WELCOME

ABOUT US

Love Leigh Occasions – Event Experts is a creative firm that was established in 2012 and is one of the few dedicated event management companies that possess the ability to successfully transform our clients’ dreams and ideas from the realm of possibilities into realities. Lovenia Warner is the director and owner who previously worked under the employ of School and Business Events where she developed an exceptional portfolio which propelled her to steer the way and pioneer Love Leigh Occasions – Events Experts.

With the development of the company’s core values of honesty, commitment, diligence, creativity and excellence Love Leigh Occasions enthusiastic team consistently adhere to these values which tailor the process to efficiently plan, produce, deliver and execute all events. Every event managed is executed with our explicit promise to transform all events from ‘ordinary to extraordinary’

At Love Leigh Occasions we also endorse the fact that communication plays an integral role in understanding our clients’ thoughts and concepts. With this knowledge our team is able to effectively execute an idea to actual fulfilLment and completion. Notwithstanding the financial aspect, we guarantee to bring it all together within a satisfactory budget.

Love Leigh Occasions – Event Experts offers proficient planning services designed to meet your individual needs in the following areas:

  • Budget Planning
  • Venue Search and Selection
  • Vendor Research and Management
  • Audio /Visual and Food & Beverage Coordination
  • Gala Events
  • Banquets
  • Christmas and Seasonal Parties
  • Sporting Events
  • Grand Openings
  • Promotions /Promotional Materials
  • Product Launches
  • Open Houses

OUR STRENGTHS

At Love Leigh Occasions our expert team understands the dynamic of an event and possesses the knowledge and skill to accurately apply the various steps required to deal specifically with each unique occasion. Let’s just say you want to organize and event… You may have some experience, however, you may not have the spare time or you may just require assistance with the entire process. At the end of the day the fact remains that all events must be seamless, successful, on budget and impressive.

Our organizational strengths are P.E.R.F.E.C.T.

Passion – A great idea alone will not make an event successful. Our zealous team has the vision and the ability to execute the idea into reality with dedication

Efficient – Organizing priority tasks to ensure all activities are carried out productively

Resourcefulness – Accessibility to manpower, venue, material and tact.

Flexibility – Being quite aware that event planning is not an 8 to 4 job our team is ready to work around the clock. Superb shift changers we are able to change the direction without becoming flustered

Energetic – An enthusiastic team always willing to deliver the desired results

Communication – With exceptional people skills we are able to listen and understand and conceptualize what our clients want.

Time Management – Always maintaining an order, we are not over-whelmed with all the tasks at hand. We possess exceptional organizational structure which enables us to multitask and focus solely on the project at hand.

 

OUR POSITION IN THE CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE ECONOMY

At Love Leigh Occasions – Event Experts our unprecedented team understands that event planned requires foresight and the need to be meticulous. Over the years our team has vastly developed through experience and with the advancement of technology we are able to consistently keep abreast with ideas, themes, colours, styles, designs and methods which enables us to produce fresh perspectives.

As a consequence, we have positioned ourselves in the contemporary creative economy is an organization which provides a high level of innovation, creativity, and efficiency in all event designs and concepts. Our dedicated and passionate team seek not only to stay within the current market trends but share in the mission of becoming the leaders in the event coordinating industry within Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the Caribbean.

We are able to develop of concepts working alongside our graphic designer who plays an integral part in our organization. Lyn Joe has been a part of our team for the past two years and shares her experience.

Good day, my name is Lyn Joe and I am a graphic designer employed at Love Leigh Occasions – Event Experts. Just a brief history about myself: As far back as I can remember I have always been intrigued by art and crafts. This interest led me to pursue graphic design for certification. I did my first course of study in this field during the early 90’s at the Youth Training Employment Partnership Programme which we commonly called Y.T.E.P.P.

Now in those days, computers were not common as it is today and all design and concepts were crafted by hand. Although a tedious task it was a joyful challenge which has allowed me to appreciate the actual hands on which developed my creative ability. Through this direct exposure to creativity I was able to feel textures, build 3 dimensional structures etc. which has enable me to be able to accurately translate these elements onto the computer.

I did not stop there as over the years I furthered my skill obtaining a certificate at COSTATT followed by a bachelor degree at SBCS. I also did short course in art, painting, drawing, balloon and floral decorating. All these formal training sessions combined with my natural skill caused me to develop a greater understanding for the bringing uniqueness to each event. In 2009 I worked alongside the Ministry of National Security for the 5th Summit of the Americas. That was a major event in the Trinidad and Tobago and we showcased our twin island in a positive manner yet we did not stray too far from the purpose of the event.

With my years of experience and my wealth of knowledge I landed a job at Love Leigh Occasion – Event Experts. Now, you may ask how can a graphic designer fit into an event coordinating organization. Firstly, when you are thinking about an event you should not only think that it consists of food, balloons, music and people. The definition of an event holds much more substance than that. An event is an organized occasion which can ignite a creative spark giving the guest a memorable experience once planning is in the hand of the correct organizers. In event planning every detail should me meticulously coordinated.

My director works very closely with me in the development of concepts. We meet with our clients where the idea of what is required is shared. We detail all this information and strategize the best way forward. Together we merge our creative ideas and concepts in relation to the clients’ brief developing a unique event identity which can appeal to all senses where applicable.

Some of my daily functions include:

  • meeting clients to discuss the event objectives;
  • interpreting the client’s idea and developing a concept to suit the event;
  • estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients;
  • developing design briefs by gathering information through research;
  • thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
  • using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time;
  • presenting finalized ideas and concepts to clients or account managers;
  • working with a wide range of media, including photography, adobe illustrator suite and hand craft;
  • contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief;
  • demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
  • keeping abreast of emerging technologies and trends;
  • developing interactive design;
  • working as part of the event team

What is interesting about working at Love Leigh Occasions is the initiatives we have have embarked on to consider the environment when developing our concepts. Mother Nature has so much to offer and over the years we have moved away from natural and use more synthetics. In the consideration for our depleting climate we encourage our clients to consider eco-friendly concepts for their events.

It is always easier to grab any material for your production, but here it is we are working towards that balance of utilizing what is natural. To me this is not only a humbling strategy but is it exceptionally challenging in a positive way and pretty cool as it causes me as the graphic designer to think outside the box.

I strongly believe that I am a great asset to Love Leigh Occasions because I did not start this business learning straight from the computer. My initial training with actual paints, pencils, stencilling, craft materials has caused me to bring to life and create that uniqueness in events.

 

 

 

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