Background: Cheryl Bruce has 35+ years of experience in administrative, customer service, event management and supervisory experience. She is referred to as the Mother of Completely Yours Events + Design with her ability to work calmly under pressure and uplift her clients when they need her the most while also ensuring the job gets handled on all fronts
What She Loves About Events: She loves the interaction with event attendees and providing an AMAZING experience for all parties involved.
Advice for Clients: Let Cheryl handle it!
Motto: Make it an AMAZING day on PURPOSE!
Background: Dominique Cheek is currently pursuing a degree in Strategic Communications , and is able to take everything she already knows, as well as everything she is learning, and apply it to every event she takes on. Her background in theatre is a plus, too! As an actress and a seasoned stage manager, every event is a grand production from start to finish!
What She Loves About Events: Honestly, while I love putting the pieces together, I love the outcome the most. And not just the final result of the event itself, but the way that it impacts the client. The love on a couples face during their first dance, or the joy of a child in awe of his or her birthday decor - it's why I do what I do! I love that events create lifetime memories from the moments that we map out. Watching it all unfold makes weeks of planning seem like they went by all too fast.
Advice for Clients: Write things down! Those passing thoughts about your event - no matter how crazy they may seem - write them down or type them up! No need to risk forgetting what could make your event perfect!
Motto: "While you are alive, collect moments not things, earn respect not money, and enjoy love not luxuries"_ Aarti Khurana
Background: Dallis Avoni is currently a last semester senior at Towson University pursuing her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship concentration. With this degree, she is able to utilize knowledge from the classroom and apply it to the event planning industry. Since middle school, she has had an obsession with David Tutera's hit show, My Fair Wedding and TLC's, Say Yes to the Dress. While working alongside Jon'll Boyd and her team for the past year, she has been able to develop a passion for creating and executing events.
What I love about events: Dallis' ultimate goal is turning clients dreams to reality and creating memorable experiences.
Hobbies and passion: Outside of planning events, Dallis enjoys traveling to explore different cultures, shopping, and trying new cuisine types.
Advice for clients: Give us your vision and allow us to plan and execute in order to make your dream event come true.
Motto: "Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire" -Jennifer Lee
Jon’ll Boyd enjoyed a successful career in sales and marketing before embarking on her venture, Completely Yours Events. Her educational background and corporate planning experience led her to the fateful decision to pursue her own business. Certified through the Lovegevity The Wedding Institute, Jon’ll first ensured that she was completely prepared for her new and exciting role.
What She Up To:
Outside of Completely Yours Events, Jon’ll has also become an advocate for helping new, transitioning and upcoming planners understand how to grow a thriving business by understanding “its a business not a hobby”. She has had the humbling opportunity to speak on national stages such as NACE Experience Conference, WeddingWire World, and ILEA LIVE amongst others.
What She Loves About Events:
The honor of being tasked with carrying out the vision of her clients and creating an experience for their guests that will last a lifetime. She is fascinated by this industry that she feels chose her, and actively seeks out new ways to give back to the industry by paying it forward and mentoring other starting and transitioning planners as well as serving on the board of organizations such as NACE-National Association of Catering and Events.
On Bringing Education To Others:
In addition to earning her MBA in Marketing from American Intercontinental University, Boyd also developed the curriculum for a 9-week majority online event planning course called Eventagious: The Business Side to Wedding and Event Planning and the proud founder of The Planners Suite Conference. A unique and one of a kind experience created just for planners to focus on the business acumen of their enterprise.
Background: Christina Grimes stumbled upon event planning quite randomly in her senior year of college after developing a healthy obsession of David Tutera and has been planning and designing events for 5+ years. She loves watching clients share a moment of excitement when first entering a space she has designed.
What She Loves About Events: My creative soul craves anything that is artistic, unique, and awe inspiring. I love seeing my clients recognize themselves in the designs that I create.
Advice for Clients: Do not settle for someone's vision when you are the one it is intended for.
Motto: With great power comes great responsibility. - Ben Parker
Background: Allison Nicole is a Certified Event and Wedding Planner and brings over 10 years of experience in catering and events. She started in the industry at age 12 working in her family owned catering business. Her passion to serve others lead her to a career in Social Work. Rediscovering her creative side, she began planning events for family and friends and eventually took over the family business. Allison quickly realized her passion was in planning and started producing events full-time. Allison’s combines her creative ability, her Social Work background and her passion for service to plan, produce and provide exceptional event experiences as her driving force is to bring joy to others.
What She loves about events: My favorite part of every event in seeing the smile of a client as they enjoy the fruition of their ideas come to life. She believes a personal touch can make any event extraordinary.
Motto: I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul – William Earnest Henley
Background: Maisha has a background in retail fashion with a degree in Public Relations, but she has always had a passion for events. She recently learned she enjoys hosting private events and is looking to become more involved within the industry.
What she loves about events: After the months of planning, you are finally being able to see it all come together in the end. Watching the guests enjoy the event shows that all your hard work pays off.
Hobbies and Pastimes: Trying new foods, reading a good book, traveling, and most recently getting fit and healthy.
Advice to clients: Enjoy the moment. We spend all that time planning and coordinating an event, but if you do not enjoy it in the end; then what was it all for?
My motto to live by: 'Where there's a will, there's a way." It has helped her hurdle any obstacle that stands in her way. Most of the time the obstacle that's in your way is you.