Hello my sweet Brides! I'm so happy you're here.
I'm a classic PNW native who loves all things Washington: Coffee, mountains, hiking, and evergreen trees. Especially the evergreens. They mean home to me, and that's the whole idea behind Evergreen Weddings.
I'm a sucker for tradition when it means something - otherwise, it's time to start new ones! I am well known for my ability to make a house a home, my chocolate chip cookies, opting for hugs over handshakes, and my quick witted and sarcastic sense of humor.
I'm married to the absolute love of my life. We love to travel, camp, work on home projects, and do anything we can outdoors. We're big sports fanatics and we likely have some sort of sports game playing on the TV. We are also expecting our first baby - a sweet little girl - in March 2024, but until then our big, fat, grey cat named Louie is our one and only bebe.
I am a Whatcom County native, a wife, a mother, a golfer and a gamer! I started out in the wedding industry as a Bridal Consultant for a local bridal dress shop, which eventually led me to become the Venue Manager for Lairmont Manor. I’ve been with Lairmont Manor since early 2017 and that is where my passion for the wedding industry grew!
My favorite aspect of the wedding planning and coordinating process is becoming friends with my clients and then getting to play such a key role in their wedding day, ensuring each aspect goes smoothly. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your clients-turned-friends overjoyed by the work that you’ve done!
Before we dive in, I need you to know something really important: I see you. I understand you. And I'm here to help you and celebrate you. I was a bride myself in 2018 and the amount of change the wedding industry has undergone since then is mind-boggling. Everything's bigger, everything's better, and everything is a lot more "in-your-face" thanks to social media. The fuel to my passion is remembering how burdensome it was to be a bride, and recognizing that things have only gotten more difficult in the last 5 years. My team and I are here to calm the storm of wedding planning and offer relief through customized and personable planning guidance and resources.
Anyone who says wedding planning isn't fun hasn't met us yet!
I was your classic Type-A, Self-Proclaimed-DIY-Bride that thought she could handle everything (AKA: a control freak). By the time we realized we could benefit from a professional coordinator, we had maxed out our budget and just couldn't make it happen. To this very day, my palms still sweat when I think of all the things we planned for that didn’t happen, and all the things that happened that we didn’t plan for. Needless to say, I deeply regret skipping out on such a necessary, vital role to a wedding day. And so I adopted another life goal: To never let another bride or groom feel the same unnecessary stress that we felt in planning our own wedding - whether it be from wading through all the voices and opinions, wondering where to even begin or how to budget, and how to feel certain in your decisions.
I shadowed other planners, I networked throughout the industry, I took courses, read books, scoured articles and blogs, and offered free Wedding Coordinating services to 7 gracious couples who didn’t know me from Adam, but believed in me enough to allow me the opportunity to build this business through hands-on experience. Evergreen Weddings was officially launched in August 2019 and I have had the greatest joy of sending the most amazing couples down the aisle to say their “I Dos!”