Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Event Crush

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Becky of Event Crush, based in Eugene, Oregon! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Becky Hart and I own a small wedding & event planning company in Eugene, Oregon called Event Crush. Event Crush is coming up on its one year anniversary, and I have loved every minute and still can’t believe that I am living my dream! My husband Andrew and I have been married for almost four years (coming up in June) and we now have a beautiful 7 week old daughter named Adelyn.

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Event CrushPhoto Credit: Jeanie Francis Photography

How did you get into wedding planning?

I created a wedding inspiration blog back in 2010 called Bow Ties & Bliss (www.bowtiesandbliss.com) where I shared daily wedding trends, real weddings, inspiration boards, wedding planning advice, and so on, and quickly grew to adore the wedding industry. It wasn’t long before I realized I didn’t just want to write about weddings… I wanted to help make them happen! I began interning with a wonderful local wedding planning company and got as much hands-on experience as possible. In 2011 I received a job as an event coordinator at a local college (where I currently still work part-time) and gained even more knowledge and experience about the industry. In 2012 I decided to make my dreams come true and venture out into entrepreneurship, and Event Crush was born!

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Event CrushPhoto Credit: Jeanie Francis Photography

What’s your favorite part of the job?

I LOVE working with people! There is something so special about helping a couple bring their wedding dreams to life. I say this so much but it’s because it’s so true… planning weddings is my true passion and there are few things in life that fill me with as much joy. Being there on the day of the wedding is a feeling that is indescribable… witnessing the groom as he sees his bride for the first time, watching the bride’s eyes light up as she enters the reception… it just can’t be beat!

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Event CrushPhoto Credit: Jeanie Francis Photography

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?

Believe in yourself. Know that you have something GREAT to offer and have confidence! Sometimes I still wonder why couples choose me over other wedding planners, and I have to remind myself of my value and how far I’ve come just in the last year.

What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

I adore photography, cooking, roller skating, spending time outside hiking, camping, swimming, etc… and more recently I love spending time with my amazing newborn daughter and watching her grow.

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Event CrushPhoto Credit: Jamie Zanotti Photography

Any great stories from working with a client?

At one of the weddings I did last summer, the newlyweds surprised everyone by singing “Elephant Love Medley” from Moulin Rouge during the reception… it was amazing and so fun to watch!

What is your current favorite color combination?

I am currently working on a styled shoot with a color palette of peach & gold… it took a little bit for it to grow on me but now I am in LOVE.

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Event CrushPhoto Credit: Jamie Zanotti Photography

Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

Instagram is super popular right now and something fun I’ve been seeing is having a sign at the wedding (do you instagram?) with a hashtag (#hartwedding) that guests can use throughout the night to share photos from the wedding. Such a great idea to get guests involved!

Thank you Becky! For more about Event Crush, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.

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