Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seattle, Here I Come!

As most of you know, in addition to writing about weddings, I also aspire to coordinate them. I’ll officially earn my wedding coordination certificate later this spring, and in the meantime, I’m excited to share that I’ve been hired to coordinate a wedding this fall for two of our friends who are getting married in Seattle!

While the details are of course still being worked out, they envision a low-key and laid-back cocktail-style wedding for roughly 100 guests, with the ceremony and reception both held at a modern and fun art studio venue. I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity, and will definitely be blogging about my experience, lessons learned, and tips that I think can help other couples along the way.

Though I am certainly limited by not being located in Seattle myself, and was honest and upfront with our friends about those limitations, we all agree that I’ll still be able to play an advisory role throughout the process, traveling to Seattle in advance of the wedding to do a venue walk-through, coordinate the rehearsal and, of course, coordinate the wedding day.


Throughout the coming months, I’ll be continuously in touch with both they and their vendors via phone and email, and to start things off, I’ve sent over a custom timeline outlining what I think they’ll need to do each month to stay on track. We’ve also gone back and forth with various ideas and suggestions about booking the venue, choosing vendors and mapping out a basic game plan for the day.

I honestly can’t get over how so many of my goals are coming to light this year, even though it is only the beginning of February! Though it’s tough at times to balance everything I have going on, I know it’s worth every minute, and it feels like a lifetime ago that I was at my old "day job" in Congress.

How is 2011 shaping up for you so far? Have you ever had many of your goals become reality all at once, leaving you simultaneously thrilled and overwhelmed?

(Photo Credit: Downtown Seattle Hotels) 

15 comments:

  1. So excited for you! What a wonderful opportunity!

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  2. Heather I am so proud of you! This is fantastic news. I knwo you will do a wonderful job for this lovely couple!! Congrats!

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  3. Yay for you! That is such great news, and you're going to do a fantastic job. 2011 seems about the same for me, though a little less busy. I'm also deciding whether to stay at my current job or find a long-term position at another firm. I'm not suite ready to take action yet, but am open to exploring my options :)

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  4. Very exciting. I'm sure you'll do a great job! 2011 has been a great year for me so far as well.

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  5. How exciting! Congrats lady! Can't wait to hear all about your new adventures!

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  6. Congratulations!!! I had no idea you were a founding member of "Wish Upon A Wedding" till Hannah mentioned it on a comment. I just wrote about "Wish Upon A Wedding." What fabulous cause and organization!!!

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  7. This is so exciting, Heather! Sounds like 2011 will bring some great opportunities for you.

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  8. congrats on the awesome opportunity to coordinate a wedding in seattle!

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  9. Congratulations! I'm so excited you have your first of many clients!

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  10. Alright now!!!! I am sure you'll have tremendous success.

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  11. 1) Congratulations! How exciting to be realizing your dreams.

    2) You are truly an incredibly driven and motivated individual and I have no doubt you will continue to do well with your wedding related business endeavors.

    3) That picture is deceiving! I was just in Seattle a few weeks ago and I was totally surprised how the Space Needle is dwarfed by so many of the surrounding buildings in the area. It is not that tall looking at all compared to some of the super high apartment and business buildings in the area.

    Have a great time on your trip!

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  12. How exciting! Congratulations! Have a great time in Seattle.

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  13. Congratulations; sounds exciting and lots to look forward too in 2011. We are currently just enjoying life after such a busy 2010; planning holidays and our 30th birthdays!

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