Thursday, September 10, 2009

Executive Assistant or Assistant to the Executive???

So I have some wonderful news.....I GOT A JOB!!! Remember those 2 interviews I talked about in my last posting, well RSVP Catering, a full-service catering and event planning firm, e-mailed me and asked me to contact the CEO Larry when I got a chance. Well I was so nervous to call him, because I didn't want rejection, but kept reassuring myself that rejection would probably come from an e-mail and not a phone call. So I picked up the phone and called. He told me that he would like to make me an offer and would be e-mailing it to me sometime that day and asked me to review the offer and get back to him. First, can I just say I felt so grown up haha I mean I've never been E-MAILED an OFFER for a job; this is the real deal :) So I looked over everything and I thought I was interviewing for the position of an Executive Assistant, but turns out that he wants me to only be an Executive Assistant for 3 months and then wants to make me an Account Executive!!!! That means I would have my own clients!!! He wants me to do corporate events for the first year and then wants me to do weddings and social events after that! It's perfect!! I mean I have lots to learn for training, and I'm super nervous, but I think I can do this. The company is based out of Fairfax, VA and we do events in all the DC, VA and MD areas. The company owns their own warehouse called Signature Party Rentals were we make our own linens, event decor, furniture, tablewares and etc. We basically focus on catering, but we will do anything a client wants including decor, lighting, flowers, and everything. I feel that it's the perfect start for me and I didn't know that it was possible that I could be doing exactly what I wanted right out of college :) I'm ecstatic!! So I start this coming Monday, Sept. 14 and my first 2 weeks (I got my schedule already) are killer, as in I'm going to die lol. For the first 2 weeks I will be doing everything from learning the computer system, to doing tastings, to working in the warehouse, on the loading dock and in the kitchen. The plan is to learn how every single thing works, so that I will be able to explain it to clients. I can't believe this is all happening, and I will be sure to keep everyone up to date on my NEW JOB! All I can say is I feel like one of the luckiest girls alive, I don't know what I did to deserve this blessing, but I love it!!!

Ok so now I have to tell you guys that just last weekend I attended one of the sweetest, most touching and funnest (I know it's not a word) weddings I have ever been to. One of my best friends here in DC, Paula Chrin, got married to the love of her life Troy Dibley. The wedding was in Salisbury, NC and took place on Sept. 5. So on Thursday, Sept. 3 I drove to Salisbury to attend her wedding and be there for some of the festivities before. I was sad that my honey, Ryan, couldn't come, but he had LSAT prep course on Saturday and also had work all day Friday, but he was missed very much. Well the whole weekend of the wedding was jam packed with fun festivities and lots of laughter. It was my first time ever meeting Paula's family and Troy's family. Troy's mom and step-father live in Salisbury and the wedding took place in their backyard, which is gorgeous. Their house is amazing and now I can truly say that I know exactly why Paula and Troy picked to get married there. Well to be short, I just fell in love with both families. Troy's family, with whom Paula is so close to, treated me like family and I loved every minute that I spent with everyone. It was so fun to put faces with the names of people Paula talks about and to share such a special moment in 2 peoples lives. On Friday, all the girls got pedicures and manicures and then the rehearsal dinner was that night at a gorgeous and delicious Italian restaurant. After the rehearsal dinner we headed back to the house and had a little welcome party for all the guests that were coming to the wedding. On Saturday, the day of the wedding, there was a Ladies Brunch at a local Bed and Breakfast, and then it was off to get Paula ready. And yes, I did Paula's hair and make-up. Although we did so many trial runs, I was still super nervous, because I'm not a hair genius, and this was such a big day, but everything worked out perfect and she looked beyond stunning. It was so wonderful to be there helping her and getting her ready for her big day; I am so grateful that she let me be apart of everything. I know this is going to sound so weird and cheesy, but after I was finished doing her hair and make-up and she put on her dress, me and her mother-in-law looked at her and I started to tear up, I know bad huh lol but I couldn't help it, she looked so beautiful and so happy. Well after we got her ready I ran next door and got ready in 20 min lol I know a record for me. The ceremony then started and it was amazing. I had never been to a non lds wedding before and can I just say that a wedding ceremony is such a beautiful thing. All the symbolism and the moment the groom sees the bride in her dress for the first time is so special. It made me wish that I had done a ceremony and then was sealed in the temple :) After the ceremony, I mingled and met lots of new people and then proceeded to the reception. I'm not going to take to much longer, but all I have to say about the reception was the food was delicious, the people were wonderful and EVERYONE, including me, danced the entire time. The music played was the best because it was a mix of old and new and every song people knew the words :) We all had so much fun, and although I didn't know anyone there when I got there on Thursday, except the bride and the groom, I left with a lot of friends and laughed and danced with some wonderful and hilarious people. I wish I had pictures of the dancing :) Just for a visual, we all danced to Thriller haha Well below are some pictures of the wedding..ENJOY!!

Talk to you soon!


Ladies Brunch

Starting to set-up in the backyard

Paula & Troy

Setting Up

The Beautiful Bride

Rehearsal Dinner

Paula & Me @ the Rehearsal Dinner

Paula & Troy @ Rehearsal Dinner

Day after wedding Brunch

Arent they sooo cute!

Troy, Paula and me @ the reception


Setting up

Right After the Ceremony


Paula's Bouquet

Waiting for the Bride

Finished product of hair and make-up

Make-up finished, now to the hair :) I love this pic!!


Waif13 said...

Three things.

1)Congrats again on the job!!

2)I'm so glad you are blogging. I love reading about your life. The wedding sounds beautiful

3)I'm going to a wedding on sat with Landon. And I'm so upset that you aren't here to do my hair and make up!

Trent & Brooke said...

Hi Kenna!

I'm so glad you found my blog and now I have yours so we can stay in touch better! You're job seems like a dream- you will have to keep us updated on it!

We are loving Nashville so far, but have only been here a few days! I'm going to try to blog more consistently to keep everyone up to date!

We are just now starting the job hunting process, so we'll see. Trent is a songwriter and would love to do that... but he's also open to management/marketing positions within the industry- or other things related!

It's kind of a crazy move, but we feel good about it so far!

Love you guys, and hope all is well.

love, brooke

Nicole Palmer said...

Congrats on the job!!! It sounds AWESOME. I hope everything goes well & you enjoy it.