The inspiration for this company came from a thin statured African American/Cherokee Indian women, who shared her home and life with her two sons, their wives and eight grandchildren.
This special woman was my grandmother. She had a unique name or should I say many names to include, Emma, Dora, Della, Estella, Lugener, Isabella Moore – Heard.
Everyone called her Mama Gene, so in her honor we named the company Lugener’s Affair. Mama Gene was very talented and creative. She hand made all our clothes from start to finish; drafting patterns, creating designs and pressing the finished garment. She used whatever fabric was available including, the white, decorative baking flour sack. She created craft projects for us to do and taught us to neatly cover our school text books with brown paper bags. At the age of eight, she let me sit on her lap and guide the fabric as she pressed the foot pedal of her sewing machine. She taught me to design clothing by first drafting my own pattern from newspaper.
By my teenage years, Mama Gene allowed me to sew for our family and friends. She was very particular about color schemes, texture of fabrics and she always helped me choose what type of garments to make. Mostly she instilled in me to be patient and make each garment as if I was making it for myself. During this time, my designs were entered in school and community fashion shows. It was then that I realized the need to expand my fashion designing to include floral arrangements and interior design. Floral arrangements and decorating was a special talent of my Aunt Lillie Bell. She taught me how to arrange flowers and to decorate for all types of events. Her guidance enhanced my abilities and made me well versed in all aspects of event planning. I’ve made the garments and decorated facilities for weddings, school activities, church events, anniversaries, etc.
My dream has always been to create beauty in what I see. These two women gave me my start, making my dream a reality.
I am the Co-Director of Lugener’s Affairs. My passion lies in transforming spaces and making things beautiful. I find joy in creating that special day, which every bride envisions. It is my desire that she feel like her wedding day is unique and everything she ever imagined. My ultimate job is to make that day spectacular. Being a part of Lugener’s Affairs, I am truly blessed to do the thing I love the most, “CREATE A DREAM”
Hello my name is Kimberly Lewis-Tyner. My husband and I had the pleasure to use Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Newton service in 2007 for our wedding. Mrs. Newton and her husband sung at our wedding while Mrs. Scott decorated the church and directed the wedding ceremony. I did not have to worry on rather the ceremony would go well, because I knew Mrs. Scott and her daughter Mrs. Newton had it under control. I was able to enjoy the day. The wedding was beautiful. You will not be disappointed.
Kimberly Lewis-Tyner- Client
My experience with Aisha far exceeded my expectations. I told her my ideas for the baby shower and she immediately had a vision for what I wanted. She took my theme and turned it into an elegant, fun-filled event. It was totally hassle free on my part! I didn’t have to call her to check on her progress, she kept me updated on a regular basis. When I walked into the venue I was shocked! My safari themed baby shower was wonderful, from the “belly” cake (that was edible) to the diaper cake made of real diapers to the cohesive colors and fun games!! It was a baby shower to remember!
She was very professional and I wouldn’t hesitate to contact her again for any of my event planning!!
S. Swindell- Client
Aisha Newton, and her mom Mrs. Scott hosted my baby shower and I was very pleased to say the least. I did not have a particular theme in mind, so I trusted them with their creativity, and the outcome was beyond my expectations. The event was fun, bright, and very professionally done. I would definitely use their services again, and recommend them to friends and family. I continue to receive compliments from people who attended the shower.
Marva Ali-khabir- Client
Jeff and I want to thank you and your mom for all you guys had done for us. We couldn't have done it at all without you. Everything was great and beautiful.
Thank you again for making our dreams come to reality.
Zelma Baker- Client
I have over thirty years of event planning experience. I completed courses in fashion sewing, fashion structure and personal imagine at Clayton State Jr. College. I received my Bridal Consultant Certification from the Professional Career Development Institute, School of Bridal Consulting. Through the years, I have assisted clients by providing planning advice, consultations, being present at events, directing rehearsals and weddings, and making sure all decorations are uniquely designed, giving ultimate attention to details. I’m passionate about what I do and feel it is a blessing to be apart of one of the most memorable days of someone’s life.