If you think this is awkward for you to read, imagine writing it about yourself…
I’ve owned and honed this company for about 6 years now- growing it up from nothing [literally replying to ads for coordinators off of Craigslist!] and turning it into a well-desired, big-idea-inspired company that it still aspires to be. As a true business owner, I know the job is never done. I continually strive to push to be great. I want our team to offer the BEST experience to our clients. I’m passionate about taking care of one another [and all the weddings we work], our clients, our vendors- anyone we come into contact with. I’ll be honest- there’s still a lot of elements that are ideas and not put into practice. But more and more, with each passing year, we grow and change and shape ourselves into serving hearts and helpful hands. I came into this industry with one simple thought: I just want everyone to have what I have- in marriage. I believe so firmly in the practice of a joyful, happy home and marriage that I wanted to share it with each person I met. And if I can make gorgeous events at the same time- double bonus! My prayer is to meet the specific needs of each of our clients. To find a way to reach them [either through myself or through our team members] so personally that it will leave a lasting impact of wonderful memories from their engagement and wedding.
Things you may want to know about me:
My favorite rides at Disneyland [or, any theme park really] are the wet rides. I cannot get enough of California Adventure’s River Rafting Ride. It’s a total requirement regardless of time of day, season of year, how cool my clothes/hair/makeup is. I just gotta do it!
I love oreo flavored anything, really. It’s my fave dessert and total weakness.
I’m left handed- and my writing is completely and totally illegible. Sometimes even to me [whoops]. I’ll write extra words on my to-do list just hoping that enough of them will make sense that I can decipher my own written code.
I prefer room temperature water. Partly because I have sensitive teeth, partly because I feel [and know] that it quenches my thirst so much better.
I never wear makeup on the bottom of my eyes. No bottom eyeliner or mascara- maybe I used to, but I don’t really remember. I haven’t for a solid 5 years now, and I don’t see myself changing this anytime soon!
Why you’ll love working with us:
I really think I’ve assembled a powerhouse of a team. There are a few things that the past years in business has taught me: you can never have too many helping hands, there are never enough hours in the day, always be prepared. Thankfully- I’ve learned to implement these simple rules into the best wedding packages I can create for the benefit of our clients [and fellow vendors]. We try our best to amply staff our events [with no assistant limit, no “pay for extra people”, no rules about it]. We like to be the first to arrive and the last to leave- often and easily working 16+ hour days to ensure the job is done right. We come with plenty of emergency supplies in tow [I consider it more of my wedding tool belt, but having those crucial little “extras” are just a part of a job well done]. More than that, we just really like what we do. And when you love what you do- it shows. I think it kinda oozes from my pores. To do our job right, we limit the clients we take on. Purposefully scaling back our “amount” so that our quality can be flawless and we can breathe in each day with our clients- we’re willing to try new things, push our limits, and break our backs for this job, this wedding, this industry. I am a fearless leader for my girls [though always pushing out my fears to be better than myself]- I am a sounding board for design, a best friend to my clients’ ears, and a full spring of knowledge for those awkward situations that you just don’t know how to handle. At least, I try to be- and I try to train up each team member to confidently offer those qualities, too!
Chances are, if you have had even the tiniest email exchange with me- you’ve likely been given a nickname, seen at least an “xoxo” if not a “!!!” and a “:D”, and felt like you were sitting face to face with me whilst reading it [I’ve been told I have that effect with the written word]. More than that, though- I hope you felt welcomed by me and by the team. I pray this blog is a place that you can come to laugh, relate, and truly connect. I have always greatly desired that our online presence would be so much more than words on a screen… that it would be full of real human compassion, inspiring ideas, fun anecdotes, and more than that- so entirely full of us.
I love my job. I’m blessed by my company. There are days that I cannot believe I actually did it- I’m a business owner! And there are days where my 29-year-old self thinks that my 22-year-old self is a full on nut job being so ambitious from the get-go [secretly so thankful and grateful and inspired by that little 22-year-old girl, though]. Every year we start older, more mature in the business, more rooted in what we know to be the right way for us to offer our services- it’s like the first year of real life. This year especially, I know big things are to come. Surrounding myself with the right people was the first step, and now it’s time to take the leap for the rest of them! Thanks for being along for the ride.