Super excited to share Sarah Viera of Sarah Viera Event Plannign & Design‘s guest post with you today. Sarah is not only an amazing planner, she’s also become a trusted friend. I’ve never had the pleasure of working with someone who works as hard as Sarah does on a wedding day. When I work with a bride who has hired Sarah, I know the day will go off without a hitch. She’s that good.I know you’ll love what Sarah has to say, so after you read this post, go find her on Facebook, and be sure to tell her you saw her here!
1. Who are you? Where are you? What do you do?
My name is Sarah Viera; I am a wedding coordinator in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas with the dream of doing destination weddings as well. 15 years ago I moved to Colorado to live at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in hopes to make the 2000 Olympics. From that point on, I built a life here with family and friends. While I miss the ocean, wineries, fresh fruit and vegetables of California I love what Colorado has to offer. I met my husband at the OTC; we married in 2002 and have a daughter who has brightened both our lives.
2. What made you decide to do what you do, and more specifically why do you LOVE weddings?
Let’s just say I dream BIG. I have worked at the same company for 14 years and knew it was not what I was passionate about. I loved the idea of owning my own business and making a name for myself. When my husband told me I would be great at project management I decided to put my project management skills into a world that I understood and loved; events. In 2009 I started Sarah Viera Event Planning & Design and once I put the vision in motion of what I wanted to do and become, I knew instantly that this was my future.
3. Any advice to the bride and groom?
“Leave the details to the detailed” Allow a professional to handle the details of your day so that you and your family and friends can truly enjoy the day to the fullest.
4. What’s your favorite part of your job, and/or what sets you apart from others who do what you do?
It’s so hard to say what my favorite part of the job is. I truly love what I do and how I help family enjoy their day to the fullest. The passion behind my business comes from the need to let mothers, sisters, aunts, brides and grooms truly enjoy one of the biggest days in their life. At my own wedding I remember asking where my mother was. Come to find out, someone had to make sure the centerpieces were set, the cake arrived on time and the entire wedding was how one visions it. And while those things were taken care of thanks to my family, I never want another bride or her family to experience that. This is not only a huge moment for the bride and groom, but also for their parents. They should enjoy the moment just as much as the bride and groom.
5. What do you think is the most important thing for brides to know about you?
I want brides to know that I absolutely love what I do. Being an athlete taught me to go after my dreams and never give up till one is completely happy. And with that, I will ensure my brides are the happiest they can be and that their wedding day is exactly as they vision.