Kate and Eric’s Wedding Recap

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From Janna: Kate and Eric’s wedding could not have been a better introduction to what it is like to be a wedding planner! Filled with the most beautiful flowers, decor, and other details as well as the most wonderful people, this day gave me more confidence that one day I want to help a bride and groom’s dreams come true.

How amazing are these bouquets?! The peonies added the perfect amount of warmth to the exotic, organic feel these flowers gave off. The little details are what it’s all about!

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I had the opportunity to help set up the reception space at The Carolina Inn with Stephanie, which really gave me the chance to use my sense of style. I loved that Stephanie asked for my input and trusted my opinions!

I never expected a wedding day, from a planner’s perspective, to be 12+ hours! However, it was certainly the best way I could have spent my day! Every moment, glamorous or not, was filled with joy. I give all the credit to both Stephanie’s expertise and personality as well as the most wonderful bride and groom and their families!

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I learned that one of the reasons I love wedding days so much is because it is a day so filled with joy and love. Being able to assist with the details was so much fun, because the end result is so worth it!

All of the images were taken on our phones and we are so excited to share the real wedding photos from Blest Studios with you soon!!

Meet Janna, My Intern!

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This blonde beauty pictured with me has been such a gift & blessing to me and to Stephanie Scholl Events over the past several months, and I am beyond thrilled to formally introduce you to Janna Brown, the Stephanie Scholl Events intern!

I love serendipitous meetings that lead to big things, and how we met & connected was such a God thing! Janna was perusing The Everygirl and stumbled across my home tour since she saw that there was a Raleigh, NC home featured. She clicked on it, read the interview, and took a huge leap of faith and decided to email me. We met for coffee at our beloved Jubala, instantly connected, and talked nonstop for a couple hours. She was interested in learning more about event and wedding planning, as well! I had been wanting to bring an intern on board over the summer but was a little unsure how to go about it and wasn’t exactly sure how I envisioned an intern’s role in my business. But through a couple of email exchanges a month later, and some super-excited replies on both sides, Janna became my (amazing!) intern!

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A couple things I adore about Janna (there are countless things!)…

I was emailing Janna about my bride Kate’s wedding, which would be the first one Janna worked with me on. I loved that Janna’s response to one of my emails was “I am counting down the days til July 16th! 53 days in case you were wondering!!” (Such enthusiasm and excitement!)

And after Kate’s wedding, this was in an email I received from Janna:

“I hope you could tell just how much fun I had on both Friday and Saturday. I was hoping an actual wedding would give me more clarity about whether or not wedding planning is what I want to do and I’m SO in. It was not only fun, but something I believe I can do really well. Again, thank YOU for giving me the opportunity to help with the wedding and learn from the absolute best. I can’t wait to do more together, too!!”

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Now, onto a fun interview that Janna answered. I hope you’ll get to know her better and welcome her to Stephanie Scholl Events!

Lives in: Raleigh, NC

Current occupation: Senior at NCSU majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Nonprofit Studies; Intern for Stephanie Scholl Events

Brings to the table: A passion for organization, attention to detail, and serving others.

Gets giddy about: Cooking, especially when it’s a new recipe or I’m cooking for others, fashion and shopping, decor of all kinds, making lists and checking off completed tasks, my color-coated planner, puppies, wine, and making others happy.

Gets grumpy about: Bacon, traffic, long waits, laziness.

Can be seen: Planning philanthropy events for my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, trying out new recipes, going to the gym, and wanting to buy everything Whole Foods sells.

Wants to be: Stephanie Scholl [[I did not tell her to write this! So, so sweet though!]]

Believes: “It never hurts to ask.” – my mother

Writes: To reflect my passions and connect with my Savior.

Favorite thing about weddings: Besides the joy that exudes from all facets of a wedding day, the decor that reflects all types of personalities and making everything look absolutely perfect for such a memorable day.

Favorite thing about being Stephanie’s intern: Stephanie is one of the most genuine and hardworking people I know. She is all about serving others and it is so evident through her planning days, weddings, and attention to detail. She has brought out my passions, believed in me, and given me opportunities I never would have had.

Also: I spent my freshman year in college in San Diego. I have a great sense of adventure!

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Stephanie, Janna, and Kaisey (the best wedding assistants!) after our first wedding together (15 hour day later…)

You’ll be seeing Janna plenty more around the blog as she writes and creates content here, as well as assisting at design meetings and on wedding days with Stephanie Scholl Events! Thank you, Janna, for being absolutely incredible!!