HELLO! My name is Diane Nordstrom, and I’ve been in the wedding/event industry for over 25 years. I am a Certified Wedding Planner, having earned my certification through The Bridal Society, and I’m also a graduate of the NY Institute of Art & Design’s intensive Wedding Planning Course. I began my professional career as a Public Relations Director whose job included planning and coordinating a wide variety of events. Banquets, receptions, parties, meetings…I’ve done them all! My career advanced to include tourism and hospitality management, and I served as a Director of Tourism for the northern Outer Banks beaches of Corolla for several years. That involved more event coordination…banquets, receptions, meetings, and festivals ranging in size from a party of 20 people to over 3,000 people.
Along with special event planning, I simultaneously worked as a professional wedding photographer for over 20 years. This enabled me to learn the ins and outs of wedding coordination. In addition to being an ordained minister who performs both traditional and non-traditional wedding ceremonies, I have the experience and knowledge to help clients refine every detail of their wedding or special event. My associates, Deborah Sawyer and Rebecca Pugh, have extensive experience in event planning, and they both earned Associates Degrees in Portrait Photography.
I started Nordstrom Events because of my love of event planning and desire to assist others in creating memorable life celebrations. This is my full time job but I only take a select number of clients to ensure that each event gets the attention it deserves. I invite you to call me to discuss your ideas and how Nordstrom Events can plan your dream wedding. I look forward to hearing from you!