How it all got started!
My son Colin was in the Navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia and his longtime girlfriend Chariti was living right here in Palm City. They were secretly planning on just going to the courthouse to get married when he was home on leave over the Christmas Holiday. Well a few days before Thanksgiving Chariti was hit by a car crossing the street and left for dead by a hit and run driver. She was flown by flight for life to JFK in West Palm Beach and we almost lost her! She had multiple fractures and a punctured lung thank God she was a young strong women and pulled through. After she came home from the hospital they told me about their plans but it was impossible with Chariti's broken arm and other injuries. Being that this would be the first of our families children to get married I told them that I would really like them to have a real wedding Chariti's only request being a Floridian was that she would love to get married on the beach and so the planning began. We found a venue that had a perfect setting and decided to book it. I binged watched Say Yes To The Dress and any other wedding show that was on...I was hooked. Having never planned a wedding boy did I learn a lot but was truly enjoying the whole process. The day of the wedding I was up at the crack of dawn staking my claim on the beach and with the help of my husband and other family members set everything up...on to the inside of the venue we couldn't get into the restaurant until after lunch not leaving much time for set up. I barely had time to get ready for the 4 pm ceremony and felt very stressed. Everything turned out great but I still was the point person for the timeline and really didn't get to enjoy myself. I felt that no mother or family member should have to experience this stress on one of the most important days of their life. I decided to take a course on Wedding and Event Planning as I felt it was necessary to have an education and certification. After losing my job of 11 years in July 2015 I felt like God had closed a door only to open a window for me to pursue my dream of opening up my own Wedding Planning business. I feel extremely blessed for this opportunity to live my dream and look forward to the future to help all my brides plan their "Best Day Ever".
PS: Yes the picture you see is Colin and Chariti!