I first met Angie in 2012 when we chatted via skype to discuss her upcoming wedding. At the time Angie was living in London, and I was very much in the ‘Wedding Photographer’ phase of my business journey. We connected instantly and I knew that Angie & James’ wedding would be one that stood out in my wedding photography career. Of course, that’s exactly what happened – thanks to the beauty, kindness and authenticity of both Angie and James, and also because of Angie’s keen eye for design. I mean – the decor and styling for their wedding was meticulous. We’ve remained in contact over the years and I’ve seen how Angie has put her natural talent for design to good use in their lovely home and garden renovations, so I was thrilled when she emailed me recently to say that she’s left her corporate career and is going to start something of her own which incorporates her creative talents. I’m so thrilled that Angie’s being courageous enough to bet on her design skills and I just know that she’s going to be amazingly successful in this journey. Just take a look at her gorgeous styling for her recent Personal Branding shoot…
Please read more about Angie’s innovative endeavours and support her in whichever way you can. This girls is going places!!
I am an Eco-Planner, Designer and Coordinator, focusing specifically on weddings. I design beautiful and bespoke wedding’s that incorporate eco-conscious and drought friendly elements into a couple’s wedding day. Having seen a need in the market, I am absolutely passionate about all things green and sustainable. I am interested in working on engagement parties and corporate events. I have a keen eye for detail and a creative flair and I am a lover of pretty things. Going green for an event does not mean that the event will have no style, to the contrary, it can be beautiful in every way, shape and form, it’s just the way that we consider things that is done a little differently! I have recently started a blog where I provide eco-tips for weddings, have a look https://www.
Who’s your target market?
Newly engaged local and international couples that are interested in doing things greener and in a more sustainable way. I am also interested in partnering with corporates that also want to lessen the carbon footprint.
What problem of theirs do you solve?
I want to take the stress out of planning a wedding and make it as seamless as possible, and help them reduce waste in the process, make it more sustainable and have a positive effect on the environment.
How do you make their lives (and the world) better?
By combining elements that make their personalities shine and a day that will leave a life long impression on them and their guests. By helping them select elements that reduce the impact on our environment.
What makes your product/service/business different?
I saw a need to make a difference to find ways to plan weddings and events that are eco-conscious and sustainable.
Why do you do what you do?
I am passionate about creating beauty in an eco-friendly way. I love designing and creating and I am a highly organized individual
How do you stay motivated?
Creativity motivates me. I keep abreast of new ideas by constantly researching through various platforms and I follow some inspirational people across the globe.
What has been your biggest challenge on your career/business journey & how did you overcome it?
Deciding to start this business!! I decided to dive in and so far I have had an incredibly positive response.
What would you do differently if you could start your journey again?
I would have started sooner!
What advice would you give other women, either starting out or already in their business/career?
Don’t overthink it, have a plan and clear goals. Keep learning by doing courses and follow inspiring people and podcasts. I’ve recently discovered “How I Built this”. This podcast features incredible people that started the likes of Instagram, Ben & Jerries, AirBnB, Dermalogica etc. Their stories all carry the same thread, they knocked on many doors and never gave up. My favourite was listening to the founder of Dermalogica as she is Scottish born, but lived in Cape Town for a few years, before founding Dermalogica in the US. I could really resonate with her. Her advice was to have a skill that you can use anywhere in the world – hers is beauty therapy!
What’s next for you and your journey?
I cannot wait to work with international and local clients, to make their dreams come true with the most memorable oCafinnate Academysion.
What does confidence mean to you?
Knowing your self worth, understanding it and never sell yourself short.
What was your expectation for the photo shoot?
To create a personal brand for my new business. The images were the catalyst for the launch of my business as it has showcased me in my element. It gave me the confidence that anything is possible.