Hey guys! I'm Wendy, owner of Birds of a Feather Events. Birds of a Feather is a boutique wedding planning and design firm that focuses on outdoor and destination weddings and offering our clients a concierge-level experience.
Whew, elevator pitch out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty!
I come from a TV background where I produced and directed live television and called the shots - literally! After 8 years of 60 hour work weeks and feeling a disconnect between the subject matter and my clients, the burnout was real.com and I decided I needed a change or I was going to drown. Around that same time I was planning my own wedding, my best friend's wedding, and another friend's sister's wedding, and yall, I was thriving! I had found something that combined the love I still had for my current job, but a whole new creative outlet. I was in my element. When I came home from my honeymoon, I got to work. I paid someone on Etsy a whopping $300 to design my logo, website, and my business cards. I was a real wedding planner, the card said so! I soon realized that planning someone else's wedding is much scarier than planning your own. I knew what I knew, and it was not a lot! I am so thankful for those girls who took a chance on me in the beginning and hired me, but really, what were they thinking? I battled through those first months, still working my 60 hour a week production manager job in TV mind you, got some education through the AACWP (which was pretty base-level, and I needed it), and 9 years later I'm still here, so much wiser. You can only imagine the lessons I have learned over the past 9 years, and I'm beyond ready to share these experiences, and much more, with all of you at the Elevate Series!
It is probably considered the lowest form of writing, but I'm a wedding planner, not a writer, so here are some more things "about me" in listicle form because, well, see the "things I'm bad at" list...
Things I'm good at
Things I'm bad at
Things you probably don't know
With Wendy’s guiding hand, Birds of a Feather Events has had the privilege of being recognized by some of the best wedding publications as an industry leader in both planning and design since starting the company in 2010 - including being named to the BRIDES Best Wedding Planners list, and as a Martha Stewart Weddings Top Planner to follow. Her attention to detail, desire to innovate, and ability to create the ultimate experience for her clients and their guests has garnered her attention and high praise from both print and blog editors alike. She is beyond thrilled and honored to be able to inspire brides, wedding planners, and the wedding community at large through these outlets and to have had the opportunity to build lasting relationships with their editors. Below is a sampling of where Birds of a Feather has been featured within recent years.
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