Service is my love language.
ABOUT MEGGIE FRANCISCO
After a decade of experience in hospitality and business consulting, I planned several weddings for friends and discovered my passion. In our technology-crazed world, I have found that events may very well be our last hope for being completely present with the ones we love. I’ve always cared about creating special experiences, and weddings allowed me to do so at a whole new depth. My friends began to refer their friends, and before I knew it, I had a wedding planning firm. Six years later, I'm honored to have been a part of the beginning of dozens of families.
I believe my clients' wedding days should revolve completely around their relationships. I love to handle the vendors, the timelines, the budgeting, and all the other elements that make weddings stressful. Service is my love language. I’ve executed dozens of flawless weddings, but that’s not what makes me most proud of my work. What makes me fulfilled are the many friendships I’ve gained with my darling clients and their families.
When I'm not working on my darling clients' weddings, I love to be outdoors with my husband Matt and our energetic husky dogs, Sasha and Lobo. I also enjoy hopping on planes to explore new places whenever I get the chance. My favorite guilty pleasure is hotel breakfast room service. Life is way too short to not order up an amazing eggs Benedict with a fresh pot of coffee in bed once in a while. And if a mimosa shows up too, I won’t complain!
MINIMALIST WEDDING PHILOSOPHY
I specialize in providing competent leadership and elegant design through a minimalist destination wedding planning process.
By minimalist, I don't mean barren or plain: I only mean that I steer my to couples focus on the most impactful elements of the day to create an inviting environment without going overboard. I give them permission to relax and let go of outdated traditions. I help them to understand they may only need to do 2 of the 20 stressful things a wedding magazine insists they must do if they don't want to face eternal social judgment (Spoiler: You won't believe number 5!).
Surprisingly, this leads to a much more luxurious aesthetic than trying to accomplish everything on the Pinterest board!
I believe in this approach because I am on a conscious journey to simplify life and focus on meaningful experiences and relationships, and I want to share that with my clients. A marriage is something to be celebrated, and it should feel beautiful. I love working with artists who will surround my clients with care, and who are passionate about a fine art approach to flowers or an elegant paper technique. But I also believe that enthusiasm for these elements needs to be grounded. We should select each component based on what makes the couple truly happy, not on what the wedding industry tells them they "should" do. At all times, we need to remember that the true investment is the marriage, not the wedding day.
I act as the main point of contact for all aspects of the event, providing design vision and project management from start to finish. I started my business in Dallas, Texas and I’m now based in Columbus, Ohio. I serve local clients as well as clients all over the world, and I’m well versed in destination wedding planning! I hope you will contact me so we can get to know each other and create the most beautiful day together.
When designing weddings, I believe in starting with the old real estate adage: "Location, location, location!" When my couples select wedding locations that match their personality and style - whether that’s in Columbus, Ohio or abroad in Italy - an elegant decor strategy comes together organically, without fuss.
To learn more or to get started planning your event together, please visit the contact page!