Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
I think APW is a unique, exceptionally special community filled with thoughtful, smart, super-rad people. And I want thoughtful, smart, super-rad clients. I turned to APW when I was planning my own wedding, fed up with the WIC, and it helped me own my wedding and the choices my now-husband and I made. APW then inspired me to start this business, because I realized I could be a sane, practical event planner and the need is out there. We do exist. And our websites don’t look like we want Barbie as our client (don’t get me wrong, I love Barbie. I just don’t want to plan her wedding).
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
To be honest, I don’t really have an artistic approach because as a planner I am really focused on the practical details. At The Plannery, there are no “shoulds” – I am here to support and nurture each unique client. I’m the person to shoulder the stress and insanity so you can relax, enjoy, and party your ass off! As a recent transplant to DC from Brooklyn, my business style is Brooklyn-style – friendly, real, creative, and open-minded, where inspiration is more important than aspiration and where the priority is spending money in a smart and conscious way. My approach to weddings is best reflected in my tagline: I get sh*t done.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
My husband is an amazing cook, so I love to eat. My background in planning comes from producing theatre, so I’m a big theater and musical-theater nerd. I also love reading, dancing, pop-culture, and planning vacations (often years in advance).
What’s your favorite book?
Gah! That’s really hard. I’ll say Spending, by Mary Gordon, or anything by Ralph Waldo Emerson
What’s your favorite movie?
Singin’ In The Rain (see non-work-related hobbies and musical nerdom, above)
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Yeah by Usher
Explain your travel policy:
no travel fees in the DC Metro Area