My name is Lesly Reyes and I am from Northern Virginia. Prior to my current employment, I spent the previous years working for a spa where I held the position of event coordinator. I would plan spa days for brides and their bridal parties to relax before the big day. I already had a love for weddings but after planning these day-of spa events and being a small part of their big day it made me realize that I wanted to do more. I knew in my heart that my passion was wedding planning. My goal is to have a successful wedding and event planning business. I want to pride myself in working with a variety of clients from different cultures and backgrounds.
So far, I have had a great experience with this course. I am soaking up all the information provided from the assignments, textbook and discussions. Knowledge is key and with that I am also gaining hands on experiences. My instructor has provided so much material from what it is to be out in the industry planning events and I am so thankful that she is open and willing to share all her expertise. This project truly challenged me but also taught me that I am more than capable of planning an event from beginning to end. I still have a lot to learn but I feel more confident in creating timelines, budgets and communicating an event production to future clients.
I have planned an August fall wedding. The event will have a romantic, rustic feel. This semi-formal wedding will be held in a vineyard with plenty of wildflowers, greenery and pampas grass for the ceremony and reception. Tones of oranges, coppers, dark grays and greens will fill the venue space with rustic wooden signs directing guest throughout the event. With plenty of food, drinks and music, add in a sparkler couple send-off and this wedding will have guest putting their phones down to create countless memories.