Most couples have an enormous learning curve to overcome as they plan their wedding for the first time. Sometimes, it’s just too much to handle when you combine wedding planning, wedding design, and two people with demanding careers and 40+ hour work weeks. Without direction, planning can take over and you find yourself not enjoying your engagement period. We’ve done this many (many, many) times before. We won’t let details slip through the cracks and we work tirelessly to protect your financial investment.

We’re listening to you!

I want your day to be uniquely you. Let’s begin by determining what inspires you. From there, I’ll take that inspiration and design the details of your wedding with your personal taste in mind. Our design process begins with creativity and enthusiasm and ends with a savvy, stylish, and fun event for you, your family, and your friends.

Our typical client is searching for a leader…a hands-on event manager for all aspects of wedding planning. Design is essential and our clients rely on our 20+ years of experience to create a unique and stunning event design that reflects their aesthetic and vision. Our service includes a high level of involvement from the start of planning through the wedding weekend.

Customized Design. Precise Planning. Elegant Events.

You're not planning a
basic wedding...

That's Why I AM Not A 
Basic Designer

mY Name is tracie
and I am the owner
of Z Creative

I am a natural-born leader and I take pride at my ability to create memorable events and design incredible atmospheres, while maintaining a professional presence for my clients. I am Ohio born and raised, with an amazing family at my core.

I am an advocate of the event industry and women-owned businesses. I am an active member of ILEA (International Live Events Association) and NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners). Constantly learning and growing, I frequently attend educational workshops and conferences across the country.

Favorite wedding moment: The last few seconds before a bride walks down the aisle with her father. It’s just the 3 of us, behind a closed door. Her father says something incredibly sweet and meaningful and I’m there to hear it. Then, we hear the music cue, the doors open, and I fluff the bottom of her dress. I get a lump in my throat as I say the same two words every time…

“OK, go.”

I like getting lost in a flea market, hosting Sunday brunch with friends and family, watching documentaries, tackling home renovation projects, and tending to our flower and vegetable gardens. My personal favorite weddings are in grand ballrooms and I cringe when anyone mentions chair covers. I'm REALLY good at producing weddings on private property, but I feel like I've been hit by a train afterwards. I’m married to an amazing man, who just happens to be one of central Ohio’s most well-respected DJs. Mark Dantzer is my partner, my sounding board, and the man who brings the party. We are one fresh team.

I am a lover of love - no matter your preference. I believe everyone should have the same basic rights when it comes to marriage. Equality (in marriage et al) is very important to me and I prefer to work with others who feel the same.  


Let’s make this fair for everyone. A one-size-fits-all package in the wedding world can mean that you are paying the same for a wedding that could be double your budget. Our three-part pricing structure ensures that you pay for YOUR wedding…not someone else’s.

Our 3-part pricing structure is the same for every client:

Event Planning
Due Upon Contract Signing

10% of Budget
50% Due Upon Budget Approval
50% Due 3 Weeks Prior to Wedding

On-Site Event Management
$50/Hr for Lead Planner-Designer
$20/hour for Each Assistant
Due 3 Weeks Prior to Wedding

The package we offer is full planning and design. Why? Because I cannot plan your wedding without also designing it. Honestly cannot. I've tried to separate the two, but they are like best friends. You can't touch one without touching the other. I have found that my clients will have a much more unified and cohesive look if we handle both planning and design...and it's going to be amazing!

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office: 614.946.0128

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