Dempsey & Carroll’s event curator Austin Ackles sat down with Julianne Austin of Cait & Jules to learn about their work as event planners.
AA: How did you and Cait meet and what is yourfavorite thing about your partnership?
JA: We met as project managers producing high end private events at David Monn.
Our favorite thing about our partnership is collaborative creative process as we conceptualize an event. We have been doing it for so long together that we don’t even need to finish a sentence or thought and one of us will know what the other this thinking. Oftentimes it’s hard to trace back who came up with an idea because it is such a team effort.
AA: We worked together on an incredible save the date and invitation suite for a wedding in Vermont. Are you doing many events right near home-base in Brooklyn?
JA: A lot of our events are outside Brooklyn. We travel all over the world to create one-of-a-kind events for our clients. However, we would love to spend more time in our own back yard!
AA: Since Brooklyn has entirely come into its own, are you seeing Manhattan-based clients specifically asking for a venue in Brooklyn?
JA: I don’t know if they are specifically asking for a venue in Brooklyn but the are definitely more open to it! A few years ago most of our clients would not even entertain the idea of looking at venues in Brooklyn, now they are much more accessible.
AA: What is the most exciting new venue in Brooklyn?
JA: We love the Duggal Greenhouse. It’s a special space with an environmentally conscious vision. We are excited to see how the Brooklyn Navy Yard changes in the next couple of years!