My name is Dereka Ross. I am from Evanston, Illinois. I currently work as a customer service manager in Rosemont, Illinois and I am a full-time mother of two beautiful girls ages 12 and 4. Event planning and DIY has always been two of my passions and pastimes that I love. I’ve always planned and hosted events for family and friends and recently branched out to plan and host events for others in my community. My official business hasn’t launched yet. Last winter I took the Sunshine Enterprises Community Business Course in which I earned a certificate in business management and business planning. I want to eventually launch my event planning business and not only do weddings and social events, but move into the corporate event atmosphere.
For Project 1, I did a wedding entitled, A R&B Love Story. The couple met at a birthday party and both have a passion for music. The reception will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Skokie, Illinois and the color scheme is plum, white, black, and silver.