Today we’d like to introduce you to Sandy Brooks.
Sandy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I fell in love with the process of wedding planning during an internship at Ambience Luxe Weddings in Greenwich, Connecticut in 2013.
In 2014 I landed a job at The Harbor View Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard in the events department. It was there that I learned the calm and poise, skill in planning, attention to detail and hard work it takes to create a flawless, memorable event. That summer I even met the love of my life and we ended up moving to San Diego at the end of 2014.
In San Diego I had the pleasure of working with several event planners and finally have the courage to start my own business. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am that I took that leap and just went for it. I’m going into my third year and even opened my second location back at home (Boston). The past three years have been a dream come true.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Starting a company is always hard! Networking gets tiring and not having set hours can be a struggle. However, I’m very lucky that I was able to find so many great connections to help me on my feet.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I specialize in weddings and have a few corporate events throughout the year. I love intertwining my east and west coast style together. Having the privilege of living in two places at once defiantly makes you creative style more unique.
What sets me apart is that I instantly make my clients a friend. I don’t only want to know important details about their event I truly want to know who they are as people. I want to know their favorite song and how they take their coffee. This makes the planning so much easier as I can see their event vision as if they were my own.
I always joke to my boyfriend on how after every wedding my client asks if we can still go to lunch or happy hour together haha. It’s so important to have these connections as you are putting on the most important day of their life.
What were you like growing up?
I was definitely an adventurous child. I loved anything out of the ordinary and wasn’t afraid to try new things. My dad still teases me on how my favorite food when I was five was escargot and muscles marinara.
On a serious note…
When I was little I loved starting little businesses and was obsessed with weddings. Every summer when I was little I would sell bracelets on the beach. (My sister would sell painted rocks and it would always be a competition on who would sell more haha) I loved earring a dollar and going down to the local store and buying a candy bar.
I was also OBSESSED with weddings. Growing up in Martha’s Vineyard in the summer I was exposed to weddings at a young age being that it is such a destination spot. Whenever I would see a wedding I would make my parents take me over so I could watch what was going on. My parents even have photos of me playing “here comes the bride” up with my next door neighbor and him trying to run away.
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