EVENTS BY GILLIAN
Ever since I was a little girl, I have been so passionate about events. I think my favorite part about having a birthday party every year was being able to pick the theme, organize the events at the party, and make a guest list. From the color schemes to the timelines, I have always loved it all.
When I was a senior in high school trying to decide on what career I wanted to pursue, I realized that event planning would truly make me the happiest. From there, I got my first internship!
I continued to pursue my passion with a Penn State University Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management with an Entrepreneurial Option. As a Hospitality Management Major, each student is required to complete 1,000 hours of internships and work experience in order to graduate. I ended up graduating a semester early in the Fall of 2019! I absolutely loved my time as a Penn State Student.
My business started as a college student. During my freshman year of college, my mom's co-worker had heard what I was going to school for and what I was interested in doing. She heard about the different internships and experiences I had. Her son happened to be getting married and the couple was looking for a Day of Coordinator. Based on my experience, I was able to coordinate the wedding (my first wedding on my own)! It was so much fun getting to work with this couple. They were so supportive and encouraging during our meetings. They kept telling me to get business cards, build a portfolio and collect reviews, and start my business now. I kept thinking to myself that there was no way I could start a business as a college student. Their wedding came and went, and I loved every second of it. The next day I remember feeling like I needed more weddings on my calendar. Within a month, I had a website, social media accounts, a listing on WeddingWire, and the rest is history! I ended up graduating with a degree and a business.
I have a true passion for the Hospitality Industry! I personally love having a great experience. If I can do that and create a lasting impression for someone else, then I have achieved my goal! My organization, knowledge, and first hand experience is here to make your wedding day the most memorable, organized, and stress-free.
My personal favorite part about a wedding is watching the Groom's face as his Bride is coming down the aisle. The next best part is the bridal party entrance. That's when the real fun begins!