A Perfect History

Plan It Perfect was founded in 2004 by Cate (Buscher) Paris. Through the years, her team grew to include Rachel Hoffberger, formerly an accomplished construction manager in the Baltimore area. Her project management expertise and creative drive made her the perfect person to direct Plan It Perfect when Cate decided to venture into the catering side of the event industry in 2009.

The Orchid is Plan It Perfect’s signature flower. There are a myriad of species of orchids,
but each one has characteristics that are indicative of fabulous event planners.

Steady. Engaging. Robust. Adaptive. Charming. Consistent.

Thriving in any environment, an orchid is the collaborative force behind the beauty in any floral arrangement.

Rachel Hoffberger

Since her days as a construction manager, Rachel worked as an event coordinator and catering sales associate at some in-house catered venues before landing at Plan It Perfect. What led Rachel to her career in events were her educational background in art and architectural design and her innate creativity with her meticulous quality control to provide her clients with a worry-free event that they can enjoy.

“My favorite article of clothing is my skinny jeans! I love that I can dress them up or down, and I can always find something to wear with them, even when I’m in a hurry. My favorite cocktail is Ananda Restaurant’s ‘Singh 75.’ House-infused vodka with tangerine and cloves, fresh mint, house-made sour mix, and Prosecco. Yum!”

Rachel’s favorite type of orchid is the Phaleanopsis – Consistently displaying delicate elegance while influencing the shape and appeal of every arrangement.

The Plan It Perfect Team

It is important to Plan It Perfect that our clients have the support of a cohesive team. Whether they are assisting Rachel on an event, or taking the lead along with another associate at the helm, these ladies are Rachel’s trusted foundation of Event Specialists.

Cate (Buscher) Paris

Cate has enjoyed the past 10+ years in the event industry, building a solid background in catering, venue management, and event planning. Her work has been featured on television and radio, and she has shared her expertise in numerous regional and national publications. A team player, Cate loves collaborating with clients and vendors to create the perfect day.

“I am a huuuuuge fan of food. My friends joke that when they put out a cheese tray, it really just becomes my plate. Karaoke is another favorite pastime; I may or may not have a list of songs that I add to every time I hear a song that I think I can rock!”

Cate’s favorite type of orchid is the Dendrobium — delicate and hearty, these flowers can enhance an arrangement or be the star of the show.

Anastasia Pierron

Anastasia has several years of experience planning and managing corporate and social events.  Her involvement with Baltimore’s LGBTQ community has led her to her favorite project, an annual Prom for LGBTQ teens.  She joined the Plan It Perfect team in 2017, and she also works at Johns Hopkins.

Natalie (Vermillion) Emery

Natalie has worked with Plan It Perfect since 2012. She first fell in love with event planning while completing her internship for Towson University (GO Tigers!) and knew immediately that this profession was meant for her. Natalie’s detail oriented eye helps to ensure flawless execution and never falling off schedule!

“Truth be told I cannot go anywhere without wearing high heels. I love the way they make me feel and it’s so easy to dress up any outfit up with a unique pair. I mean, who can say ‘no’ to fuchsia pumps?!”

Natalie’s favorite type of orchid is the Miltoniopsis. This flower not only smells like heaven, but they also look dainty and delicate.

Maureen Flanagan

Maureen has been in the hospitality industry since she was fifteen.  In that time, she has done just about every job in the industry, from washing dishes to managing large events. Of all her roles, her favorite one by far has been as a wedding planner. Being a part of someone’s special day and helping their dream come to fruition is the driving force that keeps her motivated.

Maureen is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Deitetics while she plans events part-time.  She hopes to work with children in weight management.  She also loves sports nutrition.

“I am a self proclaimed ‘fitness junkie’. I compete in fitness competitions and am also a personal trainer.  I work out 5-6 days a week and my family knows that if they ever need to find me just look in the gym!”

Maureen’s favorite type of orchid is a Monkey Face Orchid, because, well, it looks like a Monkey face!!


Ananda Restaurant

Plan It Perfect serves as the in-house event coordinator at Ananda Restaurant. Contact us today for more information about hosting a special event at Ananda, where you’ll find the Baltimore / Washington DC area’s finest Indian cuisine.

Allow us to brag about Ananda:
Baltimore Magazine’s top 50 restaurants
Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Very Best Restaurants
GQ Magazine’s 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants (Nationwide)

Contact us to Plan your Perfect Event