Just prior to the busy holiday season Uniquely Yours principal planner, Karry Castillo, was a featured industry expert on the new blog, Central Florida Bride Style where she shared her thoughts regarding the wedding planning process…
From planning large celebrity affairs to intimate seaside ceremonies, Uniquely Yours has the knowledge, credentials, experience and creativity to ensure an enjoyable and stress free planning experience. They welcome the opportunity to work with you as you plan your signature “Uniquely Yours” wedding!
What made you want to become a wedding specialist and how did you get started in the business?
“I used to be a teacher… I planned special events and offered community support where needed so being able to visualize events as the big picture has always been a valued trait of mine. After I adopted my second child, I stopped working to spend more time with my family and one day I decided to go back to what I love… event planning. I received my proper credentials from the ACPWC (Association of Certified Professionals Wedding Consultants) and because I knew that I needed to learn from first-hand experience, I approached every vendor I could find to see if they needed help or if I could just shadow them for a day… anything just so I could learn! I came to realize very quickly that I love to see the evolution of an event, from start to finish… what an accomplished feeling that is!”
Do you have a style icon? If so, who and why?
“I would have to say Tara Guerard, owner of Tara Guerard Soiree in Charleston. She is the epitome of southern grace and hospitality. She would definitely be my style choice for weddings!”
Describe yourself in 3 words
“Confident, creative and observant. I have a “watch before you leap” kind of outlook with life, I like to evaluate things before I do them”
Describe your business in 3 words
“Oh, I think I have more than 3… I hope that’s ok! I would say client-focused, unique in our approach, professional and organized.”
What would you say sets yourself apart from other wedding designers?
“I would definitely say one of the most important factors about us is the individualistic, hands-on venture that a bride will experience with the Uniquely Yours team. We have style sheets for each couple ensuring we don’t miss a beat. We won’t take more than 2 weddings per weekend so we are able to focus on the client, we don’t want to be a wedding machine just pumping out weddings!”
What would be Karry’s perfect day off?
“I have two adopted daughters, ages 11 and 6… I would love to spend my day off on the beach with a book in my hands and my daughters alongside me”
What piece of advice would you like to give to a newly engaged couple?
“Get both families involved from the beginning, this is a very important time for you and taking the time to enjoy this experience allows you to enjoy the process and celebrate your engagement”