Allow me to introduce!

Hi Everyone! I’m Amanda, owner and lead event designer for In The Now Weddings and Events, based in southern California! I’m thrilled to be blogging for a week over here at EAD! Let me tell you a little about me, before we jump in full-force to the good stuff. Here’s a picture of me a few weeks ago, in Vegas, on a sweet little vacay with the hubs:

I got interested this business about 6 years ago and after about a year of floundering, I officially took on the role of “planner/coordinator” when I took an apprentice position for a well known, established southern California coordinator who graciously trained me one-on-one and became a dream mentor! From there, my career quickly spread through word of mouth and I’ve been loving it ever since. I’ve been married just over 5 years and I love every inch of my husband. He’s a musician [singer/song writer] and we BOTH work from home. He’s the apple in my pie. :)

I blog every day over at my blog. I love it! So if you have a moment, feel free to venture over and check it out. It’s mainly personal- because I’m a personal person! I take things seriously and love to truly enjoy each of my couples. Seeing the dynamic of a relationship is such a joy to me. I truly love love above all else.

My posts, on this blog, will be mainly geared towards the professional, behind-the-scenes aspect of planning a wedding. But in each one I’ll be giving you a little eye candy at the bottom and sharing with you some tabletop ideas that I’ve put together myself, details and all. I’m dying to inspire you, and hope you’ll be swooning and bursting with creativity by the week’s end!

Hopefully my time spent here will give you a bit of insight into who I am, what I do, and how I do it! Then you can come over and visit me from time to time over at “my place”- and then we can be FRIENDS. Which I heart big time! Oh, and of course I can’t forget my killer team of associates and assistants! There are 6 of us, after all! We just had the fabulous Brian Khang capture us in full glory for new headshots. A few favorites:

From left:

Alicia, Shannon, Me!
Josh, Miriam, Brittany

Sorry, apparently I don’t do “lift off” very well!

Well, that’s that! I do hope you’ll head over to my fabulous blog and continue to get to know me more personally… but in any case I am SO excited about this next week- and you should be, too! We are going to be bursting at the seams over here at EAD with knowledge and insight and behind the scenes action. Promise!!