My name is Rich Wiemer and I am the owner and Lead Planner at Elite Wedding Planning. I am born and raised on Long Island. I started getting into the industry a couple years ago after planning my own wedding. After having an amazing mentor in teaching me the in's and out's of the industry we now taking on and working with couples up and down the east coast. Me and my husband have two adorable furbabys and when we get a weekend off we spend it with them at the dog park or beach and getting puppuccinos!
The Wedding Industry
As I was planning my own wedding me and my husband were completely lost. We didnt know where to start or how to even be able to pull anything off. We felt so in over our own heads. We ended up hiring our wedding planner Adina Perrullo with A Perfect Day Wedding Planning. She helps us so much. Little did I know what would come from it. She grabbed the reins and helped us get a hold of everything. Then while in the planning process she said to me that I had a real knack for the small details and the creative process. She saw somthing in me I wasn't yet aware of. Me finding enjoyment in the creation process offered to help her out if she ever needed it. The rest was history. She took me on as her apprentice and taught me eveyrthing I know. She has now retired but her teachings live on!
The Wedding Memories
While me and my husband were moving down to Tampa we were driving down in the moving truck. Me and my mentor had a wedding in Charelston, South Carolina. It was a very special one because the bride was from Long Island and the groom was from South Carolina. They brought in vendors from Long Island to this beautiful historic wedding site. It was where my mentor annoucned she was retiring and it was going to be her last wedding year. It was a passing of the torch feeling and it was also where i knew, I was where i belonged! The couple was amazing and were super supportive and it was a huge Long Island wedding in South Carolina. Even though it rained the party never stopped!
I have a creative heart and it runs down to my core. I love design and curration of the concepts. My favorite part of the process is working with florists and designers on the creation of the feel and esthetic of the night and for the wedding.
We are based out of Tampa, Florida but our roots go all the way back to Long Island. We learned eveything we know from New York. After serving weddings from Montauk all the way up to the Catskills, then down the East Coast there isnt anything we haven't seen. We keep close contact with our Long Island vendors to help beenfit our couples. We got our start under A Perfect Day Wedding Planning and with being beyondly grateful for everything they have taught us we are now ready to be out on our own building amazing weddings for our couples all over!
We are a big disney family and with living down in Tampa. We love to head over and get a drink around the world at the world showcase and take in some fireworks every once in awhile. When we are working we will be back and fourth between Long Island and Tampa spending time with our pups and friends and family when time allows.
RUN… don’t walk- make sure you book with Rich because he is absolutely amazing & truly one of a kind. I never thought we’d need a wedding planner until we actually started planning and realized how in depth the entire process was. We booked our venue 6 months out which was super stressful but fast forward to about 4 months out- all of our vendors were pretty much complete for the most part and almost all major things taken care of. Our day would not have been so smooth and up to par had it not been for his attention to detail and professional manner. Thank you Rich again for making one of the greatest days of our lives so incredible.
|We started working with Rich early in the wedding process, so little did we know how much we would need him. Right from the beginning, we noticed Rich’s passion for the work and attention to detail which made us feel confident in his abilities. He always knew the right questions to ask and was amazing at following up with us and our vendors. Throughout the months of working with him, he showed kindness and interest by getting to know us. He was able to mitigate any issue we had and resolve them without impacting our experience. He worked with our wedding party and family, and across the board, everybody recognized what an amazing asset he was. He made our wedding day go without a hitch and we couldn’t have done it without him; he made everything worthwhile! Would highly recommend getting Rich as your wedding planner!|
|The BEST decision ever was to hire Richard as my wedding planner!! I honestly stressed a lot and was not a huge fan of the wedding planning process so I reached out to Elite to help take the stress off my shoulders and let me tell you they did!! From the very beginning I knew I was in good hands. Richard was amazing to work with, super sweet and became a friend throughout this process. He will be apart of our lives forever! We would have not been able to pull off the day without them!|
I cannot speak highly enough of Angela and her services as day-of coordinator. Although at first I questioned whether we would be able to budget for a coordinator, I could not have imagined having my wedding without her! I believe she was essential to making my wedding day a success.
Working with Angela was a dream. I was impressed with her ability to go above and beyond, and that was just for day-of services! Any question I had, Angela was there to answer. I have absolutely nothing bad to say, she was incredible.
We couldn't be happier that we chose to work with Angela for month-of wedding coordination. Without her, we would have been lost in the final details. The day of our wedding was totally stress free and ran so smoothly. Angela provided a slew of great suggestions and tips to pulling together a wedding in a non-traditional venue. Every detail was thought of and executed to perfection.
I hired Angela as our month-of wedding coordinator and she was the best wedding decision I made. The day went seamlessly thanks to her incredible attention to detail and her ability to problem solve.
Angela was an extremely helpful resource from start to finish. Her advice and recommendations made the wedding planning process less intimidating and much more fun. She was extremely communicative and would always reply to my emails within hours, if not minutes! Everything on our wedding day went off without a hitch.
I hired Angela as our month-of wedding coordinator and she was the best wedding decision I made. The day went seamlessly thanks to her incredible attention to detail and her ability to problem solve. It meant that I was able to enjoy my wedding without having to worry, or think about, anything. She was invisible to guests, effortlessly making the day a logistical fairytale. I could not have done it without her.
Angela was an extremely helpful resource from start to finish. Her advice and recommendations made the wedding planning process less intimidating and much more fun. She was extremely communicative and would always reply to my emails within hours, if not minutes! Everything on our wedding day went off without a hitch - and I know it's because Angela and her team were running around making sure everything was taken care of so we wouldn't have to lift a finger.
Working with Angela as my day of planner was a dream. Her experience saved us from hiring on services we didn't need and from having a schedule flow that didn't make sense to move our wedding party around the property. Angela and her team were super professional and on every detail.