My love for parties began while watching my mother, grandmother and aunt beautify themselves to attend one of my grandfather’s many jazz performances and functions. I couldn’t wait to see the pictures of every event and was blown away with all of the glitz and glamour.
George Buddy Tate (aka Granddaddy) was a jazz heavyweight from the Big Band Era having gained his start from being in Count Basie’s band. Growing up I was introduced to a world of celebrity that I knew I’d be a part of – with great music and lavish parties. I’ve coordinated and designed a plethora of social events and weddings and loved every bit of it. I labor for hours in choosing the right texture of fabric, the perfect linen, the best florals and countless other details that go into creating a flawless event. It’s my passion and what brings me alive!
I specialize in working with today’s bride – she’s extremely busy, career driven and knows what she wants. In addition it has been my pleasure to work with numerous celebrity clients and professional athletes such as Charles Barkley, Snoop Dog, Marcel Shipp, Katt Williams, David Banner and Shawn Marion. Aside from living the glamorous life, I love being with my three curly-haired rambunctious boys Brandon, Bryce & Drew and supremely supportive husband Darryl. My idea of happiness is being surrounded by family and friends, mango margaritas and dark chocolate truffles!