Picture this…you walk down the aisle in a beautiful dress, your hair and makeup are done to perfection, the flowers are beautiful, your ceremony runs smoothly, your photographer is amazing and your reception is what you always dreamed of. Doesn’t that sound PRICELESS? If I could get married again (to the same husband of course) I would look at this statement and ask myself HOW? How can I achieve all of these without worrying too much about it? If you are one of my brides, you know already I always speak from experience and in my personal experience there is no price on “peace of mind”. So, with that being said, here is where Shayla from Shayla Hawkins Events (SHE) comes into play. Shayla and her team of professional planners are amazing at giving our brides peace of mind. They work with you or for you in planning one of the most important events of your life. I had the opportunity to sit down with Shayla and talk a little bit more about her experiences as an event planner and of course my mind was at work making sure I asked all these details and information you might want to know before venturing into planning a wedding on your own. There is no doubt all my brides are capable of planning their own weddings but Shayla is an expert at this, this is what she does every day; she has worked with many vendors in the area and knows what to expect and what to ask for. Imagine having her on your side knowing all the ways to make your dream a reality? She will make the best out of your investment and help you make informed decisions every step of the way. I had so many questions for her, from a bride’s point of view as well as a photographer’s point of view. Here are just a few from our meeting.
By the way, I am a photographer after all, so this post comes with pictures YAY!!
KATIA FORERO PHOTOGRAPHY: What is your #1 advice for brides?
SHAYLA: Your wedding day is all about the two of you! This is a joyous time in your life so seeking a professional, style-savvy planner to assist you with your wedding day is a worthwhile investment.
KATIA FORERO PHOTOGRAPHY: All our couples are professionals and have very hectic lives, can you plan their entire wedding for them?
SHAYLA: YES!!!It’s all about peace of mind. The average wedding takes 200+ hours to plan and execute, many couples work full-time, have family obligations, social lives and simply do not have enough time to plan the hundreds of details for their dream wedding on their own. There’s no time to worry about the details when we can take care of as little or as much as you’d like on your big day.
KATIA FORERO PHOTOGRAPHY: Can they still hire your services if the Bride enjoys wedding planning but would like to have peace of mind on their wedding day?
SHAYLA: Our “Here Comes The Bride” service is perfect for the “do-it-yourself” bride who has time to plan all of the intricate details of her own wedding but wants some peace of mind on the “day of” to make sure everything goes exactly according to plan. While planning events from beginning to end is our passion, we would be happy to assist you on the day of your event so you can relax and actually enjoy your day! Please note we are selective with the day-of weddings we take on because it will reflect our company name and brand.
KATIA FORERO PHOTOGRAPHY: Can you help me plan my wedding AGAIN?
To give an end to this post here are just a few more images of Shayla from Katia Forero Photography.
HAPPY FRIDAY and HAPPY PLANNING everyone!