“I had the pleasure of working with Lori of Elegant Affairs and cannot say enough good things about my experience. Being a photographer who works 30-40 weddings a year, I work with ALL kinds of designers, planners and day-of coordinators who span the gamut of skill set, personality, and professionalism. Lori hit the mark in all categories. In the lead up to the wedding she was organized and communicative, making sure the couple's priorities for pictures and the necessary logistics to make those pictures happen was matched in her master timeline. The event was a Northwest destination event and, as can be expected for a mid-October date, rain fell for the couple who was dead set on an outdoor ceremony. I loved watching Lori's experience and understanding of human nature come into play as she massaged expectations for the couple and guests toward an end result she knew the couple would be most happy with. She deftly and quickly worked with the floral designer to recreate the outdoor feel for an indoor ceremony and the couple was thrilled. If you are looking for an event planner/designer who can make the difficult seem effortless and beautiful and do it all with a sweet smile and a sharp sense of humor, Lori should be the first on your list.”
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Clinton James Photography

 
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Elegant Affairs
10116 36th Ave CT SW #12
Lakewood, WA. 98499

253.279.6485
info@elegantaffairswa.com

“Don't hesitate - book Lori right now. We were one of those couples that didn't think we needed a wedding coordinator. We were required to have a day of coordinator by our venue so after months of planning on our own, we called Lori. From day 1 I wished that I had pulled the trigger months before. She organized what we had previously planned, clarified details, was an incredibly helpful coach at getting through the to do list in the month before, and helped every single one of our vendors show up as their best on the day of. Most importantly - Lori is the best kind of friend you want to meet. Her selfless nature will blow you away and her professionalism takes so much weight off of the couple's shoulders. I am so so happy that she was next to us in those last few weeks - I only wish it could have been for longer!”
~Cass + Will

Owner/Senior Planner Lori Losee

 

 

Elegant Affairs was launched in 2005 by Lori Losee.  Lori realized her love for event planning at a young age.  This love was further solidified when she became a member of the Alpha Phi sorority at Washington State University.  It was that time that Lori was able to get her feet wet by planning charity and social events. Lori graduated from WSU with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism. She worked in the newspaper world for four years before she began her new career in event planning.

It was after planning her own wedding to her college sweetheart in 2003, she realized that her heart was really in the wedding industry and Elegant Affairs was born. Her family has expanded to include her sons Grant and Jackson.

Lori brings a unique mix of business savvy and creative vision that has consistently translated to flawless, stylish and memorable events.  Her passion for weddings, attention to detail, and all around people skills, makes her the perfect addition to any couple's planning experience!

Fun Facts about me
~I am the 1988 Hula Hoop Champion at the Puyallup Fair
~I love Disneyland, like almost an unhealthy obsession! I have never been to Disneyworld though.
~I have never had a sip of coffee (and yes I know I live in Starbucks home country)

Why do I love Weddings
What don't I love about weddings? I still remember the first wedding I went to as a child and saw just how much fun they are. Then planning my own wedding to now helping over 220 couples plan their big day makes me giddy. I am such a wedding nerd its not even funny. I love seeing my couples come together as one and join their families and friends and have a great party to celebrate.

Favorite Part of  Wedding Planning
Really getting to know my couples and growing our relationship even beyond wedding day and calling them my friends. I have been to countless baby showers and birthday parties and even Girls' Nights. Truly I have been blessed with the most amazing couples over the past 14 years.

Favorite Part of  Wedding Day
It has to be when I reveal the "reception" room to my couple for the first time, just them two. I love seeing all of the emotion when everything has come together. Lots of tears, smiles, laughter, thank yous and hugs. It just reminds me just how much I love my job.

Favorite Part of My Own Wedding Day
Oh there were so many. One that really stands out is before I walked down the aisle, I got to talk to my grandfather who couldn't travel from Eastern Washington to my wedding and he told me good luck and that he loved me (and coming from this man he never shared his feelings so this was huge) and that was the first tear I shed that beautiful yet extremely hot June day.

What song did you walk down the aisle to?
I walked down to Canon in D. I learned how to play this song on the piano when I was younger and always knew I would walk down the aisle to this song. For my wedding there were four songs that I need to have at my wedding. The other three were All I Ask of You from The Phantom of the Opera and Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof (this song was always sung at my parents wedding) and Ave Maria.

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“I've said it a million times and I'll continue to say it -- saying "Yes" the day Michael proposed was the first easiest and best decision I've made -- hiring Lisa with Elegant affairs was the second easiest and best decision I made for our wedding!!! I had gone to a wedding that Lori with Elegant Affairs did the year prior and it was the smoothest flowing wedding I had ever been too and I've been to over 30 weddings in my 26 years of life! These ladies and their timeline are the piece to the puzzle every wedding needs!!!! Lisa not only kept me sane throughout the planning processes but she made my elegant wedding vision come to life!!! During this last year when I would mention to someone that we had a wedding/day of coordinator their response was always, " I wish I would've had one for my wedding." And I don't know how people don't have one!! I seriously just couldn't imagine not having Lisa this last year and especially that day!!! Leading up to the wedding Lisa never said no to my vision even when I had my own doubts. She assured me even our short set up time before our ceremony was doable! She executed my elegant wedding dream so perfectly!!! If there was a hiccup in that day I had no clue and never knew about it, just as every bride should be! I was able to enjoy the day and it sure was a beautiful and emotional day! Lisa has become more than our wedding planner over this year, she has become a friend to Michael and I and we can't thank her enough for everything!”
Thank you Lisa and thank you Elegant Affairs!
~Mollee + Michael

 

Associate Wedding Planner Lisa Owens

 

 

 

Hi my name is Lisa Owens and I am extremely thrilled to join the Elegant Affairs team. I began working as a florist here in Tacoma. My passion for floral design in weddings and special events began to flourish. I graduated from Tacoma Community College with my degree in Business with an emphasis in Wedding Planning. I was then given the opportunity to intern as an Event Specialist at the Tacoma Art Museum. Overtime I learned many event logistics which included weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, and birthday celebrations. Since 2010, I have executed creative and unique weddings and events. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the team at Elegant Affairs and working with our couples, making their experience unforgettable!

Fun Facts about me
~My first full time job was a Floral Manager for 3 Albertsons stores and a florist at Lund Floral.
~I planned my first wedding in 2010.
~My Honeymoon was celebrated in Thailand.

Why do I love Weddings
My passion for weddings is driven from experiencing the outpouring love and support for my couples, as family and friends gather together to celebrate two individuals becoming one. After months of planning and at the end of the day, my heart is full when I see smiles on everyone’s face and my couple leaving happy and married.

Favorite Part of  Wedding Planning
 My favorite part of wedding planning is when I meet with my clients, especially to walk through their venue. Seeing a venue as a blank canvas allows me to focus on my couples vision, have attention to detail, and use creativity and personalization to make it unique to them. (Gotta love Pinterest boards) I enjoy having my couples visualize the before and after when the special touches are all then brought together, making both their ceremony and reception unforgettable.

Favorite Part of  Wedding Day
My favorite part of the wedding day is when the couple reveals themselves to each other, whether it is during the first look or when their eyes meet walking down the aisle. Time stands still as they embrace each other, as if no one is there but the two of them. It’s the tears of happiness and adoration in their eyes, pure joy radiating from their smiles, and love filling their hearts that make it such a beautiful and special moment.

Favorite Part of My Own Wedding Day
My husband, Adam sang A Cappella, "Grow Old with You" from the movie Wedding Singer. He changed the words to reflect the two of us, making it memorable. This was truly the best and sweetest wedding gift.

What song did you walk down the aisle to?
I walked down the aisle to "Marry Me" by Train. It was performed by my two cousins sang and played the acoustic guitars, as well as a very close family friend on the keyboard. It was very special to include them as part of our wedding day.

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