Today, I wanted to take the time to introduce two people who have been essential to Kaitlyn Ellis Events this year. I've said previously that I would not be where or who I am today without the love and support of my family and as you'll come to see it is 100% true.
First, meet Jaiden - my assistant and sister. She is the definition of outgoing and creative with a touch of dramatic. No one can light up the room quite like this one does. Currently she is attending Rutland Secondary School and will be graduating this year. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in Social Work. When she isn't studying, you can find her styling outfits at Garage or singing (we still aren't sure where this talent came from, as no one else in our family can carry a tune). I feel SO lucky to have her by my side, as often she knows what I need without having to say anything.
Next, meet Paula - my assistant and mother. Yes, you read that right, my mother. Often we are referred to as sisters, which I used to be bothered by, but then realized we have the same genes. She raised our family as a single parent. Her strength and hard work is evident and inspiring. For the past 25 years she has operated the floral department at Safeway. To watch her design is like watching a work of art and to be able to learn from her has been so much fun, though I admit trying at some points, haha. When not at work, you can often find her binge watching a series on Netflix or planning her next trip to Vegas. She keeps me level headed and confident on wedding days, which I am so grateful for.
They sacrifice so much and I genuinely can't imagine what it would be like without them. You two push me to be the best wedding planner I can be. Work with you is fun, meaningful and fulfilling. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Feel free to leave them a little love below - they deserve it!