Owner and Lead Designer/Planner
Brandi's love for culture, style, and creativity stems from her studies abroad and background in clothing, textiles, and design. In 2001 she received a fashion design internship in Spain and then later went on to a fashion and visual merchandising venture for a major retailer in Seattle in 2002.
In addition to the fashion world, Brandi also spent a few years in the mortgage industry. This time proved to be incremental in refining the organizational and financial skills she still uses today.
Seeing a distinct need for a young, creative planning company in Idaho, Brandi opened Soiree in 2006 after participating in an intensive course for wedding and event management from the nationally recognized Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC). She went on to become a member of the association, and in 2010 she also became the Regional Chapter Director-Boise Idaho for Wedding Network USA.
Brandi specializes in coordinating and designing tented, private residence, and full service weekend weddings from beginning to end. Since opening Soiree, she has earned a reputation of being a visionary for both the company and the events she plans. Clients learned early on that working with Brandi meant never settling for the so-so, and out-of-the box dreaming was a must; vendors learned that events planned by Soiree were disciplined, well-managed, and fun at the same time. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Style Me Pretty and her expertise on the business and art of weddings has been sought after in both local and national publications.
Brandi is known for famously wearing heels every day, having a quirky sense of humor and crying when you walk down the aisle because she’s a hopeless romantic. She won’t hesitate to give you her opinion on coordinated stationery, and a foodie herself, never passes up a date over good food and great wine. She unabashedly loves designer jeans and the two favorite men in her life, her son Kaden and husband Shaun.