Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
After reading the Practical Wedding, I’m inspired. Weddings are a beautiful and wonderful thing, but they are ultimately the same 24 hours as every other day. The APW reader may not completely understand that concept, but they want to and at the end of the day, that is most important.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
As a wedding coordinator (or manager) I approach each client with the thought that “this is their time”. As a wedding professional, it’s easy to group clients into one package and assume that one knows the other must, too – but it doesn’t work that way. I get to know my clients and usually build a great relationship as we go. They call (text or email) me for advice, to vent, for an opinion or just to talk themselves through an idea and I love that. Then, the day of the wedding they enjoy themselves. It may not be a perfect day, but they had a great time and didn’t have to stress about anything. That trust in me means the world.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
Definitely dancing. The hardest part for me at a wedding is not letting guests see me getting my groove on in the corner. Other hobbies include reading, napping, sitting by bodies of water but not necessarily beaches and eating all kinds of food. I’m also a Mac geek.
What’s your favorite book?
While I’m a BIG Harry Potter fan, the book that changed my life was “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. I read it as a young 20-something and I’m very grateful for the person that recommended it to me.
What’s your favorite movie?
Oh brother, that’s a tough one. I don’t have a great reason for it, but I would have to say “Sex and the City”. It’s my go-to movie to make me happy and feel good. I say it gives me good “joo-joo”.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
It would be a tie between Danza Kuduro (by Don Omar), Save the Last Dance for Me (by Michael Buble) and Bon Bon (by Pitbull). Depends on my mood for that moment.