Happy June! We’re so excited to start this month off by introducing you to another Blush planner, Miss Jess Clark! With her bright and bubbly personality, she is such an asset to our team and her clients just love her always positive advice!
Have you always wanted to be a wedding coordinator? Yes! I remember spending hours watching “Rich Bride, Poor Bride” when I was home sick from school, and dreaming about all the weddings. I definitely have bought more wedding magazines than I care to admit, and I even have a bedazzled wedding scrapbook from when I was a teenager.
How did you start at Blush by Brandee Gaar? I had just come from doing events on Disney Cruise Line, and I was looking for a change of pace. I shadowed Ali and fell in love with Weddings. I started a few months later! It’s all been a dream come true.
What was the first event you ever coordinated (in general)? My birthday parties have always been very elaborate. I had a circus themed party which I hung tablecloths from the ceiling as a “Tent”, An “America’s next top model” birthday party complete with photographers (friends) and challenges and judges, and a “Legends of the Hidden Temple” Birthday with an obstacle course. Being my friend means at some point you’ve helped me create and put up decorations for something.
What is your favorite thing about weddings? I love learning about the couples. There’s nothing quite like finding out that they dress their cat up for Halloween every year, or that they can’t watch “the Voice” unless they are with each other. I think the small little things about them, and being apart of their journey is my favorite part.
If married, did you plan your own wedding? If not married, do you already have everything planned out? I have planned about 5 different versions of my future wedding. One takes place on New Years with the first kiss being at Midnight, one will be at a movie Theatre, one at the beach. I often joke that the only thing I haven’t figured out is the Groom.
What do you do when you aren’t spending your weekends working weddings? I’m a huge geek, and I make costumes and go to comic cons! I love seeing premiers of movies, building Lego sets, and (I cannot believe I’m admitting this) playing Dungeons and Dragons! I also have a new puppy (Zelda) who I love giving belly rubs to for hours.
If you could go back to the day you started at Blush, what advice, if any, would you give yourself? Be prepared to improvise! As much as we try, sometimes things don’t go 100% the way we planned, being on your toes and having a plan B-Z helps.
Is there any advice that you could offer to aspiring wedding coordinators? Getting into the Wedding industry can be daunting, it’s a tight-knit group, and it can be hard to find your way. Sending an email and asking to learn from experts is a great way to get started.