We love our wedding coordinators and want you to get to know them too! Carley has been contributing her events expertise to the Uptown Events team for over 2 years. If you’ve had the pleasure of her meeting her at your event, you already know how great she is, but read below to get to know her a little better…
1. How did you get into wedding planning?
I took a course on special events while getting a degree at Texas State and found the logistical side of events very intriguing. I began volunteering for different types of events and was drawn to the rewarding feeling of helping couples plan such an intimate and monumental occasion that they will remember and look back on for the rest of their lives.
2. What is your favorite wedding trend of the moment?
Right now I am really into the sweets bar. Having a variety of sweets available for your guests really is the ultimate way of having your cake and eating it too!
3. What is your current favorite color combination?
I will forever be into pinks and greens! I absolutely love the combination of soft pink garden roses mixed with succulents in a bouquet. I think it makes for an amazing color palette.
4. If you weren’t a wedding planner, what would you be?
I would love to plan fashion events. My major in college was fashion merchandising, so naturally I am drawn to the fashion industry. I would love to be able to combine these two interests of mine and start producing fashion related events.
5. What are your hobbies/non-work-related activities?
When I am not planning events professionally, I am planning social events for my friends and family. I also enjoy staying active and am on a social kickball team. To satisfy my creative cravings, I am often tackling some craft project or getting in tune with my artistic side by sketching, painting, or water coloring.
6. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
I would really love to go to Greece. I think they have beautiful architecture you cannot find anywhere else in the world and the landscapes there are just so picturesque.
7. Who is your role model?
As cliché as this may sound, my mom truly is my role model. I have grown to see what an amazing person she is, having overcome many hurdles in life. She is extremely dedicated to her profession and education, and I really admire that about her.