Owners Colleen Galacz and Crystal Watkins both hold a B.A.A from Central Michigan University in Apparel Merchandising and Design. Both Colleen and Crystal worked as Retail Buyers in the apparel industry for 5 years, utilizing their expertise in trend forecasting and fabric application. This background allows them to stay on the leading edge of upcoming styles and trends and purchase superior quality fabrics.
How it all Began
Colleen and Crystal were looking for a change and were both in the process of planning their weddings. Affordable Elegance Chair Covers & Linens (AECC) was founded in November 2005, in response to the Metro Detroit’s need for superior quality and selection of specialty linens at an affordable price.
Owners Colleen Galacz and Crystal Watkins are involved in daily operations and every detail of your event to ensure that each event is prepared to perfection.
Colleen and Crystal stay in tune with the event industry’s ever- changing new colors and fabrics and travel annually to the national Special Events Trade Show. They are involved in the community and in the Greater Metro Detroit Chapter of the NACE, ABC and ISES . Colleen was also awarded Member of the Year for the National Association of Catering Executive.
How LUXE came to be….
After 8 years, and thousands of events, Colleen and Crystal decided to upgrade the linen collection. With this new offering, it was also time to upgrade our name to capture the feel of the new luxurious linens.
We make family our first priority! Having families of our own, we have created a work environment that is friendly, warm, and fun. Holding close relationships with our staff allows for a very relaxed environment that encourages individuality. However, each member of our team is alike in the fact that we all share the same passion for excellence and superior service to our customers.
Hi, I’m Megan! Thanks for stopping by.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University. I joined the LUXE family in 2012 as the Corporate Account Manager. Although my degree and background are in education, my true passion and talent lies in event design and I really love building and nurturing relationships with our industry professionals.
At Luxe, I am the resident comedienne, always making sure our team members and clients have smiles on their faces. Oh! And I am responsible for receiving and coordinating event orders placed by Metro Detroit’s finest Industry Professionals!
Please feel free to contact me if you need anything for your client’s event – I’d love to work with you!
Phone: (248) 822-9400 ext. 101
Hi, I’m Christine! This is a picture of my mom and I. Family is everything to me. I have a deep rooted love for my personal family as well as the LUXE Family.
I tend to think I bring the fun to LUXE. I make sure everyone has a smile on their face whether I am dressing silly or doing a little jig to brighten someones day.
I am the Client Relations Specialist. I will be hitting the roads soon to make sure all is set at each venue for the event season. I also take care of all Client Self Service Events….hope to meet you soon and bring a smile to your face.
Phone: (248) 822-9400
Hey there! I am Sandy, otherwise known as Pants. I run the warehouse. I am Crystal & Colleen’s first employee……I am also Crystal’s mom. I helped these two girls when Luxe was only a dream. My dream was to quit my job and work with them…it happened. I am so lucky that I get to see my girls and all of the Luxe crew everyday….keeps me young.
Phone: (248) 822-9400 ext. 108
Hi! I am Shelby Fligger, Luxe Bridal Stylist. I recently graduated from Central Michigan University and moved here from Bad Axe. I enjoy working out, paddle boarding, any Shondra Rhimes TV Show and mostly my family. I cannot wait to meet with you to help design the look you have been dreaming about!
Hi, I’m Abbie! The LUXE Family calls me Abbie Cadabbie; Colleen even made me a wand. I am the LUXE Assistant. This means I dabble in about every facet of the business. I am here to assist our team and our clients. I also take care of the social media, marketing and logistics. Please feel free to contact me if you need anything-I’ll waive my wand and make it happen!
Phone: (248) 822-9400
Meet Alyssa! Luxe 2017 Intern from Central Michigan University.