Angela Saban: Wedding Planner & Designer

Isn’t Martha Stewart just lovely?  Apparently Angela Saban and myself thought so when we both signed up on Martha’s Dreamers Into Doers and that’s how we connected.  We met at Starbucks and shared our love for weddings and all things pretty.  We soon decided we needed to collaborate and here you go!

Meet the lovely Angela Saban who is everything upscale and classy.  With years of interior design experience Angela jumps on the wedding scene with a creative visual eye for all things pretty. AND, for Gluten free brides, she can create the ideal menu for you and your guests!

For the elegant upscale bride, check out Angela Saban who can create your perfect dream wedding – from custom table cloths and a gorgeous presentation, Angela will surprise you.  Enjoy this little interview.

You were an interior designer, tell me a little about that and how you decided to go into wedding planning?
I have worked in Interior Design for more than 20 years with my husband who is a natural stone subcontractor. I also designed and manufactured custom natural stone pieces for homes and businesses as 7th Avenue Designs. I’ve always felt a certain flow as I listen to someone tell me about their dream environment, their wishes, dreams, and desires for the space that surrounds them.  I designed interior and exterior spaces for so many people, and then in my spare time, I was planning the next family party, wedding, or holiday gathering.  Each one had to be a little more spectacular than the one before.  I realized that weddings, celebrations and events were my passion.  So, I studied Bridal consulting, joined The Association of Bridal Consultants and became a Professional Bridal Consultant.

What inspires you?
Inspiration can come from anywhere, so I try to keep my eyes, ears and heart wide open.When I met Kirstin at Nourish Restaurant, and felt the raw, organic nourishment of her restaurant, I knew that I wanted to design a gathering of friends and family to celebrate how we nourish each other emotionally as family before and during a wedding. The smallest thing can spark an idea and bloom into a theme for the day.

How would you describe your style?
I guess I would describe my style as “Eclectic”. I’ve found that I love a lot of styles, even my own home is a combination of French Country, Retro, Vintage, Traditional and outside I love a more Mediterranean feeling.  It’s just so much fun to figure out someone else’s sense of style and run with it. I feel that it serves no purpose to impose my taste on a client. My job is to help them discover their style, and then help them share it with their guests.

What are your specialties as a wedding planner and designer? I understand you also make the yummy goods on the dessert tables?
Just like an interior designer creates the spaces you love in your home, I am an event designer that creates spectacular environments that celebrate love.  I do love to bake, and like my grandmother before me, I love to create cakes and other delicacies that celebrate life.  I especially love the concept of the “Dessert Table” and I specialize in designing “over the top” fabric treatments, trims, themes and tastes that thrill guests.

Designer: Angela Saban Design / Venue & Food: Nourish Restaurant / Outdoor Venue: Optima Camelview Village / Florals: Elba Brown, (480) 707-3687 / Invitations: Swanky Press / Gluten Free Dessert Table, Table Cloths & Floral hangings: Angela Saban Design

Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II / 50mm f/1.2L / 85 f/1.8EF / 35mm f/1.4 L

Diana Elizabeth used her 100 Macro lens for many of these shots, she loves details!  She often found herself talking to the desserts after snapping an image saying, “Beautiful!” as if it could hear her.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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