We are dedicated to making your wedding dreams come true, your way.
Your wedding starts on time… The wedding party enters on cue… Your train is fluffed just before you go down the aisle… You are totally focused on him during your vows… The reception activities run smoothly and seamlessly… Your guests comment on how well planned everything was and what a great time they had… That is what makes LASTING MEMORIES!!!
Christa Owens' educational background and experience make her a rare find in the wedding planning industry. Christa holds an undergraduate business degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University. In addition, she has attained the Professional Bridal Consultant designation from the Association of Bridal Consultants. Christa has experience planning and directing various types of weddings including Jewish, outdoor and destination weddings. She believes that listening to the bride, providing a high level of customer service and attention to detail are paramount in serving brides. The combination of Christa's education, experience, enthusiasm and business philosophy makes her uniquely qualified to plan your wedding.
Christa Owens founded LASTING MEMORIES to provide superior planning and consulting services to deliver the wedding of your dreams with unparalleled ease, elegance and style.
Superior Service – At LASTING MEMORIES we believe in providing the highest level of service to our clients. That means returning your phone calls and e-mails on a timely basis, making your planning process easier (e.g., providing marriage license requirements, wedding day weather information, etc.) and being available to you throughout the planning process.
Ease – Your time is very valuable. You should be doing the fun things like picking your dress, tasting cakes and spending time with your fiancé. Our job is to take the stressful, unpleasant “to do’s” off your list like setting appointments, getting price quotes and running around town looking for the perfect location, etc.
Elegance – An elegant wedding is characterized by more than just where it is held or how much is spent. It is characterized by attention to detail and a high level of coordination. We pay close attention to the smallest details (such as making sure you always look your best, starting your wedding on time, making sure Grandma is comfortable, ensuring your guest favors are placed just as you want them, etc.) so that every aspect of your wedding is polished. We pull all the details together so that your time, money and planning do not go to waste.
Style – Each bride’s wedding is a statement of her personal style. At LASTING MEMORIES we seek to create a wedding that reflects your grace and beauty. We are dedicated to making your wedding dreams come true, your way.
"My experience with Lasting Memories was wonderful! Christa was prompt in returning all of my phone calls and e-mails and answered any questions I had in a timely manner. She is extremely organized and dependable! With all of the craziness going on with planning a wedding, having a Wedding Consultant/Coordinator you can count on is priceless! Beyond that, she is extremely friendly and personable. I look forward to passing along her name to others with upcoming nuptials but, most importantly, I know we'll stay in touch for years to come." ~Brooke and David
“Working with Lasting Memories was wonderful! Not only did Christa provide answers to my questions, but she always gave explanations and a little something extra, in case I hadn’t thought about something. In addition, Christa came prepared for any mishap (the soloist forgot her necklace and borrowed one from Christa’s emergency suitcase). I will be recommending Lasting Memories as often as I can! ~Kimberly and Curtis
"I can't imagine what planning my wedding would have been like without the help of Lasting Memories. Planning a wedding can sometimes be a stressful activity, but Christa made sure everything was on track. Because of Christa I enjoyed a no-stress wedding!. Christa always had great ideas, but more than that she was always willing to do the work to bring those ideas to fruition. In addition, I ordered invitations through her because of the value and the convenience. During and after my wedding, my guests told me how well-coordinated the wedding was and what a great time they had at the reception. Thank you." ~Ellen and D’Andre