By Michael Raiford
Spring is right around the corner and it is a wonderful season for event planners. The weather will be warmer and many people like exploring fun ideas outside, so planning events in the spring and summer would be ideal. It’s a great time to tie the season, environment, and weather together to create a meaningful event such as a Spring Sun in the Fun Festival.
I am Michael Raiford, CEO and Founder of Next Level Exquisite Events. I am a certified event planner, as I received my certification through the US Career Institute. I specialize in planning and coordinating weddings, trade shows, corporate events, and fashion shows.
I have coordinated fashion shows for over 20 years. I have my own modeling troupe, Next Level Models, Inc. My models have been recognized in magazines and participated in various fashion shows and charity events. My purpose for developing this modeling troupe was to help young men and women develop confidence and positive self-esteem. It helps young ladies and gentlemen develop social skills, receive networking and training opportunities, and undergo coaching, as well as work on personal and professional development.
My services for weddings include serving as an officiant, decorator, coordinator, director, and consultant. It has been a pleasure helping couples plan for their big day! I have helped coordinate theme weddings and, most recently, I have ventured into coordinating pop-up weddings. These pop-up weddings are designed to save my client’s money and time planning a wedding. Usually, these ceremonies take place without a lot of planning at all, maintaining an intimate setting with only a few attendants.
It has been my mission since I received my event planning certification to create lasting and memorable experiences for the clients I serve. I would love to bring your next event to life. To contact us, please visit my Facebook group, Next Level Events, LLC.