If my post last week was a look back at an amazing year, this post is looking forward to what this year and many others will bring. I am beyond excited to announce that we are adding a new office location in Atlanta! This has been a long time coming. We’ve been working with Atlanta vendors and Atlanta brides for years and now we’ll be able to offer wedding directors dedicated to the incredible weddings of the Atlanta area. This addition means our team will be growing from three directors to six!
To introduce you to our new members, we have an interview from each of our directors coming your way. Every day this week, we’ll let you get to know one of our wonderful ladies. It won’t take you long to see why they are part of our team.
Today, I introduce you to Morgan Drake, Wedding Director for Atlanta! Morgan has actually been part of the Invision Events team since Sept. 2013. She spent her internship of her senior year at Auburn University in our Auburn office. I knew that I wanted her to be part of our permanent team immediately. Morgan is decisive, intuitive, knows the logistics of a wedding day instinctively and simply loves weddings. After her graduation, we worked on getting a plan together for making an expansion into Atlanta a reality.
We interviewed her recently for you to get to know her a little better.
How did you get involved with weddings? I started interning with Invision Events in college. I loved everything about it and I knew this was what I wanted to do after I graduated.
How would you describe yourself? Driven, organized, animal lover, idealist.
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up, and did you ever imagine this is what you would be doing with your life? When I was little, I thought I would be a vet. No, I did not think I would be doing weddings!
What lessons has your work life taught you? Remember your core values.
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful in wedding planning? Organization, creative thinking, the ability to stay calm in stressful situations.
How many hours do you work a day on average? 8-10
What motivates you? Seeing the happy faces on a wedding day.
How do you generate new ideas? I love to look at wedding planners across the country. It always gets my creative juices flowing to see the different trends across the country and how to adapt them into a southern market.
What is your guilty pleasure? Any Real Housewives show. It’s addictive.
What has been the happiest moment in your life? So far I would say graduating from college. It was the most gratifying moment thus far. War Eagle!
What is your favorite aspect of wedding planning? Customizing the wedding day to fit the couple’s love story. Everyone has such a great story and it’s fun to bring that out in the wedding.
What does your office or workspace look like? Very clean and organized. I’m a total neat freak.
Who is your role model and why? My mom and grandmother. They are the two most hardworking people and that is where I get my work ethic from.
Who would play you in a movie? Jennifer Aniston
What is your pet peeve? Hypocrites
One thing you never leave the house without. Chapstick
Early bird or night owl? Night owl for sure
What is your favorite wedding trend or style? The soft blush colors that are so in right now. Also, I love a loose bouquet with lots of texture to it.
Stay tuned all week for more interviews with our whole staff! 2015 is going to be our best yet!
Until next time… XOXO, Julie