We have another great business feature here at #Black Southern Belle. Elana Walker is a modern Black Southern Belle doing it all while looking great and staying true to her southern values. As wedding and engagement season is in full swing, we wanted to feature Elana as a go to resource for all things wedding! Get to know a little more about her and her company below:
Savoir-Faire Signature Events
What You Provide:
Wedding Planning & Coordination
Where are you based?
Why did you decide to start a business?
I wanted to be a business owner and I enjoyed event planning. I also wanted to create a service that I didn’t find in my local area.
What is your favorite client story? A bride and groom to be came into my office. The bride met the groom while studying abroad in Brazil. She went to see a ballet and when she walked past him he started singing “You Are So Beautiful”. From there they carried on a long distance relationship that resulted in him proposing and moving to the US. When they met with me, they wanted a wedding that represented them. Artsy and cultural. They wanted a very colorful color scheme so I directed them to the Contemporary Art Musuem here in Raleigh which is all white. We partnered with a florist, to do some beautiful colorful arrangements. The event turned out to be a success.
What is your website?
What is your favorite thing about being southern?
My personality. You get nowhere with a bad attitude but everywhere with a smile.
What is your favorite southern dish?
Shrimp and Grits!!! (We love them too! Can’t get enough)
What is the most important thing you have done to build your business?
Started looking at my company as a business not just as a wedding planning company.
What are your favorite southern brands?
Who doesn’t love a Krispy Kreme donut? (If that light is on, we must get a dozen glazed)
What is your favorite item or piece of clothing to wear/use while doing business?
Flats are a must! And my black blazer keeps a professional touch.
If you are a bride or know any brides in North Carolina please reach out to Elana and the team at Savoir-Faire Signature Events. We are so happy to feature her work and hope she becomes your go to resource for NC Weddings!
Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂