Happy Monday!! We’re starting the week off with our first One on One Interview of 2015! I’m definitely looking forward to picking back up with this feature as it is both and informative for engaged couples. Latoya Keys, a Chicago native and owner from Elle Kay Events stopped by today to share her expertise on wedding trends, misconceptions about wedding planners and more.
CBB: Tell me more about your business and how you got started? Elle Kay Events is a Chicago based event planning company that specializes in celebratory events. I began planning events for friends and family because I enjoyed planning. I credit my grandmother for my innate event planning skills. She was always planning something – a block club party, a holiday gathering, a social outing for her friends. After a few years of planning events for friends and family a very close friend of mine suggested that I start my own business and get paid for my talents. At first I was not interested in owning my own business because I didn’t want to lose the fun of planning events. This same friend, who is a graphic designer and small business owner, would often help me with my events. One day she created my logo, built my website, ordered me some business cards and created me a Google number and boom…I was a business owner. Without her push, Elle Kay would not exist today.