I was eleven years old when my mom unkowingly started grooming me for this business. I grew deeper into it as she developed hidden passions and talents out of me. She wanted me to experience the hundreds of workshops that made up her childhood and younger years and so it was for me. It started with kids birthday decor workshop, then cake decorating, followed by sewing, followed by balloon sculptures, followed by painting, followed by desert classes, etiquette, floral design and so on...I think you get it, name it I most likely have a certificate for that. I grew up in Brazil, and many of these skills came handy to put food in our table and eventually build our first home. I started working very early in life and I made it my life's quest to find something I truly enjoyed so I didn't have to go to work everyday.
I got to practice a lot of my skills helping friends out with their celebrations and that is where I found myself truly enjoying what I was doing as opportunities kept finding me i registered my first business in 2000. I graduated FMU Business School in 2006 and not surprising my final project was to open and company and start my own business. Inspired by one of my professors who saw my potential and passion for this he encouraged me to make it legit since I had this hobby for a few years at this point in time. My business and my passion started taking off in an unexpected direction towards weddings in 2008 when I started training in floral and planning. Soon I found out that I needed to become certified if I wanted to thrive in this wedding business instead of just barely surviving, best thing I ever did! I have gone through a few name changes to adapt to my changes, most recently I had been doing business under "My StoryBook Party". Now in 2018 we decided to brand our business and separate them into two companies. My StoryBook Party will now host only events, birthdays and balloons with it's own Facebook and Instagram and Wed Chic will now be fully committed exclusively to our couples with everything wedding and florals.
I love creating events, dreaming with a couple every detail of their wedding day. Creating an atmosphere of celebration that truly reflect your style and represent your love is my goal every time. I am a true perfectionist, I love executing and see people celebrating. I seek to find inspiration in each unique love story and help each couple celebrate the essence of love in its most rare and pure form. Weddings are a rite of passage and it symbolizes so much that is such a lavish celebration.
I am a true believer in love, true love. Love that is meant to be and meant to last. Love that brings about the purest joy in life. Love that transecends cultures, language and stands the test of time. Love so raw that allows the other person to feel and transforms it into your better self. Love that knows no boudaries of selflessly giving oneself away. Love that can be intrepreted into a song, a dance, a color, a hue, a memory and a special moment to be shared with the closest of souls and cherished forever!
It's never just another wedding or just another bride so help me God you will never hear me utter those unspeakable words. I don't want to ever fall out of love with what I do and I cherish every moment of it. All preciselly cared for, every second of the timeline accounted and dreamed, every petal of each flower inspected and hydrated. Nothing short of impeccable or perfect. There's no do over, it's this one time that flies by and the next second all I want is to hear the bride and the groom to say they just experienced a dream instead of words such as "I wished I" followed by regretful sentence.
My mind starts racing with thousand possibilities of how amazing the couple's day can be as soon as I first get contacted by them. I am eager to get to know them, meet them, hear their story, date and location, colors and inspirations and that is just where the journey begins for us. I am not the planner for every bride, neither I strive to have my calendar packed full of upcoming weddings. I know I am one in midst of many in this business, however i know I am "the one planner" a bride needs to have to feel truly like a bride on her wedding day.
This is a journey I trail with a few and with those I am honored to be a part of it. Looking forward to walk with you towards your wedding aisle.
Sincerely your Planner,
Make up credit to Ana Molinari Saloon and Spa.