It’s pretty easy to pinpoint where my love of entertaining came from. I had a grandmother who had entertainment down to a science. She was a woman who loved a good party. When I was a small child, I would use her grand assortment of dishes and utensils to practice setting up parties for her; she would attentively drink water from teacups, and eat cakes made of air. When I grew older, I would help my grandmother set up for her various parties, and watch how she had meticulously organized and planned everything down to the smallest detail.
My love of organization and planning has followed me forever, and always carried over into my work. Working as a project manager in the non-profit sector, I had the opportunity to plan fundraisers and meetings for some of Portland’s most noted community leaders and stakeholders.
As a wedding and events planner, I’ve been able to hone in on my passion for helping clients create truly fantastic experiences for their guests. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing my services made my clients’ day better. My work has been featured multiple times on the blogs of Style Me Pretty and Ruffled and Wedding Wire, and in Portland Bride Groom, Oregon Home, and AM Northwest.
What really makes my heart hum? I’m a closet interior decorator, I love to paint (nope, not watercolors, the Benjamin Moore kind), I’m always excited about having people over for dinner, and I love giving back to my community. Outside of spending time with my husband and life partner, Jeremiah, and our two children, I devote much of my free time to volunteer work. I currently serve as the Vice President of the Board of the Beaumont Business Association; I am a member of P.E.O. (a philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting educational opportunities for women); and I am a founding member of the Fremont Wedding Collective.
I look forward to learning more about you, and your vision for your next event.