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August 10, 2020

Vendor Feature: Uptown Events & Travel

We are really excited about this blog post because we get to highlight one of our favorite vendors, Uptown Events & Travel! We connected with the owner Jessica who answered a few questions about her business and working with our band.

Tell us about yourself!
Hey Y’all! My name is Jessica Upton and I’m the proud owner of Uptown Travel & Events. We are an Austin based event company that also specializes in booking personalized travel. After 6 years of working at local Austin event venues, I started Uptown Events in 2012 as a way to help couples plan their special day without the stress of going-it-alone.

What is your favorite thing about working in weddings?
Every wedding is unique; the design, the atmosphere, and the couple. No day is ever the same and I’m constantly challenged to make every event reflect each couples’ style and taste. The best part of being a wedding coordinator is the huge hug of gratitude from the couple at the end of their wedding. That feeds my soul! Wedding cake is also a plus!

Can you share a memory about working with Royal Dukes Band?
Royal Dukes is one of those special bands that brings an event to life! And their dedication to ensure an event runs smoothly truly stands out. In our last wedding together, our client wanted the band to play uninterrupted. We worked closely together to create a timeline that kept the momentum going through every moment of the event by providing seamless live music. It was impressive to see their energy ignite the crowd. Working with Royal Dukes is always a treat.

What is your most memorable experience as an event planner?
As an event planner, you are present for many notable memories, but one of my favorites is listening to the toasts. It’s in these sweet moments you’re able to get a deeper glimpse of just how truly loved the couple is by their friends and family. It’s definitely not uncommon for me to tear up during a toast. It’s so sweet to see the genuine love and excitement of them standing together listening to their loved ones.

Share one of your favorite quotes.

People forget years and remember moments.