And your wedding should be one-of-a-kind too. Yet so many couples go through magazines, Pinterest, and blogs looking for wedding ideas. These may look great, but it’s unlikely that they’ll capture who you are as a couple.
At Buttercup Celebrations, we do things a little bit differently. We start by getting to know the two of you – your likes and dislikes, your sense of style, your history as a couple – so that we can put together a wedding that embodies who the two of you are together.
You're a singular couple.
I believe your wedding should be an experience that celebrates everything that is unique and special about the two of you as a couple. Wedding planning should be incredibly creative! Instead, too often it’s an exercise in copying parts of other people’s weddings and substituting different colors (I’m looking at you, Pinterest). None of that celebrates you for the amazing couple that you are!
Several years ago, my best friend asked me to design and plan her wedding. She’s a busy professional, she was pregnant, and she was overwhelmed by the combination of her obligations with the prospect of wedding planning.. She knew I was creative and loved all things wedding, that I was organized enough to plan something incredibly detailed without dropping the ball, and of course I knew her better than nearly anyone. The wedding truly reflected them, and it was a beautiful day.
Still, I never really thought I could make a living doing something creative, until I was diagnosed with breast cancer and then weathered the pandemic. Those experiences convinced me that life is too short not to do something that I truly love and excel at!
Why is this so important to me? Ultimately, it comes down to my faith. I believe every person was created in the image of God, and reflects some of God’s qualities back out into the world. You are precious and unique, no matter who you are or whom you love, and you should be celebrated! Now I won’t belabor my faith; you may or may not feel the same way, and that’s fine. But that’s why I do what I do.
The name for Buttercup Celebrations came from my childhood nickname. When I was little, Daddy used to call me buttercup.
I’m an ENFP, enneagram 2 with a strong 3 wing, and a blue-green personality type. (And yes, I love personality tests!)
If I wasn’t doing wedding planning and design, I’d be a wedding florist. Give me aaaaallllllll the peonies!
I’ve completed majors in polymer science and engineering as well as biology. Obviously, it took me a while to find my creative side! But this definitely developed organizational and analytical skills that I use in planning.