What motivated you to start Christina Currie Events?
I’ve always had a passion for entertaining, fine food, and decor. Starting my own business in the event industry gave me the opportunity to work with people who share the desire to help others celebrate. It’s a great feeling when the vision we create with our clients comes to life as planned.
I wanted to create a work environment that was safe, enriching, and motivating for others. My first experiences in the workplace did not live up to my expectations. It was important to me to build a small business that gave others a voice and opportunity to expand on their talents.
What makes CCE different from other event planning companies?
We are a boutique style event planning service that offers design and management. We are careful to focus on a select number of weddings and celebrations per month, allowing us to give 100% of our attention to our clientele.
Every client has a unique story. We provide an individualized planning journey in order to ensure that they receive customized events. Building and maintaining strong relationships is important to us. We love being a part of our clients' many lifetime celebrations.
How did the CCE ladies handle the pandemic?
In the beginning, we dedicated our time to counseling our clients while moving their events to a safer date.
We formed a group with local businesses and promoted their services through our social network platform. We encouraged local followers to work with small businesses.
Simultaneously, we were able to revamp our marketing and social media plan. It was a time for us to be creative and improve our systems.
Have you experienced failures in your career that have helped you grow?
Absolutely, and I truly believe without those failures CCE wouldn’t be where it is today.
Acknowledging our mistakes and evaluating failed experiments with honesty is crucial to running a successful business. When challenges arise we stay calm, learn through them, and become even stronger.
What does the future look like for CCE now that the pandemic is getting under control?
Our vision is clearer than ever! We will continue to provide exquisite experiences for our clients. We will be moving forward with our destination experiences as the world opens up once again.
Until then, we are building our portfolio of local and destination events within the US. There are many stunning destinations within our country.
With a little creativity and vision, we will provide experiential long weekends of celebration for that intimate guest count.
We are taking full advantage of many hidden gems including beaches, Tuscan-style villas, mountain view resorts and southern charm mansions that exist and are ready for memorable moments!
Photography by: Photography by: Christina Currie Events, Inc. -- edited to: Ann & Kam Photography and Cinema , Christopher Todd Studios, Collin Pierson Photography (Florence image)