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Conversations with Evgeniya Palta

Today we’d like to introduce you to Evgeniya Palta.

Hi Evgeniya, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Our story…is to help you write your story and create memorable moments by living your best life on your special day!

For more than three years, we have been professionally designing, decorating & producing our clients’ events, which include weddings, birthdays, bachelorette parties, baby showers, corporate events, and more.

However, the passion for event design & production began much earlier for me. I have always been a party girl, which started in my waitressing days dancing the Zorba on top of the tables at Taverna Opa on International Drive. The gratification culminated in planning my own wedding with my wonderful husband Bobby in Santorini, Greece five years ago – it was amazing! From there, my infatuation for events grew as I started throwing many karaoke parties for friends’ events at Orlando area restaurants & venues. And in 2019, as my son Maxim started preschool, I founded Haute Spots.

Our goal is to deliver our clients beautiful & well-balanced décor blended with a high-energy atmosphere of fun and relaxation to bring you and your guests events that are always remembered.

Our team is in constant contact with top event designers worldwide and we stay abreast of the latest trends & techniques not only in the US but many European countries and throughout the global design community. Since founding the company, I’ve trained and obtained certifications from several top event design schools & programs in Europe.

This isn’t just a company I started up or a career – I am an artist and events are my canvas and this is an obsession.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Because of our internationally inspired design concepts, one challenge was different design tastes for many of our early client prospects. Our lookbook is very different from what’s found in Florida and especially Orlando. But, thankfully our clients trust our vision & panache and they empower us to bring our artistry to life.

A constant challenge is to create with maximum style while staying within budget. No one likes those kinds of surprises and we aim to create a Guaranteed Maximum Price with our clients and then stick to it.

With some budgets, it can be challenging to keep quality high with vendors and in all the many aspects of a big event. But our objective is to bring high style and design that’s on trend for clients that recognize and have discerning taste. Our services aren’t for everyone, but if you think hiring a professional is expensive, just wait until you hire an amateur!

As we all know, challenges always come on the day of the event, the point of hiring a professional is to have them (not you) anticipate these by and have multiple contingency plans for common and unforeseen problems.

Keeping things simple is in fact, very complicated!

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
We are recognized for our bespoke event design work and are especially known for our novel and balloon decor.

We do this by getting a feel for our clients, understanding their personality and true desires for this day. What are their goals, what inspires them, who are the guests and what kind of feeling do they want to impart on everyone? All told, what will make them happy? Only once we’ve gotten the essence of our client do we begin to craft the event design concept.

We develop an event concept around this essence and find the right materials, balance of colors and aesthetics to set the mood for the event. We can either select the location site from our venue site database & connections or integrate into our client’s chosen location. We bring in the top vendors throughout the region from our Haute Spots design collective and orchestrate these many elements together in harmony to bring the right party atmosphere for our client’s events.

We provide visual renderings, timelines and event design concept plans based on our clients’ expectations, and then we execute on the plan. Our offerings include:

– Bespoke event design, planning & production
– Custom balloon garlands with proprietary color blends & lighting
– Event design concepts including color palette design
– Custom graphic design
– Vendor selection & logistics
– Venue site selection

From custom balloon garlands with our proprietary color blends matched to your design palette or a bespoke event planning solution with execution from A to Z, Haute Spots has you covered. And if you’ve already got your event planner, we will integrate with them, adding our services a la carte.

For us, it’s all about listening to our clients, anticipating what they want, especially if they don’t know or can’t describe it (or think they know, but really don’t) and then getting the job done.

If you can dream it, we can do it.

Any big plans?
With COVID turning lives upside down last year and this year, everyone’s plans have been in a constant state of flux. But despite current events, we are human and we all have an innate need to celebrate life every now and then.

These days, some people are downsizing and opting for smaller, intimate gatherings with more meaning. Others are going all out while they can (and while the authorities will allow it) with large, lavish celebrations that will be talked about forever. At Haute Spots, we’ve adapted, recruited, retooled & refined to meet the challenges of the 2020s.

Pandemic or not, we are all still human and we need to gather and enjoy life.

This year, we are launching our custom color balloon kits for the Do It Yourself / DIY crowd. Our proprietary balloon color blends make creating a stunning balloon garland very simple. We’re making that professional stylish look accessible to everyone, along with substantial cost savings. We will even have a repeat subscription option for our balloon garland kits, customized for holidays or your events.

Nowadays, being together with friends & family and creating special moments is more valuable than ever. We would be honored if you would invite us to help you create your event that will always be remembered.

Pricing:

  • Balloon garland (starts from $299)
  • Full Concept design and planning (starts from $500)

Contact Info:

  • Email: info@thehautespots.com
  • Instagram: Hautespotsdecor
  • Facebook: Haute spots decor

Image Credits
Yuliya Panchenko Photography Shay Walker photography Olga Popova photography

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