May 12, 2020

I read a quote a few months ago and there was a line in it that truly stuck with me.  It said this,

"Woman was created from man's rib, but not all ribs were created to fit every woman.  Just because God has placed a man in your life, does not mean that they are the righ...

May 5, 2020

Before we dive in on this subject, I think it’s important to note that I adore children.  I was a babysitter and later a nanny, for the better part of a decade.  I also think it’s important to note that everyone is different, and is going to approach the subject with a...

April 28, 2020

Katie joined our team during a tumultuous season of my life, and the fire that our relationship was forged in has made her one of the dearest people I have come to know.

The day I met Katie, was when I was going to speak at her Hospitality UNI class about “A day in the...

April 21, 2020

A few months ago, I was at an event

 targeted towards newly engaged couples, and I met a young woman who was seemingly pretty overwhelmed about the idea of planning her wedding.  For the sake of this story, we will call her Maggie.

The more I chatted with Maggie, th...

April 14, 2020

2020 was supposed to be a record breaking year for the events industry.  The average wedding cost was projected to range from 35-41K, with an average guest count of 140 or more.  And then, coronavirus happened.

That is not to say that COVIS-19 just ‘snuck up on us....

April 10, 2020

If you’ve spent any time with me, you probably know that Easter is my favorite holiday.  Growing up, it was the one time a year that my dad’s family all came to visit. My grandma cooked for several days in preparations, my grandpa cooked a pig and invited the neighbors...

April 7, 2020

As event industry professionals, we are often asked to think on our toes-- and pivot.  A hurricane changes course, and suddenly your outdoor reception for 200 needs to move inside.  A groomsmen tears his pants 5 minutes before the bridal party is introduced into the re...

March 30, 2020

In the age of social media, it is so easy to share things with your friends, family, and followers when things are going well in your life.  

Someone gets engaged?  Everyone knows about it in a matter of minutes and the likes just continuously roll in.  Pregnant? J...

March 24, 2020

{It should be our moral obligation to leave this place better than when we found it. -Rachel Hollis}

As an event planner, I am in the business of serving people, and serving them well.  

Sometimes that looks like bringing plates of food to the bride and groom, so they do...

March 18, 2020

I get asked all the time what my favorite type of weddings are to plan, and while my favorite couples come from all different types of venues, styles, and socioeconomic backgrounds, the private residence wedding is by far my favorite.

As a lover of design, the idea of h...

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