Tell us about The Perfect Fairytale? How did you get started?
I have had a passion and love for wedding planning since I was a teenager. After I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Public Relations, I further developed my passion for the industry as an assistant to an event coordinator in 2007. I worked in weddings and public relations at Pelican Hill Resort from 2008-2010. I earned my wedding planning certification in March 2010 and officially opened The Perfect Fairytale the day after my certification.
Why do you do weddings versus other events?
We specialize in weddings because weddings is where our heart is. We enjoy getting to know a couple’s love story, being a part of their wedding planning from the beginning to end, and gaining new friends at the end of the day. As much as we would enjoy corporate events, showers, and various parties, we know our passion lies in weddings.
You have just recently returned back to CA, why was that?
I was born and raised in Orange County and never thought I’d move away, however because of my husband’s job we moved to Roanoke, Virginia in June 2011. Since I just started The Perfect Fairytale a year prior, I also relocated the company to Virginia. My husband and I moved back to Southern California in June 2015 and we are delighted to be home!
Describe the different options couples have for booking you?
The Perfect Fairytale offers three wedding planning packages including full service, partial planning, and day of coordination. Our full service package is the Diamond Deluxe Package, which assists couples with the entire planning process from beginning to end. Our Crystal Package is a partial planning package where couples plan about half of their wedding and we plan the rest together. Our Gem Package assists couples with the last month of planning to finalize all details of their special day.
How many weddings are you planning a year?
For the last few years, we have planned 15-20 weddings per year, allowing us to give personal attention and detail to each couple. We are in the midst of bringing a new wedding planner on board this year so we can double the amount of weddings we take on starting in 2017 and beyond.
What is your favorite thing about being a wedding planner?
My favorite thing about being a wedding planner is working with each couple and being part of such a memorable day. After spending so much time together with the planning, I feel like I am at my close friend’s wedding and that is truly special for me.
If you could offer one piece of advice to every bride, what would that be?
To hire a wedding planner! We can help relieve all of the stress of planning a wedding so you don’t need to worry about a single detail
Why choose you? What makes you different than other planners?
We understand that there are other wedding planners to choose from, but The Perfect Fairytale truly offers something special. We assist our brides and grooms from the beginning to the end of the planning process. We consider our brides and grooms to be close friends who are near and dear to our hearts. We are always here for you and treat every detail of your day as if it were our own.
What do you like to do when you are not planning weddings?
When I am not involved in “all things wedding,” I can be found on a nature hike with my husband and Australian shepherd, Colby. As a true foodie, I enjoy trying new and unique dining experiences from a small corner deli to a special dinner out with my husband. Spending time with family and friends is one of my favorite hobbies, in addition to shopping great sales at Kate Spade.