained in Accounting, the owner has been able to help our clients optimize their budgets, and get the best deals through our expertise in contract negotiation with our vendors. Through extensive training and also becoming a Certified Wedding Specialist through Weddings Beautiful Worldwide, the owner led A Friend's Touch into its growth as a full-service special events management and design business in 1997! In 2009, we added the distinction of Certified Destination Weddings Specialist to our menu...helping those brides who want to sweep their guests away to a beautiful tropical location for their special day!
For each event, A Friend's Touch Events ensures that the best team of wedding assistants are put together to carry out our clients' visions from concept to fabulous reality! We've always had a deep passion for organizing and planning, and we believe that every special event deserves to be stunning. With this philosophy in mind from the start, A Friend's Touch Event Management has since gained many valuable connections with industry-leading experts and vendors. We’ll work day and night to guarantee that your next event will be filled with unforgettable moments.
Very proud to announce, we acquired our designation of ACCREDITED EVENT DESIGNER from IWed Global's Institute of Wedding & Event Design and the North American Academy of Wedding and Event Planning in October 2019! We can now provide our clients with the latest techniques in event decor design--pipe and draping, ceiling draping, wall draping, table skirting, and so much more!
We have been extremely busy during 2020...training to learn all the latest trends and techniques in the event industry so that we can provide you will the BEST ideas for your events! We decide to take our decor design skills to an advanced level and acquired our accreditation as a Master Level Accredited Special Event Designer (ASED+M) from a collaboration between the Institute of Wedding and Event Design (IWED) and the North American Academy of Wedding and Event Planning. Then, I received another certification from the Wedding Academy as a Certified Wedding Stylist!
OUR LISTING OF CREDENTIALS TO GIVE YOU
THE BEST EVENT COORDINATION & MANAGEMENT POSSIBLE!!!
Accredited Special Event Design Master (ASED+M), IWed Global
Accredited Event Designer (AED), IWed Global
Certified Event Stylist (CES), the North American Wedding Academy
Certified Wedding Specialist (CWS), Weddings Beautiful Worldwide
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
advanced skills in contract negotiations and interpretation
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design and Merchandising
Bachelor of Science, Accounting