Crystal Marie Young-Lewis is a risk taker and the founder and Chief Event Extraordinaire at Crystal Marie Events LLC headquartered in Detroit, MI. When she finally bid farewell to her 9-5 and leaped with both feet into the event planning industry, there were a lot of naysayers. Fear was breathing down her neck, but she was determined to power through, keeping in mind three core values that still steer her business today—passion, faith, and fearlessness.
When her bank account threatened to bring dark clouds of despair, she tapped into her personal belief that God would get her through and never shied away from being herself. Crystal Marie has established a visible signature brand and proven that you can stand out in this industry—and attract the right clients—by embracing your true self. She founded Crystal Marie Events 10 years ago and was awarded the Best of Detroit Event Planners in 2015 and the Brand It Well Award in 2017. Crystal Marie and her clients have been featured in Michigan Meeting + Events Magazine, The Michigan Chronicle, LadyBossBlogger.com and The Detroit Free Press.
Author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller, “The Girlfriend’s Guide To A Crystal Clear Bride,” “Become A Powerhouse Planner: How To Charge For Consultations”, where she reveals how to always get paid for your time and exactly how to position yourself to get clients to eagerly pay an initial consultation fee and a co-author in the Planners Unplugged: Secrets of the Worlds Greatest Event Planners. Crystal Marie is known for her no-nonsense wedding planning tips, zest for life, commitment to her clients, and out-of-the-box branding style and personality as a speaker and photoshoot stylist.
Crystal Marie is known as “the peacock.” Like that uniquely feathered bird, she embraces being a “bird of a different feather” and sparkles and shines every single day, leaving remnants of glitter on everything and everyone she touches. So, if you happen to run into her, please excuse the glitter.