VOWS is thrilled to announce that Channy Sea, our fabulous planner/designer, is a now a full-time member of the team! Leaving her corporate consulting life behind her, this is a dream realized as a career in wedding planning has been a long-time goal. Channy (and Owner Katy Roberts) couldn’t be more excited about the transition!
Q: How did you get interested in wedding and event planning?
A: When I was young, I would always plan and create theme parties for various occasions. But my “ah-ha” moment came when I planned my sister’s wedding in 2007 and saw the immense love and joy that can fill up a room. From there onwards, I’ve enjoyed every event that I’ve planned because it contained a lot of love and joy.
Q: Why did you choose to join VOWS Wedding and Event Planning?
A: There are different routes people can take to pursue their passion and dreams and my entire career path led me to VOWS. For me, I was fortunate to work alongside Katy for over 6 years, and I have a remarkable admiration for Katy’s passion and expertise with all her clients. Being a partner in a company that shares the same goals and values makes me look forward to our projects together which is truly reflected in the wonderful work we produce for our clients.
Q: What were you doing before joining VOWS Wedding and Event Planning?
A: Before joining VOWS, I worked as a Program and Marketing Manager at Microsoft, leading and managing a team to plan, design, and execute various initiatives and programs. After Microsoft, I joined a consulting firm where I worked with non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies in project management and customer relationship management implementations.
A: Being a planner, I always strive to make every event memorable and special because no two events (or couples) are the same. At the end of the day, I want my clients to be happy and feel that a lot of thought and care went into making their day special.
Q: What advice would you give to newly engaged couples?
A: I encourage clients to find a way to put personal elements into their wedding. Try not to get trapped into the ideas that you see in magazines, blogs, and Pinterest. Ask yourself these questions: what makes the two of us special and what do we love about each other? Then take those things and incorporate them into your wedding design and details. Most importantly, hire at least a month-of coordinator to help bring all the details together. Don’t ask your family, bridal party or even your guests to work on the wedding day…after all, it’s a celebration for all involved and should be fun and worry-free!
Q: What do you like to do when you are not in ‘wedding planning mode’?
A: I enjoy spending time with family and friends whether we are just BBQ’ing, cheering on the Seahawks, or simply playing board games. If I’m not doing any of the above, you can find me traveling, hiking, snowboarding, or watching movies. Oh, did I mention that I have an insatiable love for coffee, chocolates, and arts and crafts?!
For more information on Channy, visit our website under “Meet the Team” at: www.vowswedding.com