Hello, I'm Bonnie Hawthorne
Thank you for stopping by!
I'm a 23+ year US Air Force veteran, wife, mom, and entrepreneur with a corny sense of humor.
Your wedding day is important!
Being surrounded by your family and friends as you say your wedding vows is reassuring.
But, when the music stops and the lights are off the most important thing is that you and your spouse enjoyed the experience and you didn’t have to go into debt to achieve it.
You know what lights me up? Making couples feel, own, and celebrate their uniqueness, because sometimes this journey called life can be stressful and lonely.
Have you ever had to tell a friend they couldn’t attend your wedding of only 30 people? Trust me, it’s not always fun. But if I can be the person to help make that journey of planning your intimate wedding a pleasant experience to remember, then I’ll consider my job done.
I wasn't always a Wedding Planner: I started planning and producing events twenty years ago while I was in the military, and I've been privileged to work with some of the best experts in this industry. After retiring from the Air Force, I worked for a Fortune 500 company and later I was appointed as the executive assistant to Coach Nick Saban at the University of Alabama. Here I was responsible for overseeing the organization of meetings, special events, speaking engagements and recruits’ visits.
While the corporate life provided a steady income, I knew deep down that I wanted to manage my own business. After relocating to Atlanta, one thing I noticed was that weddings were mainly geared towards the traditional couples, who were looking for large 100+ guest events. There was very little being offered for the non-traditional couples, who were looking for an intimate wedding at a unique venue, with just their closest friends and family.
In 2015, I decided to start my event planning company, with a focus on couples looking for elopements, micro weddings and out of the box experiences.