Photo Credit: Myles J. Clark
For as long as I can remember I have loved planning, entertaining and design. For many years I worked with some of the most incredibly talented floral designers in the Hudson Valley and created florals for hundreds of weddings. As marriage and children became a full time career, I backed away from the wedding scene to concentrate on creating a family of my own, but my love for creating and design never left my heart. In early 2000, I went back into floral design and realized that more couples wanted personal attention and guidance. I was being asked to stay longer onsite, handle logistics, coordinate bridal processions and manage last minute issues. In 2010 I began to take on full event planning and execution as a business, launching Monica Relyea Events.
My passion lies in creating events where nothing once sat. Outdoor event logistics is my favorite. There is nothing more magical than witnessing a couple expressing their love than in an environment you helped create from the ground up. Or executing a flawless not for profit gala where money raised will go towards a greater good. I am honored to have couples & organizations entrust me with the most personal, emotional, important days of their life.
What do I do when I’m not creating events? I love spending time with my best friend, my husband, dreaming of the next house project! Being anywhere with my children, laughing and making memories. Spending time on the Cape soaking up the warm sun. Gardening and collecting eggs from my beautiful hens. Watching HGTV and Food Network. Drinking red wine! Working out with my gym crew! Collecting vintage finds, especially vintage dish patterns. Entertaining, I love a good house party! Laying on the couch with my Ipad and Pinterest! Decorating my home for the holidays! Drinking coffee, lots of coffee. Driving the countryside and dreaming of putting up big white tents!