Welcome to our first blog post! My name is Kimmie. I am 30 years old and married to the biggest dreamer on this planet. My life never has a dull moment, because my husband is the biggest goofball. He’s the perfect match for my Type A personality. I’ve been passionate about wedding planning since my cousin got married when I was in the 4th grade.
I knew from that moment on, I wanted to be a wedding planner.
Then the “Wedding Planner” came out with Jennifer Lopez. Just like every other girl, my dream of becoming a wedding planner was in every single journal entry. Fast forward to when I started college and started interning at event planning companies. I planned celebrity birthday parties and knew that the wedding industry was more my field. I started volunteering and interning as a wedding assistant. I loved it, but I wanted to have more creative freedom.
Then one day, I went on a drive to San Diego with one of my best friends. I was encouraging her to start her photography business and she ended up encouraging me to pursue my own wedding planning business. I wondered out loud, “how would I get brides? Can I really start this business? What would I even call this business!?” I don’t recommend this, but I started reading freeway exit signs and building names to get some inspiration. That definitely didn’t help. Then, the song “Glorious Ruins” by Hillsong Worship came on. Here are some lyrics for context:
I'll walk through the fire With my head lifted high And my spirit revived in Your story And I'll look to the cross As my failure is lost In the light of Your glorious grace
So Let the ruins come to life In the beauty of Your Name Rising up from the ashes God forever You reign
At that moment, the words "glorious" and "ashes" were highlighted to me. It reminded me of the verse in Isaiah where God makes beauty out of ashes and that’s exactly what I wanted my wedding planning business to be about. So, I kept adding the word "Glorious" with different words until I came across the word "create". God made me to create and so I finally came up with Glorious Kreations. I changed the “c” into a “k” because of my name. I pray till this day that everything I touch will become God’s beautiful creation.
I started getting inquiries and booking weddings every month. I was doing everything alone or dragging my husband for help. I realized in a short time I couldn’t do this alone much longer, so I started praying for someone to come beside me to do Glorious Kreations together. My husband and I wanted to start growing our family and being at weddings all day with a newborn at home wasn’t going to work for a couple of years. So, I started praying about what else I could do in the wedding industry if I couldn’t find someone to come alongside me.
Then one day, I had a bride who was on a super tight budget ask if I could do her florals. I didn’t even hesitate and accepted the job, because ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved florals. I would watch my dad plant flowers and fruit trees in our backyard, so flowers have always been around me. I did all my research prior to the wedding and as I did my first floral job, I realized that this is my passion in the wedding industry. So, I continued to pray for someone to come alongside me to do the wedding planning and I could pursue wedding florals.
My oh my did God answer my prayer with Sam.
Sam was starting her own wedding planning side hustle because she loved planning her own wedding. She struggled with booking her own wedding gigs and we soon discovered that she was my missing piece of Glorious Kreations. She loved all the things I didn’t like to do, so it was a no-brainer when she decided to come on board. We work so well together. She loves planning and I love styling and florals. We make the perfect team and that’s how we ended up together. And don’t worry y’all, Sam’s last name is “Knutson” and that’s why she fits so perfectly with Glorious Kreations. Come back next week to get to know Sam. (: