Tracy Autem Photography
Abbie has a double BA in Business Marketing and Corporate Communication and Public Affairs from Southern Methodist University. A true Southern gal, she loved her Sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta), wearing cowboy boots every chance she got and hot Texas summers. She uses the marketing and communication skills she learned daily as she now plans and executes the finest events.
After college, she joined a premier Dallas Event Design Company as a Project Manager, overseeing installation of fabulous floral, décor and rentals, as well as a Wedding Planner, managing weddings from the initial consultation to the sparklers departure and all the countless details in between. As she said goodbye to Dallas and hello to Fort Worth, she became the Catering Director at Fort Worth’s top downtown Club. Here she continued managing all of the Club’s VIP events, while delving into a venue’s role in the execution of event set-up, food, beverage and menu creation and execution, as well as impeccable customer service.
With this variety of experience from all perspectives in the event industry, she decided it was time to go back to what she truly loved, helping others personally plan their most important and special events, and so Abbie O Events was born.
With her loving husband Dawson by her side, she’s now added 2 children (Oliver, 6 and Vera, 4) and experienced countless weddings and events in the 7+ years Abbie O Events has been in business. She’s had the BEST clients and loved every second of coordinating. Abbie can’t wait to meet you and build a relationship with you throughout the planning and execution of your event! She truly can create a party of out anything.
Tracy Autem Photography
Melissa graduated from the University of North Texas in 2010 getting her degree in Hospitality Management. While balancing her school and social life (thanks, Pi Beta Phi!), she found her senior year internship, turned full-time position, here in Fort Worth at a historic venue and fell in love with the event world.
Melissa met Abbie when Abbie interviewed her for a Catering Sales Manager position at the Fort Worth Club. Melissa focused on corporate, social and non-profit events for the first two years at the club and then took the position of Wedding and Social Events. Through her five years at the Fort Worth Club she worked with great clients and amazing creative vendors that deepened her passion for weddings and events.
In 2017, Melissa had the incredible opportunity to join TX Whiskey as they were finishing building their new distillery, that included an events space, in Fort Worth. She developed the events department at Whiskey Ranch and got to enjoy 250 amazing, fun and unique events in 2019. Melissa loved getting to see the variety of events and getting to experience the saying "the possibilities are endless". She continued to work with some of the best clients and watch her amazing "friendors" create the most incredible events. While being apart of something so new and watching it take flight was incredibly rewarding, she was missing the deep connection with her clients.
Embracing the quality over quantity mindset, Melissa officially joined Abbie O Events in 2020. When she's not working, you'll find her enjoying time with her rambunctious corgi, Cheeto. Melissa is truly looking forward to creating long lasting connections and memories with each client while executing the event they've always imagined