A full-service event and wedding planning company based in Columbia, Missouri

Hiring | New Position | Event Associate/Administrative Associate

AnnaBelle Events is searching for a bright, energetic and resourceful individual to join their fast-paced Event Office in Columbia, MO.  Someone ready for an exciting and fast-paced position that has endless potential for growth!  They would be responsible for providing organization and operations skills to facilitate the on-going workings of the office.  While also having the opportunity to participate in special assignments and events/weddings to expand their position and enhance their career development and growth.

Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-5:00 set hours at a minimum, in our busier season additional set hours may be requested. (typically our office is open Tuesday-Thursday 10-5 with appointments other days)

Additionally, evening and weekend hours will be required.  Dependent on event calendar, typically 4-6 hours per event.  Advance notice is always given, i.e. currently we know our schedule through August 1st.

Duties & Expectations:

  • Welcomes guests and clients in the office, by greeting them in person or on the phone
  • Social Media management and strategic planner
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records and tracking system
  • Maintain accurate vendor database
  • Maintains supply inventory: rentals, event boxes and office supplies. Including placing orders.
  • Place and manage invitation orders and assembly
  • Answer inquiries through AnnaBelleEvents.com
  • Schedule initial consultations for Anne, attend as needed
  • Manage Preferred Vendor program and promotions
  • Provides key support to overall team meetings: preparing agendas and providing follow ups.
  • Provide research support for event supplies, vendors and décor
  • Develops event specific items (organization and creative)
  • Leads event follow-up with vendors and clients
  • Answer inquiries for managed venues and provides key support in tours and during events
  • Provides key support in ongoing retainer client tasks
  • Special projects could include: designing décor ideas for promotional events, organizing social events to promote the business.

Additionally on the day-of Event & Weddings:

  • Lead associate to Anne on all events and weddings
  • Managing interns on assigned tasks
  • Interacting and supervising vendors
  • Catering to our clients for all their needs
  • Setup of décor and other event items

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

 

  • Has passion for event planning and marketing
  • Proven work history and experience for the following:
    • Professional and friendly demeanor at all times in the office
    • Easygoing/go with the flow attitude, willingness to learn
    • Ability to think quickly in a situation
    • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to be independent
    • Strong leader and ability to work well in a team atmosphere
    • Flair for creativity and design, able to speak up with ideas and suggestions
    • Full knowledge and ability to work with Microsoft Office, must include Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher
    • Working knowledge or willingness to learn other design software
    • Full knowledge and strategically planning of social media sites; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • A love and natural want for perfection and attention to detail. You find yourself paying attention to the small things and always find yourself going the extra mile on projects or events in your life.
  • Trustworthy, ability to keep information confidential is a must. This internship will require you to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
  • Able to be on your feet for extended periods of time, in addition to lifting boxes.
  • Associate Degree (equivalent hours) at a minimum, Bachelors Degree preferred.

Compensation Summary:

Compensation will be hourly, based on the individual’s experience and performance.  Bonuses will be available for special projects and events/weddings.

Potential Growth:

This position has the potential to ideally grow into an Associate Planner, where the individual would be booking and managing events and weddings independently.  More about these responsibilities and compensation can be discussed after hiring.

Send resumes to Anne@AnnaBelleEvents.com 

Subject Line: Event Associate/Administrative Associate

Deadline April 1st, 2016


2016 Event & Wedding Planning Assistant Internship

We are hiring for our Event Assistant Internship Program!

AnnaBelle Events is now recruiting for our Event Assistant Internship Program. Be a part of our team that produces top notch weddings and events throughout Mid-Missouri.

Applicants are applying for the 2016 Spring & Summer event calendar, with the opportunity to continue through the fall. The program is for 5-10 sophomore and junior students that are studying Event Planning, Marketing, Public Relations and similar fields. Resumes are now being accepted.

Applicants have a desire to gain real experience with a great local event company and can commit the time this industry demands to work real events.

Applicant must commit to working two events, at a minimum. These events will take place between March and August 2016, with the majority in May and June. Historically all of our event assistants choose to continue working past two events and stay in the program up to graduation. Our event calendar is planned months in advance, event dates will be provided at the time of your interview. Additional events will come up and ideally event assistants are flexible enough to work those events as needed.

Working an event means that you are available for that entire day, typically a Saturday. Many times our days include late evening hours, as we are always the last to leave our events. Our policy is that you must commit 100% to each event. This is the best way for us to accomplish our work, fulfil our client’s needs and give you the opportunity to gain real experience.

Aside from working the day of an event our team may meet for a logistics meeting before events, when needed. These meeting are mandatory when you commit to an event. We are flexible with the time and frequently meet in the evenings (after classes) whenever necessary.

About AnnaBelle Events | we specialize in event coordination and design; planning corporate events, social occasions and weddings throughout Missouri and parts of the Midwest. A team of event assistants is led by Owner & Event Planner, Anne Churchill, providing each client the staff and labor needed to execute their event flawlessly. We pride ourselves on each client being overjoyed with their experience not only at their event, but throughout their entire planning process with AnnaBelle Events. Our office is located at 1400 Forum Blvd, Suite 7B.

Interested? See if you are the right fit for the program…
Ideal candidate:
• Has a professional and friendly demeanor
• Has an easygoing/go with the flow attitude, willingness to learn
• Excellent problem solving skills and ability to be independent
• Flair for creativity and design, able to speak up with ideas and suggestions
• A love and natural want for perfection and attention to detail. You find yourself paying attention to the small things and always find yourself going the extra mile on projects or events in your life.
• Has an interest in event planning, as well as in owning your own business, marketing and networking. It’s more than just planning parties.
• Trustworthy, ability to keep information confidential is a must. This internship will require you to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Internship responsibilities:
• Event tasks on the day of events; setup, design work, event management, vendor management, greeting guests, social media and event teardown
• Provide creative input on events and tasks
• Possibility of assisting in a variety of event planning tasks per event, i.e. RSVP management, client relations, prepping event supplies, arranging deliveries and orders.
• Assist in upkeep of event rentals/décor, as needed
• Perform other responsibilities as directed

Please send your resume (with at least two references) and cover letter as PDFs to Anne@AnnaBelleEvents.com. Please make your subject line “2016 Internship Applicant”

All resumes are due by March 1st, 2016. We will follow up with you for an interview if we feel you are the right fit for the position.


West Coast Style Meets Midwest Wedding!

It's no secret that fashion, design and events are inspired from trends we first see on the coasts that make their way to the Midwest.  We're on a mission to show you how to bring Cali-Style to your Midwest Wedding!

It's easier than you'd think, while the West Coast has mountains, beaches, and ocean we have rivers with bluffs, lakes and vast green spaces. Take a look as we compare venues of these two regions, showing how while there are miles separating us the style is not too different!

 

Cliffs and Vineyards | These venues feature stunning views in the distance as  the backdrop to the ceremony blufftops.

Cali-Style | Malibu Rocky Oaks in Malibu, California
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Midwest Style | Les Bourgeois Blufftop on the Missouri River in Rocheport
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Lush Yards Surrounded by Trees  | These venues provide a beautiful frame of trees while opening to a grass area set for a ceremony

Cali-Style | Taft Garden Ojaj, California
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Midwest Style | Private Residence in Columbia, Missouri
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Waterfalls | These venues offer an amazing focal point creating a setting unlike any other.

Cali-Style | Grand Tradition Estate in San Diego, California

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Midwest Style | Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri

Big Beautiful Barns | No longer only for the rustic couple, these barns are vintage and chic.

Cali-Style | HammerSky Vineyards & Inn in Paso Robles, California

Midwest Style | Bluebell Farm, Fayette Missouri

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Clear Span Structures | Be it a tent or a greenhouse these venues allow the outside in while staying covered.

Cali-Style | Private Residence under a Clearspan Tent
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Midwest Style | Jewel Box in St Louis, Missouri
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AnnaBelle Events Wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016

It's with tons of excitement that we share AnnaBelle Events has won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for 2016 - for the fourth consecutive year! 

This award is given to the top 5% of Wedding Professionals Nationwide and it is a huge honor to be part of the group!2016 WW Certificate

Read the full press release below!

Columbia’s Own AnnaBelle Events Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016 for fourth consecutive year

                     COLUMBIA, MISSOURI– {January 6, 2016} – WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named AnnaBelle Events as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Wedding Planning in Columbia!  This is the fourth consecutive year AnnaBelle Events has received this honor.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with AnnaBelle Events.  Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as AnnaBelle Events who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

“AnnaBelle Events is proud to be one of the top Wedding Planners in the Central Missouri area within the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.” – Anne Churchill, Owner & Senior Planner.

For more information about AnnaBelle Events please visit our website at www.AnnaBelleEvents.com

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards

 

 


Wedding & Event Tools

Great news, we're sharing some of our favorite planning tools with you!  

We're collecting our fav planning tools to one place on our website, so you can utilize them when planning your very own wedding or event. 

WEDDING TOOLSVisit our Tools & Tips page to see them all and plan like an expert!

Visit our Tips & Tools Pinterest board for even more resources!

Follow AnnaBelle Events & Weddings's board Tips & Tools for Event Planning on Pinterest.


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