Events aficionado Billy Evers sets out solo to paint the town happy-red.
Billy Evers brought the outside in for this elegant, rose-themed LA wedding.
Billy Evers is smiling from ear to ear aboard what he dubs “The Happiness Tour”: a journey through what makes him happy. It’s an adventure he shares with his friends and clients in his role as all-star events planner for Greater Boston and beyond. And what’s not to be happy about?
Since striking out solo several months ago after leaving his former post as creative director for Rafanelli Events, Evers, the founder of Billy Evers Creative, has designed and staged an adventure wedding in Los Angeles, a sinners-and-saints-themed birthday party, and a glamourama gala for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
All-star events planner Billy Evers says the personalized touches in his events stem from the close relationships he establishes with clients.
“It’s been really extraordinary to truly express my own vision,” says the 55-year-old Boston resident and Queens, New York, native. That vision includes operating sans office and merging his professional and social spheres. Evers says he likes to connect with each client to form a “friendship of a lifetime” in an effort to better execute events to their needs. He cherishes the social aspect of his business, he adds, getting to know his clients personally rather than just professionally, and that that social component, coupled with extreme organization and detail, is a key factor to successfully creating extraordinary events.
To wit: designing an obstacle course wedding for a fearless bride and groom, and refreshing guests with pineapple sippy cups full of rosé. Evers broke out on his own in large part to enjoy life. That may sound trite, but for Evers, who spent the better part of the last decade working nights and weekends, it was time to take stock on how he would live and work for the next ten years. It began with a trip: “I went to South Africa and I went to this place called Babylonstoren. It’s a vineyard and garden, and it had a magic [in] the air,” he says. “It was an extraordinary trip, [the type] where you experience phenomenal things that take you out of your life. It inspired me to embark on a beautiful tour of life.” A tour Evers invites all of his current— and future—friends to join. 617-828-2297