It started out as a daydream. We’d laugh and say “Someday...” Someday we’ll be older. Someday we’ll have the money. Someday we’ll be brave enough. We graduated college, moved away, started working at “big girl jobs.” Jamie worked events the whole week long – at meeting facilities during the week and assisting seasoned event planners on the weekends. I went the corporate route, writing and designing. As a struggling post-grad, I began designing promotional materials and invitations on the side to make some extra money.
During our marathon phone chats, we would share our work with each other. Jamie was assisting at amazing weddings and learning the ins and outs of catering at the club. I was a creative tornado – writing, crafting, designing and dabbling in photography. It felt good to do what I loved and I was shocked that people were starting to pay me for it.
Then I got engaged and fell straight down the wedding rabbit hole. I asked Jamie to be my maid of honor, and we finally had an excuse to spend hours chatting about cake and linens.
After the wedding dust settled, we went back to doing what we do – weddings on the weekends and freelance work until the wee hours of the night. Eventually, it dawned on us that “someday” might be here, and Pink Peony Planning & Design was born.
From then until now, it’s been a whirlwind – road trips, brainstorming sessions, photo shoots, vendor meetings and, our favorite part, meeting clients. And smiling. There’s been a lot of smiling. We know that together we have something really special to offer and we’re excited about our new (ad)venture.
Stay tuned for scenes from our recent shoots, venue reviews, DIY details and how-to’s, creative inspirations and plenty of stories.