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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Spotlight: Carter and Cook Event Co.

I still remember my Freshman year of college (or was it Sophomore?) and the Spanish class that I had a love/hate relationship with. I love Spanish, and I am even now trying so so hard to learn it, but the class was early in the morning, a lot of work, and in a different language. Go figure. I also remember a pretty blond girl who sat behind me. I was totally intrigued with her and she was always so sweet and friendly.

Ashlyn is now doing amazing things in the wedding industry, and I knew I wanted to do a spotlight on her and her buisiness partner, Heather. Here is a little more about their growing business.

Describe what it is your company does.
Carter & Cook is a boutique event coordination and design company. We specialize in weddings and all types of events, big and small.

above photo by Josh Newton Photography

How long have you been in this business?
We have both been in the event planning business for years. Everything from corporate events, weddings, non-profit – you name it, we’ve done it.
above photo by Sean Walker Photography

How did you get started?
We were both working at a corporate event planning company in San Diego where we planned large scale events all over the world. But because we love the creativity in smaller events and getting to know our clients on a personal level, we decided to partner up and pursue a lifelong dream, we both have had and started C&C together.
It was a spring morning carpooling to work, and decided to give it a shot! We started Carter & Cook a year and a half ago and haven’t looked back since.

Above Photo by Micah Dahlberg Photography

What is your favorite part of what you do?
We love designing weddings. The best part is meeting with a couple and learning about who they are. We truly get a feel for the style and type of wedding they’re looking for. We love using the unique attributes about each couple and finding creative ways to display it through all areas of their most very special day.

Above Photo by Micah Dahlberg Photography

What is your favorite project that you've worked on?
It is so hard to choose, but one of our favorite weddings this past spring was Lisa and Derren’s vintage inspired wedding. The couple, the family, the location and theme made it a true joy to be a part of!
Also, we recently did a photo shoot with some incredible vendors. It was so much fun to design two tablescapes, both with unique creativity and some fun elements! We would love to design shoots like this all day long. It’s an “all out” wedding table, but on a very mini level. Stay tuned for more details and the photoshoot.

Are you working on anything new and exciting?
Growing our business! If that’s not new and exciting, I don’t know what is. J We’re working on some new marketing pieces and getting ready to start advertising. It’s really exciting to see where it will take us, and watch our company grow to new levels. We also have an upcoming opportunity this fall to design a photo shoot for a new San Diego venue. These are just so much fun to do, as it is up to us to fully create and transform the space into an incredible looking event!

above photo by Josh Newton Photography

How can we get in touch with you if we want to use your services?
Feel free to give us a call or send us an email! You surely can’t miss us on our website, blog, twitter and a Facebook fan page. (You can find their contact information below)

Anything else you want to add?
We absolutely love what we do. We are so blessed by the incredible clients and vendors we have the privilege of working with in this industry. It is a joy to leave each and every meeting, walk through and consultation thinking, “I love my job”. Honestly, I just never thought it was possible to do what you love so much that it doesn’t ever feel like work.

above photo by Stephanie Fay Photography

Here is Ashlyn and Heather's contact info:
Website: http://www.carterandcookeventco.com/
Blog: http://www.carterandcookeventco.blogspot.com/
Phone#: 619.846.6231
email: info@carterandcookeventco.com

If you are planning a wedding, or any other type of event, check them out! They are not only incredibly talented, but so humble, genuine and kind. Check out their website and blog... and find out more about them and what they do!

1 comment:

Carter and Cook Event Co. said...

Thanks so much for the feature Diandra!!! So sweet of you! :) A+H