A trio of Cincinnati's best and most accredited party planners recently combined their collective expertise to create a new party styling service, Stellar Party
The three women, Margot Madison, Nora Martini and Brigid Horne-Nestor all have a particular set of skills that differ slightly. They came together in March to begin their new business.
"The beauty of Stellar Party is that all three of us have experience in slightly different areas that all fit together perfectly," Madison says.
Horne-Nester has been planning events for more than 20 years and is one of only 60 planners around the world to have obtained credentials from Bridal Consultants, an organization that has been helping recommend planners and services for weddings since 1955.
Horne-Nester's expertise is in the big picture of the party, including overall timeline and set-up of events. Martini has experience in movie and photography set design, thus giving her an eye for the tone, theme and flow of an event.
Madison is the detail person. As a graphic designer, Madison designs all the printed materials, such as invitations and menus, as well as the centerpieces and other party collateral.
All three women have been working in Cincinnati for years, and have occasionally teamed up before.
Horne-Nester runs the small bridal boutique, I-Do Boutique
, in O'Bryonville,
Madison runs her party service company, Margot Madison Creative
, and Martini does mostly freelance work.
Each will continue to run their own businesses while collaborating when contracted for events through Stellar Party.
"We have worked mostly with wedding and bat and bar mitzvahs, but saw an opportunity to team up for more events," Madison says. "From corporate events to private parties that aren't weddings."
Instead of taking work from one another, Madison says forming Stellar Party will create more opportunities for everyone.
"We add to each other," Madison says. "I have a high-level of skill in the graphic side of things, but I wouldn't want to plan an entire event in a million years. When we were talking about the business, it just became apparent that things each of us don't like doing, someone does."
By Evan Wallis