Tell us about yourself and your company.
Working as a legal assistant for years, I developed my organizational skills, time management, and how to handle stressful situations. Even though my type A personality flourished in this position, my ability to be creative was pushed to the side. I started planning weddings in 2006 and started eventi planning in 2007. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful couples and I am so happy to have found my niche!
How did you find yourself in the wedding industry?
I started out doing weddings for friends here and there and found a true passion for it. My husband pointed out how much I loved it and encouraged me to make it my career.
What inspires you or your work?
My clients! I love hearing their stories and listening to their dream for their big day. As cliché as it sounds, they inspire me to make their dreams come true.
What do you love about working weddings?
I love seeing the culmination of months of design and planning come to fruition.
What’s your favorite part about a wedding?
My favorite moment is when the couple is announced into the reception, and they see the space for the first time surrounded by their family and friends – it still gives me goose bumps!
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your field?
Never let a client hire their friend to be their “fill in the blank”. I have seen so many of clients have their friends as their photographer and the couple doesn’t get their pictures for a year. Or they hire their buddy as the DJ and he gets wasted.
A good piece of advice for brides and/or grooms to be.
If you are not enjoying the planning process, something isn’t right! Most of my clients have told me how much they enjoyed the planning process because we were able to focus on one task at a time and tackle things little by little. Take your time and enjoy the ride. You only get to do it once!