Do What You {LOVE} What You Do

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It all started when I had to plan my wedding on a zero budget. We had no savings and refused to take out loans and start our marriage off in debt. Thus began the journey of putting ideas together and finding a creative way to make it all work. Planning a wedding is a full-time job and as most brides, I was no exception to this. Although we were on a “miracle” budget, we didn’t believe excellent taste should be sacrificed. In 5 months, we pulled off a 300 guest Los Angeles wedding and our day of coordinator was largely responsible for helping us execute the wedding of our dreams.

I began offering help to other friend-brides with the most random tasks: finding inexpensive bridesmaid dresses, tracking down affordable venues, creating spreadsheets to itemize costs, advice on booking honeymoons- you name it. I found that taking all this on came natural to me and I excelled at it. I welcomed the challenge of hunting something down for the least possible price. It excited me to see a person's vision exceed their expectations. It was so fulfilling to know I was able to be a blessing and find out that every facet of wedding planning fell in line with my strong suits.

Shortly after being married, I found out I was about to be laid off. After years of helping support other people’s real estate dreams and knowing it wasn’t where I was supposed to be, I started asking myself what am I good at? What am I passionate about? Around that time, I came across this quote that in a nut shell basically said “Do what you love….” And that was when the dream of wedding consulting was awakened. I LOVE everything about weddings! The details, the commitment, seeing months of planning come to life! These moments are priceless. You deserve a confidant, someone who can anticipate your needs, be your sounding board, your negotiator, your organizer, your right hand, so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff and simply enjoy YOUR day!

When I’m not wedding planning, I enjoy good music, bike rides with my family, hiking, cooking and look forward to more travel opportunities whenever possible.

With love,

~Eileen T. de las Alas
Founder of Enamor Events

en•am•or
  [ih-nam-er]
transitive verb (used with object)
en•am•ored, en•am•or•ing, en•am•ors
To inspire with love; captivate: was enamored of the beautiful dancer.



2 comments:

Amanda said...

I love it! I love your blog and your work looks amazing. I'll definitely be reading more frequently since I am in the midst of planning my own wedding in N. California-- if only I was back at home in LA! :)

@EnamorEileen said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks and congratulations on your engagement!! Let me know if you need any assistance with planning or 'day of' coordination, i was recently in Sonoma for a wedding and would love to help out with your N.Cal wedding :)

~Eileen
eileen@enamorevents.com

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