Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The brains.....

Well if anyone knows me they know that I have an imagination that runs wild, I dream up crazy things and then someone says, "oh wait Mallory remember that MOB that you just talked to?  She gave you a budget!"  You always need someone with a business mind around you when you are the kind of person that I am.  I am always wanting to do more and I sometimes need to be reminded to STOP when I am supposed to.  That is where Maegan West comes in.  I needed someone who was intelligent and vibrant at the same time.  Someone who wouldn't question what I was doing with goggles and a nail gun but who would just go with it and make sure that I was spending money in the best way possible. 
I got her to give you an insight into the woman she is,  I am so thrilled that she wanted to be my partner in this company.

"My name has currently just changed to Maegan Wrenn West. I guess you could call me Mallory Wilkins Interiors and Events first big client. I have recently been asked to join Mallory’s team. As a designer you might ask…. Absolutely not! I am the business mind. I graduated from the University of Alabama with my bachelor’s degree in accountancy in 2009. In 2010, I graduated from UA with my masters in accountancy. I
am currently sitting for the CPA exam.

I am excited to have the opportunity to assist Mallory in making her dreams come true. Mallory is wonderful at what she does. She can make anything look beautiful. She once turned baby formula cans into small lanterns. She really never does cease to amaze me. But her one flaw (which many creative people have this problem) she is all over the
place. Fortunately, she has me as a sister to tunnel her energy and vision. I love creating business plans and budgets. I love to be organized and scheduled. I love to manage! I
believe that is what I am best at. "

From reading that you can see how excited that I am to have her working with me.  She is right...I am all over the place!  We balance each other out very well and I know that together we are going to move mountains!

Love you all,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

December Events

We are getting excited about our events in December.  We have several things on our plate (some of which happen to be on the same day!)  We have some showers we are doing, a bridal luncheon and a wedding and we are excited about it all!
I wanted to post a few pictures of our next bride, Katie Guyton.  She will be marring Ryan Franks on December 18th.  We are so thrilled to be working on this event, we are going to do a walk through with the mother of the bride next week at the reception site.  They have ideas of what they want and have already chosen the vendors themselves so we are coming in on the tail end of it all and pulling it together and adding some of our signature touches!
The photos are courtesy of Taylor Haynie Photography.  Please check out her work she is amazing!

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Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Faces

Good afternoon!

What wonderful warm weather we are having in November, nothing beats sunshine!
I know that I already spoke about having some new people joining in on this adventure with me and I would like to formaly introduce one of them.  I am proud to say that Brianne Phillips will be joining us as we continue to grow and establish our company.  I know that at some point I am not going to be able to be in two places at one time and I knew that I would have to have someone that I trusted who was as crazy about details as I am to take my place when we were spread thin. In my mind Bri was the first person that I thought of!  Brianne and I crossed pathes at the University of Alabama where we both pledged the same sorority and just so happened to both major in Interior Design.

 “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

 When Brianne was in 3rd grade art class she knew the exact answer to that question and she told everyone! Brianne wanted to be an interior designer, party planner or a teacher. 24 short years later she still has the same passion for all those things along with the enthusiasm and education to achieve those aspirations today. 
Brianne graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in interior design. Thru her amazing experience at Alabama she also discovered her other talents in life; Fashion, Party planning and organizing. “Mom” has always been Brianne’s nickname, even in high school she was coordinating events from football games, school dances, birthday parties and vacation plans. Brianne’s take charge attitude and ability to delegate tasks is great attributes that were cultivated at a young age and grew exponentially thru her life experiences during and after college.  During college Brianne managed a clothing boutique which not only tripled the size of her wardrobe that was already an impressive size but also expanded her enthusiasm and love for fashion. Helping customers select a new outfit and watching their faces light up with a new found confidence  is a feeling that Brianne will never forget and something that she aspires to do daily.
 Now that college has ended the events just keep on pilling up for Brianne to help plan between friends engagement parties, weddings and baby showers there is no shortage of parties to plan. Organizing parties and anything else that needs a little help along the way has always been Brianne expertise. Her ability to see a situation and put all the pieces together to create a masterpiece is uncanny. From envisioning an outfit from nothing to amazing night out, decorating a boring room to bedroom that creates tranquility or taking a small get together to the party of the year is truly only something that is achievable thru great passion, drive and patience. 
 Brianne currently works as a Nanny, house manager, where she gets to do all the things she loves. When Mallory proposed the concept of this company she knew she could not pass up this amazing opportunity and she can’t wait for all the experiences that lie ahead.

Congrats Bri and we are so happy to have you join us!  We hope that this is something we can all enjoy doing together for many years to come!
More on "the team" to come........

Friday, November 5, 2010

Getting geared up...

Is it really already the weekend?  I have been so busy this week recovering from the wedding and moving on to the next event that I could hardly catch my breath.  I am getting so excited to begin this new venture!  I am working right now with a good friend on throwing a baby shower.  She didn't want the normal "everything in pink/blue" shower.  She wants to step it up and really make it special.  I was so honored that she asked us to do it for her.  It will be beautiful and I know that the mommy-to-be will cherish and remember it for a lifetime! 
Next we will jump right back into wedding mode. Looking forward to a consult with another bride and her mom.  I already have the sketch's done for the reception and I am thinking it will be oh so fab! 
I honestly hope to get more events, they are very hard work but I love to design and be able to pull off something that no one has done before.  We offer so many resources, of course like I just said my favorite part is designing and helping get the event in the direction that the client is wanting it to go and then watching it all unfold and be perfect when they walk in and see it for the first time.  I live for "the reaction."  That is honestly my favorite part of it all!  We also offer a day service where we just help you come up with the event concept and we leave you with all the ideas and you DIY!  Or we can step in where you are having trouble like with venue selection or maybe you have everything for the reception but you just don't know how to put it all together, we can help with pretty much anything!  Or maybe you want to have a smashing party for a friend but you honestly just want someone to handle it all for you, well what a shock.....we do that too!Please call/email us with any questions and continue to let your friends and family know about us.
All my love,