Set against the backdrop of a vibrant city, Half Past Lavish enters the scene with passion, creativity, talent, and experience.
At Half Past Lavish we pride ourselves on our unique wedding & event concepts, sophistication, and quality of work. Our clients continue to choose us because of the level of finesse and expertise they receive when working with Half Past Lavish.
Our mission is simple. We guarantee fun, flair, and originality with everything we create. Impeccable precision and taste is carefully considered, and we always look for the most environmentally conscious products available for your consideration.
Courtney Russell, Owner & Principal Planner
Clients and colleagues appreciate and value the vast network of industry professionals that is Courtney's "rolodex." Her diverse background in theatre production, event management & design makes up over a decade of hands-on training & experience. In 2007, she realized she was happiest when she used both sides of her brain to be creative yet logical, and opened "the doors" of Half Past Lavish Event Production. Attention to detail, creative problem-solver, passionate & original, and genuine listener are just a few of the common phrases expressed when clients discuss their experience working with Courtney.Her work has received local and national acclaim as the producer of the Grand Openings for The Jones Playhouse Theatre on the UW Campus, MOHAI (Museum of History & Industry) and The Bezos Center for Innovation*. Courtney is credited with introducing Seattle to Project Runway alums; bringing the first designers out in 2004 for a local fashion show. * In the MOHAI Special Event Director position