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WHY MAGNOLIA EVENT DESIGN?

Summers spent on a family farm are where Lindsey believes she first played wedding planner. The name of the company comes from her earliest memory of the Rogue River farmhouse. When you ask Lindsey, Why Magnolia Event Design? You will see her smile, reflect, and then say, “Well, it really isn’t a one line answer…”

It seems that you should be sitting on a sun-drenched porch with a glass of tea or lemonade in hand so she can walk you through it properly, but for the sake of time she says, “My grandparent’s farm in Rogue River is where the story begins and my love of weddings. That is where the magnolia tree was.

As you arrived at the farm beyond the large iron gates sat the cutest two-story farmhouse with a fully screened porch, lush green lawns and a huge magnolia tree that would drop its rich white blossoms throughout the summer. I would collect the fragrant flowers and beg my brother and cousins to play “wedding” with me. I didn’t want to be in the wedding, I wanted to plan, design and coordinate the wedding. How they would walk in, where they would stand, what they would say… I would play this game as much as they would partake. After long summers I would return to Santa Barbara and my passion for the game of wedding never left me. My best friend who lived just down the block, Alia, would graciously play this game with me for hours on end, as well. Alia was typically the officiant, limo driver and later as we learned to cook she was the chef. Alia had a younger sister and I had a younger brother, so this arrangement worked quite well. Our siblings had little choice in the matter and we had a bride and a groom at our finger tips.”

Fast forward a few years and the thoughts and smells of the magnolia flowers never left Lindsey. She says that when it came time to name her business it was as if it had been named all along. She doesn’t remember the moment. “To me a magnolia represents all things pure. The smell is a classic

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