I am so excited to have a summer intern joining come+together! Eden will be a great addition to the team and I can’t wait to show her the ropes and get her excited about the industry. You’ll be hearing from Eden through out the summer :)
After spending an afternoon flipping through The Knot, and seeing the incredible spread on Katrina’s wedding, I knew I had to work with her. Therefore, I am so thrilled to say that I am working with Katrina this summer to begin my journey into the event planning industry!
My name is Eden Ellis. I am currently attending the University of South Carolina studying to graduate with a major in Tourism Management with a concentration in Event Management. I am apart of the few Charlotte born & bred, and I am happy to be back in the beautiful queen city for the summer doing something that I am growing to love more and more every day.
When applying to USC, I had to apply to a certain college, which also meant that I had to choose a major to start out with. I had no clue what I wanted to do. So I sat down and wrote down the things that I loved doing, and the things that I felt I was truly talented at. I have been in love with weddings for as long as I can remember. The thought of getting to work with people during the one of happiest time of their lives has always appealed to me. I looked into the Hospitality, Retail & Tourism Management School and found out that I could go to school studying the business behind event management. That’s when I knew that I was going to the right school. I have finally escaped the fear of sciences and math and found the joy in learning about what I love– catering to other people.
I always thought that being a wedding planner was too good to be true. Now that I am interning with Katrina, I am getting to see that this dream job is possible– and so far she has made it seem pretty awesome. I am so excited to learn all about the business part of event planning, and learn about the actual work that goes in with all of the fun. I am looking forward to writing about the things I learn from Katrina and the experiences I have throughout this internship! This is going to be an incredible learning experience, and I am going to take in all that I can!