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Posted By Marie Orta, Friday, April 27, 2018


My name is Marie and I am 28. I am originally from France but currently live in Norfolk, Virginia with my husband Orlando, who serves in the US Navy. I chose to become a wedding and event planner because even if it was not my first choice of career it has always been in the back of my mind and I have always had a taste for planning, organizing, weddings, creating, and interior design so it was obvious for me that all those skills used together would make me a good event planner.

After moving to the US in 2015 to be with my husband, I had to decide what to do for a living and event planning made perfect sense to me. Also, as a military wife, I know I could use my career anywhere in the world the military would possibly move our family. I soon will finally be a certified event and wedding planner and will be able to use my skills and help couples create their dream wedding.

Tags:  #LWPI  Assignment 18.6-Blog  Wedding Planning Course 

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Margaret Alenbaugh (Margaret Garrett) says...
Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018
Hello Marie,

I am Margaret and I am 22 years old. My husband was also in the military when I decided to be a wedding planner. I loved planning our wedding and I knew that with what my husband was doing, I would always have access to clients.
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Jenna Workman says...
Posted Sunday, July 22, 2018
Hi, I loved your post and your background story! I absolutely agree that this career will allow you to thrive anywhere you are sent! Honestly, you could set up a travel-based wedding planning industry!
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Cindy Valerio says...
Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Hi, my husband is also in the navy too and we are visiting Norfolk next year February, hope to meet you one day and chat about the wedding & event planning. I have been to France a couple of times visited my relatives in Switzerland and I love the place! anyway, Congrats on your new career and I know that you're going to be successful!
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Blandine Bechecloux says...
Posted Monday, January 21, 2019
Hi Marie, so great to meet another French girl with the same projects as me. I don't know anyone in the navy but I want to travel while doing Wedding Planner.
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