Last week Design Assistant Holly Carney discussed how great organization is the root of a successful event. Continuing with our series Life of an Intern is Tara Pattison. Tara gives us her viewpoint on working as an assistant for the past 8 seasons! Applying her Interior Design skills to enhance our events. Tara is a graduate of Interior Design at Fanshawe College and runs her own Interior Design company. She has a love for Eco design and recently worked on a team building an Eco Home for Habitat for Humanity. I love this image of Tara from a recent photo shoot.
Tara…I started at working with eventdecorator.com over 8 years ago, near the beginning of their career when the company was still known as Decorations For all Occasions. I was in my second year in Fanshawe College and needed a co-op position as part of my diploma requirements. I wanted to learn and gain experience in all aspects of design and what better job is there than assisting with decor for weddings! One of the most important days of our lives. Over the years the company has grown, changed named and expanded its design style and horizons. I loved being a part of it the whole way.
My favourite part about this career is making our client’s day more beautiful and helping them to create a wonderful atmosphere for all their family and friends. Such an important job…creating a moment in time. I love seeing the way that couples style and personality are expressed through the decor of the wedding, no two are alike. I think it is a great way for two people to join their lives together, and not just by paper but by the love they show each other. I have been lucky to be able to witness some of the ceremonies and see the party continue into the wee hours of the night. The joy and excitement that flowers, design, beautiful colours and soft candlelight bring to both Bride and Groom. I get to share their happiness and help make the environment reflect how they feel.
The hard work and sometimes-long hours are always worth it, to see what you have been able to help create. My fellow staff members are always so much fun to work with. Lots of laughter, hard work and some silliness, together make this job amazing!
Create your moment in time!
Tara Pattison, Design Assistant