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KIERSTIN SCHUPACK

Founder & Lead Planner

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I founded Lovely Day Events in 2015 following 10 years of working in fine arts. What started as a degree in theatre direction, running a large-scale film festival and passion for entertaining, atmosphere and ambiance transformed into a love of planning meaningful, modern and stylish weddings. I love getting to know my couples and have even officiated a client's wedding during Covid. 


I’m deeply inspired by the arts and have been known to salvage found items and make them beautiful again. I have a hospitality-driven heart and love hosting those close to us. When I’m not planning weddings, I’m raising our two silly and incredibly smart boys with my husband of 15 years.

I am originally from New Mexico, have lived in NYC, Los Angeles, and Durham, NC for grad school. I am so proud and happy to call Austin my home. 

  • Favorite Place to Travel: Anywhere in Europe 

  • Guilty Pleasure: I’ve often been known to hide candy in my desk from my two boys!

  • Favorite Music: Alternative and classical.  I especially love Joy Division, TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene and Tame Impala. 

  • My hobbies are Piano, reading, baking and drawing. 

  • Beverage of Choice: A toss up between stout beer and champagne. 

  • Biggest Wedding Inspiration: Art! We actually got married at an art gallery in New Mexico!

  • Favorite Wedding Moment: The moment right before the bride walks down the aisle! So much anticipation, excitement and happiness. 

 

STEPHANIE BISCHOFF

Lead Planner

Stephanie was born in San Antonio, Texas, but grew up traveling around the world with her military family. 

A University of Texas at Austin Alumni (hook ‘em!), Stephanie graduated with a BA in Human Dimensions of Organizations and a minor in Business. 

 

Stephanie's love of event planning began during her time at UT, while serving on the executive board for both her spirit group and Texas Belles Event Planning Organization. Stephanie has since worked in event planning for several years and decided she never wants to do anything else! Her favorite part of an event is seeing the client’s vision come to life before their eyes. 

 

Stephanie is not only exceptionally organized when planning events, but also in her everyday life. She couldn’t survive without her daily planner, google calendar, and to-do list!  When she’s not planning, she loves to go hiking with her friends, binge-watch Greys Anatomy (for the millionth time), and practice the art of calligraphy!

WHO ARE LOVELY DAY CLIENTS  

How do you know if a planner is right for you? Our clients are.... 

 

-Down to Earth

Are you down to earth, appreciate straight forward communication and a no-nonsense approach to planning? We might be the planners for you! We are patient, calm, down to earth and fun! 

 

-Guest experience focused

Our clients want their guests to be served delicious food, great drinks in a warm inviting atmosphere. We prioritize in creating a seamless experience for everyone, no long waits or hostage situations! Happy guests create an amazing events! 

 

-Looking to invest in vendors 

Our clients want talented and professional vendors and know sometimes the least expensive vendor can be the costliest. We will refer professional vendors to match your vision and budget and not the “least expensive” vendor out there. 

 

-Not interested in DIY or having their friends and family work on their wedding day. 

Our clients want a professional and reliable vendor team for a seamless wedding day. Our clients do not want to place the burden of setting up and breaking down on their friends and family. Our clients want to avoid the headache and mishaps of DIY situations and opt for letting the professionals handle their special day.  

-Expect mutual respect and trust

A successful event hinges on effective communication and a great working partnership!  Our clients trust and value our expertise and consider us a planning partner and team player. We always have our clients best interest at heart and operate with transparency and respect for our client's needs, budget, time, and goals.  

FAQ'S

What level of service do I need?


We are freqently asked what level of service couples will need, here are some important questions to ask yourself before hiring a planner.

  • Do you have 10-20 hours per week for the next year to dedicate to planning?
  • Have you ever planned a large event?
  • Do you want professional guidance and support throughout the planning?
  • Do you live out of state?
  • Are you a working professional, gradutate student or just in a busy place in life?
  • Do you have family or friends who can spend 10 hours per week helping you plan your wedding?
TIME On average, planning a wedding will take 500 hours to plan. Wihtout a planner, you'll spend about 10-20 hours per week researching vendors, reviewing contracts, emailing, reading blogs, thinking about design elements, it will feel like it's taken over your life. If you do not have the time to dedicate to this, consider hiring a Full Planner. EXPERTISE "You don't know what you don't know!" Most of our clients are business professionals, highly organzied and capable individuals. Most of our clients do not have experience in planning large events or weddings and want professional guidance from a planner who is an expert in their field and knows the Austin market. LOCATION Many of our clients are from NYC, Chicago are out of state and want experienced input from someone who knows the Austin market. Our clients also want an advocate on the ground who can attend vendor meetings and hold site visits. -Full Service Planning- If you have never planned a large event, live out of town, lack the time to plan or simply want the knowledge of a professional planner, the Full Planning pakcage is highly recommended. Full Planning service provides couples a highly personalized wedding plan and professional guidance throughout the entire process. The Full Planning service will save you countless hours, stress, and costly mistkakes. -Design + Month of- If you are confident in your organizational and planning skills, have some time to plan but, but need help creating a beautiful and cohesive event, the Design + Month of Coordination would be a perfect fit! You will handle the main vendors such as catering, band, venue, and we will help you create a gorgeous wedding design and create a plan to bring it all together. -Month of Coordination- If you are an organizational rockstar, have a knack for design and have all the wedding planning and design aspects covered, however, you and your family want to simply enjoy a relaxed and stress free wedding day the Month Coordination is exactly what you need!




Have you ever worked at my venue?


Austin and the surrounding area has hundreds of venues to choose from and we have coordinated at many of them! If we haven't coordinated at yoru venue, we know all the right questions to ask. We have created beautiful events at

  • The Prospect House
  • 800 Congress
  • Mae's Ridge
  • Camino Real Ranch
  • The Grand Lady
  • Mattie's at Green Pastures
  • Springdale Station
  • Laguna Gloria
  • Woodbine Mansion
  • W Hotel
  • Hotel Van Zandt
  • The Wild Flower Center
  • Mercury Hall
  • Hotel Ellla
  • The Driskill
  • Canyonwood Ridge
  • Articulture
  • The Sanctuary Space
  • Ma Maison
  • Addison Grove
  • Chateau Bellevue
  • Vista on Seward Hill
  • The House on the Hill
  • Thurman’s Mansion
  • Horseshoe Bay Resort
  • The Union on Eighth
  • Stonehouse Villa
  • and Camp Lucy to name a few!




How may weddings do you coordinate a year?


We are here to be the eyes and ears on one of the most important days of your life. It's important for us to understand our client's visions and needs. We are able to accomlish this by working very closely with a limited number of clients each to about 10 per year or 2 per month, per planner.




How do I reserve my date with Lovely Day?


If you are interested in working with Lovely Day and we have your date available, we will set up an in person meeting or a phone call to get to know each other and learn about your planning needs. If we are a good fit and want to move forward, a signed contract and 50% deposit is required to hold your date.




Do you provide "Day of Coordination Only"?


You have spent so much time and money picking the right caterer, dj, and flowers. We want your day to be flawless and for you to be present and in the moment without a single worry on your wedding day. To create a seamless day for you, we start 6 weeks out and pour through all your planning, contracts and details. We visit the venue with your vendors, and get to know you a bit so we can best servce you on the day of your wedding. This is an investment in everything you've worked so hard to plan. The least amount of service we provide begins 6-8 weeks out as "Event Management" or Month of Coordination. Anything less than this really doesn't set up our clients for a smooth event, nor put Lovely Day in the position of creating a well planned event. As a result we do not offer "Day of Coordiantion".




How long have you been planning events?


My first experience in wedding planning was in college, I was studying theater at the time and working weekends for an event planning company here in Austin. Though it was hard work, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment! Shortly after, I graduated with a BFA in directing from Texas State University and moved to NYC to further study theater. I directed plays and of course living in NYC had several jobs. One of my jobs was a freelance make up artist for Laura Mercier. I ended up traveling over NYC and Connecticut doing bridal make up, and again found that I absolutely loved working with brides! It was so fun and special to be apart of making someone’s important day extra beautiful. After NYC I moved to L.A. with my husband where I ended up becoming director of the White Sands Film Festival for 4 years. This was an amazing and challenging job where I raised money, wrote grants, organized volunteers, film judges, created marketing ideas along with the creative director and managed weekend long festival events and after parties. After four years, I decided to take some time off to care for my then baby and toddler boys. In 2013 my husband and I moved back to Austin, Texas where I created Lovely Day Events. The decision to create Lovely Day was natural seeing that I had been involved in planning events and shows for over 10 years and had always enjoyed working with brides and their families. I absolutely love my job and am so blessed to have worked with the most amazing couples and vendors in the Austin community. I am always honored to be apart of someone’s important day and can’t imagine doing anything else!




Will you make choices for me / Will I have to use vendors on your list?


We are here to help you navigate through the wedding planning process by offering professional and experienced advice. This is your wedding and we will never take over and make decisions for you,. We work very hard to recommend talented and professional vendors within your budget, however you are more than free to choose another vendor. Your wedding will be a reflection of your tastes and styles and we will help you achieve what you are looking to create!




What type of clients do you normally work with?


Typical Lovely Day clients are fun, modern couples who prefer highly personalized events over traditional weddings. They are intersted in on-trend design and want their guests to have a fun and intimate experience and feel taken care of. Lovely Day clients value professional guidance throughout the planning process. Many of our clients are busy professionals from NYC, Chicago and DC and are looking for someone who can be the eyes and ears for them in Austin and for guidance within the Austin market. Lovely Day couples recognize the value of investing in high quality vendors to make the entire process of planning as smooth as possible. Typically, there is very little DIY projects and our clients would rather have professional vendors set up rather than having their family and friends work on the day of their wedding. Our typical client loves design and all the fun elements that go into a wedding but understands that the most important element of the wedding is the love and commitment they are sharing and time with their family and friends.





11

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

200+

HOURS OF YOUR

TIME SAVED

350+

INQUIRIES A YEAR

1-2

EVENTS PER MONTH  

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