Podcast Episode 05

Valerie Gernhauser - Sapphire Events


Making decisions with certainty during uncertain times is possible.  If you're planning your event right now the question has come up, "Should we reschedule, resize or reshape our wedding day plans in light of Covid?"  Valerie's "No-Nonsense" approach, wealth of knowledge and experience along with her compassion and love of weddings are among the reasons we simply had to have her as a guest.

Resources & References :
The No Nonsense Wedding Planner
Sapphire Events
Ruby & Pearl Events
Minimal Matrimony
The Valerie Gernhauser Method

Valerie is a recovering attorney, Yale grad, and pug lover. She started her wedding planning business after finding herself unemployed upon graduation from law school in the wake of the 2008 credit crisis. She has three wedding planning companies that she runs out of New Orleans: Sapphire Events Destinations, her high-production value wedding planning and design firm, Ruby & Pearl Events, offering event management, design, and planning services to the “lovely” market, and Minimal Matrimony, her small weddings brand. She is a digital marketer since 2015, offering education through her course The Valerie Gernhauser Method, a comprehensive course on pricing for profitability for wedding pros, and has spoken at many established conferences, retreats, and workshops in the wedding industry. Valerie lives in New Orleans with her husband and four children and balances both work and life commitments with a mix of grace and gusto.