WHO I AM
While I hold a degree in film producing from Columbia, my skills easily translate into wedding planning and coordinating. Looking at a wedding from the perspective of a scene in a movie, I am capable of organizing your special day much like that of a film set. I have also worked as a recruiter for a variety of job placement companies, and my sourcing skills can be very valuable while coordinating vendors for your event.
As a self-proclaimed nerd, I love theme weddings. I maintain The Wedding Advocates Pinterest page, and love putting together ideas for themes from Star Wars to Marvel Comics, and beyond.
WHY I LOVE WEDDINGS
They are magical, in every sense of the word. Not only is there this celebration of love between two people, their families and their friends but there that general sense of happiness. As a producer, I am amused to see what people can (or cannot) pull off to celebrate their big day. In one day (it seems) there is a bountiful of food and drinks, people and decorations.
Plus, no matter the type of wedding, it will ALWAYS put a smile on someone’s face. Weddings are universal and bring people together. How can anyone argue with that?
A GREAT WEDDING STORY
I recently learned of this story from my mother. I had always known they were married in the middle of the blizzard of 1979.
“Snow drifts as tall as your dad” she always says.
My father, for some reason, was more worried about having the wedding on time because of the blizzard and there was a lot of family coming in from out of town. He did everything in his power to make sure everyone got to where they were suppose to be- including digging cars out of snow drifts.
Guess who was late to the wedding? My dad.
Why? He decided to wash the car before the wedding- in subzero weather at that, and got caught in the after effects of the storm on the way to the the church.
Maria Portokalos: Toula, on my wedding night, my mother, she said to me, “Greek women, we may be lambs in the kitchen, but we are tigers in the bedroom.”
Toula Portokalos: Eww. Please let that be the end of your speech.My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)