Updated: Dec 6, 2019
Hello and Welcome!
This post will be all about yours truly! This is a forum where you can get to know me, my family, and the reasons behind why M&G was founded. If you are considering hiring us as your planners I hope you will find this helpful and informative in your decision making process. So lets get to it!
I am an Atlanta native born and raised in Suwanee GA. I attended Greater Atlanta Christian School for 10 years before transferring to Peachtree Ridge High school where I graduated. At the beginning of my senior year in high school I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, Angelina. She was born the day before my high school graduation. My world changed in an instant and my plans to move away and go to college out of state drastically changed.
The following August, I started college at Georgia Perimeter then transferred to Kennesaw State University. I worked 2-3 jobs at a time 5 days a week just to survive and get the bills paid. I lived off of coffee and slept in my car in between jobs. Yeah, not my finest hour, but I made it work. I learned how to coupon for diapers, wipes, food, and all of our hygiene products. I literally was that person who held up the grocery store checkout line because I had 55 coupons, but I ended up saving anywhere from 50% - 90% of my overall total just by researching sales and finding coordinating coupons. I was also that relative that had a stock pile of items. Need deodorant, toilet paper, laundry detergent? Go to Brittnie's house.
In 2010 I landed an amazing full time job in property management. After 18 months as a leasing agent, I was promoted to an assistant manager. Also known as the ASSMAN. While the primary function of the assistant manager is the accounts receivables specialist, we are also responsible to support all positions on the property. We do everything from payables, to marketing, to sales, to maintenance. Everyday is something new and you never know what you may walk into. Quick thinking, the ability to trouble shoot and find solutions, as well as top notch customer service skills are essential to survive this industry. Did I mention we also plan events? Yep, we plan an host monthly resident events which requires creativity and the ability to stay within a set budget.
In 2011 I began a business partnership doing wedding photography with a close friend. This is where I fell in love with all things wedding. My job title was owner/studio manager/bookkeeper, but I worked as a photography assistant and handled the majority of our wedding consultations. The majority of our brides did not have day of coordinators and I ended up helping with these tasks in nearly every wedding. This is when I knew my personality and skill set best fit within the realm of planner/coordinator/make it happen person. In late 2013 I dissolved my relationship with the company and began to focus on my growing family.
Fast forward to 2014, Jeremy and I welcomed our second daughter, Charlie. I continued to work in property management, sold our house, and had another home built by 2015. Adjusting to life as a mother of two was seamless. I am not sure if it was the 8 year age gap in my girls or the fact that Charlie was probably the easiest baby on the planet.
In 2017 Jeremy and I welcomed our 3rd daughter, Madalyn. She is our fearless, stubborn, bossy little girl She is the only one of my girls who remotely looks like me. Before having Madalyn, I never knew it was possible to function on such little sleep.
2017 and 2018 were a blur of craziness and very little sleep as adjusting to being a mom of 3 was harder than I expected.
2019 came and knew it was time to start making some changes in our family dynamic. I knew I needed a more flexible schedule that allowed me more time with my children, but leaving my full time job just wasn't in the cards. I also knew I needed a stress relief and to do something I enjoyed again. In February of 2019 I took a course to get certified as a wedding planner and began building M&G.
My sister in law who also helped in our photography company had recently become a stay at home mom of twin girls and was interested in partnering with me to start M&G. M&G was founded in late August of 2019 and we did our first wedding as newly branded company in September. Our passion is helping our brides and their families have a stress free memorable wedding day while providing unmatched customer service. This company is our dream and our passion. We love all of our brides and spending this time with you and your families is truly an honor for us. So , thank you! Thank you for believing in us and giving us the opportunity to work with you!