Posts tagged tobeloved
“How wonderful it is having everyone I love in one place.”

I attended my cousin’s wedding last weekend, and it was quite spectacular. The first thing my cousin said to me and my family was, “How wonderful it is having everyone I love in one place.” I chose this quote to highlight because it reminded me of why we were all there together and why special (all) events are so important in life. Celebrating life moments and milestones with loved ones is what my job is all about.

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Vendor Spotlight: Moxie Events | Luxe Rentals

Shelly Kane, owner of Moxie Events | Luxe Rentals based in Eugene, Oregon, is an event planner extraordinaire, rental company owner, serial entrepreneur, one of the most ambitious people I know and one of my biggest inspirations. To begin, I asked her about her timeline of business ventures and her entrepreneurial journey. Thirteen years ago…

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Aisle Planner

Today I thought I would talk some more about Aisle Planner, the amazing online event planning platform that streamlines the process from start to finish! I used Aisle Planner for the planning of my first styled shoot, and I have also become a master at the program through organizing and setting up accounts for Moxie Events and Event Crush, two wedding and event planning companies in Eugene, Oregon.

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Upcoming Photoshoot!

I am planning another styled shoot in Downtown Eugene on Sunday, May 20, 2018! I am working with Sarah Olivia Photo, KW Productions, Poppies and Paisley Floral, Katarina Tiley, Cheri from Fringe Hair Studio, Gilt + Gossamer, Bliss NW Bridal and Grace Mariée Original! I will be styling six models in wedding dresses, each with different hairstyles, make-up, accessories and bouquets (and possibly flower crowns!).

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Successfully Working With Vendors

Over the past year, I have had the privilege to assist several weddings and photoshoots and plan different styled shoots with a countless number of vendors in Eugene and Los Angeles. The main takeaway that I gathered was that it is so important to create relationships with vendors in order to be successful as a wedding and event planner. Having a certain level of professionalism and making sure vendors know that your job as a planner is to support them throughout the event is of utmost importance.

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Rustic Elegance - Deep Woods Styled Shoot Sneak Peek

Here is a small sneak peek from my photo and video team of my styled shoot from April 15th at Deep Woods Events! These images and footage are so beautiful, and I am so excited to share them with you!

Photography | Belen Isabel Photography and Ava Maria Photography

Videography | KW Productions

See the full vendor list, gallery and recap video here. Full gallery and video coming soon.

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I am so excited to officially be a Beating50Percent affiliate! Their motto directly aligns with To Be Loved Events in that we both believe in creating long-lasting marriages. I want to help couples down the aisle and also through life with as much support as I can give. Beating50Percent has a few mottos that To Be Loved Events relates with the most.

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“Love knows no gender, age, race or religion.”

I recently saw the movie Love, Simon, which is about a male high school senior who is still in the closet about being gay. Spoiler Alert! He eventually comes out in a very unfortunate way, which causes friend issues, yet had a surprisingly very sweet ending. Simon’s parents handle the situation in the best way possible, in my opinion, loving their son no matter what and telling him that he can now fully be himself.

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Wedding Vows

Handwritten vows always tug at my heartstrings. Today I wanted to share a quote from the movie The Vow with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. Paige’s (McAdams) vows read, “I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not, to agree to disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.”

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Be Prepared For Anything!

As a wedding and event planner, I have learned to be prepared for any issue that may arise. This skill definitely comes with practice, which is why I believe assisting other planners is so important to gain that valuable experience. Troubleshooting is a huge part of this job, and it becomes easier when you are always on your toes and aware of what is happening, or should be happening, at all times.

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Community Over Competition

Over the past year, I have learned more about the wedding industry than I could have ever imagined. The people I have chosen to surround myself with, including planners and other vendors, in Eugene and Los Angeles, have had the most uplifting and generous attitudes towards helping and teaching me about their work. The idea of community over competition has stuck with me, and my goal now is to implement this mindset throughout my business and help those who are in my shoes when they are starting to learn about this line of work.

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