Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
This week, we highlight one of the coolest and funniest (not to mention knowledgeable!) women we know…Darcie Swedelson from A Dazzling Day by Darcie. Take it away Miss Darcie!
A Dazzling Day…by Darcie, Wedding Planner
Specialty? The Dazzle in the details of planning the personality of a couple new beginnings
When did you establish your business? Long, long ago in my mind… I knew I wanted to plan events, and holidays were a way to achieve that even at a young age…so I evolved into a walking party with a plan!
What sets you apart from your competition? The personality is always the biggest difference… but experience in an industry with the lessons of the behind the scenes experience.
Where do you find inspiration? in colors and textures. Nature is my favorite and flowers are the jewels of my imagination.
When you opened shop, what was your promise to your customers? Imagination in details, details and clean laundry.
Do you have any hidden talents? No, they are all pretty much exposed to the world!… no secrets here.
What color(s) gives you the most joy? Purple has always been my favorite color…even when I was in my teens… SO glad it is the new, trendy color this season for weddings!
What song is the soundtrack to your business day (or at least to how you feel right now)? TOO many… but I love Beyonce and Boogie Shoes by KC and the Sunshine band!
Cake, Cupcakes or Cookies? all of the above I do not discriminate against sweets…
What is your favorite flower? I love every flower… but my longest favorite is the gladiola. They bring back a lot of childhood memories.
Do you regularly blog? What’s your blog site? NOT yet.. shhhhhh.
Where is your favorite place to travel? Everywhere… I love to get in and go. Then I can’t wait to get home!
If you weren’t in the wedding industry, what would you be doing? Well, I owned a florist…and I owned a wedding publication. So even selling advertising and being a florist, I still worked with wedding pros and brides. It certainly would not be a CHEF!
What three things are you most grateful for in life? Learning to be thankful at a very young age. Learning to love myself finally. And, of course the people that love me!
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what element would be most important to you? ME! and GLEN!
What is the best advice you can give to brides and grooms getting married today? Plan your priorities together… not on the spot with a wedding professional!