Valerie Gernhauser

Sapphire Events

Valerie is a recovering attorney, Yale grad, pug lover, Springsteen fanatic, and Florida native. Calm, cool, and collected is her mantra. She’s a natural-born leader that takes pride in moving people, creating memorable milestones, and maintaining poise under pressure.

As a thought leader and industry expert in the event space, she is grateful to share her knowledge on national platforms such as the Engage! Luxury Wedding Business SummitTrouvaille WorkshopCultivate Retreat, Bliss and Bespoke, and honored to present as a keynote speaker at SEPA, ILEA, NACE, and and WIPA events across the country. She is very proud of the success of her Sapphire Sessions speaking tour, a specialized program for wedding planners and event designers aimed at elevating event industry best practices for the benefit of the greater good.

She likes getting lost in Anthropologie, spontaneous road trips, mixing metals and prints, kitchen dance parties with her daughters, and getting her hands dirty in a flower bucket or two. She’s a consummate over-achiever and a habitual mover-and-shaker. She considers herself very fortunate to bear witness to unfettered, intrepid, veracious love stories on Saturdays. She’s living the life she imagined.

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