Meet the Planners {Kristin}

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What made you interested in becoming a wedding planner? I love being part of a wedding day, it’s such a special day! It is so fun to help with the planning and see the whole day unfold.

What is your favorite part of the job? I love getting to know the couple, and then seeing all of their expectations and visions come alive on the big day.

Tell us about one of your favorite weddings you’ve worked on or a funny story from a wedding. There was one wedding where the Groom had accidently spilled his coffee on his new wife’s dress. How she handled it was amazing, she smiled and said that’s ok. Then she and her mother went to the bathroom, put the dress in the sink and washed it off. She hardly missed a beat!

What is your background? I began in the wedding industry on the photography side, with Coppersmith Photography. I still do some wedding photography when I can.

What do you like to do in your free time?  I spend as much time as I can with my son Jake, we love zoo trips! I love to go out and take nature pictures.  I love to run my dog almost everyday. I also do Muay Thai boxing, it keeps me sane!

What are a few fun facts about you? I have a big family and at holiday/birthday dinners, we almost always break out into song. Mostly Christmas songs or show tunes! I often keep my Christmas tree up until Valentines Day, and I start watching Christmas movies in September

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Meet the Planners {Maggie}

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A little about Maggie
I am quirky.
I am creative in my element.
I am a nerd, who laughs at her own jokes.
I am a person who quotes Friends… A LOT.
I am a proud mommy of two cats! Yes, cats!
I am a dreamer of having children, visiting various parts of the globe, and meeting a Giant Panda – the world’s greatest animal!!
I am a planner of road trips – look out Grand Canyon!
I am a lucky girl to be the wife of a wonderful man! (awww!)
I am a romantic.
I am a person who has wonder and curiosity.
I am a lover of wine and fabulous shoes!
I am a concert goer and a captive audience at comedy clubs.
I am a person who understands that “it’s only a job if you wish you were somewhere else.”

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Augsburg College. I knew I wanted to be an educator when I saw that I can contribute to a greater cause.  I also knew that I wanted to be a part of a team that shares common interests, who are creative, motivated, and challenge each other but who also support each other.  I am very lucky to have found that group at Simply Elegant.

I have been immersed in wedding culture! My mother is owner of a custom made wedding gown business, my sister (also a planner) is a wonderful wedding photographer, and I have been known to sing a time or two at a wedding ceremony! Because of this background I find I am the lucky one in being surrounded by fabulous people that I use as part of a creative collaborative network.  But truly, we are the lucky ones who have the extraordinary pleasure of meeting you and helping support your dream in having a wedding that is simply perfect!