Pearl Events Austin is lead by owner Becky Levin Navarro. Her planning and design company is one of the best in Texas. The first thing you’ll notice about Pearl Events is their ability to transform a space. Becky learns about her couples vision and then takes their ideas to another level. This same talent is evident in her family’s renovation of the Woodbine Mansion. The historic site is now one of the best Austin wedding venues. Becky also has the power to make a wedding day fun and stress free. The prep she does pays off big time on your big day.
Becky was kind enough to talk to me about her story and process:
I’m from Colleyville, Texas. My husband, TJ and I went to school at LSU. If you know me, you know I bleed purple and gold. Geaux Tigers! I have 3 children, Pearl 10, Simon 7 and Goldie 3. We live in Central Austin and love to bike around the hood, go to new restaurants, and travel.
Movie – Schindler’s List
Music – Rap
Cocktail – Holy smokes I’m living in 2001, but it’s a Cosmo
Vacation – Any, but my favorite resort is the NIZUC in Mexico.
Food – Cajun
I started as an intern at Vintage Villas in 2006, moved to a Venue Sales Manager and was there for 2.5 years. After, I Moved to Whole Foods Market as a Catering Sales Manger. I was pregnant with Pearl and decided to start my own event planning company in 2010. Pearl Events (and Pearl) were born! In 2018 my family and I purchased a historic mansion in Round Rock, Texas. We spend 2 years renovating and restoring the mansion to become an event venue. In 2019 The Woodbine Mansion became an operating event space.
What makes Pearl Events unique is our client portfolio. We have the pleasure of working with very thoughtful and detailed wedding clients. Most of them have high attention to detail and impeccable taste. We also get to flex our creative minds with our corporate clients. They always push us to try new things and come up with new themes and designs.
I love a timeless, classic wedding. As a company we do a mix of classic and trendy weddings.
My favorite part is the timeline. When you use your timeline well, all your decor elements shine! I love to add cool lighting to design elements, or having surprise activities during an event. We work the timeline to keep guests on their toes!
It’s all about them. What are they into? What’s so THEM? Is it food, a type of song, a font, a type of flower, a scent? There’s so many ways to make it reflect who they are!
The planning team at Pearl varies in experience and background. A few with hotel backgrounds, some from catering, and some started as interns and moved up. All our inquiries go through me. I pair the couple with the planner that best fits their aesthetic. Someone who has experience working at the venue and is available on their day!
Woodbine Mansion, duh :). But honestly, I have a soft spot for historical venues. Allan House, Commodore Perry, Laguna Gloria, and The Driskill. I also love a ballroom: Four Seasons, Barton Creek, Hotel Van Zandt. Dang, I just love all venues.
Any brides that let me try something new that they’ve never seen before in a space. Two in particular come to mind. One was Halloween around 5 years ago. Liz Minch trusted me and the Four Seasons to do a full reception outside. It was the first wedding fully outside there and it was perfect.
The other is Taylor Abbott. She was married 3 years ago at Brazos Hall and trusted me with a crazy idea of doing ceremony in the round. Oh man, the images of that wedding are gorgeous. Her husband Josh Abbott sang to her during the ceremony. It was so perfect!
I let the photographers do their job. I LOVE LOVE LOVE having timeline meetings with my client and photographer. It’s so helpful and I recommend doing it before any large production.
To learn more, visit PearlEventsAustin.com and see their most recent work here.