HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - "It is something people can look forward to and remember. It's very unique, and there is nothing else like it," said Allison Stephens.
You can escape to Dubai in your own backyard, enjoy glamping under the stars, plan a picnic on the shore or get engaged on the sand.
"We started brainstorming this years ago, and it spiraled and snowballed," said Stephens, co-owner of Moonfly Events.
Stephens and Bethany Peregrine are the owners of Moonfly. The Navy veterans have recently found a niche.
"A lot of companies out there do large-scale [events]. What we do is small-scale, but with very high quality details and customized options," said Stephens.
Moonfly launched in the spring of 2020, offering small events, detailed service, backyard gatherings and contactless delivery.
"It is just a way to provide an escape of reality and for people at home to experience their home in a whole new way," said Stephens.
And business is booming - they are taking on around three new clients a week, crafting unbelievable tablescapes, settings, weddings and more, no detail overlooked.
"All of a sudden, so many more inquiries for our services came after the pandemic," said Peregrine. "Backyard picnics, date nights, anniversaries, weddings - those don't stop when pandemic hit. All of a sudden, we were needed."
They even provide bubble tents at restaurants for socially-distant seating.
"We want people to feel special and valued and involved," said Stephens.
A business that seems pretty perfect, if you will, for this pandemic.
"It was luck for us. It was written in the moon and stars," said Stephens.