more about Kate & Nicole
I'm Kate-- Associate Wedding Planner and lover of learning! I'm here to provide perfectly polished lists that teach soon-to-be newlyweds how to make their dream wedding a reality. We believe every love story is unique and beautiful, and we can't wait to bring your vision to life. Welcome to the family!
The year started as any other as I geared up to start my last full semester of school while Nicole attended a New Year’s Eve wedding. January & February were filled with classes for me and I landed two event planning jobs in Columbus! Nicole continued her planning meetings as usual until… March came around. Regular meetings became “Corona catch-up” meetings, planning progress was either halted or cancelled all together, and seeing people in person became a thing of the past. My entire semester was going to be finished online & I couldn’t work at my current job anymore, so I moved home. Nicole’s world was flipped upside down because for the first time she had to reschedule almost everything. Masks, social distancing, and the odd lack of toilet paper at grocery stores (???) became the norm and no one really knew what to do. A year later and I still don’t think anyone knows what to do.
With so much uncertainty, loss, and struggle this past year, it was sometimes hard to find the good. It actually took effort and energy to find the good. But it was still there. If my classes hadn’t become virtual and I hadn’t moved home, I wouldn’t be working with Nicole, or writing this blog for that matter. Nicole helped 11 couples start their happily ever after and I got to witness my first weddings behind the scenes. Nicole had to reschedule her own wedding, but now it’s going to be even more spectacular than it would have been (and I get to be a part of it!). My family rescued a new dog, which wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the stay at home order. My graduation was also virtual but instead of a long, monotonous graduation ceremony with only a guest or two in attendance, I was able to celebrate at home instead with my closest family and friends. Nicole had more time to spend at home with her fiancé, Mike, and their sweet pups, Larry & Moe. I could go on and on about all of the little things that we are thankful for this year despite the many stressors and challenges, but my point is that we made it to this day. I say all of this not to lessen the hardships endured this year, but to remind you to appreciate all the little things that you can because that’s what will get us through.
What went well...
What did not go well...
Biggest Accomplishments in 2020
Nicole: “Growing my business despite the hardships.”
Kate: Graduated college & landed my dream job working as a wedding planner!!!
Biggest Lessons of 2020
Nicole: “Weddings & love will always be beautiful, no matter their size or level of extravagance.”
Kate: You cannot control the world around you, you can only control how you react!
Brief look at 2021 / Goals
So...welcome to 2021! Without expectations there are endless possibilities. Nicole & I are thankful for each and every one of you who were supportive through the last year-- friends, vendors and clients alike. Be sure to scroll all the way down to see a recap gallery of all of our 2020 events! I will leave you with hope for the coming year and this simple wish:
♡ Successfully rescheduled 20 weddings to 2021
♡ Restructured and redesigned the website into what it is now #rebrand
♡ Invested in Aisle Planner for our partial and full planning couples
♡ Created a stronger work-life balance
♡ Revamped our mood board design/layouts
♡ Launched a blog!
♡Graduated from Ohio State, Magna Cum Laude!
♡ Started working with Nicole & became an Associate Planner, taking on my own weddings starting June 2021
♡ Welcomed a new nephew in December, making me an aunt x2!
♡ Took summer travels to Zion National Park, Oak Island, Hilton Head Island, & Las Vegas
♡ Had more time to spend with family
♡ Launched a blog!
♡ Approximately 40 weddings, including new and rescheduled weddings
♡ A record number of partial and full planning clients
♡Hiring more assistants and growing our team (keep an eye out for the application!)
♡ Styled shoots at two of Ohio’s new & stunning venues
♡ Nicole’s wedding (woo woo!!!)
♡ Working with our 2022 clients to get their dream day planned!
♡ Um... a pandemic.
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