World-renowned event planner
Marcy Blum is a world-renowned event planner and entertaining expert who crafts every event with her own unique brand of elegance, talent and an almost-preternatural ability to visualize space. With attention to detail and a flair for the unimaginable, Marcy creates events that stimulate the senses and awe guests.
Her signature style is actually the ability to find a signature style for her clients, "there's no such thing as a Marcy Blum event." As she explains, "I try to get a real sense of my clients and use my knowledge and know-how to bring their event to life." Having orchestrated lavish functions for Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Carl Icahn, Salmon Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi, Billy Joel and Katie Lee, the Rockefeller family and Regis and Joy Philbin, Marcy Blum literally wrote the books on event planning: Wedding Planning for Dummies and Wedding Kit for Dummies. In 1986, Marcy launched her eponymous company, Marcy Blum Associates, beginning with corporate events and evolving into social events and particularly weddings.
As a graduate of both New York's famed High School of the Performing Arts and the Culinary Institute of America, Marcy is able to blend the tenets of theater, cuisine, décor, and atmosphere into every event she creates – establishing herself as an "eventiste" for her combination of artistry and practicality. Thanks to this mix, she has been recognized by such publications as New York Magazine, who named her their first (and only) "Best Wedding Planner" (an honor she has received twice), as well Modern Bride, which chose her as their "Trendsetter of the Year" in 2006.
Marcy frequently contributes her expertise in food, entertaining and decorating as a writer for InStyle Weddings, Town & Country, Modern Bride and New York Magazine. She is often featured and called upon as an industry leader for The New York Times, InStyle, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Brides, and has hosted segments on "Oprah," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," "Dateline" and "Top Chef." She also serves on the board of the New York chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier.