Well I guess you want to know more about me, so let's dive right into it!
I strive to be AUTHENTIC in all aspects of life (personal and professional), which in the world of planning and design, essentially translates into a very real relationship with my clients and vendors alike. I am a wedding planner that will have OPEN dialogue about your budget, design ideas, and always give you my HONEST opinion. I am giddy IN LOVE with my husband, Caleb. In conjunction with his masters program, we have moved to Austin, Phoenix, and Barcelona over the past two years. We utilized this time in our lives to really get out and TRAVEL. Once I really got to see, live, and experience old world European countries I left feeling INSPIRED. I love designing weddings that are INTIMATE, WARM, and WHIMSICAL, creating unique guest experiences that make your guests say, "That was the most AMAZING wedding we have ever been to!"
I decided I wanted to be a wedding planner when I was only seven years old. Every job I have ever had since the age of 15 had something to do with weddings. Starting with a jewelry store, I have worked at a florist's shop, in catering as a server, in a bridal salon, as a second shooter for wedding photographers... I have done videography too! My goal from the beginning was to be resourceful not only to my clients, but I also wanted to be the best leader I could be for every vendor team I worked with, knowing a little bit about their behind the scenes worries or thoughts. I went to college for Event Management (not surprising, right?) and when I was just a sophomore in college I started Sealed With A Kiss Events in 2009. After almost nine years of planning weddings, I have built a business I am really proud of. I consider my style to be authentic, romantic, and understated elegance. I am a one woman show until the day of the wedding so every call, email, and meeting with be with me, the owner of the business. The only other time you will see other team members is on your wedding day, where my favorite assistant in the world, my mom, will be there as well as an intern or two depending on how large your production scale is. My mom has been at every single wedding with me since the beginning and is a great support to my team day-of.
Let's get personal... because why not?
Transparency is basically my middle name! (Not really, it's Sharlene). I have two sisters, I am the middle of the three. I brag about my husband on a very regular basis because he really isn't perfect BUT he is perfect for me. We don't have any pets or kids yet, but we do want some of both one day. I have started to really enjoy beer, and still can't really tell which red wine varietal I like, but I generally like anything smooth with fruity notes. I will eat and enjoy just about any candy I can get my hands on. I believe in God and feel strongly that he has a great plan for my life and business. I see him as my boss, never giving me more than I can handle, and always bringing in the greatest clients I could ask for.