We sat down with Sapphire Celebrations for a great interview. Based out of Denver, Colorado, Angela and her crew provide brides with consultation and coordination services that remove the stress of planning a Colorado wedding and event. Sounds lovely doesn’t it? But wait…there’s more! Thanks Angela for taking time out of your busy schedule for us today!
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company:
Founded by a mother and daughter team, Sapphire Celebrations reflects their Colorado heritage. Pamela and Angela are proud of the high level of service for which Sapphire Celebrations has come to be known. Four Full Service coordinators, two Day Of coordinators, and twelve assistants take pride in exceeding the expectations of couples who entrust us with their wedding day.
Sapphire Celebrations provides assistance in finding the ideal location for your event, identifying suitable vendors, designing custom creations that match your vision, and much more. Most importantly, we will ensure that on your wedding day everything runs smoothly. You, your family, and your friends will enjoy every minute of the wedding celebration.
2. How did you get into wedding planning?
We planned Angie’s wedding in 2004 and even her Day of Wedding Coordinator could tell that this was her calling. Having planned corporate and philanthropic events and some weddings for friends, this was the catalyst to starting the business. After research the business was officially formed in July of 2004. Using both of our business and sales backgrounds we’ve been able to take Sapphire Celebrations to the top!
3. What’s your favorite part of the job?
Working with clients to unearth their true wedding vision that reflects the style of the couple is one of my favorite parts of my job. There is nothing more satisfying than to have a client walk into the reception space just before the guests and say, “This is exactly what I envisioned!”
4. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?
Set work/life boundaries and stick to them. As a business owner it is easy to slip into working excessive hours on your business. It is important to step away from your business and spend time with your friends and family.
5. What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?
We both love to read and can always be found with a book or two going at one time. Another “hobby” we have is spoiling Angie’s two son’s (Pam’s grandsons)!
6. Any great stories from working with a client?
There are so many great moments from all the couples we have worked with – it would be hard to list just a handful!