Shop Talk: Firefly Events

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Planning your wedding is one of the most special (and stressful!) times of your life. Teissia and Alia of Firefly Events have made it their job to help brides plan the perfect day without the usual chaos. We have long admired their passion for  creating elegant and unique events, and we couldn’t wait to get a peek inside their New York City offices. The modern space filled with cozy and creative touches is the perfect place for Teissia and Alia to help brides-to-be plan their big day!

Photography: Jessie Webster 

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How and when did Firefly Events begin?
I started Firefly from my Los Feliz apartment in Los Angeles, CA in February of 2009. I had been working as the event coordinator for LAYN, a wonderful non-profit who’s mission is “to empower abused, neglected and homeless adolescents to become self-sufficient.” I did their event fundraising and quickly became the go-to event planner for all my friends as well. Small birthday gatherings slowly turned into holiday parties which then turned into weddings. While I loved working for the non-profit I found myself even more passionate about the weddings I was planning and eventually, a smart friend suggested that I might want to do weddings full time. Honestly, the thought had never even crossed my mind, but as soon as the seed was planted I knew that’s what I wanted to do.

I also knew that I was done working for other people. I wanted to have complete creative control and do things my way. That year I created Firefly Events and never looked back! It’s been an amazing journey that finally brought me to the most exciting city of them all —New York.

“We love our Restoration Hardware Flat Iron Table because it’s both beautiful and functional. It’s heavy duty unfinished top makes it the perfect crafting table for our many DIY projects and it’s pretty enough that it can serve as our main work space as well. We’re also totally in love with our super comfy Knoll Saarinen Executive Chairs that we’ve paired with the table. We purchased ours from Two Jakes, a local vintage furniture store specializing in mid-century office furniture, and then had them reupholstered. Even with the reupholstering costs they were a steal compared to the brand new ones we originally had our eye on.”

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