When I made the decision to start CWBM, I knew that an experienced team behind me was necessary in order to create the customer experience that I envisioned for my clients. Experience is certainly important to me but I look for much more when choosing a new member of the CWBM team. Wedding days can be long and tough so I choose my team carefully based on their heart and work ethic. If I catch them tearing up when the bride walks down the aisle, I’m pretty certain they share the same passion as me 🙂
As I enter into my 3rd year of business this Fall, I feel so fortunate to share this journey with such an incredible group of ladies.
Meet the CWBM team!
Hey, Maura here! 🙂 Owning my own planning business has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I studied Entrepreneurial Studies at Xavier University (go Muskies!) and then went on to work at two of the largest wedding venues in Cincinnati where I had the opportunity to plan hundreds of weddings! Once I felt like I had the experience under my belt, I dove in head first to CWBM and haven’t looked back since! I live in Northern Kentucky with my husband of six years, Daniel. We love to travel, hike and enjoy life.
Angela has been assisting me since day one of CWBM! I met Angela while we were working as venue coordinators for a large wedding venue in Northern Kentucky. Angela and I became fast friends and in fact, she was one of the first people I told that I was going to start my own business and she told me to go for it! I was always impressed with Angela’s attention to detail and knew she would be the perfect fit for CWBM! Angela and her husband, Matthew, are proud parents to two adorable sons.
I met Jess when she was a bride of mine at my last job! At the time, Jess was working as the event manager for a high-end restaurant located in OTR. When Jess saw that I was starting CWBM, she immediately reached out to me to offer her assistance. She was the very first person to help me put together sales packets and then assist me on wedding days. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without this girl during that first season on my own! Jess and her husband, Jack, just recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Charlotte.
Lindsey reached out to me during my first season of CWBM! Although Lindsey had interned for a wedding planner throughout college, she still had the planning bug and wanted more! When I initially met with Lindsey, the first thing I noticed was her contagious bubbly personality and I knew our brides would just love her presence on the wedding day (which has proven to be correct :). A few weeks after our initial meeting, Lindsey assisted me on a tough farm wedding two hours from home. When she didn’t complain and loved every second of the day, I just knew I had to keep her. Lindsey and her husband are the parents of an adorable golden doodle, Henry.
Jill and her husband, Michael, hold a special place in my heart as they were my very first CWBM booking! While planning Jill and Mike’s wedding, I could not get over this girl’s organizational skills .. they are seriously on point! When Jill mentioned to me that she had worked in the event arena before, I was not the least bit surprised. I knew that Jill had the skills to join the CWBM but she also had the drive which is the most important thing to me. Jill and Michael are passionate about finding safe homes for animals and currently foster dogs.
I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone who knows Kelli who doesn’t follow it up with “I just LOVE that girl!” Kelli is a Lexington native who moved to Cincinnati a couple of years ago with her husband, Lance. While in Lexington, Kelli assisted a wedding coordinator and fell in love with everything weddings. Kelli and I met at the gym and I just knew I had to have her as part of my growing team. She is conscientious, full of energy and a joy to be around! I know that when Kelli is walking into a wedding day she is 100% prepared and knows every single detail of the day!
Jen joined the CWBM last season and jumped right in without skipping a beat! I was introduced to Jen through a mutual friend and when I met Jen for the first time, I felt like I had known her for years! I was so impressed by the first wedding I had with Jen – she took full control over her responsibilities and completely exceeded my expectations. Vendors and clients love working with Jen as she keeps the day running smoothly while staying calm and cool!
Paige is the newest member of the CWBM team but certainly not new to the event industry! Paige was the very first employee at a large wedding venue in Cincinnati which allowed her to learns the ins and outs of running events. Her responsibilities included everything from selling the space to designing the floorplan and then executing on the wedding day. I worked for the same venue after Paige left and all I heard from clients was how wonderful Paige was! When Paige reached out to me to be part of the CWBM team, I jumped at the opportunity to have her! Paige and her husband, Ryan, are the parents of two sweet girls.
These are the ladies who are bustin’ booty on your wedding day and taking care of everything to ensure your day is absolutely perfect. The CWBM team is skilled and hard working but we also have the personalities that you want around you on your wedding day! We love to have fun and think that your wedding day should be just that .. fun, not tense and stressful! We take pride in delivering the best possible wedding day experience to our couples and their families.
Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit about us! We can’t wait to work with you!!
(all photos by Ben Elsass Photography)