Worry Less, Love More
Photography by Yah Photography
I was born in a small town outside of Raleigh called Youngsville. Not many people know much about the place but I have to mention it anyway! It was not soon before Mom and Dad packed us up and moved us all to Charlotte. Needless to say, North Carolina is home!
I too graduated from Appalachian State University. I found my home in the communications department leaving with a great deal of knowledge in Adveritising and Marketing.
Although I currently work in corporate America full time with a newspaper, I love being able to assist with weddings through out the year with Mint To Be Weddings! Being a mommy to little Levi is how I fell into event planning. It didnt take long before I recognized my expertise. From the proposal, to the planning, to the big day, each story is different and I aspire to be a part of the reason each Bride and Groom remember their day forever.
Photography by Kristen Privette Photography
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I was born and raised in south Charlotte and am proud to be a southern gal! I grew up in Steele Creek, which most would argue is "south of south Charlotte" or "pretty much South Carolina." Growing up here was ideal because it allowed me to enjoy and explore the beauties of both North & South Carolina. Much like the rest of my family, I am outgoing, short, hard working and have a large sense of humor! I am also often described as "the short blonde who is bubbly, energetic and a tad sassy!"
I have always enjoyed planning events, even when I was a child. My passion really grew when I attended Appalachian State University in 2009 though. I knew I wanted to make a career in event planning so I established myself in a Communication major and minored in Entrepreneurship. I began planning amateur themed events for friends and tried to be as creative and unique as I could with each party. I didn't know that I wanted to focus my passion on weddings until I organized a surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary for my parents and aunt and uncle! I fell in love with celebrating others love and that was it!
After that, I promised myself that I would find my way into the wedding industry. I took an internship with an event planner in Boone, NC, which eventually turned into my first wedding assistant job. The owner and wedding planner, Elizabeth, introduced me to the industry and taught me so much! I worked with Elizabeth for a little over a year at venues all over the High Country area and fell further in love with weddings and being a part of others "happily ever-after."
Elizabeth introduced me to my next job opportunity, where I began working for a wedding planner at one of the venues I had assisted weddings at. I had the pleasure of working closely with the resort's wedding planner, CeCe, on many weddings. She constantly encouraged me to use my own creativity on weddings and even had me plan and execute a few Rehearsal Dinners myself. I eventually took all Rehearsal Dinners and Corporate events off of her hands and became the resort's Corporate Events Coordinator.
After staying at the resort a semester post-graduation, I felt like it was time to return home. I obtained a job with a management company in Fort Mill, SC as their Events Coordinator and grew further in the corporate event industry. I had the pleasure of planning and executing many unique company and fundraising events for over a year. However, I couldn't help but feel like something was missing... WEDDINGS!!! I was still using my creative side with corporate events but I missed the joy that came with planning weddings. There is nothing like getting to know a bride and groom for months and weaving their unique love story into their special day!
An opportunity arose and I decided it was time to start my own wedding planning business. Thus, Mint to Be Weddings was created with the help and support from my friends & family! I absolutely love my job and put my heart and soul into ensuring that each client's special day and planning experience is everything they dream and more!