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Pandora’s Box was created so that couples could have the planner of their dreams without paying a high price for it. We strive for perfection in every aspect of your day. With our specialty in all things themed, Pandora’s Box can handle anything you throw our way. Whether your wedding has elves or elephants, is religious, traditional, or somewhere in between, Pandora’s Box will be there every step of the way to ensure magic at every turn.

 

meethope

hopeimageHope is our owner and lead planner! With her background in the arts, eye for detail, passion for perfection, and natural leadership skills she is uniquely qualified to create your wedding. Hope loves all things nerdy and specializes in themed weddings; some of her favorites have been Van Gough’s Starry Night, Alice in Wonderland, and Game of Thrones. Hope is a designer by instinct and will go to great lengths to insure your wedding is just as magical as you are.

        Deep in the throes of Greek Mythology we find ourselves with a story of a girl: Pandora. Before you read of her tale, you must first read of another: the Titans Prometheus and Epimetheus. The two were brothers, one the creator of man and the other the creator of animals. As the years went past Zeus became angry at man, for they resembled him too much, they advanced without the gods. As punishment, Zeus stole fire away from them, forbidding its use. This was unacceptable to Prometheus who defiantly gave it back. Zeus was furious and bound Prometheus to a rock, damning him to eternity alone.  This wasn’t enough for Zeus, he needed to punish man as well. So, he created Pandora, the worlds first woman. She was crafted out of water and earth and bestowed with gifts such as beauty, charm, curiosity and persuasion. She was then presented to the Titan Epimetheus as his bride, but not before she was given a wedding gift: a box; as beautiful as she it begged to be opened. He loved Pandora for she was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen.

        “You must never open this box, Pandora,” Zeus had told her. But, obeying was not her nature and one fateful afternoon without her beloved husband by her side, Pandora opened the box. Just a crack. Out poured all of horrors of the world: famine, disease, war, death. Terrified, Pandora tried desperately to close the box, but it was too late. She opened the box again, hoping the darkness would return and instead saw another gift, lingering at the bottom. The last gift the gods had given. Hope.