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Tilly and Teal || Featured Friday

I had the pleasure of doing a portrait session with Katie Boltwood of Tilly and Teal. I also interviewed her for my Featured Friday series. Where I interview different small business owners and shine a spotlight on their talents. If you’re interested in being featured, please email me!

Also, look at this beautiful bouquet by Yen Sadek, of Chic Girls Flowers. She does amazing work, so please check her out!

  1. What is your business? What do you offer wedding clients?

I am a wedding planner offering month of coordination services

  1. What is the inspiration for your business? How did you get started?

I have a split heart that has two loves. The first being Youth Ministry and the second for Event Planning. I got started in the planning industry by becoming a venue coordinator for a restarting golf club in Northern Virginia. Once it was time to move onto another chapter many of the vendors that I had connected with encouraged me to pursue my own business… So, here I am!

  1. What is your best advice for a bride-to-be?

What I tell my clients is that dreaming and pinning is a great starting point. Those dreams can become into a reality, but remembering the realistic measures of staying withing budget is my favorite piece of advice. Your dream wedding can done as long as you have that accountability. I am happy to say that I am that happy medium for my clients.

  1. What is your favorite thing about a wedding day?

All the hard work the couple and their families have put into this amazing day comes to life within just a few short hours. Seeing the creativity and then being able to assist in set-up and execution is worth every minute of my time!

  1. What are your goals for the rest of 2016?

I am still in the beginning stages of launching this new baby of mine. So my goals by the end of the year is to finish my website, create business cards, and have a launch party!

  1. What keeps you motivated to face the challenges small business owners face?

The clients. They mean everything to me. For them to trust me in executing their special day means the world to me!

  1. What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?

My fear is that those who know my first passion wont take this one seriously since they are separate ends of the spectrum. However, I do understand that those who know both will be 100% supportive.

  1. What characteristics does your ideal client carry?

The transparent and open minded client. I know some brides comes in with a very specific idea which is totally cool. However, keeping an open mind opens doors for aspects that a client may not have thought of before.

  1. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?

I love serving with my church and hanging out with the beau.

  1. Any additional comments? Anything else you want to share about you/your business?

T+T carries the atmosphere of your closest girlfriend planning your big day while allowing your actual besties celebrate it with you!

  1. How do you balance your time? Personal and professional

That is a talent in the learning stages. What I have found is block scheduling is my best friend!

  1. Where are you based? What areas do you serve?

I am based in the Northern Virginia area.


Beautiful bouquet by Yen Sadek, of Chic Girls Flowers.

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