Tuesday, February 18, 2014

THE INTERN: KELSY


Hi there! My name is Kelsy and I am the Intern here at C and D Events. I have been the C and D intern for a little less than a year now and I am having the time of my life. Weddings are so much fun! I am incredibly blessed to be working with such an encouraging and talented team. Here is a look at my journey with C and D:

How did you become the intern at C and D?

My connection to C and D began in high school when I met Becca (she was my High School small group leader). We then developed a friendship as I moved into my college years. Becca would mention how she was working weddings with an event planning company and this sparked my interest. I absolutely LOVE to plan, I seriously find excuses to plan in my free time. So, I asked about potential internships, fell in love with Courtney and Dana and the rest is history.

Now, what do you do as an Intern?

One thing that I absolutely love about C and D is that they really respect and value their interns. When you boil it down I basically have two main tasks as an Intern; I assist with Day of Wedding coordination, and I help with smaller projects and tasks that need to be done during the week. The Day of coordination is fun, hard, and exciting work. I help with everything from setting up the reception site to welcoming guests to even driving to the store to grab ice when the bartender has run out. It is a fast pace job that keeps me on my toes. Other than day of coordination, I work on a lot of smaller projects and tasks during the week. This could be inputting a design layout for a wedding to organizing all of the glassware in our inventory (did I mention that I love organizing too?). So, yes as an intern I get to do a lot more than copy papers and go on coffee runs.

What do you do besides C and D?

You could say that my “full time job” right now is being a student. I am a junior in the Textiles program at North Carolina State University (Go Pack!). College is a blast and I am trying to soak up every minute of it while I am still here. I am thankful for supportive friends and family who keep me going on a daily basis. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors. When the weather is nice I love to hike, bike, rock climb, kayak or just go to the park. There are few things I enjoy more in life than appreciating the beauty that God has created. I am also very involved with my local church and love serving with the incredible people I have met. I also really enjoy a good meal and have learned to be creative with cooking in my dorm room!

What are your thoughts on marriage?

This is an interesting question for me to answer since I am not married. I only know what I know through observing and listening to wise men and women who give me advice. From what I understand, marriage is a beautiful, challenging, rewarding commitment that you can make to another person. It seems like in reality it is not that fairy tale romance you may see in the movies, somehow it is even better, even more fulfilling. It appears to me that it is somewhere in between, falling in love with your best friend, working through difficult life things with them by your side and purely enjoying the blessing that you have in one another. Yeah, I imagine it might require a lot of work and effort but is that not all worth it to be with the one you love? I am like a sponge trying to soak up all the advice I can get before I get married.  

Florence, Italy Summer 2013

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