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Ready to Meet The Best Houston Wedding Planners and Florists?

or so our clients say!

Whimsical Creative is a wedding planning and floral design agency in Houston, TX. Our team is dedicated to providing a relaxed, high-end experience to couples looking to create a unique and memorable event for their guests and have fun while doing it!  

Karli and Melanie at Wedding and How Whimsical Creative got started

How we got started...

 Melanie and Karli met when Karli hired Melanie to help her with her own wedding.  The two hit it off right away and developed a strong bond. After the wedding, they kept in touch and while they had separate wedding planning companies, they were always cheering the other on and helping each other out whenever necessary. They were a team even before they were a team!   Then one day, over a couple glasses of wine, the two had a grand idea to combine their businesses and create an entirely new brand together. They felt this merger would allow them to maximize their resources and touch more people. Once again, two strong women with a dream, dove in head first and Whimsical Creative was born.

Melanie

Karli

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MEET THE TEAM

Melanie

CO-FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR + MRS. THINKS SHE'S CHILL

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Pasadena, born and raised! 

 

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

University of Houston (Go Coogs!)

WHAT IS YOUR WHY?

This is the most rewarding job I can possibly imagine.  Every week we're helping couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives.  And when they turn to me at the end of the night and give me a giant hug before climbing into their get-away car, it makes the long hours, late nights, and sore feet all worth it!  I could not imagine doing anything else. 

WHAT IS YOUR LOVE LANGUAGE?

Quality time. 

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

I have two cats, Milo and Otis, and a dog named Ellie who is a crazy wacko but I love her so much.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?

Cut flower: Peonies!!!! In my garden: My David Austin Tea Roses, The Lady Gardener. 

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY?
Spend the summer touring the Mediterranean on a yacht. 

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Karli

CO-FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR + MRS. LAUGHS AT HER OWN JOKES  

Karli Female Founder of Whimsical Creative Houston Wedding Planning
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WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

Texas State…and yes I went to class and didn’t JUST hang out at the river.

WHY DID YOU GET INTO THE INDUSTRY?

Most little girls dream of being a bride, but I always dreamed of being a Wedding Planner, thank you Franck from Father of the Bride! 

WHAT IS YOUR WHY? 

My husband and my little boy, Oliver.  I want to lead by example and show him what it means to follow your dreams and work hard.

WHAT IS THE WORST DATE YOU'VE EVER BEEN ON?

The one where I ordered a margarita and he then told me he wasn’t old enough to drink….

WHAT WORDS DO YOU LIVE BY?

Grit and grace always.

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU SOMEONE WOULDN'T GUESS?

I grew up in East Texas and used to ride horses! I was so close to my grandma, I asked her to take me to the barber and get my haircut just like her.  It was an actual chili bowl.  

WHAT DOES SELF CARE MEAN TO YOU?

A hot bath with a glass of red wine at the end of a long day.

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Bethan
WEDDDING PLANNER 

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WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? 

I was born in Northern Ireland, lived in Southern Ireland for a year, move to Scotland and lived there for 10 years, When my youngest son was 3 weeks old,  my husband got a job in Pennsylvania, we lived there for 4 years before moving to Texas 2 years ago. We love
to travel, so far we have done 33 of the 50 states, we plan to do them all asap!

WHAT IS YOUR LOVE LANGUAGE?

Acts of service, if someone does that laundry for me, I will be forever grateful.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK & MOVIE?

Any mystery novel. I love a good plot twist.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WEDDING DAYS?

Seeing the grooms face when he sets his eyes on the bride for the first time. 

WHAT DOES SELF CARE MEAN TO YOU?

A good book, ice cream, and a cozy blanket.

WHAT IS THE WORST DATE YOU'VE EVER BEEN ON? 

I've only dated my husband, but he did take me out to an island about a half mile from the coast of Edinburgh. (Scotland) He forgot to check the tide times and when it was time to go home, we realized the tide had gone in and we were stuck, the coast guards had to come and rescue us!!

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WHAT IS YOUR WHY?

Having the ability to build a life full of experiences and memories.

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHO WOULD PLAY YOU?

Some people say I look like Anne Hathaway. I’ll take it!

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

My sense of humor is super sarcastic!

WHAT IS THE WORST DATE YOU'VE EVER BEEN ON?

I bought this guy that I had a huge crush on expensive tickets to a MLB game. I don’t even like baseball and he 100% wasn’t into me. I don’t think we said more than 10 words the entire game.

 

BEFORE I DIE I WANT TO...

Buy homes for my in-laws, build a vacation house in Bali, and see the Northern Lights, are all up there.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OR MOVIE?

 Binging The Kardashians is my guilty pleasure. I also love a good murder mystery.. It’s about balance, right?

Kasey

EVENT MANAGER + MS. REALITY SHOW QUEEN

Kasey Event Manager of Whimsical Creative Houston Wedding Planning
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Jen


EVENT MANAGER +  MRS. TO THE POINT

Jen Event Manager of Whimsical Creative Houston Wedding Planning
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WHY DID YOU GET INTO EVENT PLANNING?

When planning my own wedding, I would get overwhelmed and fall into analysis paralysis when trying to research and choose vendors. I decided to hire a wedding planner and that was the best decision I could have made. Since going through that experience, the idea of being that person for others was something that I really wanted to do. To be able to allow the bride and groom to truly enjoy their day with minimal stress!


WHAT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT?Lip balm/ gloss…I can’t stand having dry lips!

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I have a hard exterior shell, but I’m all mushy on the inside.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
Rameses, a 16.5 year old chihuahua with an attitude for days!

WHAT WORDS DO YOU LIVE BY?

Integrity, trust, reliability

WHAT IS A FUN FACT SOMEONE WOULD NEVER GUESS?

I grew up learning to play multiple instruments.

Jackie

EVENT MANAGER +  MS. KARAOKE

Jackie Event Manager of Whimsical Creative Houston Wedding Planning
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WHAT IS YOUR LOVE LANGUAGE?

Acts of service and quality time

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

Two dogs! A boxer names Laila and a Chiweenie named Chief!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF A WEDDING DAY?

When the bride walks down the aisle and the couple has their eyes on each other for the first time. It’s such a sweet and intimate moment that makes me cry everytime.

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Build a shelter to create a dog rescue and travel the world!

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU SOMEONE WOULD NEVER GUESS?

I’ve never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich- yuck!

 

WHAT DOES SELF CARE MEAN TO YOU?

Practicing meditation, journaling, walking in nature daily. Anything to clear my mind.

WHAT IS YOUR WHY?

I love the wedding industry, it's such an honor to be even a small part of someone's day.  Making their floral dreams come to life is a gift and something I take great pride in. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OR MOVIE?

My favorite book is Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss. 

WHATS SOMETHING YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? 

Blush and mascara on my face. 

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? 

I am very hardworking but I was born to be a Mom.

WHAT WORD DO YOU LIVE BY? 

Integrity, Kindness and results! 

WHAT DOES SELF CARE MEAN TO YOU? 

A clean house and allowing myself to get enough sleep. 

 

Esther

FLORAL MANAGER+ MRS. ALWAYS ON THE GO

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Leslie

PRODUCTION MANAGER + MS. FIX IT

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? 

Beauty and the Beast (cartoon version). 

WHAT IS YOUR LOVE LANGUAGE? 

Gifts and Quality time

WHATS A GIFF THAT DESCRIBES YOU? 

Sideways laughing face. 

WHAT'S A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU SOMEONE WOULD NEVER GUESS?

I was a diesel army mechanic for 10 years! 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT A WEDDING DAY? 

Seeing the father give away his daughter, such a sweet moment. 

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Help as many friends and veterans as I could. 

IF YOUR LIFE WAS  AMOVIE, WHO WOULD PLAY YOU?

Helena Bonham Carter AKA Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter. 

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Elyssa

FLORAL DESIGNER + MRS. ACTUALLY CHILL

Elyssa Floral Designer of Whimsical Creative Houston Wedding Planning
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IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? 

Buy a house, go on vacation, go shopping. Be responsible and set up investment accounts and a collage fund for my kid.

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?  

Nothing, that's why I don't have social media (lol).  

WHAT WORDS DO YOU LIVE BY?

I'm not always the best at practicing it, but the words I tell myself to stay positive are "be the light you wish to see in the world".  How can I expect others to be kind if I'm not kind to myself? These words always calm me. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?

Ranunculus because they are so delicate but also strong and never go out of style!

WHAT CAN'T YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT? 

Phone, wallet, keys and my baby 

IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE, WHO WOULD PLAY YOU?

Jenna Ortega (plays Wednesday Adams in new Netflix series)

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