Culinary is the heart of Good Gracious! Events produced by a team passionate about food, memorable moments and sharing it with the world. Founder and CEO Pauline Parry along with her dynamic team have provided award-winning services in all areas of culinary, beverage, hospitality for the corporate, social and wedding markets. Our ultimate goal is to not just be exclusive but, to be the preferred for all your events. We listen, we create, we bring your vision to fruition with only the highest standards.

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Jennifer Hronek of Joie de Vivre Events

Creatives Who Inspire: Jennifer Hronek of Joie de Vivre Events and Weddings

For this week’s Creatives Who Inspire installment we interviewed Jennifer Hronek, the founder and principal planner of Joie de Vivre Events and Weddings, a luxury special event planning company based in Los Angeles. Jennifer’s own “Joie de Vivre,” meaning joy of living, is evident in every event she plans. From conception to planning, and ultimately through execution of the event, Jennifer delivers a memorable affair. Over the last two decades, we’ve been inspired by her professionalism, calmness under pressure and ability to deliver thoughtfully curated weddings, meetings, social and corporate events of all styles and sizes. She also has a

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Nicole Gillis of Nicole Alexandra Events

Creatives Who Inspire: Nicole Gillis of Nicole Alexandra Designs

For this week’s Creatives Who Inspire installment we interviewed Nicole Gillis, Founder and Owner of Nicole Alexandra Designs, an award-winning boutique firm dedicated to creating memorable weddings and events. Nicole brings her background in interior design to the events she creates. Her innovative ideas, creativity and attention to detail ensures that each undertaking is executed successfully and seamlessly. Her work has been featured in The Knot, Wedding Wire, California Wedding Day, Style Me Pretty and more. We’ve gotten to know Nicole over the last 5-plus years and are always inspired by her creations and dedication to her clients. We asked

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Liese Garner Marketing Strategist

Creatives Who Inspire: Liese Gardner, Marketing Strategist

For this week’s Creatives Who Inspire installment we interviewed Liese Gardner, a marketing and brand strategist who helps entrepreneurs streamline their messaging. We’ve relied on Liese’s extraordinary expertise over the years. She is passionate about the written word and took advantage of the extra time during quarantine. Back in March she challenged herself to write a newsletter each day for 30 days or until the lockdown was over. The essays are a snapshot of  quarantine — stories of porch pop-ups, people helping people, pivoting businesses and more. She recently compiled 19 of the essays into a book called The Quarantine

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Jessica Whitney of Zoe Productions

Creatives Who Inspire: Jessica Whitney of ZOē Productions

For this week’s Creatives Who Inspire installment we interviewed Jessica Whitney, Owner and Event Producer behind ZOē Productions, a live event production company that connects exceptional design and logistics to create out-of-this-world events. We’ve been lucky enough to work with her over the years and have come to know Jessica and her team very well. They execute special events in all forms: corporate events, charity galas, conferences, weddings, and awards shows located all over the world. Their list of clients ranges all the way from The Alzheimer’s Association to Warner Bros. International. Keep reading to learn more about Jessica, her

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Deborah James of Bella Vita Events

Creatives Who Inspire: Deborah of Bella Vita Events

A couple of years ago, we introduced a series on our blog entitled “Creatives Who Inspire,” in an effort to spread the word about some of our absolute favorite event industry professionals we’ve gotten to know and trust over many decades in the business. We LOVED the sense of community it created, and in-turn felt refreshed and inspired by interviewing fellow vendors and leaders in the event world. Our industry, like many others, this year has had to show a great deal of resilience, creativity, and strength. So we thought there is no better time than now to bring back

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Good Gracious! Events Featured on BizBash

Every year the California Science Center’s Discovery Ball fundraiser has a way to outdo itself and this year was no different. This pre-COVID-19 fundraiser had two themes. Lego, The Art of Brick and Mars. Pretty cool, right? We had a ball creating a menu and appropriate displays that fit both themes. Keep reading to see more from this out of this world event!   “This year’s event, held before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the museum to temporarily close, tied into the center’s new LEGO-theme exhibition, The Art of the Brick, which features more than 100 LEGO interpretations of classic art

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