Planning and designing events and weddings are what I have been doing my entire life—starting at the age of seven when I planned a wedding for my friend Yvette’s Barbie. Then, as a young adult, planning parties for my friends and family. Looking back, planning and creating events are just something that has always come natural to me. I want to help you bring your vision to fruition, so you can sit back and enjoy your party, and who doesn’t love a great well planned party!
Drawing inspiration from his love of design, beautiful textiles and the outdoors, David Wright gives his own unique sense of taste and aesthetics to everything he does. He brings all of his 34 years in the Restaurant / Hospitality and Event business, including the 20 of those designing, planning and coordinating weddings and events to David Wright Creative.
David’s career started in the 90’s while waiting tables in college and planning parties on the side for friends and family. After a move to Baton Rouge in 1997 David really began to focus on the event side of the hospitality business. And in 1999 David joined one of South Louisiana premier catering and event companies, Juban’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge, and became Operations Manager for all of their off-premise events. He was soon promoted to Director of Catering and for fourteen years, from 2000-2014, he planned and directed many notable events, including LSU Law School’s Centennial Dinner Celebration for 750 guests, Big Buddy’s Dancing with the Stars for 600 guests, and Forum 35 Viva il Vino dinner for 350 guests, not to mention countless corporate and social events, both at Juban’s and at off-site venues and homes.
During this time, David fell in love with planning the many weddings, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners hosted through Juban’s, bringing his own uniquely inspired sense of taste and aesthetics to everything he did.
In 2014, he started “David Wright Creative” to give himself flexibility as well as afford his many trusted clients accessibility that an independent company offers.
Since 2014 David has also collaborated exclusively the Baton Rouge Event Planning Company The Red Cake, led by the creative and fabulous Heather Day. With her they have worked on many large-scale events and festivals all around South Louisiana, include the Emerge Centers annual gala to raising money and awareness for Autism.
In 2016, after planning a wedding in Cashier’s, NC, David was drawn to the beauty of the mountains around Asheville and decided it was time to branch out and bring his rustic elegant style as well as his expertise of logistics to Western North Carolina.
David’s background in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry give him a unique perspective that enhances his ability to insure your wedding is thoughtfully planned, beautiful, and seamlessly executed. Believing that no detail is too small or idea too “outside the box,” his vision is that the fun and enjoyment of life is trying new things and challenging conventional ideas!
Personally, David is an avid gardener and artist. He and his husband share their lives with several cats and David’s beloved dog Gracie.