Ten Fun Facts About Niki!

Last week I shared some fun facts about myself, and now it's our Associate Planner, Niki's turn! Niki has been with Clover Events for over a year now and brings so much to the team! She's cool as a cucumber on wedding days and always has a smile on her face. You can often find her in the back of the room grooving to the music while the couple dances with their guests!

Before she took the jump into planning weddings and events, she had a flourishing makeup business. In Niki's words, "My other love (makeup) took me into the wedding industry. Many times I've experienced brides without a Wedding Coordinator and unhelpful family/friends and I wanted to be there to help her with more than just makeup. The idea of wedding planning had always been a lingering idea and I put the idea into motion after meeting a wonderful mentor in the industry. I have really enjoyed being a part of the other side of the wedding day and having the opportunity to get to know clients on a deeper level. It has brought me so many new and rewarding experiences that continue to excite me for future events to come."

  Photo courtesy of  Peter Gubernat Photography

Photo courtesy of Peter Gubernat Photography

Ok, on with the fun facts about Niki!

ONE: I have done bridal makeup professionally for 10 years. (I was always good at art and painting and discovered at a young age that I was very good at painting faces, too!) 

TWO: I never, ever liked working out, but discovered Barre last year and look forward to it every week.

THREE: I am "double-jointed." I can twist both arms around in almost a complete circle. (It's my party trick!) 

FOUR: My sister and I are the first in our family to be born in the US (in New Jersey to be exact).

  Photo courtesy of  Ed & Aileen Photography

Photo courtesy of Ed & Aileen Photography

FIVE: I was in a Macedonian Folklore dance group until I was 15 and traveled the US performing.

SIX: I taught gymnastics to kindergartners when I was in grade school. 

SEVEN: I am fascinated by horoscope readings and psychic abilities. (I'm a Cancer and we are known to be highly imaginative, sympathetic, & persuasive. I agree!)

EIGHT: I need everything in my living space to always be clean, orderly and symmetrical (a crooked picture will drive me nuts!)

  Photo courtesy of  Peter Gubernat Photography

Photo courtesy of Peter Gubernat Photography

NINE: My happy place is drinking coffee at an eclectic cafe or beautiful outdoor patio.

TEN: I would eat Mediterranean-type food everyday if I could (just no seafood!)

  LOVE this photo of Niki and her adorable boys!

LOVE this photo of Niki and her adorable boys!

  Niki and her lovely husband, Peter

Niki and her lovely husband, Peter

So there you have it! If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Niki at an event, I hope you get the chance soon! I just know you'll adore her as much as I do.

I'm super excited to announce that she will be taking over the Clover Events Instagram account for the next week! Hope you enjoy hearing about the events we've done from her perspective!

Ten Fun Facts About Katherine!

Let's take a break from our regularly-scheduled pretty and spend a little time getting to know me, Katherine, the fearless leader behind Clover Events.  I thought it would be fun to hit you with 10 fun facts you might not know about me!  Here goes...

  Photo Courtesy of  Emilia Jane Photography

Photo Courtesy of Emilia Jane Photography

ONE: I'm a leftie and I'm proud of it!  I love when I notice other lefties "in the wild" - I feel like we're connected on some level.

TWO: Family is everything to me.  I'm lucky enough to have 4 younger siblings (and an enormous extended family) and I can't imagine my life without them.  One of my brothers and one of my sisters are both getting married this year, which is super exciting!  I love being a #boymama and my guys (Adam, Orrin & Emmet) make my world go round.

  Photos Courtesy of  Metts Photo

Photos Courtesy of Metts Photo

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THREE: I went into college planning to be an interior designer, but ended up graduating with a degree in psychology and social work.  I like to think my job is an interesting combination of both of those fields!  Being a wedding planner is really part designer and part therapist!

FOUR: In addition to wedding planning, I also plan corporate meetings as well.  For the last 9 years, I've helped to plan a large international conference and I've been lucky enough to visit 9 different countries in 4 continents.  Surprise, surprise my favorite city was Dublin!

FIVE: I love to cook - it's my favorite thing to do on weekends when I'm not working. 

  Photo Courtesy of  Jennifer Kathryn Branding

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Kathryn Branding

SIX: One of my biggest accomplishments in my life is that I have completed 2 half marathons.  Before I started training for my first one, I had never run more than half a mile at one time.  It was not easy, but it felt so amazing to cross those finish lines!

SEVEN: My first job was scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins when I was 15.  

EIGHT: I had a few [hilarious and irrational] fears when I was a small child that may or may not have included ants, my shadow and car washes.  Clearly I've gotten over all of them as an adult, except for car washes.  Still terrified of those.

NINE: I love listening to podcasts, especially when I'm driving (which is always).  I'm really loving NPR's How I Built This - it's chock full of entrepreneurial inspiration!

TEN: Once a month I co-host an amazing wedding industry networking event, called Thursday Therapy with 2 other fantastic business owners, Jen Henderson and Bethany Fritz.  I've been doing it for a little over a year and it's been such an incredible way to get to know my industry even better!  If you're in the wedding industry and I haven't seen you at one of our events, you better get to the next one.  They're so much fun!

  Photos Courtesy of  Ashley Hamm Photography

Photos Courtesy of Ashley Hamm Photography

January 2018 TT