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Meggie Francisco Events

Meggie Francisco Events Meggie Francisco is a destination wedding planner based in Columbus, Ohio serving clients around the world. Her boutique business limits clients to a maximum of 10 per year in order to deliver a special, one-of-a-kind experience.

Meggie Francisco Events is a destination wedding planning firm based in Columbus, Ohio.

Meggie Francisco Events is a destination wedding planning firm based in Columbus, Ohio.

D E T O XTaking a week out of the office to soak up the sun, brush up on my Spanish, read some good books and be present...
07/19/2020

D E T O X

Taking a week out of the office to soak up the sun, brush up on my Spanish, read some good books and be present with the awesome man who looks at me like this 😍

Catch ya on the flip side!

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My babes @adriahhh and @oh_itsjustjamie have opened up the coolest sustainable living and beauty shop! Snagged this amaz...
07/16/2020

My babes @adriahhh and @oh_itsjustjamie have opened up the coolest sustainable living and beauty shop! Snagged this amazing @littleseedfarm natural deodorant at curbside pickup and got my flatlay on with blooms from my garden. Can’t wait to try their refillery! Go give them a follow at @kokotheshop 💕

#kokotheshop #sustainableliving #sustainablebeauty #asseenincbus #onlyincbus #igcbus #flatlay #flatlaystyle #refillery #614columbus
#614living #614 @ Koko

Dreaming of future adventures, and reminiscing on those past. The Maras salt pools were a breathtaking introduction to t...
07/08/2020

Dreaming of future adventures, and reminiscing on those past. The Maras salt pools were a breathtaking introduction to the Andes mountains.

Where do you hope to wander next?

#peru #perú #peru🇵🇪 #maras #andes #andesmountains #wander #wanderer #sacredvalley #sacredvalleyperu #adventurehoneymoon #igcbus_ontheroad #wanderlustwednesday #honeymoontravel #honeymoondestination #travelphotography #travelphotography📷 #travelideas

Thank you to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this beautiful wedding at The Barn at Cliffside Acres. Link: https://gree...
06/26/2020
This Modern Bride Built Her Own Wedding Venue! | Green Wedding Shoes

Thank you to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this beautiful wedding at The Barn at Cliffside Acres.

Link: https://greenweddingshoes.com/modern-bride-built-wedding-venue-ohio/

Jim and Jordan were married just 78 days into the construction of their dream. I love how they've created the look and feel of a modern Napa Valley farmhouse conveniently in the heart of Ohio. This couple and their talented team were a dream to work with in creating an organic, modern wedding day full of emotion!

Planning & Event Design: Meggie Francisco Events
Photography: Liza Kirk Photography
Florals: Evergreen Flower Co.
Wedding Dress: La Jeune Mariee
Hair & Makeup: GLAM on the Go, LLC
Videography: ALC Productions
Paper Goods: Paper Betty
Cake: Enticing Icings and Custom Cakes
Rentals: Prime Time Party & Event Rental /Lost and Found Event Rentals / Aiden & Grace Event Rentals
Band: Arch City Lights
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Glamping: The Campfire Experience
Ribbon: The Lesser Bear
Late Night Food: Mikey's Late Night Slice
Charcuterie: The Butcher & Grocer
Live Painting Artist: Kevin Buckland

This is truly a labor of love as the bride designed and built a brand new wedding venue in Ohio...and then got married in it!

Setting the table.I started my business to help others set the table for their meaningful celebrations. To paraphrase @p...
06/12/2020

Setting the table.

I started my business to help others set the table for their meaningful celebrations. To paraphrase @priyaparker , this art of gathering is about so much more than knowing where the fish knives go or how to obey the finicky traditions set by - let's face it - rich old white people.

No, setting the table is about creating a physical and emotional space that honors, welcomes and lifts others into an experience of genuine connection. This cannot begin with a checklist or color palette. It has little to do with the type of wine glass or place card you select. It starts with empathy.

How can we create moments of meaning if we can't imagine what life is like for other people? If we cannot close our eyes and feel the wide range of joy and pain stir inside ourselves as they might for someone else? If we don't question our narrow-minded beliefs about aesthetics and strive to see beauty through the eyes of another?

As a human being and an events professional, I commit to practicing empathy. I say "practice" because I won't always get it perfect. Sometimes, as in other forms of practice, the only way to get better is through making mistakes. But to contribute well to a team, or to the world, the key is to learn from those mistakes and strive never to repeat them. This my goal. I promise to think, speak and act with empathy to the very best of my ability. And, should my ability fail, I will seek to get better.

Promises matter. Our country promises that everyone has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It promises due process for all in the eyes of the law. For too long we have failed in that promise, specifically to the black community. White Americans, including myself, have allowed an egregious lack of empathy to trample the rights of black people everywhere. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black individuals who were murdered at the hands of police officers and hateful civilians didn't get their due process. Their rights to life were heinously violated. And even those who are not killed continue to suffer unnecessarily. Centuries of systematic discrimination, from political (cont’d)

#blacklivesmatter
06/02/2020

#blacklivesmatter

I just want to take a moment to gush about how proud I am of this boss babe, @jordcoyne , owner and creator of @cliffsid...
05/29/2020

I just want to take a moment to gush about how proud I am of this boss babe, @jordcoyne , owner and creator of @cliffsideacres . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When her beloved grandmother passed and left her a lovely spot of land in Springfield, Ohio, Jordan knew it was meant to be a place to celebrate love. She poured her creativity and countless hours of her own elbow grease into building her vision of a modern farmhouse. Like most resourceful women, she rallied others to her cause to bring this space to life. From that community came a creation of beauty.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And then, this stupid virus took hold. Weddings had to be postponed, even cancelled. I know Jordan probably has rough days like the rest of us in this industry, but I must say: she has handled this crisis with a wealth of grace and compassion that comes from someplace deep. She has stayed true to her purpose of creating a space from love, and continues to extend that honor to others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Far-flung destination weddings are my specialty, but this wedding venue is an Ohio escape where the surroundings feel like we've flown your guests to Napa, and the hospitality makes you feel like you're cradled in the arms of a caring Italian nonna. And the best part is that it's just down the road from charming Yellow Springs, and less than an hour from Cincy or C-bus! It's like the fabulous "stay-cation" of wedding venues. Let's create something special together at @cliffsideacres !

"What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permi...
05/28/2020

"What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago." – Erica Jong⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And within Italy, if one destination makes it even more permissible to relax and just be yourself, it's Puglia. This irresistible haven has deep roots, from its cavelike dwellings to the semolina wheat fields and sturdy olive trees that have grown from the land for centuries. Everything seems handmade, with a sense of history - because it IS handmade with a sense of history.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I dare you to relax in Puglia, with a glass of Primitivo in hand, and not feel entirely at home.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Let's go back and create another celebration like this one! Team: @tracyenoch @masseriamontenapoleone @chiaraspertifloralevents @innarhuntfilms

When your crew adores you as much as your future spouse does, this is what it looks like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀They say it t...
05/27/2020

When your crew adores you as much as your future spouse does, this is what it looks like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it also takes a village to make a marriage. We are complex beings, with many different facets. Depending on just one person to understand every single angle is a recipe for unmet expectations. We can only become our richest selves with a community that supports and encourage us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Nourish your babe or bro relationships. Take a moment today to make a phone call, write a card, or send a text of encouragement to your tribe. If you're there for them, they'll be there for you.

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05/26/2020

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I'm a big believer in how small details create big happiness. A cup of hot coffee in a llama cup, a new sprout in the garden, or a strange and unexpected "woo" from our husky dogs can put a smile on my face in an instant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The same surprising details bring a wedding day to life. These beautiful fans kept the bride's sisters cool during a toasty outdoor Texas wedding ceremony. Plus, the playful pop of color added a dose of fun to the day! When designing your celebration, don't neglect the little things - they're what makes life special.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Team: @meggiefrancisco @jenneferwilson

WARNING: Private island weddings can be dangerous. Always have a plan to deal with sassy wildlife.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Woul...
05/25/2020

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Would you believe this cheeky flamingo waltzed right into the middle of my couple's wedding ceremony and HONKED at everyone?! Loudly. Just to be fabulous. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thankfully, after he got a good laugh, he wandered off. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This week, be like sassy flamingo. Bust in, make things fun, and make your exit. Who's with me?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Team: @tracyenoch @renaruba #renarubaweddings

Becoming a designer is a process.For a long time, I didn’t have a point of view on design, only a vague idea of my own l...
05/24/2020

Becoming a designer is a process.

For a long time, I didn’t have a point of view on design, only a vague idea of my own likes and dislikes combined with what seemed “on trend.”

It took a LOT of time and intentional study to dig around inside and figure out how to express myself creatively in a more authentic way.

This morning, I loved playing with these gorgeous poppies and ranunculus (ranunculi?) from @oldslatefarm and combining them with heuchera (coral bells) from the yard. This type of exploration and play is a big part of my process, because my design inspiration comes from connection with nature and a sense of place. While I don’t have any plans to become a florist or photographer, this practice helps me find my voice as a wedding designer so I can communicate more effectively with my clients and wedding pro teams.

While celebrations are a bit of a waiting game right now, I’m excited to help my wedding couples dig deeper within themselves to discover what really lights them up, because the results go beyond the wedding day.

We often rush to conclusions about our personal style, thinking the answers are trivial or obvious. I’ve been there, thinking limiting design thoughts like, “Well, people know me for this,” or “I’m pretty sure I hate purple,” (fun fact: I actually didn’t know how to elevate it!) or, “I don’t want to take any risks here because I have to live with this couch/table/whatever for a long time.” In the end, I’d look around and think, “Is this wardrobe really me?” or “My house feels so boring!” Hands up if you’ve been through this.🙋🏼‍♀️

Wedding couples go through this too, thinking things like, “I just want to keep this safe and traditional so I don’t hate the photos in 20 years.” It doesn’t have to be this way, though - we can create something free and joyful by honoring who you really are here and now. As a bonus, you get a more clear point of view on your own style, which will help you surround yourself with everyday design that you love well after the wedding is over. Being able to design your life is a skill that pays dividends in joy! 🌸

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Columbus, OH
43215

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(972) 765-3828

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Hi, I’m Meggie Francisco! I’m a destination wedding planner.

Since 2013, I’ve personally planned and designed a variety of events from intimate weddings in Italy to large stage productions with thousands of attendees. I’ve also championed the creative direction for multiple calendar productions and magazine features. I’m an artist at heart, and I’m passionate about aligning the perfect details to ensure your event is even better than you imagined it! I demand excellent communication of myself and the vendors who work with me. I understand the stress that comes with planning bespoke events, and my clients know I’m available for them to ask questions or express concerns at any time.

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Since 2015 we have had the opportunity to film some amazing groom wedding vows. So we decided to create a video of the most emotional grooms' wedding vows we've filmed over the past few years, no matter the language. In fact, there are tearful vows by grooms in English, Russian, Estonian and Swedish. Don't worry, we've added subtitles so you won't miss a beat! Grab the tissues, you will need them! Venues: Endla Talu, Masseria MONTENAPOLEONE, Saku Mõis & Saku Manor, Ravintola NJK, Kõue Mõis / Kau Manor, Villa Pizzo Wedding planners: Kaunis Events, Meggie Francisco Events, DreamDay Stuudio, Hääsuunnittelu Blush, F***y Staaf Events Photographers: Evelyn Kungla Photography, Фотограф Спб, Jaakko Perälä, M&J Studios, 2 Brides Photography, Tracy Enoch Photography
Snow Queens Rule The Mountains in Claire La Faye Wedding Gowns → bit.ly/338Vu9d BEAUTY CONCIERGE: Elwynn and Cass | Elwynn + Cass EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN: Meggie Francisco Events | Meggie Francisco Events FLOWERS: State and Arrow | State & Arrow Design Co. HAIR, MAKEUP & BEAUTY: Ana Belen | Ana Belén Hair Aspen Glam | @aspenglam MODELING AGENCY. MODELS WERE MADDISON J. AND ALISON W.: Aspen Models and Talent | Aspen Models + Talent PAPER GOODS & CALLIGRAPHY: A Good Day, Inc. | A Good Day, Inc. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Charla Storey Jennefer Wilson | Jennefer Wilson VENUES: The Little Nell | The Little Nell WEDDING DRESSES: Claire LaFaye
Thank you Meggie Francisco Events for sharing this! A wedding we filmed was featured in a very prominent website! Go give it a read. Such a solid crew.
Hey friends! Cliffside Acres has one Saturday open THIS OCTOBER for a beautiful, fall wedding - 10/10/2020. See the date, pricing, what’s included, and more at barnatcliffsideacres.com. Please help up us spread the word and ‘share’ this post. It won’t last long! Photography: Injoy Imagery Planning: Meggie Francisco Events
Bridesmaids. Best friends. Soulmates. 🖤 Whatever you call your girl-gang, tag them in the comments below! Photography: Injoy Imagery Flowers: Evergreen Flower Co. Dresses: Rent The Runway Glam: GLAM on the Go, LLC Planning: Meggie Francisco Events Venue: @cliffsideacres
Thanks for including us, Meggie Francisco Events! Check out this list for all of your bachelorette & bachelor party planning needs!
Thank you to Meggie Francisco Events for including us in her most recent write up! You should check out her work - she is fantastic and executes flawless events! http://www.meggiefranciscoevents.com/blog/bachelorette-party-ideas-columbus-ohio
The streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico paint the perfect picture of modern, minimalist charm. Crawling with romantic details and vibrant pops of tropical color, this inspiration shoot featured on Bajan Wed was a look inside the whimsical magic of one island: https://www.aislesociety.com/post/caribbean-destination-wedding-editorial Photography: Tracy Enoch Photography | Event Planning: Meggie Francisco Events
WOW. Just wow. From the start of this project to this tease I have been so excited about these two individuals. Jim and Jordan are incredible. This whole process was fun. I mean listen to this. These two own their own venue which they built in prep for this. And their wedding was the first one to ever happen there. How cool is that? Plus this venue goes much deeper within this family. Plus we had one of the best teams around to make it happen. I would have to say the reaction on Jim’s face during their first look is priceless. I mean I dare you to watch it like 7 times. There is so much I could say but I will leave it at this. This story is one of my faves. These two are amazing. And I can’t wait to share more soon. Full film coming soon. Now go follow all these amazing people who made this day happen. Venue: The Barn At Cliffside Acres Photo: Liza Kirk Planning + design: Meggie Francisco Events Florals: Evergreen Flower Co. Cinematography: ALC Productions Glamping village: The Campfire Experience Hair+makeup: GLAM on the Go, LLC Dress: La Jeune Mariee @ The Barn at Cliffside Acres
Seeking a tropical paradise? Stop and check out this Costa Rica destination wedding with a can't miss view! Thanks Meggie Francisco Events for sharing! http://www.jetfeteblog.com/destination-weddings/costa-rica-destination-wedding-villa #costaricawedding #destinationweddings #tropicalwedding
Who else is still completely thrown off by setting our clocks back an hour? Just us? Ok, well enjoy today's #InstaLove post anyway... *** Clockwise from top left, photos by @NicoleClareyPhotography courtesy Meggie Francisco Events, @qc.wilder, Loren Jackson Photography courtesy Sirpilla Soirées, @loydphoto, @NicoleClareyPhotography courtesy @stateandarrow, @graceejonesphotography, @HollyNoelPhotography, Bree Lea Photography courtesy Gilded Social: The Fancy Occasion Shop
We can finally share this Columbus, Ohio collaboration featured today on @stylemepretty .⠀We had such a blast working with some of our favorites and a few new friends on this project as you can see in this behind the scenes we made!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Planning & design: Meggie Francisco Events⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photography: Nicole Clarey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Videography: @littletreestudios⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Floral: @stateandarrow⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue & Culinary: Franklin Park Conservatory⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jewelry: @diamondcellar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Makeup: Angie Penzone Warren⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hair: @brittbruhairstylist of @b_rose_beauty⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Models: @wood_youlookatthat and @cmkrabbe⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gown Shop: LUXEredux Bridal Boutique⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gown Designer: @onedaybridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Suit Designer: @martinalianabridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Camisole Designer: @willowbywatters⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Silk Ribbon: @thelesserbear