NOT something that feels like a burden or a cause for losing precious time, energy, or sleep (what’s more valuable than that?)
The process of crafting your celebration should feel special and exciting - something you look forward to...
NOT based on the expectations of others, pressure to do things a certain way, outdated traditions that mean nothing to you, or what the Internet tells you you should be doing.
Your celebration should be an expression of you and your story, reflecting what’s important to you and what makes you happy...
NOT running around on the day of your event worrying about the innumerable who’s, what’s, when’s, and how’s
You deserve the experience of truly being a part of your celebration - being present, living in the moment, and making a bajillion memories with your loved ones...
You won’t have to worry about setting things up, telling people where to go, making sure things are running on time, or the other pressures of being a host.
We’ll work together to identify the priorities, values, and rituals or traditions that are important to you and we’ll translate them into your event.
By making thoughtful choices about how you want to celebrate and who you want to celebrate with, you’ll end up with the best version of your big day.
Together we’ll help you make intentional choices about where and how you’re sourcing products and goods, as well as practices to incorporate (or avoid) to reduce waste.
Let’s face it, planning an event can bring moments of stress, even when you’re working with a professional. That’s we’ll be there to answer questions, talk through the things that’s worrying you, and deal with any curve balls. And hey, we might even have some fun along the way!
So after six years on the East Coast, I packed up my life, and with my now-fiancé in tow, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest where I officially launched my events company as A Bird with a Plan. In those first two years, I obtained my wedding planning certification and had the opportunity to work with truly amazing couples and industry professionals on an array of elopements, weddings, and styled photoshoots. However, now heading into 2022 I have refocused my vision as the Hummingbird Event Co...
I’ve had a lifelong love of hosting gatherings and celebrations and bringing people together, but it took YEARS to realize that this was something I could pursue as more than just a hobby.
After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in International Studies, I immediately moved to Washington D.C. to pursue a career in the nonprofit world. Before I knew it, the years were flying by - I had the chance to do pretty much everything under the sun in my job, but managing events was by far the part of my work that was most exciting.
At some point it dawned on me that I could actually combine my lifelong love of celebrations with the logistical know-how of event planning into a new path.
Meet Mosley. The world’s least helpful and most destructive assistant.
Reusable IKEA bag for the win!
Wearing goggles for #DryIceSafety
Boxed mac & cheese (don’t judge)
Soft pretzels (hello Auntie Anne)
A thrift store treasure hunt
Coffee (notice a trend?)
Bagels (New York style, please)
Proper dishwasher loading
Taming my curly hair
Staying awake through movies
Pizza eating contests
Spending all my $ at the farmer’s market
I wish to acknowledge the fact that as the owner of the Hummingbird Event Co., I inhabit land stolen from the Duwamish People, the First People of the present-day Seattle area. Although insufficient, I am committed to paying rent to the Duwamish Tribe and I encourage all occupants of the Seattle area to do the same through Real Rent Duwamish. The Duwamish Tribe has yet to receive rightful recognition from the U.S. government - take a few seconds to sign this petition to demand federal recognition.
I very much consider myself to be a “bird person” (no, not as in a half bird / half human creature, although that would be cool), but in the sense that I find them to be a source of happiness.
My last name means “bird” in Lithuanian, and I was born to two bird-loving, bird-watching parents (it was normal to have a pair of binoculars in the glove compartment) - it was probably inevitable that I’d inherit a fondness for our feathered friends.
Hummingbirds, in particular, have always felt like bearers of joy to me. No matter how many times I see them flitting from flower to flower outside my window, I get the same burst of happiness and wonder. Even if you’re not a bird person like me, I bet you still feel that tiny sense of delight when a hummingbird passes you by.
For a business that’s all about creating moments of joy, what could be a more fitting mascot than the hummingbird?