I love memory making. I’m drawn to the beautiful moments – big and small - that deserve to be memorialized. Sixteen years, marriage, four kids, and 1,000+ weddings and events later, my convictions are stronger than ever. Growing older is a gift. With this privilege come days and moments worth celebrating because they are filled with love and mark our evolution.
Celebrating that which we appreciate records our story and becomes a part of it.
"Beauty can be found in the smallest treasure and simplest pleasure."
Founder of Cup of Lovely, Jamey Harding brings with her 15+ years of experience in special event design and management. Born and raised in Mishawaka, IN, she approaches each creative opportunity with a homegrown Hoosier sense of reason, personability, and can-do attitude. She honed her eye for style, floral knowledge, and meticulous attention to detail as Chief Wedding Specialist for northern Indiana's premier event company and Event Producer for metropolitan Chicago's top luxury event design studio. Shaping and melding special event components including overall vision, space planning, specialty floral and tablescapes, graphics and visuals, custom furniture, and fabric installations has refined Jamey's craft in styling aesthetically beautiful environments. Her experience includes wedding, corporate, social, and non-profit event design and production for the most discerning of clients including Jennifer Hudson, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, BIO (Biotechnology Innovation Organization), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, University of Chicago, and the University of Notre Dame to name a few. "Best Overall Event Design" (decor budget $50,000+) Bizbash Chicago Event Style award recipient.
"Bravo!....It was poetry in motion! Both events looked great, and we got great compliments. Jamey, it was amazing to work with you, and I hope we have more opportunities to work together in the future."
-Social event client
"We absolutely loved our wedding! Jamey took the concepts that were important to us, integrated them into a beautiful vision, and brought it all to life. She attentively listened and created an atmosphere full of details - large and small - that were unique and personal. Working with Jamey was easy and effortless!"
"I developed tremendous respect for all your skills - and there are many! You were full of great ideas yet equally quick to accept and implement mine. You were responsive, available, committed, with a terrific, let's-make-it-happen attitude. What more could I ask!"
-Corporate event producer
"We were off to the perfect start and never lost a beat with rock star event producer, Jamey, who won the confidence of [the client] immediately and built a solid trusting relationship."
"Jamey, you are to be commended for your strength in handling the pressure. You did an excellent job staying composed through the entire 9 month process. Thank you for taking the initiative [in] every step and seeing each project all the way through."
-Social event client