Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
This week we highlight four fabulous women from The Venue Vixens! Lora Ward, Catrina Arcularius, Kendra Pfeiffer-Wershing and Laurie Schmalzel are a dynamic foursome of experienced professional wedding and event planners. They created The Venue Vixens to help brides like you find the perfect wedding venue. Take it away ladies!
The Venue Vixens
Tell us a little about your company? We are four experienced planners who love to find new and interesting venues to share with our brides.
When did you establish your business? In 2010 as a group, but we’ve been around forever!
What sets you apart from your competition? Our site search is custom and appeals to a bride looking for an off the beaten path venue or something out of the ordinary.
Where do you find inspiration? Each venue we visit inspires us in some way. Some show us how creative we need to be (to hide all the bad parts) and others inspire us to plan our own weddings again. It’s pretty easy to stay inspired when you have four ladies with too much energy and a love for weddings.
When you opened shop, what was your promise to your customers? To continue updating our Web site in hopes that every bride will use our resource in choosing their wedding site.
Do you regularly blog? If so, what’s your blog site? Yes, www.thevenuevixens.com/category/blog/
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Hands down I think all four of us agree it is Mulvaney’s (They didn’t pay us to say that!).
What is your favorite fun thing to do locally? Farmers’ markets and 2nd Saturday
Do you have secret vice or indulgence? What is it? Gossiping about other people in the industry!
What are you most grateful for in life? All of our beautiful children.
What advice would you can give to brides and grooms getting married today? Pick a venue that speaks to you and don’t be so concerned about distance or convenience for everyone. The people you want most to be there will be!
Find out more about the ladies of The Venue Vixens by visiting their Web site!
Photos courtesy of The Venue Vixens.