Hello Monday, and Happy Martin Luther King Day! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I apologize about my lack of blog posts since Christmas, but good news is I am back for good! Let me just share with you what I have been up to.
For the past three years I have been incredibly blessed to work with the talented Arin Zinke-Robinson at Zinke Design. When I found out she was closing Zinke Design to focus on intimate apparel line, Zinke, with her sister Jessie my heart stopped. What was I going to do? Did I have enough experience to open my own company? The answer was yes. For the past two years Arin has let me be more hands-on than I would have been with any other company. I have done full design, coordination, billing and handled client events from top to bottom and front to back on my own. In the process I have worked with wonderful clients, creative teams and vendors that helped make my decision to keep going that much easier. It all clicked when I attended Engage!11 and luxury wedding business summit in November and my life was forever changed. I was surrounded by industry professionals who, just like me, began their journey in the exact same place. I walked away with a binder full of notes and ideas flowing out of my ears. I branded myself, with the help of my web designer Brock Nunn, and Christina Leigh Events was born. During this process I was still finishing my biggest event to date with Zinke Design. New Years Eve was a New Years I will never forget and I am forever thankful to the Ketchum family. Their trust in me to help execute the wedding of their dreams, and gracious hearts will forever hold a place in mine. As 2011 ended and 2012 began I knew I was exactly where I should be.
For the past couple of weeks I have been closing Zinke Design while working 110% with Christina Leigh Events clients. In just one short month I will execute my first event, on my own, and am so excited for my April, May, June, August, September and October brides already on the books! In addition to helping my clients begin a brand new chapter in their lives, I will also begin my own. Not only is Christina Leigh Events a very exciting chapter, but I will also marry my best friend this year! Now that you know all about my exciting new chapter Meet Me Monday’s will resume with wedding planning next week; It’s All About the Dress!
xo Christina Leigh