October 13, 2007

Featured Vendor!

It's our first Featured Vendor post! Before highlighting anyone else's work, I figured it'd be best to feature myself. Not only as a shameless plug, but so that you get to know the person writing this blog! All of the Featured Vendor posts will be in the same format. Some questions are serious, some questions are fun. Send us suggestions on questions you'd like to see vendors asked in the future! So, here it goes:

Name: Stacey Kallenberg

Business: As You Wish Wedding & Event Design

Website: www.asyouwishwed.biz

Location: Northern, NJ and serving New York City, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and all destination locations

Type of Vendor: Wedding and Event Coordinator

How Long In Business: We just passed our one year anniversary

Work Style: Your wedding day is one of the most personal days of your life, so I like to make sure that all of my clients include as many personal touches to their big day as possible. I help them to look past the wedding magazines and trends and help them discover and incorporate details important to them as a couple

Training: I got my Business Degree from Sacred Heart University and a Certification from the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants. From there I worked for the amazingly brilliant and talented Andrea D’Angelo over at New York Event Planning & Design. I learned almost everything I know in the short time I worked with her. My success and any future success I may have is because of her. I tried out the corporate event planning thing afterwards and realized it wasn’t for me, so I started up As You Wish! Nothing better than doing what you love while being your own boss!

Favorite Color: Pink, Green, and Brown

Sports Team: the Giants! Blue blood runs through my veins!

Languages: I spoke French fluently in high school and missed it so much recently that I bought a ton of French Language CD's and practice in the car (Yep, I'm that girl you drive by who is literally having a conversation with herself!)

Favorite Food: Bruschetta and Eggplant Parm – anything with garlic!

Hidden Talents or Favorite Hobbies: I love cake decorating in my spare time and I'm starting to take up photography -- I aspire to be all of the other professionals in my field!

Home Town: Third generation of family from Midland Park, NJ – and third generation of family still living in my house!

Favorite Place: my bed, my hot tub, Paris, and St. Maarten

Pets: A Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier named Abby, but dreaming about a new Yorkie or Dachshund soon

Favorite Holidays:
I love all holidays – but I am a Christmas fanatic! Halloween is a close second

Favorite Quote: “Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible…”

Best Part Of The Job: Leaving a wedding that went completely flawlessly, with a happy bride and groom who got the wedding of their dreams! Oh, and going to parties for a living isn't so bad either ;)

October 12, 2007

What's To Come

There are so many new and exciting things happening over here at As You Wish! I'd love to share some of what's happening in our world, and let in you on ways we're going to help you over in yours!

Here are a few regular pieces that we are going to feature here on the As You Wish WEDding Blog:

1. FEATURED VENDORS: I work with so many fantastic vendors on a daily basis. Without them, my weddings wouldn't be nearly as successful. As a planner, there's no better feeling than having vendors that you know will not only show up, but do a fabulous job. I can't wait to share them and their work with you.

2. CURRENT WEDDINGS: Usually, my brides become close friends. My brides have such fantastic taste and are so creative, that I want to share their big days with you. I can't wait for you to see some of the amazing days that we have put together!

3. FUN, NEW PRODUCTS & IDEAS: Through all of my research and work in the field, I come across so many cool products and ideas on a daily basis. From hair clips, to photography styles, to reception decor, I'm going to keep you "in the know" on all of the newest items and trends.

4. IF I COULD DO IT AGAIN: The best person to get advice from is someone who has been through that situation before. So who better to get wedding advice from than a newlywed who has just gotten married? My brides will weigh in on what they would do over if they could. Have a great "If I Could Do It Again" story? Email us!

5. YOU TELL ME: I want to know what YOU want to know. Have a question? Need Advice? Have something to share? Email us any time and let us know what you want to see on here.

I promise to post at least once a week, if not more! I have so many great ideas to share to make your big day the best it can possibly be. Please send this to any other bride-to-be that you know. If you'd like to be included in our email notification list, shoot us an email with your address.

Have a great weekend!