Christie & PJ
Going Lovely is an AMAZING amazing Event Design and Coordination team/company. These two lovely friends created and formed Going Lovely out of a joy of things beautiful and lovely. These two fabulous ladies have so many creative and unique ideas to help your dream wedding come to life from beginning to end! I love the fact that they do practically everything vintage, rustic and whimsical and it is all breathtakingly awesome! I promise you brides, couples, families, friends hiring Going Lovely for your wedding or event will be one of the best decisions that you could make, to ensure that your wedding or event is memorable, unique, creative, and have your guests talking for years to come! So what are you waiting for… Call them today! 🙂
Name, Company, Role:
Going Lovely – Event design & Coordination
Partners – Christie & PJ
What is the purpose of Going Lovely?
We at Going Lovely have a passion for making things lovely, inspiring creativity, and helping others’ dreams become a reality. Nothing gets us going more than a great project and making an average space shine. We’ve realized that while most people enjoy pretty things, not everyone has the same passion for putting it all together and making it happen. That’s where we come in!
How do brides benefit when working with you?
Weddings are such an important event that involve lots of time and planning and can sometimes be a little stressful – especially for the couples who don’t have the time or who may not be as into planning or designing. We offer a few different packages that benefit all brides with different needs.
Full planning & design- We handle everything from finding the venue, handpicking vendors and designing all the details, to handling all of the day of setup and coordination.
Full design & partial planning – This is for the bride that already has their venue picked and vendors chosen but really needs help designing the details and making it all happen. We offer full design and help manage the vendors and timeline leading up to the big day and are there for setup and coordination to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Day of coordination & setup – There are tons of talented brides out there who love to craft and DIY. For the brides who have their design all laid out but need someone with their same “eye” to put it all together day, we can do that too!
What made you want to begin Going Lovely?
PJ – I’ve always known that I wanted to have a job where I’m constantly creating something new. I loved the work I did with Anthropologie and Bloomingdales following art school, but hoped to someday work for myself and have creative freedom. I started to read a lot of wedding blogs when I got engaged and knew that I wanted to have a unique and handmade wedding. I then realized that doing this for others would be the perfect opportunity to continue to follow my passion and live out my dream.
Christie – Growing up I always loved designing and decorating (I was constantly rearranging my room and sewing for my dolls), but I didn’t end up pursuing that creative drive.
However it happened, I found my way into Corporate America. But that drive was renewed once I discovered the world of decorating design blogs and it continued while planning and hand-crafting my own wedding. I didn’t want the planning to end once the wedding was over (which is when I realized I’m somewhat unique!) and wanted to find a way to pursue my passion and creative interests. Once I met PJ, things with Going Lovely fell into place and I couldn’t be happier doing what we do!
How long have you been in business?
Since August 2010.
What inspires you?
We find inspiration everywhere! It’s amazing where we end up drawing our inspiration. All we have to do is open our eyes and put forth the tiniest amount of effort and we can pick it up everywhere. We are addicted to blogs, Pinterest, travelling, nature, music, “treasure hunting” at thrift stores and flea markets, art, and of course by all of the other talented individuals in the industry.
What advice would you give to someone just beginning in your field of the wedding industry?
Biggest piece of advice would be to just go for it and follow your passion! If you really love what you do and work hard, things will fall into place. It’s also really important to make sure you’re doing things for the right reasons. It’s tough work starting a business and you really have to love what you do and stay motivated. Getting to know others in the industry and learning from them is also hugely beneficial.