For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed doing all the things that most people usually dislike about planning: researching the perfect venue, managing vendors, creating detailed spreadsheets to track everything, having pre- and day-of timelines planned out, and being organized enough to ensure it all goes off without a hitch.
As a result I was always the one, among my group of friends, planning the fun activities and trips; and ya know something? I really enjoyed it! After some time I realized that I enjoyed it SO much, I wanted to turn it into a full-time career.
My aim is to create the most beautiful and well laid out weddings that leave my clients, and their guests, talking about them for years to come.
The funny thing was I had gone to college for Criminology & Law. Talk about learning as you go!
So, I went back to school and completed a 2-year Event and Conference Coordination program at Canada’s ITHQ (which is the only Canadian program recognized by Meeting Professional International). I loved every minute of it and knew I had made the right decision.
Shortly after graduating I got hired at JPDL, Canada’s largest event planning company, and that’s when things really took off. About a year later, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in California and started my own event planning company.
After eight years of researching, selecting, and managing vendors, working on budgets, designing floor plans, putting together extensive to-do lists, and day-of timelines, I have built the skills and experience to provide each of my clients with a wedding that they’ll never forget.
One of the best parts of my job—one I didn’t necessarily foresee—was how much I love getting to know my clients. It’s especially lovely working with couples on their big day. I can’t tell you how many happy tears I’ve shared with some of the most in-love people I’ve ever met. It seriously puts a huge grin on my face just thinking about it all. ::happy sigh::