Inspired by Liene Stevens of Splendid Communications and her blog post on “The Day Martha Stewart Emailed” as well as Leila Khalil of Be Inspired PR and her post on “Being Grateful Gives Back“, I decided to put together a list of those special people who have inspired me and helped make Green Orchid Events what it is today. This is what I am grateful for this Thanksgiving (well, and all year round of course!).
First and foremost – All my wonderful clients who have put their trust in me.
Andrea Eppolito, Director of Special Events & Catering for Sushi Roku & BOA Steakhouse at the Forum Shops. I contacted Andrea a few years ago inquiring about a position. While she did not have a position available (only an internship), she asked me to come in and we chatted and talked about my goals and so also revised my resume. She seems to always be rooting for me. She has been a great mentor to me. While she may not have realized it, she gave me the confidence to continue on in the event industry when I was losing hope and helped me land a job at Wynn Las Vegas. From there, she has continued to cheer me on as I started my own event planning business!
Tracey Kumer-Moore of Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge for your friendship and continuing support.
Christie McCoy of CLM Weddings. I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you for allowing me to be an intern for all of your great weddings you have planned! It’s fun looking at your portfolio from a few year’s ago and being able to say, “I was there!”
Angelica McDonnell for your loyalty and dedication to the company. Angelica has been my assistant at every wedding since last summer. She is a Wedding Day Coordinator and continues to learn with me everyday!
All of the fabulous interns who have assisted me on the weddings the last two years!
NACE (National Association of Catering Executives)
Photographers who have happily sent me photos from our weddings together. Without you, I would have no portfolio to show to potential future clients.
- Alt F
- Chelsea Nicole
- Denise Hoogland
- Digs Studio
- Elegant Images
- Imagine Photography
- Images by Ingrid
- Sheer Elegance Photography
- Studio 563 (from Texas)
Liene Stevens – The Smart Planner and Splendid Communications – I’ve learned so much from your blog and I’m so happy we were able to meet in Las Vegas at the Blogging Bootcamp!
Andy Ebon of the Wedding Marketing Blog
All the floral designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, entertainers, cake bakers, and venues that I’ve had the pleasure of working with on all the lovely weddings!
My husband for pushing me to start my own business. My sister, family, and friends for putting up with my insane schedule.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I’m not up for a Grammy or an Oscar…but I sincerely hope I haven’t missed anyone…
So what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?