Hello! My name is Sandy Akard from Runaway Bay, Texas. My company is Hearts Desire Events. I chose this name based on the scripture from Psalm 20:4 "May He give you the desire of your heart and make all of your plans succeed" I am 50 years old and just getting around to working on the career path that I have "desired" for some time now. Planning weddings, parties, functions, etc. has always been something I have really enjoyed. I have coordinated and designed a few weddings in the past and found it to be such a rewarding process. I also have experience in themed birthday parties and milestone anniversary events. My goal is to become a Certified Wedding and Event Planner so that when I am able to leave my full-time current job, I can really do something I love for as long as I want to work. This industry provides great flexibility in the size of at a person can choose their workload according to their own wishes and lifestyles.
For this assignment, I have created a mood board based on some of the pins I used to design my own wedding. The color scheme was purple, silver, and navy. This was a destination wedding in Eureka Springs, AR. There was an appreciation dinner following the wedding at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center for those guests who made the trip. It was catered by Mertie Mae's Restaurant. The main reception took place in Decatur, Texas two weeks after the wedding. The bride (me) prefers a modern clean-lines design, while the groom is an outdoors man who works with wood as a hobby. Therefore, this wedding is themed "modern woodsman" and includes both modern design and wood touches to blend the two perfectly!