Today is a huge day for JHD, we are welcoming our very first guest blogger Jenee Allan.
We have enjoyed bringing you wedding inspiration on our blog, but feel that having a wedding planner as a guest blogger is bringing you more than just wedding inspiration; it’s bringing an expert perspective on all things weddings.
From tips and trends, to advice on planning your wedding, Jenee will be speaking on the most talked about wedding topics day after day.
Jenee Allan is the owner and visionairre of VISIONS Event Studio, who specializes in luxury proposals and custom weddings.
She has been around weddings her entire life, as a girl she shadowed her father, a talented wedding photographer in CA. With this vast experience and true passion, she draws upon her client’s creativity, style and dreams to become an indispensable partner in creating the perfect wedding.
We are thrilled to have her and wanted to get things started with a quick Q & A.
JHD: Tell our brides how we met, and how the JHD/VISIONS relationship began.
JENEE: Our relationship actually started long before either one of us owned our businesses. When I opened VISIONS four years ago my mother insisted that I meet this Julie girl that I had heard so much about. You had worked for my mother while you were in high school and college and had made a lasting impression on her. I remember the first thing you said to me as we sat down…we HAVE to change your logo! Don’t worry JHD is here to help! And that you have, for the last four years you have supported and assisted VISIONS with not only our branding but also weddings, and projects along the way. I feel like you have been my sidekick through it all.
JHD: What makes you different from other planners? Why would I hire you vs. another planner?
JENEE: Awww, the million dollar question. I remember you asking me this question four years ago and it stopped me in my tracks. I didn’t have an answer, and I hated that. I took the next few weeks to ponder further into this very basic question, what makes VISIONS different. I kind of got obsessed if I have to admit of things that VISIONS does that typical wedding planners don’t do. And atlas, I have an actual document entitled “The Difference” that I hand out to all my potential brides. And it’s all thanks to JHD, for you always pushing me to greatness, and pushing me to be a better business owner, wedding planner, and friend.
JHD: What does the next five years look like for VISIONS?
JENEE: Great question!! I love goals, I love building my business and the steps to put into place to attain those goals. As you had previously stated VISIONS Event Studio specializes in luxury proposals. We help guys pop the big question, and it’s something we are really passionate about. We have exclusive jewelers in the Chicagoland area that we work with to service their clients every time a gentleman comes in to purchase a ring. My goal in five years is to expand into more jewelers. To help more men with planning these over the top proposals. The proposal is the very first step in the engagement process and it brings me so much joy to come on board the planning process in the very beginning. While I would love to help every client in Chicago, VISIONS has a very unique belief, as the lead visionairre, I only take on 10 weddings a year. I want my clients to have a very personalized experience while working with me. I want to know every detail of everything and assist with everything from what napkin choices to dress color. There are no limits to my planning and am very intentional regarding the way that I treat my clients. You have 110% of my attention, just as it should be.
JHD: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
JENEE: I think the shell shocker for everyone I meet, is that I’m a mother of five. While building my own successful wedding business I also juggle a full home that includes an amazing husband, five loving children, and a ginormous dog that is my baby. I always relate my home life to “Home Alone”, there is always something going on in our home, a full life of noise and laughter.
I look forward to bringing new inspiration to all of JHD brides in the coming weeks. I would love to hear your comments, thoughts or suggestions. If you have any posts that you would like to see please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Posted on Mon, March 17, 2014
by Julie Hanan filed under