Love found a way during the pandemic. After the initial lockdowns, celebrations of love were held all over the world, albeit in smaller numbers. But what was it like to work in the world of weddings, during a global pandemic? Joining Joe on this episode is celebrity wedding planner Jung Lee, the founder of Fête, one of the world’s most respected event planning firms. Jung shares her initial struggles after the shutdowns, how her team was able to secure refunds and reschedule events for their clients, and why she felt she could reinvent the wedding industry.
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About Jung Lee:
Jung Lee is one of the most sought-after event designers in the world, having created spectacular celebrations for a discriminating roster of clients, corporate and private, since 2002. Always raising the bar, she’s marveled at by party guests and highly respected among her event world peers for her creativity and incredible work ethic.
Born in South Korea and raised in New York City, Jung comes from a humble background, citing her family’s strong work ethic as an elemental part of her personality. A New York University graduate, she spent years building and managing gourmet food shops, becoming involved in the design, architecture and construction process. She further honed her entrepreneurial and design skills as a residential real estate developer. Aware that the modern sensibilities driving architecture, interior design and hotels had not taken hold in the event world, Jung knew she could put a fresh, modern spin on the process. In the years since, her business acumen and passion have brought Fête to the forefront of the event industry. She has been named the best bridal planner by Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Her home decor store, Jung Lee New York, is a place where she curates joy. Jung is a believer that you need to create joy in your home. Most recently, she launched Slowdance, a bridal registry.
A devoted wife and mother of two, Jung loves the arts, style, traveling and—especially—great design. Just as top fashion designers will never repeat themselves from season to season, Jung works tirelessly to ensure no two Fête events are alike.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila