Such an Inspiration

A few days ago, I was reading one of my favorite blogs, the Smart Planner, written by Liene of Blue Orchid Designs. Liene has started to showcase some wedding planners nationwide, but the one on Aletha VanderMaas really caught my eye. Why? She's been in the business for less than a year!

Aletha started her company, Pearl Events about a year ago and after speaking with her via email, it has been quite a year! She is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

It was such a breathe of fresh air to meet her because many times, I felt like I was speaking to myself, and she felt the same way. Both of us were new to the industry, yet every so often we were feeling discouraged by the sudden influx of negative blog entries from more seasoned planners on new planners. Although we do understand that there may be some people who treat wedding planning as their hobby, for us, this is our job and our passion. Especially for Aletha, her long list of weddings for the 2008 season is surely a testament to her good work ethic and her love for planning a great wedding.

I look forward to a new friendship with Aletha and can't wait to see how high she goes!

To read her interview on Smart Planner, go here.

Check out her awesome blog: http://pearlsevents.blogspot.com/

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Amy Carroll said...

Aletha is an inspiration and an asset to both us vendors and the brides and grooms in our area! So nice to see her featured here!

Best of luck to you in your business as well :)

Bree said...

I am honored to have Aletha as the amazing coordinator for our fall wedding! She has been such a pleasure to work with~! It's fabulous to see her inspiration spreading :)

aletha @ pearls events said...

Christina--you are too sweet. Thanks for the shout-out!

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