From discussing the grand vision, initiating comprehensive communication and design, to managing the event the day of- we are there for our clients every step of the way.


Getting to know you and what you have envisioned is the ultimate goal of a planner. This is your party, and we are here to be your guide to success! Not only do we feel confident that you'll feel on top of your tasks, organized and well connected with local vendors, but that you'll be able to enjoy the experience with us as well!


Owner and Planner

Abby Gallagher was born in Canada, raised in Michigan, and has now been living in Florida for 5 years. With a deep love for all things beautiful, she has a unique history of luxury yachting which has now evolved to living ashore, planning and designing stunning events for her clients. She has 10 years of hospitality and event management experience and her Bachelors from the University of Michigan. As  a socialite by nature, she never passes a moment to have a good laugh and deeply cares about the people she meets in her life.

For now, Blue Orchid Events & Design is a small, passionately driven business. The ultimate goal will be to open a design studio in the heart of Venice of America (Fort Lauderdale) to bring the professional, friendly, young, and progressive culture of event planning to brides, yachting companies, locals, and visitors worldwide.

Besides running her business, Abby also places crew in the yachting industry, is an avid motorcycle rider, has travelled to 32 countries, gardens, creates her own beauty products, and is mildly obssessed with throwing dinner parties.

Portraits by Sweet Memories Photography

"I hired Abby for month-of wedding coordination services. To say she is the most professional, organized and friendly vendor I've had the pleasure of working with is a huge understatement. From from our first meeting, Abby impressed me with her hospitality and attention to detail. I knew immediately I needed her on my team! She always made herself available to communicate with me and was prompt when responding to texts, calls or emails. She worked with me to understand every aspect of our wedding from site visits to vendor calls and even decor inventory. Like most brides, I needed to have control over each and every detail of our wedding, however I felt entirely comfortable and confident in handing over the reigns to Abby. She truly made our wedding experience stress-free and fun, and enabled us to enjoy every second of our special day. I highly recommend Abby's services to any and all brides!"
-Shelby Beaty, Bridal Client

Our Method


After our initial consultation, we book our clients electronically then jump right in to a 3 stage planning process.


  • Budget assessment

  • Venue Selection

  • Primary Vendors

  • Officiant 


  • Floral and Linen

  • Stationers and tracking

  • Cake, catering, and bar

  • Rentals


  • Tastings and mock-ups

  • Day-Of Timeline

  • Confirmations

  • Last Minute Details

The planning process can take anywhere between 12 months to 8 months in advance. We highly recommend you book your planner in beginning phase of your planning process. Planners can help you connect to authentic, quality vendors, and guide you through the appropriate scheduling. 

We offer three different wedding packages, depending on where our clients are at in their planning process, that works on a sliding scale depending on the guest count and complexity of the wedding. For all other events, we work off of a commission basis due to the budget. 

Once we meet for a complimentary consultation, we'd recommend a month-of coordination (day-of), partial planning package, or a full planning package. 


 Complimentary Consultation


During our initial meeting we'll go over my services:

  • assessing your budget

  • helping select, book and maintain contact with the venue and all vendors

  • contract reviews

  • developing a specialized timeline

  • developing your inspiration board and setting theme, color and design

  • designing your wedding website

  • site walkthroughs

  • coordinating and executing the day of

The rates for my services depend on the size and budget of your event. Typically, this will be a base rate, a la carte add-on's, and a sliding scale for large parties, specialized pricing on your budget and party's size. 

Contact us today to schedule your consultation.