Bringing ideas to life with innovative event planning
Velvet Graves began her illustrious career in producing and designing special events through her early work in television. Her experience as a television field reporter led to her successful involvement in numerous prestigious events: Grammy/Oscar/Golden Globes/Fundraisers & Corporate. By learning about the use of props and set design
to make each shoot more interesting visually, she was in fact developing her knowledge of what would be her future career. The desire to segue into special event planning was overpowering. It represented the glamour that had always sparked her imagination combined with the love of producing “the big picture” while making sure that the smallest detail is perfect. The result, of course, has always been magic.
In film and television when subcontracted by set designers she learned everything from mechanics to continuity, from visual story telling to budgets, logistics, and camera-ready perfection. In 1993 Velvet started project managing and coordinating corporate events, star-studded galas and fundraising soirees. In her foray into large scale events she learned quickly the importance of troubleshooting/problem solving, diplomacy, patience and persistence. A high energy professional with leadership qualities and team spirit, she inspires everyone with whom she does business. Her consistently positive attitude and desire for perfection make clients loyal and great collaborators. She brings a style and panache that clients, both domestic and international, love.
“I always knew that the work was going to be difficult, “says Velvet, “but it’s always extremely rewarding. When you see the guests’ faces as they enter the room… it’s like magic.”
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“Velvet Graves – Create A Scene did more than we could have ever asked for or even imagine! Her work is superb! We got married July 24th; she was our coordinator, advisor, decorator and our “go to Gal” for our wedding. We really did” go to her” for everything! She arranged the flowers, the caterer, the entertainment and the hotel accommodations. She took care of the smallest details to the biggest. She is highly professional and a perfectionist. I had my dresses custom made; she took me to pick out the material. She went with me for every single fitting for my dress and even picked out my makeup. Our wedding was outdoors at a beautiful home at the beach. Our theme was Tahitian style. She transformed the area into a Tahitian paradise! The flower arrangements were over the top, so beautiful! It was absolutely awesome. Our guests loved the added touch of wearing leas and beads which Velvet arranged for. Our guests to this day still talk about our wedding and how magical it was, and will to come. Thank you Velvet! “
We love you,
Robert and Teri Jecmen
“Velvet couldn’t come more highly recommended. Throughout the entire process of coordinating my son’s Bar-Mitzvah,Velvet was with me every step of the way. Her creativity and brilliance was truely mind blowing. People couldn’t get over the ballroom. Many had never seen a room light up the way Velvet had done it. She is a very hard worker who is dedicated to her craft, and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for my upcoming daughters Bat-Mitzvah!“
Stephanie Massman Durrer