Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
I see myself being classic! I think it sets the tone for any event. You can keep your event subtle or bring in tons of color! I love having the option of a blank slate and fill it in with the brides vision.
What is your favorite wedding detail you've ever seen or created?
My favorite wedding detail was actually a first dance. I grew very close to my bride in November of 2014. She was very close with her father who passed before her wedding. For the traditional father/daughter dance all of her close male family members took turns spinning her around the dance floor and then gave her back to her husband. I went through an entire box of Kleenex.
What is your favorite store or brand?
I love Swoozies! They carry so many great brands and a lot of gold glittery things and that is my weakness.
What advice do you have for a newly engaged couple?
Take a deep breath before planning! You shouldn't plan anything until you have a set budget and a range of a guest count. It sets up for disappointment and overspending. No wedding planner wants to have to tell a client that she cant have the flowers she really wants because she spent her entire budget on a event she couldn't afford.
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
The delayed gratification of your work. A lot of people like instant gratification but for me, it is the opposite. I love the relationships that grow with time with my sweet clients and then working for sometimes over a year and then seeing it come together. Also, the vendor community we have in Northeast Florida is amazing and I love doing what I do with them by my side.
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
The want for them to have their dream with their budget. I love when clients come to me before they have anything booked. I can tell them exactly how much things will cost, the timeline, for booking, and expectations that may fail and ones that will be extraordinary.
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
We try to make every client have a luxurious experience catered to their needs. We recently have opened our own studio style office space so clients do not feel rushed and can relax. We did a rebrand complete with small gifts for each client and then a welcome packet and so much more. We want our brides to feel like they are a part of our family!