This past weekend I was able to spend time with Jess Aikens from Wedding Co. of Williamsburg learning the ins and outs of having a wedding planning business. We talked about topics such as business values, pricing, and work processes.
We stayed in a cute house in Charlottesville, Virginia close to the famous Pippin Hill Winery. It was just me and Jordan Owens from Boundless Love Events who took on this amazing Planners Perspective Getaway. Jess shared her experience and expertise with us teaching us new and exciting ways to run our businesses. While we were at the house we not only got to learn from Jess but also each other. Sharing different takes on how we plan weddings to how we run a business. We also got to learn about each other on a personal note as well and we developed friendships that will help us now and in the future of our businesses. Luke and Ashley Photography also stopped by to take headshots and tackle the topic of what we want our brands to be.
Photos: Luke and Ashely Photography, Jess Aikens, Jordan Owens
This weekend was not only very educational business-wise but life-wise as well. Getting to dive into everyone's stories showed us to learn from our mistakes and to not let anyone/anything bring you down. If you believe in yourself and your business you can make it with the proper systems in place.
Planners, I highly recommend reaching out to Jess to see when her future educational events will be happening. This getaway changed the way I look at my business and how I want to pursue my goals for the future!
Thank you, Jess, for planning such an amazing weekend.