Annie Ohman: Planner. Partner. Pal.
I'm starting a series on the blog highlighting some of the amazing vendors I work with. I tend to brag about them a lot, but I can't help it! They are my inspiration and fuel that help keep me going. When you work as a one-man-show, the vendors you work with become your co-workers and friends. Some even become your side-kick, punching bag, and sounding boards. And, if you're lucky enough, one may get through and become family. The first featured vendor has done just that.
Annie and I are both planners. Two planners? Friends? Brace yourself...it's possible.
I met Annie in 2010 at a dear friend's wedding in Napa Valley, CA. Annie was the coordinator, and I, the musician. Isn't this how every great love story begins? Shannon, our bride friend, introduced us and said "You two need to be friends." I was working non-profit event work at the time and considering branching out on my own into the wedding world. Once we got back to Arizona, Annie was kind enough to share some wine with me and discuss how she broke into this, at times, very territorial industry of weddings. Annie was nothing but encouraging and welcoming. Our professional and personal friendship grew through the years and this is now what I have to say about her...
Planner: She is by far one of the best wedding planners out there. I am constantly in awe of her talent as a designer and coordinator. She radiates beauty and love from the center of her heart out in to the world. It just so happens that it results in well taken care of clients and manifests into masterpiece weddings.
(c) Riso Studios....thank you Shannon Galasso!
Partner: Though we have our separate businesses, Annie is my partner in industry. She is always there when I need advice or an opinion. When we work together, it's magic. It is rare to find someone who you compliment and who compliments you. When we are doing our own events, we still encourage each other and are proud of each other's successes. Annie and I are not, and never will be, competitors. She has my back and I have hers.
Pal: Annie is my friend. I love this girl with all my heart. Laughing with this pretty lady is probably one of the best ab work-outs one could get, and I recommend it to anyone! Here's to many more years together as planners, partners, and pals. Love you Annie O!
"Ya never need ugly..."
-Annie Ohman, Annie O's