Interview with Jeff Stillwell
Founder of Stillwell Events
“If the band stops abruptly, the lights come on while some of your guests are still eating dessert and the party doesn’t have a smooth ending, this last impression will overshadow the beautiful decor and heartfelt moments of your wedding. My job is to make sure this doesn’t happen.” Before starting his company Stillwell Events, Jeff Stillwell’s invaluable training was obtained by being the Director at some of New York City’s most luxurious venues. Thanks to the hospitality learned from a Southern upbringing coupled with a drive to continually cultivate new skills and knowledge, Jeff quickly established himself as one of the best in the industry. Stillwell Events plans and executes life’s most important events – anniversaries, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, and of course weddings. “I love doing weddings,” Jeff says. “Tailoring every detail so the day of is expressed as an authentic signature of a couple is really rewarding.”
The holidays are a time of diamond rings and proposals. Once the excitement of becoming engaged settles, many couples will be thinking about making that first step toward planning their wedding. For this reason, we couldn’t think of anyone better to interview for our Industry Influencer series than Jeff. Here, he talks about how his event experience prepared him for heading his own company, the importance of being willing to step out of the box and take risks, and how he stays creatively inspired…
Jeff was recently interviewed and featured on Bride & Blossom’s blog. Visit Bride & Blossom to learn more about his start, history and expertise in event planning.