Lance Devereux Biography
Sometimes the best jobs we can get do not come from the education we get in college but from what we love doing. It is Steve Jobs who said that the only way to do great work is to love what you do. Although he had graduated with a degree in communication studies, Lance Devereux found passion in event planning, interior designing, and decoration. His passion gradually became his source of wealth, fame, and affluence. Now, he works with celebrities and has been featured in some of the popular media outlets in the country.
Lance Devereux Age and Husband
Lance Devereux is a Burlington native born on 5th November 1987. His real name is Lance Lamar Haith. Lance is a son of Tim and Tracey Haith who also have invested in the events business. He has a sibling called Lauren Haith who works as a school psychologist. Unlike his family, Lance identifies as gay. He is married to his long-time friend Antonio.
The two met at the University of North Carolina Charlotte where Lance was coordinating male models. When Antonio came as a tryout, they clocked eyes and love-struck both of them. They took their connection to Facebook and soon they started dating. On Antonio’s 28th birthday, Lance proposed to him at a surprise dinner in Paris. They got married in May 2021 after dating for 14 years.
Lance Devereux Education and Career
Growing up Lance had the normal dream of an American kid. He wanted to study at UNC-Charlotte for a degree in communications and public relations.
After graduating, he got an internship opportunity at Cabarrus County 4H as a public relations intern. In 2008, he worked as a director at Sylvan Learning Center where he was engaged in marketing activities, investigating and solving customer issues, and initiating human resource processes.
In 2014, he joined Met Life as an underwriter who evaluated insurance applications and participated in training insurance business, medical concepts, customer service, and business systems.
While at Met Life, Lance was working part-time as a decorator but work was increasing as he became known for his stylistic approaches to designing. He launched his organization Designs by Devereux. He became serious about creating one-in-a-lifetime moments and unique experiences at weddings, thanksgiving, baby showers, and company openings. He left his job in 2016 and went full-time in his own business.
His big, bold, and Vibrant approach to designing has had him working with clients like Quavo, Da Brat, Cynthia Bailey, and Rasheeda Frost. His work has been featured in The Knot, Munaluchi Bride, Black Bride, and others.
Lance Devereux Success
One of his greatest achievements was when he was featured on the VH1 reality show My Celebrity Dream Wedding. He competed with more than 300 decor experts and emerged among the top 3 after 6 months of interviews. On the show, he worked with Tori Williams and Courtney Ajinca to design a wedding for a couple that had a budget of $15,000. They surprised the couple by doing a wedding of $1.7 million inspired by Gucci Mane’s wedding.
The experience at the reality show exposed Lance to a different level of interior and decoration design. He became intentional with the type of service he provides and his clientele. He raised his budget from working with anyone and started to work with clients with over $75,000 as budget. The most he has ever worked with is a budget of $200,000 for DJ Humphries’s wedding. His dream is to plan for Obama and do Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball.
Lance has also been recognized by being nominated as Designer of the Year in 2019 and won an award for Designer of the Year at the 2020 B Collective Awards. He has gone further in his business by showing an interest in educating others in his craft.
He hosts a 3 day floral and event design master class where he educates his students on the ins and outs of the business. He also hopes to tap into their creativity as they aspire to that their individual business.
Lance Devereux Summary of Personal Details
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Event Organizer
Height: probably 5 feet and 8 inches
Net Worth: $20 million