THIS WEEK — FAYE from EVENTS YOUR WAY
Welcome to our series on Toronto Mom-Entrepreneurs! Over the next few weeks we’ll feature Toronto moms juggling growing businesses as well as motherhood and learn a little about what they’re up to.
Company: Events Your Way – Award Winning Wedding and Event Planning
The Pitch: From weddings, engagements, proposals and special occasions, Events Your Way is the place to go if you need Full Planning (Let us be the Inspiration for your Celebration) or Day of Coordination (Executing Your Day, Your Way).
Why she got started: Sharing in the joy of Family, Friends and Love. There’s nothing better than exceeding your clients expectations, leaving them totally stress-free so they can enjoy the most important day of their lives. We get to assist in making beautiful memories!
Why her business is unique: We offer very competitive rates and outstanding service that continually leaves our customers wowed with our work. We were recently awarded Wedding Wire’s Couple Choice Award – representing the top five percent of wedding professionals nationwide who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.
On where she wants to be in 5 years: Continuing to make the dreams of GTA couples come true with a growing team who is as passionate as I am.
Kids: One, soon to be two
Most taxing time of the week: Sunday Night – We get used to sleeping in on the weekends, and Sunday night/Monday is always an adjustment.
Thing she thought that she’d never do as a mother — that she does all the time: I can’t think of anything! Always knew I would be one of those moms to dress their kids up, take tons of pictures and videos, ask for extra hugs and kisses any chance I got!
Does she let her kids jump on the couch? Yes, she just started jumping a few months ago. You’re only a kid once right?
Most impressive dinner (in terms of health and ease of concoction) that her kids will actually eat: Luckily she eats everything we make, including vegetables! Most impressive meal was learned in Italy, homemade pasta with veal scallopini.
Best Time of the Day: I’m a night owl, so any time after 9 pm.
Messy House or Neat House: Both, depending on which day you visit. I like to organize but hate to clean.
Favourite Book at the Moment: Any wedding planning magazine.
Favourite Sayings: “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens & HAPPY KIDS”. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you” – Mark Cuban, Billionaire Businessman. “Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul – energies are contagious”
Biggest Mom-vs-Career Challenge: Luckily, my husband and family are a great support system, so I haven’t had to turn down any opportunities thus far. Because I am an night owl and work very efficiently I can produce quality results without losing quality time with my family.
ON HER NEIGHBOURHOOD: Pickering
Favourite Park: Beachfront Park & Millennium Square – Pickering
Restaurant that you dare take your kids to: Jack Astors – its always loud and filled with families, and we can colour on the tables!
Local Special Treat: Anything from Lamanna’s Bakery is delicious!
Best Kept Secret: Hiking in the Rouge Valley is so peaceful and the views are incredible.
OFFER FROM EVENTS YOUR WAY
Email [email protected] and use promo word ‘Celebrate’ and receive $50 off your wedding or event planning package. Valid until May 15, 2015. Cannot combine with any other promotion or coupon.
Read a Little About Other Toronto Mom Entrepreneurs in our Series.