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I wasn’t always an event planner, nor did I ever think that I would some day be running a company. It was one of those dreams that we all have tucked away…one of those dreams that we say we might “some day” follow, but deep down, don’t actually believe is a part of our reality.
I began my post college life as a music teacher. My job was rewarding and my students were my life. Twelve years went by, during which I had earned my masters degree in administration. I began to think like a business woman, and was beginning to feel the entrepreneurial side of me bubble to life. I woke up one summer morning to the realization that I had been teaching my students to listen to their hearts and follow their dreams, but I had never once taken my own advice; I realized it was time. Within a week, I resigned from my position. If I was going to make a significant change, I knew that it could not be a gradual process. I spent the next month creating a business plan, a website, and specific branding ideas. Within two months, I launched Blue Fancy Events. I have never looked back.
Today, I am surrounded by a team of hard-working and compassionate people that carry out the Blue Fancy philosophy to its fullest degree. This company wouldn’t be where it is today without the hard work of my amazing staff, supportive family, and our incredible clients.
Some people have said I live my life with rose-colored glasses on, and I won’t deny it. I love all things wedding-related, and family and friends know me as the one to happily volunteer to plan, organize, and make things pretty. My calm demeanor, out-of-the-box thinking and organization have assisted me in planning events big and small, and my passion for working with people often results in me buddying up to Grandma at the reception, or twirling the flower girl.
With an extensive background in event coordination, you can rely on me to make planning your wedding simple, fun, and most of all, stress-free. My first foray into the wedding industry was working as a bridal stylist, where I quickly discovered my love for working with brides and making a vision come to life. I soon found myself striving to do that on a larger scale!
I can ensure a smooth and enjoyable planning process that will bloom into the wedding of your dreams. When I’m not fluffing dresses, I can be found cheering on the Badgers, traveling to new places or doing yoga. I can’t wait to begin the journey to your big “I DO!” with you!
Being born & raised in Louisiana, Southern Hospitality is instilled in me. I believe in taking care of my couples, providing them with the knowledge to have confidence in their decisions, and building relationships that go beyond the wedding day. My couples often express they feel right at home with me due to my calm demeanor and belief that the best wedding day, starts with a trusting relationship with the person orchestrating it.
My 12 years of project management paired with my experience as a florist and makeup artist, have allowed me to fine tune skills that serve me well in this role. I am extremely organized, vision-focused, and most of all — I honor your time and comfort. I understand that planning a wedding requires a lot of your own personal time, and when you’re with me, we are going to make the most of the time you give me and have fun while we’re at it. I am not the first one to acknowledge that my funny, sarcastic side comes out in this line of work –because wedding coordinating, if anything, should be fun and easy.
When I’m not coordinating alongside my couples, I enjoy being a wife and mother to three young boys. In my free time, I love traveling, watching a good game of Notre Dame Football, and a glass of wine. Let’s crack open a bottle, pour some glasses, and get to know each other more!
After graduating from UW-Madison I spent two years serving with an educational non-profit. My first year I had the privilege of tutoring and mentoring ninth grade students.For my second year I moved to Milwaukee to serve as a team leader and I quickly fell in love with the city. In my free time now you can find me either planning my wedding (We’re in this together!) or doing homework as I’m working toward my Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources.
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I think everyone can remember the moment in school when they were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. I remember circling the room; there were plenty of doctors, lawyers, and a whole lot of athletes, but when she turned to me my answer was one not yet listed, ‘Wedding Planner’.
I recently realized that growing up had gotten in the way of this once very real dream. That’s when I reached out to Blue Fancy Events and Meredith – who is now helping me fulfill my dream.
My background in project management, understanding of pop culture and trends, attention to minute details, and ability to keep organized under even the most stressful situations, will ensure smooth sailing before, during and after your big day. I love to take the hard stuff head on and push through to create something beautiful and effortless.
Although the colors, flowers, and venues are fun to pick, my ultimate goal is to make my couples feel cared for and heard. It’s important that this day is about you – what you want, what you hope for, what you have always dreamed of. I am always aiming to bring your vision to life – and I won’t stop until you’re happy!
From my extensive work in music planning, I found the perfect fit with Blue Fancy Events as Administrative Director. As founder of Memorable Music Ensembles, I have years of experience working with clients to plan the perfect music to accompany their events. I bring my enthusiasm for wedding music to all aspects of the wedding planning process. I love working and communicating closely with vendors, clients and the planners of Blue Fancy Events to make everything flow seamlessly!
In my last year of college, I got an internship with a wedding videography company. During this experience, I quickly realized my passion for the wedding industry. After going to weddings every weekend it became clear that this is the kind of industry I was meant to be in. After a few months of capturing the magic of weddings through videos I wanted to be more involved, I started as a bridal stylist.
During this time my cousin was also getting married and I was helping her with her wedding planning and ended up just planning the whole thing. My cousin kept telling me how much stress it was for her to plan her wedding and I felt the exact opposite. After completing the wedding, I began my search to become a planner. I have such a passion for my couples to make sure their day runs smoothly and is the exact vision they wanted! I will be right by your side during the whole experience. My organization skills and the love of all things wedding related has helped me plan events perfectly for my couples! We will not just become friends during the process but also continue to keep in touch long after.
I can promise a smooth, stress-free planning process that will become the wedding you have always dreamed of! I can not wait to meet you and help you plan your special day!