Hi everyone, my name is Michele Jean-Jacques and I live in Nassau County NY. I am currently a marketing professional and have worked in the marketing field for 12 years. I am well versed in the fashion luxury business and have been desiring to start a business of my own in a creative arena. I’ve been an event planner longer than I can really remember. This course really got me thinking about why Events? I realized I started planning events in 2005 from Sweet 16, Church banquets, to recently 4 weddings (a friend, my mom’s second wedding, my brother’s, a church member’s). This course has ignited my desire to be creative and take event planning to the next level. This project portrays one of my client’s weddings where they wanted to focus on a fall theme and a dance party. After taking this course, my goal is to create events within Nassau county and outside of NY. The plan is to participate in internships to build a network as well as gain further experience in the industry. While interning, I will use the money received to re-invest in the business through graphic design to website building.