EPA Member Spotlight: Keesha Brooks

Keesha Brooks- EPA Membership Spotlight:  Tell us about your business. (Where are you located, and what services do you offer)  I’m Keesha Brooks the Owner/Founder of Reason-a-BOWS, LLC. Reason-a-BOWS is a floral design company, and we provide wedding and event coordinator services. We are located in  Newport News, VA; in the Hampton Roads area. How long have you been in the Event Planning industry?  Reason-a-BOWS, LLC was established in 2018. Initially, this all started off as a hobby with planning and designing events & weddings for my family and friends for 10 + years.     Why did you become an Event...

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Valentine Snacks Blog

Wow, it's almost Valentine’s Day already! Didn’t January just fly by? It’s nice having months come and go quickly because that means we are closer to normalcy. February is one of the sweetest months as not only will 6 million couples get engaged that day, but the day is so filled with love and the stores are filled with sweet treats! If you are hosting a party, here are some of the best sweet treats to have... My go-to snack every year is cookies. Whether they are heart-shaped or decorated with colored frosting, cookies are always a hit at any...

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Walk This Way

Traditionally, the bride’s father would walk her down the aisle and literally ‘gave her away’, transferring guardianship from himself to the groom. While women are no longer chattel (thank goodness!), the tradition of the father ‘giving the bride away’ serves as a show of support of the union from the family. But what if your client’s familial situation isn’t conducive to this (father has passed on, estranged relations) or if they prefer to break with tradition? The one thing to remember is that nothing obligates your client from following any tradition – this is THEIR wedding, so they can do...

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EPA Membership Spotlight: Sekia Jackson

How long have you been in the Event Planning industry?I’ve been planning events for 14 years. My business On this Day Events was officially established in April 2019.  Why did you become an Event Planner?I don’t think I actually became an event planner, I evolved into an event planner.  I planned my first event in 2000 and I was instantly addicted to that feeling of bringing joy and happiness to others through a successful event.  Since that day, I’ve been chasing that same emotion with every event that I plan.  Long story short I evolved into an event planner, because I...

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5 Reasons to pivot to Hybrid Events

Ever wonder if your company should pivot to hybrid events? While 2020 was the year of virtual events (unfortunately) in 2021 things may start returning back to normal in the second quarter.   One way to keep all your guests feeling safe is by letting them have the choice if they feel comfortable or not comfortable attending the event. By providing a hybrid experience you give people the power of choice! Check out this article in Forbes for 4 more reasons to go Hybrid.   Council Post: Four Reasons Your Company Should Pivot To Hybrid Events (forbes.com)   Just to...

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Valentines Wedding Blog

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and that is why it is such a popular day to get married each year. There are so many tips and tricks to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day wedding, check out our list for our faves. Valentine's day is all about hearts, with colors like pink and red reigning supreme. Bring as much pink and red to the wedding as possible in the florals, decor, invites, and even your wedding party attire. Show some Love! Bring heart-shapes into the theme. Some great places you can put hearts without it looking tacky is...

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