Meet Michaela, the Heart behind L & P

Hi, I’m Michaela, the heart behind Lovely & Planned!

About three weeks ago I officially launched my website and, by implication, Lovely & Planned too! Even though my business journey started about a year ago, it wasn’t official until my website launch.  It felt sooo great finally shouting out to the world that my doors are officially open!!  That moment was crazy, and wonderful and exciting but also frightening because now, I am officially a business owner!! And honestly, that is a bit scary!! But that’s another topic for a whole different blog. Today I want you to meet me, the heart behind Lovely & Planned!

My family

First things first, I’m happily married to Georg my wonderful, supporting husband! We got married 4 years ago, but have known each other already for 14(!). And our wedding day, (caution: cliché!!) was the happiest day of my life!!

Another very important “man” in my life is Jaspi, our 10-year-old spitz-spaniel mix. He’s been our furry best friend for almost 6 years and since I have started my biz journey, he has been my most loyal (and only) team member. He was also our “dog of honor” at our wedding and even though, he wasn’t our ring bearer (we just didn’t trust him enough and still don’t) I’m so glad he was part of our big day!!

We are a very adventurous family, we LOVE to travel and explore new cultures, food, and way of lives. But at the end of the day, it’s the small things like picnics in the park or fooling around with Jaspi that make our days!

My secret sauce to master life

Food. No, I’m just kidding, but I really love food: weekend brunches, cupcakes, Indian and Thai food, vegan food and Italian… ah, what the heck, I love it all!!

More things that fuel my fire are long morning walks when the world around me is still asleep, reading good (thrilling) books, and love poetry (by the way my favorite poem of all time is My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun by Shakespeare).

My Why

You are probably wondering WHY I became an event planner in the first place and why I’m focusing on weddings and baby celebrations! Now here the whole but (sorry for that!!) boring truth:

I have always had a love for aesthetics, for planning and organizing! And the idea for Lovely & Planned started to take shape with my own wedding in 2015. I spent hours talking to vendors, picking a color scheme, choosing invitations… and along the way, I realized that I truly loved it, every single step of it!! I loved it so much that even on my wedding day, it was hard for me to hand over the reins. So, after my own wedding was over, becoming a wedding planner was the most natural and logic thing for me to do.

The passion for baby celebrations developed a bit later and quite unexpectedly with my first event. This happened to be a baby’s 1st birthday. The minute I sat down to create a mood board for this baby girl, I was caught in the cute world of pink and blue and fluffy toys and tiny socks, and adorable cakes…. I just loved it as much as I loved planning weddings!!

So that’s the story behind Lovely & Planned! It’s my dream come true!! My passion, my love!

And now that you know more about me, the heart behind Lovely & Planned, I’d love to get to know you! What’s your passion?? Are you married? Do you have children? Any pets? Tell me all about it!!

Love,

Michaela

Photo Credits: Anouk Fotografeert

Caution, family photos ahead 🙂

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