Spotlight Interview | Meet Megan, our 2017 Wedding Planning Intern!

Seattle Wedding Planning Intern | Wedding Wise | Seattle Planning and Design| Miranda Hattie Photography

At the end of last year I announced that I was going to be offering an internship in 2017. At the very end of December, I had a FLOOD of applications. I'm not even kidding. 16 very qualified, very lovely women expressed interest in working with me! Not bad for my first internship offering. :) 

Throughout January I held meet and greets with all the ladies then painfully narrowed the list to the top four candidates for formal interviews. I never imagined choosing an intern would require so much time, thought and careful consideration!

I felt an instant connection with Megan from the start. Her smile was warm and welcoming. She seemed genuine, relatable, she asked intelligent questions and made great conversation.

I'm always wary of women who say they planned their own wedding and now they want to be a wedding planner (Megan got married to the love of her life last year!). They usually don't realize how UN-glamorous being a wedding planner really is -- sorry to break it to you if you have delusions of grandeur! Some times you have to move 100 chairs from ceremony site to reception, hold the ring bearer dog so it doesn't eat the flowers, stand outside with umbrellas held over photographers in the middle of a rain/wind storm, buss tables, cut cake, steam dresses, load cars after the get the picture.  It's a lot of hard work and long hours -- nothing like how the movie "Wedding Planner" makes it seem!

But Megan was different. I could tell that she really wants to learn the whole scope of the wedding planning process, not just the fun stuff that make some women fall in love with the idea of wedding planning as a career path, like cake tasting and flower choosing. When she told me that she was ready and willing to help in absolutely any capacity and wasn't afraid to "get her hands dirty" I knew she was for real and not just another former bride with rose-colored wedding planning glasses on. ;)

I selected her to be my intern (and I was thrilled when she said yes!) because she exudes the quiet confidence and classic sophistication that Wedding Wise is all about. She is eager to learn and provide seamless, stress-free wedding experiences for our clients!

I'm excited to introduce her to you today. I hope you enjoy getting to know Megan as I have!

Seattle Indian Bride | Seattle Wedding Planning Intern | Wedding Wise | Alante Photography

Bellevue, WA

Tell us a little about yourself
I love puppies, reading by the fireplace, catching up with friends and spending time with my amazing husband.

3 words that best describe you
Enthusiastic, patient and a go getter.

3 things most people do not know about you
I've visited 5 of the 7 continents.
I'm not a morning person.
Trashy reality tv is my guilty pleasure.

What did you do prior to joining Wedding Wise?
I had my wedding, helped a friend with her wedding and fell in love with the process and reward of an unforgettable night. 

What’s your favorite part of the planning process?
Getting to know the bride and groom, their vision for their special night and making that vision come true!

What’s your favorite style?
I love all styles of weddings, each one is so unique and different. Lately I've been into rustic weddings with a ton of natural greenery.

What’s your advice for couples in the early stages of the wedding planning process?
Take the time to think about what it is YOU really want. This is your big day. Make it everything you ever dreamed of!

What is your current favorite color combination?
Bold pinks & purples with a hint of white to soften the combination.

What’s your favorite reception song, you know the one you secretly dance too in the back when you think no one is watching?
The Shuffle

Why Wedding Wise?
One word. Julia. She is an inspiration, so hard working, incredibly professional, kind, sweet and knows what she's doing.

What are your hobbies?
Reading, yoga and trying new restaurants.  

What’s your favorite flower?
Peonies in every and any color. They are gorgeous, simple and make a room pop.

What’s your favorite movie?
How to Lose a Guy in 10 days. I'm such a sucker for romantic comedies!

What’s your favorite restaurant in Seattle?
The Crab Pot - they dump seafood on your table and you get messy while cracking crabs in a bib. 

What's your favorite date activity?
I love finding a beautiful scenic spot with my hubby and enjoying a glass of wine over dinner while we catch up on our day.

Mac or PC?

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee - two cups in the morning and I'm set for the day!

I'm so thrilled to have Megan as my wedding planning intern this year. She's going to be diving into the wonderful world of blogging soon, so keep your eyes peeled for some awesome posts from her in the near future!

(Special thanks to Seattle wedding photographers, Miranda Hattie Photography and Alante Photography for the photos in this post. The second photo is from Megan's Indian wedding!)

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