Valerie is a recovering attorney-turned-wedding planner based in New Orleans. She is a natural-born leader that takes pride in moving people, creating memorable milestones, and maintaining her poise under pressure. She has owned and operated Sapphire Events, a full service event planning and design firm for over four years, and in early 2015 founded sister company Ruby and Pearl Events, specializing in event management. She is also the founder of Sapphire Sessions, her business-to-business course on practical business strategies for entrepreneurs in creative industries. She has two beautiful daughters, Ramona and Veronica, two pugs, Maxwell Smart and Lucille Ball, and a darling husband, Davey, who is her rock and biggest supporter.