Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara.
Alexis, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I had a marketing roll at a venture capital firm focusing on graphic design, strategy and corporate event planning. While I loved event planning, I wanted to be more creative and build better relationships over a longer planning process. I began planning weddings for couples through word of mouth referrals and fell in love. I started my business in 2000 and have been planning and designing weddings ever since.
Today I focus on full service wedding planning and design. I absolutely love all aspects of the wedding, especially the design of the overall event. I am so intricately involved in all facets of the wedding with my couples, that I am more boutique style and only work on around 10 full service weddings per year, since this keeps me busy around the clock!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s never a smooth road as an entrepreneur, but that’s what keeps it exciting! I am always faced with new challenges and requests each year, so I am constantly learning and adjusting.
Almost all of the clients I have worked with over the years are absolutely wonderful. From time to time, I have had some difficulties couple or a parent but it is not often. When this does occur, I am able to handle the situation both gracefully and satisfactorily for all parties involved, but it does take a lot of extra time and legwork.
I have even run into difficult venues that were not upholding their end of the contract with the couple. This is also a difficult process and very time consuming to fix. But of course, we always find a way to make our couples happy.
I work on a number of ethnic and multicultural weddings. When I first started working with these types of weddings, I had a lot of extra work in order to learn about these cultures and traditions. However, all of this work paid off since now I am often looked to as a local expert on these types of weddings in the industry.
Please tell us about Unique Weddings by Alexis.
We are a full-service wedding planning company with extensive special event experience, dedicated to creating memorable one-of-a-kind experiences that flawlessly capture each couple’s very personal aspirations and unique style. We take pleasure in custom designing each event for our exceptional couples. We specialize in working with couples that live out of state, and even out of the country, who choose to marry in the New England area. We also specialize in working with Indian, ethnic and fusion weddings.
Our goal is not only to smoothly execute stunning weddings, but also to create an enjoyable experience for our clients during this exciting time of their lives. We strive to make our clients feel excited and empowered by their plans, yet relaxed and stress free during this process. A great benefit to hiring us is the time couples save, after all, their time is valuable and should not be wasted!
What I am most proud of as a company is that the weddings we work on and design do not all look similar to each other. Instead, the weddings we work on reflect the personalities and style of the couple so no wedding looks alike. And guests leave each wedding feeling like they know the couple a little better.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I loved skiing every weekend in New Hampshire at Attitash Mountain with my cousin. We would ski all day and then go back to my aunt and uncle’s condo and play board games all night with both families. The cousins would make snacks, play bed tag and Atari.
- Month of Management starts at $3,800
- All package pricing is completely custom based on each couple’s needs
- Partial package or full service planning and design options are available
- Website: www.weddingsbyalexis.com
- Phone: 617.833.5661
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: weddingsbyalexis
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weddingsbyalexis
- Twitter: nostresswedding
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