Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jaci & Nick's Wedding: Team Member POV


I met Michelle a long time ago at Angela and Ashvind's Wedding. From the start, I could feel her energy and great demeanor. I later learned that evening that Michelle was a friend of Amber's! I could definitely see why! She is smart and able to act quick on her feet. Forward a few months, and I am always still looking to work side by side with Michelle. Thanks Michelle for taking time out of your busy mommy and work life to fill out this post wedding questionnaire. It was great having you for Jaci and Nick's wedding on August 13, 2011! {Nira}



Q. How did you learn about Interning or Assisting for Amber Events?

A. Amber has been a friend of mine for years and one night ( a few years ago) while out dining on Charcuterie with cheese and sipping wine, Amber mentioned an upcoming wedding that was going to be at a larger location and needed help. I simply volunteered.


Q. Tell us about yourself and how it relates to the wedding industry. 

A. Well, I love all things crafty and creative. Being involved in weddings allows me to see all my favorite things come together while being outdoors and around people. I’m a Leo and we all love crowds!


Q. What tasks did you complete for this wedding? 

A. I was in charge of reception set up. For this wedding that included: Escort Card set up, menu placement, photo booth set up, place card assigned seating at family tables, coordinated with catering to ensure all tables were set appropriately with the correct number of chairs and place settings, table numbers, candles, bathroom accessories set up and maintenance, gift pack up, and finally collecting and packing everything from the treasure chest and placed into a parents car.


Q. What surprised you?      



A. Truthfully, every person I had contact with at this wedding was unbelievably gracious, friendly and complimentary. The energy was amazing and that makes for a lovely working experience despite the heat and running around. The Saddlerock property is HUGE! Also, this was my first wedding where I didn’t know the other vendors. Usually working with the same vendors, its easy to take for granted how seamlessly the day comes together when working with a team you know. I had to come at it a little differently - take the time to socialize with the catering manager and staff and let them know I was there to help with it all coming together. In the end everyone worked together beautifully.

Q. What is your favorite part of this wedding?

A. The location and decor by far! So rustic with a fancy twist. Rolling green lawns, willow trees with hanging lights, sofas made of hay, chandeliers, photo booth, vineyards in the background and FARM ANIMALS! Oh, and the fact that one of the house camels gave birth that very same day. Celebrations all around!

Q. What shoes did you wear?


A. Well, that's a funny story :) I had never been to Saddlerock Ranch before so I did not realize the importance of “comfortable” shoes. I normally wear a pair of cute flats or small small wedge-type heels. Really anything you wear by the end of 11 or 12 hours hurt your feet - BUT the distance covered at this location and boxes carried, I really wish I had a pair of “Easy Spirts” five hours in!

Q. The uniform for the Amber Events staff is a black button down shirt and slacks. What did you do to Jazz up your look?  


A. Well for this wedding knowing it was mid August in the middle of the Malibu Canyons I knew temperatures could reach high nineties so a few weeks before I had asked Amber if a black sundress and black cardigan would be appropriate. It helped A LOT! (Until night-time when the mosquitoes came out to play)!


Q. What is your favorite wedding scene from a movie? 

A. This is a funny question, simply from where I’m at in my life at the moment. I would have to say Cinderella! I have a two and a half year old daughter and we watch the wedding scene from this movie a lot. It is the best part of the movie. Castles, white sparkly gowns, a real horse and carriage, fairy god-mother and prince! What else could you ask for, really? Ask me again in a few years - my answer will probably be different :)

Q. Do you have any words for anyone wanting to join the wedding industry? 


A. This is a really fun industry to be a part of. If the words organized, detail-oriented, professionalism, and hard-work are a part of your vocabulary you’ll love it.


Final Comments:
Another great wedding working with a stellar team. I heart Amber Events!



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