1. Please Share a little about you and your company.
I'm from Emerald Isle, I've been on the coast of NC my whole life. Minus a brief stint in the mountains (found a mountain man and got him to the coast!) but I came right back! I've been with my hubby for almost 12 years and we have two stunningly beautiful, silly kids. Up until just recently, I worked for a large vacation rental company, helping to grow their event department. Popular in destination weddings, renting large beach homes for vacation/wedding all in one. I also managed all of the events for a local hotel. Doing anywhere from 40-80 events per year! Tons of work, tons of experience. Priority shift in life when I realize my kids are growing fast and I'm missing so much if it. Things changed at work about the same time and it just made sense to leave and start my own business! Along came "Knot a Second Thought" Weddings and Events. I started the company in February and have hit the ground running! Over 30 events on the books for 2016 and getting calls and emails daily!! So thankful! I also started a non-profit called Flowers for Friends, a donation based organization that reuses and re-purposes donated flowers. You can read more about it on my website listed below.
2. What is the one thing about yourself that most people do not know?
I cry at every wedding. Usually during the vows or father/daughter dance. I'm such a sap. And I really love watching people enjoy a day filled with love and laughter!
3. What inspired you to become a Wedding Planner/Coordinator?
Honestly it kind of fell into my lap and I am so glad it did! I had no plans ever to do this! I went to school and studied psychology and art... But I feel like I still use what I learned in this filed of work!
4. What makes you unique in comparison to other Wedding Planner/Coordinators?
Hmmm. This is a good one.
I feel like it shows that I enjoy what I do. I get the job done in a professional, fun way. Don't be surprised if you see me on the dance floor, I won't leave you hangin' if you don't know the steps to the Cupid shuffle or the cha cha slide.
5. What's one piece of advice you like to give brides?
Don't think you can't afford a planner, right out of the gate. Ask. Let's chat about your vision. A chat doesn't cost anything!! We like to chat. Then we can decide what's best for you, what package, what budget. I'm honest, I'll be totally straightforward with you, just like I'd hope someone would be with me! I want you to have a great wedding. An amazing wedding!!