Chelsea Acker

event planner , wedding planner

"I Do" Plan Weddings.

My name is Chelsea Acker, This past summer along with being a student of Quality of Course I have been working, planning and setting up weddings at a local vineyard. This year I will be graduating with a major of event management and minor in event planning. I absolutely love the wedding and events industry I can't imagine having any other job that would enjoy this much.

In high school I was on the leadership team that planned all of our school dances and events. during college I worked for the Hilton Hotel in catering and banquets, there I experienced all different types of events from Christmas parties, corporate meetings/dinners, job fairs, and of course weddings. I enjoyed seeing how things work behind the scenes of events because that is the first step in understanding how the industry works.
My most recent job has been working for Eola Hills Viticulture Center, here I have worked many weddings where I learned very quickly that no two weddings are alike. Meeting with the brides has to be one of my favorite parts of the planning process (other than the actual event itself) getting to sit down with the bride and groom to get a feel for what their perfect day would look like. I love the energy that a bride brings to that first meeting where everything is fresh and exciting and I can brainstorm with her to come up with ideas that would make this special day personal and express the couples personality.