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Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
My experience with the posts, commentariat and real-life APW community here in DC has taught me that APW couples are smart, passionate, fun, and looking to thoughtfully navigate the tricky waters of weddings and marriage with sanity intact. So, they’re pretty much my ideal client. Even wedding superstars like APW ladies (and gents) can get stressed out by wedding planning, so my goal is to help couples keep the fun, creativity and authenticity while letting the crazy take a backseat. Give me your tired, your too-poor-for-Vera-Wang, your inspiration board-ed out yearning to breathe without worrying about chair covers. You are my people. I can help.
tl,dr: Nobody I have encountered within the APW community has been anything short of COMPLETELY AMAZING, and I want to get me some more of that.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I like to take direction and vision from my clients – and believe, I’ve done the glitz and glam – but my general aesthetic allows the homemade elements and the emotions of the day to shine. Something as small as a family photo or as epic as a hand-knit chuppah can be a visual celebration of the couple’s love and commitment.
And the thing is, I really love me a wedding. (Seriously. I wrote my Master’s thesis on wedding traditions.) If you’re looking for somebody who will climb a 15-foot ladder in heels to hang décor or bust out the pliers to zip up a stubborn dress, I am your girl. I am passionate about creating events for my clients that showcase the best parts of their love, and keeping things fun, creative, and most importantly sane and budget-friendly.
Also, I don’t know if y’all have noticed this, but wedding stuff is expensive! I’m all about keeping within a reasonable budget. In addition to all the basic scheduling-and-people-herding skills I bring to the wedding planning relationship, I’m a life-long crafter, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen something I liked in a store or magazine and not thought, “how can I make that?” When working on behalf of my clients, I’m always looking for creative and budget-friendly ways to get a certain look. I’m a bunting-sewing, bouquet-making, boutonniere stabbing machine, and I love working with and teaching my clients how to craft up a wedding that is perfectly them.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I like to Make Stuff. I knit, sew, quilt, spin, paint, glue stuff to other stuff and generally like figuring out how to manifest the exciting little things that pop up in my brain. Oh, and I sing. At great volume. It’s the best stress relief in the world.
What’s your favorite book?
That’s like picking a favorite child! I will say probably the book I’ve loved the longest is Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. I somehow never get sick of it, no matter how many times I bust it out.
What’s your favorite movie?
A Philadelphia Story. Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. Hell yes. Also could Katherine Hepburn be more sassy and fabulous? I think not.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Anything by the Scissor Sisters makes for a seriously embarrassing boogie-fest.