Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Burnham.
Lauren, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have always had an eye for design and been the party planner of my group of friends that I have been so lucky to have been a part of for the last decade, however, as a single mom, I was terrified to chase my dreams. But as he got older and my biggest supporter, I went for it. I broke in this beautifully chaotic industry in the rental world, doing rentals and design and I loved it!!! But after showing up to a wedding, in my worker clothes (aka. Yoga Pants) and seeing a bride with curlers in her hair, her fresh makeup (she just spent a fortune on) sweating off her face, as she set up her own tables, linens and centerpieces, I just couldn’t walk away. She had a coordinator who backed out at the last minute and she couldn’t afford another the night before the wedding… I just broke down in tears! How could I leave this girl? How could I let her stress and cry, not to mention set up her own wedding??? That was my pivotal moment. That moment changed it all. I, in my best clothes (insert sarcasm), decided that I am more than a cool chair/settee, I want to change the world, well, maybe just weddings.
I want to make sure that I NEVER see this happen again, at least not on my watch. I want to be the person who makes a brides’ day perfect. I want to bring her vision to life and make her dream day come true. I never want to see another bride stress and sweat on her wedding day! I want to make sure that she can sit back and relax and know when she walks down that aisle, that it is the best day of her life and never have to stress about how her tables look or if her vendors showed up. From that day forward, coordination to full planning and design have been what EventSmith is all about! Orchestrating a wedding and ensuring all the moving parts are a well oiled machine makes my heart and soul happy and I am grateful EVERY day that this is my job! No matter how hard any day could ever be, making my clients happy is all I could ever dream of and I am grateful every day that I followed my dream to make other dreams reality.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Smooth Road?? HA!!! That isn’t in the cards for me. My life is a never ending struggle!!! Since I was a child, I have had to fight 2x as hard as anyone else. I have thought why me more times that I want to revisit. However, as an adult, as a business owner, it has brought a profound appreciation for what I have achieved in life that I will never take for granted. EVERY single client is amazing and I am so grateful for my life, every day and EVERY day I will continue to learn from every experience, continue to learn and strive to be the best I can be. All the blood, sweat, broken bones and tears have been worth every single bit of it just to hear “Thank you so much for making our wedding the best day ever and all of our wedding dreams come true!” (music to my ears).
Please tell us about EventSmith.
EventSmith is an Event Planning Company, specializing in Weddings in the Houston Area to World Wide Destinations. We love LOVE and all things that surround it (showers, parties, rehearsals, etc.). We offer everything wedding you could ever wish for, from full planning and design to wedding coordination, with several additional a la carte services to cover everything in between. We are known for our strong work ethic and our attention to detail and we are VERY proud of all of our weddings/events on the record books to date. EventSmith’s clients are treated as if you are the only client and we pride ourselves on prompt responses, every day of the week. Patience is NOT my virtue so getting back with current and potential clients as quick as possible is something I have strived for since day one. Setting us apart from other companies is our desire to embody every client’s vision and establish a bond with each one to assure we bring that dream vision to life. At the end of the planning process, we are proud to call our clients, friends (because we had so much fun!) and get to watch them celebrate new lives and anniversaries for many years to come. We also pride ourselves serving the LGBTQIA community with a different perspective than most since we are part of that community as well. Straight, gay, trans or alien from Mars, we just love LOVE and want to celebrate it ALL with style, class, love and luxury.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory was traveling and learning about ALL of the things. I was lucky enough to have lived in multiple cities and traveled with my father and that has continued into my adult life. I love to continually learn about other countries, religions, ethnicities and cultures… which I think makes me appreciate my job/life even more. I love meeting new people and mixing/blending two worlds into one.
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