While we offer both planning and design services you do NOT have to hire us for both services to work with us. We often handle planning services where our clients have already hired a florist or are DIYing their flowers. I have several florists I refer to clients, or you can choose your own. We also provide full service wedding floral design installations while working with other planners, all of the time!
We are organized as an S-Corporation, we have been in business for more than 5 years, and are fully insured – which is required by some venues for your floral design installations.
We have the best team of freelancers working with us! If you are a florist or planner and would like to further your skills and portfolio, join our team: start here.
Sadie McIntyre – Owner and Expert Wedding Planner + Designer
I’m Sadie, I am the owner and full time planner and designer for Vareus Events. In 2017, I started Vareus with the goal of individually serving each of our clients directly. This is why we only book a select number of weddings per year – to make sure all of our clients work directly with me. Vareus is my full time job, my only other work is as a freelancer for other top wedding florists who need assistance with high end wedding floral installations, on weeks where I intentionally do not schedule my own weddings. When you choose Vareus, you get the peace-of-mind of knowing you are working with a professional wedding expert as your lead designer and planner.
I have spent more than 20 years in various roles as an event planner. As a professional, I have experience planning high-end religious and non-denominational weddings for hundreds of guests, as well as intimate weddings and elopements.
I am an Ordained Minister and able to legally perform your ceremony when needed. Yes! I have performed custom elopements – thanks to 2020! Since then, I have re-written and performed a wedding on behalf of a couple who’s officiant couldn’t make their travel plans to the wedding, last minute.
As a volunteer, I’ve organized non-profit auctions and other fundraisers to benefit area schools, youth organizations, and other causes. As a community organizer, I’ve organized, trained, and worked with hundreds of volunteers for different causes and campaigns I believe in. I am an expert political house party planner, having worked on the House Party Team for The Democratic Party of Oregon, multiple coordinated campaigns, Obama for America, and other individual campaigns. I have experience professionally planning birthdays, anniversaries, showers, and even full at home weddings on a very short notice!
Vareus Events is different, because I am a very different wedding planner and floral designer. As a wedding expert, I offer more than peace of mind and assistance on your wedding day; I offer a wealth of knowledge about every single aspect of wedding design and planning. I became a professional Certified Wedding Planner by the Association of Bridal Consultants, in 1999. I’ve learned floral design and green techniques through courses, workshops, and years of hands-on experience both as a lead wedding floral designer at Vareus Events, and as a freelance designer for other top designers in the Pacific Northwest.
Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to help plan some of the most beautiful weddings in San Diego and throughout Oregon. What I value most in planning a wedding is the love story we are telling with each unique wedding I plan. What I enjoy most about wedding floral design is the opportunity to create a work of art just for you on your wedding day! It doesn’t matter if your style is relaxed, intimate and fun, or a black tie large formal gathering, I love getting to know you and making every wedding unique.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org