More than a one-night affair…

Swann Soirées party of Four!

Before I start, allow me to give you a heartfelt Merci Beaucoup… Yes, you, reading this blog entry. You’ve probably been here before, reading up on the endless words of recently acquired wisdom, unsolicited advice, ramblings, and recounts of personal accomplishments, weddings, and otherwise exhilarating milestones I’ve made as Swann Soirées, party of one. Thank you all for your love, mentor-ship, encouragement, and even for the bitter little jabs some have taken at me while I wasn’t looking… it all continues to motivate and encourage me to grow.

In late 2008, Kristy Eagle joined me as I entered a year of (then unknown) incredible accomplishment. It didn’t take long for her to start running her own weddings, representing Swann Soirées in a way that far exceeded the already-high expectations I had set for her.

Kristy making me proud! Photo by Bluewave Photographic

Many of you have met or worked with Kristy, and I am sure can agree with me when I say the girl makes me proud! With her loyalty by my side, I was able to surpass many of the goals I’d set out to attain last year (not to mention she helped SS improve on a few processes).  But alas, as with all good things (no, they don’t always come to an end)… they got better, and growth became very much a welcomed option.

Enter Megan Mills and Helene Isbell. Two absolutely amazing women now part of the Swann Soirées team!

Megan Mills

Megan, a San Diego native, and George Washington University grad, recently returned to the sunshine from the East Coast (can you say Navy Wife?), where she was working for a well-known wedding planning firm in Annapolis, Maryland. Tenured in Wedding Planning & Coordination of events that range from $20K- $300K in size, Megan’s career actually began in politics, in the non-profit sector, doing among many things, event fund-raising and planning ~on itty-bitty budgets…Which in my opinion are skills essential in wedding planning!

Helene Isbell

Helene is a Humboldt State graduate, who in her short life has already opened TWO successful restaurants in Nicaragua. Having spent my previous life in the Construction field, I can appreciate a person, and even more so a woman, who knows how to build from the ground-up! Not just a business, but also the physical structure that houses one’s dreams! Helene is fluent in Spanish, and will be our in-house Green-Wedding Advisor, (after all, you gotta put that Environmental Resource Engineering degree to good use!).

It is with immense excitement I announce Swann Soirées is now a party of Four! Shout out to Gabrielle Fox Photography for her amazing photo skills too!

We are so excited to be re-opening the 2010 Calendar year for your Wedding Planning & Coordination needs! Kristy, Megan, and Helene are available to help you with everything from Day-Of Coordination to Full Service Planning, and Hourly-Consulting!!  Contact us today to learn about the Promo Pricing available for your Wedding Day. Also, stay tuned for an invite to a casual Meet-and-Greet, with Megan, Helene, Kristy & myself coming in April, we’d love for you to come say Hi!




9 responses

  1. Hooray!!! I’m so excited for you and your newly expanded team!! I know y’all will be FABULOUS!

    March 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

  2. Congratulations on the growth Brenda!

    March 14, 2010 at 9:06 am

  3. CONGRATS on the fabulous new additions to your team!!

    March 14, 2010 at 10:56 am

  4. Congratulations! That is terrific news! 2010 is going to be a wonderful one for you and your expanded team!

    March 14, 2010 at 11:16 am

  5. Congratulations, Swann Soirees! Can’t wait to meet your new team.

    March 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm

  6. Congratulations Brenda! So excited to hear about your new team and growth!

    March 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm

  7. Maribel Perez-Meyers

    Hello Brenda, I know this has been long overdue, but I wanted to take this moment to Thank you for your services….on our wedding day. I know I have expressed my many thanks. but I can’t help to state the obvious. My family even commented on how well everything seem to flow and with such flair. The fact that all I had to do is enjoy my wedding.
    Congratulations on all your hard work, and well deserved accomplishments! Your parents should be proud!

    March 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm

  8. Awesome! So excited for you and your new team members! Movin’ on up 🙂

    March 15, 2010 at 6:11 am

  9. What a group of awesome professional women! All the best!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

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