15 Minutes with…Linnyette Richardson Hall of Premiere Event Management

Meet Linnyette of Premiere Event Management!

Company name
Premiere Event Management

Homebase
Baltimore, Maryland

How long have you been planning weddings?
I’ve been planning weddings for 21 years! That makes me eligible for AARP status in the wedding planning world.

What’s one thing you wished more couples did on their wedding day?
Enjoy it. They’re so busy…being busy; so there’s no chance just to sit back, take a breath and go “woo-sah“. That’s important, simply because you don’t ever get these moments back again. Ever.

Name a bridal trend you’re over.
I’m so over large wedding parties! The people who are standing next to you should be your for real “ride or die” folks; not all of your neighbors, friends from college, your entire sorority chapter and people you work with. If you must have attendants, choose people who you know have your back and will support your marriage. That’s what matters.

Name a bridal trend you’re excited about.
I’m thrilled about the return to good ole’ fashioned home-cooked inspired menus. Chicken might be chicken, but when it’s a golden, buttermilk dipped, honey-chile battered piece of poultry goodness, served up with a side of creamy mashed potatoes, tasty collard greens and a melt-in-your-mouth piece of cornbread…and some delicious peach cobbler — we’ve got the makings of an awesome meal to celebrate your marriage! Comfort food makes us all feel good and isn’t that one of the vibes you want to have present on this day?

What is the most memorable experience you’ve had as a planner?
There have been a few but I will never forget having to walk a little flower girl and ring bearer down the aisle (a huge aisle mind you) and as we were almost to our destination, the flower girl said to me, “Miss Linnyette….I just peed”.

My dream couple to work with is…
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on their 25th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal. I am in love with the way they love. There’s something poignantly strong and plain out-and-out romantic about their relationship. Being leader of the free world isn’t easy. Being the wife of the leader of said free world is even tougher. But the Obamas are a testament to what meaningful, faithful and still-sexy-after-all-these-years love looks like. I’d love to help them host a party that showcases all of that.


Y
ou’ve shared on social media that you’re preparing to retire later this year. What’s next for Linnyette?

I am building a new career on the culinary lifestyle front. My experience in planning and hospitality has enabled me to develop a line of condiments, spices, flavored oils and sauces that I hope to have on shelves in the near future. I’m also working on my first cookbook/entertaining guide and I cannot wait until it’s in a bookstore. Being a wedding planner gave me the chance to leapfrog into other opportunities and that is a blessing indeed.

Read more useful wedding planning tips from Linnyette here and last month’s 15 Minutes with… here!

[Food image courtesy of dmmagazine.com.]

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    1. Love this interview! I remember Linyette from the show, Whose Wedding is It ANyway? SHe was always my favorite planner. ;-) Good luck in your retirement Linyette! Oh and the story about the flower girl peeing is priceless.

    2. SpikesDtr says:

      Girl, I am so with you on the wedding food and bridal party front. God bless the flower girl and her good manners, lol. Eagerly awaiting your food line. Much success.

    3. Love this interview. And I can vouch for Linnyette’s cooking I purchase food from her and her special Curry Cayenne sauce is delicious. Maybe she will come out of retirement for my 20th anniversary lol.

    4. Aunt Zee says:

      Loved this interview. Seems like she has seen it all, or at least has seen enough to know when it’s time to “Fold “Em.” Best wishes to her in her new endeavors. I’m just curious…how did she handle the “pee” incident? LOL!

    5. This post was awesome!!!!!

    6. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      So happy this post is receiving such great feedback.

      @Aunt Zee – Here’s what LRH shared about the ending of the “peeing” incident. ;-)

      “The thing is, she was so close to me…I mean, literally UNDER my suit jacket, that her “accident” sorta kinda “hit” my lovely black pantsuit too. I got her squared away and was able to slip away a little while later and change my clothes.”

    7. Nice Blog thank for share.

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