Some of My Favorites: Being called Mom : Family : Traditions : Navy Blue & White Stripes : Cooking : Anchors : Lilly Pulitzer : Vineyard Vines : The Beach : Craft Stores : Traveling : Laughing : Being an only Child : Designer Purses : Dancing : Peonies : Dogs : Learning new trades : Bread
I have a passion for designing innovative and creative events that are inspired by the aspiration of my clients. I have always been the “party girl”. Whether it is going to parties, getting together with friends and family, or hosting a party, I adore socializing, creating, and entertaining. My career has always involved managing, multi-tasking, and hands on designing.
I received my college degree in textiles, merchandising and design from the University of Rhode Island and an Associates degree in fashion merchandising and business from Lynn University. I have traveled to London, Paris, and Belgium to gain hands on experience in fashion show production even a few bridal shows. At the start of my career, I joined a leading women’s fashion retailer as a manager and visual merchandiser.
In 2002 I married my amazing husband Paul (yes I planned my own wedding with over 200 guests!) After a year of newly wed bliss, our first child, Carter was born in 2003. Focusing my time and energy on my son’s first year, I became a stay at home Mom. In 2005, I started Mama & Bambino, personally designed gifts and accessories for babies. My items have been featured in People Magazine, US Weekly, Extra TV and worn by Actress Angela Bassett’s twins on the Oprah Winfrey Show, just to name a few. I sold Mama & Bambino in 2006 and stayed on as the creative director of the line. In 2007, we welcomed our daughter Ellie. Couture Parties was founded in May 2008.
I am also the founder/president of the non-profit The Confetti Foundation. I currently serve has a Secretary board member for the Michael McCarthy Scholarship Fund and board member for the Entertainment Committee for Spouting Rock Beach Association (Bailey’s Beach) located in Newport, RI. My work has been a featured on the Today Show, Brides Magazine, Town & Country Magazine, Moms Magazine, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine, Girls Life Magazine, Newport Wedding Magazine, The Knot Magazine, RI Monthly Magazine, iVillage.com, and Strollertraffic.com.
All of life’s milestones are a celebration, let’s do it together….of course with some laughs along the way! Let my knowledge, creativeness, and determination, help you create memories that will last a lifetime!
Live, Laugh and Enjoy the Party! xo Stephanie