We had the good fortune of connecting with Rhonda Green and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rhonda, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I started my own business so that I could focus on my true passion, which is wedding and event planning. I planned events for 20 years on the side while I worked a corporate job but took a leap of faith in 2018 to launch Color Me In Events. I enjoy helping couples create the wedding of their dreams and putting together event design to celebrate special moments for my clients. The best part of working with my clients is seeing their joy with the end result. Getting to that goal is why I wanted to focus all my energy into my business instead of keeping it a side gig.
What should our readers know about your business?
Color Me In Events specializes in comprehensive wedding planning, micro weddings, month of coordination, private parties, and event design in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. For engaged couples, I offer full-scale event planning and design. I also provide floral design and rentals, allowing me to focus all my efforts in-house to build an end-to-end design plan for my clients. My specialty is focusing on incorporating my client’s personality into every design, as well as ensuring their guests have a unique experience. I’m most proud of and excited about having moved from just offering wedding and event planning services to incorporating floral design and rentals. I find many clients appreciate reducing their vendor list and having one source for their overall design. Starting your own business is not for the faint at heart! Moving from a structured corporate job to being an entrepreneur has proven challenging in the areas of creating a cadence in my schedule to ensure I was prioritizing tasks to support the vision I have for my clients by learning marketing techniques, leveraging social media, and finding the best tools to facilitate successful client management. It’s taken about a year and half to truly feel like I have my feet under me and that I am moving forward in a consistent stride. Ultimately, my story is one of a servant’s heart in support of my clients. My role as a planner and designer is not to “take over,” but to work with each client to transform their vision into reality, and then pleasantly surprise them with added details that raise that reality to the next level. Design is more than pulling colors and flowers together, it’s creating a cohesive look and feel that is seamless and showcases the personality of the client.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week-long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Dallas has so many various areas to see! From the Arts District to Deep Ellum to our awesome shopping malls and eateries, a week is not long enough to experience it! Day 1 – Walking tour of the Red Brick District and historical landmarks nearby like the JFK Memorial and Book Depository, Dealy Plaza, the Red Brick Courthouse and Union Station. Day 2 – Visit the Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures in Pioneer Plaza, including a walk by the Kay Bailey Hutchison Conference Center, Dallas City Hall, and Omni Hotel. Some bar hopping in Deep Ellum would round out the night. Day 3 – Downtown browsing at Neiman Marcus and other area shops, visiting the Giant Eyeball, lunch at The Woolworth, and a visit to Thanksgiving Square. Leaving downtown, we would drive north to NorthPark Mall for a little more shopping, then cruise through the SMU campus and stop for a coffee or smoothie at a just off campus student hangout. Day 4 – Daytime drive through Deep Ellum to get a better view of the art and architecture, then over to the Bishop Arts District to visit the shops, have lunch at Lockhart Smokehouse and experience their famous BBQ, shop some more, then a break for something yummy at a nearby dessert shop. Day 5 – Our final day would be spent touring the Dallas Museum of Art, walking to the front of the Dallas Opera House, and taking our picture in the middle of the B_G letters there, then wrapping it up by having a picnic in Klyde Warren Park in the middle of the Dallas Arts District.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My fiancé has truly been my biggest cheerleader and supporter. He pushes me to be great, especially when I doubt myself. He is my strength and truly puts my happiness before his. He is my counselor and best friend as well as part of my event planning team! He is with me at every event and applies his catering experience to assist me in making sure everything we do is with excellence. I’m so grateful to have him in my life! My family has also been very supportive of me and cheers me on with each accomplishment!
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