A Passion for Celebrating | Meet Allie
We’re excited to introduce another one of Overeasy Event’s fabulous team members, Allie Harvard. Allie is one of our Event Planner/Coordinators (she started as an Overeasy Intern)!
Allie is a graduate of UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality and explains that her “passion is rooted in helping others, planning, and of course, celebrating!”. She appreciates that this industry is a personal one; you have the opportunity to create meaningful relationships with the clients and see the event from their unique perspectives, as well as from the perspectives of the various vendors and even the guests! She says that it is very fulfilling to make memories that will last someone a lifetime and to exceed their expectations in the process.
Owner Lora DeLorenzo says that “in full support of the Overeasy Events team, [Allie] quickly grasped the fast paced environment, multitasking on emails and event contracts. Allie is definitely able to prioritize the daily workload and complete projects within time constraints.”
Allie’s favorite part of her job is communicating with and getting to know each individual client. She elaborates that “once you know their personality and the event they envision, their excitement is contagious”. We agree, and feel that Allie’s excitement is contagious, too!
“[Allie] has an amazing personality that really shines through when she meets with a prospective client looking to host a celebration at any of the amazing venues we work with throughout Central Florida. I have observed her enjoyment in all types of party planning!” says Lora.
We asked Allie what some of her sources of inspiration were and she remarked that her family has always been an incredible support system and inspiration to her. In the field of hospitality, though, she says that she really looks up to Walt Disney. Her favorite quote of his is “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”.
Check out some more of Allie’s answers to our questions:
Outside of work, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I love spending time with my loved ones, including my pup. I enjoy being outside, traveling, and gardening.
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? Why?
Although I’ve already been, I would have to say Italy. It’s picturesque scenery and delicious food is hard to beat.
What is one of the best events you’ve ever attended?
I really enjoyed a wedding that took place in the bride’s backyard. It was quaint and had character while feeling natural.
Looks like Allie will be planning her own wedding, soon! Congrats to Allie and her fiancé!
What is your “guilty pleasure”?
Always buying more flowers!
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I played D1 volleyball for FAU.
If you could have lunch with one person, alive or dead, who would that be?
Although there are many influential people throughout history I would love to meet and talk to, I would have to say someone who has passed in my personal life.
Keep an eye out for Allie as you work with Overeasy Events on your next celebration!