In our most recent newsletter we're talking about advice and who we turn to for the best guidance. We decided to interview Cara & Jenny for the inside scoop on two best friends running a successful business together in the industry!Thanks again for sharing all of your wisdom, Cara & Jenny. We LOVE Luxe Events!
What is your number one piece of advice for your brides-to-be?
C: Let everything go the day of your wedding and enjoy. The most important thing is celebrating the commitment you are making to one another! We coordinators will handle the rest.
J: Funny despite my complete infatuation with wedding decor my best advice is "its about the vows". Truth is I will make it pretty and we will make it run smoothly but your love is at the heart of it at all. Sleep well, be at peace, the details have a way of working themselves out. Do not lose site of what the wedding is all about.
Who gives you the best advice?
C: My mom. As a former teacher, she has seen it all!
J: In life or professional wedding planning? I suppose my sister is the answer to both. My touchstone. Am I being crazy? Is my idea brilliant? How do I bring down Oliver's fever? Should I go on a limb? What color is in for a manicure this week? She will always tell me the truth and yet always has my favorite answer.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
C: You only get one reputation in life, so take special care of it.
J:Whatever you are, be a good one
What is one thing brides ask about the most often?
C: That's a hard one, since it is our job to answer all the questions;)
J: How do I stay on budget? hint: 1) reduce your guest list 2) listen to wedding planner's advice
What is one thing that brides don't ask about but should?
C: First look/reveal. I love the tradition of seeing your bride/groom at the ceremony, but with the scope of most weddings now days I think couples will be happy to have the extra time for photos
J: I love recommending my favorite vendors to match their personality and budget.
Design style you're currently loving?
C: Sparkle. From gold leafed table numbers to full on sequin linens, its fun and fresh and puts me in a cheery mood!
J:I just did a design for colorful Bohemian Glamour I am really loving. I like any design I see in a Jose Villa photograph. :)
Favorite "I want to go there" destination?
C:The Greek Islands
J: If I ever ran away from my world to be alone, I'd go to London. Favorite city.
Most surprising quirk about your best friend?
C:One of my best friends has a very girly job in design (guess who), yet she has a very man-like palette and eats only red meat and loves whiskey.
J: Its more of a blessing than a quirk, but she is the most generous person I have ever known- of herself, her time, and her love. Oh the quirk- she does not get hangovers. Ever.
Best design advice in 5 words?
C: Beware of too much DIY
J: Dream, Edit, Decide, Release, Celebrate
Best perk of your job?
C: The thank you hugs from the bride and groom at the end of the night. Oh, and having fresh flowers to take home after.
J: Being an intragal part of someone's love story, its an honor.
Wishlist item you want so bad it hurts?
C: A house so I have more rooms to decorate! I am out of space and every time I leave West Elm or Home Goods empty handed I feel very sad.
J: Got my eyes on a pair of Christian Louboutins
Food you could eat everyday and never get sick of?
C: Tacos, tacos and more tacos!
J: Mexican food
Color combination you're crazy for?
C: The timelessness of black and white always draws my attention
J: Depends on the week! Right now: blush, gold & mint
Three things you can't live without?
C: Mascara, cute flats, and my watch(s)
J: My family, mascara, red wine
Describe Cara in one word
Describe Jenny in one word
C: Our puppy, Nala. I am nuts about her:)
J: Making my twin babies Oliver & Isabelle smile