I am often asked, “How did you get started in the wedding business?”
It began when I was a young girl. I grew up in rural North Carolina and was part of a large family. My cousin Diane was getting married and I wanted to be her flower girl. I dreamed that walking down the aisle in a cute dress and tossing flowers just before Diane appeared, would be magical. Sadly, I was too shy to ask and someone else was chosen. At a family event in 2016, I finally told Diane how much of an impact her wedding made on my life. She was very excited to hear my story and began recalling her wedding day. Before I left to come back to Florida she offered me her wedding dress.
In 2012 my co-worker Janice met Jimmy. They fell in love and got engaged. Janice and I talked about her March 2013 wedding during lunch breaks. It was fun listening to her ideas and offering advice. She knew I was a Florida notary and asked if I would officiate her ceremony. My answer was “YES”.
After Janice’s wedding, it was clear officiating and planning weddings was the right path for me. I decided on a company name, bought business cards, got a business license, insurance and began networking with local vendors and venues.
September 2018 will begin my 6th year in business. I also own Florida Event and Wedding Planning Services, Inc.
I am an ordained wedding minister, Florida notary, member of National Association of Professional Women, a member of Wedding Officiants of America, and a graduate of Vero Beach High School . . . go Fighting Indians. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
“I love weddings. Always have. Always will.”
-Robin G. Patton