My Journey Into The Wedding Industry
My journey into the event business and owning a Wedding Planning Studio in Birmingham went a little faster than I ever thought it could.
It all started when I met a lady while in high school who said she planned events for a local baseball team and I thought how much fun that could be! Throughout college I focused on learning about events which lead me to become the social chair of my sorority. Quickly I became overwhelmed and questioned if I could actually make a career out of this. While I enjoyed the creative aspect of planning events, pleasing the many women in my sorority was very difficult. I then got a little knocked down after my year was up and thought “Now what?”
Quickly after, a sweet friend of mine informed me of an internship with a Birmingham wedding planner who insisted I meet. I went for an interview, was hired at the interview and started working immediately. That’s when I fell in love with weddings. Only attending THREE weddings my whole life before entering the industry, I finally saw the joy people had on their wedding day and how I could help make that happen. I stayed with this company throughout college and enjoyed every moment.
After graduating from Montevallo I was offered a job at the Birmingham Zoo as their event coordinator. What a dream!! I loved animals & loved events what a perfect combination! After staying there for a year, I knew something was missing. I didn’t have any design plans, I knew my creative side was wanting to shine and I didn’t have much room in my position to do that.
Meanwhile I was still involved planning weddings as a “side business” with the company I interned with. Continuing to do so, I decided to be more involved with brides which lead me to selling wedding gowns at Bella’s Bridal! Now this I love. Knowing I could still plan weddings but be more interactive with brides, perfection! I was still working my two jobs, at Bella’s and planning weddings, which lasted about 2 years before I decided it was time to become a business owner in the industry.
Now, I’m entering the industry as a business owner. I get asked often why I chose to be a wedding planner and this journey is how it became my life. I love seeing the joy the bride and groom have on their wedding day, it’s the best part of my job.
I would love to be apart of your big day! I am available in Birmingham, Alabama and beyond!
Welcome to the KP blog! My name is Kendal and I’m so happy you’re here. It’s been my dream for quite some time to own a wedding planning company and now the time has finally arrived! I am certain that this will be the best journey in life and I’m so excited to finally show you what we’ve been working on for the past few months! Take a look around, love. I can’t wait to meet you!
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