I LOVE the couples and their families that choose to work with Heirloom each year. Every single time, I feel honored with the trust, kindness and friendship that I walk away from each wedding feeling. The people involved in each day will forever me by favorite part about the work I do.
I have a life long personal passion for design in all forms. As a 14th birthday present, I asked to redecorate my bedroom. I meticulously put together mood boards, collected fabric samples and even had my JC Penny bed skirt custom altered for just the perfect scalloped edge. I danced, painted, sang, picked lilacs in our backyard to make elaborate centerpieces for our kitchen table. The elements of design have always poured out of me in every way I could find. It was also one of the biggest reasons that wanted to make the transition to weddings from my extensive background in corporate events. I felt so strongly pulled to a more design focused career. Learning to trust my own design eye and work from a place of confidence in my designs took time, but has given me the most expansive feeling of ‘stepping into my own’ that I’ve ever known in my work.
And then there’s Logistics. For the longest time, I thought that my love for logistics stood in stark opposition to my love of design. That I had to pick or the other. I could be a zanzy, scattered creative, or a sharp, hyper-focused Type A. I thought I had to find my tribe and stick with them. Yet there I was with my heart right in the middle of both. My organized, systemized and curious brain naturally lays out large amounts of information in a clear pattern. I can easily draw out the right information from the right people to make everything run seamlessly. For me, Logistics is the solid structure that creativity leaps from.
So there I was, with my all the pieces of my brain, sketched out on my little notepad. All pulling against the seams of one and other to be the MOST important element. What I realized is that I needed them ALL. These three elements together were the container that held together the whirlwind, once in a lifetime experience that is planning a wedding.
That messy middle is where the magic happens. It’s where the visual design of your wedding day comes together seamlessly with the logistical details needed to host an event of this size and scale. All along the way caring for and working with the most important people in your life.
It takes a blending of art and detail to make all of that happen, and that is where my talents truly shine. It’s where I feel that Heirloom couples are best served because they have one trusted partner to walk with them and guide them through all of those elements.
I’ve worked hard since the day I sketched that little note to hone my process and develop an experience that approaches wedding planning differently. With a heart for the process as well as a beautiful end result (your wedding day!).