Gloria is the founder of Events by Design, a luxury design firm specializing in couture invitations, classic floral design, and high-end wedding planning. As a sought after and highly regarded planner, she has added her designing touch to every wedding she has planned. With the assistance of her husband Thomas, their goal is to deliver to all of their brides and grooms and their parents, a top-notch client experience culminating in a Joyful Day.
Gloria served as the Wedding Ministry lead coordinator at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana, and specializes in faith-based ceremonies and Roman Catholic Nuptial marriage ceremonies.
Gloria is a Master Bridal Consultant™ member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). She was one of the first 40 Master Bridal ConsultantsTM out of a membership of over 4,000 worldwide. She served as the ABC Indiana State Coordinator for eight years and is the Director of Education for ABC. Gloria also earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Biology and Education from Purdue University.
As part of her efforts to share her knowledge and give back, Gloria led a team of Indiana planners to orchestrate the ABC Business of Brides Annual International Conference in Indianapolis, which is still getting rave reviews. She and Kay Krober founded Art of the Table, a charitable event, in memory of Indiana Wedding Consultant Betty Jackson. Gloria served as technical editor for one book and one on-line course for wedding planning. She has written her own book for beginning wedding planners, which is used in courses at Indiana University, and she also rewrote ABC’s Professional Wedding Planning Program.
Gloria offers a range of wedding planning services to meet your needs:
Wedding Concierge Services – to orchestrate the details of the wedding planned by the bride, so the result is beautiful and cohesive.
Signature Wedding Services – for the bride that needs a planner from start to finish to make the vision of their dream wedding come to life.
Custom Packages – all packages are custom-built for your wedding needs.