Today's guest is Christine Ong from Lavish Weddings. Christine is passionate in her endeavors, and coordinates marvelous weddings! Here's a little background info on Christine.
1. What got you started in the wedding coordinating business?
I've always enjoyed planning events for my family and friends when I was younger. Ever since I watched "The Wedding Planner", I knew it was my dream job.
While in school, I started working as the Event Director for a local catering company in San Diego. I fell in love with the industry and started Lavish Wed shortly after.
2. What makes Lavish Wed so wonderful?
My Team. I honestly have the best group of girls who are so hardworking, talented and they all have the same passion for weddings & design as I do. We also go over and beyond for every wedding we plan and coordinate!
3. Most rewarding part of your job?
It's a privilege to be the one they trust to assure that the most special day of their lives is as beautiful, memorable and flawless as they imaged it to be. It's an amazing feeling to see the couple so happy and enjoying the night with their loved ones.
4. Where do you draw inspiration from?
EVERYWHERE!! But mostly the couple themselves. When I meet with them, I try and find out as much as I can about them individually and as a couple. Their love story, how they met, favorite food and desserts, and what they love to do together..
Their unique love story and personalities inspires me!
5. A piece of advice for brides to be?
I always tell my brides that the whole wedding process should be a wonderful experience. You only plan your wedding once, so enjoy the planning as much as you can. The day of, try and enjoy each moment, relax and think about the most important reason why all of your loved ones are there- because of LOVE.
6. If you could have a profession other than yours, what would you do?
I would love to plan events & charities for the San Diego Chargers because I'm such a die hard fan. Or a Weather Girl on TV.
7. What do you do to unwind and recharge?
I like to get a mani and pedi with my mom or girlfriends, spend the afternoon at the beach, or go to the shooting range to let out the unnecessary stress.
8. If you had $40,900 to spend on one trip, where would you go and what would you do?
Oh my.. I LOVE to travel. I would take a couple of months (of course during off wedding season) to travel around Asia. I would start in beautiful Thailand, making my way to Vietnam before moving down into Singapore and Malaysia. During my visit, I would love to go explore the different cities, go jungle trekking in Malaysia, and end the trip by attending the largest one-night party in the world- Full Moon Party in Thailand. Of course my number one goal for this trip and dream is to fall in love with Bali. I heard it's the most artistic and beautiful place to visit.