Meet the Blue Fancy Family
Hi there! Welcome to our little Blue Fancy family! My name is Meredith Sipe-Sumner, and I am the owner and founder of Blue Fancy Events. I wasn’t always an event planner, nor did I ever think that I would some day be running a company. It was one of those dreams that we all have tucked away…one of those dreams that we say we might “some day” follow, but deep down, don’t actually believe is a part of our reality.
I began my post college life as a music teacher, and taught elementary, middle school, and high school students. My job was rewarding, and my students were my life. Twelve years went by, during which I had earned my masters degree in administration. I began to think like a business woman, and was beginning to feel the entrepreneurial side of me bubble to life.
I woke up one summer morning, to the realization that I had been teaching my students to listen to their hearts and follow their dreams, but I had never once taken my own advice. I realized it was time. Within a week, I resigned from my position. If I was going to make a significant change, I knew that it could not be a gradual process. I spent the next month creating a business plan, a website, and specific branding ideas. Within two months, I launched Blue Fancy Events. I have never looked back.
Today, I am surrounded by a team of hard-working and compassionate people that carry out the Blue Fancy philosophy to it’s fullest degree. This company wouldn’t be where it is today, without the hard work of my amazing staff, supportive family, and our incredible clients.
Wedding planning should be a breeze for everyone involved and I strive to lighten the load in a graceful, organized and efficient manner. Working hand in hand with my couples, I am not only your wedding right hand, I am also a friend you can call on for any and all needs — and enjoy a good laugh or cocktail with.
My solution-driven spirit and calm demeanor has served me well in ensuring the big day is everything you hope and more — from the moment you wake up to the second your head hits the pillow. I am passionate about breathing life into a design and finding crafty ways to infuse weddings with the personality of the couple, so that when your guests walk into the venue, they recognize this is a wedding that is unmistakably yours. My friendships with my couples go beyond the wedding day, and I welcome the opportunity to get to know you and your family as we plan your wedding — and have fun doing it!
Some people have said I live my life with rose-colored glasses on, and I won’t deny it. I love all things wedding-related, and family and friends know me as the one to happily volunteer to plan, organize, and make things pretty. My calm demeanor, out-of-the-box thinking and organization have assisted me in planning events big and small, and my passion for working with people often results in me buddying up to Grandma at the reception, or twirling the flower girl.
With an extensive background in event coordination, you can rely on me to make planning your wedding simple, fun, and most of all, stress-free. My first foray into the wedding industry was working as a bridal stylist, where I quickly discovered my love for working with brides and making a vision come to life. I soon found myself striving to do that on a larger scale! I can ensure a smooth and enjoyable planning process that will bloom into the wedding of your dreams. When I’m not fluffing dresses, I can be found cheering on the Badgers, traveling to new places or doing yoga. I can’t wait to begin the journey to your big “I DO!” with you!