Hello, All! My name is Ashley Stokes from Albuquerque, New Mexico. A bit about me, even though I prefer to stay behind the scenes. My academic background is in English, more specifically technical writing. My time working for the government truly ignited the little spark I have always had for event management. So, I left my government job to work for myself! The Event Collaborative opened in February of 2017 and here I am trying to sharpen my skills while gaining my certification.
This course has been a pleasant surprise. I thought this may just push me over the edge in info-absorption. Easy to follow material and quizzes that align with the course content has been a pleasure to swim through and compare to my own experience.
In regard to Project 1, my sweet, outdoorsy couple chose an Autumn wedding in a local venue. We went with simple greenery, mostly eucalyptus, with splashes of rich color. In addition to the greenery, we used soft up-lighting for a warm tone/mood throughout the event. Cream linens and lace were also implemented. Hardy fare served buffet style satisfied hungry guests. The night closed with music from a local (shall I say local celebrities of sorts) and dispensing of locally crafted wedding favors. It was a pleasure to focus on the guests AND the local economy with my super eco/economy conscious couple.