The Hitching Post
1079 Life is excited to bring you The Hitching Post, a regular column about weddings, events, people and life. Sonya is the director of Heavenly Weddings so make her feel welcome!
Have you ever had a blinding moment of inspiration, a flash of illumination on what you were supposed to do with your life? No? Yeah, me neither. The direction my life has taken seems to be more of a slow burn 🙂
I’ve always loved to organise. Pretty much anything… filing cabinets, kitchen pantries (except my own), budgets, recipes, any kind of gathering. At parties I’m far happier in the background making sure things run smoothly than out in the crowd, always have been. It’s definitely come in handy now that I’m a mum of a very busy nearly two year old!
I don’t know what it is about weddings, but there’s something contagious about two people planning an enduring life and future together; that excitement, that fresh spark of love. Somewhere along the line, planning weddings and other social events just became part of who I am, not just what I do.
I remember planning my own wedding at 21; there were so many options, so many suppliers, so many ideas. So little time and so many bridal magazines with timelines, budgets and checklists. It was overwhelming. I wish I knew then what I know now, and I think that is very much part of the reason why I am a wedding planner. At some point, I realised that my love of weddings, financial/project management experience and creativity with designing beautiful events made a great wedding planning combo.
The idea behind The Hitching Post was for a friendly face in all the online event clutter. Somewhere to find down to earth discussion on wedding and event ideas, trends, etiquette, do’s (and maybe a few don’ts) as well as a close-up look at some of my recent events. I’d love to hear from you – questions or topics you’d like explored.
Sonya of Heavenly Weddings is an Adelaide-based wedding and event planner with 8 years’ experience, who was born organised (just ask her friends). She loves to exceed her clients’ expectations, making sure every event is flawless – right down to the last little detail.
13/10/2016 / Kit Densley