Local Vendor Love | Confetti & Co
I have a different kind of blog post today and it features one of my fave people, who also happens to be someone who I recommend to ALL of my brides for their wedding day. If you’ve followed along with me for a while, you probably know exactly who I am talking but JUST in case you don’t, keep on reading and get to know my bud Confetti and Co aka Kendra Coons!
pssst. after you read this blog click HERE to read Kendra’s blog about the difference between and venue coordinator and a wedding planner.. its a good one!
One of the easiest ways to avoid a stressful day is to hire someone to oversee the entire thing. There is nothing worse than the anxiety that comes with not knowing where your florals are, or if your reception is set up the way you imagined (trust me, I've been there). From planning out each detail to day of coordination and end of the night tear down (woo!), Kendra and her team will bring your vision come to life, so you can sit back and actually ENJOY your wedding day. See our interview below :)
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your company!
Hi! I'm Kendra, the owner and head planner at Confetti and Co., wife to "B" and dog mom to Monty and Luna.
I am a crazy dog lady and dream of living in the country for the sole purpose of having more space for dogs (even if I'm allergic), and I could eat french fries for every meal. I think cilantro tastes like soap. I'm addicted to travelling and have visited more than 20 countries - even though flying totally freaks me out. I will always reach for a cup of tea before coffee, but I love a good cappuccino.
Confetti is my spirit animal - and that’s how I came up with the name Confetti and Co.. I wanted it to be fun and something that reminded people of me!
I work with all kinds of couples - from those who do it all themselves, to those who don’t want to do any of it themselves - and I love it all!
How did you get into Wedding Planning?
When I finished my undergrad, I knew I wanted to get into event planning, but at the ripe old age of 21 I wasn’t really sure what a life as a wedding planner looked like. I *loved* the idea of being a wedding planner, but I thought I was supposed to go work for a big company and have a 9-5 job like everyone else I knew.
I decided that I would go into fundraising - I could still work in events, but I could also have that 9-5 job I thought I was supposed to have! Win-win, right? Err.... wrong. It definitely wasn’t what I thought it would be.
So, after 8 years in the field of fundraising I decided to finally take the wedding planning certification course. Now I have my dream job, and it is definitely not a typical 9-5.
What is your favourite part of the job?
Oh gosh that’s a tough question!
I love the details and the intention that couples put into their big day. I love the special family heirlooms and the surprises they plan for their guests. I love the organized chaos and the energy of the day. I love getting to stand by as a couple writes the next chapter of their relationship.
My favourite wedding day moment? There are lots of those too. However, I think my all time favourite is the first few seconds before the bride walks down the aisle. Standing there with her dad, or brother or whoever is giving her away trying to stay composed. When the song changes and the guests stand up, you can feel the weight of their emotions and as they take off for the aisle I am always covered in goosebumps with tears in my eyes.
What are your hobbies outside of planning?
Does planning other events count as a hobby? Lol
I like crafting and writing and hanging out with my dogs. I also really enjoy eating, but I feel like that doesn’t count as a hobby either.
What is your current favourite wedding trend?
I’m obsessed with oversized asymmetrical bouquets and floral arrangements.
Any trends you would like to see end?
For me, if it makes the couple happy then I’m happy.
Can you offer any tips to brides currently planning their day?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. No one is going to look back and remember if the shade of blue in your linens didn't match exactly with the shade of blue in the guy’s ties.
If there is something you don’t feel like doing, don’t do it. Don’t want to toss your bouquet? Don't do it. Don’t want to have a 4 tiered cake because you don’t even like cake? Don’t have cake.
This is your day and you get to plan it to be exactly what you want. If it doesn’t look like other weddings, then that’s okay. It doesn’t have to. It just has to be you!
Past Local Vendor Love Spotlights HERE