This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Halina Brown of A Touch of Grace.
Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Halina Brown, a wedding planner with A Touch of Grace, a full service wedding and events coordination & design firm, based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We asked Halina about her favorite part about being involved in a wedding:
There are so many reasons I love being involved in weddings. A wedding is often the most important day of someones life. Being chosen to help bring that persons dream to life is such an honor. I’d have to say the best part however, is seeing the Bride and Groom’s faces when they see the reception for the first time on wedding day. That moment to me is priceless.
She also shared a major ‘uh-oh’ moment and how it was recovered quickly:
Every wedding has its fair share of challenges. That’s why having a planner who can think quick to resolve problems, is essential. A few weeks ago, the ceremony was in the middle of a beautiful vineyard. About 45 minutes before guests started arriving, I get a phone call from the DJ that there was no power, so he had no way to play music. When I got that call, I was standing right in front of the bride and groom. The last thing I wanted was for the bride and groom to panic, so I calmly excused myself for a moment, and went to call one of my assistants. I sent her to Staples right away to get a portable speaker. She made it back with the speaker, about 5 minutes before the first guests arrived. From there, the ceremony went off without a hitch, and the bride and groom never even knew what had happened.
Halina’s best advice for couples:
Hire a Wedding Planner. I’m not just saying that because I am one; it really does help to have professional guide you through the process. One more piece of advice; enjoy the process. Don’t lose sight of what really matters; the love between you and your fiance.
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