Whether you're a nearly-wed or a wedding pro -- serving dreamers like you is right up my alley. After over eight years serving couples, I noticed a need from wedding pros who saw the benefits of great systems but didn't know where to start. And now? We're circling year ten and I provide both meaningful design for couples and easily-implementable workflows for professionals.
Let's grab wine and talk life, travels - I'll try not to show you too many pictures of my dog - and we'll connect over those big dreams of yours.
01. Snuggles with my pup, Ries - short for Riesling, like the wine
02. Flannel sheets - yes, even in summer
03. Capsule Wardrobes - click here to see my latest travel capsule blog post!
04. Dinner Parties & Game Nights - my favorite way to socialize, over food and laughter
I'm Skylar, a wedding planner, designer, and systems enthusiast.
I guide dreamers & doers through all things weddings.
I was sitting in my senior year English class post-exams scrolling through the new hot website, Pinterest, with a friend when she confided, "I think I want to be a wedding planner." It was like a lightbulb went off.
That was it. That was the moment I decided to become a wedding planner. A high school senior who had been to a wedding once - as a six-year-old flower girl - with very little hospitality experience - unless you count many years of dinner theater - sitting in English class looking at pictures of pretty wedding dresses on the internet.
...because a few months later I was sitting in my first Hospitality Management class at Auburn University.
Through college I worked as a church coordinator, floral assistant, and a variety of odd jobs and shadow positions in the industry gobbling up knowledge and experience. One of those positions lead to an internship with Chancey Charm Weddings where I was eventually given my first role as a lead planner.
10 years and over 100 weddings later, that little high school senior is proud to be serving couples across the US.
But I guess I listened when my parents said "You can be anything you set your mind to"...
We weren't meant to do life alone. It's my joy to pour into my communities by sharing what gifts I have and uplifting those around me.
Kindness goes a long way
Community is everything.
It seems so simple, but choosing kindness isn't always easy. It takes courage and strength to respond in kindness even when others do not.
Sometimes making "pretty things" can feel frivolous. The above quote by Liene Stevens of Think Splendid is a reminder that what I do as a designer is important in both my life and the lives of others.
Design adds to the fullness of life.
Thank you so much for providing this Process Package. My company has been moving into more of a design space and I've been trying to create a design process by scratch and let me tell you it is hard! Having this Process Package not only gave me a wonderful foundation to create our process with but has also saved me so much time!
Photography by Kortnee Kate Photography
We wanted a non-religious wedding with elements of Indian weddings (lots of color, candles), but really didn't have any idea how that would mesh. Skylar helped us refine our idea so that it was still ours, but it worked with our venue and with our budget. We had an awesome time at our wedding and based on some feedback from our friends and families, so did our guests!
Photography by Jacquelyn Nicole Photography
I say the same things pretty regularly, so the templates are very helpful. I wish I could let go a bit to have an assistant help with the flow, but I like to be as hands on as possible and build the relationships so the clients know who they're working with. [Skylar] poured so much of [her] knowledge and expertise and style into these and they are amazing. I cant wait to start using the coordination ones especially!
Photography by KVC Photography
From ensuring vendors were confirmed and the timeline was mapped out to leading our rehearsal in the chaos of all the people and personalities! She handled all questions and issues that arose so I could focus on our wedding day and spending time with my new husband and all the family and friends that were there to celebrate with us."
Photography by Shelby Tsika Photography
I have a pretty good handle on my process, but I was looking for a guide to help me templated this! Your guide was exactly what I needed. It served as the perfect roadmap for getting all the things out of my head and onto paper, all while adding to my existing process.
From the time I started working with her (about ten months out) until the week before the wedding, Skylar sent me a Monday morning email with the weekly to dos (both hers and mine) and a Friday recap. I'm a list-oriented person, so this kept my anxiety at bay, and helped break down the somewhat overwhelming check-list into manageable weekly bites. Further, she was on top of all the little details - from reminding the groomsmen to wear black socks to ensuring the ever-changing place assignments were correct for both events.
Photography by Josh & Dana Fernandez