Unique Events for Unconventional Couples

Wedding & Event Planning

Through our simple process, you’ll enjoy calm, stress-free planning and an event that truly represents who you are as a couple.

Working With Us

We do everything we can to make your unique vision real

Your Unique Event

At the end of the process, you’ll enjoy a calm, stress-free event that truly represents who you are as a couple.

Personalized Planning Process

Our framework is designed to capture everything that’s important to you, while making the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

Mood Board

A visual board that helps us understand exactly what your vision is for your event

Budget & Expense Tracker

We have great respect for your budget. Our tracking document helps everyone keep a keen eye on what spending is needed and what spending has happened already.

Event Portfolio

An all-encompassing document which includes a detailed, minute-by-minute timeline, vendor information, venue information & guidelines, and contact information, among other things.

Click here to see a sample Portfolio

Curated Vendor List

Based on your vision, we’ll provide a shortlist of vendors to choose from that we know will best execute that vision.

Our Experience

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Dozens of events planned in the Metro Detroit area

10+ years of experience planning events

Certified in wedding planning and timeline creation

Best of The Knot 2019

Named Best Wedding Planner of Detroit by WeddingRule.com

We know what it feels like to be overwhelmed by event planning.

Between dealing with cookie-cutter wedding professionals, hundreds of choices to be made, and complicated processes, it can seem impossible to know where to start.

Here’s Our Simple, 3-Step Process

1

Visualize

This process is complete with exercises for capturing your vision.

It allows us to determine things like traditions to include, colors and textures to use, venues best suited to your event, and fun extras to add that emphasize who you are as a couple

2

Customize

This is where we tailor our process to your vision.

We’ll build a mood board, create a custom task list and budget, nail down venue and vendors, and prepare a minute-by-minute timeline that details all aspects of your event.

3

Execute

Here’s where our team takes over and attends to all of the details before and during your event.

This includes confirming everything with vendors, walking through all of the details for the event itself, managing arrivals and deliveries, and being available to handle all questions and issues that arise.

At Christa Graham Weddings & Events…

our clients are unconventional couples who want a unique wedding that truly represents who they are.

To do that, you need someone who can see your vision and can connect you with the right process and people to make it happen.

The problem is that most wedding professionals offer a traditional, cookie-cutter approach which makes you feel like your event has to be more about their vision than yours.

We believe every couple should have the most important parts of themselves and their relationship infused throughout their wedding.

We work with clients who are non-traditional and a little eccentric. They are Detroit natives, dog lovers, tattoo wearers, gamers, queer folks, tarot card readers, plus-size individuals, or self-proclaimed nerds. Or, all of the above.

We understand how hard it is to find wedding professionals who know how to meet needs of clients like these — clients like you.

This is why we created a process which allows us to get the job done well and highlight the parts of your relationship that mean the most to you.

Here’s how we do it:

1. Visualize: This process is complete with exercises for capturing your vision.

2. Customize: This is where we tailor our process to your vision.

3. Execute: Where our team takes over and attends to all of the details before and during your event.

So, to avoid the traditional, cookie-cutter approach, and instead enjoy planning an event that truly represents who you are as a couple, book a free consultation call today.

And, in the meantime, check out all of the incredible events we’ve worked on in the past.

Our Favorite Events

Colorful & Fun Wedding at The Eastern Detroit

Kate & Ari reached out 5 months before their wedding. They needed a new wedding planner to help them execute their wedding vision. There were a lot of wedding professionals and a lot of moving pieces coming together to make this day perfect, so it was important...

Ghostly Glam Wedding at The Detroit Club

I have been dying to plan a Halloween-style wedding! I haven't been approached by a real engaged couple yet, so I decided to plan a photoshoot that features some pretty spooky wedding elements. Even with the ghostly look, we still wanted it to be beautiful, so the...

What Our Clients Say About Us

Jacqui & Tony

Christa is the one!

I cannot say enough about how wonderful and easy it was to work with Christa through our entire wedding planning process.

I was super apprehensive about booking a planner as I didn’t know if I really needed one. I definitely did! There was so much more involved than I could have imagined.

We had to plan around all of the changing COVID restrictions, which was stressful but Christa was there to guide us through and ensure that everything would be fine. And it was!

She was very responsive with quick and detailed answers to my ever growing list of questions! Her organization and understanding of the intricacies of the wedding industry allowed us to have the most perfect, stress free day.

Kind, calming, organized and efficient. Christa is the best!

Sean & James

Christa is absolutely FANTASTIC.

We decided to plan our June 2021 wedding with only a little over a month’s notice. Christa understood how high the stakes were — my mom was diagnosed with a terminal illness several months prior. Not only did she not bat an eye, she doubled down on helping make our dream wedding come true, even with the tight timeline.

Christa was calm, cool, and collected during the entire process, even when we weren’t. Her steady hand at the wheel gave us comfort in knowing that everything was under control.

One of the moments that really sums up Christa’s commitment: Due to the historic flooding in Dearborn the night before our wedding, our cake delivery was not going to happen as planned. Christa drove her own vehicle through crazy traffic conditions to pick up the cake herself and brought it to the ceremony.

Through all the bumps in the road, which were out of Christa’s control, everything fell into place perfectly. We could not have done any of this without her.

I am extremely confident that placing your trust in her for your wedding will be the best decision you have ever made.

Kirsten & Alex

Christa is a lifesaver.

When we first hired her in September 2019, she was immediately approachable, fun, and VERY organized. Little did we know that a global pandemic would hit and derail all of our beautiful plans.

Christa completely took it in stride, and planned 4 versions of our wedding for us—all of which were so beautiful and unique and completely us.

She has truly gotten us through this pandemic, and I know we wouldn’t have had the gorgeous ceremony we did without her. She was such a calming presence throughout the whole process, and became a friend along the way.

She provided our wedding party and vendors with very detailed minute-by-minute instructions so that we were completely compliant with COVID protocols, and we could just relax and enjoy our day.

She coordinated all of our vendors and reviewed the contracts for us to ensure we wouldn’t lose a ton of money if we had to postpone.

We are so thrilled with our initial decision to hire Christa, and we will be using her for all of our events in the future.

Breanna & Jared

Christa was an invaluable part of our wedding!

She is an expert at herding cats (our crazy bridal party with the attention spans of gnats!), diffusing bridezilla moments (I had a couple that she headed off at the pass and handled before I had a meltdown), and making sure our day ran as smoothly as possible.

She handled all of the things about our wedding that I had no idea how I was going to get done, as well as sending reminders and tips leading all the way up to the wedding day to make sure I was on track, managing my stress, and still going to have exactly the day my now husband and I wanted.

All I had to worry about for both rehearsal dinner and wedding day was making sure I showed up, and was on time. Christa handled absolutely everything else, and I’m so, so grateful.

If you want to have a fun, stress-free event, call Christa. Seriously.

If you’re part of an unconventional couple, or you have a unique vision for your event, let’s work together!