Since 2003, I have worked and traveled my way across the United States and abroad – I’m a big “you only live once” kind of person and take every opportunity I can to travel and gain new experiences. My events career has taken me everywhere from Newport, Rhode Island to Sydney, Australia, to Hoboken, New Jersey, and San Francisco. I founded my company in 2009 and have worked tirelessly ever since to build the reputable and seasoned wedding planning company that it has become today. An eternal optimist at heart, I’ve always been a “glass half full” type of gal and take this view into every event – I really and truly love my job and will never stop feeling thankful for each client who trusts me to join them on their journey to “I do”.
i’m inspired by
- quality time with my husband, 2 australian shepherds, family + friends
- quotes – especially about life or nature
- music – all kinds (my mom is a retired music teacher!)
- the ocean – growing up by the shoreline, I have saltwater in my blood
- farmers market visits on saturday mornings
- that life is too short to drink bad champagne
- in making time for a healthy work:life balance. there are no do-overs in life; I never want to look back and say “I wish I spent more time…”
- that the details make the design but the people make the party
- in never forgetting where you came from
- that thankless acts for others make the world a better place
Having grown up working at my family’s hardware store, customer service (along with a strong work ethic) has always been a high priority for me. This upbringing also instilled an appreciation for the small-business approach as I watched many of my family members manage their own businesses while maintaining a healthy work/life balance, something I learned to be a key ingredient to a happy life. As a small business owner, I take great pride in being able to give my clients an amazing (and fun) wedding planning experience from start to finish, an “experience” that I have tailored through the years to meet the needs of my busy clients. My boutique approach is not meant for mass event production, and instead I limit the number of celebrations I take on per year to a maximum of three. By doing this, it means that when you book with my company, you book with me as your main contact, not a secondary coordinator. As a full-service planner and designer, I will literally work with you through the entire planning process from the moment you say “yes!” to the very last sparkler exit, coordinating your logistics and design hand in hand from start to finish.
I am so honored to be included in Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine and Southern Living Magazine’s elite lists of top wedding planners and am also proud to also have my work published in Martha Stewart Weddings along with Town & Country, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Brides, The Knot, and several other prints and online publications. All accolades aside, though, I absolutely and truly believe that life is too short not to chase your dreams, inspiration can be found everywhere if you truly take a moment to look around and soak it all in, and true happiness is enjoyed most when shared with others. Weddings are my favorite form of celebration and I feel so fortunate to be able to share this happiness with my clients during such a monumental part of their lives.