Native to Arizona, Skye has spent time with her family as a mid-Westerner and also in Mississippi, Virginia, and North Carolina.  She has come “home”, returning to Arizona recently with her husband and beloved pet, a Jack Russell Terrier. While interested in elementary education and business management Skye presently enjoys the “hands-on” approach and creativity with wedding and event planning at Kate & Company. Skye loves family, friends (well actually everybody), her faith, being creative and she embraces the adventures that life brings her way. She has been able to focus on her lifelong dream of becoming an Event Planner over the past few years and hopes to continue working toward her dream career. She hopes that with each of her events she is able to bring as much happiness to clients and guests as her passion brings to her. Skye is our newest Kate & Co. team member, when she isn’t busy with events she likes being active outdoors, anything crafty and being with the ones she loves.

What is your current favorite wedding trend?
There are so many to choose from, but I think that having unique food options is one of my current favorite wedding trends. Along with that being said I also love how people are going back to the tradition and formality of weddings. Kind of contradicts each other but hey, it works!

What is the biggest piece of advice you would give a couple planning their wedding?
Don’t sweat the small things that can go wrong, they can always be fixed. In the end you are marrying the love of your life.

What is your favorite part of weddings?
May sound cheesy, but my favorite part of the wedding is the reaction of the bride and groom (mostly groom) have when they first see each other on their wedding day. Whether it be a first look or just seeing each other as the bride walks down the aisle it never fails to be my favorite moment.

Favorite season for a wedding?
I would have to say Autumn. This is just because it is my favorite time of year in general. Spring is a close second for my favorite wedding season.

What made you want to work in the wedding industry?
I wanted to work in the wedding industry because I love people and making people happy. It is what brings joy to my life.  Also, because a wedding involves so many of the things in life I enjoy to do. From the food, to being creative, the photography and helping people with the happiest day of their life.

What is your favorite “wow factor” décor item? (i.e. lighting, florals, specialty linen, etc.)?
The bride’s dress.

What is your current favorite wedding color pallet?
How can you choose just one?! I think it depends on the day and the wedding and the location.

Do you prefer a first look or for the couple to see each other for the first time at the ceremony?
I prefer the couples to have their first look at the ceremony. Although, I think the first look before is cute and sweet, keeping with traditions and what I have always known, at the ceremony is my preference.

Favorite bride in history? (i.e. Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, etc.)
I do not think I have ever had a favorite, but Grace Kelly was STUNNING!

Favorite flower?
Favorite flower hands down in a sunflower. For a wedding I love sunflowers but I also love anything pastel with a lot of greenery! Especially peonies, baby breath (or lily of the valley for something a little more large).  And not a big fan of roses.

Favorite wedding movie? Favorite movie?
Favorite Movie – it is a tie between The Wedding Planner, The Proposal well how can you choose? They are all great. But those two are most definitely a top two. And as far as favorite movie it depends on the genre. I just love movies!

Favorite book?
Nicholas Sparks and Thriller Movies!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Real-estate agent, Just because that is what my mom did and I wanted to do everything she did.