Meet Lou & Pepper
Andrea (Lou’s person) and Cristina (Pepper’s person) met in the halls of their children’s preschool. Their mutual love of celebrating - birthdays, summers, LIFE! - coupled with their love (obsession) for their super adorable pets spawned the beginning of Lou & Pepper.
From the very beginning Andrea and Cristina knew there was a bright future in creating fun, memorable and (most-importantly) easy parties for those around them. The best part of a celebration is the memories it brings so sit back and relax, while Lou & Pepper curates the perfect party for you.
Lou's person — Andrea
Why party planning?
I have always been a planner...to-do lists are my life-line! And I've never met a paper good or decoration I didn't like. So, party planning is a perfect fit!
How'd you get into party planning?
After graduating from UCF (Go Knights!), I worked in various hotels and venues around Orlando planning anything from an intimate wedding, to a 4000-person corporate event, and everything in between. I eventually returned to my alma mater to teach event management at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. But, once my party of 1 became a party of 4 (including my super hubs, Ed, and two awesome kids, Harper and Eddie) the idea of owning my own business was very appealing.
How did Lou & Pepper get started?
I found the perfect Ying to my party planning Yang in Cristina. Now I can be creative on my own terms and still have time to hang out with my friends & family. All of which support and love my "party for every occasion" attitude (well, at least they tolerate it...ha!) Even Lou Cat, who is not much of a party animal, is involved by being one of our mascots. I look forward to an exciting future for L&P and can't wait to curate your next party!
Pepper's person — Cristina
Who inspires you?
My partners in crime are my daughter, Ava (one of L&P’s grand Party Assistants), my awesome husband, Josh, who thinks it’s cool that I plan parties for a living and our furry child Pepper, also known as our Tres Magnifique Canine Mascot.
How’d you get into party planning?
My career began in Miami where, for over a decade, I have had the opportunity to work in some of the finest Hotels in the industry. I have planned conferences, corporate meetings, social events and even dabbled in a little wedding planning.
Why party planning?
Having always been an organizer and planner (since birth and by trade), Lou & Pepper allows me to have a creative outlet for all the skills and lessons I have gained throughout my career...everyone plans their child’s first birthday party for 6 months...right?
What I love most about planning events is that each day is an adventure bringing new and exciting challenges. Now I get to use all of that creativity and experience to help you plan for your big events so that all you have to do is enjoy the celebration!
Our muses (aka the party assistants)
Our Party Assistants have been our inspiration since day one and are always more than eager to lend a helping hand...party theme guinea pigs, balloon inflators and the ever-willing cupcake tasters.
Harper is a party pro...scoping out the best parts of the party and making sure she doesn't miss out on anything fun. She is a unique kiddo who marches to her own beat and loves to dress up for any theme!
Harper's party favorites include: Cake, Bounce Houses and Presents (especially when they are hers!)
Ava is always up for a celebration, enjoying every minute of a party to it's fullest. She's never too shy to bust a dance move or shake a tail feather.
Ava’s party favorites include: Chocolate, Chocolate, Cupcakes and Chocolate