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Today's Expert: Angelica McDonnell from Green Orchid Events

May 22, 2017 3 min read


Angelica Mcdonnell from Green Orchid Events Gives us the low down on her business

Angelica_McDonnel_Green_Orchid_EventsWe recently interviewed fellow sparkle lover, Angelica McDonnell, owner of Green Orchid Events. The company specializes in wedding and event planning and have a stunning portfolio full of images that have captured not only their work but also the awesome moments that life has to offer. We’re absolutely over the moon to be sharing their work and this interview with you today.

Angelica joined Green Orchid Events in 2008 after interning on a wedding. Then owner of the business, Juliet Douglas, spotted her at the wedding and asked if Angelica would like to assist in one of her events. After that first wedding, she was hired. As Angelica mentions, the timing was everything, she had just completed her course at The International School of Hospitality and was immediately pulled into the wedding industry. I’m sure it’s because she followed her heart and her passion.

Incidentally, Angelica purchased the business from Juliet about a year and a half ago, one of her proudest moments in this business. This was a defining moment for Angelica and looking back, a leap of Faith that has been a rewarding decision.

Since the inception of Green Orchid Events, and as a continued mission of the business, the driving force and the passion that fuels the fire for this company is the industry and the couples. Couples are treated as friends. Lifelong friends who are made to feel absolutely comfortable with the process and as Angelica gets to know them, she asks all the right when, where, how, who, what and why questions in order to fully assess the individual needs of each couple. Digging deep allows her to get to that core essence of her couples and it’s in this that she can produce a wedding or event that caters to their wants and needs and is intimately detailed. One of Angelica’s favorite sayings to her couples is:

“I always tell them, your guests have been to weddings before, but they have never been to YOUR wedding. Let’s make it an experience they won’t forget!”


They offer wedding packages as well as social and corporate event packages. Some of their events include baby showers, bridal showers, anniversaries (and much more) on the social events side as well as events like team building and grand openings on the corporate side. For a comprehensive list of their services, head on over to their services page on their website.Although the company is based in Las Vegas, they have taken on events in Arizona, La Jolla, California, and Palos Verdes, California. They’d love to add more locations to their growing list of destination weddings and, as in Angelica’s words, “are willing to travel for love”.

With regards to weddings, Angelica and her team will walk you through planning your big day and will be with you every step of the way. Alternatively, if you’re planning your own wedding, Green Orchid Events can assist you with wedding day coordination services.

Angelica shared her favorite wedding trends with us and marble made it to the top of the list. Marble print is pretty big right now and there are a variety of imaginative and creative ways to use marble from wedding stationery to cakes. The marble and metallic combination is also a favorite of Angelica’s. With regards to color, burgundy and blush as a combination, have her attention at the moment and another stunning wedding trend that is also one of my personal favorites is the long-sleeved wedding gown with an illusion back.

It’s an absolute dream browsing the Green Orchid Events website. It’s beautiful and perfectly reflects their style of events. Don’t forget to check out their portfolio page but in the meantime, enjoy the sneak peak that we’ve got in the post.


Take a look at the Gorgeous Green Orchid Events


Credits: Evelyn & Donny; Venue: Four Seasons Hotel; Photography by: Samuel Lippke.


Credits: Jahana & John; Venue: Red Rock country Club; Photography by Orange Soda Photography.


Credits: Kelly & Mark; Venue: Private Residence; Photography by AltF.


Credits: Lindy & Dang; Venue: Mandarin Oriental; Photography by Chelsea Nicole Photography.

Angelica McDonnell Interview Quote

GET IN TOUCH WITH Green Orchid Events

Browse their awesome portfolio, find out more about the company or get in touch with them via their website. You can also follow the company's official social media pages on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.


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