Events by Melissa was started in our dinning room in a little Kenosha apt we had on 35th Ave. I was working as a full time dental assistant while planning our dream wedding. I wish I would have hired an Event Planner...its rough working full time while planning...LOL.
As the planning process continued I started thinking how amazing it would be to be my own boss...and own my own business. I never thought it a million years my dream would become reality. But I guess the best plans are not laid out by us...but by God.
Then something would change the path I was on...we had a child...a son names Killian. I know his name ROCKS right!?!? I realized I wanted to be home...I didn't want to working 40 plus hours a week. So I went back to Nick and told him of my dreams for Events by Melissa again. I told him I would continue to work as a dental assistant AND start Events by Melissa...I know CRAZY RIGHT!?
My hope and dream was to book just 1 client...I know my aim was low. I really was just wanting to get my feet wet. I am a person who never wants to bite off more than I can chew when I am trying new things. Well once again God had other plans for me. I BOOK FOUR BRIDES!!! And two of them were twins that were getting married a month apart. I felt sorry for the parents...EEEKKKK.
There came a point where Nick, my husband said, "Honey, you need to pick a career. We never see you anymore. I don't have my wife and Killian needs his mother".
What a way to lay it on me man!
So I did. I left that job in IL. and took a chance that God was looking out for me and our growing little family.
And here we are almost 10 years later....
For the past year or so I have felt something was missing in my business and I wasn't sure what it was until we did an Event for the Kenosha Achievement Center. We planned their annual Fall Gala. While Amber and I worked on their centerpieces I hear a little voice..."you need to add floral design". I shook it off because I didn't know a thing about floral design. It was something I really had no training. However, I would hear that voice again and again until I just couldn't let it go. So I started to meet with floral vendors in the area and playing around with different style of arrangements. Can I just say my house has never smelled so GOOD!!!
From fluffy peonies, classic hydrangeas to stunning dahlias, flowers play a key role in the overall design of your wedding. Which is why I am now offering In House Floral Design to a limited number of EBM brides per year. During our Floral Consultation, we will talk about the styles you are drawn to and the types of flowers that make your heart soar. The Events by Melissa team will then create a custom floral proposal specific to your wedding day and your wedding budget.