Fervent Designs


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Houston Wedding Planning & Event Design Company!

Meet Richandra Nickerson-Ukpong!

I am the founder and owner of Fervent Designs, LLC. I am a native Houstonian, Many people are not aware of the resources, time, and logistics that go into carrying out beautiful, safe events. But I am, and I DO! I have been blessed to have been on all sides of the equation: I have been the event planner, the bride, the client, the middle man, and now the wedding planner. I have seen it all!

I help take the stress out of planning so that YOU can relax and enjoy the occasion. Yes, you deserve to be a guest at your event! There is no better resource for you to have in your corner than Fervent Designs. My team and I would be honored to serve you!

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5 Reviews for Fervent Designs

  • Burgundy T
    Burgundy T wrote a review January 8, 2024
    Wedding at the Museum

    We had an amazing experience with Rich and her entire team at Fervent Designs for our January 2023 wedding at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. I... met Rich at the Houston Bridal Expo in January of 2022 and immediately knew I was in good hands. She had experience working with our unique venue and was prepared to help from our first consultation (before we even hired her)! Her meticulous attention to detail was evident in every step of the process, from invitations and vendor recommendations to multiple venue walkthroughs and personalized catering tastings, resulting in a tailor-made bespoke wedding. She came prepared to every meeting and kept us on track, ensuring every detail was considered and accounted for.
    We had a near disaster when our cake vendor canceled two weeks before the date and Rich skillfully managed to solve the crisis before I even had time to stress! She tactfully handled our large and boisterous family, ensuring everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there so we could focus on the joy of our wedding day and the life we are building together. I am so grateful for her ensuring our priorities were the focus - a private first meal, lively celebration, and so many little details that made our wedding feel so unique and special!
    Rich's professionalism and problem-solving abilities ensured a seamless and memorable celebration. We will certainly be using Fervent Designs for all of our life milestone celebrations. We highly recommend!

    Date of wedding: 01-28-2023

  • Gwen W
    Gwen W wrote a review September 25, 2023
    They have it all under control

    When it comes to wedding planners, it doesn’t get any better than Fervent Designs. Richandra "Rich" Nickerson-Ukpong and her team are the G.O.A.T.!...!!

    They planned and designed my son’s wedding (my only child), and they did a phenomenal job! Their professionalism and attentiveness to detail are top notch. We knew what to expect leading up to the wedding, because they kept us informed all along the way. On the wedding day they arrived on the scene and I instantly knew that they had everything under control. As the mother of the groom my emotions were all over the place, but they constantly checked on me to make sure that I had everything that I needed.

    They kept everything moving and on schedule. The reception was a fun (not stuffy) affair, and the Fervent Designs team became a part of the party. Ms. Rich took off her “running shoes” and put on her dress and heels, becoming one with the family and turned up was on!!

    I cannot say enough good things about this team. Weddings can be very stressful, but this group helped to make it a very “stress-free” and happy day for all. I would highly recommend them for any event that you want to go without a hitch.

    Date of wedding: 09-08-2023

  • Carmen J
    Carmen J wrote a review August 31, 2023
    Married 2/5/23 Rich and team helped make our day!

    Rich was the help I didn't know I needed. She and the whole team were so supportive to me through the process and on the day of. Our day was smooth, I... didn't have to worry about the small things and we got through every thing on our timeline. We will work with Rich again and again!

    Date of wedding: 02-05-2023

  • Tanecia  H
    Tanecia H wrote a review February 8, 2022
    Exceptional Service!

    My husband and I had a destination wedding in Cancun, MX and it was absolutely the best day of our life. The weeks leading up to and the day of my wed...ding Rich and her team made sure my husband and I was happy and got everything I wanted out of our day. She was so organized, very tentative and made every aspect of the day a breeze. I would recommend this planner to everyone if you want someone that's on top of their game, very passionate, and knowledgeable! I can’t thank Rich enough for how special our day was! Rich was responsive through email and phone calls for my many questions, she made contact with the venue for us on multiple occasions to visit as part of the planning process and so much more!

    Date of wedding: 10-30-2021

  • Tia H
    Tia H wrote a review May 23, 2021
    Micro Wedding During Pandemic

    My husband and I are from out of state, so we knew we’d be relying very heavily on our planner to identify the best venue, photographer, caterer, et...c. for the micro-wedding we were planning in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, as neither of us are very familiar with the area. In addition, we wanted the best value for our buck, as it seemed ridiculous to us to spend an excessive amount of money for an event with a guest count under 25. It was also important to have someone who would exercise the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of a Covid-19 outbreak at our event, as that was a great concern of ours as well.

    The Fervent Design team exceeded our expectations on every count, by making excellent recommendations for everything we needed, and in many cases offering their own in-house services that were even more affordable and just as nice as a third-party would have provided! Everything was socially distanced, and planned in the safest, and most thoughtful way so that guests could enjoy themselves and not have to worry about Covid. In addition, Rich and everyone we encountered through her have the kindest dispositions, and just seem to really love what they do! Our guests are still talking about how beautiful everything was, and how impressed they were with Rich and her team. Would highly recommend her and the Fervent Designs team to any couple looking to have a beautiful, well-planned, low-stress wedding - during or post-covid.

    Date of wedding: 03-30-2021

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