Our Story

As an event planning, design and personal styling company, we specialize in producing stylish and sentimental affairs for the most sophisticated clients. Though we love creating new event concepts, we embrace celebratory traditions and etiquette.                                             

Meet the Savvy Orchid Team

Trenard Laurentis
Principal & Chief Creative Officer

My first wedding experience was at age five. I was the ring bearer for my uncle's wedding in Dallas. I’ll never forget that day overflowing with family, strawberry-filled lemon cake and ginger ale with green sherbet punch. I was in love. I grew up looking forward to attending or playing my alto saxophone at weddings, family reunions and birthday parties and knew there was a lifelong connection.

In 2003, I started planning parties for a public relations firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. While at the firm, I experienced working alongside southern belles engaged to their college sweethearts. I would pop by their desks listen to their wedding plans. I inserted myself in their planning process, provided suggestions and even invited myself to their weddings (which is a huge "no-no" by the way).

In 2005, I was the day-of wedding coordinator for a colleague’s wedding. I walked away from that event knowing this was the job for me. I’ve been in the business for more than 10 years and it's my purpose. I wake up every day knowing I’m bringing joy and comfort to people as they plan the start of their new lives together.

My perfect party: An afternoon of Texas BBQ, bourbon, Blue Bell Ice Cream, oysters on a half shell, jazz horns and strings on the grounds of a historic mansion in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Erica Cischke
Food & Beverage Manager

Erica's bio will be updated shortly.