My name is Libby Basile and I am so excited to join the Jubilee Events team in the spring—the same time so many newly engaged couples are beginning their wedding plans. I can’t wait to meet all the new brides sporting sparkly engagement rings. It’s the same way I felt when I saw the work that Jubilee Events has done all over the state. I am simply smitten. Candice and her staff create the most beautiful and well thought out events, and I just knew that I had to be a part of the team.
I recently moved to Connecticut from New York City where I worked as a magazine editor for seven years. My first editorial gig was with Modern Bride. I hauled huge garment bags across the city and spoke with real brides being featured in upcoming issues. If I wasn’t pouring over magazine proofs, I was sorting through piles of accessories in the fashion closet. That’s when I absolutely fell in love with weddings. Now, I’m thrilled to transfer my editing skills to event planning.
I live in New Haven with my husband who graciously let me take over the plans for our big day last spring. We wanted a wedding that was unlike any other but still incorporated all the things that are meaningful to us as a couple (including Pepe’s Pizza). I treated the planning of my own event the same way I would any other—with tireless perfection and attention to detail.
When I don’t have my head buried in the latest wedding magazine I’m in the kitchen trying out a new recipe, roaming through one of Connecticut’s beautiful vineyards with family and friends or spending more than I should on a new dress or pair of shoes—even if I don’t have anywhere to go. My motto is a girl should always be prepared!