Carolyn here...and honestly sometimes it's easier to have an outside perspective, which I know because I am always asking Allison for her view on things. So, I am thrilled to tell you a little bit about the magician also known as Allison Young, as her, but from me. Get it? Great!
I may have gotten my start in events doing large scale corporate activations and productions, but I found my niche in weddings. Shortly after a mutual friend introduced me to Lauren, there was an "all hands on deck" wedding weekend, and I knew I was hooked. Not only the hustle (I LOVE a good hustle!) but seeing the pieces of the puzzle all fall into place after what I knew was over a year of planning, I couldn't wait to dive right in with clients of my own!
Sometimes you'll hear people say choosing their favorite part of a job they love is like choosing a favorite child but I disagree. While I love what I do, I L-O-V-E logistics and relationships. The event industry is filled with talented professionals, and nothing makes me smile bigger than pairing you with your perfect team - service providers you trust of course, but people you'll want to be friends with long after your reception concludes. Working alongside an incredible team, there is no logistical complication I am afraid to tackle. I worked with a couple who wanted to be married at Theater on the Lake and the available Saturday also happened to coincide with the Air & Water Show...no big deal!! Thorough planning, water tight logistics, and nonstop communication (and a little Fullerton exit scuffle with traffic control) all came together to create one of the most memorable weddings of my career!
Outside of work I'm still looking for a challenge and a hustle to boost my mojo - usually at CrossTown Fitness, in an effort to go faster or lift heavier than I did the day before. Choosing my favorite child, unlike my favorite part of the job, is easy because I have just one and she definitely keeps me on my toes. But don't get me wrong, I love to relax with reality TV and live sporting events (and yes, I practically always cry - it is so emotional seeing people win!) and no matter where we are, or what we're doing you can count on me to be at least five minutes early!
senior event consultant