Hello, my name is Christine and I live in Kansas City. I graduated with a psychology degree and worked in an early childhood special education program for three years. Although I love working with children, my true passion is creating special events for friends and family in a creative and innovative way. I’m currently a housewife, focusing on becoming a professional wedding and event planner. In the next two years, my sister-in-law and I plan to start an event planning business around the Kansas City area.
Creating Project 3 really opened my eyes and allowed me to showcase what I've learned in this course. It is a bit surreal to be completed with Project 3 because it is the last project in the course and I can see such a positive difference compared to my Project 1. Project 3 has been my favorite and it is exciting to see what my grand opening event will look like and consist of. Being able to complete this course has given me the confidence to begin the process of opening my wedding and event planning business in the Kansas City area.
I chose a Secret Garden theme for my grand opening because I wanted to focus on creating a romantic and relaxing event for newly engaged couples. I incorporated a lot of boxwood, roses, candles, mercury mirrors, and delicate fabrics to create a whimsical atmosphere for guests.To add signature touches to our grand opening we chose to present traditional and non-traditional food and drink choices to emphasize new trends that could captivate our clients guests at their event. We also chose several interactive activities throughout the event to encourage guests to meet new vendors, fellow engaged couples, and getting to know us better. Every aspect of our grand opening centered around our vibrant, young target market and was designed to showcase our talent to show potential clients and vendors we are a quality company that will provide quality events.