FROM SMALL INTIMATE GATHERINGS to LARGE and LAVISH AFFAIRS, WE PLAN ELEGANT, STYLISH, GLAMOROUS, and FUN CELEBRATIONS.

The main focus of our company is our tailor-made luxury wedding planning and design service. To give our clients our utmost attention, we work with a limited number of clients each year. Our goal is to simply help you plan and create a memorable celebration that will exceed your expectations.

We cater to all couples with special expertise in planning Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Ismaili, Indian Christian, Sikh, Bengali, Telugu, Sri Lankan, Malayalam, Tamil, Nigerian, Spanish, Latin-American, Vietnamese, Chinese, Filipino, Dutch, Jewish, Arab, Persian, Palestine and Lebanese weddings.

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/  EXPERIENCE 1  /

FULL PLANNING

  • Starting at hire
  • Preparation and planning of Ceremony & Reception
  • Unlimited communication via emails and phone calls
  • Recommend preferred partners
  • Develop budget breakdown and manage costs
  • Provide custom wedding checklist and tasks to complete
  • Schedule and attend vendor meetings
  • Assist in booking all vendor professionals
  • Obtain, review and negotiate proposals and contracts
  • Ongoing correspondence with hired vendor professionals
  • Design & Concept Creation
  • Assist in wedding website creation
  • Logistical planning & timeline distribution
  • Collect personal belongings for set up
  • Event day management
  • Post wedding assistance

/  EXPERIENCE 2  /

DESIGN & CONCEPT CREATION

  • Starting at hire   
  • Ceremony & Reception concept & development
  • Monthly communication via emails and phone calls 
  • Recommend preferred partner
  • Schedule and attend design meetings
  • Discuss inspiration board
  • Carry out Wedding design
  • Floor plans and room schematics
  • On-site venue visit
  • Mock meeting 
  • Logistical planning & timeline distribution
  • Event day management

/  EXPERIENCE 3  /

EVENT MANAGEMENT

  • Starting 10 weeks prior
  • Weekly communication via emails and phone calls
  • Final walkthrough at event location(s)
  • Confirm contract details and payment reminders
  • On-site management and troubleshooting
  • Manage wedding day timeline
  • Distribute personal flowers
  • Arrange for special requests
  • Coordinate and cue entertainment program
  • Collect personal belongings for set up
  • Distribute vendor balance, if needed

SOBI QAZI is based in Houston and Los Angeles. Available Worldwide.

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Wedding Testimonials

“Thank you for going above and beyond to turn our dream wedding into a reality. Without a doubt, we could not have done this without you. Thank you for keeping us sane. Your knowledge, professionalism, energy and enthusiasm are endless. You were such a joy to work with!”

NEHA & CHIRAG / CANCUN, MEXICO

"Nick and I just want to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being on our side throughout our journey. It’s been a hell of a rollercoaster and we couldn’t have made it without you! Even when I was in London, you helped me coordinate my wedding, and I was calm cause I knew we had you by our side. I can honestly say this wedding would not have been possible without you. You introduced me to things I didn’t even know existed! You are not just my wedding planner, you are my friend and I am grateful that I met you! You have no idea how much Nick and I really appreciate you and we just really wanted you to know that without you this wedding would not have turned out as beautiful, amazingly gorgeous as it did! This was my dream wedding and you helped me every step of the way to make it happen! We love you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts from being Sobi Qazi!"

AESHA & NICKESH / HOUSTON, TEXAS

"I am so grateful I chose Sobi Qazi to take on my wedding this past year! My husband and I had a traditional Indian wedding that spanned over three days and multiple events in Austin, TX. At the time, he was living in Indiana and myself in Dallas, with my family being in Houston. We were constantly all over the map and needed a planner that would work around the schedule of our chaotic lives, deal with our demands and emotions, and still execute our intricate vision. Needless to say, Ms. Qazi delivered. She was exceptionally professional and helped us every step of the way. She introduced us to some of the most unique vendors, and our wedding turned out to be a complete success! Our guests are still talking about how seamless it was and how gorgeous our decor was. Ms. Qazi herself was calm and collected at every event and made sure our timeline was followed to the last minute. She graciously took my ideas into account, but also gave great feedback if some of my thoughts were impractical live. She also always offered great alternative solutions! Examples of her hard work included negotiating back and forth with an array of vendors to make sure I got the exact look for the most reasonable price, attending food tastings and taking diligent notes, regularly following up with catering to perfect our orders, and being hands on at all our events to make sure every detail was cared for. She catered to my more personal requests in that she made sure my husband and I ate at each event, stayed hydrated, all while balancing the needs of our several vendors. She also attended our meeting with our priest to ensure he clearly understood our instructions. As a result of her work, our vision was executed flawlessly and each and every one our goals were met. She even went above and beyond by managing a few of our guests demands so that my husband and I could enjoy the ceremony. Finally, another important thing I feel necessary to convey, is that Ms. Qazi is just so nice as a person. While meeting other planners I often felt this air of righteousness being pushed my way, but Ms. Qazi took the time to speak with me and was always kind and listened to what I had to say. There is no doubt that if I had to do it all over again, Sobi would be my go to planner."

AMY & PRASHANT / AUSTIN, TEXAS

"Sobi, thank you so much for all your help coordinating our big day. After 11 months of planning, Sagar and I were able to just show up to our wedding and enjoy. Your thoughtfulness, attention to detail and go-getter attitude really made it very easy for everyone involved. Thank you for making the day about us and not catering to our wishes. We couldn’t have managed the day without you. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone needing planning and/or coordinating help."

ANTARA & SAGAR / HOUSTON, TEXAS

"I can’t thank Sobi enough for everything she has done for us from day 1. Vendor selection and deciding on little details were the most critical part for our wedding planning and she made it a breeze for us. She will only suggest what she knows is best. The DJ she suggested was amazing. I wouldn’t pick anyone else if we had another wedding. lol. Decor mock up appointments with her were really fun and I truly enjoyed all the food tasting appointments with her too. She takes keen notes on your suggestions and will speak to the vendors on your behalf. You can tell her anything you are concerned about and she will take actions and take care of it. We handed over all our wedding related items the day before and didn’t have to worry about any of it on the day of."

SUZANNE & SONY / AUSTIN, TEXAS
Wedding Testimonials

“Thank you for going above and beyond to turn our dream wedding into a reality. Without a doubt, we could not have done this without you. Thank you for keeping us sane. Your knowledge, professionalism, energy and enthusiasm are endless. You were such a joy to work with!”

NEHA & CHIRAG / CANCUN, MEXICO

"Nick and I just want to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being on our side throughout our journey. It’s been a hell of a rollercoaster and we couldn’t have made it without you! Even when I was in London, you helped me coordinate my wedding, and I was calm cause I knew we had you by our side. I can honestly say this wedding would not have been possible without you. You introduced me to things I didn’t even know existed! You are not just my wedding planner, you are my friend and I am grateful that I met you! You have no idea how much Nick and I really appreciate you and we just really wanted you to know that without you this wedding would not have turned out as beautiful, amazingly gorgeous as it did! This was my dream wedding and you helped me every step of the way to make it happen! We love you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts from being Sobi Qazi!"

AESHA & NICKESH / HOUSTON, TEXAS

"I am so grateful I chose Sobi Qazi to take on my wedding this past year! My husband and I had a traditional Indian wedding that spanned over three days and multiple events in Austin, TX. At the time, he was living in Indiana and myself in Dallas, with my family being in Houston. We were constantly all over the map and needed a planner that would work around the schedule of our chaotic lives, deal with our demands and emotions, and still execute our intricate vision. Needless to say, Ms. Qazi delivered. She was exceptionally professional and helped us every step of the way. She introduced us to some of the most unique vendors, and our wedding turned out to be a complete success! Our guests are still talking about how seamless it was and how gorgeous our decor was. Ms. Qazi herself was calm and collected at every event and made sure our timeline was followed to the last minute. She graciously took my ideas into account, but also gave great feedback if some of my thoughts were impractical live. She also always offered great alternative solutions! Examples of her hard work included negotiating back and forth with an array of vendors to make sure I got the exact look for the most reasonable price, attending food tastings and taking diligent notes, regularly following up with catering to perfect our orders, and being hands on at all our events to make sure every detail was cared for. She catered to my more personal requests in that she made sure my husband and I ate at each event, stayed hydrated, all while balancing the needs of our several vendors. She also attended our meeting with our priest to ensure he clearly understood our instructions. As a result of her work, our vision was executed flawlessly and each and every one our goals were met. She even went above and beyond by managing a few of our guests demands so that my husband and I could enjoy the ceremony. Finally, another important thing I feel necessary to convey, is that Ms. Qazi is just so nice as a person. While meeting other planners I often felt this air of righteousness being pushed my way, but Ms. Qazi took the time to speak with me and was always kind and listened to what I had to say. There is no doubt that if I had to do it all over again, Sobi would be my go to planner."

AMY & PRASHANT / AUSTIN, TEXAS

"Sobi, thank you so much for all your help coordinating our big day. After 11 months of planning, Sagar and I were able to just show up to our wedding and enjoy. Your thoughtfulness, attention to detail and go-getter attitude really made it very easy for everyone involved. Thank you for making the day about us and not catering to our wishes. We couldn’t have managed the day without you. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone needing planning and/or coordinating help."

ANTARA & SAGAR / HOUSTON, TEXAS

"I can’t thank Sobi enough for everything she has done for us from day 1. Vendor selection and deciding on little details were the most critical part for our wedding planning and she made it a breeze for us. She will only suggest what she knows is best. The DJ she suggested was amazing. I wouldn’t pick anyone else if we had another wedding. lol. Decor mock up appointments with her were really fun and I truly enjoyed all the food tasting appointments with her too. She takes keen notes on your suggestions and will speak to the vendors on your behalf. You can tell her anything you are concerned about and she will take actions and take care of it. We handed over all our wedding related items the day before and didn’t have to worry about any of it on the day of."

SUZANNE & SONY / AUSTIN, TEXAS

weddings faq

Statistics show that the average a wedding takes approximately 250 hours to plan for a Ceremony & Reception (1-day event). Multi-day events require more planning time and organizational skills. SQ Planning Team can save you time spent researching and planning. SQPT can also help you prioritize your vendors, get your budget in order, provide qualified and reputable vendor referrals, accompany you to vendor meetings and know what questions to ask, review vendor contracts, negotiate on your behalf, and save you money.

Not to mention, SQPT provides creative décor and design ideas. And the final months prior to your wedding, SQPT will confirm your vendors, make a timeline, run your rehearsal, and be there to make sure that you, your family, and guests enjoy a stress-free day!

We highly recommend you hire a Planner 9-12 months for our Full Planning Experience. As soon as you get engaged is the best time! Dates are booked well in advance and the sooner we begin planning, the better options you have for venues. For our Event Management Experience, we recommend hiring us 4-6 months prior to your wedding date.

Lion & Lamb Event Services (DBA: SOBI QAZI) was established in 2009. We have nearly 15 years of combined experience planning weddings and events. We all attend professional wedding and special event association meetings and conferences, gaining education and knowledge about current industry trends. We are also Certified Wedding and Event Planners (CWEP). Also, the full team carries insurance.

As much or as little you want them to have! Your planner’s level of involvement depends on the event planning package you reserve and your personal preferences. Personally, each one of us loves to be hands-on and heavily involved. We work with clients anywhere on the spectrum personalizing our service to your needs.

By choice, the SQPT plans approximately 12-15 weddings per year. We typically plan no more than two weddings per month, and no more than one wedding per weekend. We are firm believers in not over-committing ourselves, so we control our workloads in order to give our clients the upmost attention they deserve!

Yes, we can! In fact, most of our clients live all over the world. So we are very comfortable with out-of-city/state/country clients and communicating via phone, e-mail, video conference and can be flexible with your schedule too.

We will absolutely work with your choice of vendors. However we have a great team of preferred vendors that we work with often should you be interested in our recommendations. The reputable relationship we build with our preferred vendors goes a long way for your big day!

We accept cash, check, Zille bank transfer, or Venmo as method of payments only.