When I started my first event planning business, Always Planned, in the fall of 2007, I had no idea what I was doing. Over the next 12 years I became educated in all things wedding, events, hospitality, and learned how to take the overall event experience to an entirely different level.
In 2010, I created Simply Love Studio as the ultimate resource for both wedding professionals and engaged couples alike. We hosted networking events and industry specific workshops to help vendors grow and expand their businesses, as well as exciting parties, events and educational sessions for couples to help them find the right suppliers. A total Win-Win!
Today, I’m using my 12+ years of industry insight and expertise to bring you the Lúnasa Collective. I’m focused on creating a supportive community and I’m giving you the tools and resources you need, so you always deliver a beautiful “Instagram worthy” wedding–without driving yourself crazy in the process.
Imagine the collective minds from the areas most talented and creative wedding planners? I’m not a pushy salesperson, but I can tell you that this is going to be a game-changer for some of you and I’m thrilled to be able to support you, encourage you and inspire you to think bigger.
Are you ready? I am!
Lúnasa Collective is an exclusive invitation-only group of established wedding planners and designers located within 100 miles of Cincinnati, Ohio—limited to 12 members.
We’ve gone beyond simply networking and created a safe environment to voice concerns, discuss obstacles/opportunities and encourage one other during the highs and lows of owning our own businesses.
It’s a group of like-minded women interested in standing out and determined to compete with their more “full-service” competitors.
When you join the Collective, you’ll receive invitations to members-only events such as our 3-day annual retreat, regular roundtable discussions, special VIP events, and much more. In addition, you’ll have exclusive access to Lunasa’s growing inventory of event rentals, design elements and floral services, which are otherwise reserved for our elite clientele.
But, the Collective is much more than just access—it’s a sisterhood of like-minded women who “get it” and understand life in the insane world of working in the event industry.
So, if you’re ready to scale up, go big, or simply like the idea of having exclusive access to unique inventory, we invite you to apply now. Membership is limited to 12 people.
So much more than just a networking group. It’s:
Bi-Monthly Newsletter, where we get real about our goals, projects, issues + life.
Monthly Video Chat to address the latest happenings, wins, losses, and steps towards reaching our goals.
Quarterly Styled Dinner Parties set perfectly for a relaxed, intimate, discussion about how we can improve our business and deal with the countless issues we have coming at us on a regular.
“White Box” Floral, rental and design partner with Lúnasa Events, giving you the ability to expand your offerings, add more profit and have more control over your events.
Access to our exclusive rental inventory and custom fabricated decor elements.
A collection of strong business women who can help you through any challenge, offer advice and listen.
Annual 3-Day Retreat: held in March of each year.
BONUS: Ever need an office space, meeting space, co-working space, or area to present your designs? Our new office in Northern Kentucky is available just for you.
Lúnasa Collective is evolving all of the time. And, as we listen to our members, our group will evolve to best suit their needs.
Q. WHAT IS LUNASA COLLECTIVE?
A. The Collective is an invitation-only group of wedding planners who are excited about their business, value having a solid support system of like-minded professionals, and are serious about going places in their business—all while supporting others! Plus they get exclusive access to our catalog of rentals, high-end florals, and custom fabrication.
Q. ARE THERE MEETINGS?
A. You bet! But, they are not really meetings. Imagine a highly-styled dinner party with some serious event planners... Each “meeting” offers a topic of discussion led by Rayna in an intimate setting with gorgeous décor, flowing champagne, and a relaxed conversation about business. We plan these quarterly.
Q. HOW DO I QUALIFY?
A. The key requirement is that you believe in “leading by lifting” and don’t fall prey to the cattiness that can often affect our industry. Other than that, you also must be established (2+ years) and book an average of 8 weddings each year, with budgets of $30k and be located within 100 miles of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Q. WHAT IF I’M STILL NOT SURE THIS IS FOR ME?
A. No problem at all! You can call Rayna directly at 859.619.1841 to speak with her about her background and to learn more.
ONCE YOU APPLY, WE WILL REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION AND LET YOU KNOW VIA EMAIL THE NEXT STEPS.